Enable night shift unsupported mac

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by sqvarepants, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. sqvarepants macrumors member

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    Hi, I just update my 2011 iMac to 10.12.4, and I've noticed that is not compatible with night shift.

    Ive been looking and found this https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/4398/ but I don't know how to make it on my mac,

    Anyone know an easy way like tweak/app ?
     
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    It might be easier to use the well-known Apple alternative: Flux.
    This is what I plan to continue to use on my 2011 iMac.
     
  3. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm wondering if that can be done too. It doesn't seem like it require special hardware I think it's more like a stupid Apple decision to make older hardware obsolete.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    if night shift requires a newer os, it could be because... it requires a newer os. f.lux is great, same idea. download and run that. simple!
     
  5. sqvarepants thread starter macrumors member

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    I have an iMac from 2011 and I can make things that apple doesn't allow because it's old, like handoff continuity unlock by Apple Watch, night shift sooner or later would be available for unsupported devices, like everything apple decides that your mac its old and you need to buy a new one.

    I only want to ask if some one tried this link o read anything, I know lfux I use it but If i can have it in macOS would be great, not just a function capable by software stupid restriction
     
  6. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by "newer os" ? We are indeed talking about the latest 10.12.4 that doesn't have Night Shift on older devices. And I already tried f.lux but didn't really liked it, I prefer the way Apple makes it, it's much more simple and easier to understand but thanks for the suggestion.
     
  7. fisherking macrumors 603

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    right, got it. but i will say this, i used f.lux for years; set it as a login item, and it works great. outside of being baked into the OS, night shift's end result is not really different than f.lux. not sure what problem you'd have with it...
     
  8. ryanmcv, Mar 27, 2017
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    I followed the steps in the link and it worked perfectly on my early 2011 MacBook Pro. The process is a bit technical, so I created step-by-step instructions to make it easier to follow. You will need to install Xcode or any basic hex editor. Hope this helps someone!

    View the steps here:

    https://pikeralpha.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/4398/#comment-9146
     
  9. sqvarepants thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your guide ryanmcv ,

    I'm trying on my iMac 2011 > 12.1, so I replace "0d" by 12, do all steps but nothing happens, no night shift option
     
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    ....or you could just install f.lux...
     
  12. iOSUser7, Mar 28, 2017
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    Thanks. Will it revert back after system updates or is it permanent after you do it once ?

    EDIT : It works perfectly on my late 2011 MBP by the way. :)
     
  13. ryanmcv macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather use a built-in system process than run another app in the background. My old MPB doesn't need anything else slowing it down.
     
  14. TMRJIJ macrumors 68020

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    It might revert during updates so just keep a backup of it and perhaps you can create a launchdemeon at startup that regularly checks it is was.
     
  15. iOSUser7 macrumors 6502a

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    Alright thanks. MacOS Sierra might be the last update for my MacBook Pro anyway, I can see the next version requiring a 2012 model or later because a lot of new features since Yosemite are absent for the 2011 or older models.
     
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    f.lux is not doing rocket science, it's not going to slow down your mac (or tax it's processors). but really, whatever works.
     
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    Hi, this is my first post, hope I can help you!

    Yesterday I was looking for the same, night shift for my MacBook Pro 13" early 2011 and I found this post (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/confirmed-enable-night-shift-on-2011-imac.2039376/). I followed the steps and it's working perfectly for me. It's very easy, and the only thing I did after I finished the steps was enable the csrutil again (and the patch is still working).

    Hope it works for you as well!
     
  19. sqvarepants thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi!

    any one tried on macOS high Sierra? with the script on github, shows night shift in notification bar, but preferences display tab and configuration didn't work. any news?

    thank you!
     
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    This ^^^
    I prefer f.lux to NightShift, more configurable which I like.
     
  22. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    I prefer the OS to do it properly. Who knows what flux is doing under the hood.
     
  23. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    If the OS did it properly there wouldn't be any need for a patch-hack to get it working.
     

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