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Title: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: MacEFIRom on August 23, 2011, 03:09:30 AM
I have tested this myself, on a 2006 Mac Pro. You can upgrade or downgrade at will. If you have a CPU or CPUs in a 2007 Mac Pro that isn't supported in the 2006 Mac Pro, the system will not boot after the update until a compatible CPU or CPUs are installed. The program checks the Mac Pro model and will only install the 2007 Mac Pro firmware on a 2006, or the 2006 Mac Pro firmware on a 2007, whichever is appropriate. If you have a 2007 Mac Pro, the program will warn you about downgrading, but will still allow the firmware update. The download does not contain any firmware updater files or image files. The program creates a small RAM disk, downloads the needed files, copies all of the scripts to the RAM disk, and then runs the scripts. Everything is left on the RAM disk for you to look at and study, if needed.

The SMC version will stay at whatever version it was at before the update, and I'm looking into a SMC firmware tool, as it is also an EFI program that runs during the boot process. If I'm successful with that I will post a utility for that, although many people have upgraded the dual core Xeons in the 2006 to quad core Xeons without any ill effects, so I don't know how important this really is.

I'm also going to work on a utility for the iMac4,1 and iMac5,1, as there is a RAM limit that can broken if the firmware is updated. There have also been requests for a MacMini1,1 and MacMini2,1 utility, but the installer file from Apple has only one firmware image in it, so this one I don't understand.

I hope you enjoy the benefits of extending the value of your 2006 Mac Pro, or being able to change your system back and forth for development purposes.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on August 23, 2011, 08:41:37 AM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. So I guess this doesn't work with my MP since Apple doesn't release MP11.005D.B00 to the public.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: vurubshnut on August 23, 2011, 05:07:25 PM
gonna give it a go on my macpro 1,1 and report back.

Edit:  worked like a charm.  thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pjdgilmour on August 23, 2011, 06:08:26 PM
Works!!! On the first boot recognized only one processor. I hung up and called again and recognized the two.
I have a pair of E5410 here, will it work? In 1.1 I know what did not. I wanted to test


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hyram on August 23, 2011, 08:36:56 PM
I have a pair of E5410 here, will it work?

No.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nekton1 on August 23, 2011, 11:23:04 PM
Any chance of updating MacPro 2,1 to 3,1 so that it would have EFI64 and support the 6870 hack?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mieleton on August 24, 2011, 09:53:27 PM
Worked well, thanks. At first boot I also got only one processor recognized, but SMC reset fixed things. Now I have proper CPU info in system profiler.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on August 25, 2011, 03:43:29 AM
Works very well! Yesterday i make it! It converted without problems, also my newly installed E5345s fully recognized. Thank you so much!

By the way, i remember that for some reason ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Version doesn't work in Mac Pro 1,1 (only on specific models with another rom), so now, will it now works with Mac Pro 2,1 firmware??


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dbculp on August 25, 2011, 03:09:26 PM
The program checks the Mac Pro model and will only install the 2007 Mac Pro firmware on a 2006, or the 2006 Mac Pro firmware on a 2007, whichever is appropriate.I hope you enjoy the benefits of extending the value of your 2006 Mac Pro
I have a 2006 MacPro (1,1) with two 3 GHz Xeon 5160 Dual-Core processors. Could someone summarize for me the benefits of upgrading the firmware? Is there any chance that a future firmware hack will allow the early MacPros to boot into 64-bit?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Squishy Tia on August 26, 2011, 04:10:24 AM
I have a question about the tool.

Right now there are only two options in the tool: Upgrade to 2007, or Downgrade to 2006. I have a good working .BO8 ROM, so if I should need to downgrade for any reason after performing an upgrade to the 2007 firmware, would I be able to get my original ROM back in proper order? I ask this because my setup now is known to be good with the HD 5770 and HD 5870 cards (I own both). My main reason for wanting to try this upgrade is this: Right now my Areca 1880ix-12 card shows up as only x4 link width in my x8 PCI-E slot (they're set up as profile #1, x8, x1, x1, x16). I'm hoping there might be a microcode fix to the PCI-E ICH controller in that firmware for the 2007 model that lets me get my Areca RAID card operating at x8 status.

Heh, I get rid of the problems caused by the (pathetically supported) RocketRAID card and run into new problems with a $1000 Areca card. Whee.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Squishy Tia on August 26, 2011, 10:02:08 AM
Nermind. I answered my own question when I tried the firmware update to 2,1 from 1,1 to see if that solved my problem with my Areca 1880ix-12 RAID card showing up as only x4 instead of x8 on the PCI-E bus. The firmware changer does indeed reflash to the .B08 firmware.

On the plus side, updating to the 2,1 firmware didn't wreck my CPUs being able to to be seen properly.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Hooper on August 26, 2011, 12:45:39 PM
Squishy Tia you have all that in a mac pro 1,1 ? I would think maybe you could allso buy yourself a newer mac pro ? ;-) To the point: you have in: pcie-slot 1 (x16 lanes) with ati 5870, slot 2 (x1 lane) with ati 5770, slot 3 (x1 lane) empty, and slot 4 (x8 lanes) the Areca sas-sata card ? Are you shure though that your not working with profile #2 ? where slots 3 & 4 are both x4 lanes ? (system-library-coreservices-expansionslotutility)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Cindori on August 26, 2011, 01:05:04 PM
By the way, i remember that for some reason ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Version doesn't work in Mac Pro 1,1 (only on specific models with another rom), so now, will it now works with Mac Pro 2,1 firmware??

that was just false information spread by barefeats afaik


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: akspa420 on August 26, 2011, 06:50:04 PM
I had always assumed that the differences between the 1,1 and 2,1 models were just firmware-related, and not chipset related - now I guess those assumptions can be confirmed. Now, I have no idea why I'd want to 'upgrade' my 1,1 into a 2,1 if it offers no other features than a change in the model number and some additional processor support - is there any other reason to run this, or is it more or less for the added support?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on August 26, 2011, 08:30:23 PM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. So I guess this doesn't work with my MP since Apple doesn't release MP11.005D.B00 to the public.
Same here:
Code:
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

I haven't tried the utility since I'm not sure it would really change anything for me. I'm already running a MacPro1,1 with a flashed Powercolor 5770 and upgraded dual Xeon X5365 3GHz quad-core processors (ie. same as the 2,1) without any apparent issues.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Squishy Tia on August 26, 2011, 11:22:17 PM
Squishy Tia you have all that in a mac pro 1,1 ? I would think maybe you could allso buy yourself a newer mac pro ? ;-) To the point: you have in: pcie-slot 1 (x16 lanes) with ati 5870, slot 2 (x1 lane) with ati 5770, slot 3 (x1 lane) empty, and slot 4 (x8 lanes) the Areca sas-sata card ? Are you shure though that your not working with profile #2 ? where slots 3 & 4 are both x4 lanes ? (system-library-coreservices-expansionslotutility)

I said I own both the 5770 and 5870. I only use the 5870, so my profile is this:

Slot 4: Areca 1880ix-12 RAID Controller
Slot 3: Empty
Slot 2: Empty; using PCI bracket SATA->eSATA converter from the ODD_SATA_2 port on the motherboard
Slot 1: Radeon HD5870

Configuration of slots:

Slot 4: x8
Slot 3: x1
Slot 2: x1
Slot 1: x16

The Areca card is still only reporting itself as x4 even though it's an x8 card and in an x8 assigned lane.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on August 27, 2011, 06:15:12 PM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. So I guess this doesn't work with my MP since Apple doesn't release MP11.005D.B00 to the public.
Same here:
Code:
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

I haven't tried the utility since I'm not sure it would really change anything for me. I'm already running a MacPro1,1 with a flashed Powercolor 5770 and upgraded dual Xeon X5365 3GHz quad-core processors (ie. same as the 2,1) without any apparent issues.
I don't have any problems with x5355s, either. I'm just curious to try the utility but I want to revert back to the original firmware as well, just in case.
I just spent $500 to replace the dead logic board and PSU a couple of months ago, so I kinda hesitate to use the utility unless I can revert back to MP11.005D.B00 :-[


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. Zarniwoop on August 29, 2011, 03:10:51 AM
Worked on my 2006 Mac Pro, although same observation as others: I had to shutdown/reboot twice to get both of my X5365 CPUs recognized.  On the first boot after flashing, it only recognized one CPU.

Now reports MacPro2,1 with "2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon" (instead of Unknown) with Boot ROM version MP21.007F.B06.

There have been reports of MP21.007F.B08 (http://www.google.com/search?q=MP21.007F.B08) in the wild...

I'm trying to figure out if I'm imagining that my Mac Pro is a tiny bit quieter with the 2007 EFI firmware.  Or does the SMC firmware (still 1.7f10 for 2006 MacPro1,1) control fan speed?  Or am I just guilty of wishful thinking?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pjdgilmour on August 29, 2011, 04:56:14 AM
Hello,
According to Intel, the Intel 5000x chipset officially supports harpentown some models, like the E5410. Anyone know if the firmaware 2.1 includes the CPU ID's harpertowns? See http://ark.intel.com/products/chipsets/24663
And I found in an ancient forum, a User who claims to have received an email from Apple, which according to their technical department, the logic board 2.1 accepts  Harpertown Xeons.

I have a pair of E5410, I'm going to take courage and to test :-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: peterb81 on August 29, 2011, 12:44:39 PM
Thanks MacEFIRom, App works perfectly  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ankis225 on August 30, 2011, 01:02:32 AM
Hello!Any chance of updating MacPro 2,1 to 3,1 so that it would have EFI64 and support the 6870 hack?
Any time??
Please
Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nekton1 on August 30, 2011, 03:13:30 AM
A 2,1 to 3,1 update supporting EFI64 would be great but am I living in cloud cuckoo land imagining it might be doable?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fhenry on August 30, 2011, 01:27:16 PM
what are the advantages to put the 2,1 frimware?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Hooper on August 30, 2011, 06:59:08 PM
Anyone tried to use the official smc firmware update from apple to change the 1,1 to that of the 2,1 MP ?  (after executing the efi firmware tool hack) Does it change the SMC Version from 1.7f10 (MP 1,1) to 1.15f3 (MP 2,1) ? link:http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macprosmcfirmwareupdate11.html


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cwlproduce on August 30, 2011, 10:00:37 PM
I look forward to a SMC firmware tool so I can see if that will finally remedy my fan problem (fans just would stay at 500rpm and never regulate with temperature changes) that happened when I did the latest update available back in 2008. Had to use smcfancontrol to keep things cool.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: abalamut on August 31, 2011, 01:17:18 PM
I have a pair of E5410, I'm going to take courage and to test :-)

Did you try it yet?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: abalamut on September 01, 2011, 11:46:39 AM
Hello, it seems only I have some trouble with upgrade 1.1 to 2.1.
I have 3 1.1 MacPro's. At first everything was fine, expect after first restart it recognize only one CPU, after second restart all 2 CPU here. I went to second machine & run update … After installing update, I shutdown machine, press power button until power light start blinking, then release it, I hear beeb, then I saw grey screen with progress bar, but it takes less then 1 second. It just flash, then mac reboot it self & normal boot. Of course it stay 1.1. At the third MacPro exactly the same.

I try everything I know for 3 hours: change RAM, change Graphic card, change HDD, connect macs to APC, replace battery, even reset sms. It does not work.

Please help me - is there any log for understand whats going wrong?
Or may be some chance to boot from optical disk & run this update manually.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: akspa420 on September 01, 2011, 05:56:29 PM
I also had an issue - it updated without a problem to the 2007 firmware, but upon reboot, it only saw one of my Xeon DualCore CPU's. I then went backwards to the old firmware, and everything seems fine now. Not sure what the issue is. I took a screen shot prior to reverting the firmware, incase any of the info that System Information reports is helpful. I'll post it when I get a chance.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Robert Davies on September 01, 2011, 11:40:56 PM
It's been noted elsewhere that just rebooting again allows the MP to see the second processor - I have to admit I reset the SMC, then reset the pRAM three times and *then* allowed the reboot to carry on having panicked on the first reboot!

It - my MP 1,1 has been running very nicely for the last three days with the 2,1 firmware with no issues whatsoever. Seems quieter, but I cannot for the life of me think why that would be!

-Rob

ps Thanks to the dev for writing the util btw :D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: akspa420 on September 02, 2011, 12:47:50 AM
Perhaps I'll give it another go just to see if it works properly at all. I was just kinda freaked when I saw my processors drop to one :?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: xi1inx on September 02, 2011, 04:48:32 AM
Macefirom: I own a 20" iMac 4.1 with the 2GB Firmware limite. I looking forward to flash it with the iMac 5.1 rom. Perhaps I could use your apps with the proper efi roms from the 5.1.

I have the rom    IM41.0055.B08 which is the same for the 17" eary 2006 iMac. If look at the late 2006 iMac the roms are different for the 17" and the 20". Don't if the logicboard is same on both revision the 20" 2006 iMac. Look at the efi firmware list from the Apple site:

iMac (20-inch, Late 2006)   iMac5,1   IM51.0090.B09 (EFI 1.2)   
iMac (17-inch CD, Late 2006)   iMac5,2   IM52.0090.B09 (EFI 1.2)   -
iMac (17-inch, Late 2006)      iMac5,1   IM51.0090.B09 (EFI 1.2)   -
iMac (17-inch, Mid 2006)   iMac4,2   IM42.0071.B03 (EFI 1.1)   -
iMac (17-inch, Early 2006)   iMac4,1   IM41.0055.B08 (EFI 1.1)   1.1f5 (SMC 1.0)
iMac (20-inch, Early 2006)   iMac4,1   IM41.0055.B08 (EFI 1.1)   1.1f5 (SMC 1.0)

The attached printscreen is the content of the efi firmware update 1.1 and 1.2 for the both revision.

The IM51.0090.B09 (EFI 1.2) firmware for the iMac 20" late 2006 is in the efi update 1.2.

Let's me know if I may help you.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: MacEFIRom on September 02, 2011, 06:28:47 AM
I've already proven the concept, and someone has tested the core files and scripts for me (Thank you Martin). It's just a matter of putting it together into an easy to use utility, it's getting easier as this will be my third. I should be able to release it within a week or so. Help is on the way!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: xi1inx on September 02, 2011, 01:35:41 PM
Thanks Macefirom, i'll wait for your work  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fiatlux on September 06, 2011, 10:27:58 AM
I have a 2006 Mac Pro upgraded with two E5340 engineering samples running @ 3 GHz (BSEL mod) even though the profiler reports them as unknown @ 2.4 GHz.

Is there a point going for the 2007 firmware?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: superparati on September 06, 2011, 11:37:02 PM
The soft works fine with my MacPro !

Now I have a name for my processors : 2X3Ghz Quad-Core intel Xeon :)

Thanks Netkas and MacEFIRom !


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: M2000 on September 07, 2011, 11:25:32 AM
Thank you so much. I flashed my 1,1 MacPro with upgraded from dual core to quad core X5355 cpus. System reports now "2 x 2.66 GHz Quad core Intel Xeon".


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pjdgilmour on September 07, 2011, 10:47:33 PM
:-( the xeon harpertown E5410 dont work. CPU B error light in mainboard. Dont apple chime. :-(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bobolex on September 08, 2011, 03:09:49 PM
This has worked my my MacPro 1,1 too.  I had upgraded it to quad 2,66 Xeons X5355 a few weeks ago, and now they are properly recognized and the MacPro is model 2,1.

It needed two reboots (only one xeon recognized on the 1rst), but no SMC or PRAM reset.  I had to flash the firmware blind because my Asus Radeon 5770 is not flashed (worked OOB) and so does not show the boot screen.

But all works well, so a great round of thanks to you MacEFIRom !


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Peloche on September 09, 2011, 12:58:07 PM
Thanks and congrats MacEFIRom it worked on mine it's now a 2.1  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: akspa420 on September 09, 2011, 11:01:48 PM
I just wanted to say that after a reboot, both my CPU's show up (4 cores total), so I'm tossing my hat in the "This works" bin. My only concern lately is that the system seems to be running hotter than before (but that could just be my imagination).


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on September 10, 2011, 06:01:22 AM
By the way, i remember that for some reason ATI Radeon HD 5870 Mac Version doesn't work in Mac Pro 1,1 (only on specific models with another rom), so now, will it now works with Mac Pro 2,1 firmware??

that was just false information spread by barefeats afaik

So you can confirm that HD5870 mac version will work with MP21.007F.B06 ROM based Mac Pro? Also with bootscreen. Im asking bacause in google there is no any clear answer on this question.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: GULLYMAN on September 11, 2011, 03:22:18 AM
5870 will work fine in MP1,1 100% of the time. If bootscreen means so much to you, then maybe it is time to pay the Apple tax or get a MP3,1 and 6870 ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RobertR on September 11, 2011, 07:40:25 AM
Yep.. Worked here also.  I also saw only one CPU after the first re-boot. So I shut down, did the ole' Option-Command-P-R to reset P-Ram, and next boot up... Wallah! Mac Pro 2,1 and 2 processors. 

I previously had updated the processors from the stock dual-core E5150's to the dual-quad 5345's, so this did not change a lot for me, but anyway I did it since the mac is anyway out of warranty.

Thanks...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SirVikon on September 11, 2011, 01:30:09 PM
I have the same Problem, that the screen with the progress bar only appears for less than one second.

I start the program and then shut down the system. After the system is shut down i turn on the Mac with holding the Power Button till the long beep.

What is my mistake? I don't know what to do?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RobertR on September 12, 2011, 09:35:39 AM
I have the same Problem, that the screen with the progress bar only appears for less than one second.

I start the program and then shut down the system. After the system is shut down i turn on the Mac with holding the Power Button till the long beep.

What is my mistake? I don't know what to do?

SirVikon,

Maybe it's not correct to hold until the beep comes. Try what I tried... Instead of holding the power button until you hear the beep, just hold the button until you see the power light start flashing. For me, the flashing came first. I then let go of the power button and after a few seconds, the beep came and then the progress indicator came (which took about 8-10 seconds to complete) and then it finished.

Robert


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SirVikon on September 14, 2011, 03:43:19 PM
SirVikon,

Maybe it's not correct to hold until the beep comes. Try what I tried... Instead of holding the power button until you hear the beep, just hold the button until you see the power light start flashing. For me, the flashing came first. I then let go of the power button and after a few seconds, the beep came and then the progress indicator came (which took about 8-10 seconds to complete) and then it finished.

Robert


Sorry, that doesn't work. Its the same problem ... :(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ezmac on September 15, 2011, 09:31:09 AM
Just a question:
I bought my Mac Pro QuadCore 2,66 GHz on july '07 / model ID macpro1.1
It's a mac pro 2006 or 200/ ?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: AStuff on September 15, 2011, 04:18:00 PM
Just a question:
I bought my Mac Pro QuadCore 2,66 GHz on july '07 / model ID macpro1.1
It's a mac pro 2006 or 200/ ?

You have an original Mac Pro
http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/stats/mac-pro-quad-2.66-specs.html

1,1 made from 2006 through 2008 - 4 core only
2,1 from April 2007 - 8 core only


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: poo on September 17, 2011, 12:55:12 PM
Worked perfectly for me, really very grateful for this tool, thank you. I have been experiencing a world of pain related to kernel panics on my Mac Pro 1,1 since upgrading to dual 5365 CPUs. Seems to be a recurring issue for some owners since Apple updated OS X to 10.6.7, so I'm hoping (though not expecting) that this might help.

For anyone experiencing similar issues or who might be able to offer any help/advice, the following two threads seem to be where most discussion seems to be going on:

http://blog.scoopz.com/2011/08/04/apple-update-10-6-8-and-lion-10-7-cause-kernel-panics-on-macpro-11/ (http://blog.scoopz.com/2011/08/04/apple-update-10-6-8-and-lion-10-7-cause-kernel-panics-on-macpro-11/) and https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2809634?start=105&tstart=0 (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2809634?start=105&tstart=0)

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on September 17, 2011, 06:27:04 PM
Hmmm... Is there any fix for EFI Boot ROM (or else something) to make Windows XP/7 boot, while installed Apple's Mac Pro RAID Card inside ?? It is a pain question since Apple released Boot Camp.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: kwkirchner on September 24, 2011, 05:56:51 PM
I am trying to run this tool on my Mac Pro 1,1 with a pair of E5320's (BSEL Mod).  My current boot ROM is 5C.B08.

When I launch the "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool" I keep getting a "This program requires Internet access. Please connect your Mac Pro to the Internet and try again."

The system is on the internet (I am remotely controlling it over my LAN) and I can surf the web just fine. The firewall is off.

Why does this tool need internet access is the first question.  Why doesn't it see it is the second. 

I have removed all other Network interfaces, only en0: is active and it has a static IP.  The system is running the latest version of Lion.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: zadigre on September 24, 2011, 11:18:29 PM

Why does this tool need internet access is the first question.  Why doesn't it see it is the second. 

It needs an Internet connection to download the firmware...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: kwkirchner on September 25, 2011, 05:56:31 AM
Ok, that makes sense. I figured it would be more like a PC BIOS update with the code included.  It turns out it was my Cisco ASA that was blocking the ping response. I put my Airport in place of it and the firmware updated just fine.  On the first boot, only 1 processor showed up.  On reboot, both processors are now present.  It still shows 2 x 1.86Ghz CPU's.  I was hoping it would show the real clock, which is supposedly 2.33Ghz with the BSEL mod in place. Oh well, I get the performance at least.

Now I will re-install Parallels v6 and see what happens over the next week. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for the BIOS util!! Worked great!



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: lewdvig on September 26, 2011, 12:01:52 AM
I have tested this myself, on a 2006 Mac Pro. You can upgrade or downgrade at will. If you have a CPU or CPUs in a 2007 Mac Pro that isn't supported in the 2006 Mac Pro, the system will not boot after the update until a compatible CPU or CPUs are installed.

I hope you enjoy the benefits of extending the value of your 2006 Mac Pro, or being able to change your system back and forth for development purposes.

Thanks man! A major plus of owning a 1,1 is all the hacking opportunities that come up.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on September 26, 2011, 04:07:39 AM
It must be a some sort of way to make Mac Pro 1,1/2,1 upgradable to Xeon X5400 Series. On official Intel's site about 5400 Series Xeons states: "The Intel Xeon processor 5400 series is compatible with Intel® 5400, 5100, 5000P, 5000V and 5000X(!) series of chipsets. Server boards based on these chipsets are optimized for quad core with advanced platform features of dual independent bus and fully buffered DIMM memory technology offering up to 4X available bandwidth of current generation platforms. Improved I/O performance is possible with PCI Express* and the option of Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology." 5000X Chipset is used in Mac Pros through 1,1 to 2,1. not sure what used in 3,1, but in a hardware way it fully compatible. So must be a some sort of program way to do so.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dfireball on September 26, 2011, 11:50:17 PM
I'm also having the problem. I have already upgraded the cpu's to x5365's but when I try to upgrade the firmware I only see a flash of the status bar and then the computer reboots. Not sure what I'm doing wrong but I wish I could make this thing work. Am I doing something wrong? I've tried holding the power button until the light blinks, then until the tone starts and in either case I get the same results.

Can anyone help me please?! :


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Sascha_77 on September 29, 2011, 11:01:43 AM
Hmmm. I flashed my MP1,1 with the old CPUs inside and had no problem.

Perhaps it´s only a problem when you try to flash with the "new" CPU´s inside?



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on September 29, 2011, 11:06:07 AM
Nope... Im exactly flashed my mac with new E5345 cpus inside and no any problem.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Sascha_77 on September 29, 2011, 11:16:31 AM
Ah ok.

Hm strange thing.  ???


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: kwkirchner on September 30, 2011, 06:49:18 AM
Well my MacPro apparently crashed on Wednesday morning.  There was no KP log, I just noticed the uptime had been reset. I was so hoping this firmware hack would fix my issues.  Now it appears I must either drop back to 10.6.7 or plop my dual core CPU's back in the sockets.  :-[


...or pay a small fortune for a new 8 core Mac Pro that I don't really need.  :-\


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: lewdvig on October 03, 2011, 01:28:56 AM
1 week of heavy use and no issues whatsoever after the 2,1 update.

My ES XEONs are better recognized too.

Thanks again!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: forwards on October 03, 2011, 03:58:54 AM
Working great with X5355 CPU's and recognized correctly.

Any advantage in upgrading the SMC to the Mac Pro 2.1 version which is available as a download from Apple, and what would the upgrade achieve?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dfireball on October 03, 2011, 05:22:23 PM
After much troubleshooting and hard work I think I have figured out the problem. My current firmware is MP11.005D.B00. It seems that this firmware is different than the "C" or "F" ones (9th keystroke in the line). Not sure where this firmware version came from or how to change this to one of the other ones but this one is not accepting the update.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can change this to one of the normal firmware versions or am I stuck? I have heard that updating the CPU's without updating the firmware while running 10.6.8 will cause my MP to get kernel  issues and I can't have that. this in my only Pro Tools HD computer and I can't have it going down in the middle of a session. At the same time, I'd like to at least update my software to 10.6.8 and Pro Tools to 9.0.5 as this combo has worked well with my non HD computer.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: forwards on October 03, 2011, 09:40:35 PM
Well fireball the firmware of my July 2007 Mac Pro prior to updating was MP11.005C.B08.

You can download this firmware update at the APPLE WEB SITE:-

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1237

Maybe that will get you in the position to run to the 2.1 firmware updater.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: zadigre on October 04, 2011, 02:02:34 AM
I successfully upgraded my MacPro 1,1 with 2x X5355 Xeon CPU... paid 99.99$ for each cpu on eBay...
I did a few test... in geekbench, I nearly getting double de score.
Handbrake is also running faster... temperature is ok too...

your updater updated the EFI boot rom perfectly... my CPUs are detected as 2x2.66GHz Xeon Quad Core.

but in system info, the SMC version is 1.7f10

according to http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1237, the SMC version should say 1.15f3 for a MacPro 2,1...

so is it safe to download the SMC update on my MacPro1,1 converted to MacPro2,1 with your utility?
will it update the SMC firmware to a newer version?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: forwards on October 04, 2011, 05:57:49 AM
No zadigre it will not install.

Simply will not install - advises not necessary for this computer so that looks like that.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on October 04, 2011, 11:18:09 AM
Without utility mac pro 2,1 firmware updater will say that too, but we have that upgrade, yes? So, the same can be SMC way.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: forwards on October 04, 2011, 09:48:21 PM
No armdn.

Even with the 2.1 firmware update running X5355's,  the smc updater will not install period.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: altavek on October 04, 2011, 11:17:40 PM
Quick noob question, is there any benefit in running this if I still have the stock CPUs that came with my MP1,1?
Code:
Model Name: Mac Pro
  Model Identifier: MacPro1,1
  Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
  Number Of Processors: 2
  Total Number Of Cores: 4
  L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
  Memory: 5 GB
  Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system): 1.7f10


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dadi_oh on October 05, 2011, 09:03:29 PM
Worked perfectly on my Macpro1,1 with E5345 processors. As stated, 2 boots for it to recognize both processors (don't panic!)  I am currently stuck on 10.6.7 for 2 reasons. My flashed ATI 5770 card loses the displayport output with 10.6.8 or 10.7.0 (I use 3 displays so this is a big deal for me). The second was that I was experiencing crashes/KP's which I did not know the reason for. This thread suggests that maybe this is solved by my flash to Macpro2,1.

I have been experiencing some crashes lately with 10.6.7 and trying to track down the issue. I am hoping this FW upgrade may help even though I am not at 10.6.8. Can't hurt anyways  :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: forwards on October 05, 2011, 09:42:02 PM
No altavek.

Great for Mac Pro 1.1 with upgraded CPUs to X5355/5365 Quad Core which shows the correct processors as 2 x 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 Cores and 8MB cache.  Does not improve anything else.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: altavek on October 06, 2011, 03:35:25 PM
No altavek.

Great for Mac Pro 1.1 with upgraded CPUs to X5355/5365 Quad Core which shows the correct processors as 2 x 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 Cores and 8MB cache.  Does not improve anything else.

Awesome, Thanks for the help!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: kwkirchner on October 07, 2011, 10:30:53 AM
Just want to follow up and say that since that one reboot, which could have been power related, my Mac Pro has been up for nearly 9 days! That is a record since OS X 10.6.8.  I think this firmware has fixed my issue.  Now to go and buy an UPS. ;-)

Thanks so much for the firmware tool!

-K


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on October 07, 2011, 12:16:46 PM
No altavek.

Great for Mac Pro 1.1 with upgraded CPUs to X5355/5365 Quad Core which shows the correct processors as 2 x 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 8 Cores and 8MB cache.  Does not improve anything else.

Nope, u wrong. :)

This firmware also improve working stability with Mac Pro RAID Card. On previous firmware i had some issues with it, the card suddenly dissappearing from device list after cold start.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SiliconSam on October 07, 2011, 11:42:02 PM
  I've been KP free for around 12 days now since the firmware was modded after installing my two X5365 procs.

  Thanks a bunch guys....


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: niceguyscomelast on October 09, 2011, 12:10:56 PM
I utilized this update on a Mac Pro 1,1 with two installed x5365 CPUs and like others after two reboots worked fine. I had an issue where my MP would reboot a second time everything I started it up. That appears to have been fixed. 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on October 10, 2011, 01:59:43 PM
Tried this on my Mac Pro 1,1 firmware version MP11.005D.B00.  As two or three other users have described, upon flash and sounding tone progress bar starts and stops after one second, after which the mac restarts and boots as normal with no firmware update.  If anyone figures a way around this let us know.  Guess Im stuck like this until a workaround.  Glad to help out with some testing if anyone has ideas. Thanks everyone for all your hard work!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on October 12, 2011, 07:36:48 PM
Howdy!

I recently upgraded my MP 2006 5150's to 5355's.  All seems fine, rigorous tests with various softwares indicate two working, 2.66 GHz quad core CPU's - CPUTest, Apple Hardware Test and Intel CPU Test (run in bootcamp) - All good!!

Temp is moderated by smcFanControl - usually in the eighties up to 100º, or so - cooler than before with the accompanying clean-out!

Except...

I get occasional spontaneous restarts.  Panic reports look like this:

Wed Oct 12 11:43:45 2011
panic(cpu 2 caller 0x2a0663): "Spinlock acquisition timed out: lock=0x1e5663f0, lock owner thread=0x1e5663d4, current_thread: 0x1e587000, lock owner active on CPU 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/locks_i386.c:374
Backtrace (CPU 2), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x8afabc38 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x8afabc6c 0x223ce1 0x0)
0x8afabc88 : 0x2a0663 (0x59ccb0 0x1e5663f0 0x1e5663d4 0x1e587000)
0x8afabcc8 : 0x2328da (0x1e5663f0 0x1cb8fcc4 0x8afabcf8 0x2339a6)
0x8afabd18 : 0x23286b (0x1b88bbd0 0x4f462fd4 0x8afabd48 0x2b1f6a)
0x8afabd68 : 0x232bb3 (0x1deea468 0x0 0x8afabda8 0x282)
0x8afabd88 : 0x2110b3 (0x1deea474 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8afabdd8 : 0x2113dd (0x1deea474 0x1df85e00 0x724263b0 0x13)
0x8afabe38 : 0x210bc1 (0x1deea474 0x1df85e00 0x10 0x0)
0x8afabe98 : 0x216f84 (0x1df85e00 0x10 0x0 0x0)
0x8afabf18 : 0x295914 (0x8afabf44 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8afabfc8 : 0x2a20f8 (0x1e585960 0x0 0x10 0x0)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: iTunes

Mac OS version:
10K549

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 24641928848387
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse   162 (addr 0x103d000, size 0x12288) - last unloaded 15334259791335
loaded kexts:
com.bresink.driver.BRESINKx86Monitoring   8.0
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor   1.9.3d0
com.apple.filesystems.autofs   2.1.0
com.apple.filesystems.ntfs   3.4
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient   3.5.7
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl   1.0.20
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC   1.57
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays   289
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X   7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver   1.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver   1.1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMeromProfile   19
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin   4.7.0a1
com.apple.GeForce   6.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC   1.5.1
com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi   2.6.1
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient   2.6.8
com.apple.BootCache   31.1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib   1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage   1.6.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet   2.1.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI   4.7.3
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224   428.42.4
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort   2.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA   2.5.1
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM   1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI   4.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC   1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET   1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS   1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC   1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient   142.6.0
com.apple.security.sandbox   1
com.apple.security.quarantine   0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall   2.1.12
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement   142.6.0
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse   162 - last loaded 16322974258799
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction   17
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction   14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction   20
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver   4.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBAudio   2.7.6f6
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface   74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily   10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily   1.8.3fc2
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily   41
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC   3.1.0d5
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily   4.7.0a1
com.apple.nvidia.nv40hal   6.3.6
com.apple.NVDAResman   6.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport   2.2
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily   2.2
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP   2.0.3
com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite   3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport   2.1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2   4.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily   1.6.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter   402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily   4.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient   4.2.4
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family   320.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily   1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily   2.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime   1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily   1.6.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily   1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch   1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet   6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages   289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform   1.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily   2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily   1.3.0

I tried to do the 2006-2007 update from here (twice).  After the flashing power light and the tone, the apple and the progress only flashes on the screen for a second or so and then the MP restarts and there is no indication of an update, still 1.1.  On a subsequent attempt the updater indicates the possibility to upgrade and no option to downgrade.  I tried again and nuthin'!

Any advice??

Thanks a bunch!!
 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on October 13, 2011, 02:56:00 PM
It seems you have the same "issue" as myself and other users who have the MP11.005D.B00 firmware.  Symptoms are exactly the same as mine, a quick one sec flashing screen then reboot with old firmwre and no upgrade.  Until someone finds a way to force flash to the 2,1 firmware we are stuck with what we have.

ps do you mean you upgraded to 5535s or 5355s?  Im guessing the latter cause thats what Ive done.  Im getting great mileage form this machine especially in 64bit boot mode!  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on October 13, 2011, 06:11:03 PM
Yes, 5355.  sorry!

Do you also get occasional spontaneous restarts??

How do we get to 2,1???

How do you do 64 bit?? - what advantages??

Thanks for the post!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on October 18, 2011, 10:51:07 PM
Any help out there for loading a 2006 MP with the 2007 firmware when it won't take it??

Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on October 19, 2011, 12:02:38 PM
Unfortunately i cant write an extended response at the moment.  basically, NO, I dont get spntaenous restarts as you describe and I have installed the 5355s like you.  In the crash report you listed, iTunes was listed so maybe investigate that.  I imagine the temps. you have quoted are in degrees farenheit not celsius.  if celsius then indeed you have a problme and may be one reason why your system shuts down.

as I mentioned, i too cant updtae the firware from 1,1 to 2,1.  No workaround this at the moment (but Im not a professional so cant see whether its impossible or not).  To do 64 bit you would need to follow the instructions in the other thread "boot Macpro into 64bit".  HAve a go at it first and if you have issues post in that thread and Ill try help from there.

Good luck


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Lucius14 on October 29, 2011, 01:16:17 PM
Hy Folks!

I´m new here, and I would like to upgrade my MacPro 1,1..with this CPU:

Anwendungsplatform: Server;Workstation
Anzahl Kerne: 4
Anzahl Treads: 4
CPU: Xeon E5345 
Cache L2 [MB]: 8
Fertigungs-Prozess [nm]: 65
Front Side Bus [MHz]: 1333 
Maximale Temperatur [° C]: 66
Prozessorfamilie: Xeon
Sockel: LGA771, PLGA771
TDP [W]: 80
Taktfrequenz [GHz]: 2,33
Technologie [Bit]: 64 
Unterstützte Technologien: Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x); Intel® 64; Idle States; Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology; Intel® Demand Based Switching; Thermal Monitoring Technologies; Execute Disable Bit
Voltage: 1.0V-1.5V
sSpec-Number: SLAEJ

Is this a compatible CPU?
Are their even different Xenon X5345 or X5355 or are they all the same, when they´d been labeled X5355 or X5345 ?

Thx in advance!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on October 29, 2011, 04:30:11 PM
Hi and welkommen,

Do you want to:

A) upgrade your Mac Pro with new CPUs?

 or do you want to:

B) use the firware upgrade tool to upgrade the firmware?

If A -> please start a new thread on a different forum (but to quickly answer the question different chips have different speeds but yes installing 5355s is not a problem, there are many websites with instructions please look elsewhere or PM me requesting such links).

If B -> then you should not have a problem upgrading the firmware to a 2,1 model unless you have this firmware currently installed -> MP11.005D.B00

If C -> ...


Good luck!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Lucius14 on October 29, 2011, 06:03:51 PM
Thx!

I want to upgrade my Dual to a Quadcore-CPU.......

I found out, that the pair of Xeon E5345 I bought on Ebay will fit, 2 CPU´s not new, but unused out of a Replacement Pool ,tested with a 4 Month Warranty for 180€......
Think this is a nice Deal to take a Step from 2,66 Ghz Dualcore to a 2,33 Ghz Quadcore...;-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on October 30, 2011, 01:10:43 AM
Good luck with this  :)

Please also remember to keep to the topic posted above.  Have a look at the firmware tool above and post a reply if it works, or not, and any issues.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Lucius14 on October 30, 2011, 02:01:44 PM
I ordered the CPU´s, so I think I will do the upgrade of the CPU´s end of next Week, so my Boot-Rom-Version is MP11.005C.B08, will this be any trouble with the Firmware Tool!?

Thx for the Help!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on October 31, 2011, 03:48:07 PM
What can one do to upgrade if you have firmware MP11.005D.B00?

Why won't this edition not upgrade?

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 01, 2011, 03:02:39 AM
So far, SirVikon, chromafile, Mr.Cobalt, yourself and myself are having the same issue.  That makes five of us.  If anyone having this firmware has been able to upgrade their firmware please post.  

I am not claiming it's possible but maybe there is a way to extract the firmware from our machines then apply the update.  The firmawre tool needs to connect to the apple servers and according to the two initial posters, our firmware is slightly newer (possibly for referb machines but unconfimed here) and is not available to the public, therefore the download from the firmware toool doesn't work.  Maybe we can somehow get a script going to extract our firmware from our chips, insert into the ram disk created then proceed with the upgrade with the new firmware.  Just an idea.  If I knew how to program this I would do it.  Willing to act as a guinea pig if MacEFIRom or someone else can work through this one (thanks MacEFIRom for your work so far).  

In summary, no one with the MP11.005D.B00 firmware has mangaed to upgrade yet.  Fingers crossed this is incorrect though.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 02, 2011, 05:02:01 PM
So far, chromafile, Mr.Cobalt, yourself and myself are having the same issue.  That makes four of us.  If anyone having this firmware has been able to upgrade their firmware please post.
I'd almost guarantee that something in the EFI updater is doing a check to prevent an unrecognized firmware like MP11.005D.B00 from being updated. Not sure if this falls under MacEFIRom's purview or Apple's though, and from looking through the app bundle MacEFIRom built I'm leaning towards Apple...

I am not claiming it's possible but maybe there is a way to extract the firmware from our machines...
This would be ideal, possibly through use of rEFIt, but I'm not familiar enough with that software to know where to start.

The firmawre tool needs to connect to the apple servers and according to the two initial posters, our firmware is slightly newer (possibly for referb machines but unconfimed here) and is not available to the public, therefore the download from the firmware toool doesn't work.
That's what I'm thinking, yes. However if the MP11.005D.B00 ROM could be extracted the other issue is that the AppleScript that MacEFIRom's tool is built around is saved as execute-only and is not editable, otherwise this script could be changed to point to a locally hosted server and your own pre-modified EFI files if that's what it takes. You can open the AppleScript in BBEdit (for example) rather than AppleScript Editor and view/extract most of the text of the basic file, so it might be possible to rebuild the AppleScript file if MacEFIRom doesn't want to/can't release a modifiable version.

Maybe we can somehow get a script going to extract our firmware from our chips, insert into the ram disk created then proceed with the upgrade with the new firmware.  Just an idea.  If I knew how to program this I would do it.  Willing to act as a guinea pig if MacEFIRom or someone else can work through this one (thanks MacEFIRom for your work so far).
I might be able to rebuild the AppleScript from the "decompiled" text if I have some spare time, but that's not going to do us any good until we know why the update might be failing and if it's anything even modifiable. I've poked through the .sh files including in "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool.app/Contents/Resources/" and I get what's going on in them (no version checks there that I can see), but I don't understand enough of what's happening in the respective MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch and MacProEFIUpdater2007.patch files, or the Apple-supplied EFI patching program itself, to be comfortable messing with them, and I think that's where the problem lies :-\

Help us MacEFIRom, you're our only hope! ;D

PS - Perhaps MacEFI's last post here (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183) will help us? We could add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi program included on Apple's EFI 1.2 disk image and give it a whirl...

PPS - This may be wishful thinking but could it also be the case that MP11.005D.B00 incorporates some/many of the changes from the updated MacPro2,1 ROMs? I believe that indeed the ROM was only released in refurbished models which shipped after the 2,1 models had already started going out the door...
Based on my serial number (looks yours up here (http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html)) it looks like my machine was produced October of 2007 while the Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2, which contains the updated versions of the ROM we're all trying to get our hands on, was released publicly at the end of September 2007 (http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_2). Obviously I don't know about Apple's manufacturing process but I'd imagine they'd release the 005D ROM to production (or at least have it in testing/deployment) around the same time as the updates for already-produced-and-sold non-refurbished systems. If the people with the 005D ROMs check their serial number production dates I wonder if they'll all fall after the release of EFI 1.2...

That said, is this update required? I know that in my testing of 10.7.2 my system doesn't display the proper processor ID string in About This Mac, so obviously that portion isn't in the 005D ROM for 1,1 systems, but are people with the 005D ROM experiencing kernel panics in 10.6.8-10.7.x? I didn't experience any in a couple days of running 10.7.2 on X5365s but that was only a couple days after all. Currently I'm back on 10.6.7 (originally due to triple monitor 5770 support, now due to no time to fully upgrade OS) but there are at least a few reports (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/sep11/092111.html) of 1,1s with 005D and upgraded processors running 10.7.x without issue. Something to think about...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 03, 2011, 01:44:04 AM
I posted a few thoughts (in a fairly long-ish post) that the forum apparently flagged as spam and as such are invisible until approved (although they seem to show up in the topic summary below this posting form so that's odd...) :-/

Dare I try to repost... ???


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 03, 2011, 08:45:40 PM
Well, there's no sign of my original post being approved as not spam, so I guess I'll break down what I was going to say and multi-post it, and hopefully that way avoid the spam filter ::)

Part 1 of ...
So far, chromafile, Mr.Cobalt, yourself and myself are having the same issue.  That makes four of us.  If anyone having this firmware has been able to upgrade their firmware please post.
I'd almost guarantee that something in the EFI updater is doing a check to prevent an unrecognized firmware like MP11.005D.B00 from being updated. Not sure if this falls under MacEFIRom's purview or Apple's though, and from looking through the app bundle MacEFIRom built I'm leaning towards Apple...

I am not claiming it's possible but maybe there is a way to extract the firmware from our machines...
This would be ideal, possibly through use of rEFIt, but I'm not familiar enough with that software to know where to start.

The firmawre tool needs to connect to the apple servers and according to the two initial posters, our firmware is slightly newer (possibly for referb machines but unconfimed here) and is not available to the public, therefore the download from the firmware toool doesn't work.
That's what I'm thinking, yes. However if the MP11.005D.B00 ROM could be extracted the other issue is that the AppleScript that MacEFIRom's tool is built around is saved as execute-only and is not editable, otherwise this script could be changed to point to a locally hosted server and your own pre-modified EFI files if that's what it takes. You can open the AppleScript in BBEdit (for example) rather than AppleScript Editor and view/extract most of the text of the basic file, so it might be possible to rebuild the AppleScript file if MacEFIRom doesn't want to/can't release a modifiable version.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 03, 2011, 08:46:27 PM
Here goes with part 2...

Maybe we can somehow get a script going to extract our firmware from our chips, insert into the ram disk created then proceed with the upgrade with the new firmware.  Just an idea.  If I knew how to program this I would do it.  Willing to act as a guinea pig if MacEFIRom or someone else can work through this one (thanks MacEFIRom for your work so far).
I might be able to rebuild the AppleScript from the "decompiled" text if I have some spare time, but that's not going to do us any good until we know why the update might be failing and if it's anything even modifiable. I've poked through the .sh files including in "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool.app/Contents/Resources/" and I get what's going on in them (no version checks there that I can see), but I don't understand enough of what's happening in the respective MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch and MacProEFIUpdater2007.patch files, or the Apple-supplied EFI patching program itself, to be comfortable messing with them, and I think that's where the problem lies :-\

Help us MacEFIRom, you're our only hope! ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 03, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
And Part 3!
========

PS - Perhaps MacEFI's last post here (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183) will help us? We could add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi program included on Apple's EFI 1.2 disk image and give it a whirl...

PPS - This may be wishful thinking but could it also be the case that MP11.005D.B00 incorporates some/many of the changes from the updated MacPro2,1 ROMs? I believe that indeed the ROM was only released in refurbished models which shipped after the 2,1 models had already started going out the door...
Based on my serial number (looks yours up here (http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html)) it looks like my machine was produced October of 2007 while the Mac Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.2, which contains the updated versions of the ROM we're all trying to get our hands on, was released publicly at the end of September 2007 (http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_2). Obviously I don't know about Apple's manufacturing process but I'd imagine they'd release the 005D ROM to production (or at least have it in testing/deployment) around the same time as the updates for already-produced-and-sold non-refurbished systems. If the people with the 005D ROMs check their serial number production dates I wonder if they'll all fall after the release of EFI 1.2...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 03, 2011, 08:48:45 PM
And finally part 4, the continuation of the PPS...
=====

That said, is this ROM update required [on refurb 1,1s]? I know that in my testing of 10.7.2 my system doesn't display the proper processor ID string in About This Mac, so obviously that portion isn't in the 005D ROM for 1,1 systems, but are people with the 005D ROM experiencing kernel panics in 10.6.8-10.7.x? I didn't experience any in a couple days of running 10.7.2 on X5365s but that was only a couple days after all. Currently I'm back on 10.6.7 (originally due to triple monitor 5770 support, now due to no time to fully upgrade OS) but there are at least a few reports (http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/archives/sep11/092111.html) of 1,1s with 005D and upgraded processors running 10.7.x without issue. Something to think about...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Lucius14 on November 05, 2011, 07:02:06 PM
So, my Upgrade is finally done and the FWTool had done it´s work!
Nice Job!Thx a Lot!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Marklincs on November 05, 2011, 08:30:50 PM
Nice util and thank you

Took my mac pro 1,1 to 2,1 firmware

I had to try several times but it worked in the end.

Now on the Hunt for some quad cores

Seems best way to keep the mac pro and give it a longer life

oh and this was a Mac Pro refurb


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Lucius14 on November 05, 2011, 08:42:49 PM
I got me two of these, cheaper you won´t get upgraded..;-)

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260887313942


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 06, 2011, 02:51:20 AM
oh and this was a Mac Pro refurb
Was the original ROM in your refurb the MP11.005D.B00 version, or was it one of the C revisions? If it was a D, how did you get the upgrade to work?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RunesOfMagic on November 06, 2011, 03:46:58 PM
Also success for my MacPro 1.1, thank you very much!  ;D
So i'm looking relaxed (e.g. no KP with 10.7.2) for my "new" X5355, they should be delivered this week.

Bye


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 06, 2011, 04:18:31 PM
Congratulations!  :)

If you could also let us know what firmware version you were running prior to the update that would be great.  There are a few of us here that have a newer firmware that doesnt allow the upgrade hence we are trying to pinpoint the issue. 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Marklincs on November 06, 2011, 04:41:10 PM
oh and this was a Mac Pro refurb
Was the original ROM in your refurb the MP11.005D.B00 version, or was it one of the C revisions? If it was a D, how did you get the upgrade to work?

My machine came from Apples Re-furb store section.

It has had ONE Official Apple firmware update a Long time ago, has anyone else done the official Apple one, before trying to do this Mod ?

Okay it was a Royal pain in the @ss to be fair to get it to update,

But what I had to do took 10 trys or so...

But I found the timing was the issue, I just could not get the power button reset to play ball, took 10 trys or so and the timing appears to be crucial.


Now the problem is I did not note the exact firmware revision before the update,

I just went for it and kept trying!

My current boot rom is now: MP21.007F.B06




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: geppo on November 07, 2011, 12:43:26 PM
Hi to All !!!

Yesterday I have installed two Xeon 5355 (spec. SL9YM) on my MacPro 1,1 2x 5150 processors.
The installation was very simple and without problems but when I have restarted my MacPro
the differences aren't visible. Startup at the same speed and XBench give me a little bit value from previous processors.
System info, under Lion, give me two 5355's processore with 8 cores. Also Bootcamp confirm me the 5355's presences...
What's wrong ???
Now I would like to upgrade the EFI to 2,1 (now I've MP11.005C.B08 and SMC 1.7f10) but I'm not sure to do.
Can you give me some suggestions about this upgrade ???

Tx in advance
Geppo


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 07, 2011, 05:30:43 PM
oh and this was a Mac Pro refurb
Was the original ROM in your refurb the MP11.005D.B00 version, or was it one of the C revisions? If it was a D, how did you get the upgrade to work?
My machine came from Apples Re-furb store section.

It has had ONE Official Apple firmware update a Long time ago, has anyone else done the official Apple one, before trying to do this Mod ?
Ah, alright, well if you'd previously done a firmware update then it wouldn't have ever been on the 005D ROM because from the sound of it 005D came that way straight from the factory; Yours must have been a refurb from probably awhile prior to the 1.2 Firmware release (September 2007) or ever before the MacPro2,1 release (April 2007).

If you don't mind checking, can you run your serial number through this reverse lookup (http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html) and post the values you get (especially for Production Year/Week/Number)?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RunesOfMagic on November 07, 2011, 06:14:50 PM
Congratulations!  :)
If you could also let us know what firmware version you were running prior to the update that would be great. 

It was the common firmware like most of us are using: MP11.005C.B08.

Bye.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SiliconSam on November 08, 2011, 02:50:21 AM
Hi to All !!!

Yesterday I have installed two Xeon 5355 (spec. SL9YM) on my MacPro 1,1 2x 5150 processors.
The installation was very simple and without problems but when I have restarted my MacPro
the differences aren't visible. Startup at the same speed and XBench give me a little bit value from previous processors.
System info, under Lion, give me two 5355's processore with 8 cores. Also Bootcamp confirm me the 5355's presences...
What's wrong ???
Now I would like to upgrade the EFI to 2,1 (now I've MP11.005C.B08 and SMC 1.7f10) but I'm not sure to do.
Can you give me some suggestions about this upgrade ???

Tx in advance
Geppo

  Some people were having minor issues where only 1 CPU was getting recognized on boot up.  Do and SMC reset, reboot, and then the 2nd processor showed up with all 8 cores.  Could be you problem.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Bagpuss on November 08, 2011, 10:07:45 AM
Huge thanks for MacEFIRom for this firmware tool.

I was previously running MP11.005C.B08, and have now successfully updated to MacPro 2,1.

I did this prior to messing with the CPUs, and on the initial reboot, my system only showed 1 x 5150 2.66GHz. After the next reboot, it showed both, and everything worked fine. This was on 10.6.8.

I then upgraded my CPUs to 2 x E5345 (SL9YL stepping), and the machine just worked when I powered it up again. Both CPUs and 8 cores were recognised on the first boot.
The machine is now approx 2x quicker at the x264encoder work that I do most of the time. A hugely worthwhile upgrade for around £100.

I've now upgraded to 10.7.2, and upgraded my graphics card with a Vapor-X 5770 (also thanks to this forum). I reckon I'll get another 18-24 months out of this machine now. Pretty damned good for a system that's already 5 years old!

Anyone who is thinking of doing this upgrade, I would urge you to read this:
http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/hl/intel_app_method_horizontal_line_v1.1.pdf
and follow the instructions to the letter. I'm seeing approx 10 degrees C lower temperatures on my machine (in the same ambient conditions) as a friend of mine who simply covered the whole CPU cap in Arctic Silver. This is even after the 'settling' time for the compound.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: geppo on November 08, 2011, 01:58:34 PM
Hi SiliconSam, tx for your reply.
I have update to MacPro 2,1 and test the config with GeekBench.
The performance now are the same of other similar configuration.

Thank's Geppo


Title: MP11.005D.B00
Post by: hyram on November 08, 2011, 05:17:04 PM
For all you with the MP11.005D.B00 firmware... if someone can send me a dump of it, I can tell you the difference between it and the MP11.005CB08 and/or the MP21 firmware. Not sure I can help with how to get it to update to the MP21, but I can at least tell you how different it is.

PM me if you need to know how to dump the firmware.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 09, 2011, 02:29:14 PM
Ok I input my serial number and got the following:

Serial number: XXXXXXXXXXX
Name: MacPro (First model)
Model: mac_pro
Group1: Mac Pro
Group2: nothing
Generation: 1
ModelCode: mac_pro
Machine Model: MacPro2,1
Model introduced: 2006
Production year: 2007
Production week: 44 (November)
Production number: 84 (within this week)
introduced test: GOED
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Factory: YM (China (Hon Hai = Foxconn) Configured in Czech Republic?)

My machine is a 1,1 though.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 09, 2011, 03:08:06 PM
Hmm, that's odd about your model showing as a 2,1 by serial number, maybe there's so little difference between the 1,1s and 2,1s near the end of the production runs that the serials overlap a bit :-\ Your production date is still after the 1.2 FW release though so that hypothesis holds up somewhat...

Here's my 1,1's info:

Serial number: xxxxxxxxxxx
Name: MacPro (First model)
Model: mac_pro
Group1: Mac Pro
Group2: nothing
Generation: 1
ModelCode: mac_pro
Machine Model: MacPro1,1
Model introduced: 2006
Production year: 2007
Production week: 43 (October)
Production number: 2404 (within this week)
introduced test: GOED
CPU speed: 2.66GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Factory: G8 (USA)

Also, thanks to hyram I have some good info on how to dump my 005D ROM, which I'll hopefully be able to get around to before the weekend.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hyram on November 09, 2011, 05:09:27 PM
I’ve been asked several times now how to dump the firmware, so I’ll post it here. I’m sure there are other (better) ways to do this, but this is what I’ve got, I’ve done it several times and I know it works. It uses rEFIt.

Normal disclaimer: I’m not responsible for the destruction of your universe should you choose to try this and it causes your computer to sit in the corner and sing Mary Had a Little Lamb.

Download the latest rEFIt: http://refit.sourceforge.net/ and install. It’s very straight forward.

If after installing rEFIt your mac still boots directly into OS X then you need to bless rEFIt. Open up a terminal and the rEFIt install package open the folder rEFItBlesser. In the terminal type “sudo” and drag the rEFItBlesser file from the rEFIt folder to the terminal. Hit return, it’ll ask for a password. This will run a small script to make sure that rEFIt will start by default. This step may not be necessary but it will do no harm if not needed. I’ve installed rEFIt several times and about 25% of the time it is necessary.

Install a USB memory stick. Also detach any other USB drives if you have them.
 
Restart your machine. If everything went as planned it’ll start up into the rEFIt chooser.

Use the right/left arrow keys to select the icon that looks like a DOS window.
 
The EFI shell will start. A whole bunch of stuff will scroll past. You’ll get a question to “press ESC…”, just hit return.
 
Type “mode”, it’ll give you a list of display resolutions that you can use. Pick the largest one and then type this in. For mine, I type “mode 240 63”. You need to do this to allow screen scrolling if the drive list is long.
 
At the prompt enter “map” and return. This will give you a list of all the drive partitions and how they are mapped in the system. Scroll up to the top of the list, you should see a number of lines that start with “fs0”, “fs1”, etc. You’re looking for the USB memory stick which should be identified by a tag “Removable HardDisk”. Note the “fsx” to the left. Mine is fs5, yours will be different. You don’t need to be concerned with the “blk” or “hd” items in the list, only the “fs”.
 
Now that you have the partition name for the USB stick, at the prompt type “fs0:” (don’t forget the colon) and then “dumpfv” to dump the firmware. When the prompt comes back enter “ls” and make sure that a file was created named “firmware.fd” and that it is 2Mbytes in size.
 
Now copy the firmware file to the USB stick using the partition name you found earlier. For me it’s
 “cp firmware.fd fs5:firmware.fd”. replace “fs5:” with your drive name.
 
We’re done in the EFI shell so type “exit”, this will take you back to the rEFIt chooser. Hit return on the first Apple icon to get back to OS X.

Muck around with the firmware file to your heart's content. If someone would take the time to send me a copy I could tell you a few things about it.


Back to rEFIt...

At this point you can either uninstall rEFIt or keep it. A document that talks about the EFI shell commands and examples of how to do a few things is available. Google is your friend.

This procedure will only work for MP1,1 MP2,1 and MP 3,1. MP4,1 and MP5,1 firmware needs a slight tweak to get it to dump  correctly. If anyone is interested, send me a message and I can tell you how to do it.

BootCamp: I’m not sure how rEFIt will interact with BootCamp, so it might be best to disable it before starting and then re-enable it when you’re done. However, I’m no expert with BootCamp so you’re on your own.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SirVikon on November 10, 2011, 06:19:24 PM
I am the fifth with the problem to flash the EFI.

The progress bar only appears for a bunch of a second and then it disappears and restart without flash the EFI :(

I have no problems with my two 5355 but i just want to have an 2,1 ;)

Any solves?

My prior Boot-ROM is: MP11.005D.B00



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 10, 2011, 10:01:19 PM
My prior Boot-ROM is: MP11.005D.B00

Yup, that's the unreleased firmware that so far isn't supported by the upgrade tool. Do you know if your system was a refurbished model? Can you run your serial number through here (http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html) and post the results? (Just curious about dates of manufacture)

Thanks!

PS - Sorry hyram, still no time found to do that ROM dump :(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 11, 2011, 12:42:49 AM
My apologies SirVikon I have updated the post.  I have dumped my firmware and notice reference to the C firmware (a remnant of upgrade atempt with the tool?)  In liason with hyram at the moment.  MacEFIRoms tool post is still going so a sign many are interested in this.  Hopefully we will get there.  So now, we have our D firmware dumped we jsut need to manipulate the tool to add our firmware in there with the checksum checks too.  one step forward I guess.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fastpat on November 11, 2011, 06:46:16 PM
I ran the ROM updater listed in the OP of this thread on my Mac Pro 1,1 (September 2007 build date) into which I'd installed a pair of X5365s.  Ran perfectly, on the second try, and now the "About this Mac" lists the CPUs properly and says I have a 2,1 now.

The only glitch I've had was a couple of failures to boot up cold, and a loose PSU temp sensor connector which made the PSU cooling fans run at their 2800 rpm full bore speed.  Cured the fan issue (by pushing all the plugs together), still don't know what has caused the cold boot issue.  What has happened is that I remove the power cord and after a few hours, reconnect and the Mac then boots up under the boot on power failure recovery" setting.

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro2,1
  Processor Name:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   3 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   8 MB
Boot ROM Version:   MP21.007F.B06
SMC Version (system):   1.7f10


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 11, 2011, 09:01:59 PM
Hi!

Still got the 1,1 :(

Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   12 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10
  Serial Number (system):   G87432U008S
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F20E5E32

Recent crash report... any notes?  Can anyone read this??


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  669633 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          1
Anonymous UUID:                    4BFF70BB-D04F-45AB-8AF1-0795B6B5885D

Fri Nov 11 14:56:19 2011
panic(cpu 7 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x30, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572
Backtrace (CPU 7), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x8b111d58 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x8b111d8c 0x223ce1 0x0)
0x8b111da8 : 0x28fc2e (0x59a47c 0x30 0x0 0x0)
0x8b111e18 : 0x292d36 (0x84b7a0 0x7b9b7000 0x0 0x0)
0x8b111ec8 : 0x26c3de (0x14db72 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8b111f68 : 0x26157b (0x20f1465c 0x0 0x0 0x9000)
0x8b112098 : 0x261b4b (0x7b9c0000 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8b1120d8 : 0x283c4f (0x2c7fb88 0x7b9b7000 0x0 0x7b9c0000)
0x8b112138 : 0x55e363 (0x2c7fb88 0x7b9b7000 0x0 0x9000)
0x8b112188 : 0x55e06c (0x2492c400 0x2c7febc 0x24b09780 0x0)
0x8b1121a8 : 0x55dd05 (0x24b09780 0x0 0x7af2a080 0x0)
0x8b1121c8 : 0x55d32c (0x24b09780 0x0 0x2 0x0)
0x8b1121e8 : 0x506769 (0x24b09780 0x0 0x10206 0x724d77a4)
0x8b112208 : 0xd05547 (0x24b09780 0x26157000 0x13c09000 0x724d77a4)
0x8b1123e8 : 0xd05582 (0x724c6000 0x26157000 0x0 0x0)
0x8b112418 : 0xcd538d (0x724c6000 0x26157000 0x8b112458 0x13c10900)
0x8b112468 : 0xd284e9 (0x724c6000 0x727dc000 0x0 0x21cf5340)
0x8b1124f8 : 0xd19c9b (0x21cf5340 0x26157000 0x0 0x1)
0x8b112558 : 0xd19f02 (0x727dc000 0x727dc788 0x26157000 0x0)
0x8b1125a8 : 0xd1a3d6 (0x727dc000 0x727dc788 0x8b1128cc 0x8b11286c)
0x8b1128e8 : 0xd171a1 (0x727dc000 0x727dc788 0x1 0x0)
0x8b112908 : 0xd32e93 (0x727dc000 0x727dc788 0x0 0x0)
0x8b112938 : 0xd18c64 (0x727dc000 0x8b112a7c 0x7af26080 0x6c0080)
0x8b112978 : 0xce2c93 (0x727dc000 0x8b112a7c 0xc4 0x583)
0x8b112ab8 : 0xd1c5d8 (0x727dc000 0x1 0x8b112bcc 0x8b112bc8)
0x8b112b68 : 0xcdefe1 (0x727dc000 0x1 0x8b112bcc 0x8b112bc8)
0x8b112be8 : 0x56da06 (0x727dc000 0x0 0x8b112e3c 0x8b112c74)
0x8b112c38 : 0x56e2a5 (0xd6d720 0x727dc000 0x14b0dc88 0x1)
0x8b112c88 : 0x56eb59 (0x727dc000 0x10 0x8b112cd0 0x0)
0x8b112da8 : 0x286638 (0x727dc000 0x10 0x14b0dc88 0x1)
0x8b113e58 : 0x21dbe5 (0x14b0dc60 0x24aac5a0 0x1fc648 0x1574f)
0x8b113e98 : 0x210a86 (0x14b0dc00 0x0 0x24714f50 0x261f7490)
0x8b113ef8 : 0x216f84 (0x14b0dc00 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8b113f78 : 0x295c57 (0x14ae9e28 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8b113fc8 : 0x2a256d (0x14ae9e24 0x0 0x10 0x0)
      Kernel Extensions in backtrace (with dependencies):
         com.apple.GeForce(6.3.6)@0xcd3000->0xd89fff
            dependency: com.apple.NVDAResman(6.3.6)@0x9e5000
            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport(2.2.1)@0x9d8000
            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily(2.6.5)@0x99f000
            dependency: com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily(2.2.1)@0x9b6000

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: PluginProcess

Mac OS version:
10K549

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 2162658635280
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx   423.91.27 (addr 0xf57000, size 0x1900544) - last unloaded 116766531617
loaded kexts:
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower   1.5.1
com.iospirit.driver.rbiokithelper   1.18.1
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs   1.6.3 - last loaded 42470207125
com.apple.filesystems.autofs   2.1.0
com.apple.filesystems.ntfs   3.4
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor   1.9.3d0
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient   3.5.7
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl   1.0.20
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC   1.57
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays   289
com.apple.GeForce   6.3.6
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X   7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver   1.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver   1.1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMeromProfile   19
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin   4.7.0a1
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC   1.5.1
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient   2.6.8
com.apple.BootCache   31.1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib   1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage   1.6.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet   2.1.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI   4.7.3
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224   428.42.4
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort   2.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA   2.5.1
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM   1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI   4.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC   1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET   1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS   1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC   1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient   142.6.0
com.apple.security.sandbox   1
com.apple.security.quarantine   0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall   2.1.14
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement   142.6.0
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBAudio   2.7.6f6
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction   17
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction   14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction   20
com.apple.nvidia.nv40hal   6.3.6
com.apple.NVDAResman   6.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport   2.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver   4.2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface   74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily   10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily   1.8.3fc2
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily   2.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily   41
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC   3.1.0d5
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily   4.7.0a1
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP   2.0.3
com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBMassStorageClass   2.6.7
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite   3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily   1.6.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter   402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily   4.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient   4.2.4
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family   320.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily   1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily   2.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime   1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily   1.6.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily   1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch   1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet   6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages   289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform   1.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily   2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily   1.3.0
Model: MacPro1,1, BootROM MP11.005D.B00, 8 processors, 2.66 GHz, 12 GB, SMC 1.7f10
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, PCIe, 32768 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.42.4)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Built-in Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en2
PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
Serial ATA Device: ST3500630AS P, 465.76 GB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD20EARS-60MVWB0, 1.82 TB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD1000FYPS-01ZKB0, 931.51 GB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0, 298.09 GB
Parallel ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A
Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-110D
USB Device: Hub, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x911d, 0xfd300000 / 4
USB Device: Apple Cinema Display, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x921d, 0xfd330000 / 5
USB Device: Rikiki USB 3, 0x059f  (LaCie), 0x1049, 0xfd200000 / 3
USB Device: iPhone, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x12a0, 0xfd100000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8206, 0x5d200000 / 3
USB Device: SoundSticks, 0x05fc  (Harman International), 0x7849, 0x5d100000 / 2
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown

Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 12, 2011, 10:23:23 PM
from MrCobalts previous post:

"but I don't understand enough of what's happening in the respective MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch and MacProEFIUpdater2007.patch files, or the Apple-supplied EFI patching program itself, to be comfortable messing with them, and I think that's where the problem lies Undecided

Help us MacEFIRom, you're our only hope! Grin

PS - Perhaps MacEFI's last post here will help us? We could add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi program included on Apple's EFI 1.2 disk image and give it a whirl..."


I have managed to dump the 005D firmware using a rEFIt made cd and a usb key.    :)  Sorry but cant post here for copyright reasons (if u need to have a look at it, PM me with an email as Im not sure how to attach using PMs). Now we just need some assistance inputting the CRC into the right section of the MacProEFIupdater app and scripts in the updater tool.  There are instructions in MacEFIroms' post linked above but not sure I'm understanding the CRC  bit so well.  Any assistance here would be great so we can get this working on the rest of our machines.  Thanks to everyone again.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SirVikon on November 14, 2011, 12:55:18 PM
So this is the listing of my serial:

Serial number: ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈
Name: MacPro (First model)
Model: mac_pro
Group1: Mac Pro
Group2: nothing
Generation: 1
ModelCode: mac_pro
Machine Model: MacPro1,1
Model introduced: 2006
Production year: 2007
Production week: 02 (January)
Production number: 792 (within this week)
introduced test: GOED
CPU speed: 2.66GHz/3.0GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Factory: CK (Cork, Ireland)
External link: Technical specifications by apple-history.com
Uitbreidingen: Uitbreidingsmogelijkheden van dit apparaat

I don't know, why i have the wrong boot-rom. My Pro was no refurbished and is bought in march of 2007.

But i have no issues with it. Also the CPU´s recognized correctly. I have installed a kext for the recognition.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 14, 2011, 07:54:59 PM
Hi!

Fri Nov 11 14:56:19 2011
panic(cpu 7 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x30, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572

Mac OS version:
10K549
Yup, based on the bolded bits I was seeing very similar types of kernel panics in 10.6.8 with X5355s (which judging by your 2.66GHz quad core listing you're running something similar as well). Looks like about 7 days in between kernel panics, but it panicked after only a half hour or so of uptime? That seems even quicker than mine tended to. Any possibility of upgrading your system to 10.7.2 to see how it goes? (I would suggest a clean install onto a spare hard drive if possible)

For my own experience: I'm now on X5365s (QC 3GHz, same as in the 2,1 models) with no firmware update (due to my 005D ROM) and have been running a clean install of 10.7.2 without issue for almost 8 days now (knock on wood!) :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 16, 2011, 02:25:37 PM
The following is information derived from hyrem's research into the MP11_005D_B00 firmware:

"A quick look tells me that there is very little difference between the 5c.b08 and the 5d.b00 code. Here's the breakdown:

The mp1,1 firmware consists of 5 EFI volumes.

Volume 1: DXE code. The only differences here are the code version string and the ACPI tables. I find it curious that they changed the ACPI tables. When I have more time I'll look into exactly what is different.

Volume 2: DXE code. No difference.

Volume 3: Microcode updates. Added one more processor signature... 06FB, and the microcode update for it.

Volume 4: NVRAM. Nothing here that is very interesting from an EFI perspective.

Volume 5: PEI code. The only difference here is a change to the SEC core module that allows the new processor signature to be recognized.

>From a firmware perspective the 5d.b00 code is identical to the 5c.b08 code.

I don't see any issue that would prevent updating from 5c.b08 to 5d.b00, and subsequently to 2,1.7f.b06. Just for kicks, when I get some time I'll load the 5d.b00 code into my mp and give it a run. I expect it to run just fine."

Excellent work by hyrem above!  Excellent work by MacEFIRom!  Now I feel more confident we can get this working.  Willing to act as a guinea pig for this.  Anyone with ideas how to adapt the script for a 5d.b00 -> 2,1 .7f.b06 firmware upgrade ?  :)



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 16, 2011, 03:52:16 PM
My most recent panic attack:


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  1003643 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          5
Anonymous UUID:                    4BFF70BB-D04F-45AB-8AF1-0795B6B5885D

Wed Nov 16 08:41:33 2011
panic(cpu 3 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x3, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572
Backtrace (CPU 3), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x8afbb958 : 0x21b837 (0x5dd7fc 0x8afbb98c 0x223ce1 0x0)
0x8afbb9a8 : 0x28fc2e (0x59a47c 0x3 0x0 0x0)
0x8afbba18 : 0x29480b (0x84b7a0 0x0 0xdc813d19 0x2a0577)
0x8afbbb48 : 0x29555c (0x84b7a0 0xf5c000 0x0 0xfe807ae0)
0x8afbbbb8 : 0x2615b0 (0x84b7a0 0xf5c000 0x0 0xf5d000)
0x8afbbce8 : 0x261b4b (0xf5d000 0x0 0x1 0x0)
0x8afbbd28 : 0x25a8e7 (0x2c7febc 0xf5c000 0x0 0xf5d000)
0x8afbbd68 : 0x517de0 (0x2c7febc 0xf5c000 0x1000 0x0)
0x8afbbd88 : 0x50674e (0x1f3ccf00 0x0 0x1 0x347)
0x8afbbda8 : 0x506769 (0x1f3ccf00 0x0 0x8afbbdf8 0xe00002f0)
0x8afbbdc8 : 0x570f52 (0x1f3ccf00 0xf5c000 0x0 0x347)
0x8afbbe18 : 0x28c270 (0x12a64300 0x1f62b2b0 0x1fc2baa0 0x1fc2bab8)
0x8afbbe58 : 0x21dbe5 (0x1f62b288 0x1fc2ba84 0x1fe7b8 0xec2b)
0x8afbbe98 : 0x210a86 (0x1f62b200 0x0 0x14a15f80 0x1f677180)
0x8afbbef8 : 0x216f84 (0x1f62b200 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8afbbf78 : 0x295c57 (0x146d4728 0x0 0x0 0x0)
0x8afbbfc8 : 0x2a256d (0x146d4724 0x0 0x10 0x201c4be4)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: SystemUIServer

Mac OS version:
10K549

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 50401689479232
unloaded kexts:
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43xx   423.91.27 (addr 0xf57000, size 0x1900544) - last unloaded 248991054787
loaded kexts:
com.Cycling74.driver.Soundflower   1.5.1
com.iospirit.driver.rbiokithelper   1.18.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHWSensor   1.9.3d0 - last loaded 60181731645
com.apple.filesystems.autofs   2.1.0
com.apple.filesystems.msdosfs   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient   3.5.7
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl   1.0.20
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC   1.57
com.apple.GeForce   6.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBDisplays   289
com.apple.filesystems.ntfs   3.4
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X   7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver   1.1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver   1.1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelMeromProfile   19
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin   4.7.0a1
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC   1.5.1
com.apple.driver.Oxford_Semi   2.6.1
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient   2.6.8
com.apple.BootCache   31.1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib   1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage   1.6.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet   2.1.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI   4.7.3
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224   428.42.4
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort   2.1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA   2.5.1
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM   1.4.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI   4.2.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC   1.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET   1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS   1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC   1.3.6
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC   1.4
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient   142.6.0
com.apple.security.sandbox   1
com.apple.security.quarantine   0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall   2.1.14
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement   142.6.0
com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse   162
com.apple.driver.IOBluetoothHIDDriver   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileReadCounterAction   17
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib   2.0.5f14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileTimestampAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileThreadInfoAction   14
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileRegisterStateAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileKEventAction   10
com.apple.driver.AppleProfileCallstackAction   20
com.apple.nvidia.nv40hal   6.3.6
com.apple.NVDAResman   6.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport   2.2.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBAudio   2.7.6f6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver   4.2.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface   74.2
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily   10.0.3
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily   1.8.3fc2
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib   1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily   2.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily   2.0.5f14
com.apple.iokit.AppleProfileFamily   41
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC   3.1.0d5
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily   4.7.0a1
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP   2.0.3
com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily   2.4.5f3
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIBlockCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite   3.9.0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSerialBusProtocolTransport   2.1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireSBP2   4.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IODVDStorageFamily   1.6
com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily   1.6.1
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter   402.1
com.apple.iokit.IOATAPIProtocolTransport   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIArchitectureModelFamily   2.6.8
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireFamily   4.2.6
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBUserClient   4.2.4
com.apple.iokit.IO80211Family   320.1
com.apple.iokit.IONetworkingFamily   1.10
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIFamily   2.0.6
com.apple.iokit.IOATAFamily   2.5.1
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily   4.2.4
com.apple.driver.AppleEFIRuntime   1.4.0
com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily   1.6.6
com.apple.iokit.IOSMBusFamily   1.1
com.apple.kext.AppleMatch   1.0.0d1
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet   6
com.apple.driver.DiskImages   289
com.apple.iokit.IOStorageFamily   1.6.3
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform   1.3.6
com.apple.iokit.IOPCIFamily   2.6.5
com.apple.iokit.IOACPIFamily   1.3.0
Model: MacPro1,1, BootROM MP11.005D.B00, 8 processors, 2.66 GHz, 12 GB, SMC 1.7f10
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, PCIe, 32768 MB
Memory Module: global_name
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.42.4)
Bluetooth: Version 2.4.5f3, 2 service, 19 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Built-in Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
Network Service: AirPort, AirPort, en2
PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
Serial ATA Device: ST3500630AS P, 465.76 GB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD20EARS-60MVWB0, 1.82 TB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD1000FYPS-01ZKB0, 931.51 GB
Serial ATA Device: WDC WD3200KS-00PFB0, 298.09 GB
Parallel ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A
Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW  DVR-110D
USB Device: Hub, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x911d, 0xfd300000 / 3
USB Device: Apple Cinema Display, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x921d, 0xfd330000 / 4
USB Device: iPhone, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x12a0, 0xfd200000 / 2
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, 0x05ac  (Apple Inc.), 0x8206, 0x5d200000 / 3
USB Device: SoundSticks, 0x05fc  (Harman International), 0x7849, 0x5d100000 / 2
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: Pro CF Reader/Writer, Lexar, Up to 800 Mb/sec
FireWire Device: built-in_hub, Up to 800 Mb/sec
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown
FireWire Device: unknown_device, Unknown


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RunesOfMagic on November 16, 2011, 07:25:56 PM
Hi,

FYI: after the FW-Upgrade i did a test with the ASD 3S108 (which was ok for MacPro 1.1), but now it doesn't boot from, just a deny sign (half crossed circle) on the screen. I plan to do another test with ADS 3S116, which should cover MacPro 2.1. Will report then.

Bye


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RunesOfMagic on November 17, 2011, 06:45:21 PM
Hmm,
did a test with ASH 3S116, first it looks good, booting from the DVD and loading the rrogram (looks like a old System 9 one, long time ago :-))
But sadly, it complaints "..does not support this machine (MacPro2,1/Mac-F4208DC8).

Hmm, maybe it' the ATI-4870 which official is not supported by Apple! Anybody did a try? 

Bye


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SiliconSam on November 17, 2011, 11:52:56 PM
Hmm,
did a test with ASH 3S116, first it looks good, booting from the DVD and loading the rrogram (looks like a old System 9 one, long time ago :-))
But sadly, it complaints "..does not support this machine (MacPro2,1/Mac-F4208DC8).

Hmm, maybe it' the ATI-4870 which official is not supported by Apple! Anybody did a try? 

Bye

  I have the ATi 4870 in my Mac modded to 2,1.  But then the 4870 came from Apple, not a PC flashed unit.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. CoBalt on November 18, 2011, 05:59:07 PM
My most recent panic attack:


Interval Since Last Panic Report:  1003643 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          5
Anonymous UUID:                    4BFF70BB-D04F-45AB-8AF1-0795B6B5885D

Wed Nov 16 08:41:33 2011
panic(cpu 3 caller 0x28fc2e): "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x3, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1504.15.3/osfmk/i386/pmap.c:3572

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: SystemUIServer

Mac OS version:
10K549

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun  7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386
System model name: MacPro1,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 50401689479232

sweetspud! You don't have to post the whole backtrace with loaded/unloaded kexts, etc. It's not an app issue (as witnessed by the backtrace always being different, and the BSD process name corresponding to current thread portion changing), and it's not a kernel extension issue. It's even lower-level than that. The important part is the part I've bolded in your report and the "failing to respond to interrupts" issue seems to be more a 10.6.8/10.7.0-.1 problem with the X5355s. See here for some more people in the same boat (http://blog.scoopz.com/2011/08/04/apple-update-10-6-8-and-lion-10-7-cause-kernel-panics-on-macpro-11/)

Again, try upgrading/doing a clean install to 10.7.2 as I suggested the last time you posted your kernel panic. Judging by the posted uptime between panics you wouldn't have to run the system for more than a couple days to see if it still panics.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 18, 2011, 07:14:17 PM
Mr. C!

Thanks for the info.  I am not an expert on this material so I appreciate all the help I can get.

Thank you!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RunesOfMagic on November 18, 2011, 07:21:40 PM
Hmm,
did a test with ASD 3S116, first it looks good, booting from the DVD and loading the rrogram (looks like a old System 9 one, long time ago :-))
But sadly, it complaints "..does not support this machine (MacPro2,1/Mac-F4208DC8).

Hmm, maybe it' the ATI-4870 which official is not supported by Apple! Anybody did a try? 
 

Ok, finally solved it, basically one thing:
1. A real MacPro 2.1 is identified as Mac-F4208DA9.
2. Using ASD 3S116 you have to modify one file, just double the line which contains "Mac-F4208DC8" inside Configs/ASD.config, replace the code with Mac-F4208DA9, don't change the rest of the line!

Now booting & starting works, i just did successful a profile.

bye


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 18, 2011, 09:02:18 PM
"Runes", how do you do it?  Could you please post additional details?

Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 21, 2011, 05:01:15 PM
 Just wanted to report success on upgrading the MP11.005D.B00 to MP21 firmware  :).  I have been working on this for four consecutive days and am seeing flashes of light behind my eyeballs  :o so Im gonna get some rest but promise to report on this tomorrow, retracing my steps to help the rest of us out  ;).  It took a lot of tinkering withthe files and resources provided on this forum but eventually its worked so theres some relief for us.  Thanks again everyone and apolgies to those I kept bugging with PMs  :D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dfireball on November 21, 2011, 05:56:07 PM
grammataki,

That is GREAT news!! I have been following this for several months now hoping someone will be able to make it happen. After you get some rest I would love to hear some details and directions on how to make this happen.  :D :D :D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 21, 2011, 09:37:47 PM
Go grammataki!!

Great work!!

Looking forward!!

Thanks VERY much!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 22, 2011, 02:02:44 PM
Ok heres how to update your MP11_005D_00B ROM:

First of all I used MacEFIRoms instructions  so credit there and to a couple other places which helped me understand the procedure (Ill list these after completing my method write up)

As according to Mr Cobalts gathered researh "PS - Perhaps MacEFI's last post here will help us? We could add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi program included on Apple's EFI 1.2 disk image and give it a whirl..." and reference to this link http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183 I was able to understand a little better what was happing to get things moving along.

I focussed on doing exaclty what MacEFIRom indicated, that is, add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi!

To get started I needed access to the MP11.0055.08B and MP21.007F.B06 efi updater files.  The latter was in the Apple EFI updater 1.2 download (double click click the Apple download, open in pacifist,  then double click the Archive.pax file and navigate through the folders), the former was the issue as I didnt have it (it was inside the Mac but I needed to extarct it somehow).  The rEFIt program was the key.  I installed it, and used the dumpfv command to dump my EFI (check carefully how to do this ask if not sure).  I dont think it was a completely clean EFI with residual information about my system but noneless it was extracted and i had a file called firmware.fd which I renamed to LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B.

Next I had to figure out the CRC32 ids for this file and the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B and LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B files.  I used the SuperSFV program which is very easy to use and understand.  so I extracted all 3 files CRC32 ids .  The problem was I couldnt understand how to identify these CRC checks in the efi app and how LSB MSB fit into the whole thing.  The following link helped clarify the whole thing (please review and ask if you are still not sure):  lolof's post here http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183

Ok so at this stage I could understand and begin to idenify the CRC32 checks in the EfiUpdaterApp2.efi file.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 22, 2011, 02:38:23 PM
followed MacEFIRoms instruction on the above link, and found and replaced the CRC32s in the right file.  Which file I hear you all ask???  Well this is where I confused myself over something so simple but eventually figured it out.  First look at this:

LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B or MP11.88Z.005C.B08.0707021221 CRC32- 28 63 52 90 (but changing from LSBtoMSB this becomes 90 52 63 28)

LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B or MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0709141354 CRC32 -1D 49 EA 41 (41 EA 49 1D)

LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B or MP21.88Z.007F.B06.0707021348 CRC32 - FB BA F0 FB (FB F0 BA FB)

(the 3 set bits highlighted in red are the year/month/day/hours/minutes of production)

Firstly took a new untouched LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B file and renamed it to LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B, and put this inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app.  Next I took the EFIUpdaterApp2.efi file inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app app and threw it in Hexfiend (another invaluable program I forgot to mention!)  Opening it up, I first looked for instances of the CRC32 checks.  Since Apple did not have reference to the MP11_005D_00B ROM I looked for instances of the MP11_005C_08B ROM.  I succeeded here by locating 10 such instances of 90 52 63 28 and replacing them with LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B CRC32 check id -> FB F0 BA FB (there were 5 instancesin the 32bit section and 5 in the 64bit section, 10 all up).  Next there were two instances of version strings I had to change.  I simply chose the first MP11_005C rom reference and replaced it with my version MP11_005D_00B (becareful u do this in the right format with correct periods, and in two places).  I saved this file which was inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app and removed the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B file and replaced it with the LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B file from before (remember this is the MP21_007F_06B file disguised by name as the MP11_005D_00B).


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 22, 2011, 03:30:21 PM
Ok so at this stage I had the two important files EfiUpdaterApp2.efi and then disguised LOCKED file inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app (you may need to compress this .pax file again).  I also took one copy of each of these two files and put them on the desktop.  I then placed the MacProEFIUpdater.app file and put it in Applications/Utilities/  The two files I put on the desktop I placed inside /Volumes/MacHD/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/    If the last folder doesnt exist, you will need to make it up.  I put the two files in there.  I was nearly there.

Next I had to bless the efi updater in Terminal, so again looked through MacEFIROms scripts and .sh files and figured the following would work:

sudo bless -mount / -firmware /Volumes/MacPro/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware\ Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/EfiUpdaterApp2.efi -payload /Volumes/MacPro/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware\ Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B.fd -options "-x efi-apple-payload0-data" --verbose

I did try making a script and following advice there but just couldnt get ti to work so did it manually.  But I kept getting an error message

EFI found at IODeviceTree:/efi
GPT detected
No auxiliary booter partition required
System partition found
Returning booter information dictionary:
<CFBasicHash 0x1002020f0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = mutable dict, count = 3,
entries =>
   0 : <CFString 0x100019a60 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "System Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100202520 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = immutable, count = 1, values = (
   0 : <CFString 0x1002022d0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "disk0s1"}
)}
   1 : <CFString 0x10001a2a0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "Data Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100202570 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = immutable, count = 1, values = (
   0 : <CFString 0x7fff710c09b0 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "disk0s2"}
)}
   2 : <CFString 0x100019a20 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{contents = "Auxiliary Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100202270 [0x7fff710dbee0]>{type = immutable, count = 0, values = ()}
}

Substituting ESP disk0s1
Mounting at /Volumes/bless.61Wo
Executing "/sbin/mount"
mount_msdos: /dev/disk0s1: Permission denied
Returned 18176
/sbin/mount returned non-0 exit status
Failed to determine auxiliary partition mountpoint for /
Error while writing firmware updater for EFI


It was something related to my RAID array I finally figured out and came across this site through another post https://discussions.apple.com/message/5475692?messageID=5475692#5475692  the second last post has some instructions on adjusting the drive parameters so I used the following in terminal sudo dd if=/dev/disk0s1 of=/dev/disk3s1 and voila!  I got past the last hurdle! I reinput the terminal command and bang bang it wrote the efi in preparation for the update upon the next boot.  I shut it all down, then started up with the power button hold down technique and the apple sign with progress bar appeared and stayed.  I took about a minute or so and then rebooted.  As with others it only recognised one processor but another restart and PRAM reset and all was fiine.  One kernel panic a few hours later but probably cause I was multitasking :)

I apologise for the exteded, convoluted prose piece on my methodology but feel it is important for others who are in a position I was and deseprate to get this upgraded for one reason or another.    I really hope this helps the rest of you get ur machines sorted.  Anyone with issues, feel free to ask and Ill do my best to guide you (no spoonfeeding though).  To the moderators, if u feel I have violated any aplle copyright in these psots let me know and ill remove/adjust any offending parts.  I will check all the links I have referenced and give more thanks tomorrow.  Well, thats it folks, I have a 2,1 MacPro firmware mac, with x5355 quadcores (I even have original 2,1 heatsinks I bought for better cooling).  Only thing now is the SMS update for even better thermal control.  I heard this one is a bit nastier so I will rest a few weeks before even thinking of looking at it again and maybe leave it to MacEFIRom and other experts.  Ok bedtime again.  Good luck !!!! :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 22, 2011, 04:01:56 PM
ps I did try this technique today ( a day after) with the SMC update but it just didnt work,  with the efi error message on boot:

Error Invalid option 1 'efi-apple-payload0-data'


so there must be some other bits of infomartion that need changing.  Hopefully MacEFIRom can identify whats needed here.

pps tested with a friends (Apple technician) Apple Service Diagnostic (Dual Boot) DVD v3S108.  Works fine no probs!
ppps Im exhausted :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on November 24, 2011, 06:44:26 AM
Some people have asked for an easier version....so to help:

A) Download the right files and get crc32 ids
B) Using Hexfiend add the right CRC and 005D ROM strings to the EFIUpdaterApp.efi and
C) Rename a new MP21 file to the current firmware name.  
D) Bless the update file
E) Shut down, restart , flash and finally Reset PRAM

Part A

1 –    Get MP11.0055.08B and MP21.007F.B06 EFI updater files from inside Apple download (use pacifist on install pkg)

2 –    Get rEFIt program.
        Install and reboot into rEFIt.
        Install it, and use the dumpfv command to dump computer EFI file
        (see instructions in program).
        It is saved as “firmware.fd”
        Rename to LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B (our firmware)

3 -   Download SuperSFV program
     Put all 3 files into this to get CRC32 ids
        This can help you -> http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,874.msg7183.html#msg7183

        You should get this:

        LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B
        or MP11.88Z.005C.B08.0707021221 CRC32- 28 63 52 90
        (but changing from LSBtoMSB this becomes 90 52 63 28)

        LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B
        or MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0709141354 CRC32 -1D 49 EA 41
        (this becomes 41 EA 49 1D)

        LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B
        or MP21.88Z.007F.B06.0707021348 CRC32 - FB BA F0 FB
        (this becomes FB F0 BA FB)   notice a pattern??????????????????

        (FYI the 3 set bits highlighted in red are the year/month/day/hours/minutes of production)

Part B

1 -    Take EFIUpdaterApp2.efi  inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app

2 -   Open with Hexfiend

3-    Find x10 instances of 90 52 63 28 and
                replace with LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B CRC32 check id -> FB F0 BA FB
                (there were x5 in 32bit section and x5 in the 64bit section, x10 all up).

4 -   Find two instances of version strings. Choose one of the  MP11_005C sections
            and replace with MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0709141354 (be careful of the letter B position!)

5 -   Save file inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app


Part C

1 -   Get a new LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B file.
        Rename it to LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B.

2 -   Remove the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B file inside MacProEFIUpdater.app
                in the Applications/Utilities folder
                Replace with the LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B file

3 -   Save file inside the MacProEFIUpdater.app

4 -   Take MacProEFIUpdater.app file and put it in Applications/Utilities/

5 -   Take copies oftwo files (EFIUpdater.efi from Part B No.5
                                              and LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B from Part C No.2)
        Put inside: /Volumes/MacHD/System/Library/CoreServices/FirmwareUpdates/MacProEFIUpdate/
        If the last folder doesn’t exist, make it up.


Part D

1 Bless using this command:

sudo bless -mount / -firmware /Volumes/MacPro/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware\ Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/EfiUpdaterApp2.efi –payload /Volumes/MacPro/System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware\ Updates/MacProEFIUpdate/LOCKED_MP11_005D_00B.fd -options "-x efi-apple-payload0-data" --verbose

           if error message:
                Failed to determine auxiliary partition mountpoint for /
                Error while writing firmware updater for EFI

           type in terminal sudo dd if=/dev/disk0s1 of=/dev/disk3s1

2   Try again


Part E

1 -   Hold power button through flash of sleep light and through till the end of tone then let go

2 -   Reset PRAM and second processor recognized

3 –    Congratulations!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sunshine-x on November 24, 2011, 06:38:16 PM
I've got an original 2006 mac pro 1,1 with two 5150's, a flashed ATI 5770, and want to update to a 2,1 for broader CPU support.

I really want to upgrade the CPUs, but am unsure what to upgrade to.

Any chance anyone could help me out?  I'm looking for a list of compatible CPUs so I can compare price/performance.  I understand not ALL of the Intel 5000 series are supported, and am not sure which are a safe buy.

If there's somewhere I could go an just look this up, please direct me there.

Thanks guys, and thanks MacEFIRom!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SiliconSam on November 25, 2011, 12:14:22 AM
I've got an original 2006 mac pro 1,1 with two 5150's, a flashed ATI 5770, and want to update to a 2,1 for broader CPU support.

I really want to upgrade the CPUs, but am unsure what to upgrade to.

Any chance anyone could help me out?  I'm looking for a list of compatible CPUs so I can compare price/performance.  I understand not ALL of the Intel 5000 series are supported, and am not sure which are a safe buy.

If there's somewhere I could go an just look this up, please direct me there.

Thanks guys, and thanks MacEFIRom!

  The only CPU's compatible are the 51xx (Woodcrest) and 53xx (Clovertown) series CPU.

  If you're going to go through the trouble of upgrading, the only real choice should be the 5345 (2.33 Ghz Quad), 5355 (2.66 Ghz Quad) or X5365 (3.0 Ghz Quad).  A couple of months ago I saw several sets of pairs of X5365 procs on ebay for $475 a pair.

  Be patient, and see how much you want to spend, and wait for a deal.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SirVikon on November 25, 2011, 05:59:02 PM
@grammataki

Hi, many thanks for your work. But this is too much for me ;)

I thought i will get the same App like the Updater from MacEFIRom. Press a button and then go ;)

Because my CPU´s are recognized and i don't have any problems i will let my Pro be a 1,1 until it is a little bit easier for me ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 25, 2011, 10:35:39 PM
Yeah,

Me, too.  This is a little beyond my enthusiasm level, unfortunately.  Hopefully someone will be able to do a update/downdate updater, soon...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on November 26, 2011, 03:23:55 PM
MacEFIRom, we need your help!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: rossco on November 26, 2011, 03:40:19 PM
hi guys
first of all thanks to all involved with this.

i have put the 2,1 firmware on but I'm having issues with sleep it won't goto sleep
anyone else having this issue ?

and anyone how to fix have tried smc reset by leaving power out but still the same


Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro2,1
  Processor Name:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   4 MB
  Memory:   4 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP21.007F.B06
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: rossco on November 26, 2011, 08:29:53 PM
Solved it was osx

can we find a way of updating smc ver or is there some hardware diff


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: grammataki on December 02, 2011, 01:28:57 AM
Hi ladies and gents,  Im sorry to hear the instructions for 5D firmware updating is a little convoluted for some.  Unfortunately thats how I started a month ago, and withdetermination, perseverance and stiff headedness I came up wityh the method I posted.  Unfortunately my skills are insufficient to produce a simple update app and with certain pressures things around me at the moment, cannot invest more time in this.  So sorry guys.  You will need to rely on the experts on this forum for more assistance.  Really hope you can get it working one day though.  As I said keep persevering.

Just a quick note, my system has been running quite well with the new firmware (in 32 bit mode).  Mostly though, I have been testing with MacEFIRom's 64 bit method on the 1,1 (now 2,1 ) Mac Pro.  I do get kernel panics but only cause Im runnning it as a hackintosh and need to fix the DSDT file and find the right kexts.  Thats a story for another thread though:)  

Edit:DSDT fix accomplished please see -> http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=273369
No further kernel panics in 64 bit with DSDT fix.  Well worth all the pain I went through.

@ rossco -> Hoping there can be an SMC update in future using this method but according to hyram's research, the SMC frmware is on a different chip and unlike the EFI, if u stuff up this installation, adios muchachos!!!!!!!  Still, if apple have an update out there, which works and updates without the mac karking it, then I have a vibe it can be done like the EFI update.  Kinda giving up on this cause not much interest from others to spur the process.  Hope someone with more skills can do this one day.

I will keep testing my current firmware and if major probs in future will post again.  Good luck again to all. over and out.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Nogemless on December 15, 2011, 04:28:13 PM
hi all ,

No easy issue for Macpro1.1 with Rom MP11.005D.B00  ?
Sorry i am not a genius  ;)

Joyeux Noel à tous !


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jvbfilme on December 15, 2011, 06:27:25 PM
hi,

a simple updater would be very nice!

I´m hoping.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on December 17, 2011, 04:15:08 AM
...
Volume 3: Microcode updates. Added one more processor signature... 06FB, and the microcode update for it.
...
Volume 5: PEI code. The only difference here is a change to the SEC core module that allows the new processor signature to be recognized.
...

Hmmm... if add Harpertown CPUID code, it can work in Mac Pro 1,1/2,1. Intel 5000X/5000 Chipset support X5400 series Xeons.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dookoo on December 30, 2011, 04:58:00 PM
Hi ALL

First off, I would like to thank MacEFI for coming out with this great tool!

I have a 2006 Mac Pro 1.1 with an Apple Ati 5870
Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   3 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10
 
I have already installed 2 xeon x5365 matched pair cpu's(cpu show up as unknown in ATM) but I am unable to update the firmware to v2.1.
When i run the firmware tool I get error(program encountered an error code 5530)
Curious if any one else experienced this issue, and if there is a workaround?
Seem to error during ram disk creation...
I dont know if running the tool from a different directory will help, as of now Ive run it from the desktop.

Any help is greatly appreciated !!! ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ezmac on January 09, 2012, 05:49:13 PM
This is my first post ...

Well I founded this thread in Apple Forums (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3188682?start=0&tstart=0), sounds great


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: miguelinnnnn on January 14, 2012, 03:52:53 AM
Great!!!!

I bought a Macpro with 2x 1.86 quad xeons, and it came with Lion 10.7.2 server installed, and I kept getting jkernel panics every 1/2 hours.... I rulled out ram, my SSD HDD. Then I did a fresh Lion install... no good.... I Installed Snow Leopard and it was stable....then I updated to 10.6.8..kernel panics all over the place.....its .only stable until 10.6.7.

Now I changed the firmware to 2,1 (2007) and I've been runing over 24 hours... with no issues... I'll do a time machine backup..... and update to Lion to see what happens.

cheerS! thanks!!! a looooooot....


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: verdf on January 19, 2012, 11:47:15 PM
That's cool! Thanks!

Always gotta remember to do a backup!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on January 25, 2012, 11:29:23 PM
Guys!

No solution for a user-friendly MP11.005D.B00 firmware tool??


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cyclonmills on January 28, 2012, 10:49:46 PM
IM really confused. i run the update.

Shutdown my macpro.

Then i restart it, hold the button down and it just turns off. what am i doing wrong.

the alternative is i wait for the shutdown. turn on it then reboots a short time later and then it does nothing  but boot back into the same firmware as before.

any clue when i need to hold the power button down ?.. maybe im just stupid lol.

thanks guys


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cyclonmills on January 28, 2012, 11:03:34 PM
Hmm amazing what a bit of patience does. I managed to work it out. my mac pro 1.1 is now 2.1. Thanks guys. my 5355 cpu chips come next week so cant wait for those to be installed.

Excellent work guys.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: medjohnson77 on February 05, 2012, 03:16:06 PM
Hey guys,

I am at a real stand still here!!! I Got a very nice deal on a Mac Pro 1.1 with xeon dual core 5160's and a 30" apple display for $350 bucks about two weeks ago.  I have Upgraded the graphics card to a apple 5770 1gb, thought about using the flash method on a 6870 but decided not to.  I found a pair of engineering sample xeons that are 5340's and matched pair.  These are 2.4 ghz with a 1066 bus, and I installed them on the Mac pro 1.1 with the efi firm ware version that won't allow this efi update to work!  I also did the taping of the 6th pin to get them up to the 1333mhz bus and 3.0ghz overclock.  Temps were all good after the upgrade, everything went smooth, or so I thought.  It seemed stable other then the unknow processor issue, and I ran geekbench to see what the increase was in score over the dual xeon's and went from mid 5000's to over 10,000. I then went to test cinema bench, and it started to run, but then locked up, and I got a kernal panic, and would no longer boot into 10.7.2 or .3 it just kernal panics everytime while booting with the apple screen. 

I would really!!!! like to get the 2007 efi upgrade on this mac...... any news on how to get the efi updated?  If I download the Efi updates from apple for the mac pro 1.1, it will not let me install, saying it is not needed on my mac.  I am stuck on the Efi boot version ending 000 and will not let me update to 005 or 008, which I am assuming it would then let me use this update netkas. has got to work to update to a 2.1 mac pro and better Intel code support for quads.

Any help getting this upgraded and I would be so greatfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!   I have since took the tape off of the six pins, and everything seems to work so far in Lion 10.7.3.  I got the quad xeon engineering samples off ebay for only $120 bucks, and then upgraded the ram from 3 gb to 16gb.  I am hoping for a easy fix to this or a fix even if it isn't easy! 


Thanks again for anyone's help


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: medjohnson77 on February 05, 2012, 03:21:49 PM
I have even thought about using Linux ubuntu install disc to erase the EFI partion and "brick the EFI" in hopes I can use a restore disc from apple to get the updated EFI or a version of it to install using the EFI restore disc's download apple has on their site. Any thoughts if this work work, or brick the mother board by doing this? 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hyram on February 07, 2012, 02:49:42 PM
Shouldn't cause any problem, but then won't do you any good either. Apple does't make much use of the EFI partition.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: medjohnson77 on February 08, 2012, 09:09:44 PM
I have tried to brick the EFI by installing Ubuntu..... on one attempt grub over wrote my boot partition and I used apple efi firmware disc to fix it.  It worked but kept my system efi version to the same as it was, the 005D B00 and will not take the efi firmware upgrade to 2007 mod. I have tried to go into his install files, changed and added my full code to the product information areas and I get a 5570 error when I try to install!  I really want to get my mac pro up to 2.1..... anyone have a way to do this???



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hyram on February 10, 2012, 03:34:54 PM
It might have something to do with the date stamp. Look at the following IBIOS strings for the different firmware versions. The date/time the firmware was built is the last part in year, month, day, hours, minutes. By this the 5D firmware was released after the 2,1 firmware. So just maybe if you were to modify the date of the 2,1 firmware so that the date/time is after the 5D firmware it might take.

MP11.88Z.005C.B08.0707021221  (2007 Jul 02 12:21)

MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0709141354  (2007 Aug 14 13:54)

MP21.88Z.007F.B06.0707021348  (2007 Jul 02 13:48)

This string is located in 2 places in the firmware, Once towards the beginning and and once towards the end. You'll have to search for it. Also, I remember reading somewhere where the CRC for the file has to be changed for the updater to not choke on it.

Disclaimer: Following the above may brick your mac. Please think it over three times before you choose to accept this risk.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ezmac on February 21, 2012, 12:26:48 AM
Where I can find "cheap" quad core xeon ? my 2 mac-pro 2007 2 x cores can't run Mountain LiON   :'(
I can't sell those because I need to support some users that can't run LION, too much money to spend !!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: zadigre on February 21, 2012, 02:25:50 AM
Where I can find "cheap" quad core xeon ? my 2 mac-pro 2007 2 x cores can't run Mountain LiON   :'(
I can't sell those because I need to support some users that can't run LION, too much money to spend !!!

don't wast your money on Quad-Core CPU if the main reason to upgrade is to be able to run Mountain Lion...
the problem with Mountain Lion, is you need a 64bit EFI to boot directly to a 64bit kernel... the motherboard in your Mac Pro has a 32bit EFI, so it will default to a 32bit kernel (no supported in the developer preview of Mountain Lion even if it's still present... might completely disappear in the final release).

MacPro1,1 and MacPro2,1 (2006/2007) are both running with the same motherboard... and there is no way to upgrade the EFI to 64bit.

there might be a way in the future to run a special boot loader... and this boot loader might be able to start a 64bit kernel directly... this method won't be supported by Apple...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hhaggis on February 22, 2012, 09:45:14 PM
Hi everyone, first post i'm making.. for those of you that have a mac pro 1.1 like myself and want to install mountain lion 10.8 developer preview 1 ( unless apple change things on the GM release later this year, then go here... http://www.j4mie.co.uk/blog/2012/02/18/how-to-install-mountain-lion-on-macpro11/  I have done it and works like a dream... only thing i did slightly different was to partition my hard drive and restore the modified lion image to the partition... as very quick booting...hope this helps some people


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on February 25, 2012, 02:30:54 AM
Where I can find "cheap" quad core xeon ? my 2 mac-pro 2007 2 x cores can't run Mountain LiON   :'(
I can't sell those because I need to support some users that can't run LION, too much money to spend !!!

don't wast your money on Quad-Core CPU if the main reason to upgrade is to be able to run Mountain Lion...
the problem with Mountain Lion, is you need a 64bit EFI to boot directly to a 64bit kernel... the motherboard in your Mac Pro has a 32bit EFI, so it will default to a 32bit kernel (no supported in the developer preview of Mountain Lion even if it's still present... might completely disappear in the final release).

MacPro1,1 and MacPro2,1 (2006/2007) are both running with the same motherboard... and there is no way to upgrade the EFI to 64bit.

there might be a way in the future to run a special boot loader... and this boot loader might be able to start a 64bit kernel directly... this method won't be supported by Apple...

Mountain Lion works with Mac Pro 1,1/2,1.

(http://s018.radikal.ru/i504/1202/6d/374fe3d166d3.png)

You are peoples don't like think about "How to make", just believing in what Apple says... No need to have an EFI64. 10.8 has a two simple things to prevent from booting on EFI32 macs. In OSINstall.mpkg - Distribution, and PlatformSupport.plist in /System/Library/CoreServices/. Just adding BoardID of EFI32 mac and 10.8 works and boot.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: embrionic on February 25, 2012, 07:47:33 AM
hi new to forum thank you for all the help and info here on this topic.  I have read the whole thread and have a question not clearly answered? Is it really required to have an internet connection to update with the Firmware tool from 1.1 to 2.1 for my x5365 upgraded Mac Pro? I hope not as this machine is located in video lab that has no internet access.

thank you.

EDIT:  After actually trying to run the package last night it is clear yes, the update tool requires a connection. 

Is there any way to get a self-contaiined package to perform this update?  I will have to pull the computer from the lab altogether and bring to my house to get it on line.  tnx.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ckreling on February 27, 2012, 12:00:12 AM
Just want to say thanks - You made another happy camper.  I have a Mac Pro 1.1 and upgraded to 2 5320s (yes slow chips but have 8 cores).  Was getting KPs especially with VMWARE Fusion.  Been up a couple of days since the upgraded firmware.

You Sir Rock !

Thanks

Charles


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on February 28, 2012, 06:57:06 PM
Hi everybody. I follow this discussion since 2 weeks because  I'm one of the unlucky macpro owner with the damn 005D.B00 firmware. I wrote a pvt message to grammataki too, but I think that my post can be usefull to others with my same issue.
I followed the grammataki's guide to hex edit the EfiUpdaterApp2.efi. I done everything with precision... but my mac won't flash. I don't know why. I done the entire procedure 4 or 5 times again, but without results. I found some differences in my EfiUpdaterApp2.efi structure:

1) I found only 6 instances (3 at 64bit and 3 at 32bit) of the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B crc ("90 52 63 28") AND NOT 10!  Why?

2) My LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B crc is "DA F0 BA FB" and not "FB F0 BA FB" like the guide say. However I have the same files....I have downloaded the right package, I'm sure! :\

So...can i ask your help? I hope to solve asap. It's a fortune to have found this guide (thanks grammataki end everybody)...  Thanks,
Antonello


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: orsodimare on February 29, 2012, 12:18:41 PM

Mountain Lion works with Mac Pro 1,1/2,1.

You are peoples don't like think about "How to make", just believing in what Apple says... No need to have an EFI64. 10.8 has a two simple things to prevent from booting on EFI32 macs. In OSINstall.mpkg - Distribution, and PlatformSupport.plist in /System/Library/CoreServices/. Just adding BoardID of EFI32 mac and 10.8 works and boot.

Is it running 32bit kernel? is basically the same method referred in Reply #162 ?
Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: orsodimare on February 29, 2012, 08:18:05 PM
Hi everyone, first post i'm making.. for those of you that have a mac pro 1.1 like myself and want to install mountain lion 10.8 developer preview 1 ( unless apple change things on the GM release later this year, then go here... http://www.j4mie.co.uk/blog/2012/02/18/how-to-install-mountain-lion-on-macpro11/  I have done it and works like a dream... only thing i did slightly different was to partition my hard drive and restore the modified lion image to the partition... as very quick booting...hope this helps some people

I confirm everything here on my MacPro 2,1 (formerly 1,1): just to have the old original GeFo 7300 working in ML I have copied the kexts from Lion 10.7.3 (all those with "7xxx" in their names).
Working now on the 64bit improvement....
Cheers.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 05, 2012, 12:02:45 PM
Everybody off topic? :-\ Please.....there is still anyone they want upgrade his MP1.1 fw (005d.b00) to MP1.2 fw? I'm fighting to do it. :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nycaleksey on March 05, 2012, 05:27:43 PM
Everybody off topic? :-\ Please.....there is still anyone they want upgrade his MP1.1 fw (005d.b00) to MP1.2 fw? I'm fighting for do it. :)

I'm in the same boat (MP11.005D.B00) and would love to have hassle free way to upgrade EFI to 2,1.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dfireball on March 05, 2012, 06:30:41 PM
I too am waiting for a way to upgrade my MP11.005D.B00 1,1 firmware to 2,1. An easier solution is desired as I'm afraid of bricking my mac pro. It's my Pro Tools computer and worth too much for me to be messing around with it in this way.

If anyone is developing a way to modify the current firmware upgrade tool to work with this firmware, please let me know. I would be happy to help.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hyram on March 06, 2012, 02:27:02 PM
If anyone is developing a way to modify the current firmware upgrade tool to work with this firmware, please let me know. I would be happy to help.

With all due respect, why don't you develop a way to do this yourself.

I'm not trying to be flippant here. The smart folks here didn't get that way by whining about not getting someone else to do something they don't have time or interest to do, but rather by rolling up their sleeves and doing it themselves. And don't start with the "I don't know enough" whine either... just start and learn what you need to along the way. It might take a while, but think of how much better off you'll be when you figure it all out. Then you'll be one of the smart ones.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 06, 2012, 05:09:31 PM
I'm glad to be not alone.  ;) So, I have patched the  efi updater for 005d.b00 but it doesn't work for me. I think there is something wrong in my efi partition 'cause I have two bootable hd (it means two efi partition) and one pair hd in raid mode (software raid). Can someone try my patched version? I can't guarantee that it's risk less, but otherwise I can say that it's very hard to brick a macpro rom. I can say that because:
1) the grammtaki user updated efi without problems (but unfortunately he is vanished  :( )
2) if something wrong on flashing update process, the macpro just protect it self restarting, without update anything.
I can also share the guide to bless the update. Is there someone brave too?  ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cimo01 on March 08, 2012, 02:00:30 PM
Quote
"1) I found only 6 instances (3 at 64bit and 3 at 32bit) of the LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B crc ("90 52 63 28") AND NOT 10!  Why?

2) My LOCKED_MP21_007F_06B crc is "DA F0 BA FB" and not "FB F0 BA FB""

Exact same issue, exact same numbers!!

+ my own firmware is: 2A 76 72 CB and MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936

Another problem is that after "sudo bless -mount / -firmware /....." I checked the created volumes/bless.xxxx folder and it was empty.

terminal says: "preallocation not supported on this filesystem for /Volumes/bless.LPPe//EFI/APPLE/FIRMWARE//EfiUpdaterApp2.efi"

I tried with fresh formatted guid partitioned hdd and fresh installed snow leopard on it but with no luck!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 08, 2012, 02:40:09 PM
Perfect. So we can exclude the "double efi partition issue". I suppose we have the same patched updater, but something goes wrong during bless command. When I try to bless the upd, I get the same message (can you look at console log too pls? We can collect more infos). I'll google ASAP to reach a solution.
However Is very very very (very) curious that we meet the same CRCs; both different from grammtakis's CRCs. Are we modifying the right update package (1.2)? Grammtaki, where are you?
 Please update me if you add another puzzle's slice. We must do it, we can do it :) stay tuned.

P.s. your firmware's crc is different from mine 'cause the crc is calculated over each byte of the dump. Inside the dump there are some private Infos ( like sn...) that generates different crc results. The "locked upd files" have not sn so they generates same crc.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hyram on March 08, 2012, 03:02:59 PM
Something doesn't smell right here... The CRC is not need for the firmware to run; I've proven that many times. I suspect that it is only needed for the update package check, in which case the file should be somewhat generic. The updater would be adding all the machine specific info during the install. My thought still is that it has to do with version checking.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 08, 2012, 05:58:21 PM
Something doesn't smell right here... The CRC is not need for the firmware to run; I've proven that many times. I suspect that it is only needed for the update package check, in which case the file should be somewhat generic. The updater would be adding all the machine specific info during the install. My thought still is that it has to do with version checking.
You right! The crc is only used to verify the fw identity. Hopfully I wrote to make not miss understanding but sometimes I use English worst than a 2 years old child  :) (I'm Italian...you know  ;D lol ).  What you  figures out from our recent posts? We can clarified the main idea together ..


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cimo01 on March 08, 2012, 09:06:54 PM
I downloaded the firmware update from this link:

 http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_2  (http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_2)

console message after sudo bless mount firmware... :
 
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for UUID=B213441A-FC73-4BDA-A6A7-EBEF681680C1 has no path for the directory to mount
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for LABEL= has no path for the directory to mount
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for UUID=6584A7A8-71F7-4073-9CFD-F2CB704AAC01 has no path for the directory to mount
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for LABEL= has no path for the directory to mount

ant0: thanx for the crc info!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cimo01 on March 09, 2012, 03:37:38 PM
I downloaded the firmware update from this link:http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_2

console message after sudo bless mount firmware... :
 
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for UUID=B213441A-FC73-4BDA-A6A7-EBEF681680C1 has no path for the directory to mount
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for LABEL= has no path for the directory to mount
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for UUID=6584A7A8-71F7-4073-9CFD-F2CB704AAC01 has no path for the directory to mount
3/8/12 8:59:30 PM   com.apple.autofsd[77]   automount: Mount for LABEL= has no path for the directory to mount

ant0: thanx for the crc info!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 10, 2012, 01:01:09 PM
I have a good news. I've updated my firmware mp1.1_005D_B00 to mp2.1_007F_B06.0709141354!


I want to explain cleary (... I'll try...) how I did it and also I want give you the patched file too.

The main idea is to modify the MacEfi program to recognize the damn fw version. So I spent one hour to understand how it works 'till figure out how it patch the original EfiUpdaterApp2.efi to deceive the update process.
It works with the "patch" command line and a patch file that contains the modification to apply on EfiUpdaterApp2.efi. I only modified the patch with our (damn) firmware string.
If you want update your fw just download my patched version from this post.

I hope MacEFI does not mind about my mod on his program.
Let me know if it works for you too. Have a good we folks :)

P.S.This modified version only works on firmware mp11_005D_B00.0709141354. This strange firmware was released in many different dates (mine is 0709141354). So if it doesn't work, please hex-edit the "MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch" file (inside the .app) with your fw release date (you can see it with geekbench on benchmark report screen). However you can find, down this page, a new updater tool version that supports more release dates:
0709141354
0708280936


P.P.S. The last modified program  (working on 0709141354 and 0708280936) should works for downgrade process too (but i never tested it). Remember to reset PR-RAM after the first reboot with your new firmware otherwise the profiler only recognize one processor. (cmd+alt+p+r on boot)

P.P.P.S. I don't know if the fan's behavior was the same before the upgrade but, with new firmware (with native support for my new cpus), on a stress test condition (10 instances of terminal running "yes > /dev/null" command), my E5345 Xeon couple reach 57°C and the cpu fan increase his velocity from 500 rpm (standard) to about 650 rpm. So the SMC behavior (that control the fan's rpm too) seems to be normal.

Antonello

Thanks MACEFIROM, thanks all!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cimo01 on March 10, 2012, 02:54:40 PM
YeYeee!
Antonello u are the Man!!
Success after 1 month of fighting!
It didn't work for the first time.
I had to change in the MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch file your MP11.88Z.0709141354 to my exact firmware number at two times
And voila!
Thank you all!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 10, 2012, 03:07:15 PM
YeYeee!
Antonello u are the Man!!
Success after 1 month of fighting!
It didn't work for the first time.
I had to change in the MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch file your MP11.88Z.0709141354 to my exact firmware number at two times
And voila!
Thank you all!

:)
I'm very glad to hear this ...but can you explain me your mod? The file is already patched with the fw version string MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0709141354. Why it doesn't work the first time?

Now we have two new missions:
1) update the SMC too, but maybe it requires more skills...who wanna try? :D
2) extend the efi to boot 64 bit kernel (so Mountain Lion too) on mp1.1 (now 2.1 ;) ). I'm pretty sure that a 64 bit efi will not fit in ours mac. I think to use rEFIt, instead Chameleon, to extend ours 32 bit efi (http://refit.sourceforge.net/). Maybe I'll send a mail to the developers to reach a solution together.

P.S. I have applied an hardware patch too to solve the "poor bt performance" on MP1.1. I's a very simple UPD....just take the BT connector outside of the mac with an adapter (http://www.ebay.it/itm/370561790940?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_1453wt_940).
With my new BT antenna, my magic mouse finally goes perfect! Look at the mod pic.
(Sorry for the OT...)



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cimo01 on March 10, 2012, 03:34:22 PM
Because  it is your specific fw version string, works only with your mac
Mine is different: MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936
After our success next step is the 64bit!!
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1123.0.html


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 10, 2012, 03:38:20 PM
Because  it is your specific fw version string, works only with your mac
Mine is different: MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936
After our success next step is the 64bit!!
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1123.0.html

So it's the same fw version but with different release date. Hahhaha it's a strange thing, however we done it...
Thanks for the link. It's a good starting point, but I don't trust in chameleon like i trust in rEFIt (it's developed for apple machines). I only hope that rEFIt is and efi extension and not just a boot  interface extension...

P.S. I updated my post with your tip about "different release date". THANKS!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cimo01 on March 10, 2012, 03:45:24 PM
I found only the netkas chameleon method on the net.
If u find a 64bit method with rEFIt I'm interested in!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on March 11, 2012, 05:22:54 PM
I have a good news. I've updated my firmware mp1.1_005D_B00 to mp2.1_007F_B06.0709141354!

Unlike other people on this forum (...), I want to explain cleary how I did it and also I want give you the patched file too.

Great work!

Like cimo01, I had to modify the MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch file, I finally updated 1.1 D firmware to 2.1.
There's one problem... I had to re-activate Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition ;)
Other than that, everything's fine.

Thanks!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 11, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
 ;) Great! Would be nice to collect all the release date of the mp1.1_005D_B00. I can update the patch to work with every release date of this fw (5 different release date max due the efiupdater internal structure).
Mine is (was) 0709141354 and cim01's rd was 0708280936.
Up to you  :D



About yours win7 re-activation, maybe it's normal because win7 activation associates with the firmware of a computer.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dfireball on March 11, 2012, 09:14:05 PM
Just thought I'd say "Thank You!". This worked for me, after months of trying and failing I now have a MacPro2,1 and am thrilled!!



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Sicarii on March 12, 2012, 02:35:58 PM
I also want to say thanks, I bought a Mac Pro refurbed from eBay with upgraded 5355 processors already installed.  They didn't update the firmware and the processors came up as unknown when I installed Lion.  I also had the problem firmware, and my particular machine had exactly the same firmware string as ant0's, so his tool worked for me unmodified.  I am a happy camper now, thanks for the update and the extra work guys.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jvbfilme on March 14, 2012, 01:18:21 PM
I have this FW
MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936

but I don´t get it where I can modify the patch with hex edit.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on March 14, 2012, 02:01:42 PM
I have this FW
MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936

but I don´t get it where I can modify the patch with hex edit.

Addresses from 1043 to 1050 and 1C45 to 1C56 in the MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch file


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jvbfilme on March 14, 2012, 03:29:28 PM
thanks! it worked for me!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 14, 2012, 03:54:24 PM
Sounds good!
However this is new upgrade tool version for mp1.1-005D-B00 fw, with support for the "release dates" collect 'till now:
Mine is (was) 0709141354
cim01's rd was 0708280936

I can't test it so I hope it will works, otherwise you can download the previous version (up on this page) and patch with your personal release date.
Have a nice day folks!

Antonello (ant0)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: barefootsnake on March 23, 2012, 02:35:25 AM
Hi everybody,

Maybe someone can help.  The app quits unexpectedly on me.  Could this be because I am trying to run it on Leopard (10.5.8 ) ?  Tried the obvious, reset SMC, PRAM and NVRAM.  I have a MP1188Z.005C.B08.0707021221, which is in the patch files, do not know why it crashes...

Regards,
Robert


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ant0 on March 23, 2012, 02:34:08 PM
You have s standard rom version so this patched version doesn't work on your machine. Try to download the original program posted By  macefirom (page one).
I don't know if the program needs lion however you have to consider this. However it's time to upgrade your OS man :)

Hi everybody,

Maybe someone can help.  The app quits unexpectedly on me.  Could this be because I am trying to run it on Leopard (10.5.8 ) ?  Tried the obvious, reset SMC, PRAM and NVRAM.  I have a MP1188Z.005C.B08.0707021221, which is in the patch files, do not know why it crashes...

Regards,
Robert


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: barefootsnake on March 23, 2012, 06:44:44 PM
Thanks Ant,

Actually figured out which version to use, looked in the patch files with hex edit.  Just could not figure why the app itself would not work. I was guessing OS, but wanted to confirm with someone else.  I initially suspected PRAM or NVRAM, as they were the only logical places a RAM DISC could exist after shutdown.  I assumed resetting them would resolve any permission and or corruption issues if they existed.  One would assume that an app would be backwards compatible with ANY Intel OSX...  Well, you know what is said about assumptions....  Have you tried to execute the app with Leopard?  If so, did it crash?

Regards,
Robert


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: barefootsnake on March 24, 2012, 07:50:36 AM
Hey everybody,

Confirmed, you MUST have Snow Leopard ( 10.6.3 ) for this patch to work.  Leopard is "in the dust"..  Bummer, great operating system!  I already miss it! LOL

Regards,
Robert


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: barefootsnake on March 25, 2012, 08:18:25 AM
Special thanks to EVERYBODY involved in this project.  Even the assholes..  It takes a certain dedication to actually fix a problem, but when a problem presents itself IT IS IMPORTANT to stick together. We share a common computer, and we will meet again.

Regards,
Robert

Disclaimer:  No assholes were actually hurt by this statement.. (They are too stupid)  Right!  Glad we got to 2,1!!  Thanks again!!  And you know who you are!





Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sea_man on March 27, 2012, 12:39:42 AM
Also here, thanks to the creator of this firmware updater !

My MP 1,1 and the others in my company now are 2,1 and upgraded to 8 cores !

Pdt:
I update all the machines from lion 10.7 and all work fine !

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro2,1
  Processor Name:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.00 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP21.007F.B06
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f8
  Serial Number (system):   G872******
  Hardware UUID:   2B12FE1B-1090-593B-B740-*********


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dom_f on March 28, 2012, 12:28:07 PM
Works!!! On the first boot recognized only one processor.



Had exactly the same thing - only saw one processor after booting.  Power off and back on sorted it :)


Dom


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: rbvmac on April 15, 2012, 03:37:46 PM
Did the upgrade last night in prepartion for a CPU change and it worked great. ;D

This morning I noticed my idle iStat temps were about 10C hotter than yesterday.  For some reason it looked like each CPU was using about 40W. Shutting down, unplugging for a few minutes, and restarting seems to have brought them back to normal.  The CPUs now show a draw of only about 21W.

Running a 2 x 3 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon with 8 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM my idle temp is back to about 40C (ambient is 27C).

Thanks to all for the tools!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: SirVikon on April 19, 2012, 08:34:06 PM
Thanks @Antonello :D

Now i have also 2,1 Mac Pro ... but now i think about a sell :( I want to have ML on my Mac Pro ... I have a new MBAir and don't want two different OS Versions.

One more Question: how is the probability to have the final ML on my Mac Pro 2,1? Will there be a solution, which will work also for updates on the OS X or will i have to change a bunch of system files for every 10.8.x update?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jabbawok on April 27, 2012, 07:30:27 PM
Thanks @Antonello :D

Now i have also 2,1  ... but now i think about a  :( I want to have ML on my  Pro ... I have a new MBAir and don't want two different OS Versions.

One more Question: how is the  to have the final ML on my Mac Pro 2,1? Will there be a solution, which will work also for updates on the OS X or will i have to change a bunch of system files for every 10.8.x update?

Read the very long thread about booting 64bit on a 1,1. I'm running DP3 of 10.8 on my 1,1 upgraded to 1,2 with to Xeon E5345s and a HD 5770 it runs pretty sweet. Faster than 10.7 I'd say.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: konran on April 29, 2012, 01:37:01 PM
Hi all,

first thanks a lot for this nice firmware upgrade tool :)

I've used it on an original MacPro1,1 which had the standard processors X5150 2.66 GHz. Yesterday I had a processor upgrade to X5160 3.0 GHz. My question here because I'm really very unsure about it:

I don't know how the Intel microcode update for CPU's really works ...

(1) Is it a matter of executable fixed code within the updated firmware?
(2) Is the microcode patched into a non-volatile area in the CPU's during firmware upgrade?

So if it were (1) I don't have to do anything after the CPU upgrade ... but if it's (2) I would have to downgrade the firmware and apply the firmware upgrade again?

Cheers,
Konran

edited: the CPU numbers were slightly wrong ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dcollins1124 on April 29, 2012, 01:53:59 PM
I tried it wouldnt do it .


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: konran on April 29, 2012, 02:12:02 PM
I tried it wouldnt do it .

I'd appreciate a little bit more verbosity ... what did you try and what wouldn't you do?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RunesOfMagic on April 30, 2012, 05:03:44 PM
@konran

Don't worry, it's fine now. (you flashed you're 1,1 to a 2,1, right?). Then you have the latest fixes on board.

The enhancements/fix of the Xeon "microcode" is done at every initialization - there is no eeprom area or so on X51xx.
You can do a research on the Intel side, some buzzwords are "X5160, microcode, vmx, update".

Best regards, RunesOfMagic


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: konran on April 30, 2012, 08:42:19 PM
Don't worry, it's fine now. (you flashed you're 1,1 to a 2,1, right?). Then you have the latest fixes on board.

Thanks a lot :)
You've made my day!

Best regards,
Konran


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nielstm on May 10, 2012, 11:42:38 AM
Could someone be as kind, to hexedit a version for: MP11.88Z.005C.B08.0707021221 ?

Thank you.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ocelittle on May 11, 2012, 04:27:55 AM
Just found this thread, thanks!

Finally my computer doesn't list my 2x Quad Cores as "UNKNOWN 3GHZ"!

And having 2.1 looks snazzier.

I take it there's no way to fake 3.1 and boot into 64? I'd love to get one of those new NVIDIA cards.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. Zarniwoop on May 11, 2012, 01:17:24 PM
I take it there's no way to fake 3.1 and boot into 64? I'd love to get one of those new NVIDIA cards.

Booting the 64-bit kernel on the 2006/2007 Mac Pro (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1123.0.html)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: tman26 on May 18, 2012, 02:00:39 AM
Ok, So... I have a Mac Pro 1,1 and MP11.005D.B00 Boot Rom and cannot get X5355 CPUs to work.

I'm just finding this tool. The only reason I am considering upgrading the Firmware is to get my X5355's to work. I have a pair of SLACG and SLAC4 X5355 Processors and BOTH pairs don't work. I've tried EVERYTHING to get them to work. I just can't seem to be convinced that both sets of CPU's are defective.

Do you think it has anything to do with the ROM being MP11.005D.B00? And of course like everyone else with MP11.005D.B00, I can't use the netkas updater or the EFI updater on apples site -> http://support.apple.com/downloads/Mac_Pro_EFI_Firmware_Update_1_2

Do you think using the new method and tool to get our 005D's up to 2,1 will get the CPU's to work?

My only other option is trying SL9YM's.

Thanks



 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: tman26 on May 18, 2012, 06:20:39 PM
I did the update with the modified updater and installed SLAC4 X5355 and FINALLY everything works.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fiatlux on May 21, 2012, 08:22:57 PM
Ok, I updated my 1,1 MacPro to 2,1 but I lost Bluetooth with no way to activate it in the settings, which means I have to use a crappy wired mouse I got for free in a goodie bag years ago. WiFi also seems to be absent (no big deal as I am on Ethernet)

Is this normal?

BTW, my MacPro had the Apple WiFi and Bluetooth options.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fiatlux on May 21, 2012, 08:41:02 PM
Did a quick Geekbench, and obtained 6150, while my 1,1 system reached 10550 ! (with two X5340 ES cpus BSEL mod'd to 3GHz)  ???

Swiftly reverted to 1,1 firmware and all is back to normal.  :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fiatlux on May 21, 2012, 08:43:54 PM
Ok, maybe I should have rebooted twice?  :-[


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. Zarniwoop on May 21, 2012, 09:22:42 PM
Ok, maybe I should have rebooted twice?  :-[
On my first boot I noted that I only saw one CPU.  Didn't look at Bluetooth or WiFi.  Subsequent reboots have been fine.

If Bluetooth/WiFi continue to be DOA, I'd at least try to reset PRAM.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fiatlux on May 21, 2012, 11:10:21 PM
Ok, maybe I should have rebooted twice?  :-[
On my first boot I noted that I only saw one CPU.  Didn't look at Bluetooth or WiFi.  Subsequent reboots have been fine.

If Bluetooth/WiFi continue to be DOA, I'd at least try to reset PRAM.

Ok Thanks! I'll try again next time I have some spare time to kill.

I see that you have a very similar system to mine. Did you notice any speedup in moving to 64 bit kernel? Any geekbench score to share?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. Zarniwoop on May 22, 2012, 02:42:29 PM
I see that you have a very similar system to mine. Did you notice any speedup in moving to 64 bit kernel? Any geekbench score to share?

Speed is pretty much the same.  I just booted up in EFI32/32-bit kernel mode with OS X Lion 10.7.4 and ran Geekbench 6 times alternating between Intel (32-bit) and Intel (64-bit).  My values:

EFI32/32-bit Kernel and Extensions
Intel (32-bit): 9393, 9349, 9301
Intel (64-bit): 10628, 10586, 10627

Then I rebooted with legacy mode/Chameleon/64-bit kernel and did the same thing.  My values:

Legacy mode/Chameleon/64-bit Kernel and Extensions
Intel (32-bit): 9761, 9423, 9036
Intel (64-bit): 10613, 10643, 10660

I wasn't overly scientific, I have a few background tasks running that probably account for the variations, such as TechTool's protection, Little Snitch and iStat Menus CPU display.  I know memory in these first generation Mac Pros also can make a difference as well; I have 10GB of RAM in mixed FB-DIMM sizes (four 2GB FB-DIMMs, four 512MB FD-DIMMs) so perhaps that could be optimized a bit.

My view of the 64-bit kernel and extensions is that the benefit is largely to extend the life of the machine.  Clearly not bad for a circa 2006 computer!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Retrocosm on May 22, 2012, 11:41:32 PM
I just upgraded the processors in my 1,1 to 5355's and it appears to be working fine.  Should I attempt the firmware upgrade or take an 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' approach and leave it alone?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: konran on May 23, 2012, 01:03:19 PM
I just upgraded the processors in my 1,1 to 5355's and it appears to be working fine. Should I attempt the firmware upgrade or take an 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' approach and leave it alone?

I followed the Booting the 64-bit kernel on the 2006/2007 Mac Pro (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1123.0.html) thread for a quite long time having an original MacPro1,1 with X5150. I refrained from upgrading the 2,1 firmware because I thought there is no benefit to let the machine seem to be a newer one just for nothing. There was told little speed advantage with 2,1 firmware. Later I realized that there is a microcode update for Intel CPU's in the 2,1 firmware ... so I upgraded my Mac Pro. CPU stepping is one parameter that changed with the microcode which is uploaded to the CPU on every boot by the firmware. The result was a "smoother" CPU running. Some weeks later I changed to X5160 processors and I'm fine again with 2,1 firmware.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nielstm on May 28, 2012, 07:50:59 PM
Allright, 1st tool worked flawlessly so far for me. Big thanks to you.  :-*


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: macster on May 30, 2012, 10:45:00 AM
Later I realized that there is a microcode update for Intel CPU's in the 2,1 firmware ... so I upgraded my Mac Pro. CPU stepping is one parameter that changed with the microcode which is uploaded to the CPU on every boot by the firmware. The result was a "smoother" CPU running. Some weeks later I changed to X5160 processors and I'm fine again with 2,1 firmware.
I was planning to upgrade my clunky 2.0 GHz chips to 5160's too but found there are 3 different steppings to choose from.  The oldest one has a max. temp limit that's the lowest of all the 51x0 line, so it's not my first choice obviously.  Is this 2,1 firmware update critical for using the later 2 steppings of 5160? 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on May 30, 2012, 04:57:23 PM
Hey guys!

I would love to get my Mac Pro 1,1 upgraded to 2,1.  I've been away from here for a bit and just tuned-in to discover that you guys are having some success with this.

I upgraded the processors to 5535's some time ago (see attached).  All is fine except for occasional kernel panics.  I am a competent Macster but not familiar with "hex editing".  Could someone. please post a detailed procedure to make this work on my machine??

I will be eternally grateful!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bluspiceman on June 01, 2012, 08:27:04 PM
Hi everybody,
its long time ago, but could you please tell me where i can find the link to the download adress of the tool?
i have read the threat up and down, but i can#t find a link anywhere?
could you help me an sent me the link, so i can upgrade my mac pro from 1.1 to 2.1.

that would be grat.
thanks alot

Bluspiceman


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rantsalot on June 02, 2012, 03:04:27 AM
I just ran into the same thing.  You have to be registered here to see download links.

I just installed the updated firmware and it is working for me.  Be sure to follow the instructions for the reboot installation.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bluspiceman on June 02, 2012, 08:04:57 PM
ahh thanks, now i see the download link,
but somehow the program is damaged...
when i try to open it, a message pops up and tells me that the programm was closed unexpexed.
what am i doing wrong?
when it is working everywhere, but not on my mac pro? ???
can someone help me?
 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Tare071 on June 03, 2012, 06:02:13 PM
I am also waiting for someone with experience to kick in and jump start this teme, coz once i download this tool and start it up - it says no internet connection which is absurd, my mac pro is online all the time. And after that message program just exits. I tried few ways to circumvent this issue but it's a no go. Tried different MAC OS X versions 10.5/10.6/10.7 and even a dodgy 10.8 DP1 and on all same message, even tried switching routers, ditching routers, turning off firewalls and little snitch, safe mode OS boot also going for direct connection and still no go. Anyways I do hope someone with more experience kicks in and helps. BTW i own MacPro 1.1 that originally came with 2x2.66 duals and i upgraded it to 2x2.66 quaddies (SLAC4 x5355 models) and machine worked peachy good for a first day, even on a OS X 10.7.4 and after that initial day lockups and KP started that forced me to downgrade to 10.6 which worked perfect for 4 days and then started to lock up. Those lockups were less frequent on 10.6 but still irritating.   My machine is still after almost 6 years perfect in every way, 16 gigs of ram, SSD drives and radeon 6870 makes it faster than my mates macbook pro i7 so it would really be shame if i would have to ditch it as a write off........sigh


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: machrider on June 03, 2012, 10:11:19 PM
Should have bought SLAEG.  SLAC4 is not G0 stepping.  They idle way hotter than your factory chips.  KP = heat.  No worries.  SMC fan control can up your fan speed to help cool those hot SLAC4 chips.  note:  SLAEG are rated at 26watts TDP @ idle vs your original 5150 xeons 25 watts

I am also waiting for someone with experience to kick in and jump start this teme, coz once i download this tool and start it up - it says no internet connection which is absurd, my mac pro is online all the time. And after that message program just exits. I tried few ways to circumvent this issue but it's a no go. Tried different MAC OS X versions 10.5/10.6/10.7 and even a dodgy 10.8 DP1 and on all same message, even tried switching routers, ditching routers, turning off firewalls and little snitch, safe mode OS boot also going for direct connection and still no go. Anyways I do hope someone with more experience kicks in and helps. BTW i own MacPro 1.1 that originally came with 2x2.66 duals and i upgraded it to 2x2.66 quaddies (SLAC4 x5355 models) and machine worked peachy good for a first day, even on a OS X 10.7.4 and after that initial day lockups and KP started that forced me to downgrade to 10.6 which worked perfect for 4 days and then started to lock up. Those lockups were less frequent on 10.6 but still irritating.   My machine is still after almost 6 years perfect in every way, 16 gigs of ram, SSD drives and radeon 6870 makes it faster than my mates macbook pro i7 so it would really be shame if i would have to ditch it as a write off........sigh



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Tare071 on June 04, 2012, 09:28:55 AM
Should have bought SLAEG.  SLAC4 is not G0 stepping.  They idle way hotter than your factory chips.  KP = heat.  No worries.  SMC fan control can up your fan speed to help cool those hot SLAC4 chips.  note:  SLAEG are rated at 26watts TDP @ idle vs your original 5150 xeons 25 watts

I am also waiting for someone with experience to kick in and jump start this teme, coz once i download this tool and start it up - it says no internet connection which is absurd, my mac pro is online all the time. And after that message program just exits. I tried few ways to circumvent this issue but it's a no go. Tried different MAC OS X versions 10.5/10.6/10.7 and even a dodgy 10.8 DP1 and on all same message, even tried switching routers, ditching routers, turning off firewalls and little snitch, safe mode OS boot also going for direct connection and still no go. Anyways I do hope someone with more experience kicks in and helps. BTW i own MacPro 1.1 that originally came with 2x2.66 duals and i upgraded it to 2x2.66 quaddies (SLAC4 x5355 models) and machine worked peachy good for a first day, even on a OS X 10.7.4 and after that initial day lockups and KP started that forced me to downgrade to 10.6 which worked perfect for 4 days and then started to lock up. Those lockups were less frequent on 10.6 but still irritating.   My machine is still after almost 6 years perfect in every way, 16 gigs of ram, SSD drives and radeon 6870 makes it faster than my mates macbook pro i7 so it would really be shame if i would have to ditch it as a write off........sigh


These chips never pass 43C even when ripping blue ray movie. I know they get hotter but like i said, even with HD content manipulation they get around 41/43 and they idle at 29/31......and that is around  3-4 C hotter than the original chips. I don't know where did apple positioned termal probe for these read-outs so it could be lying +-10% but so far heat wasn't the issue.
Beside my machine never KP when in work, every lockup and KP happened while surfing the net,  or some other lame job, heck machine didn't crash not once while being primed.
Here is the proof :-)

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/648/screenshot20120604at103.png) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/screenshot20120604at103.png/)

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Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Tare071 on June 07, 2012, 10:53:26 AM
Is it possible that this firmware tool actually can't find firmware online for my Mac Pro coz it's pretty oldish machine?
I mean I been getting "no internet connection" message when I start it no matter what kind of internet connection I set up (cable, ADSL, WiFi ruter, WiFi router + USB dongle) nothing works.
Also is there a way for me to manually start the firmware flash procedure coz i have the bloody EFI lying on my desktop and firmware tool next to it, can i make it work somehow manually.......
Plz help


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: takatakata22 on June 13, 2012, 03:01:41 PM
I'm just thinking about the tool make ramdisk, right.
If efi firmware is exchanged and renamed form firmware restore cd 1.4 and try to upgrade or downgrade, is that work mp 1,1 to 3,1?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: konran on June 14, 2012, 10:48:23 AM
I'm just thinking about the tool make ramdisk, right.
If efi firmware is exchanged and renamed form firmware restore cd 1.4 and try to upgrade or downgrade, is that work mp 1,1 to 3,1?

I'm not sure if I understand what you really mean ... but from the MacPro numbers 1,1 and 3,1 alone I guess you want to firmware upgrade from a 1,1 to get a 3,1 machine? If so: no that will never be possible! The MacPro 1,1 is a EFI 32 bit machine and the MacPro 3,1 is a EFI 64 bit machine. Changes between EFI 32 and EFI 64 is done via hardware wired chips. As you can't replace this chip in a MacPro 1,1 or 2,1 because there's not enough space to hold it you can't transfer a MacPro 1,1 into a MacPro 3,1 - not via firmware upgrade and not via hardware change. This firmware tools in this thread will give you at maximum a MacPro 2,1 from an older MacPro 1,1 machine.
Besides you can simulate a EFI 64 bit machine like a MacPro 3,1 this way (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1123.0.html).


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: takatakata22 on June 14, 2012, 01:23:26 PM
Now I have understood.
it's really impossible that 3,1 firm on MP 1,1.
IF using newer graphic card without flashing, there are two way that i try chameleon or i should buy mp (later 2008).
thank you , konran!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: laffer1 on June 15, 2012, 02:57:42 AM
Attempted update to 2,1 firmware.  System detected the 5300 series 1.8Ghz quad core chips almost.  It saw 1 CPU rather than 2.  I lost 4 cores.  Had to revert to the original firmware. 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: fhenry on June 15, 2012, 03:51:42 PM
you have to reboot to see the two cpu  ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Tare071 on June 15, 2012, 04:06:44 PM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. So I guess this doesn't work with my MP since Apple doesn't release MP11.005D.B00 to the public.
Same here:
Code:
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

I haven't tried the utility since I'm not sure it would really change anything for me. I'm already running a MacPro1,1 with a flashed Powercolor 5770 and upgraded dual Xeon X5365 3GHz quad-core processors (ie. same as the 2,1) without any apparent issues.

No lockups no KP even tho you're on MP 1.1 efi?
weird


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: rotten_apple on June 16, 2012, 04:30:53 AM
Hi,

I have a MAC pro 1,1 and want to upgrade to the MAC pro 2,2 firmware, because I may want to upgrade my CPUs some time in the future. What happens is I get error 5570, and don't know how to get past it. I tried disabling the firewall, tried everything, but I still get that error. Please advise.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: DavidC4DMagee on June 16, 2012, 05:40:28 AM
I just bought a pair of SLAEG 5355.  I currently have the 3.0 dual cores. I ran the firmware tool and I get a 5530 error.  What should I do to get the my mac pro 1.1 to 2.1     :'(
 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RAGEN-CAJUN on June 16, 2012, 11:14:53 PM
Hello all, new kid on the block here. I want to say thank you to all who's contributed to this great thread. From the start by MacEFI who created it. To the latest update, for those of us with the DAMN funky FW,by Ant0. And all the rest in between.
This is the first Mac i've ever owned and built. Quick history, eBay purchase of a basic Mac Pro 1,1 shell. Came with the case, PSU, MB with (2) 5150, and optical drive. Today, she's a running dual Xeon X5355 with 12g Ram OS X Lion and 2 HDD and fine and dandy. Processors are recognized and she's now reborn to Mac Pro2,1 with fw MP21.007F.B06.The updater worked without a hitch for me. Now i've got a pretty nifty machine to play with and learn on.


Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: searley on June 25, 2012, 03:48:46 AM
Can anyone point me in the right direction re. the download link for the Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool mentioned in this thread. I have just upgraded my Mac Pro 1.1 quad core to an 8-core 2 x X5365 setup on OSX 10.6.8, SMC 1.7 and have had 2 kernel panics in the last 24 hours since the upgrade. I had no kernel panics previously in the quad core configuration. It appears that an upgrade of the firmware to 2.1 can help resolve these panics? Thx. (And I am registered and logged in btw and still can't find the download link to the updater).


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr. Zarniwoop on June 25, 2012, 03:08:48 PM
It's the MacPro2006-2007FirmwareTool.zip attachment (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1094.0;attach=888) on the first post in this thread (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1094.msg6585.html#msg6585).


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: lastExile on June 26, 2012, 06:47:00 AM
Ok, that makes sense. I figured it would be more like a PC BIOS update with the code included.  It turns out it was my Cisco ASA that was blocking the ping response. I put my Airport in place of it and the firmware updated just fine.  On the first boot, only 1 processor showed up.  On reboot, both processors are now present.  It still shows 2 x 1.86Ghz CPU's.  I was hoping it would show the real clock, which is supposedly 2.33Ghz with the BSEL mod in place. Oh well, I get the performance at least.

Now I will re-install Parallels v6 and see what happens over the next week. Fingers crossed!

Thanks for the BIOS util!! Worked great!



Why did this post get reported as spam ??


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: searley on June 27, 2012, 03:54:00 AM
Thx Mr. Zarniwoop - appreciate it. :-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nswdave on July 04, 2012, 04:46:52 PM
Hi All,

Thank you very much for this update.

I am a 56years old Ozzie who cut his teeth on Mainframes and PC's (don't hold that against me) After reading this forum start to finish and knowing that you would get it fixed, I just run the patch and all is working aOk and my 2.66Ghz xeon Cpu's show up and all I need to do now is buy and plugin the 5770 Video Card and the HDMI Card should work fine. Mac Pro 2.1

I look forward to someone working out the 64bit problem on 1,1-2,1 Mac Pro's I know it will happen in time because I see you guy's don't know the words can't do it.

Again thank you to all who spend their time working this out.

ps didn't have to reboot a second time all worked first time out of the box.

Dave


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dirtyharry on July 07, 2012, 06:26:37 PM
Guys

I have installed matched pair of 2 x SALED quad 3.0 Xeon in a 1,1 - firmware was updated to 2,1 beforehand and working

the GFX is a 1900 XT - now when trying to book I get no signal from Graphics card. No error beeps either / not sure if mac pro even does error beeps or flashes.

I could probably now go and remove 1 CPU and see if one of them works, maybe CPU is broken. Maybe its something else, I have tried to power on with Pram reset combination but no difference.

Could it be that the x1900xt is not compatible with the 2x Quad Xeons or is it more likely one of the CPU is busted?

Thanks

DH

UPDATE: I have refitted the RAM boards and also tried the Graphics card in another slot just in case, but doubt thats the problem as all was working before CPU swap


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: footagehead on July 08, 2012, 04:40:30 PM
My ATI X1900XT worked just fine with my Mac Pro 2,1 (upgraded from 1,1) with the same exact CPUs that you got.  I think it's compatible but in your case one or both could be faulty. 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pheller on July 10, 2012, 03:57:36 AM
After upgrading to 2,1 firmware and X5355 SLAEG, I have encountered a few hangs, as well as an inability to shut the machine down.

That is, when I shut the machine down from finder, or via terminal, I'm logged out and the screens go black, but the machine never powers off - and, I get a faint clicking from the cd-rom every 3 or 4 seconds.

Another issue is when the machine periodically wakes from sleep (I assume to refresh the Airport Extreme's Back to my Mac proxy service), it will sometimes remain at the high fan setting and not fully wake up.  It will run like this (at perhaps 1500 RPM) until I interrupt the machine by pressing a key or clicking the mouse.

It is worth noting that my X1900 is on its last legs.  I'm starting to get the dreaded lines occasionally popping up on the display.

Anyways, anyone have any thoughts re: the inability to shutdown or the high-fan zombie state?

--phil


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: conleycd on July 17, 2012, 06:03:51 PM
I'm wondering if with this tool I could upgrade my Mac Pro 1.1 to use x5450s which I mistakenly bought instead of x5365s.

Any thoughts?

CC


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Don Frio on July 18, 2012, 05:06:56 PM
no, you cannot use those processors.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ercross on July 22, 2012, 09:42:14 PM
Thanks for the hard work and the useful thread. Just upgraded processors to 5365's, ati 5770 video and the 2,1 firmware. Things appear to be running great.  :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TC!! on July 23, 2012, 10:53:59 AM
I've failed trying to use this to upgrade my machine. After I restart holding down the power button, I see the flashing lights and hear the long tone but all I get after that is a white screen, no apple logo appears. I left it like this for about ten minutes in case it was updating but nothing changed.

After doing this my Mac gets really unhappy and it takes a few restarts before it'll start working again, it just stays at white screen without Apple logo the first few times.

Any ideas on why it won't work for me, am I doing something wrong? I tried releasing the power button just after the flashes and just after the long tone but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

My machine:
  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Name:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   4 MB
  Memory:   11 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10
 

I've got a 5770 and booting off an SSD if that makes any difference. Any help greatly appreciated, I want to give this machine the best chance possible of running chameleon and mountain lion, it's not ready to retire yet ;-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ezmac on July 26, 2012, 12:41:37 AM
Does some would to sell their "old" Xeon .. It's just matter of running Mountain Lion. I can't afraid buy a new mac-pro just for this only purpose.

Easy to adquiere, all Xeon are fast but also to expensive for me !!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: DitPun on July 26, 2012, 06:29:32 AM
All,

I've got a 2006 MacPro 1,1 16Gb running 10.7, Apple 5770, and 2 5345 Xeon's (2.33) that I attempted to use this tool on.  The update appeared to go smoothly and the computer rebooted with a single CPU available, but correctly reporting "Intel Xeon 2.33 GHz."  To activate the second CPU, I then rebooted and reset the PRAM...and since then, the computer has not booted.  It gets to the first gray screen with the apple icon and beachball type icon underneath; the latter spins continuously, but the boot does not progress.  I've since tried to reset the SMC, reset the PRAM again, unplug the computer, boot to the recovery partition, etc. all to no avail. 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: DitPun on July 26, 2012, 04:10:29 PM
Okay, I got the issue described in my last post resolved.  I found that the option key still pulled up a list of boot options, though neither the SSD boot volume nor the recovery disk were functioning. I then created a lion USB recovery disk and did finally manage to boot successfully using that.  I then DU to fix permissions and repair the boot volume, and the computer now works fine.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TC!! on August 02, 2012, 01:42:53 PM
I've failed trying to use this to upgrade my machine. After I restart holding down the power button, I see the flashing lights and hear the long tone but all I get after that is a white screen, no apple logo appears. I left it like this for about ten minutes in case it was updating but nothing changed.

Wanted to post as I fixed my issue in case it helps someone else. I was getting white screen because of something plugged into my USB chain. As soon as I removed it booting was fine every time and I was able to perform the firmware upgrade.

Thanks, I'm 2,1 and ready for the mountain lion fix ;-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Norman49 on August 04, 2012, 12:03:19 PM
Bonjour,

I have one av very first MacPro and i can't install the the firmware... with some strange symptoms.

1- When i hold the power button until the light blinks (but never hear the long tone) the screen is black, the cdRom door opens and nothing happens.

2- When i simply restart, the white screen, Apple logo and loading bar appears for a second and the installation abort.

I disconnected all USB (but mouse and keyboard) but no change.

An important precision.
For a long time, my Mac starts alone. If i shut down the machine, it starts again alone and i have to switch it off physically.
The Diag led of the EFI does not light when tested, so i suppose the EFI is not correctly installed at start up that's why i hoped an update would be a good idea.

An idea would be appreciated and excuse my poor english, frenchies have a problem with "foreign" languages ;-)



Serial number: CK6430N0WWM
Name: MacPro (First model)
ModelCode: mac_pro
Group1: Mac Pro
Group2: nothing
Generation: 1
Machine Model: MacPro1,1
Model introduced: 2006
Production year: 2006
Production week: 43 (October)
Production number: 748 (within this week)
CPU speed: 2.66GHz
Family name: Become a pro user to see this information. (sorry)
Memory - flavour: DDR2-H-666
Factory: CK (Cork, Ireland)

Version de la ROM de démarrage :   MP11.005C.B08
Version SMC (système) :   1.7f10
Numéro de série (système) :   CK6430N0WWM
UUID du matériel :   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F203F928


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jackvancs on August 19, 2012, 03:53:23 AM
Just upgraded my trusty Mac Pro 1,1 to dual X5355s and updated firmware. Went flawlessly. Thanks so much for this tool and this forum for making it such a breeze!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Fangio on September 12, 2012, 09:15:06 PM
Just upgraded my trusty Mac Pro 1,1 to dual X5355s and updated firmware. Went flawlessly. Thanks so much for this tool and this forum for making it such a breeze!

+1. Couldn't have said it any better.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: holymacoli on September 19, 2012, 10:54:23 AM
Just upgraded my trusty Mac Pro 1,1 to dual X5355s and updated firmware. Went flawlessly. Thanks so much for this tool and this forum for making it such a breeze!

+3
Got 5355s in today as well, upgraded firmware..happy camper here.

Thanks!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: flcracker on October 09, 2012, 06:40:56 PM
Did a Proc upgrade on my Macpro 1,1 to X5355  used the firmware tool and it shows as 2,1 and the processors report properly now!
I did have to restart twice to get it to register both CPUs
Thank You!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: wheever on October 14, 2012, 11:30:37 PM
Hi all, loving this thread, although I wish I had found it before I did the CPU upgrade. I'm having trouble getting the firmware update to take.

I have just installed 2 5355s, and they seem to be running fine, if a bit hot because I put in a cheap matched pair of SL9YMs, but I've had a couple of KPs, and reading this thread I'm hoping that the FW upgrade will address it.

The problem is that I go through the FW installer process, but when the progress bar comes up after restart, it just flashes and then the OS loads. System profiler continues to show:

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   4 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f8
  Serial Number (system):   G86363MPUPZ
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F202A5F2

I see that other people are showing a FW rev of MP11.005C.B08. Is this maybe the problem?

Can someone help me? Thanks in advance! :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: wheever on October 14, 2012, 11:57:23 PM
Oh! Never mind! I figured it out! I hadn't installed EFI fw update 1.1. I did this, then applied the patching tool and it worked like it was supposed to! System profiler now shows:

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro2,1
  Processor Name:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   4 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP21.007F.B06
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f8
  Serial Number (system):   G86363MPUPZ
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F202A5F2

EXCELLENT! Thanks to everyone in this thread for getting my head straightened out!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: rdaveh on October 19, 2012, 02:28:44 PM
I'm a little late to the party here, but I'd like to throw out my thanks to MacEFI, Ant0, and everyone else who has worked on this update! I'm about to upgrade my 5150's to a pair of 5355's, but I wanted to be sure my firmware was updated before I bought them. Unfortunately, I had the dreaded 005D.B00 boot ROM, and the original updater by MacEFI wouldn't work for me. Fortunately, AntO's patched updater worked perfectly. I've gone from MP11.005D.B00 to MP21.007F.B06. Thanks again!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TheInkSlinger on October 23, 2012, 10:52:47 PM
...
Volume 3: Microcode updates. Added one more processor signature... 06FB, and the microcode update for it.
...
Volume 5: PEI code. The only difference here is a change to the SEC core module that allows the new processor signature to be recognized.
...

Hmmm... if add Harpertown CPUID code, it can work in Mac Pro 1,1/2,1. Intel 5000X/5000 Chipset support X5400 series Xeons.
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Has this been done by anyone? I have a project Mac Pro 1,1 that I'd like to use a pair of x5450 cpu's in.
Thanks for any reply--


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on October 24, 2012, 12:06:41 PM
...
Volume 3: Microcode updates. Added one more processor signature... 06FB, and the microcode update for it.
...
Volume 5: PEI code. The only difference here is a change to the SEC core module that allows the new processor signature to be recognized.
...

Hmmm... if add Harpertown CPUID code, it can work in Mac Pro 1,1/2,1. Intel 5000X/5000 Chipset support X5400 series Xeons.
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Has this been done by anyone? I have a project Mac Pro 1,1 that I'd like to use a pair of x5450 cpu's in.
Thanks for any reply--

That's not yet all. SMC also must be upgraded with new codes to administrate power of 45nm cores.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TheInkSlinger on October 24, 2012, 02:36:27 PM
Is the SMC update available? Is it part of the Apple 1.4 CD or is this a code that I need to find somewhere on this thread? I'd hate to have to settle for the Cloverton CPU when I have the Harpertown CPU's already.
Thanks for the help. It is greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on October 25, 2012, 08:25:12 AM
Is the SMC update available? Is it part of the Apple 1.4 CD or is this a code that I need to find somewhere on this thread? I'd hate to have to settle for the Cloverton CPU when I have the Harpertown CPU's already.
Thanks for the help. It is greatly appreciated.

You need to download both SMC updates from apple for Mac Pro 1,1 and Mac Pro 2,1. And then there is a partly similar job with both SMC firmwares like EFI firmwares.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TheInkSlinger on October 25, 2012, 05:41:30 PM
Much appreciated, armdn!

Just to be sure on the procedure--I update SMC and EFI for the native 1.1 first (using the Apple 1.4 CD), then use MacEFIRom's 2.1 updater, and then use the Apple SMC and EFI updaters for the now 2.1 (I'm assuming I swap in the new CPU's before I boot the machine after running the 2.1 updater...or do those have to be in before I run the 2.1 updater?)

Will this work with 5450 Harpertowns or is the final determination that 5355/5365 Clovertons are the limit for this upgrade?

You help (all of you) is greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on October 26, 2012, 03:18:58 PM
Much appreciated, armdn!

Just to be sure on the procedure--I update SMC and EFI for the native 1.1 first (using the Apple 1.4 CD), then use MacEFIRom's 2.1 updater, and then use the Apple SMC and EFI updaters for the now 2.1 (I'm assuming I swap in the new CPU's before I boot the machine after running the 2.1 updater...or do those have to be in before I run the 2.1 updater?)

Will this work with 5450 Harpertowns or is the final determination that 5355/5365 Clovertons are the limit for this upgrade?

You help (all of you) is greatly appreciated.

Dunno.
Nobody do this before. You do not need to update SMC to 1,1 because, you already have it. You must formally disassemble SMC from Mac Pro 3,1 to understand of what to add to SMC for Mac Pro 1,1/2,1, because theyr SMC support only 65 nm cores power management, Harpertowns uses new smaller nm tech process (45 nm). If SMC update can be done, then EFI update to add Harpertown support will make sense.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TheInkSlinger on October 26, 2012, 08:31:10 PM
Appreciated-
I'm going to go ahead with updating to x5355 cpu's and work on the possibility of compiling a flash to 3,1.
I'll need to get hold of the complete EFI for 1,1/2,1/3,1 so I can compare the code differences.

My Mac Pro 1.1 was just delivered, along with the x5450 Harpertown CPUs and 16GB ram. I bought a pair of x5355 CPUs on Ebay for $40 (yes!) and will use those until I can figure out how to get the x5450 chips functional.
Overall, this machine will be worlds faster than the G4 MDD dual-867 I've been using for the past 8 years.
Total investment is around $500, so I'm not complaining. I'll let everyone know how it works when I'm done.
I'm perfectly happy with using Snow Leopard for a few more years.

Can the Nvidea GeForce GT230 and GTX280 cards be flashed to work with Mac Pro?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on October 27, 2012, 08:00:12 AM
Appreciated-
I'm going to go ahead with updating to x5355 cpu's and work on the possibility of compiling a flash to 3,1.
I'll need to get hold of the complete EFI for 1,1/2,1/3,1 so I can compare the code differences.

My Mac Pro 1.1 was just delivered, along with the x5450 Harpertown CPUs and 16GB ram. I bought a pair of x5355 CPUs on Ebay for $40 (yes!) and will use those until I can figure out how to get the x5450 chips functional.
Overall, this machine will be worlds faster than the G4 MDD dual-867 I've been using for the past 8 years.
Total investment is around $500, so I'm not complaining. I'll let everyone know how it works when I'm done.
I'm perfectly happy with using Snow Leopard for a few more years.

Can the Nvidea GeForce GT230 and GTX280 cards be flashed to work with Mac Pro?

Just buy HD4870/5870. More deal than using NVIDIA without EFI32 support.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pjdgilmour on November 01, 2012, 04:04:54 AM
Hello everybody, it is possible to record the EFI firmware 3.1 using the program FlashROM. On a mac 1.1 / 1.2

http://flashrom.org/Flashrom


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on November 05, 2012, 09:50:20 AM
Hello everybody, it is possible to record the EFI firmware 3.1 using the program FlashROM. On a mac 1.1 / 1.2

http://flashrom.org/Flashrom
Really??
MacPro3,1 based on different type of chipset and memory. X5400 series Intel Chipset with DDR3 Memory. Will this EFI3,1 work then on MacPro1,1/2,1??


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pjdgilmour on November 05, 2012, 01:43:59 PM
Sorry ARMDN. Missed the ?. I think it might be possible. The Mac Pro 3.1 uses DDR2 800 mhz (FB-DIMM). The 1.1/2.1 uses DDR2 667 mhz (FB-DIMM). The chipset (Intel 5000x) used in the original Mac Pro (2006) supports the Xeon 5400 "Harpertown" series. See website intel.

The 3.1 uses a intel x5400 chipset.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: TheInkSlinger on November 10, 2012, 01:14:47 AM
So far, everything is working great.
The Mac Pro 1,1/dual-core I just picked up is now upgraded to x5355 Quad-core cpu's, 16GB ram, and updated with the 2,1 flash from this site. Easiest thing ever. You guys rock!
This thing is easily 8x faster than the G4 MDD I was using. It runs faster, quieter, and cooler than the old machine and everything transferred over from the old IDE HD to the new SATA drives completely.
Updates and re-activation of some programs took a few days longer.
I will be adding new SATA DVD/BD drives shortly using the extra SATA MB connectors.

Now I have to flash a 2GB ATI Radeon 4870 HD X2 (AMD) P/N N7120H70000G to a Mac ROM.
Anyone know if there is already a modified ROM in these forums that will work with this card?
I think there will be a problem with power for this card. Plugging in a pair of "Mac Pro" 6- and 8-pin power connectors to the motherboard connectors causes the 'puter to "not" turn on.
Obviously the power drain is more than the motherboard connectors are designed to give. (This card looks like it would need it's own power supply--)
So, the plan is to use the 6-pin mb connector for the 6-pin video connector (fan) and use an adapted molex-to- 8-pin connector for the 8-pin connector on the vid card. Hopefully, that will give me the power I need to run this card. If anyone knows if this card is too much for this machine, please let me know.
If I can't use this card, I have a GeForce GT230 1.5GB and GT 280 1GB card that could be flashed if I can find modded Roms here that will work.

My deepest appreciation to all who created the Firmware Tool, Armdn, Cindori and others who made this possible.
You are an amazing bunch of people!!

One thing I have learned from everything I've read here (sorry, pjdgilmour) is that you cannot flash this motherboard to 3,1 or use Harpertown CPUs on it, no matter what you might read from the Intel spec sheet. Yes the chips will fit int the board, but there is something physically keeping these from happening. I don't think a software flash/patch will enable the 3,1/Harpertown upgrade to work on this version of the Mac Pro.

That said, just being able to do what I've already done will keep me happily in business for many more years (if I can get one of these video cards to work properly) as I am in no hurry to use lion/ML.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: armdn on November 10, 2012, 10:38:21 AM
Sorry ARMDN. Missed the ?. I think it might be possible. The Mac Pro 3.1 uses DDR2 800 mhz (FB-DIMM). The 1.1/2.1 uses DDR2 667 mhz (FB-DIMM). The chipset (Intel 5000x) used in the original Mac Pro (2006) supports the Xeon 5400 "Harpertown" series. See website intel.

The 3.1 uses a intel x5400 chipset.

Thanks Captain. I only missed with the memory type. But in MacPro3,1 used 5400X Intel Chipset, and SMC is fully different (other power management scheme for newer Xeons). For compatability - EFI3,1 must have support for older chipset (Intel 5000X) and also must be NEW SMC for supporting


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on November 10, 2012, 10:45:32 AM
Sorry ARMDN. Missed the ?. I think it might be possible. The Mac Pro 3.1 uses DDR2 800 mhz (FB-DIMM). The 1.1/2.1 uses DDR2 667 mhz (FB-DIMM). The chipset (Intel 5000x) used in the original Mac Pro (2006) supports the Xeon 5400 "Harpertown" series. See website intel.

The 3.1 uses a intel x5400 chipset.

And this is main reason why 3,1 EFI won't work on 1,1/2,1 MP.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: MacEditor on November 19, 2012, 09:59:37 PM
Hey All, I'm a newbie and have been seeing some dissenting opinions on this matter. I have the Mac Pro 1,1 which I plan on doing the X5355 chip upgrade to and want to upgrade the GPU as well. My goal is to get the best performance from Davinci resolve, after effects and Final Cut. I don't think Final Cut will see much improvement with a GPU upgrade, but I know CS6 and resolve want CUDA. So my question is am I better off buying a Radeon 5870 (OpenCL) which is officially supported in this Mac or getting a much more powerful GTX 570 (CUDA)? Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sonicparticle on November 30, 2012, 12:56:45 AM
Hey all

First things first: this site is simply fantastic. Well done and many thanks to all the the contributors here. I am a newbie in this forum but I solid Mac user since the first graphite G4 days.

Today I put on my Quad 5355 SLAEGs on a Mac Pro 1.1, read the notes here (I had the funny EFI - ant0 thanks) and everything seems to be working just fine.

Quick question though: should I be upgrading the SMC to the 1.15f3 (SMC 1.1)? According to the apple support page regarding EFI upgrades [http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237 (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1237)] this is what is recommended. for a 2.1 Octo Mac Pro.

I am currently on the 1.7f10 (SMC 1.1). Is there a chance that the fans are not running on suggested speeds for the Octo Core and are still in "Quad Core mode"?

Thanks



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: NA_Joey on December 06, 2012, 07:15:11 AM
where is the app to upgrade to download? no link i can find.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: noom on December 10, 2012, 10:25:44 PM
where is the app to upgrade to download? no link i can find.

If you mean, Mac pro 2006-2207 firmware tool, it's in the first page underneath author's, MacEFIRom, post.

Thanks MacEFIRom for your post, I'm a newbie and will use your tool tonight with my mac pro1,1

Noom.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jvm11 on December 11, 2012, 04:50:54 AM
HI I've beens trying  to do the firmware update ,but have not had any luck. When starting mac pro 1,1 by holding button til it beeps , it dumps the Ramdisk from it's ram memory and starts over. I having problems with my desktop locking after start up. It locks for about 5 mins but mouse moves just can,t click on apps  to start. Sounds like hard drive is idle until the 5mins is up and then  it works fine.
 It's not software I restored to new. I pulled most of PCI Cards and Ram. I amhoping firmware can help. If you could me drop a repley or help  tell what a matter . thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: icymac on December 20, 2012, 08:50:05 AM
thanks for the post. I am going to upgrade my cpus to x5365 and my question is: do I have to update the firmware before installing the new cpus or after? thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: vwpieces on December 27, 2012, 11:32:32 PM
Would like to say Thank You Sirs.
Had the 005D.B00 & now it's a 2.1. Plan on a future CPU upgrade so I am already ahead of the game. Running 10.6.8 & so far it's good.

This is my First Mac & I have never used one before. I acquired 3 Decommissioned 2006 1.1 Mac Pro from my work, 4 if you count the one I gutted for parts. All are 4 core 2.66 in various states, missing something, none working. One is now working & I think it's a keeper. Took it completely apart & cleaned it out with new thermal paste on all the heat sinks. Just installed Airport & BT along with 16GB ram that showed up today. Also the OS is RAID 0 w/ 2, 250GB Sata 300 (free from my work junk pile). Initially I was expecting more from this but it wasn't until the second OS install in Raid 0 that I felt good about the efforts so far. Disk Utility makes RAID so darn easy...

gotta go, some Dell servers are ending on ebay with pairs of X5355 quads

Thanks again, I'll be back for more 64bit boot loaders & try Windows on it.
Nick


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jnyce695 on January 21, 2013, 06:05:15 PM
i tried to install the firmware and it wont start the installation process. i downloaded the firmware, clicked it to start the process, it created a ram disk and extracted some files to it, i was then prompted to shut down the computer( killing the ramdisk by the way) and restart it holding down the power button until flashing light or long bleep sound and then let go of the power button. i did that and the computer sat still for a couple seconds and then restarted back to how it usually does. nothing happened. please help

also i mounted the dmg that was extracted from the ram disk using toast and it showed an installer package for the firmware. when i clicked it it said my computer does not need this update. it also said that when i tried updating the firmware through the stuff on apples website. am i locked into the firmware i already have? i havent been getting any kernal crashes since i installed my 5365's and i have 10.6.8. im not sure what to do here.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: saulvi on January 24, 2013, 10:23:13 PM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. Patch not work for me  :-\


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ssgbryan on January 28, 2013, 03:50:20 AM
Go to pg 13 - next to last post

anto made a separate app for those of us with the MP11.005D.B00 boot ROM


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bubble on January 28, 2013, 10:10:05 PM
Installed and works like a charm. Boot ROM Version changed from .B08 to B06 tho. Not that it matters  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sdgros01 on January 30, 2013, 02:53:54 AM
What are people average fan speeds and temp after upgrading to a pair of x5355's?

Just curious


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: silverblot on February 06, 2013, 03:17:46 AM
thanks a mil to MacEFIRom for this awesome firmware tool.

Today I've upgraded my mac pro 2006 to the x5365 chips, next ran the firmware update, also had to do 2 restarts in order that both processors were recognized, worked like a charm.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: saulvi on February 07, 2013, 03:13:21 PM
Finally, it's WORK. Great JOB. Thank you man. ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Jmorganix on February 09, 2013, 09:35:47 PM
I must be a dope... because I cannot find just where I download this 2006>2007 update...

Can someone clue me in?  Please?

Jenn


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: schnabeltier on February 13, 2013, 04:06:45 PM
 :) Big thanks to all the people who put so much effort and time, not to mention nerve, in this. Works like a charm for me.

To the above posters: The File is attached to the first post of this thread.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: michelemiorelli on February 14, 2013, 11:03:29 AM
Yesssssss!!!!!!! thank you guy!!!!!! I'm happy!! the tool work!! firmware update from 1.1 to 2.1!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: badass88 on March 06, 2013, 12:16:35 PM
hi,
i have upgraded my mac pro 1,1 quad core to 8 core, i have MP11-005C.B08, but when i try to update the firmware with the tool, it wont go.
when i restart and press power button until flashes, after the long sound, my mac see 1,1 firmware.
how i can solve this problem?

thanks a lot at all


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Tare071 on March 06, 2013, 04:47:42 PM
apparently no one has an idea why this tool wont start firmware update....and why it gives message "This program requires Internet access. Please connect your Mac Pro to the Internet and try again"
TBH i can't figure out how someone had an idea how to make mac pro 1.1 updates it self to 2.1 yet not one person willing to make the manual firmware flash procedure.......

./sigh


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on March 07, 2013, 09:05:58 PM
apparently no one has an idea why this tool wont start firmware update....and why it gives message "This program requires Internet access. Please connect your Mac Pro to the Internet and try again"
TBH i can't figure out how someone had an idea how to make mac pro 1.1 updates it self to 2.1 yet not one person willing to make the manual firmware flash procedure.......

./sigh

your issue has been written about in the other thread.

To flash manually you would need to do it in EFI layer, if you can't follow the app thread, you would never follow the EFI instructions

The Internet issue is written about, dig

And stop blaming people who have helped for FREE. You will get more bears with honey than vinegar


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Tare071 on March 09, 2013, 05:41:22 PM
apparently no one has an idea why this tool wont start firmware update....and why it gives message "This program requires Internet access. Please connect your Mac Pro to the Internet and try again"
TBH i can't figure out how someone had an idea how to make mac pro 1.1 updates it self to 2.1 yet not one person willing to make the manual firmware flash procedure.......

./sigh

your issue has been written about in the other thread.

To flash manually you would need to do it in EFI layer, if you can't follow the app thread, you would never follow the EFI instructions

The Internet issue is written about, dig

And stop blaming people who have helped for FREE. You will get more bears with honey than vinegar

First of all, "This program requires Internet access. Please connect your Mac Pro to the Internet and try again" issue is mentioned only and i mean ONLY in one thread on the whole internet and that is in this one, mostly by me, as far as i can see few others that also have same issue stopped trying. Secondly i have to thank you for assessing my knowledge and my whole intellect as someone "who can't do this or that".....others usually needed decades to draw that conclusion about me.
Also who blamed anyone for anything? This is fourth time i asked does anyone knows how to rectify this error or manually install the bios, and appart from you now,  not one individual answered. .....hm i'm guessing that you are type of bear who wants to be honeyed up several time ROFL. I also sent about 10 PM to several members and not one answered, which isn't saying much about me but about others and their willing to help.
Now how about we stick to the subject and You try to help little ignorant and rude me solving "no internet" issue instead of giving me this psychoanalysis. I tried to run this utility with ADSL modem, with XDSL connection, with WiFi, with cable connection with fixed IP and all the time it gives the same message - no internet, also tried to run the patch of the NTFS partitions, FAT32 partitions, boot drives, external drives, USB sticks and nothing helped.
And since you are obviously delicate flower plz don't find my post insulting, wouldn't want you to get me wrong - hell i'm just out of honey right now......  :-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on March 14, 2013, 05:27:20 PM
Now that i've got my 2, quad core 2.66 up to 2,1, is it possible to upgrade the OSX to 10.8.2???


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: teknosmoker on March 29, 2013, 06:43:04 AM
Worked perfectly on my 2006 Mac Pro 1,1 Dual 2.66. 
I upgraded the CPUs today with a used, matched pair of Xeon X5355 processors that I picked up on eBay for $89 USD.  Had to restart the machine twice for the second processor to be recognized, but now I have a Mac Pro that has twice the horsepower that it did before!  As a heavy Logic Pro user, this is an immense help and very much appreciated

Thanks! :)

Mac Pro (Early 2006) 1,1 (well, now it's a 1,2!)
8-core, Intel Xeon 2.66 Ghz
Mac OS X 10.6.8
RAM: 7 GB, installed in matched pairs

Logic Pro 9.1.8
Peak Pro 7
RME Fireface 800
Emagic Unitor MK II (x 2)
UAD-1
UAD-2 Duo


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: portosd on April 02, 2013, 03:13:41 AM
Install Intel 3 GHz X5365 processors. Tried the Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool but when the computer restarts screen goes to the gray screen with Apple logo and status bar for a second and computer reboots every time. Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Dani on April 08, 2013, 08:33:07 AM
Dear Netkas-Team,

I'd like to upgrade my CPU. Macpro 1,1, ML 10.8.3 (jabbawok), ATI Radeon 5770, 2x2GHZ, 6GB RAM.
I think about X5355s(2.66ghz) SLAEG or the X5365s (3.0ghz).
Can I install these CPUs without a firmware upgrade or do I have to do it?
If yes, is it better to make the firmware upgrade BEFORE installing the CPUs or better after?

Thank you!
Dani


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on April 08, 2013, 03:49:20 PM
You gotta do the hardware first.  One of the two firmware tool versions should work for you.  I had good luck with the x5355, 2.66 quads.  I'm not sure the 3.0's are worth the extra $$.

You can make the hardware upgrade without doing the firmware upgrade but, you will experience frequent kernel panics.  With 10.7.5, I was experiencing self-restart kernel panics every few hours - 3-6 time a day.

I successfully upgraded my 1,1 MP11_005D_B00 to 2,1 with the second edition tool on page 13 of this thread (wooHOO!!).  I have not had a single KP since applying this firmware upgrade.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Dani on April 12, 2013, 12:37:41 PM
Sorry, I'm new in this blog thing... Hope I post the right way.

I'd like to upgrade my CPU from 2x Intel Core Duo 2GHZ to 2 x Intel Xeon Quad Core 5355 SLAEG, 2,66 GHZ.
MacPro 1,1 (2006), Mountain Lion 10.8.3 (thank's jabbawok's blog), ATI Radeon 5770, 6GB RAM.
Boot-ROM-Version:   MP11.005C.B08, SMC-Version (System):   1.7f10

1. Do I have to make the upgrade from 1,1 to 2,1 before or after changing the CPUs?
2. Will it work with this Mountain Lion 10.8.3 ? Booting process is via Chameleon... or do I have to do the upgrade to 2.1 in a supported MacOX like Snow Leopard?

Thank's a lot!


I have tested this myself, on a 2006 Mac Pro. You can upgrade or downgrade at will. If you have a CPU or CPUs in a 2007 Mac Pro that isn't supported in the 2006 Mac Pro, the system will not boot after the update until a compatible CPU or CPUs are installed. The program checks the Mac Pro model and will only install the 2007 Mac Pro firmware on a 2006, or the 2006 Mac Pro firmware on a 2007, whichever is appropriate. If you have a 2007 Mac Pro, the program will warn you about downgrading, but will still allow the firmware update. The download does not contain any firmware updater files or image files. The program creates a small RAM disk, downloads the needed files, copies all of the scripts to the RAM disk, and then runs the scripts. Everything is left on the RAM disk for you to look at and study, if needed.

The SMC version will stay at whatever version it was at before the update, and I'm looking into a SMC firmware tool, as it is also an EFI program that runs during the boot process. If I'm successful with that I will post a utility for that, although many people have upgraded the dual core Xeons in the 2006 to quad core Xeons without any ill effects, so I don't know how important this really is.

I'm also going to work on a utility for the iMac4,1 and iMac5,1, as there is a RAM limit that can broken if the firmware is updated. There have also been requests for a MacMini1,1 and MacMini2,1 utility, but the installer file from Apple has only one firmware image in it, so this one I don't understand.

I hope you enjoy the benefits of extending the value of your 2006 Mac Pro, or being able to change your system back and forth for development purposes.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Dani on April 12, 2013, 12:45:56 PM
Thank's for your answer! I just posted it again, because I didn't see your answer in my profile - have to find out, how this works...

Maybe it's a stupid question, but if I do the hardware upgrade first and than boot my system, there will be kernel panics for the first time, right? How do I do the firmware upgrade then when there are kernel panics?

You gotta do the hardware first.  One of the two firmware tool versions should work for you.  I had good luck with the x5355, 2.66 quads.  I'm not sure the 3.0's are worth the extra $$.

You can make the hardware upgrade without doing the firmware upgrade but, you will experience frequent kernel panics.  With 10.7.5, I was experiencing self-restart kernel panics every few hours - 3-6 time a day.

I successfully upgraded my 1,1 MP11_005D_B00 to 2,1 with the second edition tool on page 13 of this thread (wooHOO!!).  I have not had a single KP since applying this firmware upgrade.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on April 12, 2013, 05:12:50 PM
...not so many KP's that will prevent you from doing the the FW upgrade.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mr_mmc on April 18, 2013, 12:09:51 PM
hello!

i have little trouble too...

sorry bad english and finnish language  :D

changed pair X5365 Quad Core 3.00Ghz Processor (orginal dual core 2.66)

prosessor: 2x3ghz unknow  :'(

 Mallin nimi:   Mac Pro
  Mallin tunniste:   MacPro1,1
  Prosessorin nopeus:   3 GHz
  Prosessorien määrä:   2
  Ytimien kokonaismäärä:   8
  L2-välimuisti (prosessoria kohden):   8 Mt
  Muisti:   16 Gt
  Väylänopeus:   1,33 GHz
  Boot ROMin versio:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC-versio (järjestelmä):   1.7f10
  Sarjanumero (järjestelmä):   CK712******
  Laitteisto-UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2079AA6

start tool -> update 2007 -> ok -> restart -> long press startkey ->beeb ->
pro starts and reboot and again start normal and nothing happend, same old smc and 1.1 pro  :'(

edit:
try to read all post, try all what i found firmware tools (orginal tool and 005d-800version)
MP11.005C.B08 rom fails ?




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on April 18, 2013, 03:53:43 PM
2 days ago I've updated B08 without issues using 1st version of tool (thanks MacEFIRom!).
Held power btn until LED started to flash and released it (before beep).
Did it with stock CPUs, next upgraded them to quads.
It even recognized both new CPUs immediately, because first reboot was with stock CPUs.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mr_mmc on April 19, 2013, 06:15:15 AM
key words !
"Held power btn until LED started to flash and released it (before beep)."

now says:
  Mallin nimi:   Mac Pro
  Mallin tunniste:   MacPro2,1
  Prosessorin nimi:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Prosessorin nopeus:   3 GHz
  Prosessorien määrä:   2
  Ytimien kokonaismäärä:   8
  L2-välimuisti (prosessoria kohden):   8 Mt
  Muisti:   16 Gt
  Väylänopeus:   1,33 GHz
  Boot ROMin versio:   MP21.007F.B06
  SMC-versio (järjestelmä):   1.7f10
  Sarjanumero (järjestelmä):   CK712******
  Laitteisto-UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F2079AA6

and info korrect : 2 x 3 Ghx Quad-Core Intel Xeon


THANKS !!!
special Thanks for MacEFIRom  geat work!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Dani on April 20, 2013, 08:15:47 PM
...not so many KP's that will prevent you from doing the the FW upgrade.

And what do you think - I have Mountain Lion already installed on my Macpro 1,1 via Chameleon to boot in 64bit. If I make the firmware-upgrade from 1,1 to 2,1 should I do it in Mountain Lion or better in 10.6.8 (that I have still on a bootable firewire device? Or will the upgrade to 2,1 dissapear if I switch back to Mountain Lion?
And why should I do the hardware first? Isn't it better to do the firmware first and then the hardware?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: shongohan on April 21, 2013, 10:52:22 PM
Hi I have a macpro 1,1 and MP11.005C.B08 then firmware version 1,1 i would like to upgrade my firmware in order to get the posibility to install 2xquadcore cpu
Now also I have a 6870 videocard (then can not see the boot) but recently I have installed chameleon and mountain lion
The problem is that the utility that upgrade the firmware is not working for me. I dont know if the guilty is chameleon...
may be.
I have tried both versions page 1 and 13 from antO's and from MACEFIROM

what do you think?
In the case of users that have chameleon need we cancel the chameleon efi loader and return to the apple loader to do this firmware update? from 10.7 lion for example?
thanks!
Please some expert help!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: shongohan on April 21, 2013, 11:07:36 PM
Dani I think that the problem is that with chameleon the machine is not capable to do the firmware update... what do you think?

...not so many KP's that will prevent you from doing the the FW upgrade.

And what do you think - I have Mountain Lion already installed on my Macpro 1,1 via Chameleon to boot in 64bit. If I make the firmware-upgrade from 1,1 to 2,1 should I do it in Mountain Lion or better in 10.6.8 (that I have still on a bootable firewire device? Or will the upgrade to 2,1 dissapear if I switch back to Mountain Lion?
And why should I do the hardware first? Isn't it better to do the firmware first and then the hardware?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: shongohan on April 22, 2013, 10:14:06 AM
I think I can not apply this tool from a Macpro 1,1 with chameleon. I have mountain lion and chameleon.
Then I think that is the reason that dont let me do the upgrade. Some other experience like this?
(also I can not see my card because is a 6870 and nothing can see before chameleon is loaded and after I cant see any bar progress or similar)
I only listen the large tuuuuuuuuuuuu and after the normal chime but I think is not doing nothing about upgrade firmware...

Another question... some way to flash my 6870 with my macpro 1,1? I would like to see even before chameleon is loaded or if some day change... the apple efi loader :(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Dani on April 23, 2013, 08:16:22 PM
Hello,

I changed from 2x Intel Xeon 5130 to 2x 5355 2,66 GHZ without a firmware upgrade. Mountain Lion on Macpro 1,1, (via Chameleon) ATI Radeon 5770, 6GB. I did NO firmware upgrade yet  and have no problems. No KP. So I'll stay on 1,1.
I don't know if there'll be problems with chameleon because I didn't try until now.


Dani I think that the problem is that with chameleon the machine is not capable to do the firmware update... what do you think?

...not so many KP's that will prevent you from doing the the FW upgrade.

And what do you think - I have Mountain Lion already installed on my Macpro 1,1 via Chameleon to boot in 64bit. If I make the firmware-upgrade from 1,1 to 2,1 should I do it in Mountain Lion or better in 10.6.8 (that I have still on a bootable firewire device? Or will the upgrade to 2,1 dissapear if I switch back to Mountain Lion?
And why should I do the hardware first? Isn't it better to do the firmware first and then the hardware?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: arthurgarcia on April 25, 2013, 11:13:14 PM
 ??? Hello Netkas community. thank you for the informative information. I must admit, I've been working on/with computers since the '70's (1970's, ha ha ha) I am astonished at how intelligent your generation is with computers. just in the past 3 years I've been focusing on mac's seems some jerks tricked me in to buying a powermac g5 pretending it was a mac pro about that time... $500 down the drain. I did notice the one dvd drive instead of two, but was convinced that (and the BIG G5) were left in to make people think it wasn't a 'mac-pro'. yeah, so reflects my new email address regarding buying no more 'magic beans'. Well, anyway. I came across a 1.1/2.66 mac pro (currently using) and i seemed to wipe my boot screen when I added a powercolor hd 7770, until I found out I needed a magical plug from the board to the card. so then I came across a powercolor hd 6450, but it was recognized as an ati radeon hd n140. So I put the 7300gt back in. Yeah, thought it was dead, almost shut it down, then it black-screened me strait to my background. I did some research and downloaded the smc & other updates directly from apple. even the zeus was useful but still the black screen. So to get to my point (right?) I came across an msi r6670 ddr3 card. GREAT COLOR!!! still, my car shows up as n140. Zeus doesn't even find it. uninstalled, reinstalled, used onyx. still. Oh well. so I want to download this "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool' but download what? nothing to click. so, well. I am learning (i cannot guaranty I am retaining what I am learning. but it makes me feel better: I just convince myself to ignore my excruciating migraines, lol) Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and expertise.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: youfo on April 30, 2013, 04:16:02 PM

My Mac Pro 1.1 was just delivered, along with the x5450 Harpertown CPUs and 16GB ram. I bought a pair of x5355 CPUs on Ebay for $40 (yes!) and will use those until I can figure out how to get the x5450 chips functional.


Did you ever get the 5450 CPU's to work in the MP?  Maybe I missed it, but I read the rest of this thread and didn't see anything more about them.

I'm going to try a pair of the 5450's in an MP 2,1, and there's conflicting info about they will work or not, so I wanted to hear if you were successful.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mac_master_pk on June 01, 2013, 05:59:00 PM
while i was updating my mac or to 2,1 i got an error at extracting and patching files
the program me has encounters and error : 5570 :( :(
  >:(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on June 01, 2013, 06:32:17 PM
Seems to be connection error:
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,852.msg5261.html#msg5261


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 03, 2013, 03:49:16 PM
I also encounter the dreaded 5570 error message.  I've tried everything I can think of: replacing the RAM with the stock RAM, disabling/enabling the firewall, disabling/enabling the airport card (and using ethernet) disabling/enabling bluetooth, using different graphics cards, I even did a clean install TWICE! but still no luck :(
If ANYONE can help, would greatly appreciate it.  Here's my specs:

Mac Pro 1,1 2006
2x X5150 dual core
16GB RAM
Nvidia 7300GT & 630GT GPUs
OS X Lion 7.5 (Have also tried 7.0)

Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version: 1.7f10

I have also encountered a 5530 error one time, but more commonly I get the 5570.

PLEASE HELP! :D



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: user_jgora on June 03, 2013, 05:27:43 PM
I have the same problem: Error 5570 on my MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936, anybody help me?

Regards, M.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on June 03, 2013, 08:16:44 PM
I have the same problem: Error 5570 on my MP11.88Z.005D.B00.0708280936, anybody help me?

Regards, M.

Worked for me (again) 30 minutes ago. Got 5570 at first launch but tried again (without removing Ram disk it created) and it worked.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 03, 2013, 08:26:16 PM
From where are you launching the utility? Desktop? Downloads? Not sure if it will change anything, but as I've said, I've tried everything to get this damn thing to work


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on June 03, 2013, 09:03:30 PM
None of above. I have it stored elsewhere.
Just launched it again without ejecting RAMdisk which has been created by utility for the first time when I got error.
P.S. I use one from original post.

P.S. 2: People with 005D.B00 should use grammataki's method from pages 9,10 or ant0's from page 13.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 03, 2013, 09:05:20 PM
One from original post? as in the one on the first page? if you don't mind me asking, what is your boot ROM version?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on June 03, 2013, 09:07:42 PM
Yes, from first MacEFIrom's post. My original Boot ROM was MP11.005C.B08.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 03, 2013, 11:48:38 PM
Yes, from first MacEFIrom's post. My original Boot ROM was MP11.005C.B08.

Ok, thanks for your help.  I have been trying and trying, but still no luck :( it mounts but the error keeps occurring, even after trying your method of not ejecting it and running it again.  It's weird, I have the same boot rom as you too.  I will be getting some x5355s this week, so I'll install them and try again.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 04, 2013, 09:15:14 PM
Great news - installed the new X5355s and firmware upgrade worked perfectly! For anyone else receiving the 5570 error, try upgrading your processors FIRST before running the utility.  I am a happy man!

Thanks everyone for your help  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on June 05, 2013, 07:43:05 AM
Great news - installed the new X5355s and firmware upgrade worked perfectly! For anyone else receiving the 5570 error, try upgrading your processors FIRST before running the utility.  I am a happy man!

Thanks everyone for your help  ;D

Weird, I didn't upgrade CPUs in mine, still on 5160s.
Great that it worked for you finally.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 05, 2013, 09:42:34 AM
the only problem i have now is that I can't seem to restart properly... the red cpu fail leds flash as the optical drive spins.  this repeats until i hold down the power button to kill the power.  Then I switch on using the power button and the problem goes away.  This only happens when i choose to manually restart from the apple menu or the log in screen.  This did happen before my cpu upgrade and firmware upgrade, but seems to happen more since upgrading.  Anyone else experienced this? What's the problem?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on June 05, 2013, 08:57:56 PM
Try to reset SMC. If it won't help, it could mean that PSU is on its last legs.
5355s need more power than 5150s so if this issue does appear more often than before upgrade, it could indicate the PSU issue.
Anyways, try SMC reset.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paulpaul87 on June 05, 2013, 09:06:10 PM
Thanks for the advice.  I tried the SMC reset a few times as well as resetting the PRAM etc but to no avail... it seems when I replace the ram to some nice cold sticks it will restart fine, but after a while it will go back to the blinking lights.  I tried both apple stock ram and 3rd party ram with the same results... tried different video cards too - same.  Optical drive taken out - same.  This issue is either a logic board fault, PSU fault (like you suggest) or I haven't fitted the processors properly... however, everything else runs fine, it is only an intermittent fault when the computer restarts either manually or during an update... WEIRDDDDD


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: RockyFelt on June 18, 2013, 02:19:54 AM
First time poster. Long time mac user.

Firstly thanks for all the work that's gone into this.

I installed x5355's and did firmware update, which didn't work, then used the update from page 13 (after some searching). Worked fine. Machine now shows correct specs in System Profiler, and Geekbenches 9650 on 32bit (cooool!)

However, Activity monitor only shows 1 core. I have reset SMC and PRAM.

Seems stable, but I'd like all the cores to show. Any ideas? Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on June 18, 2013, 07:46:14 AM
However, Activity monitor only shows 1 core. I have reset SMC and PRAM.

Seems stable, but I'd like all the cores to show. Any ideas? Thanks

Nothing wrong with your Mac pro.

http://bit.ly/16cXHvg


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Bunga-Bunga on June 28, 2013, 06:38:48 PM
Can anybody explain detailed how to do the update?
After RAM-disk is created, a restart is necessary and pressing power button while starting (before/after the startup sound?). But my Mac switches off, i tried it 20 times and i'm fed up....... >:(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: roberth909 on July 20, 2013, 04:26:36 PM
Thanks for creating this update, my Mac Pro 1,1, after upgrading the CPUs to 5355s, has been acting a little flakey. I'm hoping this will calm things down.  Installation was a breeze.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: taboeric on August 04, 2013, 06:41:02 AM
Hi I'm new to this MacPro Firmware and I have a upgraded MacPro (replaced CPU and installed SMC Fan Control) with the following system Info and running on MAC  OS X 10.4.11

Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   3 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   2 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC Version:   1.7f10

I downloaded the MacPro2006-2007 Firmware Upgrade Tool and ran it. It doesn't show anything and no change in the H/W Overview. I'd like to upgrade firmware so that is able to run the 64bit Kernel (MacPro2,1 and SMC 1.15xx), so I can install the OSX10.8 on it. I know it may need additional memory before I upgrade the OS. I'd like someone's help for me to achieve the first step for me to justify my investment in the memory.

Please advise. Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on August 04, 2013, 03:45:58 PM
I'd like to upgrade firmware so that is able to run the 64bit Kernel (MacPro2,1 and SMC 1.15xx), so I can install the OSX10.8 on it.

Upgrading 1.1 to 2.1 doesn't enable to run the 64 bit kernel. It just properly recognizes Xeon x5300 series installed on MP 1.1.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: taboeric on August 13, 2013, 02:02:05 PM
so how to install MAC OSX10.6 in my MACPRO? I am currently running 10.4.11. Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on August 14, 2013, 07:22:12 AM
so how to install MAC OSX10.6 in my MACPRO? I am currently running 10.4.11. Thanks

Snow Leopard (10.6) is 32/64-bit Kernel, just install normally.
You were saying about installing Mountain Lion (10.8), which is 64-bit kernel only,  and if you wannna install mountain Lion, read...
http://forum.netkas.org/index.php/topic,1123.0.html


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: smallpicture on August 20, 2013, 09:47:54 PM
HI everyone on netkas

i've downloaded the firmware 2006/2007, run it on my mac pro 1.1, but it doesn't recognize both cpu ( = 2x 3ghz xeon x5365 )

it only shows mac pro 2.1 , 3ghz quad core, and that's it :( but when i put back the mac pro to version 1.1, both cpu appear but still unknown !

so this is strange . Anyone could help me please, thank you

should i stay in mac pro 1.1




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: chromafile on August 21, 2013, 08:52:37 AM
HI everyone on netkas

i've downloaded the firmware 2006/2007, run it on my mac pro 1.1, but it doesn't recognize both cpu ( = 2x 3ghz xeon x5365 )

it only shows mac pro 2.1 , 3ghz quad core, and that's it :( but when i put back the mac pro to version 1.1, both cpu appear but still unknown !

so this is strange . Anyone could help me please, thank you

should i stay in mac pro 1.1




Command+Option+P+R ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: taboeric on August 21, 2013, 05:40:02 PM
Anyone knows why the utility didn't upgrade my firmware from MacPro 1,1 to 2,1? I appreciate if someone can give me some hints:
 
Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   3 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   2 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC Version:   1.7f10

I appreciate if someone can give me a hand. Many thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: pjdgilmour on August 29, 2013, 09:13:43 PM
From what I've been researching the "firmware" mac pro 1.1 is a InsydeH2O, customized by Apple. With programs like AIDA or RW-Everything Pro is possible to see that. Just as it is possible to read the SMBIOS information.
Is there any way to edit this information? To change the Logicboard-ID. Have tried decompile firmaware?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: alika79 on September 10, 2013, 05:37:28 PM
I got a problem with this, I tried upgrading Mac Pro 1.1 to 2.1 since I got new Xeons X5355 and it reports unknown CPUs, but if I upgrade to 2.1 then it will only see one of the CPU's, going back down to 1.1 then its 8 Core again.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on September 11, 2013, 02:00:56 AM
Is the disappearing one an "ES" version?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: lethlbu on September 11, 2013, 10:38:38 PM
Hey Guys,

Sorry I'm new to this site. But i just purchased x5365 cpus for my Mac Pro 1,1 and I was told I need to upgrade the Firmware to 2,1.

How can I do that?

 ??? ???


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: lowrider on September 12, 2013, 06:43:04 AM
^^^^Ever try the search function ???

Lou


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: majormoron on October 09, 2013, 09:55:59 PM
Hey guys. I tried using the tool on page 13 but it didn't work. Then I tried to do this "hex-editing" myself to update the number on geekbench to mine, but it still isn't working. If it is possible, could someone edit the program so it would work on my machine, i would be forever grateful. I have included a screen-cap of the geekbench result. And yes, I used a hex editing program, but it still didn't work. Cheers!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dcole4757 on October 19, 2013, 06:48:52 PM
Thank you so much for creating this tool. I noticed that after the upgrade "About this Mac" only showed one processor. I think some mentioned this earlier. After shut downing the computer the "About My Mac" had two 3 GHZ processors.
Thanks again.
Boy do I love the internet, a wealth of information out there.
 :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on October 19, 2013, 07:17:36 PM
Hey guys. I tried using the tool on page 13 but it didn't work. Then I tried to do this "hex-editing" myself to update the number on geekbench to mine, but it still isn't working. If it is possible, could someone edit the program so it would work on my machine, i would be forever grateful. I have included a screen-cap of the geekbench result. And yes, I used a hex editing program, but it still didn't work. Cheers!

No need to use modified tool for B08, major :D Use original one.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: eternal1964 on October 23, 2013, 12:05:07 PM
It does no seem to work in my 2006 machine. After rebooting (having pressed until the light bleeping and I hear the sound) I just hear the system startup sound TWICE in a matter of 5 seconds or so, then the system starts to the current state. Nothing gets updated.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: majormoron on October 23, 2013, 03:35:26 PM
Hey guys. I tried using the tool on page 13 but it didn't work. Then I tried to do this "hex-editing" myself to update the number on geekbench to mine, but it still isn't working. If it is possible, could someone edit the program so it would work on my machine, i would be forever grateful. I have included a screen-cap of the geekbench result. And yes, I used a hex editing program, but it still didn't work. Cheers!

No need to use modified tool for B08, major :D Use original one.

You're awesome. Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on October 23, 2013, 07:20:43 PM
MacEFIRom, you're awesome. Thanks!

Fixed that for you ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: wwanthony on October 30, 2013, 12:35:09 AM
All I can say is spectacular…..

I just found this site today via some links to get Mavericks running on my Mac Pro 1,1.  I had already installed 5355s (2.66) on the 1.1 firmware without issues for about a year now. I still wanted to upgrade.

I joined….downloaded and installed.  No issues.  I am a MacPro 2,1 now……..

Thanks to all...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: wordsmithereens on November 03, 2013, 06:42:45 PM
I just completed this update on my MacPro 1,1. I had previously updated from quad core to 8-core (2 x 5355), and this now shows all 8 cores correctly, including in the System Report.

Comments:

1. This does NOT work well on a KVM. Run with discrete K, V, M
2. Had to do a reset after the update (AC cable out, hold power button 30 sec., then restart). Until I did that, only one of the quad-cores was recognized.
3, Geekbench3 score 10344, was 6191 previously.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: marcolfa on November 23, 2013, 12:12:48 PM
I have a good news. I've updated my firmware mp1.1_005D_B00 to mp2.1_007F_B06.0709141354!


I want to explain cleary (... I'll try...) how I did it and also I want give you the patched file too.
<skipped>

P.S.This modified version only works on firmware mp11_005D_B00.0709141354. This strange firmware was released in many different dates (mine is 0709141354). So if it doesn't work, please hex-edit the "MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch" file (inside the .app) with your fw release date (you can see it with geekbench on benchmark report screen). However you can find, down this page, a new updater tool version that supports more release dates:
0709141354
0708280936


Antonello

Thanks MACEFIROM, thanks all!

BINGO ! ANTONELLO ... You are a friend. I succedded on upgrading smc by hand on a first time using Refit, but I had lost hopes on the success of the update "D" firmware. And instead with your tool I changed it in the dark (ATI 5700) and ... spectacular 2,1 working now. So it's also possible upgrade first SMC and subsequently firmware.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Mr.Pic on December 04, 2013, 01:38:40 AM
brand new here - where can I find the Firmware tool?
thanks in advance for your patients


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: lowrider on December 04, 2013, 02:52:21 AM
^ ^ ^ ^Have you tried looking at the first post on page 1?  Might be a good place to start ::)

Lou


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: analogcd on December 23, 2013, 01:06:41 AM
FYI: This would not run for me. With either or both wireless / wired Ethernet enabled, moments after launching application I received error: "The program requires Internet access. Please connect your Mac Pro to the Internet and try again." I turned off / on / off again Firewall, made sure no security software was running and even tried in both 10.6.8 and 10.7.5. All Ethernet tests showed properly functioning 'net connections as did my speed test run just after this error. I will probably just use my newer processors as "unknown" until I can get this patch to work. I did not see any other mention of this symptom on the forums. Does anyone have an idea as to cause? Thanks in advance.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mghamms on January 01, 2014, 04:29:22 PM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. So I guess this doesn't work with my MP since Apple doesn't release MP11.005D.B00 to the public.

I have the same firmware MP11.005D.B00.

Tried the updater three times and I still have 1,1.
So it looks like it will not work.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: camiltulcan on January 04, 2014, 06:49:39 PM
Hello,

We just tried the firmware tool attached to the first post of this thread. Upon startup, it creates a ram disk, but then fails with an error: 5530. The error is displayed when the updater is trying to download firmware files from the internet. Disabling firewall has no effect and machine does have internet access.
This is a Mac Pro 2006, 1.1, 2X3 Ghz Dual-Core Intel Xeon, Geforce GTX570, 10 GB RAM, OS X Lion 10.7.5,Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system):   1.7f10

Thanks for any suggestion!



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: infini on January 11, 2014, 03:07:59 AM
Just wanted to say thank you. Everything went just like you said it would par the instructions. I held down the power button till I saw the light blinking and released it.

I actually registered on this site cause of this post and wanted to say thanks. I am sure I will get more from the site too.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: marino370 on January 15, 2014, 04:27:47 PM
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Hi guys , I tried all the solution descipted on this tread for upgrading firmware to 2.1  but don't work on my mac pro.
Please HELP , I have  change processor with two quad core 3.00GHz SLAED
It has :
This is a Mac Pro 2006, 1.1, 2X3 Ghz quad-Core Intel Xeon,  8 GB RAM, OS X  10.6.8 ,Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08  707021221
SMC Version (system):   1.7f10
I try to update the FW with tool on the first page (Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool.zip)  ,reboot mac by hold pressing power button and released on blink led , I can see progress bar and logo just for a moment ,but it reboots on old 1.1

Somebody can help me please ?
thanks





Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: marino370 on January 15, 2014, 05:53:36 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
I dont know wath I do , but afer many attemps my Mac pro wworks great with new FW 2.1 , ugrading wit tool on first page of this tread
I am very very happy , and a BIG BIG  thaks to  MacEFIRom



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Texab on January 18, 2014, 12:28:06 PM
Hi,
I also try to update with the firmwaretool.
When I hold the power button on restart it simply turns off (power off) my Mac Pro.

What is the trick to update?

Thanks

 :) Got it,  had the "Allow power button to put the computer to sleep" ticked.  :D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: netdrkkas on January 20, 2014, 10:16:31 AM
I get "This program is designed for 2006 and 2007 mac pro models only."
I am running 10.9.2, it sees the cpus as core duo. I was hoping this update would fix that.
Still have to get a proper DSDT.

the machine is a 2006 Mac Pro 2ghz. ( 4 cores I guess )
What would be the best cpu upgrade for me ?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: marino370 on January 20, 2014, 04:51:09 PM
I get "This program is designed for 2006 and 2007 mac pro models only."
I am running 10.9.2, it sees the cpus as core duo. I was hoping this update would fix that.
Still have to get a proper DSDT.

the machine is a 2006 Mac Pro 2ghz. ( 4 cores I guess )
What would be the best cpu upgrade for me ?

Best CPU for your mac pro 2006/2007 ugrade are xeon x5365 quad core 3Ghz


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: munichlenz on January 23, 2014, 02:45:41 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Did the upgrade to 5355 Xeons, used the firmware tool, everything works, the machine is quiet -
Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!

KUDOS!!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: megamind3 on January 25, 2014, 04:32:23 PM
Hi, I have a Mac Pro 2006 (1.1) and I have upgraded the cpu from the original to X5365 (8 cores), I used the patch CPUinjector to correct the (unknown cpu) to Intel Xeon 8 core 3GHz and then I have upgraded the firmware from 1.1 to 2.1, all that with no problems except it showed that I have a 4 core instead of 8 cores. I ran again the CPUinjector patch, and it worked fine, now I have the 2.1 and 8 cores. But I cannot change the SMC from 1.7 to 1.15 with the Apple updater (SMC 1.1). It tells me that I do not need this update. Probably it thinks that I want to still update the 1.7 branch, but I want to switch it it the 1.15 for the 8 cores. Is there another patch for that? Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on January 25, 2014, 06:52:47 PM
Remove CPU injector completely. It isn't needed with 2,1 firmware. Reset PRAM after that and if you'll still have 4 cores in ASP after reboot, reseat CPUs and look for bent pins in one of CPU sockets.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: applefanboy69 on January 28, 2014, 05:42:26 PM
 :-[

I upgraded cpus to an 8 core, and it used to say 8 cores ' unknown'. It ran smoothly like that for over two months, but I didn't want it to say 'unknown' because I plan on selling it one day. after running this update now it says 1 processor, 4 cores. Is there a fix for this?

Thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: applefanboy69 on January 28, 2014, 05:48:21 PM
I reset SMC and PRAM. problem solved!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: matacao on February 05, 2014, 05:10:10 PM
Thank You for this tool !


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: samrio on March 24, 2014, 01:28:50 AM
 ??? I'm having an issue trying to use the tool to update to 2.1. I've read online in various locations that Firmware MP11.005D.B00 doesn't seem to work with this tool. Anyone know a work around? I've tried searching, and there are only two other mentions about this particular firmware, and both didn't yield any way to get the 2.1 installed correctly.  Using the tool properly, the line under the Apple Logo is only displayed for about 2 seconds, and the Mac reboots.  Any ideas?  I have Snow Leopard installed, and it has a Kernel issue when trying to install updates.  Some other forums states there an extra step, and my Google searches haven't really found anything.

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   2.33 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.15f3
  Serial Number (system):   XX
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-00XXXXXXX


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Robert Davies on March 24, 2014, 05:45:30 PM
??? I'm having an issue trying to use the tool to update to 2.1. I've read online in various locations that Firmware MP11.005D.B00 doesn't seem to work with this tool. Anyone know a work around? I've tried searching, and there are only two other mentions about this particular firmware, and both didn't yield any way to get the 2.1 installed correctly.  Using the tool properly, the line under the Apple Logo is only displayed for about 2 seconds, and the Mac reboots.  Any ideas?  I have Snow Leopard installed, and it has a Kernel issue when trying to install updates.  Some other forums states there an extra step, and my Google searches haven't really found anything.

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   2.33 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.15f3
  Serial Number (system):   XX
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-00XXXXXXX

You've done this already then?:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3029?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3029?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: samrio on March 25, 2014, 10:33:38 PM
??? I'm having an issue trying to use the tool to update to 2.1. I've read online in various locations that Firmware MP11.005D.B00 doesn't seem to work with this tool. Anyone know a work around? I've tried searching, and there are only two other mentions about this particular firmware, and both didn't yield any way to get the 2.1 installed correctly.  Using the tool properly, the line under the Apple Logo is only displayed for about 2 seconds, and the Mac reboots.  Any ideas?  I have Snow Leopard installed, and it has a Kernel issue when trying to install updates.  Some other forums states there an extra step, and my Google searches haven't really found anything.

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   2.33 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.15f3
  Serial Number (system):   XX
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-00XXXXXXX

You've done this already then?:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3029?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US (http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3029?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US)

I don't have a RAID controller installed, so that update won't install.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: samrio on March 25, 2014, 10:52:26 PM
Figured it out on Page 13 of this thread with Ant0's modified update file! Got it updated!

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro2,1
  Processor Name:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.33 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   1
  Total Number Of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache:   8 MB
  Memory:   8 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP21.007F.B06
  SMC Version (system):   1.15f3


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: samrio on March 25, 2014, 10:58:09 PM
I have a good news. I've updated my firmware mp1.1_005D_B00 to mp2.1_007F_B06.0709141354!


I want to explain cleary (... I'll try...) how I did it and also I want give you the patched file too.

The main idea is to modify the MacEfi program to recognize the damn fw version. So I spent one hour to understand how it works 'till figure out how it patch the original EfiUpdaterApp2.efi to deceive the update process.
It works with the "patch" command line and a patch file that contains the modification to apply on EfiUpdaterApp2.efi. I only modified the patch with our (damn) firmware string.
If you want update your fw just download my patched version from this post.

I hope MacEFI does not mind about my mod on his program.
Let me know if it works for you too. Have a good we folks :)

P.S.This modified version only works on firmware mp11_005D_B00.0709141354. This strange firmware was released in many different dates (mine is 0709141354). So if it doesn't work, please hex-edit the "MacProEFIUpdater2006.patch" file (inside the .app) with your fw release date (you can see it with geekbench on benchmark report screen). However you can find, down this page, a new updater tool version that supports more release dates:
0709141354
0708280936


P.P.S. The last modified program  (working on 0709141354 and 0708280936) should works for downgrade process too (but i never tested it). Remember to reset PR-RAM after the first reboot with your new firmware otherwise the profiler only recognize one processor. (cmd+alt+p+r on boot)

P.P.P.S. I don't know if the fan's behavior was the same before the upgrade but, with new firmware (with native support for my new cpus), on a stress test condition (10 instances of terminal running "yes > /dev/null" command), my E5345 Xeon couple reach 57°C and the cpu fan increase his velocity from 500 rpm (standard) to about 650 rpm. So the SMC behavior (that control the fan's rpm too) seems to be normal.

Antonello

Thanks MACEFIROM, thanks all!

Thank you to MacEFIROM and Ant0 for releasing the modded version for the bootrom I had installed!  Worked like a charm!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mavwong201404 on May 04, 2014, 03:44:18 AM
I am also eager to update my 005D firmware to 2.1.  Antonello's page is no longer available and can someone please point me to a new location for the download?

Also, to make my SLAC4 5355 CPUs work, do I need to update the SMC as well?

Thanks in advance for your help....


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: onercelen on June 12, 2014, 10:30:20 PM
I have successfully flashed my mac pro 1.1.

Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Peatwheat on June 18, 2014, 02:29:22 PM
My 2006 Mac Pro has firmware version MP11.005D.B00. So I guess this doesn't work with my MP since Apple doesn't release MP11.005D.B00 to the public.
Same here:
Code:
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

I haven't tried the utility since I'm not sure it would really change anything for me. I'm already running a MacPro1,1 with a flashed Powercolor 5770 and upgraded dual Xeon X5365 3GHz quad-core processors (ie. same as the 2,1) without any apparent issues.

I am stricken with this Boot Room as well. I get alot of freezing. On The Mac Pro that I've upgraded the boot ROM i'm getting flawless(minus boot screen) Mavericks(tiamo boot) and video card support vs the build i'm typing on.

Would it be that hard to create an update tool for the "Boot ROM - MP11.005D.B00 SMC 1.7f10"


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: oldfartism on June 24, 2014, 09:31:08 PM
The studio called and said they had a problem with a new audio interface and I suggested they do a firmware update. Someone there saw my folder named Mac Pro Firmware Update and used the update firmware tool to downgrade the firmware to 1.1 instead of using the audio interface firmware update. Now the power on light just flashes and won't boot or chime. The Keyboard won't give commands to boot from CD and the monitor shows nothing. Any help for this?

Mac Pro 1.1 firmware updated to 2.1
8 core X5355 SLAEG 2,66
32gig ram


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: oldfartism on June 25, 2014, 03:38:44 PM
Problem Solved! I changed the ram back to Apple ram and it booted. Went back to 2.1 no problems. Deleting Firmware Updating Tool so it won't happen again.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: CheroSB on July 08, 2014, 02:12:54 PM
Thanks all!!

Im just today upgrade firmware man Mac Pro 1.1 to 2.1 :) And Im happy :)

Im long attempt upgrade and today says now or newer :)

Downloaded tool from first post (thanks MacEFIRom, you are King :) )  And I don’t know when I must push power button and how long i must hold :(   

And Im understood: When MacPro 2006-2007 FirmwareTool make preparation and you give massage to turn off and reboot you must:

Turn off Mac pro (apple logo - turn off)
When is turned off wait 10 second :)
And PUSH TO TURN ON AND DONT RELEASE WHILE LISTEN BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP ( before sound biiiip
power light was fast flashed)

Naziv modela:   Mac Pro
  Identifikator modela:   MacPro2,1
  Naziv procesora:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Brzina procesora:   2 GHz
  Broj procesora:           1
  Ukupan broj jezgri:   2
  L2 predmemorija (po procesoru):   4 MB
  Memorija:   21 GB
 
If nuber CPU and cores is incorrect like me Number CPU 1 Number cores 2

You must restart PRAM ( when boot hold key: comm+opt(alt)+P+R)
Im see it on page 3  :)

And now is
Naziv modela:   Mac Pro
  Identifikator modela:   MacPro2,1
  Naziv procesora:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Brzina procesora:   2 GHz
  Broj procesora:           2
  Ukupan broj jezgri:   4
  L2 predmemorija (po procesoru):   4 MB
  Memorija:                   21 GB
  Brzina sabirnice:   1,33 GHz
  Verzija boot ROM-a:   MP21.007F.B06
  SMC verzija (sustav):   1.7f10
 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: twilight-sparkle93 on July 18, 2014, 08:06:45 PM
Hey guys!
I managed to flash my firmware from MP1,1 to MP2,1 but i have a question.
Upon boot up, the apple screen does not show up any more.
My specs are:
Mac Pro 1,1 (2,1 now, after running the program.)
2 x 2 Dual core Intel Xenon
16GB of ram
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256 MB ( Upgrading to ATI Radeon 5770 when it reaches here)

Thanks!


Edit: Downgrading the firmware to 1,1 solved the problem with the apple logo at boot up. Will this problem still be there once i upgrade my processors( deciding between 3.00 quad vs 2.66 quad) and graphics card?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jimmyspenser on July 22, 2014, 10:00:16 AM
My ATI X1900XT worked just fine with my Mac Pro 2,1 (upgraded from 1,1) with the same exact CPUs that you got.  I think it's compatible but in your case one or both could be faulty. 


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: kevinfurrywolf on July 31, 2014, 02:16:11 AM
Hello to all,

I wanted to post my personal Firmware edited .patch file.   ;D

This is the 1,1 - 2,1 updater for Mac Pro Boot Rom ver. MP11.88Z.005D.B00.070828093. Many thanks to MacEFIRom, Ant0, Chromafile and all the rest!

http://tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip (ftp://http://tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip)

The zip includes the link to page 13 of this thread that discusses how it's done.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Ra on August 02, 2014, 02:45:26 PM
Hello guys,

I flashed my Mac Pro 1.1 to 2.1 with the firmware tool as I changed the CPUs from 2.66 GHz to 3.0 GHz. The firmware tool worked like a charm and now "about this mac" window shows the information correctly: 2x3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. Thank you guys for the tool!

Mac OS runs flawlessly, no issues so far and the computer is faster!!! Yes!

I have only one issue: on a partition of my SSD I have installed Windows 7. It worked perfectly before the upgrade and now it freezes after it is completely loaded. Did someone encountered such a problem? In your opinion what would be the solution for this issue?

Thanks!

-------------------------
update 1
-------------------------

I tried several solutions:

1. tried to reinstall windows 64 bit. It freezes at "completing installation" step. Windows can't be installed anymore in this CPU configuration.
2. used another drive with a functional 32 bit version of windows (from a PC) and freezes after a few seconds after completing the loading of the system.
3. downgraded the firmware to 2006. This didn't help either. It seems that the problem comes from the processors themselves (a pair of 3 GHz Quad-Core processors SLAED x5365 - from the same series)... Strange enough, but I have no issues with them on MacOS... Any ideas?

-------------------------
update 2
-------------------------

Problem solved.

I found that there was a hardware conflict with a recently installed Velocity Solo x1 card. As long as the card was in place the 3 GHz processors couldn't install themselves in windows and the system kept freezing at start. I removed the card and everything is ok. Now I can run both MacOS and Windows on my mac pro. The card could work before. Now it doesn't ... I'm looking for a solution, but the most important thing is that I solved my main problem, running both systems.

I will upgrade again the firmware to 2007. If there are any other issues connected with this topic I will write them down.
 
Thanks guys for the Firmware Tool!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: schalliol on September 12, 2014, 01:51:39 AM
Hi everyone.  This is my first post here, and I suppose I don't understand.  I have a 2007 made Mac Pro under 1,1 (2x2x2.66).  I downloaded the tool and ran it.  When I turned it on, I pressed and held until the blinking light or the sound and still get MacPro1,1 in the model identifier in System Report.  Were there other steps to try?  The thread suggests some different codes to run, etc., but I didn't see anything but following the automated process in the tool.  I have a boot ROM MP11.005C.B08 with SMC Version 1.7f10.  Thanks for any ideas!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: totemr2003 on October 09, 2014, 05:09:36 PM
This was very easy to do here are some simplified steps I upgraded my MacPro 1,1 to 2,1. I had boot Rom MP11.005C.B08 with SMC Version 1.7f10.
1. Run the Mac Pro Firmware tool.
2. ShutDown the Computer
3. Hold the power button until these 3 things happen a. led flashes b. long beep c. normal apple start sound then release the button.
4. Once you have the Desktop restart your computer one more time
5. Bingo you are done.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bax2003 on November 01, 2014, 08:24:32 PM
One more successful 1.1 to 2.1 EFI upgrade,  MP11.005C.B08 -> MP21.007F.B06

I am using matched pair of Intel Xeon E5345 Quad Core CPUs (SLAEJ)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15683946185_8bed11b1ef_b.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3943/15064010384_832c3bea8d_b.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7462/15660241956_ccd42c3b38_o.png)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7536/15498087209_c0687706a1_b.jpg)

Big thanks to MacEFIRom  ;D

Oh, one more thing....7300GT is out, replaced by Apple 8800GT (ex HP Quadro FX 3700 512MB).
I used this ROM: http://themacelite.wikidot.com/local--files/wikidownloads2/GF8800GT-EFI32-rev3233.ROM.zip (http://themacelite.wikidot.com/local--files/wikidownloads2/GF8800GT-EFI32-rev3233.ROM.zip).

All HP Quadro FX 3700 cards are based on G92 chip and have MX MX25L1005 2.7-3.6V 1024Kx1S EEPROM, so perfect for EFI flash.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: oldfartism on November 07, 2014, 03:05:28 AM
Just wanted to thank you for the update 1.1 to 2.1! Didn't need a re-boot to show 2x4cores, 10.75 seems to be running just fine so far! :)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: savachier on November 15, 2014, 05:58:32 PM
This was very easy to do here are some simplified steps I upgraded my MacPro 1,1 to 2,1. I had boot Rom MP11.005C.B08 with SMC Version 1.7f10.
1. Run the Mac Pro Firmware tool.
2. ShutDown the Computer
3. Hold the power button until these 3 things happen a. led flashes b. long beep c. normal apple start sound then release the button.
4. Once you have the Desktop restart your computer one more time
5. Bingo you are done.

Hello !
It looks easy but don't work on mine.
I select "update to 2007 firmware" (the other option is disabled anyway)
The ram disk is created and a message tells me that I can reboot (with the instructions of the step 3)
I wait for the led flash, the sound and the normal start sound then I stop to press
A grey screen with a progress bar is displayed for one second (may be shorter) and the progress bar still empty when the mac reboot
The ROM and SMC are the same and I can run the software again ....

I did it around 10 times with trials (release the button just after the long sound, just before, after the normal sound ...
Always the same result.

I have a 1.1 Macpro of 2007
2 cpu at 2Ghz (I want to update them after the firmware update ... )
7 Go of RAM

Help !



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: savachier on November 16, 2014, 10:18:04 AM
In fact, it's like the EFI update found no file during the boot
To try to understand, I took a look at the script UpgradeEFI2006-2007.sh and did and checked all the instructions manually.

Everything looks good until the last one. I execute this line :

sudo /usr/sbin/bless -mount / -firmware "${updatesdir2}/${firmware}" -payload "${updatesdir2}/${firmware2}" -options "-x efi-apple-payload0-data" --verbose

And I get this result :

EFI found at IODeviceTree:/efi
GPT detected
No auxiliary booter partition required
System partition found
Returning booter information dictionary:
<CFBasicHash 0x100600200 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{type = mutable dict, count = 3,
entries =>
   0 : <CFString 0x100019a60 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{contents = "System Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100601140 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{type = immutable, count = 1, values = (
   0 : <CFString 0x100600cf0 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{contents = "disk0s1"}
)}
   1 : <CFString 0x10001a2c0 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{contents = "Data Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100601240 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{type = immutable, count = 1, values = (
   0 : <CFString 0x7fff702f19f0 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{contents = "disk0s2"}
)}
   2 : <CFString 0x100019a20 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{contents = "Auxiliary Partitions"} = <CFArray 0x100600c90 [0x7fff7030cf00]>{type = immutable, count = 0, values = ()}
}

Substituting ESP disk0s1
Mounting at /Volumes/bless.yJZ8
Executing "/sbin/mount"
Returned 0
Creating /Volumes/bless.yJZ8//EFI/APPLE/FIRMWARE if needed
Deleting previous contents of /Volumes/bless.yJZ8//EFI/APPLE/FIRMWARE
Deleting /Volumes/bless.yJZ8//EFI/APPLE/FIRMWARE/EfiUpdaterApp2.efi (105456 bytes)
Deleting /Volumes/bless.yJZ8//EFI/APPLE/FIRMWARE/LOCKED_MP11_005C_08B.fd (2097152 bytes)
Can't load /
Could not load data from /
Executing "/sbin/umount"
Returned 0
Error while writing firmware updater for EFI


So I suppose that the error is there but I don't understand how to change that


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: savachier on November 18, 2014, 08:12:57 PM
just in Case, I reinstalled again a 10.6.8 and repaired the permissions.

No change when I apply the patch ...  :'(


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mikejackson16 on November 22, 2014, 01:03:42 PM
I have tested this myself, on a 2006 Mac Pro. You can upgrade or downgrade at will. If you have a CPU or CPUs in a 2007 Mac Pro that isn't supported in the 2006 Mac Pro, the system will not boot after the update until a compatible CPU or CPUs are installed. The program checks the Mac Pro model and will only install the 2007 Mac Pro firmware on a 2006, or the 2006 Mac Pro firmware on a 2007, whichever is appropriate. If you have a 2007 Mac Pro, the program will warn you about downgrading, but will still allow the firmware update. The download does not contain any firmware updater files or image files. The program creates a small RAM disk, downloads the needed files, copies all of the scripts to the RAM disk, and then runs the scripts. Everything is left on the RAM disk for you to look at and study, if needed.

The SMC version will stay at whatever version it was at before the update, and I'm looking into a SMC firmware tool, as it is also an EFI program that runs during the boot process. If I'm successful with that I will post a utility for that, although many people have upgraded the dual core Xeons in the 2006 to quad core Xeons without any ill effects, so I don't know how important this really is.

I'm also going to work on a utility for the iMac4,1 and iMac5,1, as there is a RAM limit that can broken if the firmware is updated. There have also been requests for a MacMini1,1 and MacMini2,1 utility, but the installer file from Apple has only one firmware image in it, so this one I don't understand.

I hope you enjoy the benefits of extending the value of your 2006 Mac Pro, or being able to change your system back and forth for development purposes.


Hi, I haven't trawled the entire message board, but my 2,1 firmware update didn't work which is a real shame as I have swapped out the original chips for the X5365s. Would anyone know, could this failed attempt be due to the fact I have hacked the Boot.fi to run yosemite (64Bit boot.efi)?

I have tried installing several times and reset the SMC twice.

Thx


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Jedric on November 27, 2014, 06:48:45 AM
Sounds good!
However this is new upgrade tool version for mp1.1-005D-B00 fw, with support for the "release dates" collect 'till now:
Mine is (was) 0709141354
cim01's rd was 0708280936

I can't test it so I hope it will works, otherwise you can download the previous version (up on this page) and patch with your personal release date.
Have a nice day folks!

Antonello (ant0)

One more success on 0708280936, Thanks MACEFIROM and Ant0.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Sjaakedelica on November 27, 2014, 11:24:29 PM
Hi, I just installed Intel 5355 cpu's (slaeg) and everything seems fine, but my Mac Pro 1.1 crashes (Kernel Panic) as soon as I try to run the Firmware Tool.
I've read through a lot of posts but still have no idea what causes it...
Anyone? Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jamiehasabigusername on November 30, 2014, 06:02:43 AM


Okay I need someones help... I upgraded my mac pro 1,1 (2006) with two Xeon X5355 's.... everything was running fine untill i ran the firmware tool. Now it stays on the Apple logo when booting up.
Is it possible that I may have already had the 2007 upgrade, then when I ran the upgrade tool, it downgraded me to 2006?

I got no message warning me that i was downgrading. (A screen did pop up giving information about the firmware tool but before i had time to read it, the mac switched off by itself.... presumably to upgrade [or downgrade] my mac pro)



...help...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jeremyw on December 06, 2014, 04:17:25 PM
Thanks for the tool, it worked like a charm.  I've just updated my mac Pro 1,1 to 2,1 now I need to head on over to ebay to buy some replacement CPUs.  is it worth spending the extra cash for the x5365's or is the speed improvement over the 5355's barely noticeable?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: savachier on December 06, 2014, 08:22:40 PM
This was very easy to do here are some simplified steps I upgraded my MacPro 1,1 to 2,1. I had boot Rom MP11.005C.B08 with SMC Version 1.7f10.
1. Run the Mac Pro Firmware tool.
2. ShutDown the Computer
3. Hold the power button until these 3 things happen a. led flashes b. long beep c. normal apple start sound then release the button.
4. Once you have the Desktop restart your computer one more time
5. Bingo you are done.

My boot rom is MP11.005D.B00, not 005C and this simple instructions does not work.
Could it be the cause of my issue ?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: savachier on December 14, 2014, 12:11:42 PM
Ok, it was that !

for the boot rom 005D-B00 there is a specific update tool (in this topic, post prom March 2012)

Hope it will help others


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Macrap on December 30, 2014, 10:24:01 PM
Can someone re-upload the file or contact me? The link is dead.

2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip

ftp://http//tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip (http://ftp://http//tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: staze on December 31, 2014, 12:28:41 AM
http://tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip (http://tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip)

Try that. The issue was it had ftp at the start, for some reason.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: falax41 on January 02, 2015, 08:34:33 AM
Hey guys... I picked up a bunch of the Mac Pro 1,1's from my local University and am having troubles getting the firmware tool to flash...

1)Fresh Install of OSX Snow Leopard
2)Run the program and select "update to 2007 firmware"... The ram disk is created and a message tells me that I can reboot
3)Turn the machine back on holding the power till after the tone... A grey screen with a progress bar is displayed for one second (may be shorter) then the system reboots
4)System loads, and nothing was done... the ROM and SMC are the same and I can run the software again with the same results...
I have tried it on 3 different units, and the results are all the same.

MacPro 1,1 2006
2 Xeons at 2Ghz
2 GB of RAM
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version: 1.7f10

I can load the systems with Yosemite without any troubles, but I can't upgrade the memory or CPU's without the update correctly.

Any help that you can offer would be great...  Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: falax41 on January 02, 2015, 08:50:41 AM
Found my own solution... Disconnect the DVD/Superdrive and run it again.  For whatever reason that is what was causing the failure on each machine.
Worked like a charm exactly like it is supposed to once the DVD drives are not attached.  Thanks everyone for the awesome tool!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Macrap on January 03, 2015, 10:12:12 PM
http://tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip (http://tillmanmusic.net/Apple_improvements/Mac_Pro_2006-2007_Firmware_Tool/2006-2007_Firmware_tool_MP11-88Z-005D-B00-070828093.zip)

Try that. The issue was it had ftp at the start, for some reason.

Ok. That worked. I downloaded it, but nothing changes. The power light blinks on the front when holding it in upon booting, but no chime. I tried the reugular non-patched one again, and it works partially. Went from Mac Pro 1,1 to 2,1 / Shows the two 3Ghz quad core processors correctly, Boot Rom MP21.007F.B06 but the SMC Version is still 1.7f10  

Ughhh... ???


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: kief on January 05, 2015, 10:49:18 PM
Found my own solution... Disconnect the DVD/Superdrive and run it again.  For whatever reason that is what was causing the failure on each machine.
Worked like a charm exactly like it is supposed to once the DVD drives are not attached.  Thanks everyone for the awesome tool!!!

FIRST I WANT TO THANK ANT0/antonello ON THE TOP OF PAGE 13 FOR SOLVING MY PROBLEM.  Also, BIG thanks to MacEFIRom for making the original tool!!!

falax41, that is also very interesting.  I researched how to get my x5355 processors working, and I needed the 2,1 upgrade.  I have it now thanks to ant0.  However, I didn't try disconnecting the superdrive, but I feel like that might have worked.  Sometimes when my computer restarts, it seems to hang and the superdrive makes a clicking/reading sound repeatedly till I do a hard-power-off.  I was also having the problem exactly like you mentioned in your previous post, because I had the 005D firmware...

Unlike the person who posted after Ant0's solution, saying he needed to modify some stuff, I fortunately had the exact same release (0709141354), and his update file worked for me with NO modification.  I'm so happy my comp is working now, working GREAT!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: taskmastamp11 on January 11, 2015, 06:00:38 AM
Brother donated an MB 1.1 to me.  He said he couldn't run his After Effects and Premier stuff on it.  Figured I'd see what upgrades were possible.  Ordered some X5355's and grabbed an SSD.  Trying to hunt down a GPU now.  Just upgraded to 2.1 firmware (wonder if I can upgrade the SMC)

Big THANKS to everybody on this forum for the input and the help.

Gonna put Yosemite or Mavericks on this and see how he feels about his "new" machine. 
Might consider upping the RAM from 6GBs.  Will the X5355 use faster RAM?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: alucard_victor on January 12, 2015, 06:58:32 PM
Hi Everyone,

I update the firmware of my Mac Pro 1.1 to 2.1, installed two Quad Core Xeon X5355, a ATI Radeon HD 5770 and two HDDs 1TB in RAID 0(seagate).

The Machine is running Wonderfully!!

Thanks very very very much!! :P


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: southpoleman on January 15, 2015, 05:34:54 PM
I too want to say "Thanks for the tool!"  It worked like a charm ;D.  I just updated my mac Pro 1,1 to 2,1 and now I'm just waiting for my x5365's to arrive in a few days.  Thanks a ton!  The entire Mac Pro 1,1 community is amazing, in the last year, I have been able to run Maverick's using the Tiamo boot.efi, now running Yosemite using the Piker-Alpha boot.efi.

I was then able to purchase and use a flashed AMD Radeon HD 7950 3072 MB graphics card to replace my AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB card.  Now I'm just waiting for the new CPUs.  Thanks again all!

Cheers! :D :D :D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Winston Smith on January 18, 2015, 06:26:30 PM
This Apple MacPro 1,1 is my first Apple Computer. Someone gave me this 2006 MacPro 1,1 and now i would like to upgrade the machine. Sorry, I have no experience with Mac OSX so far. As a first step, I would like to upgrade the two installed Dual Core CPUs with two Quadcore Intel Xeon X5355 CPUs.

As far as i understand, i have to upgrade the 1,1 Firmware to the 2,1 Firmware with this tool first.

My Hardware Specs are:

MacPro 1,1
2x Dual Core Intel Xeon 3 Ghz
RAM: 10 GB
Boot-ROM-Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version:     1.7f10

Software: Mac OSX 10.4.11

I installed Mac OSX 10.4.11 clean from the original Disks.

I downloaded the .zip file from the first post, but i don't know what to do next. I tried to run the tool, but nothing happens. Do i need a newer Mac OSX Version first? Can you give me exakt step by step instructions to run this tool? I am a little bit frustrated. I am a experienced Windows User, but i am not able to run this damn tool... ;-)

Edit: I Updated the OSX to 10.7.5 and now this tool works like a charm. Thank you! :-)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: LuxDafuqs on January 26, 2015, 01:17:01 AM
Am i the only one that can't seem to find the download? HOW DO I GET THIS TOOL?? I NEED IT! just upgraded my MP11 to an 8-core with two 2.66GHz x5355's and i need this tool to get full functionality of them! :-\ :-\ :-\


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: LuxDafuqs on January 26, 2015, 01:19:29 AM
OK found it, i just had to log into the site.  :P i didn't set my brain switch to "ON"


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: GeekykillaX on January 27, 2015, 09:19:03 AM
I have a 2006 Mac Pro (Dual - Dual Core 2.66 Xeon 5150's) which I recently upgraded to Dual - Quad core E5345's. This all went well except for the About this Mac dialogue box not properly recognising my new CPU's. I downloaded MacEFIRom's Mac pro 2,1 Firmware flasher to upgrade the firmware of my 1,1 Mac Pro.

However the installation hung and after an hour I was forced to forcefully reboot (Knowing full well of what might happen).

Unfortunately as a result my Mac is dead, No chime, No display and both the CPU A and B fail Diagnostic lights are lit. The machine just shows a solid white power light with the fans running. I tried swapping the original CPU's back in but I get the same thing.

I assume my Firmware/Bootrom is corrupt and was wondering if anyone knew of a fix. I fear I may have to directly flash the EFI chip with a Bus Pirate, any help would be appreciated.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: macolinos on January 29, 2015, 04:14:19 AM
grazie antonello e a tutti!!!!
all ok


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: archiforma on February 01, 2015, 06:01:37 PM
I have a 2006 Mac Pro (Dual - Dual Core 2.66 Xeon 5150's) which I recently upgraded to Dual - Quad core E5345's. This all went well except for the About this Mac dialogue box not properly recognising my new CPU's. I downloaded MacEFIRom's Mac pro 2,1 Firmware flasher to upgrade the firmware of my 1,1 Mac Pro.

However the installation hung and after an hour I was forced to forcefully reboot (Knowing full well of what might happen).

Unfortunately as a result my Mac is dead, No chime, No display and both the CPU A and B fail Diagnostic lights are lit. The machine just shows a solid white power light with the fans running. I tried swapping the original CPU's back in but I get the same thing.

I assume my Firmware/Bootrom is corrupt and was wondering if anyone knew of a fix. I fear I may have to directly flash the EFI chip with a Bus Pirate, any help would be appreciated.


HI ALL,

do we really need update firmware /? it seemed is risky

Regards

John


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mumstheword on February 25, 2015, 06:17:49 PM
Sounds good!
However this is new upgrade tool version for mp1.1-005D-B00 fw, with support for the "release dates" collect 'till now:
Mine is (was) 0709141354
cim01's rd was 0708280936

I can't test it so I hope it will works, otherwise you can download the previous version (up on this page) and patch with your personal release date.
Have a nice day folks!

Antonello (ant0)

This worked for me!!!
Was on MP11.005D.B00.0708280936, now MP21.007F.B06
Mac Pro 1,1 to 2,1
Both CPU's show in Profiler
Thank you!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jwjj1969 on March 13, 2015, 01:28:52 PM
It is absolutely amazing how some people make upgrades so easy for other ignorant people like me.  Many thanks!  It worked just like you described it.  My old Mac Pro 1,1 is now a quad core Mac Pro 2,1.  Amazing!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sweetspud on March 13, 2015, 02:57:44 PM
It is absolutely amazing how some people make upgrades so easy for other ignorant people like me.  Many thanks!  It worked just like you described it.  My old Mac Pro 1,1 is now a quad core Mac Pro 2,1.  Amazing!

I totally agree!  My 64 bit Mac Pro1,1 (B00) is now 2,1, running Yosemite on dual 8 core 5355's!!  This, loooong after Apple® abandoned me and my perfectly capable Mac Pro!!

If it weren't for the folks here, at SFOTT and Mac Rumors (Hennesie2000, Piker-Alpha folks, Mr. Zarniwoop etc., etc) my Mac Pro would be prematurely sitting at an environmentally hazardous site in China, waiting to be dissected by underage and underpaid electronics scavengers!!

Lots of great work!

Big thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jbbtall on March 20, 2015, 06:06:46 AM
I have one question-should i upgrade 2006-2007 firmware? 

Mac Pro

Processor  2 x 3 GHz Unknown

Memory  32 GB 667 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM

Graphics  ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
--------------------------------------------------------


 Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Speed:   3 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   32 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cafed00d.ninja on March 20, 2015, 11:20:52 PM
Hi everyone.

Like the poster above me, I've also got a 1,1.  This thread is amazing, both in content and also the fact that people are still posting, 4 years later.  My profile (which I'm sure is familiar to everyone out there):

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Name:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   3 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   2
  Total Number Of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per processor):   4 MB
  Memory:   24 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005C.B08
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10

I just took the plunge and ordered myself a pair of:

  2.66GHz Intel Xeon Quad Core X5355
  1333MHz 8MB L2 Cache Socket LGA771 Slaeg

I have a few questions as I prepare for this upgrade.

1) Is this the correct order of events?  Am I missing steps?

  • Use firmware tool to upgrade from 1,1 to 2,1 (5C.B08 -> MP21.007F.B06).
  • Turn machine off.
  • Turn machine on (for the first time) by holding down the power button until the flashing lights and the beep.
  • (Wait for it to boot.)
  • Reboot (to get the 2nd CPU recognized.)
  • (Wait for processors to arrive; gather courage.)
  • Upgrade CPUs.
  • Enjoy awesomeness.  ;D

2) For those who've done this, is the machine usable with the old CPUs (5160s) but with the 2,1 firmware?  Does it "hurt" the machine in any way or make it unstable?

3) Do I need to remove any physical devices before the FW upgrade?  I've got an eSATA boot SSD (via one of the extra SATA ports on the mobo), with 4 internal RAID-0 drives.  I've got a 4870 (2 30", one DVI and one through the DL DVI/MDP adapter).  I've got tons of daisy-chained USB devices.

3b) I've thought about taking the boot SSD, cloning it on to a spinner (HDD), and starting it up (before the firmware upgrade) with a single drive in internal bay #1.  Is this necessary (or even advisable)?  After booting, will I have to reclone that spinner to my SSD?  Does the firmware upgrade write anything to the drive?  Or, post-FW-upgrade, are the boot "caches" (kernel "things"?) changed on the boot drive?  Meaning, if the FW upgrade goes well, should I do a CCC (spinner -> SSD)?  Or, should I simply keep the spinner as a backup, and do the FW upgrade without changing ANY hardware (leaving in the boot SSD)?

4) Will the RAID array (software, Apple Disk Utility, not SoftRAID) confuse the FW upgrade?  Should I simply take those drives out before doing the FW upgrade (and put the boot SSD into internal bay #1)?

5) Assuming the FW upgrade works, do I need to anything after I put in the 5355's?  Is there another power-on-while-holding-the-power-button-down iteration?  Or do I just boot it, and have it work auto-magically?  Do I need to reboot (again) to get both CPUs recognized (after CPU upgrade)?

6) ...On the off chance the FW upgrade doesn't work (and I abort the CPU upgrade), will my MacPro still work as it did before, on the existing firmware on 10.6.8 (post-FW-upgrade-fail)?

7) If the FW and CPU upgrades go well, should I expect any problems running Snow Leopard (10.6.8 )?  I would really LOVE to avoid upgrading to Lion and beyond.  Fortunately, I can live without those things.  I do iOS dev on my laptop, but never want to see SL die (best OS, IMO).

8 ) Is there anyone out there in my weird situation of doing a "sidegrade"?  The astute will have noted that I'm moving from 5160s to 5355s.  So I'm going from 3.0 GHz to 2.66 GHz.  But, since most of my workload scales well with more cores (Android developer + Lightroom, so compiles and lots of waiting for Lightroom to create previews, do exports, etc).  Is the 11% loss of clock speed worth doubling the cores?  I do understand the tradeoff, but I was wondering if anyone has field experience with a "sidegrade" like this one.  Does Steam (Civ V) become less playable?  Is full-screen HD Netflix (30" 2560x1600) going to stutter, etc?

9) I realize this is a thread about the firmware upgrade, but...(maybe give some leeway for a nubsicle)...Could anyone tell me if there might be a problem with the processors I bought?  I don't know anything about "Stepping" or the 5-letter-identifier (e.g, "SLAEG").  I've heard others talk about those things, and also about "matched pairs" (which I assume to mean that the CPUs have exactly the same specs).  My concerns are:

  • Are these things relevant in my situation?
  • What happens if they're not matched pairs?
  • Is SLAED or SLAEJ (or any other specifier) better than others?
  • How do I identify "Stepping"?

A big thanks in advance for any input folks might have.  *High Five* to all the other 1,1 lovers out there!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: wudenhuiyuan on March 28, 2015, 01:34:19 PM
Great!try it now


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: funinthemud on March 29, 2015, 12:08:22 AM
Ok guys i need a little help I've read a lot of post hear and I'm still not clear my MP 1.1 has a build of Oct; 2007 I want to install some x5365's I'm a bit confused as to weather I need to run the firmware tool here are my specs any advise would be great


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: blacksheep on March 29, 2015, 07:37:30 AM
If it says 1,1 in ASP it needs (not requires) EFI update, unless you're OK with "unknown CPU" in ASP. Build date does not matter.
Search the thread about method of updating the firmware for your version – you have 005D one, which needs a little bit tweaked version of the tool.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: funinthemud on March 29, 2015, 05:10:06 PM
TY blacksheep, when I went to run it it want to downgrade firmware is that normal or should I try something else, man search in this thread is gonna take a while seeing how long it is moderator is it possible to sticky some of the more important post here to make it easier to locate info...


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: funinthemud on March 30, 2015, 03:23:23 AM
 ???  ok guys i cant seem to get this installed I've restarted holding down the power button waited for the power light to flash released and also waited for the long beep nothing it looks like it is trying to load something put the screen flashes by to fast to see what it is doing and then just boots up normally the OS sees 2 3ghz cpus but of course it doesnt know what they are it does see all 8 cores so i guess both cpus are working any help as to what i'm missing


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: b613b613 on March 31, 2015, 05:43:40 AM
I swapped out my CPUs in my 2006 to 5355s, and upgraded the video card. It shows 8 cores, but not 2.1.
The firmware flashed the light, and gave the long tone. I did it all again, still does not show 2.1.
Any suggestions?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: funinthemud on March 31, 2015, 05:10:16 PM
I got it I found another firmware on page 13 that worked for me , now i just need to find the info on how to quite my fans back down great work all




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Carbonstash on April 02, 2015, 10:36:29 PM
I just upgraded my Mac Pro 1,1 2.6ghz Dual Xeon, using 2 x5355 SLAEG 2.6ghz Quad Xeons. When I first booted the system I checked the profiler and it showed only 6 cores not 8. I got the pair for $35 on eBay so I thought one of the CPUs could be flawed.

I installed both CPUs in Socket A and both times I booted the system with just the one chip installed and it registered 4 cores for each of the x5355s. So both CPUs seem to be working.

Then I installed each x5355 in Socket B one at a time and both times I booted up the system it only registered 2 cores.

The processors showed up as unknown so I performed the 2,1 firmware update. When I click about this Mac it shows 2 x 2.66 Quad Core Xeons. But when I go to the profiler it only shows 6 cores. The same thing when I go to the Activity Monitor it only shows 6 cores.

I've had this Mac Pro for years. It works great everyday and I've never had a problem. It has 16GB of Ram which is properly recognized and I have 2 x 250GB Barracudas set up as a RAID 1 configuration in Disk Utility. I also have the GeForce 8800GT installed. OS X 10.7.5

Does anyone have any ideas? Could it be a bad motherboard? I cannot find anything wrong other than the missing 2 cores. The computer runs fine.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can't seem to find any answers on this.

Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: AnotherDesign145 on April 02, 2015, 11:50:31 PM
Hi all, desperately looking for some help here, having spent days trying to resolve the problem below.

Last year I upgraded my 2007 MacPro 1.1 running Snow Leopard, by installing Intel Xenon Quad Core x 5365 SLAED processors. At the time I used an app, possibly called 'About This Mac' to show the processors correctly and this worked and all was well. Recently I have installed an SSD and installed Yosemite using the Piker - Alpa boot efi. That has gone well, but the information in "About this Mac" changed to 2 x 3G Processors unknown. Firmware is still 1.1

I attempted to use the 2006-2007 Firmware Update Tool to correct the CPU information and update the firmware, but I could not get it to work. As a result, I resorted to using Kext Utility + CPU Injector and now have the processor information showing 2 x 3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, which is OK.

However, I would like to update the firmware to 2.1. I have tried both version of the tool on page 1 and page ? along with EFi Updater downloaded from the Apple site. This is on my desktop alongside the Firmware Update Tool. However, when launching the Firmware Update Tool I always get the message " This program requires Internet access. Please connect your MacPro to the Internet and try again." It is connected to the internet! There are other posts on this forum asking for help on this issue, but having read almost all of the pages of this forum numerous times I can find no advice on this issue. I have also tried upgrading the firmware whilst booted onto the original Snow Leopard HDD, but it still gives the same message about the Internet being needed..

The Boot ROM version is MP11.88Z.005C. B08. 0707021221.
SMC version is 1.7f10

Using Geekbench the BIOS is MP11.88Z.005C. B08. 0707021221.

I believe that the 2006 - 2007 Firmware Update Tool may need tweaking slightly to work with this particular version of the 1.1 firmware. Has anyone got an already tweaked version or explain exactly how I can tweak it, and which version to do the tweak on. If I can use one of the existing versions how do I get rid of the 'internet is needed message'

Many thanks for reading this first post.....And for anyone who can help .... massive thanks.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: funinthemud on April 04, 2015, 04:16:52 AM
I got it I found another firmware on page 13 that worked for me , now i just need to find the info on how to quite my fans back down great work all



what firmware do you have if it is like mine 005d than look on page 13 for the updated firmware and try that one it worked for me after several attempts with the original


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: AnotherDesign145 on April 04, 2015, 03:06:39 PM
Firmware is the 005C. B08. version,( more details in the original post)

Have tried the version on page 13 but continue to get the message ......

"This program requires Internet access. Please connect your MacPro to the Internet and try again."

Trying to find out why?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: AnotherDesign145 on April 05, 2015, 12:09:38 AM
Hi all, as I am now upgraded to Firmware 2.1 I here are a few tips.

The program does a ping to determine internet connectivity, I needed to switch this off on the wireless router from my IP. and switch it off on my computer.

For MP11.88Z.005C. B08. 0707021221 I used the Firmware tool on the 1st post

On my desktop  I had various versions of the Apple 2.1 firmware
One was the 'package', one was labelled 'MacProFirmwareUpdate 1.2 2.dmg', one 'EFi2007.dmg'. I do not know which the Firmware Tool located and used but it worked.

Having clicked on 'Upgrade to 2007 Firmware', there was a window of instructions and I continued. I saw nothing happen, but another poster wrote that the progress screen took about 1sec. I waited 20minutes!!!! and then switched off. Rebooted holding the power switch until the light flashed and there was a long beep. A grey screen with a dark grey apple logo appeared with a thick progress bar . There was then a black screen for 2 secs, a chime and then a grey screen, + apple logo and the thin progress bar of Yosemite. Having finished booting, I switched off and repeated the boot up with the power switch.

Firmware 2.1 is now installed. The x5365 processors show correctly and at 64 bit the Geekbench score is 1701 Single Core and 11782 Multi Core

Sincere thanks to MacEFIRom who wrote the initial program and to everyone who has contributed to this post......Success for one more!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: atlshogun on April 10, 2015, 01:37:20 PM
Got a Mac Pro 1,1 that I just updated with the firmware tool to support my dual Xeon 5345s. Now I get kernel panics every day with 10.7.5. Here is my error log. Any thoughts? I have reset pram. My memory tests fine. And my gpu has been successfully flashed with the apple bios. I also tried a pair of e5355 but they panic as well. So I am ruling out faulty cpus. Also, the computer does not crash as long as it is in idle. It will run for days as long as it does nothing. I have installed the cpus properly and put quality thermal paste on them both.

InInterval Since Last Panic Report:  428607 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          2
Anonymous UUID:                    11E35FAD-3C53-4700-9079-99392A856D53

Fri Apr 10 08:14:05 2015
Machine-check capabilities (cpu 2) 0x0000000000000806:
 family: 6 model: 15 stepping: 11 microcode: 0
 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5345  @ 2.33GHz
 6 error-reporting banks
 threshold-based error status present
Machine-check status 0x0000000000000005:
 restart IP valid
 machine-check in progress
MCA error-reporting registers:
 IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x1000000020000000 invalid
 IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
 IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
 IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0020000000000000 invalid
 IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000011 invalid
 IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0xb200000084200e0f valid
  MCA error code:            0x0e0f
  Model specific error code: 0x8420
  Other information:         0x00000000
  Threshold-based status:    Undefined
  Status bits:
   Processor context corrupt
   Error enabled
   Uncorrected error
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2cf3cc): "Machine Check at 0x00007409, trapno:0x12, err:0x0," "registers:\n" "CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x839f0000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660\n" "EAX: 0x06403040, EBX: 0x0000040e, ECX: 0x0000002f, EDX: 0x03d02040\n" "ESP: 0xbffff840, EBP: 0xbffff8e8, ESI: 0x0660a56c, EDI: 0x03d02070\n" "EFL: 0x00000202, EIP: 0x00007409\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1699.32.7/osfmk/i386/trap_native.c:258
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x818d98 : 0x2203de (0x6b08cc 0x818db8 0x229fb0 0x0)
0x818dc8 : 0x2cf3cc (0x6bde94 0x6bdfc8 0x7409 0x12)
0x818f38 : 0x2cf409 (0x818f70 0xde 0x6bdfc8 0x1)
0x818f58 : 0x2e6182 (0x818f70 0x0 0x0 0x0)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: setiathome_7.00_

Mac OS version:
11G63

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:26:45 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_I386
Kernel UUID: 859B45FB-14BB-35ED-B823-08393C63E13B
System model name: MacPro2,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 4985371696752
last loaded kext at 1049589110820: com.apple.filesystems.smbfs    1.7.2 (addr 0x1c80000, size 249856)
last unloaded kext at 149538576420: com.apple.driver.CSRHIDTransitionDriver    4.0.8f17 (addr 0x10b8000, size 12288)
loaded kexts:
com.apple.filesystems.smbfs    1.7.2
com.apple.driver.AppleHDA    2.2.5a5
com.apple.driver.AppleUpstreamUserClient    3.5.9
com.apple.driver.AppleMCCSControl    1.0.33
com.apple.driver.AudioAUUC    1.59
com.apple.kext.ATIFramebuffer    7.3.2
com.apple.iokit.IOUserEthernet    1.0.0d1
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothSerialManager    4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.AppleMCEDriver    1.1.9
com.apple.Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X    7.0.0
com.apple.driver.AudioIPCDriver    1.2.3
com.apple.driver.ApplePolicyControl    3.1.33
com.apple.driver.ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin    5.0.0d8
com.apple.ATIRadeonX3000    7.3.2
com.apple.driver.AppleLPC    1.6.0
com.apple.filesystems.autofs    3.0
com.apple.driver.CSRUSBBluetoothHCIController    4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.XsanFilter    404
com.apple.iokit.IOAHCIBlockStorage    2.1.0
com.apple.iokit.SCSITaskUserClient    3.2.1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeDataless    1.0.0d1
com.apple.AppleFSCompression.AppleFSCompressionTypeZlib    1.0.0d1
com.apple.BootCache    33
com.apple.driver.AppleFWOHCI    4.9.0
com.apple.driver.AppleIntel8254XEthernet    2.1.3b1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBHub    5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleAHCIPort    2.3.1
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelPIIXATA    2.5.1
com.apple.driver.AirPortBrcm43224    501.36.15
com.apple.driver.AppleEFINVRAM    1.6.1
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBEHCI    5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBUHCI    5.1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIButtons    1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleRTC    1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleHPET    1.7
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBIOS    1.9
com.apple.driver.AppleACPIEC    1.5
com.apple.driver.AppleAPIC    1.6
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient    195.0.0
com.apple.nke.applicationfirewall    3.2.30
com.apple.security.quarantine    1.4
com.apple.security.TMSafetyNet    8
com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement    195.0.0
com.apple.driver.DspFuncLib    2.2.5a5
com.apple.driver.AppleSMBusController    1.0.10d0
com.apple.iokit.IOFireWireIP    2.2.5
com.apple.iokit.IOSurface    80.0.2
com.apple.iokit.IOSerialFamily    10.0.5
com.apple.iokit.IOAudioFamily    1.8.6fc18
com.apple.kext.OSvKernDSPLib    1.3
com.apple.driver.AppleHDAController    2.2.5a5
com.apple.iokit.IOHDAFamily    2.2.5a5
com.apple.driver.AppleGraphicsControl    3.1.33
com.apple.driver.AppleSMC    3.1.3d10
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginLegacy    5.0.0d8
com.apple.iokit.IONDRVSupport    2.3.4
com.apple.driver.IOPlatformPluginFamily    5.1.1d6
com.apple.kext.ATI5000Controller    7.3.2
com.apple.kext.ATISupport    7.3.2
com.apple.iokit.IOGraphicsFamily    2.3.4
com.apple.kext.triggers    1.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBBluetoothHCIController    4.0.8f17
com.apple.iokit.IOBluetoothFamily    4.0.8f17
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBMergeNub    5.1.0
com.apple.iokit.IOUSBHIDDriver    5.0.0
com.apple.driver.AppleUSBComposite    5.0.0
com.apple.iokit.IOSCSIMultimediaCommandsDevice    3.2.1
com.apple.iokit.IOBDStorageFamily    1.7
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com.apple.iokit.IOCDStorageFamily    1.7.1
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Network Service: Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
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PCI Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATY,VervetParent, Slot-1
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USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, apple_vendor_id, 0x0302, 0x5d110000 / 5
USB Device: Apple Extended USB Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x020b, 0x5d130000 / 4
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terval Since Last Panic Report:  428607 sec
Panics Since Last Report:          2
Anonymous UUID:                    11E35FAD-3C53-4700-9079-99392A856D53

Fri Apr 10 08:14:05 2015
Machine-check capabilities (cpu 2) 0x0000000000000806:
 family: 6 model: 15 stepping: 11 microcode: 0
 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5345  @ 2.33GHz
 6 error-reporting banks
 threshold-based error status present
Machine-check status 0x0000000000000005:
 restart IP valid
 machine-check in progress
MCA error-reporting registers:
 IA32_MC0_STATUS(0x401): 0x1000000020000000 invalid
 IA32_MC1_STATUS(0x405): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
 IA32_MC2_STATUS(0x409): 0x0000000000000000 invalid
 IA32_MC3_STATUS(0x40d): 0x0020000000000000 invalid
 IA32_MC4_STATUS(0x411): 0x0000000000000011 invalid
 IA32_MC5_STATUS(0x415): 0xb200000084200e0f valid
  MCA error code:            0x0e0f
  Model specific error code: 0x8420
  Other information:         0x00000000
  Threshold-based status:    Undefined
  Status bits:
   Processor context corrupt
   Error enabled
   Uncorrected error
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x2cf3cc): "Machine Check at 0x00007409, trapno:0x12, err:0x0," "registers:\n" "CR0: 0x80010033, CR2: 0x839f0000, CR3: 0x00100000, CR4: 0x00000660\n" "EAX: 0x06403040, EBX: 0x0000040e, ECX: 0x0000002f, EDX: 0x03d02040\n" "ESP: 0xbffff840, EBP: 0xbffff8e8, ESI: 0x0660a56c, EDI: 0x03d02070\n" "EFL: 0x00000202, EIP: 0x00007409\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1699.32.7/osfmk/i386/trap_native.c:258
Backtrace (CPU 0), Frame : Return Address (4 potential args on stack)
0x818d98 : 0x2203de (0x6b08cc 0x818db8 0x229fb0 0x0)
0x818dc8 : 0x2cf3cc (0x6bde94 0x6bdfc8 0x7409 0x12)
0x818f38 : 0x2cf409 (0x818f70 0xde 0x6bdfc8 0x1)
0x818f58 : 0x2e6182 (0x818f70 0x0 0x0 0x0)

BSD process name corresponding to current thread: setiathome_7.00_

Mac OS version:
11G63

Kernel version:
Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.2: Thu Aug 23 16:26:45 PDT 2012; root:xnu-1699.32.7~1/RELEASE_I386
Kernel UUID: 859B45FB-14BB-35ED-B823-08393C63E13B
System model name: MacPro2,1 (Mac-F4208DC8)

System uptime in nanoseconds: 4985371696752
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com.apple.ATIRadeonX3000    7.3.2
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Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATI Radeon HD 5770, PCIe, 1024 MB
Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 1, 2 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x8551, 0x373254323536343230484641335342202020
Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 2, 2 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x8551, 0x373254323536343230484641335342202020
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Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 3, 2 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x8551, 0x373254323536343230484641335342202020
Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 4, 2 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x8551, 0x373254323536343230484641335342202020
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x87), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (5.10.131.36.15)
Bluetooth: Version 4.0.8f17, 2 service, 18 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Ethernet 1, Ethernet, en0
PCI Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
PCI Card: ATI Radeon HD 5770, ATY,VervetParent, Slot-1
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Parallel ATA Device: OPTIARC DVD RW AD-7170A
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USB Device: Hub in Apple Extended USB Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x1003, 0x5d100000 / 2
USB Device: Apple Optical USB Mouse, apple_vendor_id, 0x0302, 0x5d110000 / 5
USB Device: Apple Extended USB Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x020b, 0x5d130000 / 4
USB Device: USB Receiver, 0x046d  (Logitech Inc.), 0xc52b, 0x3d200000 / 2
FireWire Device: built-in_hub, 800mbit_speed




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: 62mario on April 11, 2015, 11:06:46 AM
Salve a tutti, ho cambiato la cpu del mio Mac pro da " dual core" a Quad core con X5365, ora vorrei aggiornarlo a 2.1, potete aiutarmi? grazie


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Charlan7 on April 11, 2015, 07:42:21 PM
Salve a tutti, ho cambiato la cpu del mio Mac pro da " dual core" a Quad core con X5365, ora vorrei aggiornarlo a 2.1, potete aiutarmi? grazie

Facile; post #1 and use the tool.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: 62mario on April 12, 2015, 03:50:15 PM
Puoi essere più preciso? Grazie


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: 62mario on April 12, 2015, 03:54:56 PM
Puoi essere più preciso? Grazie
Grazie, ho trovato, domani provato.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: 62mario on April 13, 2015, 11:13:09 AM
Tutto bene, installato e funzionante, ora è diventato 2.1, grazie.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: 62mario on April 14, 2015, 10:29:04 AM
Salve, potete dirmi se il firmware è esatto?

Nome modello:   Mac Pro
  Identificatore modello:   MacPro2,1
  Nome processore:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Velocità processore:   3 GHz
  Numero di processori:   2
  Numero totale di nuclei:   8
  Cache L2 (per processore):   8 MB
  Memoria:   10 GB
  Velocità bus:   1,33 GHz
  Versione Boot ROM:   MP21.007F.B06
  Version SMC (sistema):   1.7f10
Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F20740E6


Grazie.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Charlan7 on April 16, 2015, 11:01:00 AM
Si, tutto esatto!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: MacLad on April 21, 2015, 06:49:48 PM
Hi, years after the initial first posting, i have successfully updated the firmware on my Mac Pro 2006 beast with no problems.

I upgraded the standard dual core processors for E5355 Quad Cores, running Lion O/S and with a pc ATI Radeon HD 5000 graphics card and the Mac is running beautifully. Mind you, i did use quality thermal paste and took time to tighten the coolers diagonally and gradually on each side to avoid distortion.

Anyway, upgrade and firmware upgrade highly recommended by a Mac novice.

Thanks.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: cafed00d.ninja on May 06, 2015, 04:19:41 PM
I posted a while ago about attempting a 1,1 upgrade.  Fortunately, I had the "easy-going" version of the firmware that was easy to upgrade.

My notes are:

1) Download firmware-upgrade in OP.
2) Perform firmware upgrade (before touching hardware).
3) Shutdown.
4) Power up--HOLDING the power button until flashing-lights.
5) Hear loud "bong" and wait for firmware to upgrade...
6) ...Wait for boot.  (When booted, took a look at System Profiler, and took some screenshots)
7) REBOOT (When booted for second time, took another look at System Profiler, sshot)
8) Upgrade CPU.

==== Upgrade Hardware ====
a) Open case.
b) Clean with compressed air (with all cards and memory in--helps prevent dust from getting into slots).
c) Remove HD #1 and #2, video card, memory daughter cards.
d) Unscrew (4 screws) memory card cage.
e) Take off CPU fan cover.
f) Unscrew front fan assembly.
g) Remove front fan assembly (have to use spare PC PCI slot clover on the "bottom side").
h) UNPLUG HEAT SINK TEMPERATURE connectors to motherboard.
i) Unscrew and remove heat sinks.
j) Clean heat sinks of dust and old thermal grease.
k) "Tint" heak sink surfaces.
l) Clean with compressed air again (last place you want dust is in the CPU sockets).
m) Wait for air currents in/near case to settle...
n) Remove CPU-1, clean off old thermal grease, and tint.
o) Remove CPU-2, clean off old thermal grease, and tint.
p) Put both CPUs back in.
q) Apply "horizontal" thermal grease per Arctic Silver recommendation (I use MX-5 compound).
r) Reattach heat sinks.
s) RECONNECT HEAT SINK TEMPERATURE connectors to mobo.
t) Reattach front fan assembly, CPU fan cover, and memory card cage.
u) Reinstall cards, drives, and memory daughter cards.
v) Reboot.
====

To clarify, I first bought a pair of used x5355s, which were advertised as SLAEG, but weren't when I received them.  Those were returned.  I cared about the specific "matched pair" steppings because of the thermal properties; my understanding (admittedly shallow on the subject) is that the SLAEG/SLAED (see below) steppings can consume less energy when idle, which is important to me because 1) I rarely have turned this machine off since 2006 and 2) I do a ton of work from home, and ambient temps can get up to 75/80-deg-F (i.e., not inside an air-conditioned office).  Also, AFAIK, both CPUs have to have the same stepping (i.e., this is what I believe is meant by the term "matched pair") to realize the temperature/energy-use gains.

Then, I found a pair of used x5365s on eBay, which were advertised as "matched pair SLAED", and actually were SLAED.  So, CPU speed upgrade and matched pair found.  Have been running on new procs for a week (with 2,1 firmware).  No panics, all is well.  Downloaded SMCFanControl, and have 3 tiers: "Default" (do whatever the OS wants), "Medium" - 1000 rpm, and "Medium High" - 1500 rpm.  Each tier sets all 3 fans (CPU_MEM, I/O, EXHAUST) to the same speed (e.g., 1000 rpm on all 3 fans on "Medium").

Plays games (e.g., Steam Civ 5) fine, does my development work fine (Android, web), and does photography fine (Adobe Lightroom 3.6, PS CC; I still have Snow Leopard, and never plan to upgrade on this mac).  I have two 30" ACDs, and expect to keep using this computer for another 5 years (or maybe until the 32-bit UNIX epoch ends!).

Thanks to the OP for the firmware upgrade, and all those who contributed their experiences!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: DavNeil on May 06, 2015, 05:05:16 PM
I have tested this myself, on a 2006 Mac Pro. You can upgrade or downgrade at will. If you have a CPU or CPUs in a 2007 Mac Pro that isn't supported in the 2006 Mac Pro, the system will not boot after the update until a compatible CPU or CPUs are installed. The program checks the Mac Pro model and will only install the 2007 Mac Pro firmware on a 2006, or the 2006 Mac Pro firmware on a 2007, whichever is appropriate. If you have a 2007 Mac Pro, the program will warn you about downgrading, but will still allow the firmware update. The download does not contain any firmware updater files or image files. The program creates a small RAM disk, downloads the needed files, copies all of the scripts to the RAM disk, and then runs the scripts. Everything is left on the RAM disk for you to look at and study, if needed.

The SMC version will stay at whatever version it was at before the update, and I'm looking into a SMC firmware tool, as it is also an EFI program that runs during the boot process. If I'm successful with that I will post a utility for that, although many people have upgraded the dual core Xeons in the 2006 to quad core Xeons without any ill effects, so I don't know how important this really is.

I'm also going to work on a utility for the iMac4,1 and iMac5,1, as there is a RAM limit that can broken if the firmware is updated. There have also been requests for a MacMini1,1 and MacMini2,1 utility, but the installer file from Apple has only one firmware image in it, so this one I don't understand.

I hope you enjoy the benefits of extending the value of your 2006 Mac Pro, or being able to change your system back and forth for development purposes.


Hi, I haven't trawled the entire message board, but my 2,1 firmware update didn't work which is a real shame as I have swapped out the original chips for the X5365s. Would anyone know, could this failed attempt be due to the fact I have hacked the Boot.fi to run yosemite (64Bit boot.efi)?

I have tried installing several times and reset the SMC twice.

Thx

Install on other HDD some supported version and use that to troubleshoot.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: minicooperscooter on May 07, 2015, 06:11:37 PM
VERY late to the party, but desperately trying to figure this out...

I have the tool, and it does indeed try to head out to the web for its payload, which I cannot see into since the script was made read-only.  I have not yet sniffed out where it is headed and what it expects to find, but I'm confident something's changed - whatever site and file name it expects to see it can't, and so it reports (after trying for about 30 seconds) that the app has no Internet access.

Does anyone know WHICH file, if left on the desktop, the app will use (as posted earlier in this thread)?  And if not, does anyone know where on the web the app is headed, and what file name it is asking for?  I can fake out those things easily enough, if I knew for sure what it was hoping to find!

Can anyone lend a hand here.  I know, I know - it's May of 2015 and here I am, still running a Mac Pro 1,1...   :)

Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Ghostmik on May 12, 2015, 02:38:01 PM
Hello Guys!  :)
I hope to have from you some advice about my situation with my Mac Pro 1.1..
I'm little late with this upgrade I know but only in these days I have had the change to upgrade my Mac.
I'm an expert user and have repaired, tweaked, hacked a lot of devices so for me Apple hardware and software are thing that i'm deal with almost every day.

This time I have decide to take time to upgrade my old:


Mac Pro 1.1 (2006)


The upgrade plan was:

- Max Ram 32Gb

- Ssd Boot HD

- Airport Extreme Card

- Mac OS X 10.9.5 with TIAMO Boot (SFOTT)

- Ati Radeon 5770 HD 1Gb (Original Apple not flashed from Pc hardware)

- Netkas 2.1 Firmware Update (since I need to upgrade CPUs for have more computing power)



I have done all of these upgrades successfully without any problems till the CPUs swap..

I have choose to upgrade my Mac Pro with a matched pair of Xeon X5365 (I've already successfully done this kind of operation a lot of times).


After I complete the CPUs swap and bring back all the inside of the Mac Pro (cleaned everything), I also changed the Logic Board Battery,
when were time to turn on, the Mac was "working" but NO CHIME and black screen.


This was the exactly sequence of events:

1) Before proceed to turn on the Mac I have reset the SMC with his own button on the Logic Board for 5 seconds

2) closed the case and attached back the AC plug

3) the Mac immediately turn on WITHOUT pressing the POWER BUTTON (light on the power button is on and stable)

4) Dvd drive turn on, front and rear fan spin normally and the HD drives other than the SSD Boot, spin.

5) No Chime - No Boot - no chance to use keyboard for a NVR reset



Checked immediately the DIAG_LED button:


Led 1 - Trickle Pwr ON

Led 6 - GPU Present ON

Led 7 - Power On ON

Led 8 - EFI Done OFF WHILE SHOUD BE ON (as stated in the Apple Service Manual) Indicates: EFI is done loading



I have try to reset again the SMC and change again the Logic Board Battery but nothing, the Mac start up but NO CHIME.
Swapped out the GPU, no chime, same with the Ram dims, I have try to pull out every dims and leave only 2 in the upper riser althought the memory riser diagnostic leds are all OFF (so no faulty dimms). Also removed Airport Card.

For test purpose I also have try to swap back the old CPUs but the things remain the same; NO CHIME, NO BOOT.


What lead me here before buy a new logic board or power supply is the LED 8 from the DIAGNOSTIC LEDs.


On every post I have find googling around NO ONE  ever report the behave of the Led 8 in they'r Mac Pro:

LED 8 - EFI DONE - In my case OFF while as stated in the Apple Service Manual, should be ON.


also notice that  Led 6 - GPU Present in my case the light is ON also if the GPU card is pulled out, strange uh?


Could someone here please help me to understand better what's happen to my Mac Pro?



The only other clue I can provide about a strange behave of my Mac before the upgrade is that from about a year ago after I have installed the ATI RADEON 5770 HD Instead of his standard GPU, when I hit the POWER BUTTON, before to hear the CHIME I had to what 5-10 seconds and after the Netkas 2.1 Firmware Update the time to have the CHIME was the same.

This delay of the chime sound could be related with the LED 8 EFI DONE OFF?

I also have try to PUSH the Power Button for 10 seconds for check if I eventually could be able to restore the original EFI but doesn't work, the light of the power button remain ON and don't blink.

What's happen could be related to the 2.1 Firmware Update?

I notice the the Netkas 2.1 Firmware Update for Mac Pro 1.1 in my case update only the Firmware and not the SMC (still 1.7f10), is this normal?


Thanks in advance to everyone….






Mik


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: hugo_za on July 07, 2015, 01:46:25 PM
Thanks to all for this awesome thread and app. I just recently acquired a Mac Pro 1.1 with the intention of using it as our home server (which it's doing super well). I am going to bump the spec up to 8 core, 32gb ram, a new GPU and Yosemite.

My first attempts at using the 1,1 -> 2,1 update were met with a reboot each time. It finally worked when I unplugged the superdrive. Reboot back into the OS, and as expected only 1 CPU showed up. Reboot once more and cleared the NVRam. All working as expected now.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Vipereye on July 09, 2015, 04:12:51 PM
Good evening everybody!!! I have recently updated my mac pro 1.1 to 2.1 successfully with the updater from the first page. But I have a HUGE issue!!  :'( I applied the update and everything was working perfect (2.1 identified on System Preferences, etc...) but yesterday I upgraded my two 2.66Ghz x5150 Dual Core processors to two 3.0 Ghz x5365 Quad Core processors and when I powered on again my Mac Pro, the power light was turned on, fans working, but no chime nor anything (screen with no signal in black,  etc)...so It's not booting!!!! just a continuos sound like when it's trying to open the dvd tray..., so I turned off and turned on again and always is in the same way, PLEASE HELP ME!!.... I am blocked! And don't know what to do... :'( Thank you in advance to everybody.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: trifero on July 16, 2015, 03:36:16 AM
Sounds good!
However this is new upgrade tool version for mp1.1-005D-B00 fw, with support for the "release dates" collect 'till now:
Mine is (was) 0709141354
cim01's rd was 0708280936

I can't test it so I hope it will works, otherwise you can download the previous version (up on this page) and patch with your personal release date.
Have a nice day folks!

Antonello (ant0)

Thank you so much. I was desperate when upgraded my Mac Pro 1,1 with the X5365 cpu´s. So hot and strange reboots, "unknow procesor"  item. Now works like a charm.

Thnx!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: trifero on July 16, 2015, 03:39:27 AM
Good evening everybody!!! I have recently updated my mac pro 1.1 to 2.1 successfully with the updater from the first page. But I have a HUGE issue!!  :'( I applied the update and everything was working perfect (2.1 identified on System Preferences, etc...) but yesterday I upgraded my two 2.66Ghz x5150 Dual Core processors to two 3.0 Ghz x5365 Quad Core processors and when I powered on again my Mac Pro, the power light was turned on, fans working, but no chime nor anything (screen with no signal in black,  etc)...so It's not booting!!!! just a continuos sound like when it's trying to open the dvd tray..., so I turned off and turned on again and always is in the same way, PLEASE HELP ME!!.... I am blocked! And don't know what to do... :'( Thank you in advance to everybody.

I have seen this before, the same happened to me.  I hope i´m wrong, but it seems you made a bad cpu replacement. Probably you have bended one or more pins in the cpu sockets.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Vipereye on July 22, 2015, 08:58:56 PM
Thank you for you reply! OMG! Hope no... :o I'm going to check that pins and replace them with the old ones..., now I have to open it again..., what a nightmare!  :-[ I will keep you updated! Pray not to have them bended and have to replace the main board...  :'( thank you so much!!  ;)


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Speedingfreak on August 12, 2015, 07:56:07 PM
Hi there all! Just opened up the good old MacPro1,1 to replace the stock GPU for a secondhand HD5770. This is all in advance off upgrading the CPU's with 2 E5345 and finally installing the Mac with Yosemite.

Used the firmware update tool and it worked just fine! So here in the Netherlands the upgrade is closing in!!


Title: Ping AND the location of the Internet source for this update
Post by: uruiamme on August 18, 2015, 08:05:56 AM
VERY late to the party, but desperately trying to figure this out...

I have the tool, and it does indeed try to head out to the web for its payload, which I cannot see into since the script was made read-only.  I have not yet sniffed out where it is headed and what it expects to find, but I'm confident something's changed - whatever site and file name it expects to see it can't, and so it reports (after trying for about 30 seconds) that the app has no Internet access.

Thanks!

According to the script file inside the zipped program, the firmware tool needs to download this file from Apple:
http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=15048&cat=61&platform=osx&method=sa/MacProFirmwareUpdate1.2.dmg

So in order to check for connectivity, it pings www.apple.com. You can see this in the file named "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool.scpt" located in the folder: MacPro2006-2007FirmwareTool\Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool.app\Contents\Resources\Scripts

It is not trying to phone home your mother's maiden name or spam the Internet or anything, but it seems to rely on a ping of a webserver... which is not a recommended way to check access of http (Web) access, as it is a different protocol entirely. If I was the coder, I would replace the ping with a wget of the apple.com homepage to test for web access. A more intuitive error message would have helped, too! And perhaps the coder could have written the program to permit the user to manually download the dmg file from Apple themselves... and the program would work offline.

I hope to try out the firmware tool soon. I wished some of the caveats could be linked to a FAQ so we didn't have to browse 32 pages of this thread!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nbfiore on August 23, 2015, 07:08:33 PM
I have tried this three times on my 2006 mac pro and still not working, I have followed the instructions to a tee and still no go?


Title: Re: Ping AND the location of the Internet source for this update
Post by: uruiamme on September 07, 2015, 06:48:35 AM
I hope to try out the firmware tool soon. I wished some of the caveats could be linked to a FAQ so we didn't have to browse 32 pages of this thread!!

I tried it. Everything worked for me except the instructions. With the machine off, press and hold the power button until you hear the buzzer, and then release. The fist post was a bit vague on how that part happens.

I did an upgrade and a downgrade and another upgrade of my Mac Pro 1,1 firmware. I also needed to fix a blank serial number ... there is a secret CD app for that! I used the one from 2007 I think. The download was about 11 MB.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mattshacks on September 08, 2015, 11:53:39 AM
Hi all,

I really hope there's some help to find here.

- My config : MacPro1,1
- OS X 10.5.8
- Boot-ROM-Version      :   MP11.005D.B00
- SMC-Version (System):   1.7f10

I read a lot of threads on this already, but couldn't find a version of the tool that's not crashing on my system.

After downloading the firmware update tool from post one and starting the tool, I keep getting this error :



Process:         Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool [917]
Path:            /Users/admin/Downloads/Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool.app/Contents/MacOS/Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool
Identifier:      com.apple.ASApplication
Version:         ??? (???)
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [73]

Interval Since Last Report:          19570 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           3
Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  0 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   3

Date/Time:       2015-09-08 12:40:41.322 +0200
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)
Report Version:  6
Anonymous UUID:  C9328D4E-852F-4542-BD20-417B4EB7E591

Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread:  0

Dyld Error Message:
  unknown required load command 0x80000022




Since I am not that good in interpreting these reports, I hope that there's some help to find here.
I already searched for the error message in this forum and only found it mentioned once in the 4,1 -> 5,1 thread.
Unfortunately, there's no answer to find either.

I also installed the matching xcode package thinking there might be some valid 'load command' the tool is missong.

Anything I could have been done wrong (well - probably a lot ) ?

Any help is greatly appreciated 
Thanks a lot for any help.

Matts


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: spirochete on September 10, 2015, 06:49:58 PM
For those of you where the 1,1 -> 2,1 updater FAILED………

I too had this fail and fail, and fail, and fail  - process seemed normal - updater downloaded files - created RAM disk - restart with flashing LED / long tone - Firmware progress bar appeared (only for about 1 sec) and then switched to booting from its HD. About this Mac > still a 1,1   !!!

 ???

Must've tried this 20 or more different ways over a couple of days - tried just about every permutation I could think of - nothing !

Just about to give up, and as one last try - ( still leaving Mac in its 'barebones' factory state - i.e. no extra hardware, Apple vid card etc)…..

clean install of OSX 10.7.5 on a clean drive - nothing else

Single 'clean' Admin User account

Set startup drive to the fresh install

reboot ( pulled other drive sleds out ) so that it only had the one clean install drive……

Download a fresh copy of the updater from the Netkas site (you must be logged into Netkas to see / get it)

Ran it ( as per dozens of other times !),

Reboot with button held down until it flashes……… chime…… Apple Logo AND ………..Firmware Bar !!!!!!!!!

About a minute to reflash - reboots - Mac now shows 2,1 - YAAAYYY !!

WHY?……. I have abs' NO idea what was blocking it, but something clearly was.

So, If you're one of those who gave this up as a lost cause (as I almost did), you might want to have one last try…………..??

Rgds to all,

TAMM


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: zondas on September 24, 2015, 12:45:13 PM
Please help me

I have a Mac Pro 1.1.I upgraded it with X5355 and then i have tried update the firmware to 2.1.I have the ROM MP11.005D.B00.I have the Update tool of ant0.But it nothing work.I have tried it about 20x.Please help me.I hear the GONG and than it started direct to HD (OS X).There is no a firmwarebar nothing.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: 505_pike on September 24, 2015, 06:06:10 PM
Couldn't have been any easier. Get a little more life from this 9 year old dinosaur. Many Thanks to developer.

Basic Machine Specs: 2006 A1186 5365x2, ATI 4870hd, WD Velociraptor HD


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: zondas on September 25, 2015, 08:45:43 AM
Can everybody help me Please.I can`t update my MacPr 1.1.There is no Process bar.It booted direct in OS X.After Creating RamDisk , i shutdown the mac and upon restarting i hold down the power button.I hear the GONG and left the Powerbutton but they to do nothing to update the firmware.There is noch Process bar and it startet direct in HD.Please help me !!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: eitch on October 08, 2015, 04:06:03 PM
just run the f/w update on a 2006 4.1
Works great.

BIG thankyou


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on October 09, 2015, 12:02:27 AM
zondas, do you have an EFI card?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: daav on October 11, 2015, 12:29:10 PM
installed with a 2006 MacPro with success on Yosemite

u guys rock !

thanx


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sv1cec on January 18, 2016, 09:36:34 PM
I am trying to update my firmware from 2006 to 2007, but it seems it doesn't work. I am running El Capitan. Is the tool supported under El Capitan?

Many thanks


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bax2003 on February 06, 2016, 12:37:18 AM
I am trying to update my firmware from 2006 to 2007, but it seems it doesn't work. I am running El Capitan. Is the tool supported under El Capitan?

Many thanks

I had success under Snow Leopard ( 10.6 ), Lion ( 10.7 ) and Mountain Lion ( 10.8 ). On newer OS X version, especially Yosemite (10.10) - just problems.
I recommend you to go to 10.6 or 10.7 and upgrade from there.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: apple666 on February 08, 2016, 04:52:15 PM
So I have following config:

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Name:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   4 MB
  Memory:   32 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10
  Serial Number (system):   G875031K0GN
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F20EFBFE

Under 10.7.5 I am doing firmware update, everything seems to go fine. Shutdown. Hold power button until long beep, screen goes gray but no logo no progress bar, after about 30s computer restarts and OS loads. Unfortunately it still shows as MacPro 1.1 like update was not done at all.
 When I run firmware update software again it gives me option to upgrade firmware, so no upgrade happened.

Any ideas?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: apple666 on February 10, 2016, 07:00:45 PM
So answering my own question. Seems that firmware update tool does not work with Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
 However if the only reason you do Firmware update is to upgrade CPU and your Mac Pro has already MP11.005D.B00, then firmware update is not necessary.
You can use for example Xeon X5365. The only thing is that system profiler will show CPU as 3Ghz "Unknown" but it does work properly, all cores are working cache etc.
No kernel panics. If you do Geekbench test it shows proper score and Geekbench does recognize CPU as X5365.
So the only downside of not upgrading Firmware on MP11.005D.B00 is purely cosmetic.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: DavNeil on April 12, 2016, 01:16:26 PM
So I have following config:

Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro1,1
  Processor Name:   Dual-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.66 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   4
  L2 Cache (per Processor):   4 MB
  Memory:   32 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.33 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MP11.005D.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.7f10
  Serial Number (system):   G875031K0GN
  Hardware UUID:   00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F20EFBFE

Under 10.7.5 I am doing firmware update, everything seems to go fine. Shutdown. Hold power button until long beep, screen goes gray but no logo no progress bar, after about 30s computer restarts and OS loads. Unfortunately it still shows as MacPro 1.1 like update was not done at all.
 When I run firmware update software again it gives me option to upgrade firmware, so no upgrade happened.

Any ideas?

I have same issue but version is B08 but I think this is due to Bootcamp install being improperly destroyed. I received this computer and it will not boot to anything and gave windows boot disk error. From that hint I am able to boot it easily but no firmware upgrade.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: DavNeil on April 12, 2016, 01:33:33 PM
I am trying to update my firmware from 2006 to 2007, but it seems it doesn't work. I am running El Capitan. Is the tool supported under El Capitan?

Many thanks

It didn't work for me in El Capitan, I think it didn't work on 10.10.5 (Yose) too but worked with 10.10.3 (Yose) or earlier version till 10.7.5. I am having little tough time with 10.6.8 but it could be my setup.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Revoxy on April 13, 2016, 10:01:15 PM
I hope someone can help me  ???

I flashed (on 10.75) the slightly modded Version from Page 13. My Mac turned on and flashed the efi.
After my restart and got stuck with both CPU LED's on.

I tried all kinds of Reset (even removed the Battery for 1 Day)

I pressed the ON Button for more than 5s and my Pro asked for the recovery CD 1.4.
For a few seconds it loads the EFI from the CD but still both CPU LED shine on.

My basic configuration was with two 2GHZ 5130 but even with x5355 the problem seems to be the same!

Now i have a few Questions:
Is flashing the firmware so risky (i already flashed one MAC in 2014)?
Is there any possibility to recover the efi with another tool?
Should i flash the next EFI with the x5355 or the old 5130 ?
Is it possible to soldier a bios Chip of a 2.1 into the 1.1 Board? (i have prof. tools, but i don't know if there are other flash memorys on the board, or an product number check etc.)?





Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: timdale21 on April 19, 2016, 04:36:20 PM
Can I upgrade to firmware 2 1 before upgrading my processors?  I have them coming but was wondering if that is possible.  I look forward to some responses.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on April 21, 2016, 08:08:51 PM
Yes


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: dalanm on May 08, 2016, 03:18:37 PM
Hi.  I upgraded my old 2006 Mac Pro from 2.66 dual core to 3.0 quad core and I have 14gb of memory running OS 10.7.5.  It went pretty easily.  The benchmark test for 64bit multi core went from 4622 to 11360.  The "about this Mac" screen didn't recognize the processors, so I tried to install the 2,1 firmware.  I got the message that I needed to be connected to the Internet (even though I was) and couldn't install it.  I ended up installing CPUInjector and got the computer to list the right processor, instead of "unknown".  I still had the high benchmark when I tested it again.

Today, I got the firmware update to install.  When I upgraded from 1,1 to 2,1, I did another bench test and my multi core number got cut in half, back down to about 5500.  I removed the CPUInjector and got the same benchmark score.  I tested converting a 2gb (17 min) video.  With 1,1 installed it was going to take 30mins.  With 2,1 installed, it was going to take 45 minutes. I didn't wait until it completed.  I just waited a few minutes to  give it time to start converting.  Just wondering if anyone knows why my benchmark goes down when I upgrade to 2,1 and if there's something I can do to bring it back up.  I guess I'll have to stick with 1,1 for now unless someone has an idea I can try.  I'd also like to run a newer OS if I get brave enough to try some of those ideas.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Appleusr on May 09, 2016, 06:01:44 PM
I just install X5355s into my 2006 Mac Pro. updated the firmware, I am now having issues with it starting and freezing.
The firmware seem to work, but now I get it running and then freezes, and won't get past the boot screen.

Any help?

Thanks
Rob


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ashergrey on June 09, 2016, 06:11:49 AM
To those having trouble running the firmware updater on El Capitan (or likely later systems), you must first disable system integrity protection (SIP).

Doing so is as simple as booting into the recovery partition and entering a terminal command (Google it... easy to find). Once SIP is disabled, the firmware update will work as it has under previous versions of Mac OS X. After it's complete, remember to enable SIP once again.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: PhilippSilvo on June 20, 2016, 08:03:59 PM
Well, I got some issues with my Mac Pro (2006, 1.1) aswell...
I now got El Capitan running perfectly thanks to netkas, and I'd like to upgrade to firmware 2.1 in order to use Windows 10 64-Bit as my Bootcamp partition. Because of SIP, I'd need to use csrutil in the recovery mode's terminal, but even with perfectly fine El Capitan installation flash drives, I'm not able to start it (Recovery Mode). Everytime I selected it with holding Alt at the start, the Mac just ignores it and boots the regular Hard drive.. Can anybody help me with that?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on June 20, 2016, 08:16:56 PM
Have to put boot.efi in re partition as well.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: roto31 on July 02, 2016, 08:22:04 PM
So I have been having issues in trying to get my 1,1 updated to the 2,1 firmware. I currently have MP11.88Z.005C. B08 on mine, which I thought was the "easy and straight forward" version to upgrade. I ran the tool on it's own from Lion, rebooted, held the button till the flashing power light, it got the upgrade tone, but no progress bar and then instantly restarts. after restarting I checked the Profiler and it is still showing MP11.88Z.005C. B08 as the firmware. I have also done as others have done and held the power button all the way through the light and the tone and I have the same thing happen - instant reboot and reboots to show the original firmware. I have also mounted and copied the 2,1 firmware package to my desktop to see if the installer will pull it from there in the same way the 4,1 to 5,1 firmware updater works (which I have done successfully). I unplugged everything but the drive Lion is booting off of, have the original nVidia 7300GT installed and I have the same results even after reinstalling Lion with a brand new clean install.

Am I doing anything wrong or missing something in the process??  ??? ??? ???

Guidance and suggestions would be appreciated. Especially since the firmware upgrade on my 4,1 went so smoothly.

Thank you,
Roto31

*UPDATE
I was able to successfully get it to flash correctly. I did a fresh install of Lion then booted into Safe mode. Ran the tool, did a shut down and held the power button till the power light flashed and went through the process. I knew I had a successful flash when the DVD drive ejected.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nchoe123 on July 06, 2016, 04:09:24 AM
*UPDATE
I was able to successfully get it to flash correctly. I did a fresh install of Lion then booted into Safe mode. Ran the tool, did a shut down and held the power button till the power light flashed and went through the process. I knew I had a successful flash when the DVD drive ejected.

Hmm. I haas you, and that version. But the Safe mode bit didn't do the trick for me. However it's not a fresh install or anything. I'd prefer not to have to roll back that far; also I'm debating whether or not to get the 5365 anyhow. If the only problem is that it shows up as "unknown processor"... well, I could be ok with that. I got the mac pro for free, so I'm trying to make sure it doesn't turn into a money pit.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mysticalos on July 06, 2016, 11:48:14 PM
Well the larger issue isn't whether it recognizes a new processor so much as making sierra less of a hassle to install later on since it blocks out 3,1 and 4,1 mac pros. So flashing to a 5,1 is a sure way to save the hardware from apples alienation for another generation of the OS


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nchoe123 on July 08, 2016, 04:14:25 AM
Did I really write "haas you"? weird.

I don't even have a 3,1 or 4,1; this thread is about the 1,1->2,1 isn't it?

So I don't know why mine won't take the firmware update. Maybe I'll pull out my other drive(s) before doing it, maybe try Safe Mode Boot again.

I don't plan on doing Sierra on this machine-- I have other machines it'll work on. But quite a few apps that I like on my existing macs require os > 10.7, so I'd like to run 10.9 or 10.11 even perhaps. Then my workflow between my various machines would be similar.

Note also that I'm not doing serious moneymaking work on this box; I'm not a video editor nor a photographer or music producer.



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: nchoe123 on July 09, 2016, 04:07:40 PM
cross-posted from a similar thread on ArsTechnica, which also points to this thread, confusingly enough. I thought it was significant enough to make a note of and share my experiences here.

HEYYY! i got it to work

maybe this is just voodoo, but I:

ran the fw updater.

copied the files from the ramdisk into  ~/Downloads (I wanted to look at them afterwards) == I doubt this had anything to do with the success but just wanted to mention it

opened up Startup Disk to see what it was set to. (it was my SSD)

thought, hmm, maybe that unset the ramdisk from being the boot disk

reran fw updater

shut down

held the button down... past the crazy blinking... until I heard the error-sounding tone... held it down another second, and somewhere in there heard the regular startup chime... let go

then the startup screen had a little grey progress bar ; the dvd drive ejected and then sucked back in again.

and then it had worked!




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jbarley on July 13, 2016, 06:47:20 AM
Just now joined up to thank whoever for this "Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool",
download it and ran it on my "MacPro1,1 Dual-Core 3.0Ghz Intel Xeon and it worked straight away.
Now reporting MacPro 2,1 and Boot ROM Version:   MP21.007F.B06.
Thanks again... :)

edit: don't really know why I did this update, just to see if it would work I guess,  ;D


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: ptazta on October 26, 2016, 04:35:59 PM
Hi, a few years ago I updated the firmware correctly, now, I'm going to re-install the mountain lion osx from cero.
My problem is that appear s prohibited symbol on screen and I cant nothing. If i reboot and press the alt button for select my usb installer with mountain lion and click enter for go to install the system, appear the prohibited symbol.

The question is...... how affect the update firmware 2006 to 2007, If I updated the firmware is neccesary downgrade to 2006 mac pro for re-install the osx?

Thanks.
Sorry for my english!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: owbp on October 27, 2016, 09:01:24 AM
@ptazta,
Problem isn't in firmware, Mountain Lion is is first OS X that didn't support MP1,1/2,1.
You'll have to use boot.efi that Tiamo made for Mavericks (works with ML too).

http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mac-pro-2-1-and-os-x-mavericks.1598176/page-2#post-18411621


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: mostwanted34 on November 04, 2016, 07:13:32 PM
Hey, I am having issue running the utility. im getting this error log when I try and run it. I am running OSX 10.5.8. Id like to get this to be a couple versions higher once I can get it to 2,1 and new graphics and cpu's.


Process:         Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool [439]
Path:            /Users/mostwanted12354/Desktop/Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool 2.app/Contents/MacOS/Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool
Identifier:      com.apple.ASApplication
Version:         ??? (???)
Code Type:       X86 (Native)
Parent Process:  launchd [101]

Interval Since Last Report:          2401 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:           3
Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  0 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   3

Date/Time:       2016-11-04 02:06:50.419 -0400
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a)
Report Version:  6
Anonymous UUID:  1437C95D-E238-41AB-A8A7-DE78799084DB

Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread:  0

Dyld Error Message:
  unknown required load command 0x80000022


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Madao on November 13, 2016, 11:45:23 PM
Just wanted to thanks macefirom, Mr.Cobalt and grammataki for the awesome effort put into this thread , i have the B00 firmware problem, just kept reading and now problem is solved, I think the "modified" version of the firmware update for B00 firmw users should be sticked to the first post so new ppl looking for 2.1 with problems can easily solve it.

Writed from my Mac pro 2.1 /w 5355 Xeons running OS X El Capitan.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: sycho56 on December 06, 2016, 07:22:01 AM
Hi, I recently bought two x5355's and 16gb of ram for my Mac Pro 1,1. I installed both the upgrades and proceeded to use the Firmware Tool provided here to make it more compatible. I had not had any problems with it but I heard of instability issues with the system with out it. I went and tried to upgrade it to the 2,1 with it and it went through the process okay the first time but it did not update it seemed so I went and tried again. Upon the second attempt my power went out!!! After the power was restored I went to power on my Mac and hoped it had not broken and my worries seem to have been true. Upon booting the system I now get TWO mac boot up "bong" noises and no video output after the fan on my 8800 quiets down, where it usually starts outputting. It appears to operate fine but it has no video output now, I know it works because after about the time I had it set to go to sleep it goes to sleep. I don't know what to do and I have high hopes that someone here will know what to do, I don't have the money to buy a new Mac.... Please someone help me if you can!

Thank you in advance to anyone who attempts to help me...

Side notes, I am running El Capitan on this system, and because the 8800GT is not "compatible" with mac correctly it does not show the apple logo upon booting. It never has with that card. I tried putting the original 7300GT in the system but that does not work either. I don't know what is wrong.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: alienkidmj12 on December 23, 2016, 07:45:34 PM
sorry for my ignorance but i have a mac pro 1,1 3 ghz with 64 gb ram, what will i gain by upgrading the firmware to 2,1 ?

currently have firmware MP11.005C.B08


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: CapnDavey on December 24, 2016, 06:49:00 PM
nothing unless you upgrade to clovertown CPU's


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: derek.nicholls on October 30, 2017, 07:05:54 AM
thanks! it worked for me!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Aled72 on March 30, 2018, 01:13:27 PM
Hi to all,
i have a Mac Pro 1.1 with Lion fully updated:
Boot Rom MP11.004C.B08
SMC 1.15f3

is dual core Xenon 2,66 GHz

I want to upgrade cpu with quad core 3GHz

I downloaded the tool but when I launch it jumping in my dock and done nothing.
I must install before my new CPU or after?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: yzfnyc on March 30, 2018, 09:53:04 PM
Hi to all,
i have a Mac Pro 1.1 with Lion fully updated:
Boot Rom MP11.004C.B08
SMC 1.15f3

is dual core Xenon 2,66 GHz

I want to upgrade cpu with quad core 3GHz

I downloaded the tool but when I launch it jumping in my dock and done nothing.
I must install before my new CPU or after?


You need to install before your new CPU and it's not working because you need to download the firmware from apple and open it but don't install.  Then you have to run the tool on this post.

Step 1:  Download firmware from Apple:  https://support.apple.com/kb/DL206?locale=en_US (https://support.apple.com/kb/DL206?locale=en_US)

Open it up but don't install it.

Step 2: Download firmware @MacEFIRom tool: http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1094.0;attach=888 (http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1094.0;attach=888)

Step 3:Follow instructions on Firmware install:

Once shutdown hold the Power button until you see rapid blinking light and it should install.  best of luck



Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: jero07 on April 02, 2018, 10:00:49 PM
Had a hard time installing this firmware, just thought I'd let people know what worked for me.

Mac Pro 1,1 - 2 x 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
OSX - El Capitan 10.11.6
Firmware version: MP11.005C.08B

As you can see the firmware was not the unusual version some users were reporting so it should have been a straightforward update.

The program would execute, successfully create the RamDisk image, restarted as instructed holding power until light flashing/tone sounded then it would just start as normal, without installing the update.

The solution? Installed Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (the last officially supported version of OSX) on a new drive, booted from Snow Leopard and ran the firmware tool from there. Worked like magic, the first time, no issues.

Good luck!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: paredown on April 10, 2018, 04:11:30 PM
You have s standard rom version so this patched version doesn't work on your machine. Try to download the original program posted By  macefirom (page one).
Just wanted to chime in and thank the original poster and Ant0 for figuring out that there were different ROM ids on the 1,1.

Mine was clearly a replacement mobo with no serial # and an id of MP11.005D.B00.0708280936, I used the Apple serializer to add in the serial number off the machine tag--instant SMC update, and a lot of commotion (fans running high speed etc.)

Then I could not figure out why the 2,1 upgrade would not run. Started fresh this morning and found Ant0's patched version, and voila--done. Took 2 boots as before to find both processors.

Running a clean install of OSX 10.7.5

Now I need to put the original memory boards/memory/vid card back in to see if I have additional problems that were not showing up--but as of right now--I'm a happy boy!!!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bidzer on July 20, 2018, 12:41:25 PM
You have s standard rom version so this patched version doesn't work on your machine. Try to download the original program posted By  macefirom (page one).
Just wanted to chime in and thank the original poster and Ant0 for figuring out that there were different ROM ids on the 1,1.

Mine was clearly a replacement mobo with no serial # and an id of MP11.005D.B00.0708280936, I used the Apple serializer to add in the serial number off the machine tag--instant SMC update, and a lot of commotion (fans running high speed etc.)

Then I could not figure out why the 2,1 upgrade would not run. Started fresh this morning and found Ant0's patched version, and voila--done. Took 2 boots as before to find both processors.

Running a clean install of OSX 10.7.5

Now I need to put the original memory boards/memory/vid card back in to see if I have additional problems that were not showing up--but as of right now--I'm a happy boy!!!

Morning All!

  Hoping there are still people who are reading this thread!  Having an issue getting up to 2,1.  I have a stock (2x Dual) 2.66ghz.  When running the tool I receive the rather annoying 5570 error when trying to download the scripts.  I've tried to edit the patch file to no avail for my firmware.  Internet access is available.  Probably doing it wrong. This is a fresh install of SL 10.6 upgraded to 10.6.8  ANY help is greatly appreciated.  Spent a bunch of hours on it already

Here my system stats:

Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro 1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66GHz
Number of Processors: 2
Total Number Of Cores: 4
L2 Cache: 4MB
Memory: 32GB
Bus Speed: 1.33GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10




Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on July 21, 2018, 10:32:30 PM
Download the file and put on desktop.

Do a google search for that error, read pages from this forum that are found.

4,1/5,1 has similar issue, but keep in mind that 2,1 flash doesn't get you same increase as those guys, so maybe not worth spending much time on.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bidzer on July 22, 2018, 12:53:35 AM
I was able to get the 5570 error to stop showing up with that method.  Thought I was in the clear, The tool finishes and tells me to reboot and hold down for blinking lights, etc.  I do that, I enter the flash mode but it just disappears quickly as if it doesn't write anything.  Is the SMC version not allowing me to change to 2,1?

Thanks for the reply.

Download the file and put on desktop.

Do a google search for that error, read pages from this forum that are found.

4,1/5,1 has similar issue, but keep in mind that 2,1 flash doesn't get you same increase as those guys, so maybe not worth spending much time on.


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: Rominator on July 22, 2018, 09:21:21 AM
You are using an EFI GPU?


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bidzer on July 22, 2018, 04:19:16 PM
You are using an EFI GPU?

Rominator,

I'm using the original Nvidia 7300 on 10.7.5  The flash screen with the progress bar shows up for about 2 seconds then the system reboots. 

I upgraded the 2 dual cores to 2 quad core E5345's last night in hopes that would settle the update issues but also a no go.  The system sees the quad cores but unknown due to 1,1.

I've also just tried the Shell SMC update to 1.15f3 but my guess is that's failing as the system is still stuck at 1,1.  I feel like I'm running in circles.  All my data matches everyone who has flashed successfully, so not sure anymore.  My system currently has:

Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

I really appreciate all the help.  Don't mind trying anything new.  Just don't want to create a large BRICK!  haha





Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: bidzer on July 25, 2018, 05:26:43 PM
I seem to have finally succeeded in what was looking like a horrible loop to nowhere.  Ended up pushing the edited SMC firmware for a 2,1 via the EFI shell, then the firmware tool worked fine after that. 
Onto the video card portion now to get past lion.

Thanks for the assistance!


Title: Re: Mac Pro 2006-2007 Firmware Tool Released
Post by: monknaround on September 23, 2018, 05:40:35 PM
I have a mac pro 1,1 I've tried to flash to 2,1 and it just won't flash.  It's got a boot rom version MP11.005D.B00 SMC Version 1.7f10.  I've used the flashing tool before on other computers and it seemed to work just fine.  Is there something about "this" computer that is different or unflashable.  If anybody can help that would be great!