MacBook Pro Software Update
MacBook Pro Software Update
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2.4

MacBook Pro Software Update

MacBook Pro Software Update

1.406 May 2011

For 2011 MacBook Pros.

MacBook Pro Software Update
Free
06 May 2011

2.4

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MacBook Pro Software Update

MacBook Pro Software Update

1.406 May 2011

For 2011 MacBook Pros.

Overview

About MacBook Pro Software Update 1.4... This update includes fixes that improve graphics stability, address issues with external display support and 3D performance, and improve Thunderbolt device support.

Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: After update OS build version = 10J4035

Requirements for MacBook Pro Software Update

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

17 Reviews

Rate this app:

19 December 2007

Most helpful

All seems good here on 1G MBP 2.0GHz. Seemed to make it boot even faster than it already did.
Like (3)
Version 1.1
31 August 2014
Like
Version 1.4
05 July 2011
Wouldnt work on my machine...
Like
Version 1.4
05 May 2011
I wasn't having any problems before the update. Everything went smoothly and my MacBook Pro is running fine.
Like
Version 1.4
05 May 2011
Installed here with no undesirable consequences.
Like
Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
Holypoly
06 May 2011
oops, wrong order - "third try" post should be placed after the "other shot" rant, sorry.
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Holypoly
06 May 2011
_carbon..._ sorry
Like
05 May 2011
Second try, this time through Software Update from the Apple Menu. Emaculatio praecox. Again. Thanks, but no thanks.
Like
Version 1.4
05 May 2011
Better be careful - my MBP 13 2011 would shut down prematurely during each boot after installing this update. Fortunately I made a backup of my boot disk before updating - restored from that and everything's back to normal. YMMV, though.
Like
Version 1.4
11 answer(s)
Holypoly
05 May 2011
Another shot, same problem. Bummer, Apple.
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
Third try, safe boot after install. The MBP would complete the startup procedure and then run for a few minutes, then - blue screen and exitus (shut down) again. DiskWarrior and AppleJac didn't better matters. Then. Pacifist to the rescue. Extracted everything manually EXCEPT the mach-kernel file which I skipped. Bingo. The machine has been up and running for 10 minutes while I'm typing this. Maybe it has something to do with non'English systems (mine being Danish)?
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
>>Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: After update OS build version = 10J4035 10J4138 on my Mac.
Like
A-w
06 May 2011
I have the same problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (and I'm using an English system). Bummer. I don't have access to my backup...
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
#A_w: Sorry to hear that. Could you eventually make a clean install onto an external HD, then update to 10.6.7, download Pacifist as a demo and install SW Upd 1.4 manually sans the mach_kernel, then access your hosed system in Target Disk Mode (hold T down then boot your machine) and migrate your old files to the new location, then copy everything back using SuperDuper (shareware) or DarbonCopyCloner (donationware) ? Just curious...
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
oops, should have been "_carbon..._" not Darbon *gg*
Like
Holypoly
07 May 2011
Next, I applied the EFI firmware update which now showed up as n option in Apple Menu > Software Update.... Still running fine after that. With the new EFI FW installed, I ron Pacifist again to install the missing part of SW Update 1.4 ( the mach-kernel part), and after reboot the MBP died right before my eyes, like before. Fortunately, I still had my back-up to lean on, and as I'm typing this the Macbook Pro has been running stably for a couple of hours already. Apparently, my 2011 MBP 13" is not compatible with tne updated mac kernel? Any other owners out there with a similar experience?
Like
Holypoly
07 May 2011
A_w ?
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A-w
07 May 2011
Thanks for your help, but since I'm on vacation and don't have access to HDs or Install disks all my rescue attempts will have to wait until I'm back home. The only things available to me are "single user mode" and the iPad where I write this reply :-)
Like
A-w
14 May 2011
I was able to fix my system by restoring the mach_kernel from a backup. Everything looks good so far.
Like
A-w
16 May 2011
BTW, I've applied this updater to a plain vanilla 10.6.7 on an external disk and I experienced no problems when booting my 2011 MBP from there. So this problem does not seem to be a hardware problem. I will try to isolate the system difference that triggers this problem.
Like
05 May 2011
****** Make note of your Startup items, because most will be deleted
Like
Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Donmontalvo
05 May 2011
StartupItems? Hasn't that...and cron...been replaced with launchd? Don
Like
05 May 2011
It's about time! ;) Don
Like
Version 1.4
14 April 2010
Is this an update for the Macbook Pros that where released today? Mid 2010 models. That's fast. Thanks ... Ken
Like (3)
Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
Mitch-de
14 April 2010
Yepp - and for sure Snow Leopard only. Not for 10.5.1+ !!
Like (2)
Version 1.3
Mechamania
14 April 2010
Not a small update, either...
Like
Version 1.3
28 December 2007
The first keystroke sometimes ignored when typing has not been fixed with the update for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and Apple has now locked the huge thread about the problem on their forums. I therefore encourage you to sign this partition: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mbpkeyms/petition.html
Like (2)
Version 1.1
3 answer(s)
Lvdoc
13 April 2010
nd, you know, mine STILL has that problem!
Like (1)
Version 1.3
Psychos
13 April 2010
Mine doesn't have that problem, but Apple's keyboard firmware updates certainly did SOMETHING. My previously non-buggy keyboard now randomly gets stuck and repeats a key for 2 - 3 seconds once or twice a week, starting right after the first keyboard firmware update came out. The kb/trackpad are otherwise locked up until the repeating stops.
Like (1)
Version 1.3
Lvdoc
14 April 2010
See if you can find an independent Apple repair/dealer rather than going to an Apple store to have this looked at. I had my MB Pro for just over a year, and one day my screen went black. I didn't have Apple's extended warranty but took it to the place I bought it from. (An independent dealer.) I figured I was going to have to shell out well over a grand for a new logic board. However, one of their repair techs ran a diagnostic on it and realized that the problem was due to a little-known flaw in some of the initial releases of the model I bought. Well, not completely little known, because Apple also had a little-publicized warranty on that problem. The bottom-line is that even without Apple's extended warranty, Apple still paid for my new logic board. I'd bet my next paycheck that, had I brought it to an Apple store, they would not have known or told me about the problem, and I would have paid for the new part. So, you never know. Maybe there's a keyboard problem with your machine that's similarly covered.
Like (1)
Version 1.3
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17 Reviews

Rate this app:

19 December 2007

Most helpful

All seems good here on 1G MBP 2.0GHz. Seemed to make it boot even faster than it already did.
Like (3)
Version 1.1
31 August 2014
Like
Version 1.4
05 July 2011
Wouldnt work on my machine...
Like
Version 1.4
05 May 2011
I wasn't having any problems before the update. Everything went smoothly and my MacBook Pro is running fine.
Like
Version 1.4
05 May 2011
Installed here with no undesirable consequences.
Like
Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
Holypoly
06 May 2011
oops, wrong order - "third try" post should be placed after the "other shot" rant, sorry.
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
_carbon..._ sorry
Like
05 May 2011
Second try, this time through Software Update from the Apple Menu. Emaculatio praecox. Again. Thanks, but no thanks.
Like
Version 1.4
05 May 2011
Better be careful - my MBP 13 2011 would shut down prematurely during each boot after installing this update. Fortunately I made a backup of my boot disk before updating - restored from that and everything's back to normal. YMMV, though.
Like
Version 1.4
11 answer(s)
Holypoly
05 May 2011
Another shot, same problem. Bummer, Apple.
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
Third try, safe boot after install. The MBP would complete the startup procedure and then run for a few minutes, then - blue screen and exitus (shut down) again. DiskWarrior and AppleJac didn't better matters. Then. Pacifist to the rescue. Extracted everything manually EXCEPT the mach-kernel file which I skipped. Bingo. The machine has been up and running for 10 minutes while I'm typing this. Maybe it has something to do with non'English systems (mine being Danish)?
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
>>Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: After update OS build version = 10J4035 10J4138 on my Mac.
Like
A-w
06 May 2011
I have the same problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (and I'm using an English system). Bummer. I don't have access to my backup...
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
#A_w: Sorry to hear that. Could you eventually make a clean install onto an external HD, then update to 10.6.7, download Pacifist as a demo and install SW Upd 1.4 manually sans the mach_kernel, then access your hosed system in Target Disk Mode (hold T down then boot your machine) and migrate your old files to the new location, then copy everything back using SuperDuper (shareware) or DarbonCopyCloner (donationware) ? Just curious...
Like
Holypoly
06 May 2011
oops, should have been "_carbon..._" not Darbon *gg*
Like
Holypoly
07 May 2011
Next, I applied the EFI firmware update which now showed up as n option in Apple Menu > Software Update.... Still running fine after that. With the new EFI FW installed, I ron Pacifist again to install the missing part of SW Update 1.4 ( the mach-kernel part), and after reboot the MBP died right before my eyes, like before. Fortunately, I still had my back-up to lean on, and as I'm typing this the Macbook Pro has been running stably for a couple of hours already. Apparently, my 2011 MBP 13" is not compatible with tne updated mac kernel? Any other owners out there with a similar experience?
Like
Holypoly
07 May 2011
A_w ?
Like
A-w
07 May 2011
Thanks for your help, but since I'm on vacation and don't have access to HDs or Install disks all my rescue attempts will have to wait until I'm back home. The only things available to me are "single user mode" and the iPad where I write this reply :-)
Like
A-w
14 May 2011
I was able to fix my system by restoring the mach_kernel from a backup. Everything looks good so far.
Like
A-w
16 May 2011
BTW, I've applied this updater to a plain vanilla 10.6.7 on an external disk and I experienced no problems when booting my 2011 MBP from there. So this problem does not seem to be a hardware problem. I will try to isolate the system difference that triggers this problem.
Like
05 May 2011
****** Make note of your Startup items, because most will be deleted
Like
Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Donmontalvo
05 May 2011
StartupItems? Hasn't that...and cron...been replaced with launchd? Don
Like
05 May 2011
It's about time! ;) Don
Like
Version 1.4
14 April 2010
Is this an update for the Macbook Pros that where released today? Mid 2010 models. That's fast. Thanks ... Ken
Like (3)
Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
Mitch-de
14 April 2010
Yepp - and for sure Snow Leopard only. Not for 10.5.1+ !!
Like (2)
Version 1.3
Mechamania
14 April 2010
Not a small update, either...
Like
Version 1.3
28 December 2007
The first keystroke sometimes ignored when typing has not been fixed with the update for MacBooks and MacBook Pros, and Apple has now locked the huge thread about the problem on their forums. I therefore encourage you to sign this partition: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mbpkeyms/petition.html
Like (2)
Version 1.1
3 answer(s)
Lvdoc
13 April 2010
nd, you know, mine STILL has that problem!
Like (1)
Version 1.3
Psychos
13 April 2010
Mine doesn't have that problem, but Apple's keyboard firmware updates certainly did SOMETHING. My previously non-buggy keyboard now randomly gets stuck and repeats a key for 2 - 3 seconds once or twice a week, starting right after the first keyboard firmware update came out. The kb/trackpad are otherwise locked up until the repeating stops.
Like (1)
Version 1.3
Lvdoc
14 April 2010
See if you can find an independent Apple repair/dealer rather than going to an Apple store to have this looked at. I had my MB Pro for just over a year, and one day my screen went black. I didn't have Apple's extended warranty but took it to the place I bought it from. (An independent dealer.) I figured I was going to have to shell out well over a grand for a new logic board. However, one of their repair techs ran a diagnostic on it and realized that the problem was due to a little-known flaw in some of the initial releases of the model I bought. Well, not completely little known, because Apple also had a little-publicized warranty on that problem. The bottom-line is that even without Apple's extended warranty, Apple still paid for my new logic board. I'd bet my next paycheck that, had I brought it to an Apple store, they would not have known or told me about the problem, and I would have paid for the new part. So, you never know. Maybe there's a keyboard problem with your machine that's similarly covered.
Like (1)
Version 1.3