macOS Big Sur (version 11.0)

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  1. mongkee

    mongkee Well-Known Member

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    Just keep trying. My guess is also is it's on Apple's side.
     
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    Tried more than 20 times already bro
     
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    Are you using PLDT as your isp? I think they have an issue with connecting to apple's cdn in our region. I used a VPN to solve that issue. Those who are with Globe and Eastern don't seem to have this download issue.
     
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    I tried using my tethered Globe mobile internet connection to update. I still get the same installation error.
     
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    i am using PLDT and Converge on my LB Router. I have successfully update to Big Sur
     
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    I see. You may try clearing your caches and see if it resolves. Or use a VPN like Protonvpn or Nordvpn (or probably any other trusted VPN). I hope you get to update successfully.
     
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    I tried again today using the PLDT internet connection it the update finally worked. I didn't have to do anything other than to click update so I think the errors from before is an issue with Apple's servers.
     
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    Yes PLDT but I think its not the issue. I have 3 Macs that used my ISP. Only one had an issue.
     
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    I understand. I've experienced most update errors when using PLDT as my ISP. When I use other ISPs that I have access to, it doesn't seem to happen.
     
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    i downloaded it earlier, it says it is finished but 1G short fo the total size of the installer, nope I won't install it yet.
     
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    Its working already a couple of days ago. the culprit is the Apple internal servers. Our local ISPs are not.
     
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    Is it worth the risk?

    don’t see anything new worth tinkering with. Will probably wait for a major update.
     
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    ^ If its a bothersome task to update I think it wont be worth it. Although I haven’t encountered any major issues, I didn’t notice significant performance improvement and functionality. And the new iOSish UI and icons are not my type. In fact I hate em. I updated a 2020 MBP to see what its like and left older macs on Catalina. Every time I use the older units I also miss the old UI. Will revert to Catalina this weekend.
     
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    For me its worth it. What I like for Big Sur is the capability to automatically connect my AirPods to what device I am using. When I use my phone, it automatically connects from using my Mac.

    I also like the feel of the UI. Its not that "square-rish"

    Most notable update is the better security/privacy.
     
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    one thing that I've noticed about Big Sur is that it spikes the temp of my rMBP 13" compared to when I had Catalina installed. The difference is 10C-15C.
     
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    Since my mid-2014 Mac Mini was running too slowly on Catalina, decided to experiment on installing Big Sur. Anyway, if a failure, would go ahead and downgrade to Mojave.

    Surprise, surprise - the ol' Mac Mini actually is zippier now than it was on Catalina! Still exploring - it was taking forever downloading updates, before I realized that all around the world people were also upgrading. Today download speeds for updates was back to decent.
     
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    I just had a BSOD on my MacBook Pro. The Black Screen of Death. This is the first time I encountered this and it happened on Big Sur.

    FWIW, I sent the crash report to Apple.
     

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