Fix: Mac Sierra error “The installer payload failed signature check”

arun   August 23, 2017   Comments Off on Fix: Mac Sierra error “The installer payload failed signature check”

One of the Mac users tried to install Sierra multiple times. But error message will show on screen. The error message is “The installer payload failed signature check”. Tried several methods like recreate the installer USB stick, internet recovery,. Try the below suggestions to resolve the error issues.

Sierra error

Solution 1: Change the system date and time

If you don’t have an internet connection,

  1. Close the installer. Go to the Utilities menu and open a Terminal window.
  2. Enter ‘date’ to know your system date and time.
  3. If your system’s date and time is wrong then enter ‘date <month><day><hour><minute><two digit year>’
  4. Now a window will display with new system date and time.
  5. Close Terminal and reopen again the macOS Siera installation.

How to change date and time on older Mac version

Try to reboot your Mac. Go to Apple Menu -> System Preferences and change your date and time.

Reboot your USB boot disk.

If you don’t have OS on your Mac follow the steps to rectify the error.

Open terminal

  1. Open Utilities and select Terminal.
  2. Enter date in the prompt. Now you view the date of your Mac.
  3. If you have an internet connection on your Mac, go to online and check current date and time. By going into prompt, and enter ntpdate-u time.apple.com. Click Return.

Time settings with internet connectionNow, you will find the current date and time.

Solution 2: Use ntpdate command

Use ntpdate command in the recovery system to update your system clock.

ntpdate – u time.apple.com

Now, reopen the OS X installer.

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Solution 3: Copy the files to the USB drive

If the InstallESD.dmg file was not copied to the USB drive, this error will occur. Open the terminal and run the diff command. Go to the Application directory and copy the below files into the USB drive.

diff/Applications/Install\macOS\Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg/Volumes/Install\macOS\Sierra/Install\macOS\Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg

If the result of the binary files is dissimilar, run the next command.

Sudo cp/Applications/Install\macOS\Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg/Volumes/Install\macOS\Sierra/Install\macOS\Sierra.app/Contents/SharedSSupport/InstallESD.dmg

Note: Enter sudo command for the Administrative Password.

Other Solutions

Delete the previous downloader installer and again re-download it through AppStore. Search “Sierra” and click download. Alos check whether the previous downloader gets deleted.

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