EFI & Mac iCloud 2.8

Today we are proud to release our 2.8 version for EFI & Mac iCloud. This release is the first of a batch of updates that target both functionality and aesthetically aspects of our EFI & Mac iCloud app for HDBox.

We adjusted the functionality and principle of good code detection for EFI lock / iCloud / iCloud fast. Now you, as our users, can select between relative and absolute mode for sensor functionality, and under the hood we adjusted also the relative change how was calculated.
Example: Relative brightness is set at 100%, and current brightness level is 100, then levels of above 200 or below 50 will trigger detection. Our recommendation is however to keep it at about 10-15%.
Example: Absolute brightness is set at 20+/-, and current brightness level is 100, then levels of above 120 or below 80 will trigger detection. Our recommendation is to move sensor in a dark spot of the screen and note the value, then move the sensor in a light area of the screen and note the new value and set the value of the sensor to 10% of the difference between the two values.

You can also choose the delay between codes for the EFI Lock process. Valid ranges are from 1 second to 30 seconds depending on your computer speed. We have plans to add automatic mode also, denoted by 0 seconds, and this mode is work and when full set of tests will be complete it will be released. For new macs a value of 7 or 8 seconds will work, but for the a bit older macs, we suggest 12 seconds to be on the safe side. To know if the delay is to little you have to watch the process for about 2 minutes and see if the input field is cleared before the new code is entered. We strongly suggest 2 minutes, as those waiting codes are variable and fixed.
If delay is set at 12 seconds, then to test all codes 0000 to 9999 will take 1.7 days.

Best regards,

4 Responses to EFI & Mac iCloud 2.8

  1. walgrenz May 19, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    we need a manual for spi reading and writing

    • HDB July 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

      Manual should come out next week (first week of August 2017), as we were waiting on the final SPI adaptors to reach us and they are already en-route to us. All depends on how fast we can pass custom-cleareance for them.

  2. Andrew July 28, 2017 at 3:59 am #

    where do i perches a EFI cable

    • HDB July 28, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

      EFI Adaptors are not yet for sale directly, and until they are added as product to our website, we are running an offer that we will ship the adaptors for free to anyone who purchase a full activated HDBox once the EFI Adaptors are released. We are running this offer so people can buy an HDBOX box, examine it’s other functions and not be concerned about missing the EFI adaptors if they order earlier.

      As in my reply to : walgrenz, we are gonna finalize all details for them during first half of the August 2017 and expect to have them on sales starting with second half.

      Best regards,
      HDB, Product Manager

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