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Hi,

the other day i decided to switch from clover to opencore which worked out quite ok.
But i have one issue on which i lost several hours figuring out what is going on.

When booting using opencore i am no longer able to download apps from the App Store.
When i click on the small cloud/arrow icon for already purchased/owned apps in the store the small square appears but the download never starts. No error messaged either.

First i thought my opencore config was to blame but the difference is, that with clover i had SIP (system integrity protection) off all the time since 2017 and with opencore i thought it be a good idea to finally turn it on.
iMessage and all the iCloud things do work.
[EDIT] iMessage works. iCloud sync things do not work with SIP enabled.
I also tried logging out of iCloud completely and even gone so far to give my hack (iMacPro1,1) a new serial, boardID and such.

Disabling SIP via opencore config.plist let me use the App Store do download as normally.
As a check i reenabled SIP and the problem returns.

I am on X299, MacOS 10.15.7, iMacPro1,1 system definition

What should/could i do? Where to look? Known issue?
And what might cause this strange behaviour?

I am quite puzzled...

Thanks for your help!
 
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Well, i figured it out myself.
Something was seriously wrong with my main user-account. But only when SIP was disabled.
I created an additional user and was able to use the App store as expected.

So basically i created a new user-Account and migrated my existing user to it.
What a pain in the ...

Another lesson learned. ;)
 
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I have an issue with App Store too.

It get's stuck when item is 100% downloaded. Launchpad shows that item is fully downloaded and nothing happens futher. Only app icon is created but the if to check package content, this is empty.

Code:
sudo spctl --status
assessments disabled

csrutil status
System Integrity Protection status: unknown (Custom Configuration).

Configuration:
    Apple Internal: disabled
    Kext Signing: disabled
    Filesystem Protections: disabled
    Debugging Restrictions: disabled
    DTrace Restrictions: disabled
    NVRAM Protections: disabled
    BaseSystem Verification: enabled

This is an unsupported configuration, likely to break in the future and leave your machine in an unknown state.

I have cleaned the cache etc, quit app store app and related processes and rebooted, but nothing seems to help.

Code:
sudo rm -R $TMPDIR../C/com.apple.appstore/*
sudo rm -R ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.appstore/*
sudo rm -R /Library/Updates/*
sudo rm -R ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.appstore.plist
sudo rm -R ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.storeagent.plist
sudo rm -R ~/Library/Cookies/com.apple.appstore.binarycookies

defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true; killall Dock
 
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Try it with a new user account. If it then works, it might be similar to my case.

I have no explanation why this happened but after starting from scratch my problems went away.
 
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Try it with a new user account. If it then works, it might be similar to my case.

I have no explanation why this happened but after starting from scratch my problems went away.

Thx for an idea!

I did it already. does not help. Issue remains.
 
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Ok, that is unfortunate.

I see that your SIP status is unknown. Not sure if that might have to do something with your problem?
Did anything changed before it stopped working? Bootloader (Clover/OpenCore), MacOS 10.x to 11.x?

As i read somewhere, the value to set the SIP status has changed for 11.x.

But i am by no way experienced for these kind of issues.
Maybe someone more knowledgeable might chime in?
 
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