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REMOVE FIRMWARE PASSWORD MACBOOK AIR PRO 2011 2012

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Remove firmware password macbook air

remove firmware password macbook air . I have been through plenty of websites and posts where everyone said you must take your macbook air or thunderbolt mac to apple to reset the firmware password. That is not true. I am going to tell you how its done. The method is simple but can’t be done by most people including the smartest techs and hackers because it requires special equipment.        

about the macbook efi password …..

all laptops have a bios chip INCLUDING THE NEW MACS. The only difference is that apple uses a NEWER BIOS CALLED EFI . If you ask any apple tech they will tell you that macs do not have a BIOS. Thats a bunch of crap!!! All computers need a chip to give out instructions when you press the power button.  This chip on macs is manufactured by a company called Atmel and it is visible when you take off the bottom cover of your mac. Atmel chips have been around for years. The process of resetting the password is done in one of two ways. The tech knows how to safely read the chip & decrypting the information on it breaking the password. Then reloading the firmware downloaded from apple. the second last case method requires the removal of the chip and replaced with another one that is programmed with new firmware. I used My own 2012 macbook with thunderbolt as a test machine.

remove firmware password macbook air continued…

step 1. I removed the password bios chip using a professional reflow machine.

step 2. programmed new chip (special equipment needed)

step 3 put chip in that has firmware on it using infrared soldering. 

step 5 restart like new mac.

step 6 just added this on june 6 2012 and is very important ….. you must use a blank hard drive and a fresh install of your operating system. If you use your old operating system you run the risk of it auto resetting the ICLOUD MOBILE ME PIN LOCK.

If you have a macbook air you must send the ssd drive because it also needs to be unlocked.

This process will remove the macbook EFI password and Remove the system PIN LOCK these are 2 separate locks so if your computer asks for a 4 or 6 digit pin it means its double locked.

I do not recommend anyone with a radio shack soldering iron to even attempt this or you will damage your logic board!!!!         local customers are welcome

 If you need this service please print out our customer form and include it in your shipment. It is a good idea to call us and let us know that you will be shipping the item to us

 OUR SERVICE IS COMPLETE WITH REMOVAL OF THE  4 DIGIT PIN CODE.

BEWARE OF PEOPLE OFFERING JUST THE EFI UNLOCK WITHOUT THE PIN CODE UNLOCK BECAUSE YOU WILL STILL NOT BE ABLE TO INSTALL YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM.

OUR EMAIL:    MMINYAN@YAHOO.COM

PACKING SLIP CLICK HERE

INSTRUCTIONS 

JUST SEND IN YOUR COMPUTER OR MOTHERBOARD WITH THE PACKING SLIP AND WE WILL START ON IT AS SOON AS WE GET IT. WE WILL ASK FOR PAYMENT WHEN IT IS DONE.

201-222-1055 MAIN LINE

917-727-7870 TEXT ONLY

11AM-7PM EASTERN TIME

MUSIC STATION

2828 JOHN F KENNEDY BLVD

JERSEY CITY NJ 07306

MACBOOK PRO/AIR EFI PASSWORD & PIN

CODE REMOVAL

                                                                $150 summer special 2013

 

 


WE WILL EMAIL INVOICE AFTER WORK IS DONE 

ALL INFO IS PRIVATE WE DO NOT SHARE YOUR INFO WITH ANYONE.

YOU CAN EASILY ERASE THE ICLOUD MESSAGE BY ERASING THE HARD DRIVE ON ANOTHER COMPUTER BUT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO INSTALL ANYTHING UNTIL WE REMOVE THE EFI PASSWORD.

 

TIME TO COMPLETE JOB IS

3 BUSINESS DAYS 

(NOT INCLUDING SHIPPING TIME)

CLICK HERE AND INCLUDE WITH YOUR PACKAGE

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WILL HAVE TO PAY APPROXIMATELY $50-$60 FOR RETURN SHIPPING BASED ON LOCATION. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR SHIPPER MAY REQUIRE YOU TO FILL OUT CUSTOMS FORMS AND A FCC FORM.

FEEL FREE TO CALL US 201-222-1055 OR  917-727-7870

11AM-7PM EAST COAST TIME MON-FRI

 some photos below in our testing phase after work was done

 METHOD OF PAYMENT

WE USE PAYPAL FOR CREDIT CARDS (YOU MUST HAVE A CONFIRMED ADDRESS)

WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER

MONEY ORDER (IF YOU WISH TO PREPAY CALL US FOR ESTIMATE)

CHECKS ARE OK BUT YOU MUST WAIT UP TO 7 DAYS TO CLEAR

WE ARE A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS WITH A BRICK & MORTAR STORE FRONT CUSTOMERS ARE WELCOME TO COME IN AND DROP OFF THEIR PRODUCTS IN PERSON. YOU CAN DO SOME GOOGLE SEARCHING IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ABOUT OUR REPUTATION. YOU CAN ALSO DO A GOOGLE EARTH TO SEE OUR STORE. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CALL US AT 201-222-1055 AFTER 11 AM

ALL MACBOOK AND ALL IMAC AND MINIS ARE SUPPORTED WE BASICALLY CAN DO ALL OF THE APPLE COMPUTERS BOTH DESKTOP AND LAPTOPS. 

remove firmware password macbook air

Look for this chip

 

 

237 comments on “REMOVE FIRMWARE PASSWORD MACBOOK AIR PRO 2011 2012

  1. Muhammad isarai on said:

    hi there this is very interesting I have a pc repair centre in London UK
    I sometimes get customers THAT PLAY WITH APPLE FIRMWARE PASSWORDS AND THEY LOCK THEMSELVS OUT I would like to know to provide this service to my client is there any possibility u can sell me information or tools regarding this issue
    REGARDS MUHAMMAD

  2. Hello so if the bios chip is replaced does that remove the icloud that was previously linked to that computer and can I know link my icloud

  3. tenho um macbook pro 15 inch 2011 late, ele esta travado nas duas travas, PIN e firmaware, porem eu moro aqui no Brasil, como posso resolver? Se enviar a placa mae, voces fazem o serviço?

  4. tenho um macbook pro 15 inch 2011 late, ele esta travado nas duas travas, pin e firmaware, eu moro aqui no Brasil, como podemos resolver isso? posos enviar apenas a placa mae?

  5. Óscar pinzón on said:

    Hola soy de Colombia tengo bloqueó de firmare y de Pin en el disco duro con 4 dígitos es un MacBook Air modelo 2011 que costó tiene el arreglo? Quitan ambos bloqueos? Cuanto tiempo demora la reparación? Tengo qué enviar mi equipo completo o sólo la board? Muchas gracias por las respuestas

  6. sambusak101 on said:

    $250

  7. hola, cuanto cuesta el servicio de restauracion y envio teniendo en cuenta que yo estoy en Colombia?? gracias

  8. Buy a new logic board. Ive seen late 2010 models going for $250 – $300

  9. sambusak101 on said:

    yes i can unlock it for you and reset everything so that it will be like a new macbook pro

  10. sambusak101 on said:

    thats alot of shipping for 1 computer but yes we can ship internationally. usually prices start at $60 and can be as high as $100 for shipping. unlocking service is between $150-$200

  11. Lorenzo on said:

    Hello, is it possible to ship the computer from Nevada (and how much is it?) to your store then send the item to South Korea (and again, how much for this kind of shipping?)

    Could you please give me estimates for the shipping rates and the cost of the unlocking service? I want a clean install of the computer.. :) thanks, I’m from the Philippines and I’ll ask a friend to send it from Nevada to your store and I’ll be leaving to Korea the next month so I want it be shipped back to that country. Thanks!

  12. Jessica on said:

    Hi Sam!
    If I come today, it’s because of the big problem I have.
    To make court, I have been swindled by a former classmate!!! During the transaction, it turns out that he had shown me only the guest session of the computer. I know i’m not good at all in computing there then I believed that everything was OK. Only, when I go back home, I notice whom I am on the session invited by the device. A password blocks the access has the main session.
    I tried to call the guy! No answer. I try to connect it to internet, and … horror! 5 minutes later, the computer jams, makes noise, and a code 6-digit pine blocks the access.
    I inquired and I fall only on things hopeless. This computer cost 1000 euros, almost one month of salary. No answer of the seller.
    I don’t know what to do, can you help me?

  13. sambusak101 on said:

    using our method efi will not come back and you can always do updates on all macbook pro or macbook air with efi password.

  14. dravmx on said:

    Hello, If you take away the EFI Firmware password, it will return to crash when do updates?

  15. ernesto on said:

    well the eeprome atmel is electrical eraseble
    i clone the ic many times in tv.loptops and almos all electronic but never did whit macbook new efi.

  16. sambusak101 on said:

    efi password on retina models is $350

  17. How much do you charge for EFI password removal on Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch? Because, the agreement form states that prices are not for Retina models.

  18. sambusak101 on said:

    If you want guaranteed come into our store

  19. sambusak101 on said:

    All information are on our MacBook pro post it’s self explanatory

  20. Hey im curious about your service. I have a macbook air 2011 and i want to know whats the process for me to send it.
    ¿Where do i send it to?
    ¿How much does it cost the unlock?
    ¿What are my guarantees to receive back my computer in optimal conditions?
    ¿How´s the paying process?

    Thanks a lot. Im really interested, i live in Guatemala.

  21. Hey i have a macbook air 2011, i would like to know how is the process to get the unlock? i live in Guatemala City.
    Should i send you my computer?
    Which way should i sent it?
    How is the paying process?
    And what are the guarantees to receive back my machine in optimal conditions?

    Thanks a lot,
    Looking forward for your answer.

  22. sambusak101 on said:

    Yes I can take care of it. The reason why it happened now is because of your update. Every time you do a software update apple servers will check to see if owner locked the computer and will lock it on update it also checks the computers Efi bios to see if it has the settings to lock it. Anyway we can unlock and reset everything including software so it does not happen again.

  23. sambusak101 on said:

    1 week $250

  24. sambusak101 on said:

    All MacBooks

  25. sambusak101 on said:

    I do business with Europe all the time but you have to send me board.

  26. sambusak101 on said:

    Ok well let me know I am interested

  27. sambusak101 on said:

    http://jerseycityrepair.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ONLINE-AGREEMENT-1.doc

  28. sambusak101 on said:

    yes I can remove the locks and install the latest 10.8 for $250 or $200 just for the locks. shipping usually costs about $50-$60 unless you can remove the motherboard and send me just that.

  29. eliteteam on said:

    link me to the form

  30. eliteteam on said:

    i have a 2010 macbook pro. I bought it from a website and realized it had on a firmware lock. i wiped the hard drive and it did ntn. Can you remove the firmware lock and let it function as a new machine where as i can enter my data? if so how much would it cost as i am in Jamaica.

  31. sambusak101 on said:

    que costará 275 dólares más gastos de envío de la computadora portátil será como nuevo

  32. sambusak101 on said:

    If it is in fact stolen by law we CANNOT HELP YOU! you can make sure by checking with your local authorities because it would have to be reported as stolen with a police department to actually be considered stolen. If it was not reported stolen then we can do the job. In any case if you mail it to us you have to sign that it is your legal property.

  33. sambusak101 on said:

    I have read the many pages associated with their post about the .lock file and so far NOT ONE person had any success . I even tried it myself and it did not work. I think the whole post is misleading people into believing its software related when its not. the software or OSX just acts like a trigger and turns on all the locks and programs the onboard chips with the owners information and password so that it CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY APPLE AS TO WHO THE OWNER IS OR WHO SET THE LOCKS IN THE FIRST PLACE. IN OTHER WORDS YOU CAN DESTROY THE WHOLE MACHINE AND IT STILL CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY READING THE EFI BIOS CHIP.

  34. sambusak101 on said:

    apple will not do it at all without a proof of purchase. a apple authorized dealer will do it for about $120 but you will still be out of luck because no one will remove the 4 digit pin lock they will only remove efi password. you will be stuck with a machine that will start the installation cd or usb and then ask for the 4 digit pin that is stored on one of the chips onboard.

  35. sambusak101 on said:

    print address form from site mail and ship price is $200

  36. sambusak101 on said:

    yes i can all prices are on website

  37. sambusak101 on said:

    mminyan@gmail.com or call

  38. how can i contact you?please send me your email

  39. Hi, i have a macbook pro late 2011 with a EFI password.
    Can you unlock it for me and how much ?I am from france.

  40. sambusak101 on said:

    Just print the form off of the website pack and ship. We will invoice you when it’s done.

  41. Taylor dawson on said:

    I bought a Mac book pro (a1286) at a estate sale. When turned on and option button held down it displays a lock with a white box and an arrow. What will it cost for you to do the procedure and send it back? I’ll take care of the os. Also, what steps do I take to send it to you and pay and everything. Thank you talk to you soon.

    T

  42. Francis S Faludi on said:

    I presume if you charge about $275 to do the password unlock etc. that Apple charges even more? Any guess what they charge?

  43. sambusak101 on said:

    I can remove all the locks and any information that is stored on the chip of the motherboard you will be able to enter your own info as if it were a new machine and will be able to update without any risk of it locking again. The only reason it locked is because the update checks the bios chip wich contained info in it already.

  44. Nathan Michael Reeves on said:

    What about this a a less drastic fix?

    Anyone have luck trying the above? Seems extreme to reflow your logic board for a software issue…

  45. Hi!!a couple of months ago i bought a macbook air from a third party site..(gumtree UK)..i went to the guys home and he showed me that it was working and everything was fine..a couple of days ago i decided to update to 10.8.2..so purchase it and update it..ufter update i got the 4 digits screen and surprize surprize..at the bottom it says this mac was stolen..call some number…well..it looks like i got scammed..if i go to apple store..i would try to go but they will want me to privide proof of purchase and how can i tell them i dont even remember where i bought it from…i dont remember the place…and because it says it was stolen i will probably loose it..what about the money i paid for£450..if i send you the board only would you be able to remove the pin lock and make it work..also…i want to be able to make updates in future and not to be afraid it will lock back..probably if ssd is wiped and the recovery partition is wiped i will have a new macbook air…macbook air Model A1369..please tell me if there is any chance of recovering this back or i lost my money!! I live in UK..
    Thank you

  46. estimado soy de chile y tengo un macbook air A1466 el cual me pide codigo pin al momento de ingresar ustedes remueven ese codigo Efi de todos lados.
    como puedo enviarselos para que le quiten ese codigo????
    ademas cuanto se demoran en eso y cuanto saldria???

  47. sambusak101 on said:

    everything is listed on this site just print the form on the page turnaround is about a week and also depends on where you live for shipping times.

  48. sambusak101 on said:

    my pleasure glad i could help

  49. sambusak101 on said:

    i can do it

  50. sambusak101 on said:

    it will be $275 total. firmware password removal is $200 and unlocking the hard drive is $75 mac air drives are locked and are SSD.

  51. or maybe remove all passwords and reset the computer to factory defaults

  52. I have a macbook air (2011) It has both firmware and account password, I want the passwords removed but not the OS. I’ll ship it from the Philippines but I want it to be shipped back to South Korea. How much would it be?

  53. Djwar1 on said:

    I just wanted to thank you guys and report back.
    Your advice and guidance was invaluable as I eventually came right and found the chip.
    I swapped it for one off a damaged board of same spec.
    Then I installed the EFI via DVD.
    Lastly I installed the OS X onto an empty hard drive and it worked just like you said it would.
    Thank you.
    If you ever in South Africa drop me a line, cause you have a new friend here.

  54. ok, thanks for your quick reply. PLease give me instructions to doctorcoco@gmail.com on shipping and payment. What time frame are we looking at for the repair and return shipping? Thanks.

  55. sambusak101 on said:

    unlocking the air is $275 plus return shipping the air has 2 locks one to boot and 1 on the ssd hard drive. we can remove all locks and return computer to factory state.

  56. sambusak101 on said:

    the cost for that is $275 plus $50 international shipping
    this will remove all locks and return computer to factory condition

  57. I have an MacBook air model a1466 emc 2559, and I need this password removed and the OS re-installed. When I start it up, there are no words on the screen, but a picture of a lock, and a place for the password. How much would it cost and the shipping is montreal canada. Thanks very much.

  58. Hi, i have a macbook air late 2010 with a EFI password.
    Can you unlock it for me and how much ?
    Thanks for your reply.

  59. sambusak101 on said:

    YES PUT IT IN A BOX AND MAIL IT TO US!!!

  60. sambusak101 on said:

    YOU SEND IT TO US

  61. sambusak101 on said:

    YOU HAVE TO LOOK AROUND FOR IT SOME MOTHERBOARDS DO NOT USE ATMEL BUT MACRONIX

  62. sambusak101 on said:

    YOU CAN SEND ME THE DUMP AND I CAN LOOK AT IT. I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I CAN READ YOUR DATA I NORMALLY USE A LOGIC ANALYZER.

  63. sambusak101 on said:

    WE ADDED A SECOND PHONE NUMBER FOR CALL AND TEXTING. THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT RATES ONE IS FOR JUST EFI PASSWORD REMOVAL THE OTHER IS FOR THE PASSWORD REMOVAL AND FULL INSTALL OF NEW OPERATING SYSTEM (RECOMMENDED IN CASE OPERATING SYSTEM ALSO HAS PASSWORD AND BECAUSE IT IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE 4 DIGIT PIN LOCK AND MAKE SURE IT DOES NOT COME BACK.

  64. jbird72 on said:

    Hi. I have a MacBook Pro 13 late 2011 that I purchased from a friend who bought from another friend that couldn’t remember his 4 digit pin password to logon and my friend couldn’t fix so I thought I’d try but by the looks of things while researching it seems this is the only method to restore this MacBook so I can use it. I have tried to call your number above but got recording so left a message. I see there are 2 diff rates above maybe you can explain difference. Thank you

  65. Hi there.If i send you dump from my MacBook Pro A1278 (25L6406E) can you unlock it for me and how much ? Thanks in advance.

  66. Well figured out
    Only person I know that does this keep it up and you’re raking the cash in :)

  67. wher to buy atmel?

  68. sambusak101 on said:

    No you can’t the whole board is designed specifically with those chips

  69. sambusak101 on said:

    Send it to us by FedEx and include your information and we will remove the efi password for you

  70. sambusak101 on said:

    You have to send it in that’s the only way to remove MacBook efi password

  71. Hello,

    i come from germany how you can help me with my efi firmware password. I would like to erase may EFI Firmware password.

  72. Hello i comne from germany and i want to erase my efi firmware password. I would like to send my lap top to you but i never make this. Can you help me?

  73. sambusak101 on said:

    Firmware Password for 2011 MacBook Pros for setting up multiple machines

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    Posted 4/22/11 at 2:26 AM by michael_blaha
    Hi All,

Has anybody figured out how to script firmware password configuration
for the new 2011 MacBook Pros. The old methods no longer work and
obviously Casper’s Open Firmware/EFI Password policy is ineffective as
well.

Thanks!

Michael Blaha | UHG IT 
952.512.8019 michael_blaha at uhc.com 
Macintosh Group

    Posted 4/22/11 at 2:34 AM by tlarkin
    What changed? Can you give an example?

    Posted 4/22/11 at 2:45 AM by michael_blaha
    Thomas,

So the way Apple has implemented the Firmware password has changed.

Before 2011 MacBook Pro one could either user the Casper policy to set
firmware password or script something along these lines:

# Replace $mode-value with “command” or “full”

sudo nvram security-mode=”$mode-value”


I’m guessing the Casper method does the same thing as this script but
neither works on the 2011 MBP. JAMF knows about it and is looking into
it but I haven’t heard of any workarounds other than manually running
firmware password utility.

Thanks!

Michael Blaha | UHG IT 
952.512.8019 michael_blaha at uhc.com 
Macintosh Group

    Posted 4/22/11 at 3:08 PM by tlarkin
    you can try this, which takes the plain text password and obfuscates it properly where you can use the nvram command. I cannot take full credit for this script, as I asked a Unix community for help when I was messing with it 

#!/bin/bash

function mac
{
while IFS=”\" read -r -n 1 C
do
I=$(printf “%d” “‘${C}”)
printf “%%%02x” $((I^0xaa))
done
echo
}

echo -n “$1″ | mac

see this: http://paulmakowski.blogspot.com/2009/03/apple-efi-firmware-passwords.html

So, you would call the function, then put the password after it and the output is what you cold use with the nvram command

    Posted 4/22/11 at 4:12 PM by Account deleted
    I’m not entirely convinced that it merely fails to set the password on the new MBPs. I’ve seen some very odd behavior on one; it won’t boot from some drives (it locks up while showing whatever EFI screen happened to be displayed). It’s possible CheckPoint is somehow responsible, but my suspicion is that Apple changed the address of the password in the nvram, and when it sets the EFI password it’s actually writing it over some other part of nvram, where it’s causing Bad Things™ to happen.

Has anyone else encountered anything like this?

On Apr 22, 2011, at 4:08 PM, Thomas Larkin wrote:

you can try this, which takes the plain text password and obfuscates it properly where you can use the nvram command. I cannot take full credit for this script, as I asked a Unix community for help when I was messing with it



#!/bin/bash



function mac

{

while IFS=”\" read -r -n 1 C

do

I=$(printf “%d” “‘${C}”)

printf “%%%02x” $((I^0xaa))

done

echo

}



echo -n “$1″ | mac



see this: http://paulmakowski.blogspot.com/2009/03/apple-efi-firmware-passwords.html

So, you would call the function, then put the password after it and the output is what you cold use with the nvram command

    Posted 4/22/11 at 4:54 PM by bentoms
    Has the man page for the command been updated? (if there is one).

Regards,

Ben.

    Posted 4/23/11 at 2:36 AM by rockpapergoat
    this seems to indicate apple’s changed the way they deal with firmware passwords. it may be worth looking for docs on the dev pages.

http://code.google.com/p/efipw/

    Posted 4/25/11 at 2:09 AM by michael_blaha
    Hey Nate,

Thanks for the link! Unfortunately all I came up with was dead ends…
I’ve really quite surprised Apple hasn’t published anything on this new
firmware pw system!


Michael Blaha | UHG IT 
952.512.8019 michael_blaha at uhc.com
Macintosh Group

    Posted 4/25/11 at 2:41 AM by tlarkin
    If you can use something like pacifist and pull out this from the newest OS X install disk 

/Applications/Utilities/Firmware Password Utility.app/Contents/Resources/setregproptool

That should allow you to set EFI passwords. I have not tested this, but typically this should have command line arguments

    Posted 1/19/12 at 3:01 PM by nkalister
    here’s the help page for setregproptool which lists the command line parameters:
setregproptool v 2.0 (9) May 25 2011
Copyright (C) 2001-2010 Apple Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

Usage: setregproptool [-c] [-d [-o ]] [[-m -p ] -o ]

-c Check whether password is enabled. 
Sets return status of 0 if set, 1 otherwise.
-d Delete current password/mode.
Requires current password on some machines.
-p Set password.
Requires current password on some machines.
-m Set security mode.
Requires current password on some machines.
Mode can be either “full” or “command”.
Full mode requires entry of the password on
every boot, command mode only requires entry
of the password if the boot picker is invoked
to select a different boot device.

When enabling the Firmware Password for the first
time, both the password and mode must be provided.
Once the firmware password has been enabled, providing
the mode or password alone will change that parameter
only.

-o Old password.
Only required on certain machines to disable
or change password or mode. Optional, if not
provided the tool will prompt for the password.

    Posted 1/19/12 at 3:04 PM by nkalister
    This does work to set the password, but the -c switch doesn’t seem to work- I get no output with that switch regardless of whether a password has been set or not, so I have no way of reporting whether a password has been set in the JSS.
Anyone found a good way to report on this via extension attributes?

    Posted 1/19/12 at 3:42 PM by cbrewer
    JAMF has documented the changes and how to deal with it.

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/article.html?id=58

    Posted 1/20/12 at 11:09 AM by tlarkin
    Hey guys, I posted this how to article a bit back

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=52

    This does work to set the password, but the -c switch doesn’t seem to work- I get no output with that switch regardless of whether a password has been set or not, so I have no way of reporting whether a password has been set in the JSS.
    Anyone found a good way to report on this via extension attributes?

    The -c option won’t display any output you need to run echo “$?” to get the output of the last command in your bash shell. Also, it doesn’t clear unless you reboot, if you look at the caveats section of that post I made, I cover that bit.

    Hope that helps.

    Posted 6/16/12 at 3:05 PM by efipass
    Hi Guys , I had this problem.I was unable to boot from any devices .

  74. sambusak101 on said:

    NO ITS NOT THE SAME. they already contacted me and told me they are cloning the chips. i told them its a very bad idea. they are using the same serial numbered chip and cloning it. not only will apple servers catch on, they will realize and lock out that serial number from their system making all the computers with that serial useless. they will have a very many angry customers. Furthermore they just removing efi password not 4 digit pin lock. makes no difference when apple see the same serial accessing their server from different locations at the same time they will lock out all of them. I forgot to mention that they also void any warranties.

  75. sambusak101 on said:

    ok and your question is?

  76. I have a Mac book air that has both 4 n 8 dight passwords

  77. jim harton on said:

    other sellers are offering this service is it the exact same thing? I thought I read that you replace the chip?

  78. sambusak101 on said:

    YES LOGIC IS OK

  79. sambusak101 on said:

    MACRONIX IS CORRECT CHIP ON 2012

  80. hi evrybody
    i’ve macbook 15 2012
    when i dessassebly it , don’t found ATMEL chip but …MACRONIX chip SEEPROM,
    thx

  81. Ruben Ivan Pacheco Alcocer on said:

    Ok, i’m only send the logic card??

  82. sambusak101 on said:

    You can only install OSx that came with the computer unless you bought a licensed newer version.

  83. Ruben Ivan Pacheco Alcocer on said:

    Hello, sorry i’m living in mexico. Do you speak Spanish or any friends of you?
    My english is bad, but i need unlock my logic card, PIN & EFI Code.
    I send only my logic card or NoteBook Complet?
    Other Question, i can install any osx?

  84. sambusak101 on said:

    You are partially correct the data on the chip is not easily redone and in some cases reside in different areas on the motherboard. You are wrong about a $30 programmer because it will not allow you to read the data that you need because you are reading data across multiple chips . We use a logic analyzer that costs $3000 not $30 and a masters in computer or electrical engineering just to figure out what’s going on.

  85. sambusak101 on said:

    Sure it’s mminyan@yahoo.com or you can call weekdays 201-222-1055

  86. I am interested in paying for the service of EFI password removal only, but have a few questions about the security of this service. Is there an email address that I can communicate with you guys directly? Thanks. Adam.

  87. PirateRrr on said:

    Chip said to be expensive or rare is this: http://www.newark.com/atmel/attiny13v-10su/ic-8bit-mcu-avr-tiny-10mhz-8-soic/dp/68T3522 , which is less than 2 bucks a piece. It is a microcontroller and not only a flash memory. Why would Apple use Atmel microcontroller during bootup? Most likely the picture given in the beginning of the article is wrong.

    On the other hand if it is e.g AT45DB021D 2 MBit flash chip then it is a bit more; less than 10 bucks anyway. It can be programmed with tools costing less than 30 dollars *in place* or easily removed with regular tools and then programmed. The problem here is of course that you need something to put in the chip. Just wiping the chip wont do as EFI is program that does all sorts of initialization during boot phase. Most likely it contains some serial numbers and checksums too so dumping a locked EFI, modifying it and rewriting it back ain’t trivial. On the other hand I would assume EFI is stored elsewhere as it is megabytes in size whereas AT45DB021D contains only 256 kilobytes of space; plenty enough for passwords and other settings.

    This is all guessing by the way so don’t take my word on this.

  88. sambusak101 on said:

    Total package is $275 plus intl shipping that removes all locks 3 of them and reinstall osx

  89. sambusak101 on said:

    As long as its not a retina it is $275 shipping is about $40 for priority mail with $2000 worth of insurance

  90. sambusak101 on said:

    Sorry you will have to send it there is no other way as I have found another method wich requires me to have the physical board

  91. i locked m md313 . i cant send board or chip . how can u help me
    i have all equipment can u send me dataraw for write to chip?
    i can pay money for that

  92. sambusak101 on said:

    same as everyone else $200 just efi $275 with osx

  93. How much is the total price for unluck password firmware, and install new osx mountain lion like a new laptop again, is the price is including the shipping,san jose california thanks

  94. Patrick on said:

    Where is the Atmel chip located on the Macbook Air 13″ Mid-2011?

  95. i have efi problem how much from the uk thanks

  96. sambusak101 on said:

    shipping to spain is $50 we will remove pin lock and firmware password and install os for $275 plus shipping

  97. Hi, how much is for remove the efi password and the 4 digist pin code and send to Spain? thanks

  98. Robert on said:

    Thanks Mark, OUT-FUCKINGSTANDING- WORK…. This company is a lifesaver!!! Absolutely out of this world….Worth every Penny!!!
    Replaced EFI chip and wiped SSD reinstalled Lion…. everything works like a dream….

    USMC Retired

  99. sambusak101 on said:

    imac is a more then just changing a chip it cost $350 to remove it

  100. sambusak101 on said:

    you will have to send to us we do not sell product

  101. sambusak101 on said:

    ii you are taking the chip off a salvaged motherboard you should be fine.

  102. sambusak101 on said:

    you will have to send it to us and we can remove it. Music station 2828 kennedy blvd jersey city nj 07306

  103. justin on said:

    Hi!
    I am leaving in cape town southa frica
    and got a imac 21.5″ i5
    how much will cost me to have the 6 digital pin code remove to my mother board ,i had icloud locked
    ypu can email me from this email adress
    thanks

  104. sambusak101 on said:

    IMAC PROCESS IS NOT THE SAME OR EASY YOU BETTER SEND IT IN.

  105. sambusak101 on said:

    yes local drop off is great it will take about 7-10 days to complete and test and we can give you a repair reciept in hand. we service all new york NNYC new jersey all are welcome.

  106. I used to flash the winbond chip or mxic
    its a chip for the bios. but i dont have the efi for the 2011 mid 27′ iMac. the file efi that from apple is complete?

  107. zaber ahmed on said:

    Dear Sir,
    I need to reset my macbook pro 13 inch late 2011 firmware password. I bought this as secondhand product. I went to apple store they want the original proof of purchase. but as i bought it secondhand i don’t have it. Please advise how can i get rid of this situation.

  108. Hi, I have a locked Macbook A1286 2010. with Atmel 1106 chip and bad motherboard from same model but with Atmel 1109 chip, both have 45DB021D after that. Will it works if I make replacement? (with cleaned hard drive, of course)

  109. Good I am from peru and I would like to buy the product for a macbook pros 13 i5 2011 as I can do?

  110. I don’t live 2 far could I bring my MacBook Air to your store?

  111. sambusak101 on said:

    Firstly try to return it if there a phone number with the message. I have spoken to many people who purchased theirs from craigslist with the same issue. Crazy that even apple will not help you do the right thing and return it even if you contact them they will not release any information of who the owner was. The police are no better they just confiscate it and auction it off. If all else fails you got stuck because we are not allowed to take it in if it is stolen.

  112. sambusak101 on said:

    $275 plus shipping to your location

  113. sambusak101 on said:

    $275 plus shipping

  114. sambusak101 on said:

    motherboard only is fine

  115. sambusak101 on said:

    $275 puts it complete back to factory defaults

  116. subba rao on said:

    i am having macbook 2009 model which got pinlocked it has mx 25L3205D chip is it possible to repair or replace bios chip give me your best quote

  117. I have a macbook pro a1278 can I ship just the motherboard or do I have to send the whole computer

  118. Hello I bought macbook air before 4 mounts now I reinstall mountain lion and my computer ask for 4 digits password and says that laptop was stollen what can I do with it I paid a lot of money is this password also written in atmel or on ssd disc ?Can you repair it and what do you need from me ?

  119. I send for u Emil
    I live in the Sultanate of Oman

    I want remove 4pincode and EFI password and new software for MacBook
    A1286 late 2011
    I want discount

  120. How much it would cost if i send u one MacBook Pro i5 ?

  121. sambusak101 on said:

    yes but you have to send it to us hold down the option key on bootup and see if there is a picture of a padlock.

  122. Ben Johnson on said:

    I won an auction for some unclaimed luggage. It had a 13 inch 2010 MacBook Pro in it. It wouldn’t boot into target disk mode or from the optical drive or a usb drive. Ijust got the login display for OS-X or Windows 7 – but couldn’t get past that – I tried all the published tricks to get into it – even going as far as removing the hard drive and re-partitioning it and installing Lion – the machine only shows me “the no operating system” folder now and still won’t boot from the optical drive or USB or into target disk mode — can you help me?

  123. sambusak101 on said:

    yes it would $275 plus shipping

  124. sambusak101 on said:

    yes a one time payment using paypal service is $275 plus shipping international shipping on average is $50

  125. sambusak101 on said:

    You can send me the whole computer or just motherboard with ssd .we now accept western union or moneygram if you do not have paypal

  126. sambusak101 on said:

    Imacs are $250 plus shipping to remove the pin and the efi password

  127. hi sam!
    i am leaving in south africa having the same problem
    on my imac i5 21.5″ with the 6 digit pin
    model; 2428
    how much will you charge me just to remove that 6 pin

  128. Robert on said:

    Hi, look I am going to be honest, I bought a Macbook Air 2011 iCore5, SSD256gb, and well I know there is a questionable history…I live in Argentina, and well there are no repercussions for this type of thing… So I need your service to replace the chip and wipe the SSD… Can I ship to you??? Do you just need the motherboard??? Please let me know via email , your charge and the shipping address… I can send you a money order???
    Let me know…
    Regards Robert

  129. RdoubleM on said:

    Hi, I will be shipping an 64gbssd, I5, a1370 macbook air motherboard to you from London uk. It boots into a screen which requires a 4 digit password. I would like the efi boot password done as well as the ssd wiped and the os installed. Will this cost 275 dollars? How long will the turn around be roughly (Exluding shipping times) and do I only pay once you have confirmed the computer is working? I will be using paypal.
    Regards Rmm

  130. Mario H on said:

    Hi!
    REMOVAL OF EFI PASSWORD , SYSTEM PIN LOCK & INSTALLING NEW OS with shipping cost to Sweden hos much in total price?
    If i got à new motherboard fr.o.m. Apple would it Solve my problem with the computer( MacBook PRO earls 2011)?

  131. sambusak101 on said:

    275 DOLLARS COVERS REMOVAL OF EFI PASSWORD , SYSTEM PIN LOCK & INSTALLING NEW OS

  132. sambusak101 on said:

    275 DOLLARS COVERS REMOVAL OF EFI PASSWORD , SYSTEM PIN LOCK & UNLOCKING THE SSD DRIVE & INSTALLING NEW OS

  133. antonio on said:

    hi i need remove de chip because i try remove memory and another methods but dont work how much is for a mac a1278 thanks

  134. Andrew on said:

    Have MB Air model A1370 EFI password removal and new OS install on SSD drive. Price?

  135. sambusak101 on said:

    you have to send us the board or whole machine

  136. sambusak101 on said:

    it would be easier to read the chip and decipher the information on it or just replacing it from a similar model with a dead board

  137. Armand on said:

    take a picture and share

  138. michael on said:

    Sam are you sure its not the MXIC MX25L6406E chip. Its got 8 MB memory and its right next to the Intel BD82HM65 Platform Controller Hub.

  139. michael on said:

    okay the scap file is 8 Megabytes in size but the atmel 45DB021D is a 2 megabyte capacity. Am I missing something here? This is for an early 2011 Macbook pro.

  140. Armand on said:

    what prog did u use to program the .fd file???

  141. Armand on said:

    is it firmware 1.9 for my mac? plz help

  142. smspop on said:

    @Sam, can the chip not be reprogramed using SOIC 8 Pin Programming clip while it is still on the board.
    If so what is needed to doit.

    Thanx

  143. Armand on said:

    which is the correct file for model : a1278 april 2011
    i cant find it in the list of firmware restoration

  144. The firmware does not reside on 3 different chips, find the right Atmel chip and replace that with a Gas powered soldering gun. You dont need a reflow machine or infra red soldering.

    Another option is to purchase a SOIC 8 Pin Programming clip and program the .fd file which is on the restoration CD onto the chip and then solder back on the logic board and boot.

    Your mac can be repaired under $20 with the right tools and confidence.

  145. the correct link is here:
    http://support.apple.com/downloads/#firmware%20restoration%20cd

    its not a package installer. Its a DMG download and burn onto CD and boot from it.

  146. thats is correct:

    http://support.apple.com/downloads/#firmware%20restoration%20cd

    choose the correct cd firmware from the above link

  147. http://support.apple.com/downloads/#firmware%20restoration%20cd

    choose the correct cd firmware from the above link

  148. Djwar1 on said:

    I have done this procedure on a MacPro that had a firmware password with positive results. The hard drive had been sold and no matter what I tried the machine was locked down. I downloaded the relevant firmware from Apple website and burned it to a disk. Inserted the disk then restarted the machine holding the power button till it started flashing. Then it started up from the disk into DOS or Terminal mode and a boot shell command had to be typed in. Then after restarting the machine went into DFU mode and the disk was installed onto the chip.
    After all that I put a new hard drive into the machine and installed the OS with no problems. My only question is on the MacBook Pro 13″ i5 motherboard I have tried swapping the ATMEL chip but it made no difference, so which is the correct chip? I understand that the new firmware management resides on 3 different chips. Am I correct?

  149. michael on said:

    Sam can u clarify

  150. Armand on said:

    i understand from user sam that u put the chip empty back to board then burn the dmg to disk and boot the mac holding the power until chip is buernd am i correct?

  151. michael on said:

    dmg file is a MAC disk image file you burn to a CD or USB. It contains the firmware.

    My question is if you can send me the firmware file to load on to chip. So that I can do step 1.

    step 1. programmed new chip (special equipment needed)

    step 3 put chip in that has firmware on it using infrared soldering.

  152. Armand on said:

    is it dmg file from here http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1498

  153. michael on said:

    A1286 early 2011. I have a blank atmel and removed the old one. But no firmware to load on to the EEPROM :-(. In your instructions you say you have the software and apply the firmware update after chip is put in.

    Details:
    Boot ROM or SMC Version Information: MBP81.0047.27

  154. Firmware can actually be downloaded from the apple website for the relevant model. DownlOad the file and burn on cd and then boot holding down the power button. What mOdel mac do you have?

  155. michael on said:

    how about the firmware for the atmel chip — can you share that. I have the chip but not the firmware

  156. Hello
    I have a MacBook Pro 13.3 Unibody he has the password problem from EFI
    Serial #: C02FD15CDH2L
    Model #: A1278 I am a programmer but I did not progamme EFI
    Do you sell the progamme EFI has this model?
    thank you
    Cordialament

  157. sambusak101 on said:

    We can remove it

  158. sir its 6 digit password

  159. sambusak101 on said:

    Not really you need $3000 worth of equipment just to read the chip not to mention the technical knowledge on how to read schematics and block diagrams on your specific machine. All the work that we do is done by our techs who are not just your average joe. They have degrees in engineering and know how each component of a motherboard works.

  160. Johnny on said:

    I think its a 4digit pin if it has been remote locked from an iphone, and 6 digit if remote locked from another mac.

  161. Armand on said:

    when taking out chip will it be still readable? after all that heat?
    can any 1 clone the chip and provide dump and pro will do the work

  162. sambusak101 on said:

    I will also add that a 6 digit pin may be a from a third party security software that I do not know because apple uses only 4 digits for their lock codes.

  163. sambusak101 on said:

    we will unlock both the chip and Hard drive on the macbook air. But because the process is more complex we will have to charge you about $280 but we will install the operating system for you. Please note that return international shipping insured and tracked is $50

  164. sambusak101 on said:

    it sounds like you did not delete all of your hard drives partitions when you installed both the operating systems. There are actually 3 partitions on the drive that need to be wiped. 1 the operating system 2 the recovery partition 3 the efi boot partition. The original owner or the person who sold it to you could have locked it down through Icloud. The lockpad setting was there the whole time in the bios and was waiting or listening for a command. The unknown owner or seller just triggered its activation via the internet. After we do our work the chip will be back to factory defaults (sleep mode) and can’t be relocked from anywhere as long as you use a fresh install on a completely blank Hard drive or just let us do the install.

  165. Hi,
    I bought a Macbook pro 2010 i7 from a Craigslist couple months ago. I cleaned it with a clean mac osx lion installation.Couple days ago,i tried to upgrade to Mountain lion osx from dmg from Torrent link.After it rebooted, it got locked by 6 digit password in the mac osx utilities.Also,when i press “option” i get lockpad box.
    So who locked my computer? can you fix?if you fix it,is going to get locked again by anyone?

  166. Hi, I will be sending the logic board from my a1370 macbook air to you from the uk. Is this all you need? It has been blocked with a four digit pin and will not allow me to boot from any other source. Will I need to buy a new ssd? Or can the original one be wiped once the efi chip has been replaced? Sorry for all the questions i’m not great with computers.
    Regards.

  167. michael on said:

    Any luck on flashing the ATMEL using the scap file? can anyone share the clone of the chip?

  168. sambusak101 on said:

    you have to send it to us and we can do it. please note that it may take some time to do the job. sometimes 3 weeks unless you ship international next day air (crazy expensive). 1 week one way then 1 week for us to work then 1 week back as long as customs does not hold it.

  169. sambusak101 on said:

    even if you can I do not think it will work because some security area of the chip can not be rewritten. You can try and let me know if you had any success with that method so I can post it.

  170. sambusak101 on said:

    From what you told me it got blocked after a week or two? That sounds like a mobile me or icloud pin lock that asks for a 4 digit password. That is not a efi password that is a pin lock. A Efi password gives you a picture of a padlock when you hold the “option” key after you press power. even if you do not have a efi password a pin lock will disable any chance of you installing or using the computer even if you can boot from disc. I can remove the lock or multiple locks if you send it in but the hard drive will have to be erased.

  171. husn on said:

    sir, i bought the macbook pro from one of my freind but its blocked after some week its require the password bios, its i5,2.53,500 gb hdd, model a1286
    please guide me if possible am from belgium,

    thanks
    husn

  172. husn on said:

    sir, i buy one macbook pro i5 2.53, 500 gb hdd, model a1286 from one of my freind but after some week its blocked i gone to the app store and they siad it can not b open, with out the real owner, sir please guide me how it can be open am from belgium,

    thanks
    husn

  173. Armand on said:

    can i re flash the same chip

  174. Vicente on said:

    Thanks for information

  175. Johnny on said:

    I cant try it, my mac is locked :0

    Interesting, I was reading this:

    http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/256024/ATMEL/AT45DB021D-SSH-B.html

    They have a “Security Register” which is split into 2 sections, much like the hash which is generated:

    “The device contains a specialized Security Register that can be used for purposes such as
    unique device serialization or locked key storage. The register is comprised of a total of
    128 bytes that is divided into two portions. The first 64 bytes (byte locations 0 through 63) of the
    Security Register are allocated as a one-time user programmable space. Once these 64 bytes
    have been programmed, they cannot be reprogrammed. The remaining 64 bytes of the register
    (byte locations 64 through 127) are factory programmed by Atmel and will contain a unique
    value for each device. The factory programmed data is fixed and cannot be changed.”

    This could make sense, and backup your theory.

    Section 1: Fixed logic number
    Section 2: hash generated by factory

    Again, if someone could test my idea to confirm.

  176. sambusak101 on said:

    good idea let me know if you try it

  177. Johnny on said:

    You can check this by setting a different EFI password and see if the hash generated is the same. If not, then we can assume the hash relates to the password rather than a factory set password.

  178. jebcrack on said:

    If you are sending your macbook motherboard from outside USA like Spain.remember to enclose the FCC FORM_740..I had issues with US customs when i sent my motherboard from Denmark to Jersey City using FedEx…

  179. sambusak101 on said:

    all you have to do is ship it and fill out US Customs forms for FCC regulations

  180. sambusak101 on said:

    you send the motherboard or computer we fix it and send you invoice international shipping is $50

  181. Vicente on said:

    Ok I understand how to do.
    I send you first the motherboard.I wait your paypal invoice when you check is posible to repair and afther pay you ship me to Spain.Two questions more.
    Whats the price for repair and shiping to Spain and if is not posible to repair you send me the motherboard to Spain again previous shiping paiment? Thanks

  182. Vicente on said:

    Hi guys
    I live in Spain and i thinking to send you the motherboard of my Mac book pro to unlock firmware pasword like the denmark friend. Sure you understand i’m not secure how is the better way to do the payment (repair and shiping) and be secure that all goes right and motherboard returns to Spain with work performed and don’t lose my money Thanks

  183. jebcrack on said:

    I sent in the motherboard but customs still have it..they want FCC_FORM 740 ID..

  184. H Sathler on said:

    Sure! But I haven’t another computer to read the image. I didn’t found any way to extract the image from the scap file.

  185. Jebcrack on said:

    BECAUSE OF WEIGHT ISSUE,I WILL MINIMIZE THE POSTAGE COSTS BY ONLY SENDING THE MOTHERBOARD..

  186. Jebcrack on said:

    OK, I WILL SEND U THE MOTHERBOARD TODAY OR TOMORROW THRU FEDEX..THEN WE CAN CORRESPOND THRU EMAILS…

  187. sambusak101 on said:

    if you have a chip writer it would be easier to read the raw data off a another chip and clone it.

  188. sambusak101 on said:

    yes you can send it and we can fix it. the cost is $199 usd for the password removal $75 for the new OS (or you can do it yourself) plus return shipping to denmark with registered mail service.

  189. Jebcrack on said:

    I have a macbook pro mid 2011..i have the same firmware password issue and blinking folder due to lack of OS.. I am in Denmark..can i send u guys the laptop..nobody can fix it here..how much would it cost me???

  190. H Sathler on said:

    Hi,

    Is it possible to write the scap file extracted from Apple EFI Update to the chip? I have a chip writer, a blank chip and the equipment and skills to do the job, but only have this file that I believe be the firmware image. Is it correctly?

  191. sambusak101 on said:

    you have to send in the motherboard and we will take care of the rest

  192. Radu on said:

    Hello,
    I have a macbook pro early 2011, outside of US. Can I send you only the chip for you to reprogram?
    Thank you.

  193. Wellington Nogueira on said:

    Do not get it right for the translation … You mean you can not send me this chip to replace myself? And if I send the motherboard you have to swap around and make it function normally macbook pro?

  194. Djwar1 on said:

    Yes please post a picture. Thank you.

  195. sambusak101 on said:

    on a macbook pro 2010-11 model a1286 atmel chip is next to the heat sync and is on the top side of the board you have to remove the motherboard and flip it over just to see it if I have time I will upload a picture.

  196. sambusak101 on said:

    I have a feeling that these hash codes are serial numbers embedded on the bios chip that apple has a master password to unlock it. in other words each chip has a unique master password that was set at the factory and not something that can be decrypted at all. These hash codes do not fit the pattern of any type of encryption at all.

  197. sambusak101 on said:

    sorry I do not ship out chips alone

  198. Xshmo on said:

    I have all the tools here. Can I purchase a bios chip with firmware on it from you?

  199. Wellington Nogueira on said:

    Do not get it right for the translation … You mean you can not send me this chip to replace myself? And if I send the motherboard you have to swap around and make it function normally macbook pro?

  200. Elias on said:

    I have tried different decrypters but had no luck. I’m sure however that if the algorithm that apple uses to decrypt this 33 character string is leaked/found it will be very easy to crack the passwords without replacing the logic board or any chips.

  201. michael on said:

    For macbook pro early 2011, , is it the ATMEL1048 located close to where the left fan is?

  202. Djwar1 on said:

    Okay well that’s obvious, but not a real answer. That’s a brush off.
    I get it. Well thanks anyway.
    I think we figured it out now so we will give it another try and let you know if we get it right. I believe that if you can do it so can I. Thank you for letting us know that it is at least possible.

  203. sambusak101 on said:

    it won’t work as long as the firmware password is set you can not access any drive or any partition no matter what configuration. The bios knows what the original configuration was it knows the serial number of the original hard drive it knows the configuration of sectors etc. etc… you have to go to apple or send it to us there is no other way unless you got expensive equipment and a college degree in engineering or you can use it as a paperweight.

  204. Djwar1 on said:

    Well the reason we got this board was the Hard Drive had become corrupt (more likely dropped) and so impossible to access. Ergo the previous owner was locked out and now so are we. I did not have any problem with previous models cos let’s face it the firmware code was a joke to unlock before. I thought I would have it sorted by now…

    What I did was I tried installing a HD with a fresh install of Lion on one partition and the lion installer on another partition. Usually, I have some success, not this time though. Should I try it with a blank hard drive with a single partition?

  205. sambusak101 on said:

    did you install a blank hard drive? because if you did not the old os will auto reset the firmware password !!!!!

  206. Djwar1 on said:

    Okay so I have 3 damaged boards and I swapped out the ATMEL SSH chip (it also has 8 legs) I just figured we have nothing to loose anyway cos we on the other side of the planet and we can always put the chip back if it did not work )and besides, the computer is useless anyway. Well the result was unexpected. It made no difference at all. LOL. Same result. Have us the lock, the hash and would not read the disk in the ROM, even tried a different ROM. I know you don’t want to give it all away as its business and all, but you are right not many can do this sort of board work. So what am I missing?

  207. sambusak101 on said:

    sorry but I do not have any extras but you can always buy a damaged or broken board and take the chip off that.

  208. sambusak101 on said:

    the bios chip has 8 legs that is how you can identify it

  209. Wellington Nogueira on said:

    I want to change a chip atmel 1112 (4508021D SSH) in a Macbook Pro early 2011. Only I’m in Brazil, only need the chip and’ll do it here. How much? How can I pay?

  210. Djwar1 on said:

    Okay right so I have searched my board for this “tiny” chip and can’t find it. I can see one that says ATMEL SSH on it. Is that a different chip from the “tiny” chip?
    Or is that the tiny chip make causing all this trouble?

  211. sambusak101 on said:

    To this date there has not been a way to decipher or crack this firmware password. It has already been a few years and no one could do it.

  212. Djwar1 on said:

    I see that and have tried to cracks it with various decipher tools but to no avail. Did you find a way to decipher? I have had in the past with deciphering these sort of codes but as yet I have had no success with this one. Does anyone know a less invasive way of restoring the efi to factory settings than having to work on the board?

  213. tomas on said:

    step.2 I do not understand how I do it (mail, phone)? how to make payment only appears as a test and no further step can be done? Please mail instructions: tomasz.rebisz @ gmail.com

  214. sambusak101 on said:

    yes I can do it the cost for macbook air is $300

  215. tomas on said:

    Hi,
    I have a problem with my MacBook Air (a1237, 2008), broke to me the hard drive and put new but I can not do anything because I forgot my password (efi – firmware) Can you do it? Who can? How much? Contact me by mail. Thanks

  216. sambusak101 on said:

    If you wiped it out totally you will still get stuck replacing the whole chip because now the motherboard does not no what to do after you presses the power button. The key here is erasing the user data fields only not the whole chip. But if you are bold enough to try on your $1000 board go for it and let us know. Take extreme caution don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  217. michael on said:

    hi Sam

    I did not see a ATMEL ATTiny microcontroller but a ATMEL 1048 which is a 24K EEPROM. I tried shorting pins 6 SCL and pins 5 SDA. This wiped the memory so I had an empty EEPROM.

    Would this not work?

  218. michael on said:

    more information:

    The first 17 digits of the hash code is the Mac Logic Board number. The last 16 digit is a hexdecimal. So I think the 16 digit is what will give the password.

    so if you get the hash C02150502DKDY5DANC910AE21EA171E6D

    C02150502DKDY5DAN == Your Mac logic board Number

    C910AE21EA171E6D –> ….some 16 digit hex number?? my guess is that its the firmware password encrypted or obfuscation

  219. sambusak101 on said:

    I have not tried to reverse the hash but I would start out using password tools like john the ripper and there are many more out there that use advance math algorithim . If anyone has success with this post it here.

  220. michael on said:

    Folks to get the hash off the screen its

    Hold Option on boot up
    and then when you see the lockpad asking for firmware hold down

    Command+Control+Option+Shift+S

    You’ll see a 33 digit hash number like C02150502DKDY5DANC910AE21EA171E6D

    Any ideas on how to crack this? It could be a obfuscation of your password

  221. sambusak101 on said:

    OUR METHOD KEEPS THE SERIAL NUMBER THE SAME. THE SERIAL NUMBER IS WRITTEN ON THE MAINBOARD IN ANOTHER LOCATION AND ON THE OUTSIDE CASING. IF THE UNIT HAS A VALID WARRANTY IT WILL NOT VOID IT.

  222. sambusak101 on said:

    REMOVAL OF MACBOOK AIR PRICE IS $300

  223. Pris in total, sending only mainboard. air 1369 passwordremoval.
    This total price should inlcude all, shipping etc.

    2011 modell

    //Mcrozz

  224. Just wanted to Thank you for saving my computer it was a pleasure to do business with you. my macbook pro cost me almost $4000 with the ssd drives and no one else could do it.

  225. sambusak101 on said:

    $250

  226. sambusak101 on said:

    yes you can ship your computer to us . The starting cost for the Job is $250 that is for parts, labor and return shipping. we do all macs including the macbook air, macbook pro, mac mini and imac. All intel based macs contain atmel efi bios chips.

  227. How much is to unlock the macbook air (2011) with firmware password?

    I’m from South Korea. Is it possible for me to ship it there?

  228. ARcadian on said:

    What about a macbook pro Model A1286

    Ive redid the hard drive, but found out dont have the open firmware password. Its just shows me a big folder and question mark, nothing boots, not even CD i cannot do command option p r either its locked down. What is your service charge for this work?? thanks.

    Arcadian

  229. sambusak101 on said:

    a good magician never reveals his secrets. NICE TRY!!!!

  230. How about selling me the instructions, eeproms chips, eeprom reader/writers and software and I’ll pay you through paypal.?

  231. sambusak101 on said:

    Not much I can do unless you wanna pay for international shipping to the US

  232. I have a iMac mid 2011 thunderbolt. I have the same issue, trying to remove the EFI firmware password. I have located the Atmel chip on the logic board. I am based in London, UK. How can you help me?

  233. Sharon on said:

    This is cool!

  234. sambusak101 on said:

    YES WE CAN REPLACE THE CHIP ERASE THE SSD AND DO A RE-INSTALL PLEASE TELL US THE EXACT MODEL NUMBER OR CALL FOR A QUOTE.

  235. sambusak101 on said:

    WE DO NOT SHIP OUT CHIPS THAT ARE FLASHED ALREADY FOR 2 MAIN REASONS.
    1. THESE CHIP SETS ARE NOT READILY AVAILABLE. DUE TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS A NEW TECHNOLOGY THESE CHIPS ARE RARE AND EXPENSIVE THAT IS WHY IT IS NOT A CHEAP JOB TO REMOVE A MAC BOOK AIR OR PRO FIRMWARE PASSWORD.
    2. A TYPICAL SOLDERING IRON JOB DONE BY HAND WILL DAMAGE THE NEW CHIP THAT IS ALREADY HARD TO GET.

  236. Marcio Gomes on said:

    Your blog is the best post about Macbook Air firmware password on web. Most technicians know that for other mac models, one needed only to change the hardware configuration (e.g. amount of installed RAM) and then reset PRAM three times to force a reset of the firmware password. I presume this is not possible for MacBook Air because has no user-removable parts (since RAM is soldered to the motherboard, for example) but it is not clear what alternatives exist. Would you supply the EFI Atmel chip with firmware already flashed and ready. I have skills to replace Atmel Chip from the motherboard, but I don’t know how to flash a firmware in a new chip. I need for a Macbook Air model A1237 (2008/2009). Please let me know. Thanks and Regards

  237. michael on said:

    i need my logic board chip replaced and flashed… how much will it be also can you erase a 64GB ssd

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