EFI reset tool

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by joecool99, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 20, 2008
  2. macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2012
    Probably the same tool Apple uses to reset it if you bring it in for them to do it. The EFI lock used to be an easily reset passcode that stops the machine from booting from an alternate source or otherwise being erased or accessed.

    Not the same as FileVault which will keep protecting your data incase an attack such as the one in the video is done.
  3. macrumors P6


    Jan 23, 2005
    I don't believe this is the same. Here is an article that describes how Apple does it. I have read the same elsewhere, so I think the article is accurate.

    From the article:

    The article is worded a bit poorly making it sound like you (the user) does these things, but this is what the Apple technician does.

    I keep seeing these Youtube vids and articles here and there and they all seem little sketchy with no real confirmation that the hack process works.

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