MP 6,1 Latest Boot ROM and SMC version on Mac Pro Late 2013 (trashcan)

dtelena

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Hi, I am planning to upgrade the SSD on my Mac Pro 2013 (trashcan) with a third party NVME drive and all of them seems to require to have the latest Boot ROM version / SMC version in order to work properly with the machine. My system is showing Boot ROM Version: 130.0.0.0.0 and SMC Version (system): 2.20f18

Are these the latest versions available ? Thanks.
 

chrfr

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Hi, I am planning to upgrade the SSD on my Mac Pro 2013 (trashcan) with a third party NVME drive and all of them seems to require to have the latest Boot ROM version / SMC version in order to work properly with the machine. My system is showing Boot ROM Version: 130.0.0.0.0 and SMC Version (system): 2.20f18

Are these the latest versions available ? Thanks.
If you've installed 10.14.5 or the last security updates for either Sierra or High Sierra, you have the latest versions. This list should be accurate as well: https://eclecticlight.co/2018/10/31/which-efi-firmware-should-your-mac-be-using-version-3/
 

th0masp

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Mine is at 127.0.0.0.0 or something - the version that came with one of the earliest Mojave releases. Works fine with an NVMe as it is so I don't think you'll strictly need the absolute 'latest & greatest', just needs to be recent enough to include boot support for this kind of drive.
 

Sylverton76

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My system is showing Boot ROM Version: 130.0.0.0.0 and SMC Version (system): 2.20f18

Are these the latest versions available ? Thanks.
Mine is also showing Boot ROM Version 130.0.0.0.0 and SMC Version 2.20f18. I'm running Mojave 10.14.5 so I assume these to be the latest versions. The link mentioned above confirms 130.0.0.0.0 is the latest Boot ROM Version; nobody seems to bother keeping track of SMC versions.
 

smbu2000

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Oct 19, 2014
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Mine is the same: 130.0.0.0.0 and SMC 2.20f18 running Mojave 10.14.5.

edit: Looks like 10.14.6 updated the bootrom again as it is now 132.0.0.0.0 on my 6,1.
 
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tsialex

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10.16 DP3 has a new MP6,1 BootROM:

Code:
$IBIOSI$ MP61.88Z.F000.B00.1906132222
Copyright (c) 2005-2019 Apple Inc.  All rights reserved.
Apple ROM Version
  Model:        MP61
  EFI Version:  132.0.0.0.0
  Built by:     root@saumon
  Date:         Thu Jun 13 22:22:30 PDT 2019
  Revision:     132 (B&I)
  ROM Version:  F000_B00
  Build Type:   Official Build, Release
  Compiler:     Apple clang version 3.0 (tags/Apple/clang-211.10.1) (based on LLVM 3.0svn)
10.15 DP3 EFI Version table for non BridgeOS Macs:

(Almost all Catalina supported Macs had firmware upgrades, most got two versions over)

Mac:EFI version:
IM13,1287.0.0.0.0
IM14,1139.0.0.0.0
IM14,2139.0.0.0.0
IM14,3139.0.0.0.0
IM14,4199.0.0.0.0
IM15,1230.0.0.0.0
IM16,1229.0.0.0.0
IM16,2229.0.0.0.0
IM17,1170.0.0.0.0
IM18,1175.0.0.0.0
IM18,3175.0.0.0.0
IM19,11022.0.0.0.0
MB10,1178.0.0.0.0
MB8,1183.0.0.0.0
MB9,1184.0.0.0.0
MBA5,1259.0.0.0.0
MBA6,1117.0.0.0.0
MBA7,1188.0.0.0.0
MBP10,1257.0.0.0.0
MBP10,2280.0.0.0.0
MBP11,1156.0.0.0.0
MBP11,2156.0.0.0.0
MBP11,4194.0.0.0.0
MBP12,1186.0.0.0.0
MBP13,1236.0.0.0.0
MBP13,2259.0.0.0.0
MBP13,3259.0.0.0.0
MBP14,1198.0.0.0.0
MBP14,2198.0.0.0.0
MBP14,3198.0.0.0.0
MBP9,1228.0.0.0.0
MM6,1280.0.0.0.0
MM7,1244.0.0.0.0
MP6,1132.0.0.0.0
 

bitnaut

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May 10, 2014
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Mine is showing 129.0.0.0.0 and fails the integrity check when I run eficheck in Terminal. I’m running latest Catalina DP5. How do I force a firmware update?
 

tsialex

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Mine is showing 129.0.0.0.0 and fails the integrity check when I run eficheck in Terminal. I’m running latest Catalina DP5. How do I force a firmware update?
Reinstall your Apple SSD and boot 10.14.6, doing so will upgrade the firmware to the current one. Catalina firmware upgrades are not consistently working, worked for some of the releases and not for others.
 

bitnaut

macrumors newbie
May 10, 2014
23
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I’ve never removed my Apple SSD and now that I’m in Catalina, it refuses to boot via USB. Maybe I have a bad USB...I’ll try another.

* UPDATE *

Curiously during boot, my USB ports are turned off but I was able to get around this by connecting an old FireWire 800 compact flash reader to a Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter and boot from that....currently installing Mojave but still no firmware update indication.

* UPDATE 2 *

Yup, downgrading to Mojave fixed the firmware. Now at 132.0.0.0.0.

Thanks @tsialex!
 
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