Nvidia Security Update Fix

Nvidia Web Driver fix for latest Apple Security Update 2015-002: GTX 980, GTX 970, GTX 780, GTX TITAN & GTX TITAN Black issues fixed

Apple’s recent security update, 2015-002, disabled Nvidia’s Web Driver, much to the dismay of many OS X 10.8, 10.9 & 10.10 users. In this article, we’ll explain the necessary fix process for each OS version. Please note, this fixes require a GPU not effected by the recent security update such as the Nvidia GT120.

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Nvidia GPUs that DO NOT require Nvidia Web Driver to boot (such as GTX 780, 770, 680)

10.10:

  1. Install the latest Nvidia Web Driver update using the Nvidia Web Driver control panel.

10.8 & 10.9:

  1. Navigate to OS Drive/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
  2. Insert the previous build number in to the plist. See the example below.
    • For 10.8.5:
      • <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
        <string>12F45</string>
    • For 10.9.5:
      • <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
        <string>13F34</string>
  3. Save the plist.
  4. Restart your system.
  5. Set the Nvidia Web Driver as system default in the menu bar.

Nvidia GPUs that DO require Nvidia Web Driver to boot (such as GTX TITAN, TITAN Black, TITAN X, GTX 980, 970)

Note: This fix requires a GPU that does not require the Web Driver to boot such as a GT120

10.10:

  1. Remove the affected card and replace it with your GT120 (or other card that does not require the Nvidia Web Driver to boot).
  2. Install the latest Nvidia Web Driver update using the Nvidia Web Driver control panel.
  3. Turn off your system and re-install your non-EFI Nvidia GPU.

10.8 & 10.9:

  1. Remove the affected card and replace it with your GT120 (or other card that does not require the Nvidia Web Driver to boot).
  2. Navigate to OS Drive/System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
  3. Insert the previous build number in to the plist. See the example below.
    • For 10.8.5:
      • <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
        <string>12F45</string>
    • For 10.9.5:
      • <key>ProductBuildVersion</key>
        <string>13F34</string>
  4. Save the plist.
  5. Restart your system.
  6. Set the Nvidia Web Driver as system default in the menu bar.
  7. Turn off your system and re-install your non-EFI Nvidia GPU.

After following these instructions you should now find that you can once again enjoy your Nvidia GPU. If you have any questions, just let us know in the comments section below.




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