MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update
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MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update resolves an issue which can cause the system to hang during heavy processor loads.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7.4 or later
  • MacBook Pro (mid-2012) models








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Trance commented on 28 Feb 2012
why don't they just say which model number the update is for .....not everyone can remember when their laptop was produced

i'm guessing this is for model 5,1
[Version 2.8]


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Noraa reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
Brilliant! Fixed the incessant flickering on MBP that's been going on for months now (was getting ready to bring it in since it's still under warranty...but kinda sucks living without a computer for a few days, as sad as that may be). In any case, install without a hitch and there has been no flickering of the display since - it's like having a new computer!
[Version 2.8]


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Holypoly commented on 24 Feb 2012
Would install into Core Service Folder on my Early 2011 MPB 13", but the firmware update process after reboot would never initiate. Worked fine on an Early 2011 MBP 15", however.
[Version 2.7]


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Holypoly commented on 24 Feb 2012
Would install (into Core Services Folder) but not update my MBP 13"" Early 2011's firmware. Did work on a 15" Early 2011, though.
[Version 2.7]


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Mdewakanton commented on 08 Feb 2012
Early 2010 MBPs? Maybe I missed something, but afaik there are only mid-2010 MBPs. As firmware updates are no joke, why not clearly state, say, MBP5,3 or MBP6,2? One can easily check in System Profiler/System Information.
[Version 2.6]

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Jcraig replied on 08 Feb 2012
As firmware updates are no joke as you say, one should always rely on Software Update to provide necessary FW updates. If one doesn't appear, then it doesn't apply to your machine. Also, a downloaded FW update will not run on an incompatible machine, instead providing an error that the update doesn't apply to that machine.
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Mdewakanton replied on 08 Feb 2012
Definitely. But is this a good reason for devising "early 2010 MBPs"? Apple did, not MacUpdate:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1492

Can see no point in messing things up.
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Neagoras replied on 08 Feb 2012
Here you can find exactly which is the actual EFI version for your mac:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237
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Holypoly commented on 27 Oct 2011
Works fine under Snow Leopard 10.6.8, too.
[Version 2.3]

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Forn replied on 26 Jan 2012
How comes? It says the update needs 10.7.2…
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Neagoras replied on 26 Jan 2012
Here you can find if this update is realy for you:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237

As I see this has to do rather with your Model identifier (i.e. MBP 8.8), than your Mac OS version.
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Holypoly replied on 08 Feb 2012
@Forn
Well, it did here, that's how I know.
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Jcraig reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
Installed without a hitch. Check out the new About This Mac in the Apple Menu!
[Version 2.2]


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Ikir reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
Awesome! I've tried Internet recovery (cmd-r) and it is awesome! Thanks
[Version 2.2]

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Mila06 replied on 15 Sep 2011
you mean +r ? ;)))
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bayz replied on 26 Oct 2011
Pretty sure he means what he said. It's been the command key since my first mac 20 years ago and still is on my MBP. My MBP doesn't even have an  key.
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Mila06 replied on 27 Oct 2011
Sorry Bayz you have no humor...
I know  is Cmd from longtime
I also know that Steve have is ass break by Bill from longtime :)
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bayz replied on 27 Oct 2011
If that and whatever the hell you tried to say at the end of that last comment is what you call funny, then you really need to work on your sense of humor!
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Mila06 replied on 28 Oct 2011
Fuck the hell Bayz !
pour moi dans le pays de merde ou j'habite c'est de l'humour d'insulter une pute de feuj qui fait des milliards sur notre cul
ok petite merde d'américain ;)
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Donmontalvo reviewed on 15 Sep 2011
Noticed you can now select Wifi network when OPTION booting, even on Snow Leopard. Firmware update went without a glitch.

Don Montalvo, TX
[Version 2.2]


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Cowicide commented on 15 Sep 2011
> resolve issues with Apple
> Thunderbolt Display compatibility

Sigh... WHICH issues specifically? Would it kill Apple to share this little secret with us customers?
[Version 2.2]

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Traum replied on 09 Mar 2012
Wouldn't download properly from my software update which is unusual. Had to get it here. I feel like I've had this issue for months if not years.
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Joris-Vervuurt had trouble on 27 Aug 2010
Then why does the requirements say:
•15-inch or 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 model.

I have a 17-inch MacBook Pro mid 2010 model, so I would expect the update to appear in Software-update...
[Version 1.9]

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Px9-855 replied on 28 Aug 2010
Are you absolutely certain your machine was BUILT in mid-2010?

Otherwise, your best bet is contacting Apple. Not MacUpdate... ;)
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Joris-Vervuurt had trouble on 27 Aug 2010
I have a MacBook Pro 17" Core i7, but this firmware update does not appear in Software-update. If I manually download the .dmg file, the installer tells me that my system is not supported...

Why?!
[Version 1.9]


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psychos had trouble on 28 Sep 2007
Applied the update. After my system had been up for about half an hour, all sound output stopped working. Any application that tried to output sound would freeze and require a manual kill. Couldn't even get to the Sound prefpane. I tried restarting coreaudiod, no effect. I slept and unslept the machine, no effect. I eventually rebooted, and the problem resolved.

I have never seen this happen before this update, so I suspect it may be linked since it happened right after I updated. Has anyone else had odd audio freezes like this?

I did zap my PRAM after the firmware update.
[Version 1.4]


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novex had trouble on 11 May 2006
oh well this firmware can't be update for my macbook pro.don't know is because i already have a firmware 1.0.0 or i do not use a proper way update.should i hold the button untill the sound beep or see the flash the release if any one could send me a email.. novex1984@gmail.com thanks...
[Version 1.0.1]



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Roxzilla rated on 16 Sep 2011

[Version 2.2]



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Hendricx rated on 15 Sep 2011

[Version 2.2]



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Bobbistyle rated on 15 Sep 2011

[Version 2.2]


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MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update resolves an issue which can cause the system to hang during heavy processor loads.


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