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oGu

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Hello,

I have problem with reinstalling Monterey.

I installed first WITH beta profile installed of latest RC build and all went fine.

I than wanted to do clean install so I restarted in recovery mode. I erased the drive, Mac than rebooted and activated properly. Now when I click Reinstall macos I get the following error after a few seconds "installation of macOS could
not continue.
installation requires downloading
important content, That content can't be
downloaded at this time. Try again later."

MacBook boot properly into recovery but it can't seem to download required files. Is it because of my Mac or are jus ape servers busy?

Please help with any suggestions.
 

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Heat_Fan89

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It was mentioned in another thread that with Monterey a clean install is NO longer necessary. The OS and Data partitions are truly and totally separate. So now just like you do with an iPad or an iPhone you can do Erase All Content And Settings.

The OS will erase only the Data partition and reboot itself within two minutes back to the Welcome Screen. You might have no choice but to do an internet recovery.

 
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PatrikCoC

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Dec 5, 2016
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It was mentioned in another thread that with Monterey a clean install is NO longer necessary. The OS and Data partitions are truly and totally separate. So now just like you do with an iPad or an iPhone you can do Erase All Content And Settings.

The OS will erase only the Data partition and reboot itself within two minutes back to the Welcome Screen. You might have no choice but to do an internet recovery.

There is no Internet Recovery on M1 Macs. Btw, I also have the same problem... I got the IPSW of 12.0.1 but I don't have another Mac, just a Windows PC.
 

Heat_Fan89

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Feb 23, 2016
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There is no Internet Recovery on M1 Macs. Btw, I also have the same problem... I got the IPSW of 12.0.1 but I don't have another Mac, just a Windows PC.
Ah, thanks for sharing. I wasn't aware of that. Both my Macs (Mini's) are Intel based.
 

PatrikCoC

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Dec 5, 2016
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According to gibMacOS script, there is no full installer yet for the RC, this is probably why we're getting that error... Hopefully it will be up later tonight.
 

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oGu

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Sep 19, 2007
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I just got back from a friend after doing a restore using a second Mac. I installed Big Sur back as using IPSW with Monterey just gave a weird error.
 

RamGuy

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I did somewhat the same mistake today. I did use the "UniversalMac_12.0.1_21A558_Restore.ipsw" from the developer portal.

This has me confused. These IPSW are for Apple Silicone only. The only two options Apple is describing on their own support site when it comes to the use of IPSW is to utilise revive or restore:



So what exactly is the point of providing a macOS Monterey 12.0.1 IPSW recovery file if it's impossible to get your Mac up and running after using it?


I'm currently downloading the IPSW for macOS BigSur 11.6. I just have a hard time understanding why Apple provides this "UniversalMac_12.0.1_21A558_Restore.ipsw" when it cannot be used?

I tuned off my Mac mini M1. Removed power for 10 seconds. While pressing the power button I re-connected power and then it was showing in DFU mode on my MacBook Pro in Apple Configure. I dragged my IPSW file to it and did the restore option. When trying to complete the setup of my Mac mini afterwards I get stuck on the very same "installation of macos could not continue installation requires downloading important content".
 

Del Martes

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Nov 10, 2020
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I am watching this thread with great interest. I plan on clean installing Monterey on launch day on my M1 MBA. To my surprised, till today, there are NO clear cut instructions on the internet. There are a few videos or tutorial literatures, but the instructions are mingled with Intel based machines. No simple, clear instructions yet!
 
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