Apple releases firmware updates for early 2010 MacBook Air, Pro notebooks, adds Lion Recovery and sleep fix

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Date: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012, 06:20
Category: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, News, Software

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Firmware updates…they get useful.

Late Tuesday, Apple released MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.6 for its early 2010 MacBook Pro notebooks. The update, a 3 megabyte download, enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Pro (Early 2010) models.

The company also released MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.3 for its early 2010 MacBook Air notebooks. The update, a 3 megabyte download, enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and also addresses an issue where the system would sometimes restart when the power button was pressed immediately after waking from deep sleep.

The updates can be located and installed via Mac OS X’s Software Update feature and require Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the firmware updates and noticed any changes, please let us know in the comments.

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9 Responses to “Apple releases firmware updates for early 2010 MacBook Air, Pro notebooks, adds Lion Recovery and sleep fix”

  1. I downloaded the update to my 2010 MacBook Air 11″ laptop only to have it go into a indefinite loop upon rebooting.  I pressed and held the power button and restarted the laptop.  The update was not applied.  When I tried to install the update, the same thing happened again – so I have given up with this update.  What is the problem with this update?

     Frank

    f_murray@shaw.ca  

  2. Having the same issues itch my MacBook Pro. Tried restarting after update was hanging and now won’t boot up. Can’t even access Safe Mode. In line for Genius Bar as I type this. Let you know what they say. Grrrr!

  3. Had to reinstall Lion OS X to fix. Glad all my data survived!

  4. do you notice any improvements with the firmware installed? 

  5. Hello All, since this update was applied, I can no longer access our corporate network via VPN connection, intact, all VPN connections fail. Something has changed and its not software related, because I booted of a clone disk from a backup a week ago and the same issue occurs… prior to the EFI update, this was working perfectly. Steve

  6. Tried to update my 2010 MBP and both times I’ve tried it goes to a white screen upon rebooting.  It won’t restart.  Pressing the power button just puts it to sleep and it can never restart.

    I had to let the battery run out yesterday to get it to reboot and the update was NOT applied.

    Looks like this morning I am going to have to do the same thing all over again.  I will NOT be updating my Mac with this update again.

  7. After updating macbook pro won’t pull in the discs.
    And drive produces the noise while waking from sleep.

  8. After upgrading the EFI, my MacBook Pro 15″ (MacBookPro6,2) has had trouble waking up after going to sleep.  Specifically, sometimes when I close the lid and then open the lid, the screen remains dark.  If I look real close, I can see the windows, (indicating the problem is really with the backlighting) though not well enough to be able to go and issue a restart or orderly shutdown, so I have to power the computer off by holding the power button for 10 seconds, and then powering it back up.  I’ve used the procedure to reset the SMC, but it did not affect the problem.  Has anyone else seen this?

  9. . Tried restarting after update was hanging and now won’t boot up. Can’t
    even access Safe Mode. In line for Genius Bar as I type this. Let you
    know what they say