4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2007 9:26 AM by Allan Sampson
YongeStreet Level 1 (0 points)
I'm having a problem with the recent Java update:

Java for Mac OS X v10.4 Release 5

It is causing my MacBook Pro to lockup. The only way to recover is to hold the power button down till it turns off, then start it again.

I'm developing software for Java that uses native libraries as well. I want to roll back the version of Java one Release, so I can test the problem against that release of Java. This problem wasn't happening before I updated to Release 5.

So after the recent update I'm using Java 5.0 1.5.0_07
I want to rollback to Java 5.0 1.5.0_06 or whatever the previous release number was. I am not looking to go back to 1.4.2. I need Java 5.

I have the installer for the Release 4 version of Java, but it refuses to install because there is a newer version already installed.

Does anyone know how I can get the previous version installed.

Thanks for any help

MacBook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  

MacBook Pro   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • Sulimo Level 1 (145 points)
    Hi-- Have you checked this site?:


    This page talks alot about recent updates and issues and possible workarounds. Towards the bottom are rollback instructions.

    Good luck
  • a brody Level 9 (65,758 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    Your best bet is to recover from the backup you made before installing the update.

    If you didn't backup, go ahead and backup now, and recover piecemeal what you have stored on your backup after an erase and install and performing the updates.

    Your problem may simply stem from a lack of repairing permissions. I've found out that others have had trouble with the recent updates if they didn't repair permissions. Go to Applications -> Utilities -> Disk Utility and repair permissions.
  • Jeffrey Reisman Level 1 (0 points)
    I have run into a problem too. I am unable to access a site called jmeeting.com since the latest java update, and I also am unable to update my Logitech Universal remote. When I plug the remote into my USB port, the software does not see it. If I try to use both the site and the remote on my imac that has not be updated, both work fine. It is only on my macbook pro that has been updated, that these things are broken. Anyway, to uninstall the latest update?
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 (123,405 points)
    Hello Jeffrey.

    You can't uninstall such an update which includes an Apple OS, Security or application update.

    You will need to re-install Tiger with the install package that shipped with your MBP which can be done via the Erase & Install or Archive & Install method selecting preserve user and network settings option and then use Software Update installing all available updates excluding the latest Java update.