Here’s how to make a bootable macOS Sonoma USB installer drive the correct and easy way.
Apple’s macOS Sonoma update is now available for download which means that you can put it on your Mac now without waiting any longer. The update has been in beta for months, but it’s now ready for anyone who wants it.
You can of course install macOS Sonoma via the Settings app in macOS right now, but those who want to install via a USB stick can do that as well. That could be handy for restoring a Mac, for example, and here are the steps that you’re going to need to follow. You’re also going to need a USB stick that’s big enough to fit macOS Sonoma on — we’d suggest simply getting the biggest you can, but one that’s at least 16GB.
Assuming that’s all sorted, let’s get started.
Step 1: Open the Terminal application on your Mac.
Step 2: Connect the USB stick to your Mac and rename it to “SonomaUSBStick”.
Step 3: Enter the following command and press return: