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Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:23 pm
by Zard
This can be fixed if you move the file to the desktop, change it and replace the original one.

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 am
by Valamyr
Hello, That does not seem to work in Mojave. Despite I change "Unknown" to some other value I still have Unknown in about my Mac.
Cheers!

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:53 pm
by m4mmt
It doesn't work in Mojave. It keeps showing "Unknown"

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:05 pm
by Marcyvee
May I misunderstand, but I have no /System/A folder.... I'm running mojave
@m4mmt @valamyr did you do that? viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1495#p20798

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:02 am
by Valamyr
@Marcyvee, yep but unfortunately it does not work.

Cheers!

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:08 pm
by flek999
@Valamyr @Marcyvee

It's working on Mojave when "Unknown" is shown. The path is different: System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AppleSystemInfo.framework/Versions/A/Resources/

And then it depends which language do you have set up in OS X. For me English.lproj wasn't working. I have GB language turned on so I need to go to 'en_GB.lproj' directory, and then change Unknown. It's working like a charm.

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:34 am
by Darran T
frle10 wrote: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:42 am Hmm, I also have unknown and I tried the thing with TextWrangler but when I try to save I get an error saying:

The authenticated save for this file failed (application error code: 20004)
Copy it to your desktop first. Edit and save that copy, then move it back to the correct folder. That worked for me.
Post Merged
Thanks Shaneee for this. I changed mine to reflect the correct CPU. On a more just-for-fun topic, how did you change the computer type to AMD MacPro. Mine currently lists iMac (27-inch, Late 2013).

Thanks
Darran

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:43 pm
by Jono4191
@Shaneee Could you please provide me the file for my CPU?

AMD Ryzen 5 1600
High Sierra 10.13.6

Thanks mate!

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:33 am
by KraDzT

Re: Change CPU Name in About this Mac

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:32 pm
by KojiAiba
Shaneee wrote: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:54 pm If it's showing as Unknown then navigate to System\Library\PrivateFrameworks\AppleSystemInfo.framework\Versions\A\Resources\English.lproj and open up AppleSystemInfo.strings in TextWrangler. This app is on the App Store. Find the following and change it to what you want,
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	<key>UnknownCPUKind</key>
	<string>Unknown</string>
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	<key>UnknownCPUKind</key>
	<string>FX-8370</string>
Fantastic!

Except textwrangler wont launch on my OS and i tried other editors plist is in binary, so you can't edit it in binary without proper editor...

No other solution than textwrangler ?

Thanks :)