SFOTT | version 1.4.2 for 10.9.2 Update | get Mavericks back up and Running

la version française… tout en bas ( je sais, je dois installer un plugin multilngue :) )

OK, this is version 1.4.2 of the Sfott script.
so here it is various bugs I din’t target before, and new functions mainly to get 10.9.2 update working.

I won’t speak much on resolved bugs as no one told me (am I the only one to use this for 2 different Macs ? ;) )
Anyway the new functions are :

  • Patch existing system (this is the one you are waiting for the 10.9.2)

  • Update Sfott script and launcher on existing Sfott key

  • Make the booted Sfott Key Volume read and write (needed to save preferences and get the patch “again working for 10.9.2)

I’ll focus here on the Patch existing system and the steps to do to get 10.9.2 on your unsupported Macs.
So you may now know that Apple played with us as the new 10.9.2 update simply reset the boot.efi and the patched .plist files on your System.

1) Get the latest release (1.4.2) of the Sfott script here

2) Install it on your computer and install it on the Sfott key too (simpler – well more Mac friendly than from the script itself)

3) PLEASE BACKUP your System !!!

Always backup your system before any Update especially when using a tweaked one like here with Tiamo’s boot.efi

4) On your Tiamo’s Mavericks System (which should be on 10.9 or 10.9.1)

  • Launch App Store, go to Update and Download and install 10.9.2 Update.

  • Let the Update run

  • your computer will reboot. if you have another System like 10.7 it will finally boot on it. If you have not (I don’t know but you won’t boot on Mavericks for sure)

Note : I first wanted to be a smart guy by choosing my Sfott key just after the reboot. bad Idea it tricked the key.
So you have to let the system boot once after the install and you must not choose yet the Sfott Key.

This install has two rounds. the first one is before the reboot and it does here change the boot.efi and the .plist files.

  • Shutdown your computer.

5) Insert your SFOTT Key and now boot the computer and press the option key (the lat key)

  • choose the Sfott key

6) At the Installer Main window,
go to Menu -> Utilities and choose Terminal

7) now, some notes:
The booted system is read only, this was not a problem until now.
we have to get it read AND write. that way we gain two things :

  • all preferences will then be saved on the key just like it is on the System when you make the key.

  • as those settings are saved Repatching the Mac System will work. (I tried with the booted key in read only but no go – for me )

Ok, now that I’ve explained this, in the Terminal window type

sfott or /usr/sbin/sfott if you like

8) This will first make the Volume read and write.

then it will launch the Sfott script.

Please Note : you’ll have either a spinning wheel or a laggy window until the System just turns to be writable, it’s ok don’t panic and be patient.
wait a bit for the main display to show up – usually after choosing the language.

9 ) As I did it in a hurry you must before trying to Patch your 10.9.2 System do the following.

Go to 3) Settings Menu and

  • Set the computer to add (obviously this will be the current Mac ! – choose option 1) or enter it manually ? )

  • Select the Os X version to: Mavericks (again obvious here)

  • Choose the target System to Re-patch (your current computer System Volume)

  • Eventually choose Tiamo’s verbose boot.efi, Tiamo’s graphic boot.efi is the default

Once all of this is done, you are ready to patch again your existing System

10 ) Go back to Main Menu and choose option 6) Re-Patch Existing System

All should be fine and you’ll be prompt to reboot once done or go back to main menu.
you are now ready to reboot

11) reboot

Eventually press the alt key if you changed settings but normally should not have to.
The second round of the install will run, and when finished you’ll have your System back on track with Tiamo’s boot.efi in place and plist files patched again.

Enjoy

get the download here


OK, voici la version 1.4.2 du script Sfott.

vu le timing je n’ai pas encore traduit les dernières options en français,
Je m’y colle rapidement….

Resolutions de quelques bugs que je n’avais pas vu, et nouvelles fonctions
principalement pour faire fonctionner la mise à jour 10.9.2.

Je ne m’étendrais pas sur le bugs (suis-je le seul à utiliser 2 Macs avec ce script ? ;) )
Donc les nouvelles fonctions sont :

  • Patcher un Système Existant (ce que vous attendez pour la 10.9.2)

  • Mise à jour du script Sfott sur la clé Sfott

  • Activer l’écriture sur le Volume de la clé Sfott (necessaire pour sauvegarder les réglages avant de repatcher)

Je vais ici décrire les étapes pour avoir la 10.9.2 fonctionnelle sur votre Mac non-supporté.
Vous savez certainement déjà que Apple a joué avec nous avec la mise à jour 10.9.2 en remplaçant le boot.efi et les fichiers .plist du Système.

1) Téléchargez la nouvelle version 1.4.2 du script Sfott ici

2) Installez la sur votre ordinateur (celui utilisé pour créer la clé) et tant qu’on y est installez le aussi sur la clé Sfott existante

3) SAUVEGARDEZ votre Système !!!!

Toujours faire un Backup de votre système encore plus dans ce cas là avec un système bidouillé avce le boot.efi de Tiamo.

4) Sur votre Système sous Mavericks (10.9 – 10.9.1 – avec le boot.efi de Tiamo)

  • Lancez l’App Store, allez dans Mises à jour et téléchargez puis lancez l’installation de la 10.9.2

  • Laissez l’installation tourner

  • Votre Mac va redemarrer. Si vous avez un autre système comme une 10.7 il va rebooter dessus. Si vous n’avez pas d’autre système… je sais pas mais il ne bootera pas sur Mavericks pour sur.

Note : j’ai d’abord voulu faire le malin en choisissant la clé Sfott au redemarrage. mauvaise idée cela a fait qqe chose j’ai du la refaire.

Donc il faut laisser le systeme redemarrer un fois sans intervention et ne pas choisir la clé Sfott.

L’installation se passe en deux temps. Le premier se fait avant le redemarrage
etchange le boot.efi et les fichiers .plist

  • Eteignez votre Mac

5) inserez votre clé Sfott et demarrez and appuyant sur la touche option (ou alt)

  • Cette fois choisissez la clé Sfott

6) Dans la fenêtre d’installation principale,
Naviguez dans le Menu -> Utilitaires -> Terminal

7) Maintenant, quelques notes :

La clé Sfott est en lecture seule, ce n’etait pas un gros pb jusque là.
Il faut qu’elle soit en lecture écriture afin de sauvegarder les réglages, nous avons ainsi plusieurs avantages :

  • les preferences seront donc sauvegardées sur la clé de la même manière que sur le système utilisé pour créer la clé.

  • une fois ces réglages sauvegardés repatcher le Système fonctionnera. (J’ai essayé avec la clé en lecture seule mais sans succès – pour moi)

Ok, maintenant que les choses sont plus claires, dans la fenêtre du Terminal tapez :

sfott ( ou /usr/sbin/sfott si vous voulez)

8 ) Cela va d’abord passer le Volume en lecture-écriture
puis cela lancera le script sfott.

Note : Vous aurez peut-être la roue qui tourne ou un écran au ralenti le temps que le système bascule en lecture-écriture. donc pas de panique soyez un minimum patient, dans mon cas c’est après le choix de la langue que cela se ralenti et avant l’affichage des avertissements.

9) Etant donné que j’ai codé plutôt rapidement, vous devez,
AVANT d’essayer de patcher le système 10.9.2,
faire les choses suivantes :

Aller dans le menu 3) réglages et

  • Choisir l’ordinateur cible (à priori ce sera l’ordinateur indiqué sinon vous le rentrez à la main)

  • Sélectionner la version du Système (Mavericks evidement )

  • Choisir le Systeme à repatcher (celui sur lequel vous venez d’installer la 10.9.2 )

  • Eventuellement choisir la version verbose du boot.efi de Tiamo, par defaut ce sera la version graphique)

Une fois que tout ceci est fait, vous êtes prêt à patcher votre système sous 10.9.2

10) Retournez dans le menu principal et choisissez l’option 6) Re-patch systeme existant

Tout devrait être OK et vous aurez le choix de rebooter directement ou de retourner dans le menu principal.

11) redemarrez

Eventuellement pressez la touche option (alt) et choisissez votre Système.
La seconde partie et fin de l’installation va avoir lieu. Une fois terminée vous aurez votre Système opérationnel avec le boot.efi de Tiamo et les fichiers plist repatchés.

download ici

Enjoy !

Sfott.1.4.2_Macmini2,1-10.9.2

Olivier
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122 comments on “SFOTT | version 1.4.2 for 10.9.2 Update | get Mavericks back up and Running
  1. Mike Louis says:

    Hi –

    I’m on a Mac Pro 1 and recently upgraded to Mavericks (10.9.2) and at a certain point I must have updated to 10.9.3 because now my system shuts down unannounced and often – usually while I’m in the middle of something I’ve not saved. It goes to a black screen for a moment, then brings back my desktop and starts to re-open apps, but loses any progress I had made in any of them.

    Is there a patch? Anyone else having this problem?

    Thanks,
    Mike

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Mike,

      Have you got progress on your issue?

      I’m “back online” if I could say, and be glad to help if I c

  2. luis says:

    hi i use your tool to update my mac pro 1.1 2006 to 10.9.1 it works great but the i download the update (10.9.2) of apple website but when i reboot it took me to the key sfott and ask me to reinstall mavericks can you help me please? i don’t know exactly what to do

  3. Neil says:

    I finally got the key to install 10.9. That was fine, I had to do it from a different clean install. I tried updating to 10.9.4 from APP store updates, the combo. As noted it rebooted into 10.7.

    I can’t seems to run sfott and or /usr/sbin/sfott . A terminal window opens, after booting from the USB key with sfott on it, says bash and when entering sfott it says something like no such command.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Also do I have to patch the USB key while booted into 10.7.5 before booting off the key?

    • oem oem says:

      Hello Neil,

      do you have the latest SFOTT realease ?
      and yes it is easier to re-patch your 10.9.4 from your Lion Install. just select re-patch menu.
      you also can reinstall latest release of SFOTT on the USB stick directly too (from 10.7)

  4. John Duprey says:

    I just installed 10.9.4 on my MacPro1,1 with updated NVidia graphics card last night. EVERYTHING seems to be working fine! I’m currently sync’ing my dropbox data, installing all my apps via brew, etc.

    I’ll confess that while the instructions are extensive, I get a little lost.. perhaps on the terminology. Can anyone explain clearly how to handle OS updates now to avoid having my boot.efi wiped? How do I recover if it does happen?

    Help/pointers would be very appreciated!

    • oem oem says:

      Hey John,

      Glad you did it.

      Well I realise my explanations may be a bit extensive and confusing.
      in short you MUST re-patch once IF you have an Os below 10.9.2. (aka 10.9 – 10.9.1)
      If you allready have 10.9.2 or 10.9.3 or 10.9.4 at the time of writing then you won’t have to repatch and you should update from the AppStore with no hassle.
      If you have 10.9 – 10.9.1, then you’ll have to follow instructions to repatch

  5. Samuel Hernandez says:

    I have the 10.9 version up and running on my mac pro. So I go to update and they only have the 10.9.5 update. So I run the update and it goes into a restart and starts to instal 1 item. Then it reboots. So when am I supposed to prees alt.. I already repatched before installing the new update. Am I supposed to run terminal after it restarts. Im a lil confused as to when do I boot my key again to make this work

    • oem oem says:

      Hey Samuel,

      Hmmm, quite some time I did do it. You have to laucnh the updaet, let it go, reboot, and fail once. then reboot, choose a working System or boot from the Key and repatch.

  6. Paul4tune says:

    I’m more than confused with the hole process,hence why I can’t install 10.9.5
    My current install is 10.9.2
    Your instructions start with
    1.Get the latest SFOTT install it on your computer and key,I thought the hole point of running the SFOTT was to create a key
    Then you say install updates,well if I do that I can’t boot back into Mavericks and I have to roll back to 10.9.2

    Here’s what I did
    Install SFOTT
    Run SFOTT and choose location usb stick,choose computer Your running from,choose Mavericks,choose the Mavericks install on my desktop then add key and auto run once complete restart and run from the SFOTT usb stick you just created
    But nothing works it doesn’t run at all,I’ve tried every conceivable idea do I need to replace the boot Eli or does that process do it for me,I’ve spent the best part of 2 days on this please help anyone
    I followed this process but used the latest SFOTT and Mavericks 10.9.5 didn’t work
    http://youtu.be/eF05shc-e2E

    • oem oem says:

      Paul,

      once you’r on 10.9.2.
      Install SFOTT from pkg on your SFOTT key, unless you’ve created it from the latest download available.
      Run the 10.9.5 update. let it install, reboot and LET IT FAIL.
      once fail has occurred.
      boot from the Sfott key and follow the procedure to repatch from the key choosing your System as the target.

  7. Mike R says:

    Found a solution just re-downloaded a fresh version of mavericks from the App store which is a full install including 10.9.5 works like a charm on a MP 1,1

  8. Olivier Olivier says:

    Great !

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