So Apple released it’s first major update to Leopard 10.5.1 with 10.5.2. As I have mentioned in my previous post, I have my Hackintosh running on iATKOS v1.0r2 Leopard 10.5.1. Likewise, I mentioned that with EFI support, all you have to do is use Apple’s “Software Update” to keep your PC up-to-date just like legit Mac users, instead of waiting for new patches made available by kind and usually anonymous hackers on the Web. Well, that didn’t work for the 10.5.2 update. I guess Apple knows about this hacking going around that is getting easier and popular by the day. So stop that update until you read how to go about it below.
The 10.5.2 Leopard update installs a kext that says “Dont Steal Mac OS X”, and if you’re not careful and follow other hacker’s advice, it will essentially “brick” your PC (a bigger brick than an iPhone). The first to release a solution to the 10.5.2 update is a guy that goes by the alias “Netkas” and others have basically expounded on and made his instructions a little bit easier to follow. Go ahead and head over to his site and try to follow his instructions. The other is from Devin and is easier to follow.
So if you followed those instructions and ended with the new Leopard 10.5.2, then hooray! But if you’re like me and encountered some problems, then read on.
Ok, so you followed Netkas’ solution and you’re now stuck with a kernel panic or a constant reboot which was what I have experienced. If you followed my previous post, you will know that I have 3 separate internal drives, one running Vista the other running Tiger, and now my non-working Leopard (at the time).
The first thing I did was to boot into Tiger and deleted the “Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext” from my Leopard drive (I’m not sure whether this is necessary though). The next steps I think finally made it work:
1) Insert the iATKOS v1.0r2 Install DVD and boot from it.
2) Go through the screens until you get to the screen where you have the “Customize” button and click on it.
3) Select only the following:
– SSE2 SSE3 kernel
– Remove CPUPowerManagement driver
– Remove Thermal kexts
– AppleSMBIOS.kext nektas
5) I got a kernel panic with the “stop” sign that tells me to reboot.
6) Reboot, but as soon as you get to the Darwin Boot Loader screen, press F8 and enter -r -x.
7) Your system may go blank for around 2 to 3 mins but you can see the hard disk light blinking.
8) If everything goes well, you will finally get back your beautiful Leopard screen. Click on “About This Mac” and you should see this:
9) Go and click on “Software Update” and select the “Leopard Graphics Update” and install.
10) Reboot. Check that everything is working. If not, then you probably need to copy over some kext (network, graphics, etc.) from 10.5.1 to your new installation.