Internet Recovery to 10.9.4?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by kwijbo, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. kwijbo macrumors regular

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    I've just used Disk Utility to wipe my SSD on on my 2012 MBA and I'd like to do a clean OS X install. Internet recovery is prompting me to install Lion, however. What can I do to get 10.9.4 on there with a fresh install?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Internet recovery always reverts back to what was originally shipped with a computer.
    To get a clean install, you'd need to now install Lion and then download the Mavericks installer, then make a bootable installer of Mavericks and then start up from that, format the disk and then install Mavericks, or you could install Mavericks from within Lion, then boot from the regular recovery partition, erase the internal partition and then install Mavericks that way.
    Personally, I'd just upgrade from Lion to Mavericks and be done with it.
     
  3. kwijbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ah, gotcha. I sold it on eBay so I wanted it to be a fresh for when the new owner turns it on.

    So in Disk Utility, below "120 GB Apple SSD" there is a listing for "disk1 - Mac OS X Base System". Is that the recovery partition? Does internet recovery overwrite that with whatever it downloads?
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    In that case, you're best off leaving it with Lion, so that the new owner can download Mavericks and associate it with their own Apple ID rather than your Apple ID. That way, if they try to use the regular recovery partition, they won't get stuck in a spot where they have to format the disk and revert back to Lion because they don't own a copy of Mavericks to restore.
    Yes, disk1 is the recovery system.
     
  5. kwijbo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, perfect explanation. :cool:
     
  6. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    What to do before selling or giving away your Mac!

    Perhaps you might -if not already done so - want to read this , before sending it to the new owner!
    What to do before selling or giving away your Mac
     
  7. mastermind6192 macrumors member

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    Internet Recovery

    Internet recovery does not revert backed to the version of OSX shipped with a Mac when the drive is erased. What happens is when you update say from 10.7 to 10.8 is Internet Recovery just becomes out of sync with the Recovery Partition. Its just a bug that happens in the update process once in awhile. "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 OS X" via https://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/.
     
  8. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Not too accurate: Here's better info from http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718
     
  9. mastermind6192 macrumors member

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    Internet Recovery

    I admit its a good quote, but I deal with this on a daily basis for work. I personally have a Mac that shipped with 10.6 and over the years I upgrade all the way to 10.9 but yet my Internet Recovery is for Mavericks. I also have an iMac that shipped with 10.8 and Internet Recovery is for 10.9. I even had to replace the HDD to my iMac and 10.9 was the choice with the blank drive. Please explain that away to me.
     
  10. mrp1bb macrumors newbie

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    difference in recovery and internet recovery - the recovery partition will be overwritten for the version of OSX that you have installed. starting recovery with command option r will force the dr evil looking glove and restore with the version shipped with the machine.:apple:
     
  11. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Good explanation,
    it seems that the previous poster is not even aware that his mac that shipped with 10.6 is not capable of "Internet Recovery", using a Recovery the partition-yes, but no Internet Recovery.
     
  12. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Several models of Mac which shipped with 10.6.x received a firmware update which enabled Internet Recovery.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4904
     

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