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How do I find the hash code on a Mac?

How do I find the hash code on a Mac?

Mac keyboards don’t have a dedicated hash sign key # like PC keyboards do but you can get a hashtag on a Mac by pressing Shift + 3 on a US keyboard and Alt (Option) + 3 on a UK keyboard.

How do I remove the EFI lock on my Macbook Pro?

How to turn off a firmware password

  1. Start up from macOS Recovery.
  2. When the utilities window appears, click Utilities in the menu bar, then choose Startup Security Utility or Firmware Password Utility.
  3. Click Turn Off Firmware Password.
  4. Enter the firmware password again when prompted.

Can Apple remove a firmware password?

If you have proof of ownership, Apple can remove the firmware password and retain your data for Mac Devices from 2011-2020. They will walk you through a process (Shift-Control-Option-Command-S) that will show you a code that you can give the Apple support agent.

How do I reset my EFI password on Mac?

1: Try to Reset or Disable with Firmware Password Utility

  1. Reboot the Mac and hold down Command+R to enter recovery mode.
  2. At the Utilities screen, go to the Utilities menu bar item and choose “Firmware Password Utility”
  3. Select to turn the Firmware Password to OFF.

How do I reinstall OSX without firmware password?

3 Answers

  1. Connect iCloud “Find My Mac”
  2. Using another device, locate your Mac and find the “erase” option.
  3. Once your Mac has been erased, you should be taken to the recovery menu by default where you are able to install a fresh version of MacOS without the FW password.

Do M1 Macs have firmware password?

Given M1 Macs do not have a firmware password option, any user with valid admin credentials can load macOS installers, other bootable macOS volumes, as well as fully erase and reinstall macOS.

What is EFI password Mac?

A firmware password, also known as EFI lock and formerly known as Open Firmware Password Protection, is a low-level password that can be stored with the firmware of Macs that support Open Firmware or Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) since Mac OS X 10.1.

What is the firmware password on a Mac?

A firmware password prevents users who don’t have the password from starting up from any internal or external storage device other than the startup disk you’ve selected. It also blocks the ability to use most startup key combinations.