Going back to 10.11 from 10.11.1

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by lemair93, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. lemair93 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    I am sorry if I missed the answer to the following in the forum: Is there a way to reinstall 10.11 without it being 10.11.1? The 10.11.1 update seems to have a rendering bug in the PDFKit, which is making it impossible for me to work.

    (I am under the impression that if I do a clean install of the OS, it would be 10.11.1)

    Any help would be very appreciated.
  2. randomgeeza macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2014
    United Kingdom
    If you have a copy of the 10.11 installer, then it's possible. Create a USB installer, boot from that, use DU to wipe the SSD/HDD, and then install.

    However, trying to find a safe version of the installer, might be tricky. It won't be available on the MAS and I wouldn't recommend torrenting it, it may have been tampered with. Hopefully you might have one filed away.

    Alternatively, if your device is new and you bought it fresh with 10.11, you might be able to use the Recovery option. I believe it installs the original shipped OS... Although, I might be wrong.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Recovery will put 10.11.1 on computers now, too. The only way to get back to 10.11 is to use an existing backup or existing 10.11 installer.

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