MacOSX 10.6.5 Update

Apple has released MacOSX 10.6.5 update for OSX. Basically it includes a bunch of bug fixes and additional things which may interest a lot of people

  • Intel Core i3 Support (Apple has added supported for Intel Core i3 processors which means that the System is able to identify the processor correctly and Core i3 processors can use native kernel)
  • Updated Graphics Card Drivers (Two new framebuffers for ATI HD5xxx card and improved OpenGL performance on Nvidia card especially when running games such as Left 4 Dead 2. Fermi should be supported )
  • SD Card Support (exFAT is added , plus there is a new SD Card Information – As for compatibly with laptop internal SD Card reader , it will be updated soon)

How to Update
Backup , backup and backup. At least – just backup your entire Extensions folder which is located in System folder. Keep a copy of it , and please keep a copy of your EFI partition extensions
Download OSX 10.6.5 Combo updater (Yes , I know its kind of huge , please do not use the system updater).  Before you go and run the installer , please make sure that offending kexts such as SleepEnabler.kext  are removed. For more details , please refer to my earlier update guide
Before updating , ask yourself this question. Are you willing to take the risk of breaking a working system. If you’re a risk taker , please proceed on with the update. Else , I recommend you to wait , till a lot of people have experiment it , especially if you’re using your Hackint0sh for production use (i.e music , iPhone development , etc)
Please keep EmpireEFI CD/nawcom bootCD/iBoot or whatever Boot CD or disk that you’ve used to create. If you’re using NFI by merklot , feel free to use that as well. You need something to boot just incase if your system goes FUBAR. This is very very very important. I repeat , its very important ! I REPEAT , ITS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE A HANDY DANDY BOOT CD. PLEASE DO NOT COME AND CRY SAYING THAT YOUR SYSTEM HAS BEEN MESSED UP AND YOU’RE UNABLE TO BOOT TO IT !
For Netbook users you may have to boot using your old kernel. Bear in mind that OSX 10.6.5 ! If you insist on upgrading , just backup your old kernel and boot using your backup kernel. You may experience broken USB , to retrify this , visit nawcom’s blog for more details or scroll down
As for AMD users or legacy Intel users (i.e Pentium D , Pentium 4). Please wait as I’ll write a guide for you
For EFI users or those who have did their own DSDT and made their system as near vanilla as possible , proceed on with update. It doesn’t conflict anything !


Post-Installation Issues
These are some issues faced by people , after updating. I’ll update them
Broken Keyboard/Mouse – Simply use your boot CD , boot it up and re-install PS2 Keyboard/Mouse drivers using myHack. Alternatively google search for Vodooo PS2 Drivers and re-install them manually !
Broken Sound (AppleHDA) – You may have to re-install patched AppleHDA.kext. From your backed up extension folder , simply re-install AppleHDA.kext either via Terminal or tools such as Kext Utility or you may drag and drop the kext to Extensions and run pfix !
Broken WiFi (Broadcom/Atheros) – Simply get the b43patcher and run or use your old IO80211Family.kext and re-install it back. It should be fixed
Broken USB (Very important)– Boot via Boot CD and download patched USB Drivers from here. Apply them , it should fix (Mirror #1 , insanelyMac – iGomi has posted the kext and step by step solution)
Broken nvidia Graphics Card (non-Fermi) (i.e HDMI is not working) – Just simply get my patched nvidia drivers and re-install
Broken Sleep Thank you OmniAtlas for posting an awesome solution. Just scroll down and read his comment