Who here applied the iMAC EFI Update 1.9 to their iMac?

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  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

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    So yea, who applied that update? i read many scary things about that update on the apple support forums, did you guys update? any issue? improvements?
     
  2. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. TheBoojum macrumors newbie

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    I guess....

    ... everyone's waiting for someone else to apply it first.

    I was thinking of applying this to my daughter's iMac today. If I get around to it I'll let you know how it goes.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    I had a round of these. My iMac went fine, re-boot long beep, job done. My MBP was a pig, it refused to install, but after about 4 tries I finally got it on.

    I'm not sure if it's the same one you are describing though, as you don't state age of your Mac.
     
  5. Benz63amg, Apr 18, 2012
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    Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i got the 2011 iMac, im scared to install it as i read some scary stuff about this update on the apple discussions forums.
     
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    I have the mid-2011 iMac too, applied the EFI Update back in February, everything was fine afterward.

    It takes a while & makes a loud beep, just be patient and let the update do its thing.
     
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  10. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Can u who updated report back if everything is well after the update?
     
  11. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    WARNING: Do not attempt to repair anything that is not broken!!!


    Having said that, I will not apply the EFI update !!! :D

    My iMac has had no problems from day one! :D
     
  12. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ur not applying it or you are joking?
     
  13. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    No offense, but that's a bit silly. Updates make your computer run better, and fix issues. My iMac shipped with the v1.8 EFI, and the v1.9 EFI actually make things better. This is the description of the update.

    "This update improves the reliability of booting from the network, addresses an issue that can prevent HDCP authentication after a reboot, and resolves an issue with boot device selection when a USB storage device is hot-plugged."

    So, it's doing this:

    Fixing reliability of network booting, fixing authentication after reboot, and fixing a USB hot-plugging issue. You really should install software updates, they make things smoother. It's just like with Windows. You're silly if you don't install Windows Updates, because they patch holes. Granite, OS X doesn't have many holes, but these updates still fix bad code.
     
  14. harcosparky macrumors 68020

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    1) I do not boot from a Network.
    2) Have not had any issues with HDCP
    3) Have no problems with hot swapping USB devices

    Keep in mind we are discussing an EFI Update and NOT a Software/Security Update.

    If I was experiencing any of the issues the update addresses, I would install the EFI Update.

    When Apple releases any Software/Security Updates I apply them on an as needed basis.

    I do not use Garage Band - so why update what I do not use.
     
  15. Steve.P.JobsFan macrumors 6502a

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    There is a first time for everything.
     

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