For those who have been wondering why Apple hasn’t brought internet recovery to their 2010 Macs running Lion, here is some good news, Apple recently released three new EFI firmware updates bringing Lion Internet Recovery to the company’s Late 2010 MacBook Air, Mid-2010 iMac, and Early 2010 MacBook Pro.
Available firmware updates include:
– MacBook Air EFI Firmware Update 2.3 (2.98 MB):This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Air (Late 2010) models and addresses an issue where the sys
tem could restart if the power button is pressed immediately after waking from deep sleep.
– iMac EFI Update 1.8 (3.02 MB):This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on iMac (Mid 2010) models.
– MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 2.6 (3.18 MB):This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection on MacBook Pro (Early 2010) models.
Originally Apple introduced Lion Internet Recovery on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini models that were introduced last July alongside OS X Lion itself. OS X Lion users might have noticed that OS X Lion by default installs a recovery partition on the machine’s hard drive, however sometimes for unknown reasons this recovery partition becomes inaccessible, and therefore Internet Recovery provides yet another fallback option for Lion installation.