Enable/Disable SIP on unflashed cards

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  1. Squuiid, May 17, 2017
    Last edited: May 18, 2017

    Squuiid macrumors 6502a

    Squuiid

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    How to enable/disable SIP by using single-user recovery mode when using unflashed video cards in a Mac Pro (cMP).

    In order to disable or enable SIP (System Integrity Protection) without being able to see recovery mode and launch the terminal, you can use single-user recovery mode which takes you right into a command prompt.

    Reboot Mac holding down COMMAND R S

    Wait 30-60 seconds depending on how fast your boot disk is.

    Then hit ENTER a few times to get to the command prompt

    To DISABLE SIP:
    type csrutil disable
    Wait 10 seconds
    type reboot

    To ENABLE SIP:
    type csrutil enable
    Wait 10 seconds
    type reboot

    Once back in macOS you can check the status of SIP with the following command:
    csrutil status


    Reasons you might want to temporarily disable SIP on a Mac Pro:

    Enabling Night Shift using NightPatch:
    https://github.com/pookjw/NightPatch

    Enabling Continuity/Apple Watch Unlock using CAT:
    https://github.com/dokterdok/Continuity-Activation-Tool
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

    h9826790

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    Thanks for the sharing.

    However, just an info for others. Unflashed graphics card not necessary means unable to access recovery partition. As long as the card is natively supported in MacOS (e.g. RX460). It will display in recovery partition (holding Command + R during boot). The recovery partition is now displayed by driver, not EFI anymore.
     
  3. Squuiid thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Squuiid

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    #3
    True, I should probably qualify which cards.
    Most unflashed cards ;)
     
  4. owbp macrumors 6502a

    owbp

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    Haha, we're waiting for the list! :p

    Also, i would like to add two more things to
    - Using HDMIAudio (or DP on nVidias):
    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/guide-hdmi-audio.1499797/

    - Using bless in Terminal for choosing startup partition that won't show in StartUp Disk (e.g. booting into EFI Windows install).
     
  5. Squuiid thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Squuiid

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