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Today Apple released macOS 10.15.2 Update, a major software update to macOS Catalina. Update any supported system using the built-in Software Update functionality through the System Preferences pane or by using the standalone installer available from Apple.com.
What we know about the 10.15.2 Update so far...
  • macOS Build 19C57
  • Updated Intel and AMD graphics drivers
  • Updated audio drivers- established users of Catalina with AppleALC or VoodooHDA should not need to update.
  • Updated USB drivers- those using Port Limit Removal patch may have to update to new patches for 10.15.2
  • Install macOS Catalina App has been updated - If you downloaded macOS Catalina from the App Store prior to today, and you want to have the latest version on your backup installer USB, simply log into the Mac App Store and click Download. The updated Install macOS Catalina App can be found in the Applications folder.
Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.

Related:
macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update
macOS Catalina 10.15.0 Supplemental Update
macOS 10.15 Catalina is Now Available on the Mac App Store
Update Directly to macOS Catalina
macOS 10.15 Catalina: How to Mount Root Partition Read/Write for Post-Installation
How to Create a macOS Catalina Public Beta Installation USB
tonymacx86 Clover Theme (Updated for Catalina)
Introducing the macOS Catalina Critter!
Catalina Desktop Support
Catalina Desktop Guides
Catalina Laptop Support
Catalina Laptop Guides
macOS Catalina Public Beta is Now Available
Apple Reveals macOS 10.15 Catalina - Available Fall 2019
 
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Please post help requests in the Catalina Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).


Pre Update Notes
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- This update may break some of your Catalina functions, like audio. Make sure you backup first. :thumbup:

- Make sure you use the latest versions of the Lilu.kext, AppleALC.kext and WhateverGreen.kext. They will be in the Downloads > Kexts area.

Here's the step by step way to update:
:ch:Backup your current installation using Carbon Copy Cloner (see the link above to CaseySJ's script) or SuperDuper;

:ch: (Optional - See Note) Update to the latest Clover
See the tonymacx86 Clover Builds (in Download menu) to update Clover.

:ch: Update Lilu, WhatEverGreen and AppleALC using KextBeast. (Remove any kexts on your Desktop; place the three kexts on the Desktop; and run KextBeast choosing the /Library/Extensions/ folder. If you have these kexts in .../Clover/kexts/other/ folder, don't use KextBeast, but just drag and drop into the .../other/ folder.

:ch: If you are updating from 10.15.1, then you don't need to apply any new Port Limit Removal Patches. If you are updating from macOS before Catalina, apply any 10.15.0 Port Limit Removal Patches. Better yet, if you have created a SSDT-USB, then you're all set.

:ch: Download the Catalina 10.15.2 Update in Post #1 or the update from Apple's Mac App Store and run it - the updater will reboot upon completion.
Note: Update will reboot twice; each time Clover picks the correct boot partition. So, sit back and relax.
You do need to watch that you boot from the correct disk after each restart (The one with 'Install' in the title) as the system seems to default to anything but the right one.

ch: Done! So far, another easy update! :thumbup:

Please post help requests in the Catalina Desktop Support Forum section (not in this thread).
 

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Apple's official notes about the update:

The macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update improves the stability, reliability and performance of your Mac and is recommended for all users.

This update adds the following features:

Apple News
• New layout for Apple News+ stories from The Wall Street Journal and other leading newspapers

Stocks
• Get links to related stories or more stories from the same publication at the end of an article
• “Breaking” and “Developing” labels for Top Stories
• Stories from Apple News are now available in Canada in English and French

This update also includes the following bug fixes and improvements:

Music
• Restores the column browser view for managing the music library
• Resolves an issue that may prevent album artwork from appearing
• Fixes an issue that may reset music equalizer settings during playback

iTunes Remote
• Adds support for using an iPhone or iPad to remotely control the Music and TV apps on a Mac

Photos
• Resolves an issue that may cause some .AVI and .MP4 files to appear as unsupported
• Fixes an issue that prevents newly created folders from appearing in Albums view
• Addresses an issue where manually sorted images in an album may be printed or exported out of order
• Fixes an issue that prevents the zoom-to-crop tool from working in a print preview

Mail
• Addresses an issue that may cause Mail Preferences to open with a blank window
• Resolves an issue that may prevent using undo from retrieving deleted mail

Other
• Improves the reliability of syncing books and audiobooks to your iPad or iPhone through Finder
• Fixes an issue where reminders may be out of order in the Today smart list in the Reminders app
• Resolves an issue that may cause slow typing performance in the Notes app

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT210642
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222
 

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Updated my MacBook Pro and my GA-H110-D3A hack - So far so good.

Once again you do need to watch that you boot from the correct disk after each restart (The one with 'Install' in the title) as the system seems to default to anything but the right one.
 

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Updated my MacBook Pro and my GA-H110-D3A hack - So far so good.

Once again you do need to watch that you boot from the correct disk after each restart (The one with 'Install' in the title) as the system seems to default to anything but the right one.
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