Firmware updates

Discussion in 'macOS' started by m830mr, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. m830mr macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    So I have a blue and white powermac g3 tower that has OS 8.6 on it and I want to upgrade it to OS X. However it needs a firmware update. This was fine, I dl'd the firmware update but the stupid firmware update utility then said I needed to upgrade to OS 9.1 to install it!? And how do I do that? Oh well,,,I can BUY os 9.... This seems a bit too ridiculous, for apple to charge their users for products they don't need to upgrade to newer ones. Is there a firmware update utility you can boot from and install the firmware without booting an OS, like what if it had a blank hard drive? I can't seem to find such a utility on Apple's website.
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    What version of the firmware updater are you using?

    This one says it will work from 8.5 through to 9.x

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