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Internet Recovery is a feature of OS X that allows the user to boot directly from Apple's servers. It checks the computer's memory and hard drive, then allows a reinstall of OS X. This feature was first introduced with OS X Lion in the summer of 2011.

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Internet Recovery mode stuck at 24:00 estimated time

I am using an iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2011) with High Sierra 10.13.6. I have installed Windows 7 SP1 via Boot Camp and a bootable disk. It was working fine. So the other day, I decided to create a new ...
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Is it Possible to Mount SMB share in Internet Recovery?

I'm currently setting up a Time Machine backup on a Windows Server. The simple method is to create a sparsebundle image on the Windows Share and mount that in macOS which works fine. In the past ...
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MacBook Pro won’t charge or boot

I have a Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro. I recently formatted my hard drive and then it went into Internet recovery mode. It took a long time for it to download everything after which it reached the ...
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Internet Recovery - No progress

I am trying to use internet recovery to install OS X Yosemite and dual boot it with High Sierra on my 2015 model 13-inch Macbook Pro, but I’m having some issues. I can boot into Internet Recovery, can ...
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Unable to Boot MacBook using any means after attempted Fedora Install

Wondering if anyone has any last ditch efforts I can try here to salvage my macbook! I recently attempted to install fedora to dual boot on my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, the install crashed, the ...
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Internet Recovery Mode's Terminal cannot run Disk Drill

Disk Drill has an official tutorial on how to run it directly from the Terminal on Internet Recovery Mode. Basically, use sh <(curl http://www.cleverfiles.com/­bootmode/boot.xml) for Disk Drill 5, ...
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2019 Macbook Pro boots straight to internet recovery

I have a 2019 Macbook pro that had a swollen battery. The battery was causing the laptop to crash randomly, but I could boot into it only if I fully drained the battery first, after which it would ...
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Macbook has issue -1008F when recovery from Internet

I have a problem with my MacBook, after erasing the SSD hard disk, I try to reinstall it by Utility and had a problem like the image below.  It stuck on the step because “INIT transmit failed” Then, ...
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MacBook Pro 2009 15” Recovery Mode non existant OSX 10.5.8

I have a number of issues with a MacBook 2009 15” running Leopard.I wish to upgrade to El Capitan if possible. Do I alter the computer time and date so it corresponds with the download as I can ...
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MacBook (mid-2012) stuck on white screen

So I casually shut down my MacBook on Thursday night using the normal configuration. After a while when I switched it back on, a white screen appeared and that was the end of it. Later, a black screen ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 - I think we wiped my entire hard drive

I think my partner wiped our entire hard dive including backup utilities etc. Whenever I start up my MacBook I get a “no entry” or “prohibited sign” (circle with line through it). I’ve tried ...
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Deleted MacOS partitions and installed Ubuntu, now can't boot with DVD, USB or internet recovery to reinstall MacOS

I deleted all partitions on the MacBook's HD and installed Ubuntu. Now I want to reinstall MacOS but nothing will work. Holding option on startup shows the grey screen with the pointer but no ...
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Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina El Capitan Only Getting Internet Recovery

I have a early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch running El Capitan 10.11.4. For work reasons, I need a case sensitive file system so I created a second volume on my hard drive that is formatted as "OS ...
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Concern about a compromised version of the OS

I was reinstalling the OS on my Mac via Internet Recovery using a wifi connection. As it wasn't connected to a power source, the screen of my Mac would constantly go black and I would press the screen ...
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I bought a Mac that did not come with recovery media. Can I reinstall my original OS?

For the last few years Macs have not shipped with recovery media. Instead, you could boot into a mode where the Mac OS X installer is downloaded from the internet. With OS X Mavericks now a free ...
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MacBook Pro internet recovery not reinstalling Mac OS X

I've got a MacBook Pro 13" from 2012 which I recently swapped the hard drive to an SSD, as the hard drive was dying. When I start up internet recovery to reinstall Mac OS X Lion, everything seems ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 displaying folder with question mark after SSD erase

It all started when my MacBook Pro 2018 Touch Bar started restarting randomly due to a kernel panic so I decided the best way to go about it was to remove my Windows partition and update to the latest ...
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Macbook won't boot from USB or do Internet Recovery after deleting main volume

After encountering some errors with the main volume of my 2019 Macbook Pro, I deleted the volume (and, I think, recreated it), expecting to be able to reinstall MacOS on it from Recovery. (I believe ...
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Mac OS X, unable to un/mount Macintosh, password appears

I was trying to reinstall OS on my old Macbook Air 2015. Then, I erased all the data from it and something happened Macintosh HD get greyed out, and get encrypted. I tried many other solutions on ...
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macOS boots after internet recovery - but recovery partition does not. How to repair?

After a successful internet recovery, the OS boots - but the local recovery partition still appears to be messed up - it just hangs on the gray Apple screen indefinitely after using Alt/Opt to access ...
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Used MacBook Pro - Can't wipe drive and install clean version of MacOS

Bought a used MCP mid-2015. I am a novice, so my apologies up front. The seller previously upgraded from a 256 GB SSD to a 1 TB SSD. Seller did the upgrade himself and has been using it for some ...
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Hard drive not showing in Recovery Mode despite reformat in HFS+

Same issue as related in this thread but I already did the following: Re-created a new GPT (GUID) partition table (using GParted, Ubuntu) Created an HFS+ partition specifically for my MacOS Re-...
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Mac os Recovery keyboard issue

hi guys I had to replace my HDD to SSD on iMac 21.5 Late 2013 turning on the mac shows startup error which requires to boot into recovery mode trying to go to recovery mode and install OS but non of ...
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Internet recovery fails with different error codes - macOS Catalina

I tried performing an internet recovery (Catalina) on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and each time I get a different error, for example: -2000f and -1005f. I have tried this with different WiFi connections. ...
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Can't Reset iMac on Big Sur

I'm having an annoying issue. I can boot into MacOS but I cannot for the life of me boot into recovery mode, internet recovery mode, startup disk mode, safe mode, etc. I can boot into the OS without ...
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MacOS partition formatted FFFFFFF etc after bootcamp install

My macOS partition has been changed to FFFFFFF format as seen in the attached images. There’s a similar question regarding this topic, however I would like to preserve the data on the partition in ...
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Mac Internet Recovery no disks detected to install or to erase with disk utility. Aftermarket SSD is fully functional running Ubuntu

After doing a bit of messing around with Disk Utility I formatted my partition with MacOS installed. I installed Ubuntu just fine and set it to use the entire disk. Everything is working just fine on ...
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How to check that my recovery disk is working correctly?

My iMac has recently stopped working after trying to upgrade the OS (I believe it came from El Capitan). Now, when I boot it I only see the folder with a question mark. When I boot it in "reinstall ...
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Why wouldn't even Internet Recovery work?

I encountered a really vexing problem with my MacBook Pro 15” (mid-2015, 2.5 Ghz, 1 TB flash) last week after it returned from Apple’s repair depot for a logic board replacement. I had FileVault2 ...
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macOS Big Sur Fails on Internet Recovery Mode: "Installation could not be completed."

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro Mid 2014. I have been struggling with installation process since last night. At first, I started my Mac by pressing Option + Command + R and Power button so that I opened ...
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