My Macbook Pro is running macOS Big Sur 11.7.
I’m trying to find a legitimate way, via terminal or app store or some other ‘Apple’ way (no third-party websites, tools, or apps) to download macOS 12 on my unsupported Macbook.
Please note that I am not trying to install it on my unsupported MBP – I just want the Installer.app of Monterey to be in my Applications folder or something.
What I have tried:
I tried using the Terminal command (article source)
softwareupdate --list-full-installers and
softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version x.x.x – however it does not list Monterey. I tried forcing the command by putting the version explicitly even though it wasn’t listed by doing this:
softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 12.0.1
But the terminal throws an error: “Install failed with error: Update not found”
Then I tried the normal method of going to Apple’s website, clicking the App Store Link, opening in App Store, and clicking the ‘Get’ button – which opens up Software Update, which thereafter throws another similar “Update not found” error like Terminal.