PSA: Shadow USB Input drivers will bootloop macOS Big Sur

  • 25 June 2020
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Because I am a idiot that wanted gamepad to work, I innstalled shadow and the the USB drivers for macOS Big Sur beta 1. The MacBook Pro in question is now stuck in a boot loop.

 

I have looked for the driver to delete, but can not seem to find it. If you guys even remember the name of it (I can not remember, even thought I accepted the macOS secutiry prompt), that would make it easier to troubleshoot.

 

Safe mode works.

 

If any Qs, let me know before I have to format it.

 

I have made Shadow aware of the issue here: https://twitter.com/itavisen/status/1276217467220578304?s=21


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Id roll back. 
Catalina supports most gamepads and sierra already supported ds4

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NIce find! Unfortunate that it wasnt a very good find for you :sweat_smile:

Hi, had the same problem too and tried to find out how to solve it without reinstalling lol (reinstalled 2 times before I found this)

 

The bootloop, at least in my case, isn’t forever. Sometimes it took me 2 reboots for it to work properly, sometimes even 10 or more. 

 

Driver uninstall from the shadow application didn’t work for me, had to delete the whole Shadow folder at /library/application support. (You’ll lose all configurations though)

 

Now it boots normal again :)

Hi, had the same problem too and tried to find out how to solve it without reinstalling lol (reinstalled 2 times before I found this)

 

The bootloop, at least in my case, isn’t forever. Sometimes it took me 2 reboots for it to work properly, sometimes even 10 or more. 

 

Driver uninstall from the shadow application didn’t work for me, had to delete the whole Shadow folder at /library/application support. (You’ll lose all configurations though)

 

Now it boots normal again :)

 

Thank you for sharing. I didnt assume that would work, so I did a hard reinstall. Didnt mind have a clean macbook anyway.

 

Glad you found a way. Cheers.

Edit: deleting drivers in shadow doesnt work. will reinstall app and see what happens when installing drivers again

Id roll back. 
Catalina supports most gamepads and sierra already supported ds4

Yeah for sure, its not like I have a choice. I have never attempted to remove a driver from macos before, and didnt find out this time. Deleted everything and im doing big sur from USB.

 

This is more of a warning. Do not do it if you are on beta 1. macos WILL NOT boot again.

 

Edit 2: for whoever brave soul will try the same, trying to reinstalling big sur from installation volume while in safe mode messes up the OS even more.

 

Edit 3: heres a strange error: xbox elite series 2 effed up my wifi so bad i couldny play. Ipados14 even has a warning about it:

 

https://twitter.com/itavisen/status/1276057637000482821?s=21

Just curious as you’re using Big Sur too, is your microphone forwarding working?

 

I just can’t get my mic to work.

 

Just curious as you’re using Big Sur too, is your microphone forwarding working?

 

I just can’t get my mic to work.

 

Sorry I dont know as I have kids and never can use a mic :/

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