Update Your Hackintosh to Mac OS X 10.5.7

by Eric Pena on May 13, 2009

Apple released today the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update recommended for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

The best thing is, if you have built your Hackintosh using Apple’s Mac Leopard OS X Retail DVD, then just like all Macintosh users, you can use Software Update to update from a previous version. Easy, don’t you think? If you haven’t, and used some kind of patched OS X versions, then you will most likely have to wait for a new version of your patch.

You can check out my tutorial on how to build a Hackintosh using a Mac Leopard OS X retail DVD.

Download OS X 10.5.7 Using Software Update

Warning: Before updating to 10.5.7, backup your Extensions (you can also use the OSx86 Tools Utility).

Since I still have several applications left to update ( I haven’t used my hackintosh for a while), I deselected the Mac OS X Update 10.5.7 first just in case I encounter problems with the application updates. At least I would know the problem didn’t come from the 10.5.7 update.

After updating the applications, I did some tests and after everything remains to be perfectly fine, I then updated Mac OS X from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7.

After downloading and installing the OS X 10.5.7 update, reboot your PC. If it won’t boot up for the first time, reboot again or try typing -v -f at the boot prompt.

After it boots up, go to About this Mac on the Apple menu to check your new version. It should now be 10.5.7.

A Small Hitch

One problem came up though, I lost my network connection. But since I have backed up my Extensions, I just copied the IONetworkingFamily.kext from the 10.5.6 version. Paste the kext file to your  Computer Name/System/Library/Extensions folder or use the OSx86 Tool Utility to install it.

Reboot, and you should get back your network connection.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 chris May 16, 2009 at 8:31 am

i thing that things are not that easy for me. the system wont boot even with the -v -f boot. The system wont start. It is a build using a Mac Leopard OS X retail DVD.
motherboard asus p5q and nvidia 9400 gt msi graphic card. Any suggestions ?

2 Pinoy Webmaster Forum May 21, 2009 at 1:57 am

never used mac, anyway, glad to read this post. Napadaan lang.

3 Macintosh Noob May 29, 2009 at 10:31 am

I guess I'm not quite a noob, because I still haven't bought my first Mac. I'm considering it though so I'll be watching your blog.

4 Umair May 30, 2009 at 3:42 pm

hi, i tried your hackintosh tutorial for installing retail OS X on my Dell inspiron 6400. everything goes fine to the point where mac OS X runs for the first time. It does not recognise the keyboard of my laptop and asks me to press the key to the right of the left shift key. That never works for any key that i press. Is there a way around it?

5 knteudos.info June 4, 2009 at 9:32 am

Hi ,

ask for a mac keyboard to a fryend , after isntalation install kexts for your keyboard PC

thats what I did with my acer.

6 tu June 26, 2009 at 1:33 pm


7 Madman June 29, 2009 at 1:16 pm

you need my ps2 fix. download it here

8 dipak July 2, 2009 at 10:30 pm

After update with 10.5.7 diplay resolution fixed 1024×768 i cannot change any one has solution for that graphics = GMA950

9 dipak July 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm

After update with 10.5.7 diplay resolution fixed 1024×768 i cannot change any one has solution for that graphics = GMA950

10 matty0 July 25, 2009 at 5:42 am

yeah i can tell u how 2 fix it, go to library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist then edit it to read
<plist version=”1.0″>
<key>Kernel Flags</key>
<key>Graphics Mode</key>

edit the line “<string>1024x768x32@75</string>” to your desired settings (thats correct for me so im not editing lol) then restart an cross ur fingers!

if that dosent fix it go to system preferences/Displays then change the resolution to whatever you need. if the screen just goes blue DONT PANIC just hold the power button down to turn it of then turn it back on again and you should be fine. DONT restart, thatl put it back to what it was before.

hope i helped =P

11 oyaipen July 27, 2009 at 8:58 am

what if i lose my sound?

12 Ivor P. Cuba July 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm

Even Internet with this hackintosh? =D

13 iadalbash August 10, 2009 at 9:17 am

somebody ……can upload teh fix for ps2……..plz!!!!!!!……i need it

14 souravmullick October 9, 2009 at 10:43 am


I installed iActkos v5 10.5.5 and then updated that to 10.5.8 from SW update.
Since then, i am unable to use my KB, trackpad and my Ethernet port also not working.
My computer is a ACER ASPIRE 5920, Intel x3100.
I tried all kEXT and all, but is very complicated. Can any one tell me easy steps to do ?

Please help!!

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16 Svseenu October 8, 2010 at 4:32 pm

is ti posible to run fcp on hakintosh

17 Best Registry Cleaner November 27, 2010 at 7:20 am

Glad to read this post. Napadaan lang.

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