This video is a Deep Dive Tutorial showing how how restore macOS just like you can with iOS with Apple Configurator 2.app! I will show you how to boot your Apple Silicon Mac into DFU Mode so you can Restore macOS in under 10 minutes! This video will go over all of the things you will need to know.
Restore macOS Firmware on an Apple Silicon Mac + Boot to DFU Mode
I will go over how to restore macOS on your new Apple Silicon Mac. Your first line of defense for installing macOS on Apple Silicon should be macOS Recovery. But if for some reason you are having problems with that you can boot your Apple Silicon Mac with a Big Sur USB installer drive. I wrote an article covering all the changes to macOS Recovery here.
Order of that you should follow for reinstalling macOS on Apple Silicon.
1. macOS Recovery
2. System Recovery – (Will boot automatically if macOS Recovery is unavailable)
3. macOS Big Sur USB Installer Drive – (External boot for macOS Installers is enabled by default on Apple Silicon)
4. Apple Configurator 2 REVIVE option – This option will reinstall macOS Recovery (retains user data on the SSD hard drive)
5. Apple Configurator 2 RESTORE option – This option will Reinstall macOS Recovery, ERASE your SSD hard drive and reinstall macOS
Apple has just posted a new articles on macOS recovery, booting to DFU mode and how to restore macOS Firmware.
Revive or restore a Mac with Apple silicon with Apple Configurator 2
Apple Silicon M1 Mac Mini
Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air
Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Pro 13″
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– Apple Mac Enterprise IT Blog & macOS News for MacAdmins
Mac Transition to Apple Silicon Everything you need to know!
New Article How to reinstall macOS on your Apple Silicon Mac
macOS ISPW Firmware Database – Download Full macOS ISPW Files!
MacOS Big Sur Index of need to know changes! (UPDATED)
macOS System Status (Issues) – OS, Xprotect & App Version Database
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