How to Roll Back to Java 8 on Mac OS
Downgrading from Java 9 to Java 8 on Mac OS
If you’ve recently updated your Mac OS to Java 9 and encountered compatibility issues or simply prefer using Java 8, this comprehensive guide will walk you through the step-by-step process of reverting back to Java 8.
Switching to Java 8 on Mac OS
To switch to Java 8 on your Mac OS, follow these straightforward steps:
- Begin by uninstalling Java 9 from your system. Navigate to the Applications folder and locate the Java 9 installation directory.
- Once you’ve found the Java 9 installation directory, move it to the Trash to delete it. Note that you may be required to enter your administrator password for authentication.
- Next, download the Java 8 JDK (Java Development Kit) from the official Oracle website. Ensure you select the version that is compatible with your Mac OS.
- After the download is complete, find the Java 8 JDK file and double-click on it to initiate the installation process.
- Follow the instructions on your screen and complete the installation of Java 8 on your Mac OS.
Reinstalling Java 8 after Removing Java 9 on Mac OS
Once you’ve successfully uninstalled Java 9 and installed Java 8, you can verify the installation using the following steps:
- Launch the Terminal application on your Mac OS.
- Type the following command and press Enter:
- If the displayed version of Java is 8.x.x, then you have successfully rolled back to Java 8.
By following these instructions, you can effortlessly downgrade your Java version from 9 to 8 on your Mac OS. Remember to always select the version that is compatible with your system to ensure optimal performance and compatibility with Java applications.
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