EFI Update "Not Compatible with My System"

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  1. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15" Core i7 MBP ... It won't let me update the EFI...
     

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  3. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The one that was released like a few hours ago.

    For Mid-2010 MBPs. It addresses the random freeze issue.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1098

    "This update is recommended for all 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 models. The update resolves a rare issue that may cause the system to freeze during startup or intermittently stall during operation, and it improves compatibility with external displays."
     
  4. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    I get the same thing. Apple support article fails to mention specifically if it's for i7 users although the 15" i7 MBP (MacbookPro 6,2) says the newest EFI firmware 1.9 is in fact the latest. Also did a manual download but get the above error.

    I say give it a day or so before Apple catches the mistake of clears up the confusion.
     
  5. abrasive macrumors newbie

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    im having the same problem when trying to install it.
     
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  7. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If it were corrupt, the package wouldn't even execute...

    Also, people are starting to talk about this problem in the official apple discussions...
     
  8. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Latest EFI firmware should change bootrom to MBP61.0057.B0C (EFI 1.9)

    from MBP61.0057.B0A for mid-2010 15" i7 Users


    However you cannot download it just yet for whatever reason.
     
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  11. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Can you post your Model ID and HD Spec. We're trying to figure out which it does install and which it doesn't.

    Does not install
    System:
    HD:
     
  12. fraeone macrumors regular

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    No worky for me. Brand new 15" MBP 2010.

    MacBookPro6,2 w/ EFI firmware that ends in B0A

    The B0C firmware is "not compatible with my system"
     
  13. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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     Model Name:	MacBook Pro
      Model Identifier:	MacBookPro6,1
      Processor Name:	Intel Core i7
      Processor Speed:	2.66 GHz
      Number Of Processors:	1
      Total Number Of Cores:	2
      L2 Cache (per core):	256 KB
      L3 Cache:	4 MB
      Memory:	4 GB
      Processor Interconnect Speed:	4.8 GT/s
      Boot ROM Version:	MBP61.0057.B0C
      SMC Version (system):	1.57f17
    
     
  14. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    Do you remember the previous ROM version you had?

    It appears people with ROM version < .B0A can install B0C but not =>.B0A
     
  15. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0A
    SMC Version (system): 1.58f16
    Serial Number (system):
    Hardware UUID:
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    I have the 7200 RPM HDD upgrade btw.

    Read my sig for complete specs... Everything in my MBP is "stock" stuff.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, what is the Nvidia GeForce GT 330M ROM revision for people with *.B0A? It also gets updated from 3540 -> 3560 for people who successfully install the update.
     
  17. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I would just like to know how was this found out from the OP or anyone else that the firmware update was released? It's not in SW update, it's not even MR front page news? I just don't want to attempt to install something that wasn't in SW update. Those firmware updates generally get sent to the computer that requires the update.
     
  18. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    Ditto. Got my 15" i7 yesterday. EFU updater not working to update me from B0A to B0C.
     
  19. vbman213 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine (B0A) is at 3540. But I can't get the update to install. And it doesn't show up in SW Update :|
     
  20. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Then it's not for your system. You'll have to either forget about it or wait for Apple to release another update that is compatible.
     
  21. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    3540 for my *.B0A ROM.
     
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    Since I haven't owned a laptop since the Macbook turned Macbook Pro model can someone tell me the difference between the MBP 6,1 and the MBP 6,2 ?

    Is it the type of glass ? or the graphics ?
     
  23. RossMc macrumors 65816

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    Showed up in software update and installed fine for me.

     
  24. ouimetnick macrumors 68020

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    How would it NOT install if the computer IS a Mid 2010 15" or 17"? Apple says all Mid 2010 15" and 17" MBP users should install the update.
     
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    6,1 = 17"
    6,2 = 15"
     

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