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ApplePi-Baker v1.9.1 update

ApplePi-Baker v1.9.1 update

ApplePi-Baker has been updated again.

This version addresses a potential issue with restoring large SD cards (sync kernel buffers), and compression when making backups of larger SD Cards.

The mechanism to “eject” and SD card has internally been revamped as well. Additional, the option “Auto Eject after Restore” has been implemented.

To show that ApplePi-Baker is still working, a small indicator has been placed in the upper right corner of the window.
Additionally the status refreshrate has been increased.

Visit the ApplePi-Baker article to download the latest version and to leave comments.

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  • May 29, 2016 - 6:06 PM - Peter Jones Comment Link

    can’t find download for new version. sd card now fails to mount on Mac OSX el capitain, so raspberry PI sd card doesn’t mount. annoying as it worked perfecty easy before. 

     any solution?


    Peter Jones

    • May 31, 2016 - 8:25 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Peter,

      the latest version can always be found with the original article: ApplePi-Baker or under the category Raspberry Pi on the Downloads page.
      An old version can be found there as well, however, under El Capitan, the old version will not work properly.

      If you run into any issues, please feel free to post a comment under the ApplePi-Baker article – it’s followed by a lot of users, who are often nice enough to assist as well (I try to read and respond to all comments at least once a day).



      • May 31, 2016 - 4:07 PM - Peter Jones Comment Link

        Thanks Hans,

        Now I have found it down the page in the lime green box… I downloaded installed an my PI sd  card mounts. I was in a panic when I couldn’t change my config.txt


        Peter Jones

  • Jun 1, 2016 - 6:17 PM - Tim Samuels Comment Link

    I can’t log into the ApplePi-Baker v1.9.1 update. When I enter my Admin password it says incorrect Sudo password. 

    I’m logged under admin and rebooted back as admin and reloaded v1.9.1.

    I’m using a Mac MacBook6,1 with a Intel Core 2 Duo, Processing at  2.26 GHz on Mac OS X 10.6.8. 

    How do I get the app to recognise my login?


    Tim Samuels

    • Jun 2, 2016 - 7:59 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Tim,

      since you’re running a rather old Mac OS X version, you might want to consider trying the old 1.5.1 version.
      Since I no longer have access to 10.6.x, I’m unable to test if ApplePi-Baker works well under that OS.

      As for 1.9.1; The login “procedure” has not changed in the last few versions, so if an older one used to work (1.8 for example), then I can not even begin to guess what’s going wrong. In the next version I will include messages for the Console application so users can see a little more of what might be going wrong (even though it might still not help).

      Did you test something like this on the command line (Terminal):

      sudo ls

      just to test sudo access.



      • Jun 2, 2016 - 4:46 PM - Tim Samuels Comment Link

        Thanks, that’s excellent advice, I’ll have to use 1.5.1 and my sudo password does work in my mac command line. Thanks



        Tim Samuels

      • Jun 3, 2016 - 8:52 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        The older version should work just fine with your Mac OS X version  – kind-a the reason why I left it there, just in case. 

        Hope this works for you! 



  • Jun 2, 2016 - 11:33 AM - Lloyd Comment Link

    Ive downloaded and V1.9.1 but when i try to bake the recipe the program get stuck on idle and will not flash the img. Im using os x El capitan

    Any suggestions?




    • Jun 2, 2016 - 11:45 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Lloyd!

      I carefully assume this is some kind of local issue. Several users, including myself, run 1.9.1 successfully under OS X El Capitan. Which doesn’t mean that it’s all perfect … so let’s see if we can find a solution (or possible problem/bug).

      I’d start with testing a different SD card, and in case of a microSD card definitely test a different microSD-card adapter (I have had mixed results when it comes to the reliability of these adapters – they seem rather unreliable). You could, in case you don’t have any extra SD cards laying around, test with a USB thumb drive as well.

      Also make sure that there are no other applications trying to access the SD card while working with it (Disk Utility, AntiVirus software, or cleaning software similar to BlueHarvest).

      Optionally, try to do a “Prepare NOOBS” before writing an image – please let me know if that worked, so I can modify ApplePi-Baker to do this automatically in the next version.

      It’s better to post questions under the original ApplePi-Baker article.
      More users will see your question and might post hints/tips and help a hand.



      • Mar 18, 2017 - 1:47 AM - mitchell Comment Link

        im having the same issue! no sd cards show up and im unable to prep noobs card as it is un clickable!! seriously this little rbpi3 is going to be the end of me!! im seriously ready to trash this thing!! please help me!!



    • Jun 2, 2016 - 11:46 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Almost forgot: 

      If your IMG file is compressed (gzip, zip, etc); try decompressing it first so that you have a uncompressed IMG file (just to eliminate potential issues with compression).



  • Jun 30, 2016 - 2:52 AM - Jay Comment Link

    Which one would work best for my computer I’m running mac os x yosemite



    • Jun 30, 2016 - 4:21 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Jay!

      When running Yosemite, the old one should work for sure (1.5.x).
      Theoretically the new one should work as well, but I have not been able to test it (do not have a Mac with Yosemite available).
      The code in the new version should still cover Yosemite though. 



  • Aug 8, 2016 - 12:38 PM - Barry Berg Comment Link


    Love your fine software. I just upgraded to v1.9.3 which lost something I count on a lot. I am running MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta (16A270f) and when I opened your software I see two SD Cards. I have two SD Cards on my system, one is a 256GB in a Nifty Drive on my MBPr that I use for additional Disk space, the other is an 8GB for the Raspi. You used to give disk sizes, but I had no idea which one was which. If I formatted the wrong one, I would have a bit of a mess on my hands (yes I use TM but still). Could you add either the drive label, like finder shows, or the disk size in the disk selection window? I had to resort to the terminal and df -H to see which disk is which. Many thanks….




    Barry Berg

    • Aug 9, 2016 - 4:09 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Thank you Barry for reporting! 

      I’ll look at this right away, I can imagine how unpractical that is.
      I’ll report here when I have fixed this issue (if I can reproduce and fix it haha).



    • Aug 9, 2016 - 4:47 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      I could confirm the issue, and fixed it right away. 
      Go ahead and try 1.9.4, which is now available for download.

      Thanks again for reporting Barry! 
      Can’t believe I overlooked that one … 



      • Aug 11, 2016 - 11:11 AM - Barry Berg Comment Link

        Hey No problem, and the fact you fixed it right away is incredible!

        Thanks so much again.


        Barry Berg

      • Aug 12, 2016 - 5:17 AM - hans - Author: Comment Link

        Thanks Barry!

        When I have time, and folks report issues, I always try to fix it as soon as possible.
        Glad I could help 



  • Jun 17, 2018 - 5:07 AM - Vince Comment Link

    How do I write an img to my sd card. I can’t seem to find a “write img file to sd” button anywhere



    • Jun 17, 2018 - 12:31 PM - hans - Author: Comment Link

      Hi Vince,

      you may want to check the original ApplePi-Baker article (the link is included in the text above, or go there directly: here).
      Since an IMG file is a copy or backup of an original “disk” or SD card, you’ll need to use the “Restore Backup” button.

      Thanks for the question though – I’ll take it in consideration with the next version as an improvement on the user experience. 



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