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  1. Ed7789's Avatar
    And here begins a new cycle for macOS 11.3

    02-04-2021 04:05 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I may upgrade my MacBook Pro with the newest 11.3 beta, if I haven't already....
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    02-04-2021 05:52 PM
  3. Ed7789's Avatar
    So, I dropped off the beta program with this cycle. My computer never successfully installed 11.3 Beta 1, and it tried 2-3 times.

    Every time, it tries to install macOS (Beta or Release), it will trigger a kernel panic and revert. It takes then 20 minutes before I can use my computer, which is a no-go for me. I’m sure it’s specific to my MacBook Pro, reimaging is not an option right now; it will have to wait until the end of April.
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    02-06-2021 07:23 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So, I dropped off the beta program with this cycle. My computer never successfully installed 11.3 Beta 1, and it tried 2-3 times.

    Every time, it tries to install macOS (Beta or Release), it will trigger a kernel panic and revert. It takes then 20 minutes before I can use my computer, which is a no-go for me. I’m sure it’s specific to my MacBook Pro, reimaging is not an option right now; it will have to wait until the end of April.
    Kernel panic? Wow! I wonder what kind of errors are being detected?
    02-06-2021 06:22 PM
  5. Ed7789's Avatar
    Kernel panic? Wow! I wonder what kind of errors are being detected?
    A system thread did an unexpected operation - I don't recall the exact phrasing.

    It's a very low level panic, because it doesn't even mention the loaded kernel modules. All I get is a dump of memory space addresses and register values. And while I can recognize these dumps, I don't know near enough to understand what it didn't like.
    Last edited by Ed7789; 02-06-2021 at 06:51 PM. Reason: Added part on recognizing dumps
    02-06-2021 06:24 PM
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    So, my Mac decided to upgrade to the beta release even if I unenrolled it

    In this beta, WebKit, the system component underneath Safari and other applications, is very broken. I can't even navigate to most web sites, and those that I can have major bits missing (stylesheet, ECMAScript/JavaScript). The Safari console says that WebKit suffered an error.


    It's bad enough that I switched to my alternate browser: Edge.
    Last edited by Ed7789; 02-07-2021 at 07:14 AM.
    02-07-2021 06:49 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    So, my Mac decided to upgrade to the beta release even if I unenrolled it

    In this beta, WebKit, the system component underneath Safari and other applications, is very broken. I can't even navigate to most web sites, and those that I can have major bits missing (stylesheet, ECMAScript/JavaScript). The Safari console says that WebKit suffered an error.
    https://images.moimeme.ca/imore/4411...t 07.43.41.png

    It's bad enough that I switched to my alternate browser: Edge.
    I found this article quite interesting. https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/08/psa-u...-in-data-loss/
    02-09-2021 07:30 AM
  8. Ed7789's Avatar
    I found this article quite interesting. https://9to5mac.com/2021/02/08/psa-u...-in-data-loss/
    I saw it when I woke up. While I'm not in this scenario, I have about 75GB free, I might have the issue that was fixed in 11.2.1 released today.
    Edit: Apparently not… it simply seems to add checks for a physical issue.
    Last edited by Ed7789; 02-09-2021 at 10:34 PM. Reason: Correction around macOS 11.2.1
    02-09-2021 07:40 PM
  9. Ed7789's Avatar
    Hello Beta 2! I'm really eager to go back to Safari.

    02-18-2021 09:41 PM
  10. Ed7789's Avatar
    In beta 2, they have fixed WebKit and Safari.
    02-20-2021 07:13 PM
  11. Ed7789's Avatar
    Beta testers, start your updates. macOS 11.3 Beta 3 is here

    03-03-2021 06:19 PM
  12. Ed7789's Avatar
    It's been a huge beta day, and macOS 11.3 Beta 4 was also released.

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    03-15-2021 06:55 PM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    It's been a huge beta day, and macOS 11.3 Beta 4 was also released.

    https://images.moimeme.ca/imore/4411...t 19.53.33.png
    I forgot about Big Sur. I’m currently updating my iPad Pro, but I’ll update my Mac Mini M1 in a few minutes. Thanks for the reminder, sir.
    03-15-2021 07:00 PM
  14. Ed7789's Avatar
    I forgot about Big Sur. I’m currently updating my iPad Pro, but I’ll update my Mac Mini M1 in a few minutes. Thanks for the reminder, sir.
    You’re welcome.

    I think I also figured out what was causing my update issues with the 11.2 and 11.3 beta/release versions. I’m waiting for Beta 3 to finish installing before confirming.
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    03-15-2021 07:29 PM
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    I think I also figured out what was causing my update issues with the 11.2 and 11.3 beta/release versions. I’m waiting for Beta 3 to finish installing before confirming.
    I can confirm that I found it. It's caused by an Apple Thunderbolt Display being plugged in during installation.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    03-15-2021 07:44 PM
  16. Ed7789's Avatar
    Another week, another beta day. Beta 5 is out

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    03-23-2021 05:24 PM
  17. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    When I get home, I’ll update my Mac Mini M1.
    03-23-2021 05:57 PM
  18. Ed7789's Avatar
    It's me again, informing of another beta ^.^'

    03-31-2021 10:19 PM
  19. Ed7789's Avatar
    Hot on the heels of the iOS and iPadOS betas, we have macOS

    04-08-2021 06:10 PM

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