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  • coasterfanryan Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing happened to me... Now in the middle of my Lion restore.


    I was updating iPhoto and after that was done, up popped up the Thunderbolt update. It looked like it was installing, but then kept booting into a kernel panic

  • mdics911 Level 1 Level 1

    The Version 1.2 update toasted my MBP in the same way.  Re-installed the OS from the recovery partition and now I am running again.  It certainly made for an unexpected surprise tonight.

  • Brian Brown1 Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing here. Latest 13" MBP. Tried it twice (stupid me). Now restoring (again).

  • waitey1234 Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing on my MBP, had the computer on all night reinstalling lion from the recovery partition. A 4.5 hour download to reinstall again.

  • Chocolatejeff Level 1 Level 1

    Help, I'm having the same problem!!

  • Xscapes Level 1 Level 1

    Same thing happened here, on my second time restoring my backup before the thunderbolt update.

  • Brian Brown1 Level 1 Level 1

    Follow MrE_the_Great's instructions (3rd post). You probably don't need to restore any of your personal data. It does take a while (2-3 hours) depending on your internet speed. I've done it twice. My data/apps looks fine.

  • kla80t Level 1 Level 1

    same issues here! do not install updates until we get further notice. I am rebooting my macbook pro the 2nd time! if you have time capsule setup with your time machine then you are ok to recover everything from your last back up.


    plug in an external drive through the USB, restart the computer and hold on to option/ alt key until it gives you the options to access 3 drives (your Mac HD, your plugged hard drive and a recovery drive) choose the recovery drive.


    From the menu, select the time machine ( I think it was recover from time machine) and follow the prompts. ensure that you choose the backup dated before the last update which caused this issues, in my case I chose a backup from 10th June 2012.


    this took me a few hours about 3hrs, but will depend how much data you had on your drive. I had a 750 gb with more than half used.


    be patient and wait till this is done. once done, DO NOT ATTEMPT to do system update or if it prompts you to update, ignore it for now until we have a better answer to the issue.


    I hope this helps, I am currently waiting for my second system restore as I attempted to do system update soon  after I restored all my files so my advise to you all DO NOT UPDATE until we get a fix for this.


    Remember, this is for those people who has Time capsule and time machine set up... not sure for other set ups but I'm sure you will find a way not to loose all your files.


    Best of luck to you all.



  • Xscapes Level 1 Level 1

    I did the reinstall method the first time, now i restore it back to before i update the thunderbolt take the same time 2-3hr from my external HD via usb.

  • raimattern Level 1 Level 1

    Tx for this hint !

  • Alex_UK_Kent Level 1 Level 1

    Me too, a few hundred kB of update completely trashed the computer.  Had to reinstall back to Snow Leopard and then restore whole system from Timemachine - 2.5 hours lost...

  • maxintosh7 Level 1 Level 1

    The thunderbolt update caused me to have the kernel panic problem as well on my 2011 MacBook Pro. The only solution is to:


    -Restart computer by holding down power. While booting up hold *Option*

    -Select Recovery HD

    -Then, 1. Restore from a time machine backup or 2. Redownload Lion and install


    Super annoying that an update this detramental to the computer was released. I hope Apple pulls this update right away.

  • serge_px Level 1 Level 1

    The Thunderbolt update seems to install only one kext: /System/Library/Extensions/IONetworkingFamily.kext. Maybe replacing that kext can remove the problem. I'll try this once I have a clean MacOS-Install on a second drive (doing that right now) Might be a quicker solution than restoring the whole system from a backup.

  • dandoonian Level 1 Level 1

    That's Great Serge! waiting for your findings because reinstalling the OS is not an option for me because i have a very very lousy internet connection!

  • Tider89 Level 1 Level 1

    Same here with the update, I'm reinstalling lion but it's just frozen on the download. Nothing is happening idk what to do. Am I gonna have to pay to repair this whats gonna happen

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