MacBook Pro 2011 GPU Fix

How to fix macbook gpu permanently

Macbook pro with AMD graphics like macbook pro-2011 15 inch and some 13inch models have dual graphics cards 1 integrated which is intel 3000 and dedicated gpu which is from amd graphics series these MacBooks are great and powerful yet for daily work but besides that macbooks from 2011 have gpu glitch that makes amd graphics card almost unusable and you will end up with heat issues and random shutdowns and also blue or grey screens that makes these MacBooks unusable so we are here with the guide that will lead you to how to fix faulty macbook gpu forever and permanent plus point is its a software-based guide so you wont need to open up your precious MacBook simply follow the guide below and your faulty MacBook with dedicated AMD graphics will be fixed and fine after that Dont forget to comment the results lets get started –

Note = This method leaves brightness control And Sleep mode enabled,

Reset SMC

Shutdown, unplug everything except power and hold

leftShift + Ctrl + Option + Power 

I holded for 5 seconds, but holding just for an instant should work

Reset NVRAM: Power up and hold

Command + Option + p + r

Until you hear the startup chime two Twice

Shutdown computer

Power up and boot into Single User Recovery by holding

if you are on high sierra 10.13.6+ you might need to use Command + r instead

Command + r + s

Disable SIP (This takes a bit to complete so wait for it)

csrutil disable

Disable Discrete GPU on boot by running

nvram fa4ce28d-b62f-4c99-9cc3-6815686e30f9:gpu-power-prefs=%01%00%00%00

Enable verbose boot mode (This will show text every time you boot up, shutdown or restart your mac)

nvram boot-args="-v"



Boot into Single User mode by holding

Command + s

It might look as if it hanged, but press enter and you should see the shell (root#)

Mount root partition writeable

/sbin/mount -uw /

Make a kext-backup directory

mkdir -p /System/Library/Extensions-off

Move ONLY ONE offending kext out of the way

mv /System/Library/Extensions/AMDRadeonX3000.kext  /System/Library/Extensions-off/

Inform the system to update its kextcache:

touch /System/Library/Extensions/


Type reboot 

NOTE; Now If you want to get rid Of annoying White Text on boot or shutdowns Then Open the terminal & Simply type

sudo nvram boot-args=

2- Now Dont update or reset your nvram that will enable the Dedicated Amd gpu again and you have to enter All commands Again

3- in windows, it will show only amd graphics and won’t start to fix that simply run windows in safe mode and uninstall and disable the graphics card from the device manager

4- if you wanna get rid of auto system updates and All the Amd crap forever then simply install Mac Os Catalina with the help of dosdude1 patcher that will permanently drop support for AMD drivers and you can peacefully enjoy your OLD MACBOOK PRO 2011 with the latest patch updates just don’t reset NVRAM link of macOS Catalina patcher and guide is Here & as a bonus gift if you want to customize the settings of your mac webcam then there is a dedicated article here check out

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