I’m trying to do a clean install of macOS Big Sur with a network boot (Catalina won’t boot due to some kind of error), but after a few minutes of waiting, I get error 2002f. How to fix it?
We’ve covered all the ways to update your operating system to macOS Big Sur on any compatible Mac. If you are forced to settle for an online system restore, you may encounter errors while downloading data from Apple servers.
This error has been encountered by users all over the world for several years. The thing is that during the recovery, the computer downloads data from Apple servers and performs a remote check for binding to a specific Apple ID account. The error occurs exclusively in the second case, but the download will not continue without it.
How to fix error 2002f in Apple
On thematic forums and when contacting support, such a problem is recommended to be solved as follows:
1. Restart your computer and the router through which you connect to the network.
2. Change the DNS settings of the router from 0.0.0.0 to Google’s public DNS : 126.96.36.199 .
3. Connect your Mac to the router using an ethernet cable.
4. Try to boot the system by connecting to a different network.
Such actions do not help everyone and the error continues to interfere with the installation of the system.
How else can you fix error 2002f
Online users have found a simpler and more affordable solution that helps to avoid this error. To prevent the computer from receiving a check for linking to an Apple ID account during a network recovery, you must first disconnect it from your account.
1.From any device, go to the Apple ID Account Management page and log in.
2. In the Devices section, find the Mac on which you will reinstall the system over the Internet.
3. Unlink this Mac from your account.
After that, during installation, the corresponding check will not occur, and the error 2002f will not occur.