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Alexander Hansen
Artist | Professional | Design & Interfaces
Norway
I'm sorry to say I no longer create icons, if you wonder why, please check my "Farwell DeviantArt" submission for more details.

Otherwise, all my icons are still available so feel free to download them, share them and enjoy them!

Special thanks to all my +Watchers that has stuck with me for so long!

- Atopsy
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One of the most hidden and less known under the hood upgrades Apple did to El Capitan was a brand new System Integrity Security System (alot of system in there), or rather known to the El Capitan community as Rootless. Rootless was developed to increase security over your Mac's system files, meaning your system will lock you out of important apps and files for the OS, files that the system needs to even boot. The main aim for this system is to prevent any accidental or intentional tempering or removal of system files and to prevent viruses from bricking your Mac.

There is a way to disable it and don't worry, this process will not brick your Mac or ruin anything.

Disclaimer: I will not stand responsible if anything were to happen with your Mac while doing this process. If you wish to do this, it's your own choice. I'm not saying anything will happen, but just in case of the worst possible scenario.

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Turn off your Mac completely.
2. Hit the power-button and before you can see the Apple logo, hold CMD + R. When the Apple logo appears, you can release the keys.
3. This will boot your Mac into Recovery Mode.
4. On the menubar in the Recovery Mode, click on Utilities then Terminal.
5. Type in the following command: csrutil disable
6. Restart your Mac by pressing the Apple icon on the menubar.
7. Now you should be able to change any icon that may not have been possible for you before.

How to enable Rootless:

Follow the same steps until step 5 and type instead: csrutil enable.

Then restart your Mac.

I do advise you to disable rootless, change the app icon you want to change and enable Rootless again in case you ever come accross a virus or make a mistake by deleting a system file in the future.

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Farewell DeviantArt!
First off, I just have to say thank you to everyone who has supported my work over the years since I started with creating icons back in 2013! All the positive and constructive feedback I've gained have pushed me to get better at what I love to do, digital design. DeviantArt has an amazing community and it puts a big smile on my face to see some of my icons being downloaded +1000 times, it's truly inspiring.

I started to make icons for one reason, I loved the design of iOS 7 and wanted it to look the same on my Mac, but of course ever since Yosemite, thats now the reality. But most of all, I wanted to share what I created with everyone for free. To get feedback and get better while I was preparing for digital design classes. It went from 2-3 uploads per day, to 1 per week and then to almost nothing per month. I had issues with my Mac, I had school + work and I had very little time to actually sit down and work on icons in general. (and possibly a bit of lazyness every now and then)

But now it's time for me to say farewell, I got a job doing what I love and big plans for my future. There are so many talented icon designers on DeviantArt so I'm sure everyone will get their custom icon fix when they need it! Thank you all again, it's been a real pleasure to make icons for everyone to use and the feedback has been amazing!

Naturally my icons will stay up free forever, nothing will be removed or deleted, use them personally, share them elsewhere and etc! I wish I was still in posession of my template files so I could upload them all for you guys to make your own versions, unfortunately I don't and I'm sorry for that. But enjoy the icons that are still up!

Thank you all and farewell!

- Atopsy
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