If there’s a problem, you may try Recovery mode. What do you do when that proves to be a problem? Solutions for Intel and Apple silicon Macs.
Is reinstalling macOS still a useful solution to problems? What about installing macOS updates, or resetting the NVRAM and SMC?
In the past, a second, cloned bootable volume on a separate disk was a great advantage. Cloning has become harder, and Recovery better. What should you do now?
A new version of Mints adds the ability to view versions of installed firmware and recovery systems, valuable particularly for Apple silicon Macs.
I was browsing thousands of log entries from Software Update and its relatives when something caught my eye. Here’s what became of it.
From High Sierra’s four-volume group to macOS 12 on Apple silicon with three containers and 11 volumes, and both regular and fallback Recovery volumes.
A step-by-step fully illustrated guide to how to use every feature in Recovery Mode on an M1 or M2 Mac running Big Sur, Monterey or Ventura.
Do you have a suitable Mac you could afford to lose completely for a while? Can you restore your Apple silicon Mac in DFU mode? You could be just the right person.
From Diagnostics Mode to Terminal, a full account of the features available to Apple silicon models, how to engage them, and navigation.
Monterey changes the way that Recovery works on M1 Macs, making them more like Intel Macs by using a paired Recovery volume. But that could spell trouble.