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I recently ran Software Update and installed "Update 1" for Java for Lion. Unfortunately this broke about the only thing I use Java for - a webcam applet to check conditions at a ski area. The applet hangs Safari until I close the tab and force quit the process, and in Chrome it simply displays the Java Applet loading screen with no progress.

So, the questions:

  1. How can I remove this update?
  2. Where can I get the original version? The only download link I can find now leads to the updated version.
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Can you give example link to check if Java Developer Package for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 package is also broken or not? – Eir Nym Nov 18 '11 at 21:00
Haven't tried your solution yet, but this is the page that hangs Safari for me: – robmathers Nov 18 '11 at 22:58
I see endless loading or white blank space (Safari & recent Opera 11.60) with no errors in console and Oracle VisualVM. – Eir Nym Nov 19 '11 at 0:06
I've got error! Probably it's server-side problem – Eir Nym Nov 19 '11 at 0:09
same for my Windows machine. no luck to download classes. – Eir Nym Nov 19 '11 at 0:18

I don't know where to find original version of Java for Mac OS Lion.

At least you can download Java Developer Package for Mac OS X 10.7 with your AppleID or try Java Developer Package for Mac OS X 10.7 Update 1 package to be sure if this bug is here.

Tutorials how to downgrade your Java you can find here and here.

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Thanks. Gave this a try with the first developer package, but it seems the bug is still there. Perhaps it's not directly related to the update. – robmathers Nov 18 '11 at 23:09

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