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      AvatarCharles
      Create Pro Staff
      #416938

      If you are running 10.13 high Sierra and want to upgrade to the latest firmware to support NVMe SSD’s you can run this file from the desktop, it will prompt you to install the firmware by shutting down and holding the power button for 10 seconds. No need to boot in to a full Mojave installer. You will need a metal capable graphics card.

      Download here.

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      AvatarPewee2000
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      #417126

      Does this patch work with a 2009 8core 4,1 patched to 5,1? I’m already on High Sierra 10.13.6 with boot rom MP51.0089.B00, but can’t get NVME boot to work. I even tried the Mojave installer firmware update. It went through the process, but it didn’t update it. Did I need to disable SIP again? Seen like there are lots of different methods, but I don’t want to keep trying different ones incase I brick my machine.

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      AvatarAndreaDS
      Mac User
      #417252

      Hello Charles,

      i have a doubt about your post #416938

      i have a Mac Pro 2009 4.1 pathed 5.1 with boot rom MP51.0089.B00, High Sierra 10.13.6 and graphics card Sapphire Radeon RX580

      for firmware update i need to use a compatible Mac efi video card (such the original ATI Radeon HD 4870 ) or i can proceed with the Sapphire card ( even though i don’t see the gray apple screen ) ?

      Thank you

      Andrea

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      AvatarCharles
      Create Pro Staff
      #417254

      Hello Charles,

      i have a doubt about your post #416938

      i have a Mac Pro 2009 4.1 pathed 5.1 with boot rom MP51.0089.B00, High Sierra 10.13.6 and graphics card Sapphire Radeon RX580

      for firmware update i need to use a compatible Mac efi video card (such the original ATI Radeon HD 4870 ) or i can proceed with the Sapphire card ( even though i don’t see the gray apple screen ) ?

      Thank you

      Andrea

      Hi Andrea.

       

      As the firmware updater is based off the Mojave installer it will show an error if not using a metal capable card. Fortunately Apple removed the requirement to have an EFI graphics card to upgrade the firmware for Mojave, you won’t see anything on the display but the DVD drive will eject as usual once completed.

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      AvatarDaniel
      Create Pro Staff
      #417256

      Does this patch work with a 2009 8core 4,1 patched to 5,1? I’m already on High Sierra 10.13.6 with boot rom MP51.0089.B00, but can’t get NVME boot to work. I even tried the Mojave installer firmware update. It went through the process, but it didn’t update it. Did I need to disable SIP again? Seen like there are lots of different methods, but I don’t want to keep trying different ones incase I brick my machine.

      Yes it works fine. You will need a Metal capable GPU to get it to work. You can just go straight up from your boot rom to 144.0.0.0. It will also enable Apple File System (APFS) for you.

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      Avatarcrosswire
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      #417286

      This worked for me Daniel. I just used my sata drive to do the update and did leave my Nvme card inside the PCie slot. Didn’t have to remove anything else. is there documentation out there stating the improvements for 144 firmware over the older ones?

       

      I see this link but makes no sense to me.

       

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      AvatarCharles
      Create Pro Staff
      #417291

      Just that thread as far as I know. Tsialex is a guy on the matter. Looks like some changes have been made, likely just some minor improvements.

       

       

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      AvatarAlberto
      Mac User
      #417367

      Hi!

      I have a late 2013 MacPro that was never updated. Now the internal SSD got damaged and I got a new nvme to replace it. Is there a way to upgrade the firmware without the original mac drive? I just learned that I need to upgrade it in other to make it compatible with the mvme. I was able to boot it from an external HD but with its original OS.

       

      Thank you!

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