A firmware is a type of software that provides control, monitoring and data manipulation of engineered products and systems.

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Thunderbolt display firmware update 1.2 keeps reappearing, but is not compatible

I've got a problem with the Thunderbolt display firmware 1.2. My screen is not compatible, because it was purchased in 2012 and the update can not be performed. However, the update keeps reappearing ...
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how to force a factory reset of an iPhone?

I once used a sequence of button presses to force an iPhone to downgrade to its original iOS version, and its factory settings. IIRC is involved holding down the power button for 10 seconds and ...
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Is there a software to reset/flash your iphone to factory without itunes?

i have two "broken" iphones. One of them, is a 3gs. I've changed is battery yesterday and it was ok for 30 min/1hour and then it just started rebooting. I searched online and i saw it was a common ...
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Understanding firmware.scap

So, I recently acquired an old MacbookPro (v.5,4 mid 2009). I decided to create an Arch linux partition, and thus began my adventure... While installing rEFInd (the maintained fork of rEFIt), I ended ...
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Completely reinstall everything on the Mac

Let's say that I am paranoid and I want not only to wipe and reinstall OS X, but also recovery, SMC, firmware and everything in the Mac hardware that could have been infected with malware. Is there ...
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MacBook Pro only boots to grey Apple screen with spinning loader

My MacBook Pro boots to the hated gray screen. Things I have tried to fix this include: Booting with CMD-R (boots to a grey screen) Resetting the PRAM (boots to a grey screen) Resetting SMC (boots ...
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Firmware settings

I want to open the firmware settings. I have a Mac book Pro end 2011 and yosemite. When i press Option+Cmd+O+F while booting nothing happens, it continues to boot. What do i have to do? Background: ...
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How to get rid of iOS 7.x (downloaded but not installed) from 6.x

As I've pointed it out in the question title, my 16 GiB iPhone 4s is getting out of memory due to the fact that it has self-downloaded iOS 7(.1.2) without I'd never asked for. As long as it weights ...
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Force a read-only mount of startup disk

I want to create a MacOS recovery startup disk on a USB flash drive. In order to maintain the integrity of the drive's contents (and, perhaps more importantly, reduce write wear on the flash drive ...
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Can't update boot ROM firmware on iMac Late 2006

I want to use Boot Camp on my 17 inch iMac Late 2006, but whenever I open it, it tells me that I need to update my Boot ROM firmware to use the assistant. So I downloaded the latest Boot ROM from ...
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How to restore EFI in MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

I've stopped an update of OS X in the middle (fair enough I am crazy!). Now all I have when I boot the system is the normal beep sound of POST for hardware check. I've found a link that's been ...
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Backup apps in ipa format on iphone no PC

I need to restore my iphone firmware on my work computer, without installing any other program other than the iTunes already installed on it. I'm wondering if there's some kind if app or jailbreak ...
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What is /Volumes/firmwaresyncd?

I keep seeing this in my logs: > 10/5/15 3:45:16.532 AM deleted[366]: normalizeUserMountpoint:738 > volRoot failed for /Volumes/firmwaresyncd.G3PNKw What is it? Is it related to the firmware ...
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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Amongst Macs that can be upgraded to support OS X Recovery, can any model *not* accept a firmware downgrade?

Focusing on computers that can be upgraded to use OS X Internet Recovery: is there any Mac on which firmware can not be downgraded? I see that for at least one type of MacBook Pro, firmware can ...
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How to break away from LaCie Big Disk Extreme firmware, for its two disks to appear as two instead of one?

Question How can I reconfigure a LaCie Big Disk Extreme so that Mountain Lion will see both of its disks? Background Once, years ago, I accidentally did something bad to a LaCie device. Where ...
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iPhone 5 in tough situation(Please read and help)

I purchased an second hand iPhone 5 from a dealer several months ago , its iPhone 5 A149(Global) model 16GB. It's acting weird from the date of purchase , having several issues like 1. Time and Date ...
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Firmware crash updating Mac Pro 1,1 to 2,1

My Mac Pro A1186 only displays a white screen and chimes repetitively. I attempted a firmware update from 1,1 to 2,1. Everything was going as it should until it shutdown and now it seems to be stuck ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware message reappears

I'm in a bit of a snag. I've sold my 27" Thunderbolt Display that I used with my Macbook Pro, however my Macbook keeps telling me about the firmware: I can't seem to find any information about a ...
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How to tell if Mac has firmware password

I'm buying a used MacBook Air tomorrow off craigslist. How do I know if the Mac has a firmware password set? If I do Ctrl + R will it automatically query me to enter the password if it's on? I'm ...
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Reinstall Thunderbolt Firmware on a 27" iMac Late-2012

I have a consistent issue with the "Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.2" showing up endlessly in the App Store, but more importantly, after installing it earlier today, my Thunderbolt ports no longer ...
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Western Digital Firmware updater will not detect drive

I have two western digital for mac external hard drives. And both were disconnecting when I plug them into a USB 3.0 external four-way port, but not a USB 2.0 port. Found out this was a common ...
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Use diskutil without firmware password

Diskutil found some problems on my drive that need to be fixed in recovery mode. However the it department installed a password in the firmware. Is there anyway to start diskutil without the ...
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Names of bootable partitions aren't the same as the names in Disk Utility

We use external FW/USB drives as portable diagnostic and installers and even though the partitions are named and have a custom icon, they show up as "Mac OS X" with a generic USB/FW icon when option ...