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macOS 10.13.4 Security update 2018-001

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Sep 29, 2013
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Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra
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i9-9900K
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RX 580, GTX 1070
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iOS
Changes buildnumber to 17E202 but patching the Nvidia webdriver still works, otherwise everything went well with the update.
 
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Jun 29, 2013
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27
Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H270M-D3H
CPU
Core i5-7400
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GT 740
Mobile Phone
iOS
Once again I am unable to do an update.

First, I tried the standalone updater. The package installer gave me an error with a giant yellow caution sign. It said, "The installation failed. Could not prepare Security Update 2018-001 for installation. Try installing from a different copy of the item or contact the manufacturer for assistance." I called Apple and they were very sorry this happened. Tim's going to get back to me later today with a fix. Actually, to be accurate, Apple doesn't care about me. I made up the part about calling Apple. The error message is totally, 100% real, though.

In past updates, the App Store update wouldn't work, but the standalone updater would work or vice versa. I figured, "OK, this is one of those times when the standalone updater doesn't work but (fingers crossed) the App Store update will work."

So I tried the App Store update. I got a little bit further with this. After it finished downloading, there was a message about restarting. So far so good. Pressed restart. The screen turned black and there was a progress bar. After a bit it (the progress bar) said "Restarting." The progress bar went away and there was a momentary gray spinner. Then the first reboot. Alas, in Clover, I didn't get the "Install Mac OS from ..." boot option.
 
Joined
Jun 29, 2013
Messages
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-H270M-D3H
CPU
Core i5-7400
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GT 740
Mobile Phone
iOS
Although I believe I am the only person in the world with this issue, I'm just going to kind of follow-up here, so there's some sort of record.

I managed to get the update (17E202) installed just now. As I stated before, the updater wants to use my recovery partition for it's intermediate, reboot-and-install stage. When I had tried the stand alone updater Clover didn't present that boot option (the update didn't work). After that I tried the App Store updater and it also didn't work.

This morning it occurred to me that perhaps the stand alone updater (performed first) had left a mess behind that kept the App Store updater from working. I mounted my recovery partition, and sure enough, there were two extra, non-recovery related folders in there. I removed them and tried the App Store updater again. It worked.
 
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Feb 22, 2014
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GA-H77N-WIFI i7-3770
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Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Mac
Mac mini
I recently made this update, and now my bluetooth is wonky. The chip on my Asus GA-H77N-WIFI is still recognized, but it bluetooth cannot be turned off, and now my Apple trackpad and keyboard will no longer pair. Anyone have similar issues or have any recommendations?
 
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