Having trouble with running BlueStacks

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  1. levmc macrumors member

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    It says to allow it in "Security & Privacy". But when I click on "Allow" it doensn't do anything.
    So I thought maybe I have to click on the "Click the lock to make changes." So I did, but then it asks for my account password. But when I try to type the password, it doesn't do anything. For some reason the password is not able to be typed in the password prompt.
     
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  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Have you tried disabling SIP, then run BlueStacks?
     
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    SIP is System Integrity Protection.
    It's an internal security process that, when enabled, prevents many changes to the system, and also prevents changes to most primary apps on your Mac.
    You can disable SIP to discover if that will help your problem.
    https://www.imore.com/how-turn-system-integrity-protection-macos
     
  6. levmc thread starter macrumors member

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    SIP exists to keep your Mac safe. There's no good reason that most Mac users should feel the need to disable it, especially these days. Tools that needed functionality that SIP cut off have generally either fallen by the wayside or found a way to work with SIP. That being said, if you absolutely need to turn off System Integrity Protection, there's a way to do it.

    How to turn off System Integrity Protection in macOS
    1. Click the Apple symbol in the Menu bar.
    2. Click Restart…
    3. Hold down Command-R to reboot into Recovery Mode.
    4. Click Utilities.
    5. Select Terminal.
    6. Type csrutil disable.
    7. Press Return or Enter on your keyboard.
    8. Click the Apple symbol in the Menu bar.
    9. Click Restart…
    If you later want to start using SIP once again (and you really should), then follow these steps again, except this time you'll enter csrutil enable in the Terminal instead.

    I followed the directions and clicked on Utilitiesb but can't find the terminal.
     
  7. RedTomato macrumors 601

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    You haven't said which version is your OS. I'm going to guess Mojave.

    You're not quite doing it right. But the indication is quite easy to miss. (Thanks Apple!)

    1. Uninstall BlueStacks.
    2. Restart computer.
    3. Reinstall Bluestacks.
    4. When it says "Allow in Security & Privacy?", click on "Open Security Preferences"
    5. You will see a new option in the bottom part of the window, which is not usually there.

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    6. After clicking the "Allow" button you will see a list of software/drivers that have been blocked. Tick the checkbox next to the appropriate items for the software and/or device you have just installed and then click OK and restart the computer.

    You should be fine now. At some point, you'll be asked for your password. Enter it as necessary.

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    Be aware that newly installed software and/or drivers will only appear in the list for 30 minutes after the driver/software in question has been installed. If the Allow button doesn’t show or the driver you wish to load isn't showing up on the following screen, you will need to reinstall the software again and restart the computer. Once your computer has restarted go straight to System Preferences > Security and Privacy and the option to "Allow" the driver/software to load should appear.

    If software from multiple developers have been installed, the System & Privacy pane may display a more generic message that reads "some system software was blocked from loading." In this case, after clicking Allow a list will appear and the software from each developer can be allowed individually.

    If you are still unable to see the "Allow" prompt to appear, try creating a new Administrator account then follow these instructions again.
     
  8. levmc thread starter macrumors member

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    It's not Mojave, it's High Sierra.

    So do I just completely ignore the instructions about finding the Terminal?

    Come to think about it, that's exactly where I was stuck on. I was stuck on not being able to type the password to unlock to be able to make the changes, but now I was able to type the password and unlock it, but after that when I click on "Allow" it doesn't do anything.
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    "some system software was blocked from loading." In this case, after clicking Allow a list will appear and the software from each developer can be allowed individually.

    I saw "some system software was blocked from loading." and the "Allow" prompt appear but when I clicked on it, it didn't show anything.
     
  9. levmc thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried uninstalling, restarting, then re-installing, but still nothing shows even when I click the Allow button.
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    After reading your other posts - were you able to disable SIP, or not?
    You need to try that again.
    Disable SIP, try to finish the setup of your bluestacks, and (if that is successful) re-enable SIP as a last step.
    (When you boot to the recovery system, the terminal is in the Utilities menu.)
     
  11. levmc thread starter macrumors member

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    I weren't able to disable SIP because I couldn't find the terminal.
    I couldn't find where the terminal was in the Utilities menu.
    Do you capture the screen to show me where to find it?
     
  12. RedTomato macrumors 601

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    - Click on desktop. The top of your screen should say 'Finder' next to the :apple: symbol.
    - At the top of your screen, click Go / Utilities
    - A window with various utilities will open. Terminal will be in there.
     
  13. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    You can't disable SIP from a normal boot - you have to restart, booting to the Recovery system.
    (Restart, holding Command + r)
    Terminal will be in the top menu bar, under the Utilities menu.
     
  14. levmc thread starter macrumors member

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    I did boot to the Recovery system.
    I'll try again to see if I can find it this time.
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    I just tried again and couldn't find it. I went into the following at the upper left hand corner: file, edit, images, view, window.

    Also in the Utilities Window, there was "first aid" and "partition."

    But nowhere did I see terminal.
     
  15. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    You are in Disk Utility. Those are the menus that are part of that app. You don't need to launch Disk Utility (yet).

    Boot into the Recovery partition, but stop at the first screen, which has a Utilities window. (You might see a language selection screen first, so click through that one, too. Next screen will be the main Utilities window.)
    If you launch Disk Utility anyway, just quit Disk Utility, so you are back at the screen with the Utilities window.
    Top menu on THAT screen has macOS Utilities, File, Edit, Utilities, and Window menus.
    That's where you want to be, and that's where you will see the Terminal - under the Utilities menu
     
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    Now that Bluestacks is working, should I re-start again to change it back to what it was before? Worried about security issues.
     
  18. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Great to hear that you have the software working now.
    Yes, you should re-enable SIP now.
    Same process - from the terminal in the recovery system, just a slightly different command: csrutil enable
    Then, restart to your normal boot system.
     
  19. levmc thread starter macrumors member

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    I forgot to enable it back again I think. Would it be dangerous to not enable it again?
     
  20. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    SIP is designed to prevent changes to various parts of your system, mostly as a security "barrier"
    You may need to disable SIP to allow you to install certain kinds of apps, and to do necessary changes to your system files.
    The normal recommendation is to re-enable SIP once you have those kinds of jobs complete, and assuming that your system is also operating normally.
    If you encounter some hazard to the system, which SIP blocks, then, yes, that would be "dangerous" to not enable SIP.
    SO, with SIP disabled, you may be unable to prevent an (unknown) "dangerous" condition. What specifically am I referring to? I don't know, just something that SIP would block.
    And, SIP can't do anything for you, while you have SIP disabled...:cool:

    (Some users choose to dis-able SIP, then ignore it - - your choice on that , I suppose. Dangerous? Depends on what YOU do - and where you go.
     

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