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Author Topic: Mac Pro Firmware Upgrade Utility Released!  (Read 988071 times)
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« Reply #1155 on: August 30, 2017, 08:46:06 PM »

If you sure everything you've done are correct. Try to boot from another HDD.

There are some reports about a particular HDD can cause no firmware update. Reason is unknown. But it clearly affected the 4,1 to 5,1 flashing tool. May be it can affect the native Apple firmware as well.

Mine is Intel DC S3500 SSD 300 GB with small BootCamp partition on it.
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« Reply #1156 on: September 14, 2017, 08:50:55 AM »

If you sure everything you've done are correct. Try to boot from another HDD.

There are some reports about a particular HDD can cause no firmware update. Reason is unknown. But it clearly affected the 4,1 to 5,1 flashing tool. May be it can affect the native Apple firmware as well.

Mine is Intel DC S3500 SSD 300 GB with small BootCamp partition on it.

I suggest you get a blank HDD, connect it via the native SATA 2 port, install Mavericks on it. Then boot it with a Mac EFI GPU then try again.
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« Reply #1157 on: September 15, 2017, 06:06:30 AM »

I agree with h9826790.

Remove all other hard drives & external USB memory until after the firmware flash

Do a clean Mavericks 10.9.5 install to an empty HDD.

Put the Apple firmwae update DMG on your user root folder ( the updater will look for it there )

Shutdown

Do a PRAM reset.

After the PRAM reset, boot from the EFI R9 280X holding down the power button until you either hear a long tone or see the LEDs flashing.



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« Reply #1158 on: September 15, 2017, 11:36:48 PM »

Can you send me the DMG link?
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« Reply #1159 on: September 16, 2017, 07:10:13 AM »

Don't you have Google ?  Grin

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201518#macpro
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Mac Pro 4,1 upped to 5,1 Dual Quad Core 2.93ghz 17Gb 480Gb SSD TRIM enabled.
HIS HD 7950 3Gb 5.0 GT/s EFI on mDP to DVI + DVI to DVI.
10.9.5 - 10.12.6  - 10.6.8 - Win 7 not Bootcamp. 
AREA 2 port USB 3.1 & Inateck USB 3.0 4 port in OS X 10.9.5.
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« Reply #1160 on: September 16, 2017, 05:23:31 PM »

^^^^That is NOT the latest firmware for a 5,1 cMP.  AFAIK, the latest FW is only available and is included with the Current Beta High Sierra download.

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« Reply #1161 on: September 16, 2017, 06:28:25 PM »

That's the one I already got. Maybe I will try to do what you've recommended.
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« Reply #1162 on: September 16, 2017, 09:36:23 PM »

It worked after clean installation of Mavericks Wink BIOS updated!
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« Reply #1163 on: September 19, 2017, 12:34:39 AM »

It worked after clean installation of Mavericks Wink BIOS updated!

Congratulation! Now you can run the High Sierra GM installer to update to the latest firmware (you can run it just for the firmware, once firmware update completed, you can abort the actual MacOS installation).
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« Reply #1164 on: September 19, 2017, 11:07:14 AM »

Firmware is actually a BIOS Wink
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« Reply #1165 on: September 19, 2017, 01:19:43 PM »

Firmware is actually a BIOS Wink

This utility can only make your 4,1 become 5,1, but you are not with the latest firmware yet until you run the High Sierra installer.
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« Reply #1166 on: September 19, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »

I think that Spacedust actually had troubles with latest, High Sierra, firmware update, not 4,1 to 5,1 upgrade. But I am usually wrong so who knows... Cheesy
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« Reply #1167 on: September 20, 2017, 07:33:50 AM »

Anyone figure out what the version number is for new 5,1 firmware?

And what it added or took away?
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« Reply #1168 on: September 20, 2017, 09:58:32 AM »

On my 4,1 bumped to 5,1

I think that it only adds APFS support
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Hardware Overview:

  Model Name:   Mac Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacPro5,1
  Processor Name:   Quad-Core Intel Xeon
  Processor Speed:   2.93 GHz
  Number of Processors:   2
  Total Number of Cores:   8
  L2 Cache (per Core):   256 KB
  L3 Cache (per Processor):   8 MB
  Memory:   17 GB
  Processor Interconnect Speed:   6.4 GT/s
  Boot ROM Version:   MP51.0084.B00
  SMC Version (system):   1.39f5
  SMC Version (processor tray):   1.39f5
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HIS HD 7950 3Gb 5.0 GT/s EFI on mDP to DVI + DVI to DVI.
10.9.5 - 10.12.6  - 10.6.8 - Win 7 not Bootcamp. 
AREA 2 port USB 3.1 & Inateck USB 3.0 4 port in OS X 10.9.5.
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« Reply #1169 on: September 20, 2017, 10:24:55 AM »

Trying to install it now.

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