How to Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) in MacOS X

By | 24 July, 2021

In this article, we wanted to show you how you can disable the system integrity protection of your Apple MacBook Mac Mini or whatever Mac OS device you’re using.

System integrity protection (SIP) prevents any user to make any modifications or deleting anything within the folders /System, /bin, /usr and /sbin. If you would try to edit anything within these folders you would end up getting an error like not possible Mac OS is using this file or whatever. Else anyway once in a while we need to modify some files in there or run apps outside the App Store. So we will now show you how to do that.

How to Disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) in MacOS X

1. Restart your Mac

2. Before OS X starts up, hold down Command + R and keep it held down until you see an Apple icon and a progress bar. Release. This boots you into Recovery.

3. From the Utilities menu, select Terminal

4. Enter the following command syntax to disable SIP:

csrutil disable

Terminal should display a message that SIP was disabled

5. Enter reboot and wait until your system has booted up again. Done! 

The MacOS has been disabled SIP mode, installed less error-prone apps, especially on Catalina 10.15 version. If you want to install applications outside the App Store, you must disable SIP (System Integrity Protection).

Re-enable SIP:

In case you need to re-enable SIP, repeat the above steps. Just enter the following command in the terminal:

csrutil clear or csrutil enable

Terminal should display a message that SIP was disabled and then reboot system.

It’s done!

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