Currently, MacOS 11 (Big Sur) has a rare but frustrating bug which can cause the “Security & Privacy” preference pane to fail to show the correct prompt during the installation of our ACE component. When this happens, it becomes impossible for a user to properly authorize ACE for installation and use.
This issue has been reported to Apple, and will hopefully be fixed in a forthcoming MacOS update. For now, these instructions will allow you to work around this OS issue.
We've seen issues where MacOS fails to properly scan older copies of our software. A fast troubleshooting step to work around this problem in the operating system is to delete your existing copy and download a new copy right from our site.
A kext is a kernel extension, you can think of this as a driver for macOS, these files will go into the Kexts folder in your EFI. Windows and Linux note: Kexts will look like normal folders in your OS, double check that the folder you are installing has a.kext extension visible(and do not add one manually if it's missing). E: Install these 64 bit Kexts from the Kexts folder from macOS Extractor. Navigate in your Finder and go to the 'OS X Hackers Patch Files' folder in your Applications Folder 2. Open the 'Kexts' Folder 3. Choose your Graphics Card Kext Installer and launch it. Select the Partition or Hard Drive that you are currently using the patched OS X. Related: How to Install and Use wget on Mac. How to Install Kexts Automatically. The steps below to remove kexts will only work if you are using a Mac operating system prior to Big Sur and utilize the KextBeast utility that was initially created for use with Hackintoshes. Download KextBeast. If you don’t have a free account with tonymacx86. How to Easily Update Kexts in your Hackintosh Using Kext Updater. Step 1: Download the Kext Updater app from here and install it on your Hackintosh. Step 2: Open the app and click the Check button at the bottom. The app will scan for the kexts being used in your system. Step 3: Kext Updater will then automatically download the latest version of.
Get the latest version of your desired app by clicking below:
The new copy will prompt you to complete the setup process, after which you'll hopefully be set.
If you’re still unable to proceed with installing or authorizing ACE from the current release, manually deleting any copy of our component on your Mac will allow MacOS to present the necessary authorization prompt again. Follow these steps:
Quit System Preferences, as well as any and all apps from Rogue Amoeba that are powered by ACE. (That's Airfoil, Audio Hijack, Loopback, Piezo, and/or SoundSource.)
In the Finder, select the Go to Folder… command from the Go menu.
In the folder field, enter the following location:
Click the Go button. In the window which appears, you'll see a
Select that folder, and move it to the Trash.
Confirm this action in the Finder when prompted.
Restart your Mac.
Run one of our ACE-powered apps again to be guided through the installation process again.
If the above steps do not cause the authorization prompt to appear properly, you can follow the next set of steps to manually authorize ACE.
If MacOS still fails to show the correct prompt to authorize our ACE component for use, you’ll need to manually authorize it. This is done by entering the Mac's Recovery mode and applying adjustments to its security policy, using the
To enter the Mac's Recovery mode, follow Apple's instructions for Intel or for Apple Silicon.
Once booted into Recovery, open the Terminal utility there and enter the following commands:
After entering those commands, restart your Mac. Launch one of our ACE-powered apps again, and you'll be able to proceed through the installation.
Note: Although the command used is for
kext-consent, the ACE component is not a kernel extension.
Once ACE is properly authorized and installed, you’ll be all set for the future: newer updates to the component can be installed, or it can be uninstalled and even reinstalled, without requiring any further system-level authorization.
If you need any further help, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Kext Wizard with Pre-linked Kernel Support is an application to Install Kernel Extensions known as Kexts in short terms.
Version 3.7.12 supports rebuilding Pre-linked kernel