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The update also went smoothly on my Ryzentosh :D.

I haven't migrated to the new rig yet so I'm using my old R9 270X 🙃

 

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2 minutes ago, 5T33Z0 said:

Changelog… https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211896

 

"This update is recommended for all users and improves the security of macOS."

 

A version jump and 12 GB DL… for this :D

It shouldn't be a 12GB DL, it's a 2.6GB delta from 11.5.2 to 11.6

Wonder if a lot changed under the hood since it's not 11.5.3

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47 minutes ago, 1Revenger1 said:

It shouldn't be a 12GB DL, it's a 2.6GB delta from 11.5.2 to 11.6

Wonder if a lot changed under the hood since it's not 11.5.3

 

11,52 GB. No incremental update. Maybe it's because SiP is disabled.

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2 hours ago, 1Revenger1 said:

It shouldn't be a 12GB DL, it's a 2.6GB delta from 11.5.2 to 11.6

Correct, mine came in at 2.64 GB and took 30 minutes from D/Load to the installation.

P.S - Extra bit of info - Still using one EFI Folder residing on the Monterey disk booting both BS and Monterey flawlessly. That's the beauty of having a good solid clean OC EFI Folder getting all updating notification prompts automatically when presented.

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Hard update for me lol. Don't know what happened in recent months, but I have to have 2 EFI setups to be able to update ever since 11.5. One OC EFI with FakeSMC to get past ramrod screen, and a second one with VirtualSMC to boot into the OS. Literally lost here, it worked all perfectly well beforehand and I didn't change much in OC.

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1 hour ago, 5T33Z0 said:

 

11,52 GB. No incremental update. Maybe it's because SiP is disabled.

Yes, one of the SIP flags makes it so you don't get deltas iirc. The other cause is if the seal gets broken, and you modified the root volume. Legacy macs which need non-metal patching only get the big 12GB updates because of that last reason.

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Does anyone have a link to download the combo update?  For some reason, I stopped getting updates for Big Sur and have had to do recent updates by going into Recovery mode and reinstalling Big Sur from there.  When it reinstalls, it installs the update.  But that's not working for 11.6.  It wants to install 11.5.2.  BTW, this update is pretty important to stop the "no click" spyware.  More here:

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-fixes-security-bug-could-200714680.html

 

Thanks.


1 hour ago, mnfesq said:

Does anyone have a link to download the combo update?  For some reason, I stopped getting updates for Big Sur and have had to do recent updates by going into Recovery mode and reinstalling Big Sur from there.  When it reinstalls, it installs the update.  But that's not working for 11.6.  It wants to install 11.5.2.  BTW, this update is pretty important to stop the "no click" spyware.  More here:

 

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/apple-fixes-security-bug-could-200714680.html

 

Thanks.

Do you have SIP disabled? The Apple Internal flag can cause updates to not appear.


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Apple stopped issuing combo updates, didn't they?

oops, completely missed that. Yeah, think it's just deltas now. They still shouldn't need to go into recovery though and completely reinstall.


20 hours ago, 1Revenger1 said:

Yes, one of the SIP flags makes it so you don't get deltas iirc. The other cause is if the seal gets broken, and you modified the root volume. Legacy macs which need non-metal patching only get the big 12GB updates because of that last reason.

 

Okay, so which csr-active-config do you recommend for macOS Big Sur so that SIP is disabled but incremental updates work, since 67080000 doesn't seem to enable ncremental updates.

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This too was mentioned several times before and you were even involved in the discussions so look it up again. You may use any value you want as long as you keep AppleInternal disabled (which it is by default). The value that fully disables SIP but sustains OS updates was also provided.

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/348330-macos-big-sur-115-final-version-released/?do=findComment&comment=2764187

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/346548-release-macos-big-sur-112-1121-1122-1123/?do=findComment&comment=2753215

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/338516-opencore-discussion/?do=findComment&comment=2764186


2 hours ago, Hervé said:

This too was mentioned several times before and you were even involved in the discussions so look it up again. You may use any value you want as long as you keep AppleInternal disabled (which it is by default). The value that fully disables SIP but sustains OS updates was also provided.

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/348330-macos-big-sur-115-final-version-released/?do=findComment&comment=2764187

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/346548-release-macos-big-sur-112-1121-1122-1123/?do=findComment&comment=2753215

https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/338516-opencore-discussion/?do=findComment&comment=2764186

 

@Hervé I appreciate the time and effort you have put into explaining SIP settings in order to get updates and my settings are in accord with what you suggest.  Still, no success.  I also tried to disable SecureBootModel and return it to default. That did nothing as well. That's the whole point.  While I did not know that combo updates were discontinued, I am looking for a solution that will allow this security update because I have been getting a lot of text messages recently purportedly from AT&T which I know are bogus but I am concerned about the no-click exploit.

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