Can't Change System Files?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by djtech42, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. djtech42, Jun 9, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015

    djtech42 macrumors 65816

    djtech42

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    Jun 23, 2012
    Location:
    West Chester, OH
    #1
    I'm trying to replace the folder icon in El Capitan, but even after switching to root, I can't remove the GenericFolderIcon.icns file. This must be the "rootless" feature where even the root user can't do certain things. I can see Apple getting a lot of flak for this if it is not possible to disable it. :mad:

    This code in All The Little Things didn't work for me.
    Code:
    sudo nvram boot-args="rootless 0";sudo reboot
    Running
    Code:
    nvram -p | grep rootless
    returns
    Code:
    boot-args    rootless 0
    which shows that the rootless argument is set to false. But if I check it in Disk Utility, it still says it is enabled.

    If someone knows anything about allowing root to become powerful again, please tell me.
     
  2. mfram macrumors 65816

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    Location:
    San Diego, CA USA
    #2
    You're missing an equal sign. 'rootless=0'.
     

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