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macOS Sonoma beta hints DFU boost for Mac admins

August 21, 2023

A fresh change tucked away in the most recent macOS Sonoma beta could be a boon to Mac IT admins, as it should make it a little easier to get bricked Macs out of Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode.

Macs can get stuck in DFU mode for a handful of reasons, including when power fails during a software update installation. The problem is that once a Mac is stuck in that mode, it’s necessary to use a second Mac and Apple Configurator to get the machines going again.

In Sonoma, this is less of an issue because the relevant Configurator tools are now built into the Finder (though you will still need a second Mac to run the software).

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