Macbook Pro Software Update 2019

2/12/2022by admin

Activation Lock on T2 Mac computers

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Apple introduced Find My Mac app for its devices with the Activation Lock feature enabled when Find My Mac is turned on. This option's primary goal is to protect Apple devices from third-party access. Only Mac computers that got the T2 security chip received support for the Activation Lock feature. And they become Activation locked when a user enters an incorrect Apple ID and password. Even if you erase Mac with Find My enabled on it and without signing off the iCloud account using the correct Apple ID and password, the Activation Lock will remain. Reactivation will not solve the problem.

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You can turn off Find My Mac and the Activation Lock by entering the correct Apple ID and password. Or you can use CheckM8 software to bypass the lock remotely. With CheckM8 software, you need no password and Apple ID to remove activation lock on Mac.

Note you may wish to download MacOS Catalina installer before ignoring the software update, for convenience, if you plan on installing it down the road, or onto another computer, or making a USB boot drive, or whatever else. Of course you can also make the upgrade show as available in Software Update again if you’d like to, as we’ll cover next.

Bypass Activation Lock on T2 Mac Chip

The CheckM8 Software capable of bypassing Mac Activation Lock if you cannot reset Apple ID/passcode with Apple help. So, if you do not remember your Apple ID password, do not worry. The CheckM8 will help you bypass a Mac Activation lock screen remotely!

The CheckM8 Software boasts many advantages. Firstly, it works on any Mac devices with the T2 security chip, which protects Mac OS computers from unauthorized startups. Secondly, it requires no Apple ID or password for the successful bypass of Mac Activation Lock.

The software is user-friendly. To bypass Activation Lock Screen on your Mac, you don't need to have any technical skills or knowledge. Our Dev Team did its best to develop a quick and straightforward software that removes Activation lock from MacOS device with no passcode. This software has built-in instructions and one button which you click to begin the bypass process.

Oh the dreaded Mac error message that singlehandedly made me despise Apple: A Critical Software Update Is Required for Your Mac, but an Error Was Encountered While Installing This Update. It took me years to switch over from Windows to Apple, but that was all crushed when I got this error message on my 7 month old MacBook Pro when traveling abroad in Peru.

A Critical Software Update is Required for Your Mac

Here’s the situation: when you turn on your MacBook, even before it gets to your desktop, you’ll get the following message.

A critical software update is required for your Mac. To install this update you need to connect to a network. Select a Wi-Fi network below, or click Other Network Options to connect to the Internet using other network devices.

No big deal, you think. Let’s just hop onto a Wi-Fi network and install the update. But after doing so, you get another puzzling error message.

A critical software update is required for your Mac, but an error was encountered while installing this update.

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At this point, there are only two options:

  1. Shut Down
  2. Try Again

Well, we don’t want to Shut Down, so I guess let’s Try Again. A minute or so later, the same error message pops up. Try Again again? Same thing. It’s official, your MacBook Pro is stuck in an infinite update loop.

Steps to Try and Fix It


My research tells me that sometimes this issue can be resolved by reinstalling macOS in recovery mode, but that was unfortunately not the case for me. Ultimately, I had to take my MacBook Pro to an Apple store and have the Logic Board replaced, but we’ll get into that later.

Here are some troubleshooting steps I took to try and fix the critical software update issue. Although none of these worked for me, they might work for you if your issue is slightly different than mine.

  1. Connect to another Wi-Fi network and try again
  2. Connect to the internet via ethernet in Other Network Options and try again
  3. Boot into Safe Mode and check for updates: reboot and hold Shift
  4. Reset NVRAM on your Mac
  5. Reinstall macOS via Recovery Mode: reboot and hold Command + R
  6. Reinstall macOS via Internet Recover Mode: reboot and hold Command + Option + R
  7. Last resort: wipe disk with Disk Utility and reinstall macOS

Like I said, none of these solutions worked for me, but your mileage may vary.

The Only Solution That Worked for Me

Unfortunately, I got the “critical software update is required for your mac” when I was traveling outside of the US in South America where there are no Apple Stores. I spent a good five hours on the phone with Apple in the US trying to find a solution, but was unsuccessful. I had to lug around my useless MacBook Pro for three more weeks before I could take it to an Apple store in the United States.

At the Apple Store in the US, they ran some basic diagnostic tests. After an hour, I was told they needed to keep my laptop for further extensive diagnostics that would take three days alone. My frustration must’ve been evident, because the guy helping me at the Genius Bar went back to the “lead genius” for advice. Ultimately, they decided to skip the extensive diagnostics, figuring it was a hardware issue, and sent my MacBook Pro directly to an Apple service center to be repaired. They estimated 11 days before I’d have my MacBook Pro fixed and shipped to my home address.

To my delight, my fixed MacBook Pro arrived to my house via FedEx just three days later. As you can see by the AppleCare Service Product Service Summary above, they had to replace the Logic Board. Thank goodness that my MacBook was still under warranty because otherwise I would have had to pay hundreds of dollars to have it fixed.

Misleading Error Message

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Talk about a misleading error message. Was there really a critical software update? Perhaps there was. In any case, there was a major hardware issue. Major enough that the entire motherboard needed to be replaced.

Replacing a motherboard, which is essentially the brains, heart, and nervous system of the computer, is a major surgery. In my opinion, I got a brand new computer, just in the same shell as before. However, the AppleCare repair summary did say that the logic board might be refurbished.

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In any case, I hope that you never run into the Critical Software Update issue on you MacBook Pro. The fact that you’re here tells me that you may be having this issue. Assuming you’re in the US, my recommendation is to make an appointment with your nearest Apple store to have it fixed.

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If you do in fact have this issue, please share your experience in the comments below. I’d love to know if you were able to fix it without going to the Apple store.

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