By now, you must have downloaded macOS High Sierra developer beta on your Mac. Since it is a developer version, it is in testing phase and developers can play around with the nitty-gritty of this latest operating system. Given the time it takes to download, you wish you could create a macOS High Sierra USB installer so that you can easily install this version to other Macs at your office.
In this information, we will show how you can create a USB install drive from already downloaded High Sierra. You can always use this installer on other machines without re-downloading and keep a copy with you for troubleshooting. So, are you ready to create a macOS 10.13 High Sierra USB installer?
Insert the power cable into your Mac, take a USB drive (8GB or more capacity) and keep a copy of macOS High Sierra at your disposal.
How to Create macOS High Sierra Bootable USB Drive
How to Create macOS 10.13 High Sierra Installer
Step #1: Normally, when you download macOS from App Store, the file gets settled in the Applications folder on your Mac. If you have stored this macOS High Sierra installer somewhere else, you need to move it to the Applications folder. Moreover, do not change the name of default download file: Install macOS High Sierra Beta.
Step #2: Now plug your USB drive. If your drive is not formatted as GUID Partition Map and Mac OS Extended (Journaled), you need to open Disk Utility application and format it. Note that this will remove all data from the drive.
Step #3: Give USB drive a name USB; please ensure that there is no other hardware inserted as the same name.
Step #4: Launch a Terminal window on your Mac and paste the following command.
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.13\ Beta.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ 10.13\ Beta.app –nointeraction
The above command will move the Beta installer to the USB drive and make it bootable.
If you have assigned a different name to macOS High Sierra installer or the USB drive than suggested here, you have to edit the command so that your selected names reflect in the command. Moreover, if you have moved the location of Beta installer from /Applications, you need to edit the command to show its current location.
Step #5: When prompted, type in your account password and the procedure will start. During this process, your USB drive will be unmounted and it will not be seen on Desktop.
Your USB drive will be seen again on Desktop when the process is completed; your Terminal will tell you that the process is finished.
How to Use macOS High Sierra USB Installer
You can use USB installer by booting your Mac; all you need to do is to hold the option/alt (⌥) key.
Your Mac will boot to macOS 10.13 High Sierra Beta install screen and then you can install it wherever you like.