MP5,1: BootROM thread | 140.0.0.0.0

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  1. tsialex, Aug 13, 2018
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    20181030: 10.14.1

    Today Apple released 10.14.1 final, it's the same 140.0.0.0.0 BootROM released with 10.14.1 DP3. (10.14.2 still has the same 140.0.0.0.0 BootROM)

    The new Mac Pro BootROM with NVMe boot support is now released for everyone, but remember that Mac Pro 5,1 don't install firmwares automatically with updates like every other Mac.

    Code:
    $IBIOSI$ MP51.88Z.F000.B00.1809191555
    Apple ROM Version
      Model:        MP51
      EFI Version:  140.0.0.0.0
      Date:         Wed Sep 19 15:49:52 2018
      Build Type:   Release
    
    You have three ways to install 140.0.0.0.0 (updated to 10.14.2):

    • install 10.14.2 from scratch into another drive,
    • download and open Mac App Store full installer for 10.14.2 (~6GB download), the installer will ask you to perform the upgrade,
    • manually trigger the install with 10.14.2 RecoveryHDMetaDmg.pkg. Instructions in this post, use the current RecoveryHDMetaDmg.pkg (~450MB download).

    Note 1:

    You can't use the createinstallmedia pen drive to upgrade the firmware, you have to do it from macOS.

    Note 2:


    If you have a Metal supported GPU and you open the full Mac App Store installer and the installer tells you that your GPU don't have Metal, please report this bug to Apple. It's a bug with the detection of Metal support that the macOS installer has with some HD 79xx and RX-580 GPUs.

    Please report to it to Apple: Submitting Bugs and Feedback

    Note 3:

    If you can't install 140.0.0.0.0 because of the Metal detection bug with some HD 79xx and RX-580 GPUs, boot 10.13.6 and run the full Mac App Store 10.14.2 installer from there. Worked for most people.



    20181008: BootROM 140.0.0.0.0

    Apple released 10.14.1 DP3 and 140.0.0.0.0 Mac Pro BootROM.
    • NVMe EFI module added and it's different than the one from MP61,
    • PCIe drives still recognised as external,
    • Same 29 & 31 microcodes from May,
    • No boot screens for UEFI cards.
    Code:
    $IBIOSI$ MP51.88Z.F000.B00.1809191555
    Apple ROM Version
      Model:        MP51
      EFI Version:  140.0.0.0.0
      Date:         Wed Sep 19 15:49:52 2018
      Build Type:   Release
    
    NVMe EFI module already injected:

    Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 15.18.42.png



    First post about 140.0.0.0.0 #1455. You can read posts #1554 and #1569 to know how to install 140.0.0.0.0 manually or just wait for the final release of 10.14.1.


    20180925: BootROM 139.0.0.0.0


    Apple released 10.14.1 DP1 and 139.0.0.0.0 Mac Pro BootROM.
    • No boot screens for UEFI cards,
    • no NVMe EFI module added,
    • no FileVault2,
    • same microcodes,
    • still safe to insert the NVMe EFI module.
    Code:
    $IBIOSI$ MP51.88Z.F000.B00.1808171030
    Apple ROM Version
      Model:        MP51
      EFI Version:  139.0.0.0.0
      Date:         Fri Aug 17 10:24:21 2018
      Build Type:   Release
    
    First post about 139.0.0.0.0 #1242

    20180813: BootROM 138.0.0.0.0
    New BootROM 138.0.0.0.0 for Mac Pro 5,1 with updated microcodes (0x106A5 29 and 0x206C2 31), support for 5GT/s link speed on macOS/Windows without R17 mod, enabled HDMI audio on RX480 and new/improved firmware flasher on Mojave DP7/PB6 (18A365a) full installer.

    Now seems you don't need a Mac EFI GPU to flash it, but the Mojave installer checks for a Metal supported one before upgrading the BootROM. @Squuiid confirmed flashing with a RX580, sadly without boot screens/boot selector.

    Note:

    NVIDIA GPUs have a default mode of 2.5GT/s, only when in 3D use they go to 5GT/s, it's a power saving feature. Only eVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition and GPUs flashed with the same firmware show 5GT/s all the time into System Information.

    Attention:

    The new Firmware Flasher don't have the usual progress bar, just a grey screen on Mac EFI GPUs, or a black one with a PC GPU, and the usual DVD tray opening. Since the new flashing process don't have progress indicator/completion and seems to take longer to complete and shutdown the Mac Pro, you have to wait until the shutdown/restart.

    MP51_BootROM_138.0.0.0.0.png

    Updated microcodes:

    BootROM 138.0.0.0.0 microcodes.png

    5GT/s link speed with a AMD HD 7870 without R17 mod:

    MP51_5GTs_HD7870.png

    BIOS version:

    The complete BIOS version for 138.0.0.0.0 is MP51.88Z.F000.B00.1807300628

    NVMe support:

    Apple did not add the NVMe EFI module with 138.0.0.0.0, but the injection method is the same as was done with High Sierra - no changes.

    What I have to do to upgrade the firmware:

    If your Mac Pro have a BootROM earlier than MP51.0089.B00, to upgrade to 138.0.0.0.0 you will have to do:

    1. Download the full Mac App Store installer for 10.13.6, open it and then do as the installer says to upgrade to MP51.0089.B00. After the firmware upgrade reboot, you can close the installer app.
    2. Download the full Mac App Store installer for Mojave, the most recent one, open it and then do as the installer says to upgrade to 138.0.0.0.0. After the firmware upgrade reboot, you can close the installer app.


    Mac Pro 5,1 recent firmware releases:

    10.13 DP5 with MP51.0083.B00 with initial APFS support
    10.13 DP6 with MP51.0084.B00 with APFS support
    10.13.4 with MP51.085.B00 (Mojave DP1/DP2/PB1/DP3/PB2 too)
    10.13.5 with MP51.087.B00 missing the Intel Xeon microcodes
    10.13.6 with MP51.089.B00 updating to the Spectre mitigated microcodes on the April 2 Microcode Update Guidance.
    10.14 DP7/PB6 with 138.0.0.0.0 with 5GT/s and new microcodes
    10.14.1 DP1 with 139.0.0.0.0
    10.14.1 DP3 with 140.0.0.0.0 with NVMe support
     
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  3. tsialex thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Seems you don't need a Mac EFI GPU to flash it, someone with a RX580/RX560 needs to confirm it.

    My startup chime returned =)
     
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    Will be testing this in a couple of hours, but something tells me we'll get a report sooner than that ;)
     
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    Would also be interesting if we get Bootscreen/FileVault with this update, or if it's only for the flash process.
     
  7. tsialex thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't have FV2 on my Mac Pros and all my GPUs have EFI, so someone will have to test this.
     
  8. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Just realized I can't flash it until tomorrow or whenever PB6 comes out--I'm not in the developer program.

    tsialex--is there any mention of anything cMP-specific in the release notes?
     
  9. tsialex thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I’ll check later, installing DP7 now.
     
  10. bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Also, probably wise for anyone flashing this to first dump their existing ROM using dosdude1's ROMDump tool, just in case. Given the totally different version number on this it may not be possible to flash back to the previous firmwares using official methods.
     
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    First thing I did when I saw the strange MP51.fd and the new firmware flasher.
     
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    Yeah, I wonder if NVMe inject will work on this one. I have it, but I'm not gonna flash until I hear from others that it's working.
     
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    To anyone trying the new firmware, the firmware flash doesn’t have a progress bar, just a white screen, the DVD tray still opens, but takes a lot longer to complete the flashing process and shutdown the Mac Pro.
     
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    To flash it as in a firmware flash? I can test it right now with my rx560 if you want
     
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    I assume/hope, the update through the Software Update Applet in preferences will allow me to update the OS without updating the firmware.

    I'm holding off until someone successfully updates and still is able to use NVMe driver injection.
     
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    If you have ADC access or know how to download with installinstallmacos.py, please test it.
     
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    Aw man I just remembered I don’t have dev I’m on PB
     
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    Join the club :( ;)

    LightBulbFun and Squuiid are gonna be testing it here soon though. The rest of us plebs will just have to wait for PB6.
     
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  20. tsialex thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Installinstallmacos.py
     
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    I downloaded it using @dosdude1's macOS Mojave Patcher
     
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    Time to familiarize myself with that. :)
    --- Post Merged, Aug 13, 2018 ---
    And that. Thanks.
     
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    How is the PCIE bandwidth doing? Is it still at 2.5gt/s?
     
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    Same TRIM support, Apple is not enabling automatically for my SM951 AHCI.

    Screen Shot 2018-08-13 at 15.46.33.png
     
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