rootless status in the diskUtility always on

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  1. jeyf macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    You can turn rootless on and off by booting into Command +R > Utilities menu > System protection. No need for an app. Disk utility not properly recognizing the current status of rootless has been an ongoing issue. Best to report it to Apple and turn rootless on and off the proper way.
  3. Fangio, Aug 12, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2015

    Fangio macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2011
    Open Terminal, type this and hit enter
    csrutil status
    to find out if SIP is enabled or not.
  4. Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015

    That does not work for me, also the command in the terminal to turn it off. After the restart rootless is always still enabled.

    I tried both with every version from DP1 to DP6 and on at least three different Macs and from external drives.
  5. Erdbeertorte, Aug 12, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2015

    Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    Just tried it and it's still enabled. :mad:

    Has anyone really succeeded to disable that crap?

    I put my user account into the same groups where the root account is to prevent bugs in apps caused by rootless. But I am not sure if that helps, because I don't know if rootless is the problem for some apps that don't work properly.
  6. KALLT, Aug 13, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015

    KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    That tool won’t work. There is no way for any process to disable System Integrity Protection within the system. It must be done from the outside with the recovery system, follow the instructions of BasicGreatGuy (above). You only have to do this once.

    I hope you know what you are doing. What System Integrity Protection does is to take privileges away from the root user and the sudo command. What you are doing is pointless, because not even root can do these things anymore.

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