I want to disable System Integrity Protection, So i am trying to run this command csrutil disable On recovery mode, But i am not able to boot in Recovery mode, It keep showing user login screen, I tried to Hold this Command+R combination as well as Command+E+R till The Apple logo shows, But no luck.

This the output of diskutil list command
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3 Answers 3


You could do Command+Option+R to boot into internet recovery (from Apple servers). Ensure a stable internet connection. You can then run csrutil disable in the terminal.

As far as your recovery partition. If it is truly not working, you can delete the partition, download the latest OS X installer from the App Store and then reinstall OS X (this will not delete your files, think of it just like an OS X update). As part of the OS X reinstall, it will add a fresh new recovery partition.

Hope that helps.

  • @klanomath Thanks for the comment, I did not know that. Will edit above.
    – puqeko
    Feb 1, 2016 at 8:16
  • Thanks for the Answer, But its also not working... , it keep showing the User login screen.. :(
    – Salim
    Feb 1, 2016 at 9:52
  • @Salim Just to cover all bases, when do you start holding down the keys on restart?
    – puqeko
    Feb 1, 2016 at 20:03
  • @Salim Also, how old is your Mac?
    – puqeko
    Feb 1, 2016 at 20:14
  • Sorry for the late reply, So i shut down the system, then press and hold cmd+r, or cmd+option+r then switch on the system, i keep holding it till the apple Logo shows, That is one thing i tried, another one i tried is to switch on the system immediately press and hold those key combination, Its only 9 days old.. :) .
    – Salim
    Feb 2, 2016 at 6:14

Solved (for my particular situation anyway): I was suspicious that my machine (2009 Mac Pro) wouldn't recognize the keyboard through an external monitor. So I pulled the USB from my monitor, plugged it directly into the desktop, and lo-and-behold, Command+r allowed the machine to boot into recovery mode.


I ran into this same issue. The only way I could enter recovery mode was to shutdown, press and hold Command+Option+R and then press the power button.

  • There are multiple ways to enter Recovery Mode depending on your intention. Command+R will let you install the latest version of macOS without upgrading your Mac. Command+Option+R will upgrade you to the latest MacOS your Mac supports. Shift+Command+Option+T will install your Mac's original MacOS if available.
    – harpermd
    May 30, 2018 at 17:42

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