Thunderbolt Software Update Re-Released as 1.2.1 for Gigabit Adapter

Posted by at 10:52 am on June 19, 2012

After causing problems for some users including serious boot issues that left them unable to easily access their Macs, Apple pulled a Thunderbolt Software Update (labelled v1.2) from its available downloads last Thursday, June 14. Today the update, which is meant to allow Thunderbolt-equipped Macs to use the new Thunderbolt-to-Gigabit Ethernet adapter, reappeared with a 1.2.1 version number.

Some users were forced to completely re-install Lion on their Macs in order to un-do the damage caused by the previous version. While reports of any user data lost haven’t been see, some users had to rely on either the built-in recovery partition in Lion or a longer Internet-based recovery system to get back up and running.

The new version will be available through Software Update to affected Macs or available through Apple’s support site and is expected to replace the 1.2 version even where successfully installed. The update is 520kb in size and requires OS X 10.7.4.

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