Create a MacOS Mojave thumb drive

Yesterday, Apple announced MacOS Mojave at WWDC.

Here is how you can create a bootable MacOS Mojave thumb drive, great for a clean install or multiple installations.

  1. You need a thumb drive that is 8GB or above.
  2. A working developers copy of MacOS Mojave.
  3. Working knowledge of the terminal.

Clear all the data from the thumb drive as this process will format and wipe existing data before proceeding into the installation process.


Open Terminal and run the following command. (Change: The “Untitled” with actual device name).

updated command: to stable from beta.

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled/ /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.14.app--nointeraction

In a few seconds, this should ask you for entering your password, after entering your password the createinstallmedia will proceed to write data on the thumb drive.

This process is not reversible.

That’s all folks.
If you have any questions leave a comment below.

Published by Darryl

A visual effects artist and compositor, self learner, Linux enthusiast and Programmer and can write in Python and Rust. Contributor to open source projects.