Questions tagged [firmware]

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

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Can you update an iPhone from an .ipsw without losing all settings?

I want to upgrade an iPhone SE (1st gen) from iOS 14.3 to 14.8, not iOS 15. (Evidently, Apple added the code that allows you to stay on the iOS 14 track at a later date, as it only shows options for ...
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Does High Sierra's firmware update preserve legacy osx booting capabilities?

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro with a 10.6.8 and 10.11.6 partitions and want to add a 3rd one for 10.15 (via dosdude patcher) but need to update the firmware to support the APFS file system first. I need ...
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iPhone 7+ invalid passcode and iTunes restore fails on incompatible firmware file

I have an iPhone 7 Plus, which has been reset to the factory defaults. After that, I normally went through the onboarding process, configured everything and set up screen passcode. After ...
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Firmware Password Change Instructions don't match Software Menu's

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204455 Instructions do not match my Mac's Menu (current OS) - there is no Startup Security Utility or Firmware Password Utility.
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(older) Apple wireless keyboard connected & working - but not "recognised" by keyboard assistant (Big Sur)

Okay, this might be a weird one. I have an older Apple wireless keyboard (with new AA batteries) connected to my M1 MacBook Air running lates macOS Big Sur. It works. It shows in the bluetooth menu as ...
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How to bypass iMac 2015 Firmware Password? [duplicate]

first of all, I apologize for my bad english I have a question and I will be really happy if someone can help me. A while ago I bought an imac from 2015 as used ( so I don`t have any invoice) but ...
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Can I Get Firmware For My New HDD?

I have another question. I have yet ANOTHER issue with my iMac. When the late 2009 iMac came out, replaced the internal hdd would make the fans go at full blast. I removed my Seagate ST3500418AS (...
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Installing Previous Firmware in iPhone | New Firmware keeps Rebooting iPhone [duplicate]

After upgrading to iOS 14.4.2 my iphone keeps rebooting every 5 mins! I would like to restore my iphone to iOS 14.3.7. After finding signed firmware I tried using iTunes but kept getting error 9 . I ...
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Mac Firmware password suddenly appeared after moving drive

/tldr - Moved original Apple SSD to new logic board. No firmware password before, now suddenly there is - even on original board (after clean install). Sharing experience and insight from others - not ...
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How to disable SIP when Big Sur is installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine

I have Big Sur installed in a VMware Fusion Player virtual machine. I desire to disable SIP. With an actual physical Mac, the usual method would involve first booting to internal macOS Recovery, then ...
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Updating firmware to get OWC Aura Pro X2 SSD to show via Macbook Air

Basically I am trying to install a brand new Aura Pro X2 480gb SSD into a Macbook Air 2014, the original apple SSD has failed and is not seen by the Macbook Air. I know the Aura Pro X2 requires High ...
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Flashing Previous Firmware to M1 Mini Without DFU Mode

I just got a new M1 Mini in the mail (16gb RAM config). Upon updating to Big Sur 11.2 , both of my thunderbolt ports were disabled. I can't even get power from them to charge my other apple devices. ...
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Updating firmware on MBP 2012

I have a mid-2012 13” MBP running on 10.12.6 Sierra, which I’ve been trying to update to the latest OS for some time now. Any update that is newer than Sierra throws a “An error occurred while ...
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How to manually upgrade firmware (currently on Big Sur, update from Catalina broke Bluetooth)

Ever since I've upgraded to Big Sur, my Bluetooth hasn't been working normally. I tried resetting my MBP 2016 and it didn't change anything, so after chatting with Apple Support, we've both reached ...
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I'm not sure I can flash the firmware rom on Mac Pro 1,1

I'm trying to port coreboot to the Mac Pro 1,1 and I'm finding it difficult to locate any information on how to use the diag/lpc or other ports to flash firmware on the Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1. I am ...
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MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 is causing a Kernal Panic - Forced an update to T2 chip by installing Big Sur - My machine is now bricked

So only in the last 2 weeks has my Macbook Pro 2018 starting having this kernal panic problem. I was on 10.15.7 and after disabling the power nap and vault encryption suggestions I still had no luck ...
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Problem with firmware password

Some days ago, I opened my laptop, it was doing security update. After the update, the login screen appeared and I enter my regular user/password but instead of login it asked the firmware Any idea ...
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Accidentally activated firmware lockscreen, how do I go back?

I logged out of my Macbook (pro 2019, Catalina) then after mistyping my password, accidentally hit the “recover password” button (or something along those lines, can’t remember). I do remember my ...
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Is Airpod Pro knock-off using H1 Chip?

I got my hands on Chinese Airpod pro knock-off that came with Apple logo and surprisingly same packaging with additional buds. Also to my surprise they were paired with iphone quite quickly just like ...
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iPhone 8 on iPhone 6 analytics

I have a strange issue where I have iPhone 8 on my iPhone 6 analytics. Listed in analytics as: AppVariant: 1:iPhone8,2:13. I have an iPhone 6.
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Where can I find specific Apple firmware like early 2011 SMC 1.69f3

I would like to load a specific firmware from https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201518 My research shows the MacBook Pro early 2011 SMC 1.69f3 seems to be stable. I use links on apple website shows &...
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Can't run EFI AHT - 'Cannot load 'EFI/Drivers/TestSupport.efi'

I have three early 2013 macbook pro logic boards, one will load apple AHT (apple hardware test), the other two produce the following error booting into diagnostics: Error: 8000000000000003, Cannot ...
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MacBook Air SMC Update v1.8

MacBook Air SMC Update v1.8 This update addresses a rare issue on some Apple notebooks where a battery that has accumulated more than 1000 charge cycles may unexpectedly shut down or stop functioning. ...
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macOS Catalina firmware corruption issue still "open"?

Late 2019, there were a series of reports that the then-latest Catalina update corrupted Mac firmware and caused computers to be bricked. My computer (MacBookPro11,1) appeared to be one of those ...
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How to get past firmware lock in iMac?

My 27inch imac has locked firmware, after working ok the day before will not go into recovery mode can i bypass this, as apple say because i bought it second hand and not from apple they cant help?
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How can I undo nvram recovery-boot-mode=unused if I don't know firmware password?

While trying to get into recovery mode, I used this: sudo nvram recovery-boot-mode=unused ... hoping it'd take me directly to recovery mode. Instead, it prompts me for the firmware password. Which I ...
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Late 2012 iMac - Thunderbolt : no hardware was found

I have an Late 2012 27" iMac (iMac13,2) and somehow when looking in system report for the Thunderbolt ports say "no hardware was found.” I have tried: Endless searching to find a solution Resetting ...
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"Unable to write to the last block of the device" After Catalina OS X®

I tried installing Catalina 10.15 from an external USB drive created on windows, because from Apple store a message "Could not contact server" appeared. The setup was going great and at the end the ...
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Removing Firmware Lock

Back when I bought my me and my girlfriend a mac I also set up a firmware password and I now want to remove it from hers. I'm not sure I remember it correctly though. If it boots into recovery and ...
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Firmware Password Lock after Bootcamp Install

Tried to install Windows via Bootcamp on my computer yesterday. When the computer restarted to try and boot on the Windows partition, I got hit with the Firmware Password. Asked my IT guy what it was ...
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Is the firmware update for APFS on an older Mac on disk or NVRAM?

My 2008 MacPro3,1 is getting long in the tooth and one of the few things left I can do for it before retiring it is to set APFS as the system drive so that I can attempt to run Mojave on it. However, ...
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Do I need SEIKI SE39UY04 latest firmware for resolution to work on my Mac?

I am a bit late to the party here... I procrastinated far too long in getting the firmware updates, for my 2 SE39UY04 monitors... to the point that SEIKI no longer has them available... I find myself ...
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How can I save my carefully constructed printer presets before I have to re-install my printer?

My Brother MFC-L5750DW is refusing to print documents (worked fine this morning), and after restarting, checking for latest software and drivers (currently updating) I suspect it's time to remove and ...
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Your computer is disabled. Try again in 60 minutes. Firmware password

I need to factory reset a 2019 Mac Mini with the T2 chip. Understood this is a big challenge. Mini was caught in the "Your computer is disabled. Wait 60 minutes." boot loop using the guide at: Your ...
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Which Macs support macOS internet recovery?

I know that all modern Macs support internet recovery, but I'm not quite sure how far back that started. How can I tell if internet recovery is supported on a specific model? And when was this feature ...
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Is Mac hardware with the T2 chip vulnerable to the latest Intel CSME exploit?

Based on this exploit, are recent Macs with the T2 chip affected, I ask as I wonder how much Apple relies on its own silicon vs Intel CSME. This is a disaster, how is Intel surviving this stuff. I ...
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How to update bridgeOS without internet connection?

We recently tried to update an air gapped Mac Mini 2018 with the 10.14.6 Combo Update. It failed because the bridgeOS version was too old. On an internet connected Mac it just downloads the latest ...
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Using older macOS on MacBook Pro with updated EFI firmware

If, for example, I'm using El Capitan on a MBP, I then install High Sierra on it and the firmware gets updated, will I be able to re-install El Capitan if I decide to do so later?
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Restore firmware on machine without MacOS

My daughter's Macbook Air is broken. She's a wild non-child and its likely to have been roughly treated and also left for years without charge, not updated (I told her!) and used on virus'y sites. ...
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Macbook Pro mid-2012 restarts after entering password

Macbook Pro mid-2012 restarts after entering password and gives an error after restart I'm unable to use any other boot command like Command + R etc as it leads to a screen with a lock and I've ...
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Can I install a custom OS on iPhone 5s?

I got myself an owned iPhone 5s to have some fun. Today I got extra adventurous and would like to try some "unofficial" operating systems like Android and postmarketOS. Unfortunately, a quick search ...
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How can I upgrade my firmware if I don't have macos installed?

I'm a Linux guru and have installed Windows 7 dual boot with ubuntu for my work computer but to be able to use all 8gb worth of ram I need to upgrade my firmware. Any ideas? I'm using a macbook A1342 ...
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Firmware vs. ios

I’m asking what the difference is cuz i’m having an iPad issue and there is an online company that offers services to fix an apple boot loop. I downloaded the free trial and it had me download ...
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Create firmware partition for macOS to be installed

Here is what I did. I removed my internal SSD from my MacBook and now I am using an external SSD (a Samsung SSD T5) with macOS on it. Currently I have Mac OS X 10.9.5 installed on it. I want to ...
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AirPods 2nd Gen. with firmware 2A364 dropped volume level in non-iOS Devices

When I bought new Airpods 2nd gen, the firmware it came with was 1A673. The volume level on my android phone (OnePlus 6T) when connected was quite loud and everything was good. But when I connected ...
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Can't update my Macbook firmware

Here is my very sad story. I have a Macbook pro 13" retina early 2015 (MB 12,1). My bootrom version is MBP121.0167.B07 and according to this ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/...
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Re-enable startup chime on new Mac [duplicate]

I want to hack my iMac's firmware - or maybe that's a stupid idea, but I got to the conclusion that that would be my only option. And please note that my knowledge of coding is at the level of writing ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2012) Efi Firmware Downgrade –to original

I want to bring back my beloved Macbook Air 2012 (MBA5,2) to its 'original firmware'. I have identified the file as MBA51_00EF_B01.scap, which I extracted using unpkg over the downloadable offered by ...
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Install Linux without firmware password

I have a Late 2013 MacBook Pro with an unknown firmware password set. I don't know the firmware password because the laptop is a castoff from a company and I have no way to get the password from them. ...
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Is it possible to downgrade Boot ROM SW to try and fix unbooting Late 2012 iMac from Single User Mode?

I currently have 283.0.0.0.0 Boot ROM SW installed on my crippled Late 2012 iMac - which I upgraded HDD->SDD, tried to unsuccessfully install Mojave, then broke fusion setup, erased drives and am now ...