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Einleitung

Der 2009er Mac Pro hat genau das gleiche Mainboard wie das 2010er Modell. Mit dem Firmware Update kannst du neuere Prozessoren verwenden und auf macOS 10.12 oder macOS 10.13 aktualisieren.

Es ist wichtig, eine originale Apple Grafikkarte während des Updateprozesses einzubauen. Also kram die alte GT120 hervor, die mit deinem Mac Pro geliefert wurde, falls du nachträglich eine andere Grafikkarte eingebaut haben solltest.

Falls du dich für ein Grafikkarten-Upgrade von Apple entschieden hast, könntest du auch eine andere Grafikkarte haben. Diese Grafikkarten könnten sein:

  • ATI Radeon 4870
  • ATI Radeon 5770
  • ATI Radeon 5870

Falls du eine der oben genannten Original Apple Grafikkarten eingebaut haben solltest, dann kannst du mit dem Update fortfahren.

  1. Als erstes musst du deinen Mac auf macOS 10.11 aktualisieren. MacOs 10.11 ist die aktuellste "offiziell" unterstützte macOS Version für den 4.1 Mac Pro. Falls du mindestens macOS 10.6.6 installiert hast, solltest du den Installer einfach über den Mac App Store installieren können. Solltest du noch 10.6.5 oder älter installiert haben, so musst du erst über "Softwareaktualisierung" auf deinem Mac ein Update auf die aktuellste Version von Snow Leopard (10.6.8) durchführen um auf den Mac App Store zugreifen zu können.
    • Als erstes musst du deinen Mac auf macOS 10.11 aktualisieren. MacOs 10.11 ist die aktuellste "offiziell" unterstützte macOS Version für den 4.1 Mac Pro.

    • Falls du mindestens macOS 10.6.6 installiert hast, solltest du den Installer einfach über den Mac App Store installieren können.

    • Solltest du noch 10.6.5 oder älter installiert haben, so musst du erst über "Softwareaktualisierung" auf deinem Mac ein Update auf die aktuellste Version von Snow Leopard (10.6.8) durchführen um auf den Mac App Store zugreifen zu können.

    • Jetzt musst du die folgenden zwei Softwarepakete herunterladen:

    • Mac Pro EFI Update

    • Firmware Update Tool

    Is there another place to download the tool? I can’t seem to connect to Netkas.

    Jacob Osier - Antwort

    https://web.archive.org/web/201901232023...

    I found a link for if the forum is down.

    Jacob Osier - Antwort

    I had to change the above URL to that to make it work:

    https://web.archive.org/web/201901232023...

    This might work as a direct download too (from the linked forum page):

    http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?action...

    Chris

    Christian Krupa - Antwort

    Therefore thisupgrade whant happen with a different card?

    Is there a way to work around it?

    I nolonger have the original

    d1nchiana@gmx.com - Antwort

    you just need to have a card with the original EFI from Apple- there’s some other cards around, like the Radeon 4870 for example. It may work with newer “compatible” cards like those from Macvidcards.com, but I’m not sure.

    Josh Calvetti -

    • Deaktiviere den Systemintegritätsschutz auch kurz "SIP" genannt, um neue Firmware aufzuspielen.

    • Starte dein MacBook Pro neu und halte die Tasten cmd+r, um in den Wiederherstellungsmodus hochzufahren.

    • Im Wiederherstellungsmodus angekommen, gehe auf Dienstprogramme und klicke auf Terminal

    • Tippe den folgenden Befehl:

    • csrutil disable

    • Gehe zurück and starte dein MacBook Pro ganz normal neu.

    This step only pertains to OS El Capitan and later

    bm_dong - Antwort

    What if I’m on Yosemite. Do I need to turn off SIP another way?

    roryoneders -

    Hi

    I got issue i was just trying to do this but the tool give me error

    “the program has encountered an error: 5570

    Sandip Tailor - Antwort

    I’m so grateful to have found this information, but it just doesn’t work for me. I get as far as typing csrutil disable then hitting return and I get something like ‘bad command’ or some such. I’ve tried this over and over – same every time.

    If anyone can help. I’d be most grateful. Computer specs below:

    Mac OS 10.7.5 (and desperately keen to upgrade)

    Hardware Overview:

      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: 8 GB

      Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz

      Boot ROM Version: MP11.005D.B00

      SMC Version (system): 1.7f10

      Serial Number (system): CK7220N1UPZ

      Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0017F200F892

    Nick - Antwort

    Hi Nick,

    Based on your hardware profile, you have the very first Mac Pro, which I believe can be flashed from a 1,1 to a 2,1 - but I have not done that process myself so I am afraid I can’t speak to how it works. I believe this forum thread (also on Netkas) may have the information you need.

    Josh Calvetti - Antwort

    • Ursprünglich wurde die Software erstellt, um die Firmware direkt von Apples Webseiten herunterzuladen, Apple hat den Speicherort und den Namen allerdings abgeändert. Du musst deswegen die .dmg Datei erst herunterladen und mounten, bevor das Softwarewekzeug laufen kann.

    • Führe einen Doppelklick auf die Firmwaredatei aus, die du im ersten Schritt heruntergeladen hast, damit das Disk Image auf dem Desktop gemounted wird.

    • Führe einen Rechtsklick auf den Firmwareupdater aus und wähle "Öffnen". Da du nicht das richtige Zertifikat hast, wird MacOS wahrscheinlich das übliche Öffnen durch Doppelklick ablehnen. Durch Rechtsklick und Öffnen vom Menü aus kannst du das umgehen.

    • Du solltest zwei Optionen angeboten bekommen, ein Upgrade auf die Firmware von 2010 und ein Downgrade auf die von 2009. Nur eine der Optionen ist ist verfügbar, je nachdem, welche Firmware installiert ist.

    • Es gibt wirklich keinen Grund für ein Downgrade auf die Firmware von 2009, da längst keines der Geräte noch unter Garantie steht und die DVDs jetzt keine Rolle mehr spielen, seit Apple die Software zum Download bereitstellt.

    • Es ist nicht notwendig, die CPU aufzurüsten, wenn du auf die Firmware von 2010 upgradest - die ursprüngliche Systemkonfiguration wird weiter so wie bisher arbeiten.

    • Lies jede der Meldungen aufmerksam, welche die Software auf den Bildschirm bringt.

    • Wenn du Schwierigkeiten hast : Probiere es mit dieser alternativen Software.

    I just tried this on my 2009 Mac Pro. Everthing seems to go according to plan. The helper utility runs, does it’s thing, then tells me to shutdown. But when I hold the power button to start back up and actually run the firmware update…. nothing happens. That is, it boots normally, no updater. I’ve held the button till if flashes, I’ve held the button till I got the tone. But no matter what, it just boots normally. This machine is running 10.9 btw.

    Any suggestions?

    John M - Antwort

    Hi John, I’m not entirely sure - there’s some good discussion in this macrumors thread that may be of assistance. Also feel free to ask a question in the answers forum here- you will likely get some good responses!

    Josh Calvetti -

    Step 2 says to run the firmware tool, but in Step 1 there are TWO firmware tools to download. Which of these do I run?? If both, which one goes first?

    david - Antwort

    Hi David,

    In the first step there is a tool for installing the firmware and the firmware itself- if you download just the .dmg on your 4,1 machine, it will refuse to install. You need the .app from Netkas, which is the second link. Download both, open the disk image from Apple, run the tool from the second download and it should auto detect the package on the desktop. Then it’s off to the races!

    Josh Calvetti -

    Gives error 5570 when running the Mac pro 2009-2010 Firmware tool. Even after performing a PRAM reset.

    Hans - Antwort

    I got the 5570 error as well, did you find a fix for this?

    david -

    @josh I got the 5570 error message when running the Firmware Update Tool. Is there a fix for this?

    david - Antwort

    Hi everyone,

    I did a bit of research - it seems like maybe it’s a problem with it looking for the firmware update file that happens to some people. There’s some information and directions on this page, post #964 about half way down the page from user Pigsyn. Give it a shot!

    Josh Calvetti - Antwort

    If I have a bunch of software installed and working on the machine I am about to run this firmware upgrade, will it mess up the apps that are already installed?

    spaddison - Antwort

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    • Wenn die Software ihre Arbeit erledigt hat, wird sie dich auffordern, den Computer herunter zu fahren. Verfahren so wie immer.

    • Wenn der Mac Pro ausgeschaltet ist, dann halte die Einschalttaste so lange gedrückt, bis die Kontroll-LED schnell blinkt und du einen Ton hörst. Die blinkende LED kommt vor dem Ton.

    • Der Computer sollte das Update nun selbständig durchführen. Der Bildschirm sollte grau mit einem Fortschrittsbalken am unteren Rand sein.

    • Dieser Fortschrittsbalken sieht anders aus, als sonst bei MacOS, er ist ein ungefülltes abgerundetes Rechteck, das sich langsam füllt, im Gegensatz zum sonst üblichen Balken, der allmählich länger wird.

    • Nach dem Flashen wird dein Computer von alleine neu starten.

    I just can see the gray screen, there is no progress bar. Let me know the reason why! Thanx

    f22lingu - Antwort

    • Nach dem Neustart deines Gerätes ist es Zeit für den Moment der Wahrheit.

    • Öffne Über diesen Mac und klicke auf System Bericht.

    • Die Informationen, welche du im Menüpunkt Über diesen Mac siehst, werden dir weiterhin sagen, dass du ein MacBook Pro (2009) hast, unabhängig vom Aufspielen der neuen Firmware.

    • Im Menüpunkt Systembericht solltest du im ersten Fenster eine Linie namens Modell-Identifizierung sehen. Sofern das Aufspielen der Firmware erfolgreich gewesen ist, solltest du Mac Pro 5,1 sehen.

    everything went as iterated; system report still shows 4,1.

    I couldn’t mount the updater by double or right clicking, so I moved it physically.

    the system will not allow me to return to reecovery mode.

    Ed Fiala - Antwort

    • Es sei denn, du hast einen guten Grund, der dagegen spricht, solltest du SIP aktivieren. Du musst erneut auf Recovery Mode gehen und den Terminal öffnen.

    • Tippe den folgenden Befehl:

    • csrutil enable

    • Starte dein Gerät neu und lass es in den Desktop Betrieb hochfahren. Öffne ein neues Terminal Fenster und tippe den folgenden Befehl ein, um den derzeitigen SIP Status zu sehen.

    • csrutil status

    • Bei erfolgreichem Abschluss solltest du folgende Linie sehen:

    • System Integrity Protection status: enabled.

    • Und das ist alles. Nun solltest du in der Lage sein, deinen Prozessor zu aktualisieren, wodurch dir viele Optionen zur verfügung stehen.

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once installed the firmware 5.1 can be updated in the installation of the new OS?

infoalessio100 - Antwort

Do you mean to update to 10.13? Yes, you can do that firmware update as well. It should work automatically.

Josh Calvetti -

Can you use a processor tray designed for a 2010-2012 model after the firmware update? Not inclined to actually replace the CPU chips.

BradMacPro - Antwort

I’ve heard conflicting reports- at the very least, if it does boot with a 2010 tray, my understanding is the fans will go crazy. I don’t think it’s recommended to swap trays between versions as they have a slightly different firmware and construction. Replacing the chips is pretty easy though, and we have a guide for that as well!

Josh Calvetti -

What restrictions are there if you no longer have an original Apple GPU? My MacPro has an ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 MB to drive my 30” Apple monitor.

Ronald Koontz - Antwort

We’re in a similar boat: I’ve got a Radeon HD 5770, purchased from Apple, driving a 30-inch Cinema Display. I got through both BIOS upgrades fine. Perhaps display adapters with non-Apple firmware cause problems.

Tom Yager -

A quick note that might save someone trouble: Following these well-crafted instructions, my Mac Pro kept booting to my OS (10.11) instead of the firmware updater. Starting over from a Lion (10.7) startup partition worked, and then I was able to return to 10.11 to do an in-place upgrade to High Sierra from the App Store. The second firmware update from the OS installer ran without issue.

Tom Yager -

Hi Ron, thanks for the info! You should still be okay with upgrading if your GPU is one of the upgrade picks Apple offered. I have amended the introduction to reflect this as well.

If memory serves, there were 3 other GPUs Apple offered as upgrades for the 09/10 model Mac Pro. These are the

• ATI Radeon 4870

• Radeon 5770

• Radeon 5870

Provided they’re all still official Apple cards, you should be okay to proceed.

Josh Calvetti -

It is safe to upgrade my MacPro4,1 with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680? Thanks.

suzzz -

You have a 4870 that doesn't have the Apple EFI? If it is a reference model card, it can be pretty easily flashed with Mac EFI (Apple boot screen). I have flashed these for 4 of my friends with good success.

Benjamin Dittman -

It is because if you have a non mac gpu as your primary card none of the mac os startup screen will be displayed. You would have no idea what the mac was doing while the firmware was installing (if it even was) and just have to sit looking at a black screen and hope that it completed correctly.

hpesoj11 - Antwort

Is it safe to swap back in a non-Apple GPU once FW update is complete?

anonymous 5344 - Antwort

Yep, you can swap back to the non-Apple GPU after the update is complete.

Josh Calvetti -

Awesome! Now I can install High Sierra and hopefully Mojave later this year.

Thanks!

Milan Meiland - Antwort

I followed the instructions. I have an early 2009 MacPro 4,1 firmware. the Mac Pro 2009-2010 Firmware Tool.app would not open from the desktop of from the drop down menu. Prompt stated that the “…Fiirmware Tool.app could not be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.” Any suggestions on how to overcome this?

Kenneth J. Filarski

Kenneth J. Filarski - Antwort

Hi Kenneth,

Sounds like that’s Gatekeeper at work. If you right click on the application and click open in that menu, it should give you an option to proceed when that dialog box pops up.

Josh Calvetti -

Thank you so much for this amazing guide. Followed it exactly and had no problems upgrading the firmware of my Mac Pro 4,1 to 5,1. Now I can happily update my OS past El Capitan 10.11….

anonymous 5344 - Antwort

i am having problems doing this my Mac is a 4,1 and when i download to update tool and software to do the update i keep getting an error saying the software is not compatable or something like that i followed everything and it don’t work for me here is the specs on my mac early 2009

Processor 2x2.26 GHZ Quad-Core intel Xenon Serial Number is H0014TB4PD any help would be great thanks

Shiva Parasram - Antwort

I completed the firmware upgrade successfully. Then installed High Sierra successfully. Now my AirPort card is not recognized!

I had installed a AP card I had laying around from another Mac laptop (I think) that I had scrapped. So, I think that since the High Sierra software is assuming that this is a 2010 Mac Pro that it would also only have the AP card that came with the 2010 models.

My theory is that it will need a newer AP card than what I have. I’m honestly not sure what year my current AP card is from. Is anyone else having this problem or figured out a solution. If not, I will probably try ordering a newer AP card to stick in it or run an ethernet cable to it.

Daniel - Antwort

Hi- my mac pro died in the middle of the “flashing” section. Won’t turn on and I get 0 power to the unit whatsoever…Could it be a dead power supply or the motherboard? I’m worried…

m.zayas89 - Antwort

Danke für diese tolle ANleitung, hat prima funktioniert!! Hj

Hj Widmer - Antwort

I did this and it worked perfectly except I now have no sound. Any ideas?

The Zig - Antwort

So I’ve already updated my early 2009 Mac Pro running El Capitan to Mojave using a patch tool before I found this site and instructions. Put a new videocard in and – with the exception of not being able to use my second monitor for some reason (next fix to search) – is running beautifully. Curious if I would still be able to update the firmware to 5, 1 from 4, 1 even though Mojave is already installed and running? Wish I had found this earlier - would have saved time! Thank you in advance for your response.

Stu - Antwort

Hi @stu,

Hmm, I assume that’s dosdude’s patch tool? I’m not entirely sure though, I haven’t heard of anyone going to Mojave without flashing first. I’m not 100% sure if you can flash, but you should be able to in theory at least. The tricky bit is you’ll need the original GPU still installed to do the flash.

What firmware is your mac on at present? You can find it in System Information under the hardware overview- it’s labeled Boot ROM Version.

Josh Calvetti - Antwort

Hi Josh! It was dosdude’s patch tool that was used to install Mojave without flashing. Everything is running smoothly since installing a new video card - Radeon RX 570 - and even figured out the issue as to why the monitors were not working when using a displayport cable. Exactly what I was thinking, that in theory it should work and there’s no reason it should not but I have not found anyone who has attempted this.

I still have my original GPU which was an upgrade via Apple. It’s an ATI Radeon HD 4870. Trying to do as much research as possible before contemplating the firmware upgrade. I use this computer quite a bit for work so don’t want to end up with a very large cheese grater that does nothing.

My Boot ROM version is MP41.0081.B07. Thanks for responding and any insight/advice is welcome and much appreciated! Happy Friday!

Stu -

ive tried it over 10 times. but nothing’s changed…. ㅜㅜ i have G120 but wired original apple keyboard. Do i need original apple keyboard to succeed this procedure?!?!?!??! thanx.

f22lingu - Antwort

Anyone know if the AMD Radeon HD 7950 is compatible with this approach?

chris - Antwort

I have the same problem as mented before, I followed the instructions. I have an early 2009 MacPro. Firmware Tool.app would not open from the desktop of from the drop down menu. Prompt stated that the “…Fiirmware Tool.app could not be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.” Any suggestions on how to overcome this? Rightclick does the same,: refuse to open

Jan Schoen - Antwort

This worked for me on El Capitan:

1, Apple Menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy >

2. under “Allow apps downloaded from:” select “Anywhere” (**you may need to click the lock at the bottom left and enter your admin password to change these settings**)

3. at the prompt, click “Allow From Anywhere” to confirm your choice

The application should open now without much resistance. I made sure to change this setting back after I was done doing what I needed to do.

USDA Certified Lean -

A couple years ago I bought what I thought was a 2012 5,1 machine, but it’s apparently a flashed 2009 model (About this Mac says mid 2009, and system information lists the Model Identifier as MacPro5,1, Boot ROM MP51.007F.B03). The machine will not upgrade past OS 10.10, or at least the App Store won’t serve me the upgrade files). I’m wondering if there’s any benefit to trying this procedure. Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance

David - Antwort

Ihr seid die Besten!!!

Apple würde ohne euch nur halb soviel Spaß machen.

Alex - Antwort

I have a PCI-E card for Apogee audio that worked before and now doesn’t. Also noticed that 2 of the ram slots stopped working.? do I need to go back, remove the cards, re upgrade, then put back everything,, also a 5 terabyte drive won’t reinitialize? Thanks

Scot Reynolds - Antwort

I’m having an issue that I don’t see mentioned. I have an ‘09 I’ve tried this process several times and it doesn’t seems to want to work. I downloaded the EFI update and the firmware tool. I have followed all the instructions every time but I still have a 4,1 computer. I get to the restart after the blinking power light and tone. It seems like the grey screen flashes for just a second but then stops then restarts and when the computer is back on fully it’s still a 4,1. Anyone have an ideas?

Tyler Hoover - Antwort

Okay so I got no answers but I ended up figuring out myself. I realized that my computer needed the 1.4 EFI update before it could get the 1.5 EFI update provided here for the tool to work and everything to switch over to the 5,1

Tyler Hoover -

I’ve upgraded. Few important things.

1) It must be latest EFI 1.4 on Mac Pro 4.1. Was 1.3. Have to upgrade first.

2) Literaly no cards (PCI) and devices other than Apple common. USB 3.0 card from Unitek forced upgrade to fail. Unmounted, no problem.

3) After procedure have to reset PRAM (cmd+alt+P+R on restart). Without this 1333 MHz RAM modules are recognized as 1066 MHz

woody - Antwort

Excellent work! I read through other instructions for upgrading the firmware, none were anywhere near this good. Thank you!

Derek R Orrell - Antwort

Thanks for the Tutorial. 2 Things:

You MUST update to El Capitan, else you don’t get csrutil!

Second: i had my user on a second hard disk mounted as /Users/myuser. That won’t work too. You need a User Account on the main / OS HD.

j.weber - Antwort

I use a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2048 MB, I understand that with this GPU i wont be able to upgrade the firmware of my mac pro 4.1 that was upgraded to 5.1, right now my SMC Version is the 1.39f5 that don’t allow me to install high sierra.

I have a old Apple ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT, can I use this GPU to upgrade my firmware?

izidrew - Antwort

Great job Bro. I have the video card: Quadro 4000 2GB GDDR5 for mac. Can I upgrade my Mac Pro 4.1 to 5.1???? Will the video card work after installing the Sierra or High Sierra? Thanks

DinDin na Net - Antwort

I just completed the firmware upgrade from 4,1 to 5,1 can I upgrade to a higher OS than 10.11.6?

Are there other firmware upgrades that my MacPro early 2009 3.33MHz can successfully do?

Tyrone Blair - Antwort

Hallo!

Ich habe ein Mac Pro 5.1 2,8 Ghz

Aty 5770 und Nvidia GTX 660.

Als ich Mojave installieren wollte, hatte ich ein Firmware Update gemacht. Statt 140.0.0, steht dort noch immer 138.0.0. Wie komme ich auf 140.0.0?

music-production - Antwort

hi there please guys a little help here. i have that mac pro 2009 with original graphics card and every thing running os x 10.6.0 (snow leopard)

i have tried almost all the youtube tutorials on how to upgrade and flash firmware 4.1 to 5.1 but so far its been impossible.

one thing i have not been able to do on this mac is disable ISP, i have tried all the commands that may take me to the utility boot up screen by pressing command R and other combinations but nothing.

Then i heard a guy on YT that says before os x el capitan you dont need to do this, but i have a feeling he is wrong. still tried that way but nothing.

other guy said the command R combination on 10.6.0 is differerent back then if you want to get into the utility window up on boot up!, but could not fine a command combination before 10.6.0 to bring the utility window.

PLEASE I NEED TO DISABLE ISP BUT CANT HELPPPPP!!!!!!! .

I WILL really appreciate any help or ideas guys thank you very much. from London

Frank - Antwort

Hi Frank,

The guy on YouTube is correct, System Integrity Protection (SIP) was a feature introduced in 2015 with El Capitan (v 10.11). I don’t remember exactly when the recovery partition came into existence, but I know that 10.6 definitely does not have it. What I would recommend is upgrading via Software Update to 10.6.8, and then once you have access the Mac App Store you should be able to get the last “supported” version of macOS, which would be El Capitan. [http://Get El Capitan|This link here] should let you download it from the Mac App Store.

Once you have El Capitan installed you should be able to follow the tutorial.

Josh Calvetti -

thank you #Josh Calvetti i will try your suggestion will try to download El capitan via software update ( i hOpe its still available for download , if not i will have to find it somewhere else ) and i guess once i install it, recovery partition will come into existence allowing me to disable ISP , fingers crossed cheers.

Frank -

Hi Josh

I’ve read that the firmware upgrade can’t be done in El Capitan, and that the os needs to be dropped to a previous version. Is that the case? If so , why is that?

Mahombi

Terry Lott - Antwort

No, it can definitely be done in El Capitan - that’s how I’ve done it a few times now. You just have to disable SIP with El Capitan, but the directions for that are in the first few steps. Hope it helps!

Josh Calvetti -

hi terry, I have seen a guy on YT do the firmware upgrade on Yosemite beacuse he could not do it on El capitan he said and worked ( will pass u the link should i find it ) i guess you should give it a go and see what happends, you have nothing to lose. ( Am not saying Josh is wrong by any means )

Now I have hit another wall, if u guys can help me…. am upgrading to El capitan from snow leopard to disable ISP to then again upgrade to sierra o mojave but when am installing el capitan i get a message saying ( THIS INSTALL COPY OF EL CAPITAN CANT BE VERIFIED, IT MAY BE CORRUPTED OR TAMPARED WITH DURING DOWNLOAD) . I HAVE DOWNloaded El capitan from www.appledollars.com and did a bootable usb drive TO load from but keep getting that message! HELPPPPP

Frank -

hello guys : is it possible to clone my SSD running on el capitan on a macbook pro mid 2010 13 inch to install it on my 2009 mac pro 4,1 ??? the reason is that i would like to upgrade my graphics card , processor and ram???? instead of going hitting a wall every time i try to do it manually like in this tuttorial which i cant ( something always goes wrong and not able to install ) and then throw in the compatible components i have just mention thank you !!!!!

Frank - Antwort

You should be able to clone that, yeah. I’ve done it going the opposite way before with no real issues.

Josh Calvetti -

I just recently bought 128GB of DDR3 ECC 1066 MHz RAM, if I update the firmware to 5.1 will I have any issue with the RAM? Also, if I update the CPU will I be able to still use the RAM?

eeanwei - Antwort

Confused: I Flashed Mac Pro (Early 2009) 4,1 and looked successful, upgraded to High Sierra 10.13.6, but System Report Hardware Overview still shows as 4,1 instead of 5,1. And I am running High Sierra 10.13.6 successfully. How is this possible?

David W. 8/23/2019

dwalker - Antwort

Hi, thank you so much for these simple instructions. They allowed me to upgrade to high Sierra and possibly squeeze another few years from my Mac Pro!

Kristian Simsarian - Antwort

The link to the netkas forum was dead for me. The alternate tool at GitHub worked great though!

Braden Smith - Antwort

Great write-up!

Can this method be adapted for use on a 2008 Macbook Pro 4.1?

USDA Certified Lean - Antwort

Hi there! Unfortunately, no- this is limited just to the Mac Pro, which has a very different architecture.

Josh Calvetti -

Hi everybody! I've installed dosdude patched High Sierra in my Mac Pro 4.1 (Early 2009), Logic Pro and many plugins with libraries installed in a secondary HDD. Now I would upgrade to firmware 5.1 and install new cpu to add cores to my machine. Two options:

1. new HDD with El Captain to run Firmware Upgrade tool and update at 5.1. Then a fresh install with a big work to reinstall system and all plugins !

2. After the firmware update with El Captain (installed in a EFI partition of HDD), can I restore my Time Machine backup with the dosdude High Sierra and then uninstall the dosdude patch with uninstall tool? Can this patched High Sierra recognize and run the new firmware to install new cpu?

Any advice... is welcome ! Thank you for support !

ghiglino.luca - Antwort

Hi I got my MacPro updated from 4,1 to 5,1 successfully. Can I upgrade to Mojave or High Sierra now before adding a new CPU processor? I also bought a MSI Radeon RX560 video card. I have a MacPro 2009 Quad Core 3.33Ghz Intel XEON 32 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB, ITB SSD OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD.

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