EFI update brings Internet Recovery to 2010 Macbook Pros

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  1. macrumors member

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    Just saw this on Software Update, not seen it mentioned anywhere yet:

    About MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.5

    This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) models.

    For more information about Lion Recovery, please visit this website: http://www.apple.com/macosx/recovery/.

    That was unexpected, I thought it was only going to be for the 2011 models?

    http://cl.ly/2p1L2G2e302u1R0k242A
     
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    Whoa, just appeared for my Macbook too. Does this mean we won´t need the Recovery USB Stick anymore?

    Thank you, Apple!
     
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    Nothing showing up for the 15-inch Mid 2010 MBPs... :(
     
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    I downloaded it today for my 2010 13inch - worked great
     
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    It does if you only have HD problems, not failure.
     
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    This will work for HD failure too (assuming you put in a fresh HDD to install to). It will download a fresh copy from the internet, as it's now built into the firmware.
     
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    Great :) I wonder why it´s not covered with a Title Story.

    I think its pretty awesome Apple gave older models that functionality. Hope you guys with 15" models will get the update soon too.
     
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    The recovery partition only take around 650mb of space.
     
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    Yup. I installed it too on my mid-2010 13". Good timing too, I was planning on making a clean install of Lion this week.
     
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    Huh? But your damaged hard drive is then gone right. So why would you need to recover your newly installed HD exactly?
     
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    To install the new OS on it.
     
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    From Apple: "Lion Recovery lets you repair disks or reinstall OS X Lion without the need for a physical install disc...It lets you choose from common utilities: You can run Disk Utility to check or repair your hard drive, erase your hard drive and reinstall a fresh copy of Lion, or restore your Mac from a Time Machine backup....If your Mac problem is a little less common — your hard drive has failed or you’ve installed a hard drive without OS X, for example — Internet Recovery takes over automatically. It downloads and starts Lion Recovery directly from Apple servers over a broadband Internet connection."

    My point is that having physical media, such as a Lion Recovery USB, helps your when you actual hard drive fails and you do not have high-speed internet or the time/patience to wait for an 8GB download.
     
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    Somehow, I think it's wise not to get my hopes up for my 2008 alu macbook :D
     
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    From a development point of view it wouldn't be extremely complicated for any EFI64 Macs, but I doubt that they would go back in time to such an extent. The testing required to make a firmware release is staggering and we are talking about 50+ logic board models for them to "Update" so I wouldn't get my hopes to high.

    In my personal opinion, they should release a firmware with an updated VariableDXE that also offers the UEFI QueryVariableInfo in order for Windows to work and a UEFI Secure Boot services implementation for Windows 8.
     

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