I’m using mac os 11.2.1 Big Sur. My question concerns using the Terminal utility to delete Apple default apps protected by SIP. I have disabled System Integrity Protection and confirmed that it is off by typing:
Terminal duly returns "disabled" to confirm that SIP is definitely off. I then attempted to delete various Apple default apps, as follows:
sudo rm -rf FaceTime.app/ sudo rm -rf TV.app/ sudo rm -rf Mail.app/
But nothing seems to happen. The apps are still in my Applications folder and launch normally. If I try to delete them manually, I get a beep and the deletion is rejected just as if SIP were still enabled.
Can someone suggest a better way to remove Mail?