Internet Recovery Freezes

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by IhateMacBooks, Jul 16, 2016.

  1. IhateMacBooks macrumors newbie


    Jul 16, 2016
    So I have a mac book pro 13'' mid 2012, I tried restoring the mac because I am selling it. If I turn it on its shows a flashing folder constantly. So after holding cmd + r on boot it launches straight into internet recovery, I choose my my wifi and enter the password. After a couple of seconds the globe freezes and nothing else happens. I have tried this a million times now with no luck. I hear from some other threads that they got it working by changing dns settings or something? I cant access any setting in the mac because it either freezes on launch and cmd + r launches it straight into internet recovery which just freezes [​IMG] please help me!

    I think the last os was mavericks.
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
  3. CoastalOR, Jul 17, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2016

    CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    I agree with waw74. Use another Mac to download the full Mavericks installer from the Purchased tab of the App Store app, then make a USB installer. If you don't have access to another Mac then a Mavericks USB installer can be purchased from Amazon or eBay.

    One other detail, Internet Recovery will only install the OS your MBP shipped with. If your 13" MBP is a Mid 2012 then it would be Lion (10.7) or if it is a Late 2012 then it would be Mountain Lion (10.8).

    EDIT: I have also read of people taking a USB thumb drive to an Apple store and asking them to put the installer on it. I would call them and discuss it before making the trip.

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