firmware

  1. maverick28

    Is it possible to update or tweak the USB_A-to-HDMI adapter firmware to make it compatible with a Mac?

    I bought a USB 3.0 (USB-A) to HDMI adapter but was too late to notice it wouldn't work with Mac - Windows only; as such my Mac simply won't recognize my Sony TV. Unfortunately a return is not possible due to the damaged package, so I thought since there's the Device Firmware Update mode which is...
  2. KCG707

    Dosdude Catalina and firmware problem

    Hello, new here! i have an older iMac (mid 2011) and downloaded the Catalina Patcher. Now I’m getting the firmware needs update message. my computer won’t get out from that initial set up of the patcher, how do I just not install and go back to normal? It won’t even show my old drive as an...
  3. T

    Is there an eficheck tool for Arm Macs?

    Earlier Macs had the possibility to check the EFI firmware or even create a complete dump of it from within the OS: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/25/macos-high-sierra-weekly-efi-security-check/ https://eclecticlight.co/2018/06/02/how-high-sierra-checks-your-efi-firmware/ This was...
  4. Henrique S

    MP 1,1-5,1 [4,1 Dual] - Dead Processor tray after upgrade?

    I need some help from the many Mac Pro experts that populate this outstanding forum :) I was commissioned to upgrade a dual 4,1 (dual quad 2.93GHz) to a fully fledged 5,1 running dual X5680’s. The machine temps were running a little high and the fans were running speedier than usual, but I...
  5. F

    MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2010 partially frozen but mouse intermittent

    Hello guys, on my MacBook Pro 13-inch Mid 2010 + 2+2GB ram I changed from HDD(macOS Mountain Lion) to SSD(empty) and a new keyboard(not genuine), after this process, I did a clean macOS upgraded from Mountain Lion to High Sierra, during the upgrade was some firmware upgrade and it showed...
  6. bwillwall

    Keyboard Firmware Issues with 2017 MacBook Pro 15"?

    Does anyone else have constant weird issues with the keyboard on their T1 MacBook Pro? So like... my keyboard works fine but randomly pressing the spacebar will perform the action in the wrong spot. I.e. YouTube's search bar in safari won't accept a space today. If I press spacebar with the text...
  7. centradragon

    High Sierra will not install on compatible MacPro5,1 with RAID

    (edited for clarity) Hey guys! The last time I posted you guys were incredibly helpful, and I hope someone can point me in the right direction. Current specs: And the hard drive setup: I bought this computer as-is from my old place of work. The drives are all probably non-OEM, and I'm...
  8. AphoticD

    PowerPC Mac Firmware / Boot ROM Updates

    An old version of Mactracker once had links within the app to the latest Apple Boot ROM / Firmware Update, if it was available. This information is no longer listed and I can't seem to find a comprehensive table of all the old updates. To assist anyone looking for these updates, I propose we...
  9. A

    MP 1,1-5,1 Is my BootROM corrupted or valid?

    After having issues with my MP5.1 and it not playing the chime anymore, I followed @tsialex instructions and desoldered the SPI flash, then dumped the BootROM. My plan was to verify and flash the dump or reconstruct if corrupted. I extracted the NVRAM section and it still has SON and UUID...
  10. F

    Stuck with an old EFI Firmware (Boot ROM) with no Apple SSD?

    Sorry for a lengthy post. This is an uncommon situation for most people so please read only if the topic particularly interests you. I bought a used MacBook Air 7,2 (MBA1) last summer, which came with no SSD. I thought it was no biggie because it was my plan to install an M.2 NVMe SSD anyway...
  11. Z

    Updating firmware on MBP 2012

    Hello and Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, 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 verifying firmware” error. After removing the CD/DVD drive...
  12. digipl

    MP 1,1-5,1 I can't Upgrade macOS Sierra to High Sierra in Mac Pro 5.1 Mid 2010

    Can Anyone Help i am a new developer to xcode and need to upgrade to high sierra then Mojave after upgrading the graphic card but at least i need high sierra I try everything take backup first then erase the disk i try fresh install from usb using safe mode every time installer said to...
  13. DCIFRTHS

    Expert opinions needed - Is security compromised?

    Just got a 2017 Macbook Pro with 16GB Ram, 560 Radeon and 512 SSD. It was an unbeatable offer, so I couldn’t pass it up. The person who owned it before me used it to live stream, and has installed different versions of free streaming and server software - only heaven knows what else on it. The...
  14. T

    iMac no longer recognizes USB installer

    Hi folks, my 2019 5K iMac (which came with Mojave from factory) doesn't recognize when booting (with alt key pressed to access the boot options) a USB installer of Mojave and backwards (El Capitan etc), they literally don't show up when boot options appear. Funny thing is, it ONLY recognizes a...
  15. mothchip

    iMac 4,1 can't update EFI or SMC firmware

    Hello! I hope this is the right place. I tried to post to the Netkas forums but it's not sending me an activation email for some reason. I have an iMac 4,1 I picked up from a garage sale that I'm trying to install Linux to, but can't. I believe the core issue is that I cannot update the boot...
  16. fhturner

    MP 1,1-5,1 MP 2009 B08 >> 2010 Firmware...Error 5570 death match

    Hey Everyone— Sorry to start a new thread on this, but I wasn't sure which old one to tag onto, and most of them are, well, old. And I'm in a time crunch. I've got a 2009 Mac Pro 4,1 that I need to upgrade to 5,1 firmware, but it just isn't having it. I've upgraded probably a dozen machines in...
  17. roobarb!

    Updating Boot ROM Firmware with Non-Apple SSD

    I've seen it mentioned a few times that firmware updates don't always work when booting from non-Apple storage. Well, I took a moment to check the firmware on my 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)', the MacBookPro12,1 A1502 model, which had its Apple SSD die out of warranty and which now...
  18. F

    MP 1,1-5,1 Mac Pro 4 1 and GFX / PCIe Strange Issues

    I rarely post to forums, but I lurk a lot. I'll prelude this by saying I've been googling and reading for days, but I can't find a solution that works. I'm posting here hoping someone has an answer from a fresh set of eyes, or to confirm "it's dead, Jim." As a non-known member, I'll do my best...
  19. Z

    New Firmware of APP is weakening the ANC

    I'm noticing an obvious ANC quality decline after the APP have updated to the new firmware, version 2B588. Are there any way of downgrade the firmware or not so many people have noticed it yet?
  20. D

    MP 6,1 Samsung 970 EVO Plus with Sintech adapter compatible with nMP 2013 (trashcan) after a new firmware update?

    Hi, I am planning to buy a brand new Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB SSD with a Sintech M.2 NVME adapter card. I have just read that Samsung released a firmware update for this drive a couple of months ago to make it 100% compatible with macOS (before this new firmware many people reported...