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I used csrutil disable to turn off System Integrity Protection and deleted some unused pre-installed apps before macOS 10.14. Recently, I upgraded to macOS 10.15 Beta (19A487l) and found this way didn't work anymore. My admin account only has Read-only access for pre-installed applications.

The /Applications in Terminal is actually /System/Volumes/USER-Data/Applications.

➜  ~ ls /Applications       
Alfred 4.app           Safari.app             Utilities
Google Chrome.app      ShadowsocksX-NG.app    Visual Studio Code.app

I don't have write access to /System/Applications.

➜  ~ sudo rm -rf /System/Applications/Stickies.app
rm: /System/Applications/Stickies.app: Read-only file system

I also cannot change the privilege from Finder -> /System/Applications/Stickies.app -> Get Info -> Sharing & Permissions, it says:

The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have the necessary permission.

I've read Is it possible to delete the "useless" apps pre-installed on my Mac? and chflags didn't work either because of Read-only.

How can I access to the "real" system account or is there the other way to delete or hide those applications?

Thank you.

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