iOS devices have DFU mode, which enable one to completely reinstall the firmware and operating system.
Do MacBook devices have something similar? Is the firmware automatically reinstalled upon an OS reinstallation?
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Do MacBook devices have something [firmware] similar?
Yes. It's call the EFI or Extensible Firmware Interface
Is it possible to reinstall MacBook firmware?
Is the firmware automatically reinstalled upon an OS reinstallation?
Not necessarily. The EFI is upgraded only if it needs to be upgraded. This can happen as part of a normal update process or it can happen as part of a macOS installation.
From Apple Support:
Most firmware updates are automatically installed when you update or upgrade OS X. Some firmware updates are also available as downloads you can install manually. If your Mac needs a firmware update and it isn't installed automatically, check to see if a manual updater is listed below.
For the record - upgrade is defined as going from one version of macOS/OS X to the next one up.
It also goes on to state (which they highlight) the following:
If you don't see a firmware version listed in this article, it means that either a firmware update is only available as an automatic update, or no firmware update is needed.
You can use DFU mode with macbooks too via Apple Configurator to either
restore a mac, but it's only supported on macs with a T2 chip (ie, Intel/M1/M2 macbooks made since 2018).
❗️The key combinations and timings can be very tricky to get right on first try (your fingers might hurt from the number of attempts you'll have to make).
A few important points to keep in mind: