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Mac OS X 10.6.8
Hardware Compatibility

This is a hardware compatibility list for portable computers. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying a portable computer. Don't forget to add how you got OSx86 running on your portable x86 computer, and to use proper English. Please see the discussion page for proper instructions on how to input your system specs. Also, please contribute to the HCL 10.6.8 page, which should list a more granular view of compatibility. If your computer isn't listed, you should try it if you have a SSE2 or higher processor. Use vanilla kernel if it is supported.

  • ONLY add hardware that you have TESTED. Don't add hardware just because you think it might work.
  • Please add hardware into tables.
  • This is for 10.6.8 builds only.

Please list your computers in alphabetical order by manufacturer (Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, etc)

For how to edit the Wiki, please see this thread. Thank you!

Note: Please add whether your device supports QE, Quartz Extreme, graphics. Try playing a movie with Quicktime Player.

Contents

Asus

Asus F3SV-AK143C

  • Install Method: iAtkos S3 v2 then 10.6.8 apple software update.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz)
  • Audio: Realtek AC'97, working, use VoodooHDA
  • LAN: Atheros Attansic L1, working, use Attansic L1 kext
  • WiFi: Intel 4965 AGN, not working, no drivers available for 10.6
  • Video: Nvidia 8600M GS, working, use Graphics Enabler and -pci1 option
  • Keyboard: working, use VoodooPS2
  • SATA & IDE: working
  • Do not install SleepEnabler and Apple HDA if you want to update to 10.6.8
  • How to install:

Here are the options I selected from iAtkos S3 v2 custom panel before install:

  • AsereBLN
  • Graphics Enabler
  • -pci1
  • Voodoo HDA
  • UNSELECT Apple HDA
  • Voodoo PS2
  • Battery
  • Card Reader
  • Attansic L1

Asus K50ID

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  • BIOS : v218 > [2]>[3]
  • BIOS : v215 > [4]
  • Install Method : Empire EFI v1085 + Retail MacOSX SL 10.6.3 (ComboUpdate 10.6.4-10.6.8)
  • OsX Version : 64bit 10.6.8. (10K549) Darwin 10.8.0
  • CPU : Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T6500 (2M Cache, 2.10 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
  • Graphic card : GeForce GT 320M CUDA VRAM: DDR3-1GB with QE/CI enabled.
  • VGA : Works with DSDT.aml.
  • Audio: (Realtek ALC269) : Works with DSDT.aml + IOAudioFamily.kext + AppleHDA.kext + VoodooHDA.kext = all kext`s special for K50ID
  • Audio kext`s and more: [5]
  • LAN:(Realtek RTL8168D/8111D) : Works with IONetworkingFamily.kext(v1.9) <(myHack v1.1).
  • Wifi/WLAN: (Atheros AR9285) : Works with IO80211Family.kext(v3.1.2).
  • USB 2.0 EHCI (fix): Works with DSDT.aml
  • DVD-RW : Works.
  • HDMI+Audio : Works. > [6] > [7]
  • Web Cam : Works.
  • Card Reader: (Alcor AU6433) : Works. > [8]
  • Shutdown/Restart : Works
  • Tutorial: [9]

Asus K50IJ

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  • BIOS : v218
  • Install Method : iBoot 2.7 + Retail MacOSX SL 10.6.3 (ComboUpdate 10.6.8)
  • OsX Version : 64bit 10.6.8. (10K549) Darwin 10.8.0
  • CPU : Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T5870 (2M Cache, 2.00 GHz)
  • Graphic card : GMA4500M
  • VGA : Me does not work
  • Audio : VIA VT1708S : Works
  • LAN : Atheros AR8121/AR8113/8114 : Works
  • Wifi/WLAN : Atheros AR9285 : Works
  • USB 2.0 EHCI : Works
  • DVD-RW : Works.
  • Card Reader : Works
  • Shutdown/Restart : Works

Asus X53Ke

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  • BIOS Settings: Version 212 (original/newest) and Ethernet, Modem, Firewire disabled
  • Install method: I have installed Snow Leopard 10.6.0 with the 10.6.1-10.6.2 Hazard distro, I chose the 10.2.0 Legacy Kernel, AtherosFix, IOATAFamily Fix, AppleIntelPIIXATA Fix and the AMD Patch. Then I installed the Combo Update 10.6.1-10.6.8, replaced the Legacy Kernel 10.2.0 with the Nawcom Legacy Kernel 10.8.0v2 and restart. And all works great, no Kernelpanics or other issues.
  • OS X Version: 32bit Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (10K549) using Legacy Kernel 10.8.0v2
  • CPU: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-58 (1MB Cache/ 2x 1,9 GHz)
  • Chipset: AMD SB600 (works great with AppleATIATA.kext which is integrated in Hazard distro)
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon X2300 (128MB VRAM/1024x768)
  • Audio: Realtek ALC660 (works with VoodooHDA)
  • Internal Microphone: works with VoodooHDA too
  • LAN: Don't know, disabled in BIOS
  • WLAN: Atheros AR5006EG (works great with AtherosFix from Hazard distro)
  • USB: Works without Patches
  • DVD-Burner: intern: not tested/extern: works (Samsung SE084F via USB)
  • WebCam: Doesn't work
  • Shutdown and Restart: Works
  • Sleepmode: Works

Asus U32U

  • Install Method: Installed 10.6.3 retail with NawCom USB method and legacy Kernel (busratio=8 arch=i386 options). Only uncheck GraphicsEnabler during install. Updated chameleon to svn1887. Then I updated SL to 10.6.8 and replaced the Legacy Kernel with the Nawcom Legacy Kernel 10.8.0v2 and restart. Everything was ok and easy (My first Hackintosh installation)
  • Complete guide: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=277710
  • Chipset: AMD Hudson-1 / AMD K14
  • Processor: AMD E450 (Zacate)
  • Audio: ALC270 (works with Voodoo HDA 2.7.3)
  • Internal Microphone: should work / not tested
  • LAN: Realtek RTL8168 (works with Lnx2Mac's Realtek RTL81xx 0.90)
  • Video: AMD HD 6320M (integrated to APU / no QE/CI for the moment)
  • SATA & IDE: works OOB (with automatic seclection form Nawcom USB)
  • WLAN: Atheros AR9285 (works with AtherosFix)
  • USB: USB2 works OOB / USB3 (ASMedia ASM1042) Doesn't work (no search to make it work yet ...)
  • Webcam: Doesn't work (no search to make it work yet ...)
  • Sleepmode: Not installed yet (no search to make it work yet ...)
  • Shutdown and Restart: Works

Acer

Aspire 4320

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Parts Device Working Notes
Processor Core 2 Duo T7100 Yes Out the Box
SATA Hard Disk (ICH8 Family) Yes Out the Box
PATA DVD+/-RW (ICH8 Family) Yes Out the Box
Graphics Intel X3100 Yes Out the box
Audio HDA ALC268 Yes VoodooHDA.kext
Wireless Broadcom BCM4311 Yes Out the Box
USB USB 2.0 (ICH8 Family) Yes Out the Box
Ethernet Broadcom BCM5787M Yes Patched driver by Nobb1x
Bus PCIe Intel GL960/GM965 Yes IOPCIFamily.kext
Battery Integrated Yes VoodooBattery.kext
FireWire Ricoh R5C832 Yes Out the Box
Card Reader Ricoh R5C822 Partially IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext (32 bits)
Modem Integrated No

Notes:

  • Shutdown, restart and sleep works fine but retart after sleep its not working.

Aspire One D255

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This laptop uses the Atom processor which makes it crucial to begin the installation with Snow Leopard (10.6.0). Everything works except WiFi (the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 card).

Install method: Boot with Empire EFI Version 1.085 (Compatible with Atom processors). Boot into OS X Installation from Empire EFI (which I had on a 8GB USB Stick, formatted with TransMac on Windows). Do a regular installation and the installer will say that the installation failed. Dont worry, boot into the system with Empire EFI and install the 10.6.8 Combo Update which you can download from apple's website. When it requests you to reboot, DON'T REBOOT! Create a backup of the kernel (/mach_kernel) and replace it with a file called "mach_kernel_atom" (sudo mv /files/mach_kernel_atom /mach_kernel). Install MultiBeast on the system, select System Utilities and EastBeast (if you don't want to use DSDT). Reboot and try booting without Empire EFI, if it doesn't work, boot with it. Install the regular installation of NetbookInstaller (by meklort) and reboot again (boot with Empire EFI if you can't boot the system). Backup the kernel again and replace it with "mach_kernel_atom" again. Install MultiBeast again, select EasyBeast, System Utilities, Audio -> AppleHDA and all the Misc -> VoodooPS2*** kexts. Reboot and you should be able to boot without Empire EFI. Enjoy your hackintosh :)

Note: If you can't use your "internal" mousepad and keyboard, you probably need to install the VoodooPS2 kexts in MultiBeast -> Misc.

Aspire 8930G

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Install method: iATKOS S3 v2 (10.6.3) with combo update to 10.6.8. Works together with windows 7. First make FAT32 partition in windows, then start iAtkos DVD and partition it to MAC(journaled). Install on this drive and be sure to use configuration (drivers/kext) as shown in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RDGTen8IBo

  • After installation I recommend using multibeast for upgrading to 10.6.8 (do some research):

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com

  • I had some boot problems, causing my pc to start Windows 7 no, ignoring the chameleon bootloader. I fixed this by loading into my OSx by an iBoot cd (free to download) and then using multibeast to install the chimera bootloader.
  • Wifi & sleep mode do not work!!! All other things seem to work perfectly
  • iDeneb method confirmed working too, but less information of compability

Aspire 5500

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Install method: Retail OS X 10.6.0 installed on a normal mac and cloned the partition to Acers HDD update then 10.6.8 by combo update. DSDT Hack, FakeSMC & VoodooPS2 Controller, and VoodooPS2 Trackpad Deleted AppleHDA.kext and used actual VoodooHDA (i think 2.7.x) Everything works (even AppStore) except Intel 2000 XY miniPCI Wlan Card Switched to a Dell one for 7.99 in the bay :-) so Wlan is working now. QE / CI Enabled, but due to SingleCore CPU not the best performance at all, about 1000 in GeekBench -Zoid DevMoar

Aspire 5553g

please recheck and insert details. Thanks.

Aspire 2920z

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Install method: Retail OS X 10.6.3 with iBoot as Boot CD. Updated to 10.6.7 by combo update then 10.6.8 by delta update. Installed on MBR-partitioned disk with already existing Windows 7 on first partition. Customization during installation: Sata AHCI or IDE didn't effected to anything. After installation: Ethernet (Broadcom BCM5787) and Wireless (Atheros AR5007EG) didn't worked. After Installing combo update 10.6.7, install Multibeast with EasyBeast, System Utilities, AppleHDA Rollback, IOUSBFamily Rollback, VoodooPS2 Controller, and VoodooPS2 Trackpad selected. Before update to 10.6.8, backup AppleHDA.kext and IOUSBFamily.kext from /System/Library/Extension and get them back after updating.

  • CPU (Intel Pentium Dual Core T2390 1.87 GHz): Detected as Core 2 Duo 1.87 GHz.
  • Memory: 2 GB 667 Mhz DDR2.
  • Keyboard/Touchpad: Worked if VoodooPS2 Controller selected while installing Multibeast.
  • Mouse USB: Works out of the box.
  • Ethernet (Broadcom BCM5787): Worked after use the right kext.
  • Wireless (Atheros AR5007EG): Forget it.
  • Video (Intel GMA X3100): Works out of the box. External display and Qe/Ci Enabled.
  • Audio (Realtek ALC268): Internal/External Speaker and External Mic works except Internal Mic.
  • Webcam (Acer CrystalEye Webcam): Detected but doesn't work.
  • Optical Drive: Works out of the box. Read and write tested.
  • Internal Bluetooth: Works out of the box.
  • Card reader: Not tested.
  • Battery: Appears after installed VoodooBattery.
  • Sleep: doesn't work.
  • Shutdown/Restart: Works fine after installed EvOreboot.
  • Bootloader: Chameleon 2 RC5.
  • Kext installed on /Extra/Extensions: EvOreboot, FakeSMC, LegacyAppleRTC.
  • Kext pathed/installed on /System/Library/Extension: AppleHDA, IONetworkingFamily, IOUSBFamily, IOPCIFamily, VoodooBattery, VoodooPS2Controller.

Aspire 4710z

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  • Install Method: Snow Leopard 10.6.1-10.6.2 SSE2/SSE3 by Hazard + MacOSX Combo Update 10.6.6 from Apple + MacOSX Combo Update 10.6.8 from Apple
  • Processor: Intel T2130 1.86GHZ Pentium Dual Core 1MB L2 Cache
  • Ram: 1.5GB DDR2 667, (reports as DDR3 800)
  • Audio:Internal & External Mic + Auto switch from Internal Speakers & Headphone(ALC268)(Using patched AppleHDA Kext)
  • LAN: Broadcom NetLink BCM5787M (Using patched BCM22D kext)
  • WLAN: Not Working
  • Graphics Controller: Intel GMA950[8086:27a2] with QE/CI enabled
  • DVD Burner : Optiarc DVD RW AD 7560 A - Works OOB
  • Firewire : O2 Micro, Inc. Firewire (IEEE 1394) [1217:00f7]- Works OOB
  • Battery : Can use either AppleACPIBattery.kext or Voodobattery.kext
  • Touchpad : Using VoodooPS2Touchpad kext (with appleps2touchpad kext, can't make the clicks)
  • Webcam: Acer Crystal Eye (Tested with iChat,Skype & Photo Bhooth)

Aspire 4720z

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  • install: retail dvd with 10.6.8 Combo Update.
  • cam: works with crystal eye kext
  • wifi:bcm4311mcg out of the box
  • pcie:detection is fixed via dsdt or kext my chunnan
  • sleep: works with chemealion bootloader 1620 or higher
  • battery monitor: voodoobatery
  • card reader: working with voodoo sdhc only 32 bit
  • lan:bcm5787m: needs kext and it works
  • dvd drive:out of the box working
  • firewire: says it work never tested
  • Graphics:intel gma 965/x3100 work great full 1200x800 res with QE only in 32 bit mode
  • audio: alc268 works prefect with voodoo hda.
  • mic: worked on 10.5 no go with voodoo hda


Aspire 4740

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  • Note: to installing the 10.6.8 Combo Update requires specific instructions (detailed here) to be followed in order to avoid a KP during installation or after reboot.
  • Install Method: iBoot 3.2.0 + Original Snow Leopard 10.6.0 DVD
  • Burn the iBoot image to CD, place iBoot in CD/DVD drive, restart Notebook, at boot prompt eject iBoot. Insert your Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail DVD and press F5, when you see the screen with "MAC OS X Install DVD" , press enter to begin the boot process (type in "PCIRootUID=1" without quotes if requiered before pressing enter).
  • Install Mac OS 10.6.0 as usual (format drive at the beginning of the install process, etc.)
  • Reboot to finish the installation, remove Snow Leopadr DVD and place iBoot in CD/DVD and boot OSX.
  • Download OSX86 Tools and make a Extensions Backup (this is requied to fix USB issues after 10.6.8 Update)
  • Download myfix 1.3 from here : http://myhack.sojugarden.com/download/myfix1.3.tar.bz2
  • Copy the myfix folder to the Desktop
  • Reboot, select your drive where you just installed OSX and press "-s" without quotes, then press Enter. This will get you in terminal mode before booting the entire OS.
  • Run exactly these commands but replace YOUR_NAME with the name you registered with at the end of your OSX install:

• mount -uw / • mv /System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext /Users/YOUR_NAME/Desktop • rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/* /Users/YOUR_NAME/Desktop/myfix • reboot

  • If your computer is restarted :
  • Copy IO80211Family.kext and IONetworkingFamily.kext from System/Library/Extensions/ to the folder kexts in the unpacked myfix folder
  • Then install 10.6.8 Combo Update. Do NOT reboot yet.
  • Now go to the folder : System/Library/Extensions and delete these files:

• AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext • AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext • AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin • AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle • AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle

  • Download and run Kext Wizard, install : IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext from kexts Backup, then restart OSX.
  • Install MultiBeast
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-430M
  • RAM: 3Gb DDR3
  • Audio: Working
  • TouchPad: Working
  • Integrated Webcam: Works (with MAC Cam)
  • WiFi: Working
  • LAN: Not tested
  • Graphics Controller: Intel GMA HD, not working yet, only 1024x764. Need to do some research.

Aspire 4743G

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  • Note: to installing the 10.6.8 Combo Update requires specific instructions (detailed here) to be followed in order to avoid a KP during installation or after reboot.
  • Install Method: Original 500gb harddrive removed and replaced with 320gb model. Original Snow Leopard 10.6.0 DVD copied to 8gb USB thumb drive using restore feature of another mac machine.
  • Insert the USB drive with OSX and then boot with iBoot 3.1.1 (not the other way around). When the boot screen is loaded, type in "PCIRootUID=1" without quotes. Then select your USB thumb drive (it will say install DVD, not usb) and press enter.
  • Install Mac OS 10.6.0 as usual (format drive at the beginning of the install process, etc.)
  • If during post installation, the OS freezes after pressing "Continue" at the Account Registration page, wait until the harddisk activity stops and then force the laptop to reboot. Then it works fine.
  • Reboot to finish the installation.
  • Download the 10.6.8fixpack from http://hackintosh.webluco.com/10.6.8fixpack.zip and unzip it
  • Copy the myfix folder from the unpacked MacOsX folder to the desktop
  • Reboot, select your drive where you just installed OSX and press "-s" without quotes, then press Enter. This will get you in terminal mode before booting the entire OS.
  • Run exactly these commands but replace YOUR_NAME with the name you registered with at the end of your OSX install:

• mount -uw / • mv /System/Library/Extensions/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext /Users/YOUR_NAME/Desktop • rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/* /Users/YOUR_NAME/Desktop/myfix • reboot

  • If your computer is restarted:
  • Copy IO80211Family.kext and IONetworkingFamily.kext from System/Library/Extensions/ to the folder kexts in the unpacked MacOsX folder
  • Then install 10.6.8 Combo Update. Do NOT reboot yet.
  • Now go to the folder:

• System/Library/Extensions -And delete these files: • AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext • AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext • AppleIntelHDGraphicsGA.plugin • AppleIntelHDGraphicsGLDriver.bundle • AppleIntelHDGraphicsVADriver.bundle

  • Then copy Apple80211Monitor.bundle from MacOsX/bundle to:

/System/Library/SystemConfiguration/

  • Then open MacOsX/kextinstaller/Kext Wizard.app. Go to the Installations tab. At the Destination field, click on System/Library/Extensions. Open the folder MacOsX/kexts (on desktop) and drag ALL the kext's of the kexts folder onto the file field of the Kext Wizard. Then click on Install.
  • Now go to the Maintenance tab in Kext Wizard. Click on System/Library/Extensions and press Execute.
  • Reboot with iBoot again but do NOT use the PCIRootUID flag. Just select the mac drive and press enter. You have now installed the 10.6.8 update. iBoot is needed to boot the machine every time, even though the installation is already finished. Any other bootloader such as the one which comes with multiBeast does not work.
  • If the machine goes into sleep mode (can't tell from screen because it is still on, but the machine will be frozen and no mouse visible) then the only way to get out of it is to hit the power button once and wait a few seconds. Then press "Cancel" at the shutdown popup window.
  • Note that the bios sometimes changes the boot order for no reason. If you can't boot from the CD, enter the bios and put the DVD drive on top again.
  • The ipad 2 and perhaps other IOS devices will not be recognized when booting from iBoot. Booting with the "Pirate EFI X Boot CD v0.3" will fix this. However, the touchpad will not work but a usb mouse will.
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-390M
  • Ram: 2gb DDR3
  • Audio: works OOB with 10.6.0 but not with 10.6.8
  • TouchPad: Works OOB, except for the tap-to-click feature, but only works when booting with iBoot.
  • Integrated webcam: works OOB but only with Pirate EFI X Boot CD
  • Wifi: not working
  • LAN: not working
  • Graphics Controller: Intel GMA HD, works but with no acceleration. The nVidia GT 540M does not work.

Aspire 5315

Bios setup options: SATA set to IDE mode because Windows 7 doesn't works well with AHCI mode, high CPU utilization while disk intensive operations Processor: Original Intel Celeron M550 WLAN: Replaced to GIGABYTE GN-WI01GT (Atheros 5424) MBR partition schema for dual booting

Installation:

SnowLeo Mac OSX86 for Intel/AMD 32/64 Bit Install DVD (GPT/MBR) md5: e602b18b2bef256a2261c8afe5a39141

Image content copied to USB pendrive with Disk Utility (formatted as HFS+ without journal, make bootable with latest Chameleon bootloader)

Select the following customizations at install:

  • ApplePS2
  • ACPIThermal
  • VoodooBattery

Update to 10.6.8 with Combo updater from [10], at the end, don't press restart,

After install all update, delete AppleACPIPlatform.kext before reinstall it from SnowLeo installer pendrive with ACPIThermal package. Open the pendrive in Finder, click "Go" menu "Go to folder…" item, write "System", browse and install the package System/Installation/Packages/notebook/ACPIThermal.pkg

Drivers

LAN Broadcom Netlink 14E4:1713 driver: [14]

VoodooHDA driver: [15] The 2.61 version is the good choice, 2.62 doesn't works. VoodooHDA.kext_261_Snow.zip

Soft sleep works, it can't use sleepimage, so you can delete sleepimage with sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage

Not works: TV/Video out, fax winmodem Not tested yet: Express Card

WiFi dropping problem with replaced GIGABYTE GN-WI01GT (Atheros 5424) Wlan Card (168C:E913) Solution:

  • Replace IO80211Family.kext extracted with Pacifist from 10.6.4 Combo update [16] with older firmware

(details: [17])

Aspire 5315- 2153

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install method: distro iATKOS S3 v2 (10.6.3) with combo update to 10.6.8. Installed on MBR-partitioned disk with already existing Vista partitions. Bios upgrade to 1.45, plus replaced Celeron M530 with T7500 C2D and 3GB ram. Replaced stock mini-pci-e net card with Atheros AR5BXB92 from e-bay ( works as apple airport) and added Iogear GBU 421 bluetooth. Customization during installation: Sata AHCI set in bios. Sound use only voodoo kext from options. Graphics enabled, added only Apple PS/2 drivers, not voodoo, otherwise keyboard and touchpad didn't work. Selected Intel graphics, USB and uuid fix. After 1st installation neither ethernet (bcm5007EG) nor wifiworked, so I installed AR5bxb92 wireless. Downloaded combo update 10.6.8 from Apple after successful install of 10.6.3. and upgraded without any problems.

  • Keyboard/touchpad: worked if Apple PS/2 drivers selected in customization during install.
  • Mouse USB: worked OOB.
  • Ethernet: Built-in Ethernet: Broadcom NetLink Fast Ethernet 57XX series (not recognized).
  • Video: Intel GMA965 works as X3100 (8086:2a02) all modes, QE enabled
  • CDRW/DVD: reads and writes out of the box. DVD plays
  • Audio: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller works out of the box with voodoo selected.
  • Wireless: Replaced original wireless (Atheros AR5007EG) mini pci-e as not supported. AR5BXB92 works A,B,G,N..
  • Shutdown/Reboot: works out of the box.
  • Sleep does not work , but I did not load sleep kext due to kernel panic at >10.6.5
  • Battery: not tested. Appears to work
  • onboard modem ..not detected , not tested
  • Card reader: no built in reader, external works, as well as all USB ports
  • CPU: Intel T7500P 2.2ghz 800mhz bus
  • Memory: 3 GB 800Mhz DDR2
  • dual boot to vista problem free using chameleon rc4 install to OSX partition.

Aspire 5734z

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Install method: Retail OS X 10.6.3 with iBoot as Boot CD with combo update to 10.6.8. I installed it on a fresh GUID-partitioned disk. Customization during installation: Added Apple PS/2 drivers and Main Hardware->Laptop hardware->Battery. I also added kexts for X4500 graphics using Kext Helper.

  • Keyboard/touchpad: worked with Apple PS/2 drivers selected in customization during install.
  • Mouse USB: Worked OOB.
  • Ethernet: Not working.
  • Video: Intel GMA4500M worked after installing X4500 kexts.
  • DVD: Worked OOB.
  • Audio: Worked using VoodooHDA.
  • Wireless: Not working.
  • Battery: Worked after installing VoodooBattery.
  • Card reader: Not tested.
  • CPU: Intel Pentium processor T4500
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3 memory

Extensa 4230

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Install method: distro iATKOS S3 v2 (10.6.3) with combo update to 10.6.8. I installed it on MBR-partitioned disk with already existing partitions and operating systems. Customization during installation: I've added Apple PS/2 drivers, Network->Wireless->Broadcom drivers, Main hardware->Laptop hardware->Battery. After installation ethernet didn't worked. I've installed combo update 10.6.8 from Apple site. After that ethernet started working.

  • Keyboard/touchpad: worked only if Apple PS/2 drivers selected in customization during install.
  • Mouse USB: worked out of the box.
  • Ethernet: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5764M [14e4:1684]. Didn't work right after install. Worked after update to 10.6.8.
  • Video: Intel GMA4500M [8086:2a43] worked in non-native resolution, I used deviato method ([18]) with modified Chameleon to set native resolution 1280x800. QE/CI doesn't work even after that.
  • DVD: reads and writes out of the box.
  • Audio: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] works out of the box.
  • Wireless: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] works if drivers selected in customization during install.
  • Shutdown/Reboot: workes out of the box.
  • Battery: indicator works.
  • Card reader: not tested.
  • CPU: Intel Celeron 900 2.20 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB 667Mhz DDR2

Travelmate 4280

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Install method: Lifehacker Guide with 10.6 DVD, Multibeast, Combo update to 10.6.8. PS/2 drivers are handy. Boots fine, but sometimes random Kernel Panics while booting.

  • Keyboard/touchpad: Voodoo PS2 Controller and that's fine, even multiscroll.
  • Mouse USB: works
  • Ethernet: not tried yet.
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66Ghz
  • Memory: 4 GB 667Mhz
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 works with QE/CI (with NVEnabler)
  • DVD: works.
  • Audio: Works with VoodooHDA
  • Wireless: Intel 3945 still not supported, replaced with Mini-PCI Broadcom (BCM94318MPG), works ootb
  • Shutdown/Reboot: works.
  • Battery: not installed.
  • Sleep: doesn't work.
  • Firewire/Cardreader: not tried.
  • Webcam: not really. did get a image once so it should be possible.
  • Kext/Paches used: EvOreboot, FakeSMC, JMicron36xATA, JMircron36xSATA, LeagacyAppleRTC, NullCPUPowermanagement, NVEnabler, VoodooPS2Controller, VoodooHDA, VoodooPowerMini

3820TG-5454G32IKS

  • Install Method: iAtkos s3 then install kexts
  • Chipset: Intel HM55 Express
  • Processor: Core i5 450M
  • Audio: ALC269 used VoodooHDA 2.7.3
  • LAN: Works with kext ([19])
  • Wifi: Works with kext ([20])
  • Camera: Work
  • Video: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 works with 1002_68c1.ROM ([21]) + use display file
  • Trackpad: VoodooPS2TrackPad, 2-finger scroll working
  • Battery: VoodooBattery work
  • Bluetooth: work with kext
  • Sleep: not work

Compal

==Compal FL90 & FL92 or similar

  • Install Method: iBoot + MultiBeast: Install Mac OS X on any Intel-based PC with DVD 10.6 Retail.[22]. You need a Mouse USB during installation & after Instalation, but after installing fix multibeast, see: [23]. You need a Combo update 10.6.8 from Mac: [24]
  • Processors: Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Sound: Works, but you need install multibeast with VoodooHDA 0.72
  • Wi-Fi: Intel Wifi 4965AGN Not works, you need a broadcom 43xx or similar. see: [25]
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8600M GT Graphics with 256MB or 512MB DDR (depends on the laptop), works, intall EasyBeast of Multibeast, also use Graphics Enabler and -pci1 option, but not necessary with multibeast.
  • Trackpad: Install PS/2 Keyboard/MIce and trackpast from multibeast, (mouse inot neccesary after instalation).
  • Battery: You need a VoodooBattery.kext
  • USB: Works
  • Bluetooth: I have not tried
  • Sleep: Not working
  • LAN: Broadcom BCM5787M Works with this kext: [www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=247470&st=0]
  • Wireless: Intel 4965agn Not worked, i purchase Broadcom BCM43xx or similar miniPCI and replace. Broadcom BCM43xx works with the installation retail.
  • Figerprint & Card Reader: not work or I have not found solution.
  • WebCam: Worked.
  • See: [26].

Dell

Latitude D420, D430, D520, D530, D620, D630, D820, D830

  • Install Method: All explained http://www.osxlatitude.com/ here]
  • Processors: Intel Centrino, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Sound: Works
  • Wi-Fi: Works with Dell Wireless branded cards. Intel doesn't work. No exceptions.
  • Graphics: Works w/ Intel GMA945 and nVidia Quadro NVS card.
  • Trackpad: Works with ApplePS2, VoodooPS2, Slice's Modified ApplePS2, and ANV-Slice Modified VoodooPS2 controllers.
  • USB: Works
  • Battery: VoodooBattery or AppleACPIBatteryMonitor
  • Bluetooth: Works w/ Bluetooth 350 and 360
  • Sleep: Works with NullCPUPowerManagement and SleepEnabler.kext
  • LAN: Works
  • Dell Wireless 5520 HSDPA: Works with Novatel Drivers after firmware update [27] - Sets device & vendor IDs to Novatel's original


Inspiron 1520

Inspiron 1525

Reference [28]

Inspiron 9400

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  • Install Method : iATKOS S3 v2 (10.6.3) + 10.6.8 (Combo update)
  • OsX Version : 10.6.7 - Kernel 10.6.0 (32Bits) - Chameleon RC4 Bootloader.
  • CPU : Intel Core2Duo T7200 @ 2.06GHz - Dual Core Works with Voodoo TscSync.
  • Graphic card : Nvidia GO 7900 GS - QE/CI work.
  • DVD-RW : Works out of the box.
  • LAN : Broadcom 440X 10/100 - Works out of the box with BMC440X kext.
  • Firewire : RICOH compliant IEEE 1394 @ 400 MHz - Works out of the box.
  • Keyboard/Trackpad (2 Finger Scrolling)/Multimedia front key : Works. 2 Finger for secondary click work with trackpad prefpane used in netbooks
  • Sound : Sigmatel 9200 : Works.
  • Wireless : Intel 3945 a/b/g - Doesn't work
  • Bluetooth : Works out of the box.
  • RICOH 3 in 1 Card Reader : Works.
  • Power management : Works
  • ShutDown/Reboot : Works.
  • Kext/patch used : ChameleonV2RC4, 32BIT-BOOT, GraphicEnabler, Extra Directory, FakeSMC, Disabler, Evoreboot, VoodooHDA, VoodooPS2, VOODOO-PSTATE, VOODOO BATTERY, VOODOO SDHC, VOODOO TSCSYNC, NTFS-3G, BMC440X

For more information, see [29]

Inspiron 6400

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  • Install Method : iATKOS S3 v2 OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 + OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Combo update.
  • CPU : Intel Centrino Core 2 T7200 @ 2.0 GHz - Dual Core Works.
  • Graphic Card : Intel GMA 950 - Full Resolution: 1280x800 - QE/CI - Works.
  • RAM : 2 x 1 Gb DDR2 PC5300 @ 667 MHz - Works.
  • DVD-RW : Sony DVD+-RW - Works.
  • LAN : Broadcom 440X 10/100 - Works.
  • Wireless : Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 a/b/g - Doesn't Work.
  • Bluetooth : Dell Trumobile 355 + EDR - Works.
  • FireWire : RICOH compliant IEEE 1394 @ 400 MHz - Works.
  • Keyboard/Trackpad : Works.
  • Sound Card : Sigmatel 9200 - Works.
  • Card Reader : RICOH 3 in 1 - Works.
  • Power Management : Works.
  • Shutdown/Reboot : Works.
  • Kext Used : I will prepare a step-by-step installation guide with the kexts and packages required soon, please be patient.

Inspiron 640m / E1405

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  • Install Method 1 : IaTKOS S3 v2 (10.6.3) + 10.6.8 (Combo update)+ Multibeast - RECOMMENDED ( works on MBR and GPT partitions - tested both)
  • Install Method 2 : Hazard 10.6.6i(Vanilla kernel) + 10.6.8 (Combo update)+ Multibeast ( works on GPT, didnt test on MBR )
  • CPU : Intel Core2Duo T5300 @ 1.76GHz - ( Both Cores work with VoodooTSCSync)
  • Graphic card : GMA950(27a2) - QE/CI works perfectly. ( Native 10.6.8 GMA kexts + patched FrameBuffer kext)
  • DVD-RW : Works out of the box.
  • LAN : Broadcom 440X 10/100 - Works out of the box with BCM440X kext.
  • Firewire : RICOH compliant IEEE 1394 @ 400 MHz - Works out of the box.
  • Keyboard/Trackpad (2 Finger Scrolling)/Multimedia front key : Works. 2 Finger for secondary click works with Voodoo PS2 And Trackpad kext
  • Sound : Sigmatel 9200 : Works using Voodoo HDA kext
  • Wireless : Intel 3945 a/b/g - Doesn't work ( Replace with DW1505 / Use USB Wireless Dongle - Asus USB N 10 tested)
  • Bluetooth : Works out of the box.
  • RICOH 3 in 1 Card Reader : Works.
  • Power management : Works
  • ShutDown/Reboot : Works.
  • Kext/patch used : Multibeast( with EasyBeast option), 32bit boot, BCM440kext, patched Framebuffer, Voodoo PS2 Controller +Trackpad kexts, Remove ElliotForceLegacy* from S/L/E in hazard DVD (E/E in case of iaTKOS DVD) and also after install before restart to avoid KP. ( Sleep enabler will trigger KP as well)

Except Sleep and built in 3945WLAN all are working and system is stable. (Upgrade to Lion works with this method. Will post instructions soon) More Information and Install Instructions will be added soon,

Vostro 1320

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  • Boot : Chameleon 1.4.1
  • CPU : Intel Core2Duo T6670 @ 2.20GHz
  • GPU : NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
  • DVD-RW : Works out of the box.
  • Motherboard : Dell Inc. 0R235J
  • RAM : 4 GB DDR2 800MHZ
  • DVD : Optiarc DVD RW AD 7580 S
  • Audio : VoodooHDA 0.2.72
  • WLAN : Broadcom BCM 802.11 G

Dell Precision M4500 (i7 version)

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  • Install Method : iBoot Legacy 2.7.2 +Osx Snow Leopard 10.6.3 + ComboUpdate to 10.6.8 (Both USB + DVD works)
  • OsX Version : 10.6.3 - iBoot Legacy
  • CPU : Intel Core i7
  • Graphic card : NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M Graphics with 1GB
  • RAM : 4 Gb
  • Hard disk : Works out of the box.
  • DVD-RW : Works out of the box.
  • LAN : Works out of the box.
  • Firewire : Seen by system, not tried any devices yet.
  • Keyboard/Trackpad : Keyboard works, Touchpad don't.
  • Sound : Works out of the box. (Volume Controls don't work)
  • Wireless : Dell Wireless 1501 802.11g 1x1 Mini-Card, don't work
  • Bluetooth : No Bluetooth
  • RICOH 3 in 1 Card Reader : Not tested.
  • Power management : Doesn't sleep. Not tried any kexts or fixes yet.
  • ShutDown/Reboot : Don't Work. Black screen but System "running"
  • Kext used : None

Fujitsu

LifeBook V1020

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  • Install Method : iBoot Legacy 2.7.2 + Snow Leo Retail DVD 10.6.0 + ComboUpdate to 10.6.7 + ComboUpdate to 10.6.8
  • CPU : Intel Core 2 Duo T5470 1.6Ghz
  • Graphic card : Intel GMA X3100 144MB (Patched 3100FB.kext + PNLF in DSDT for working brightness, SwitchResX to inject correct EDID)
  • RAM : 2 GB DDR2 667MHz
  • Keyboard + Trackpad : Both work with ApplePS2Controller.kext in E/E
  • Sound : Works with DSDT edit + AppleHDARollback + ALC268.kext
  • Wireless : Atheros AR5BXB6, works OOTB
  • Bluetooth : No Bluetooth
  • SD Card Reader : Works OOTB
  • Power management : Doesn't wake from sleep, haven't attempted to fix
  • ShutDown/Reboot : Works OOTB
  • Kexts used : IOPCIFamily, AppleACPIPlatform & IO80211Monitor kexts from 10.6.7 had to be used to make 10.6.8 boot.
  • DSDT : Applied all ICH8 Notebook patches included with El Coniglio's DSDT editor + fixes for ALC268 and brightness control

Hewlett Packard

HP G50-112NR (Compaq CQ50)

  • Install Method: Originally Installed with iAtkos S3 V2 (10.6.3) / Updated to 10.6.8 with retail Combo Update
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.00GHz, works no problems.
  • Audio: Altec Lansing Speaker + Mic working, front headphone/mic jack has to be manually enabled through [System Pref. > Sound > change source]
  • LAN: Ethernet Controller: RealtekR1000SL.kext; LAN Works.
  • WiFi: Atheros chip, NOT COMPATIBLE, no kexts work. Solution: Buy a USB WiFi Adapter.
  • Video: Intel GMA4500M: Compatible, Working. NO QE/CI!
  • Keyboard: working with volume & brightness Fn keys, use VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  • Touchpad: Synaptics, Working, including scroll, no multitouch.
  • Battery: monitor working with VoodooBattery.kext
  • SATA: working.
  • USB: everything works.
  • 'Card Reader": Realtek, Works.
  • 'DVD-RW": Optiarc AD-7560S, works. [No dvd movies, without QE/CI though]
  • How to install:

I started using iAtkos S3 V2, Booted in X86-32 (32 bit); Installed and working.

Apple Software Update: Combo Update 10.6.8 WORKS! [if you dont add any additional kexts, before install]

HP Touchsmart TM2T

  • Install Method: I copied a previous install using Disk Utility from a USB drive with 100% vanilla Mac OS X 10.6.8 (backup of a MacBook) and iBoot CD; I had to use 'cpus=1' until I could replace kernel.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 470UM works (four cores in use) with Legacy Kernel (nawcom) 10.6.8. Vanilla kernel limited to 'cpus=1' mode operation.
  • Audio: Intel HDEF, speaker + mic working, use VoodooHDA
  • LAN: Realtek 81xx Series Gigabit Ethernet, works OOTB.
  • WiFi: Internal RaLink Wifi/Bluetooth not seen, WiFi USB Dongles work.
  • Video: Intel HD Graphics works--partially, using GhostRaider's method--QE/CI but not video acceleration. Native 1280x800 resolution if that is set in Chameleon plist. ATI Radeon Mobility 5450 has not been tested due to the switchable graphics seeming to 'prefer' the Intel GPU.
  • Keyboard: working with volume & brightness Fn keys, use VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  • Touchpad: working to move mouse, but mouse click does not work (using portable Bluetooth keyboard / mouse).
  • Battery: monitor working with VoodooBattery.kext
  • SATA: working OOTB.
  • USB: everything including external Bluetooth works out-of-box.

HP Mini 110-1013TU

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  • Install Method: iBoot replaced kernel with patched 10.6.3 mach_kernel (to enable Atom 32bit booting to 10.6.3 retail DVD) + Snow 10.6.3 Retail + Upgrade to 10.6.8 & install patched 10.6.8 mach_kernel + Multibeast to working system.
  • Processor: Intel Atom N280 32bit Core Solo with Hyperthreading
  • Audio: Intel HDEF, speaker + mic working, use VoodooHDA
  • LAN: Atheros, use AtherosL1cEthernet.kext.
  • WiFi: Broadcom 14e4,4315 (Subsystem 103c,1508 - HP part). Not working at all. Replace with another compatible like 4313
  • Video: Intel GMA950. Use 27ea patch, and EFI String Injection. QE/CI Fully working with extended display. But no mirroring (it caused garbled screen on both display)
  • Keyboard: working with volume & brightness Fn keys, use VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  • Touchpad: working with two-finger scroll, use VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  • Battery: monitor working with VoodooBattery.kext
  • SATA: working
  • USB: everything including external Bluetooth works out-of-box.
  • How to install:
  • Download iBoot, replace mach_kernel inside iBoot with Atom patched 10.6.3 mach_kernel, then burn to CD, boot from this CD with External USB DVD-R/RW
  • Boot from modified iBoot CD, swap with 10.6.3 Snow Retail DVD, boot...
  • Install Snow Leopard to HDD
  • Boot again using modified iBoot to HDD, prepare Atom patched 10.6.8 mach_kernel and Multibeast to USB Disk.
  • Inside running system on HDD, upgrade to 10.6.8, do not reboot, replace mach_kernel at / with Atom patched 10.6.8, install Multibeast + Chimera
  • Install Intel GMA950 27ea patch, VoodooBattery, AtherosL1c.
  • Use EFI string to enable Intel GMA 950 Panel and put EFI string to enable Built-in Ethernet.
  • Reboot
  • Enjoy Snow Leopard on HP Mini...

HP DV6299ea

  • CPU Core2 Duo T5500 2 x 1,66
  • RAM 2 x 1 Go,
  • Graphics: NVidia 7400
  • Internal HDD 120Go (WIN7 Install)
  • External USB HDD 80Go (OSX Install)
  • INSTALL METHOD/ Retail SL DVD + (iBoot + Multibeast)
  • (tonymacx86 method with update from 10.6.3 to 10.6.8)

http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/04/iboot-multibeast-install-mac-os-x-on.html

  • used last voodoo for sound (in multibeast)
  • after install, native trackpad & keyboard not working, (but working all thru install!!)

fixed with: voodooPS2trackpad + voodoPS2controller (for native kbd if lost post install) (in multibeast)

(sleeps ok, but main monitor no wake up from sleep, which i solved with caffeine, i don't want it to sleep at all!!)

  • native bluetooth seen and computer detectable, files send from: OK, files send to: Not OK!!! (BT mouse & kbd not tested)
  • firewire: out of the box
  • wifi fixed with USB dongle MacOSX 10.6.X compatible: Trendnet TEW-649UB (drivers on trendnet website)
  • osx installed on external USB hard drive to keep original win7 intact on internal HDD (recommended to those who don't want to mess with their windows install... and keep OSX on GUID partition and WIN on MBR partition...)
  • dual boot win7/osx 10.6.8 with USB HDD connected

(and selected in Bios after cd/DVD drive & before internal HDD)

  • strangely, on second clean install on same HDD, lost MacAppStore from dock, even though it's 10.6.8..)


HP DV3510NR

  • Install Method: iBoot Legacy (safe mode) + SL 10.6, 10.6.8 ComboUpdate then EasyBeast (MultiBest.app)
  • MultiBest: EasyBeast, System Rebuild, IOUSBFamily Rollback
  • BootLoderr: chimera 1.9.1
  • CPU: P7350 2.0ghz - both cores works but temperature is FREAKING HIGH 72-75 averages
  • Video: Nvidia 9300M GS works oob
  • Audio: for volume controls VoodooMod.zip link2 link3
  • WIFI: wifi card is whitelist, you needs to go back into windows then flash w/custom bios link link2
  • USB: add this string to your boot plist (again IOUSBFamily Rollback whenever you made changes);
    • USBBusFix=Yes > Enable All USB Fixes less EHCIhard (for USB devices) link
  • Keyboard & TrackPad: better kexts link
  • Battery: voodoo battery link
  • Bluetooth: Works oob.
  • Webcam: Works oob.
  • Chipset: Recognized.
  • Restart+Shutdown: works but it takes a little more time i though it was going to hang.
  • Ethernet: Works oob.
  • Battery Management: nop.
  • HDMI - not tested.
  • Card Reader: not tested.
  • Sleep - Nope
  • Validity Fingerprint Reader - Does not work.
  • Brightness Controls - Do not work.
  • Infrared Receiver - Does not work.
if the left USB slot isn't working, then Webcam isn't working. a couple reboots will fix it


HP DV8000 (DV8404us)

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Parts Device Working Notes
Processor Intel Core Duo T2250 (1.73 GHz) Yes Out the Box
SATA Hard Disk (Intel ICH7 Family) Yes Out the Box
PATA DVD+/-RW (Intel ICH7 Family) Yes Out the Box
Graphics nVidia Geforce Go 7600 Yes DSDT Fix
Audio Conexant Cx20551 Yes Works with VoodooHDA.kext 0.265
Wireless Broadcom BCM4328 a/b/g/n Yes Out the Box
USB Intel ICH7 Family Yes Out the Box, but need USBFix=Yes
Ethernet Intel PRO/100 VE Yes Need AppleIntel8255x.kext & DSDT IRQ/HPET Fix
Battery Integrated Yes VoodooBattery.kext & DTinjector.kext
FireWire TI PCIxx12 IEEE 1394 Host Controller Yes Out the Box
Keyboard Integrated PS/2 Yes Works with ApplePS2Controller.kext
Touchpad Integrated PS/2 Yes Works with ApplePS2Controller.kext
PCCard Integrated (Texas Instruments) No
Modem Integrated No
Card Reader Texas Instruments Card Reader No

Issues:

  • Boot in 64 bits mode is not supported because the processor not have 64 bits instructions.
  • PCCard slot need driver, IOPCCardFamily.kext load but conflict with FireWire port.
  • Don´t go to sleep, instead go to "Doze" and at wake stage an dmesg command in terminal show "System sleep prevented by FRWR", and wake works with usb mouse only.

Notes:

The system bios was changed for one without whitelist, this is needed for allow any wireless card.

HP Probook 4530s

  • Install Method: Snow Leopard Install Guide: HP Probook 4530s or Tonymacx86's 4530s forums
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-2310m / i5-2540m
  • Hard Drive(s): Crucial C300 256 SSD (Snow Leopard & Windows 7) & OEM 320 GB Rotational Hard Drive (Replaced DVD Drive with Hard Drive Caddy)
  • Audio: Patched AppleHDA
  • LAN: Realtek 81xx Series Gigabit Ethernet
  • WiFi: Atheros9285 Chipset Wireless-N
  • Bluetooth : Bluetooth 3.0 - Only works from shutdown boot. Will not work on restart or coming back from sleep
  • Video: Intel HD Graphics 3000 - Use MacBookPro 8,1 smbios - Full QE/CI 1366x786
  • Keyboard: working with volume & brightness Fn keys, use VoodooPS2Controller.kext & DSDT
  • Touchpad: Limited gestures, but works for two-finger scroll and regular mouse function
  • Card Reader: Works with provided kexts from install guide
  • Battery: monitor working, half the battery life as compared with Windows
  • SATA: Works with TRIM for SSD's
  • USB: Works and so does the one (1) USB 3.0 Port

Lenovo

S12-2959 ION (Nvidia)

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  • Install Method : iBoot + retail DVD + upgrade to 10.6.8 + "mach_kernel_atom"/Chameleon RC5
  • CPU : Intel Atom N270 (regonized as Coro Solo) 2x1.60GHz
  • SATA HD : Out of Box (Using Vertex 30GB SSD)
  • Graphics : NVidia Ion Gen 1 (Nvidia GeForce 9400M) Yes (Out of Box) QE Full support
  • Audio : Yes, with Voodo HDA
  • Wifi : Yes, with custom DSDT.aml
  • Bluetooth : No
  • USB : Out of Box
  • Ethernet : BCM_5600 kext
  • Trackpad : Yes, tricky however, using a 10.5.8 Synaptics pkg.
  • Webcam : At times, experimental, very buggy
  • Sleep : Yes, and lid sleep

Full Instructions can be found at http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=254430 -revomac

G560 i3 350M

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  • Install Method : iBoot or Empire-EFI + retail DVD OS X 10.6.3 + upgrade to 10.6.8 Combo + Chameleon Bootloader
  • CPU: Core i3 350M (is recognized with 10.6.3) 2x2.26GHz
  • SATA Hard Disk: (ICH Family) Yes Out of Box
  • SATA DVD+/-RW: (ICH Family) Yes Out of Box
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 310M Yes (QE/QI not yet tested)
  • Audio: Yes
  • Wifi: Yes
  • USB: USB 2.0 Yes Out of Box
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • eSata:
  • Ethernet: Realtek RTL8169E Yes with RealtekR1000.kext
  • Trackpad: Synaptics Touchpad Yes (needs to be replaced by extra driver after the end of the installation process)
  • Webcam: Yes
  • Sleep: Yes, but only when running on battery
  • first booting method is: load 10.6.3 image from external medium (HD or USB-Stick min. 8 GB) with iBoot or Empire EFI and following parameters: -x -v busratio=17
  • better use MBR if you want Windows installed parallel otherwise take GUID for a standalone Macintosh
  • Linux-Partition is not recognized by Chameleon
  • install Chameleon v. 2.0-RC5 afterwards but before replacement of the touchpad driver.

Installation instructions available in English and German: [30]

U450p

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  • Install Method : Rebel-EFI + retail DVD OS X 10.6.3 + upgrade to 10.6.8 Combo + Chameleon Bootloader
  • CPU: Core 2 Duo ULV 2x1.3GHz
  • SATA Hard Disk: (ICH Family) Yes Out of Box
  • SATA DVD+/-RW: (ICH Family) Yes Out of Box
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4330 VESA mode only, 1024x768
  • Audio: Yes (VoodooHDA.kext)
  • Wifi: No
  • USB: USB 2.0 Yes Out of Box (1 of 3 ports non-functional)
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • eSata: Not tested
  • Ethernet: Yes (RealtekR1000.kext)
  • Trackpad: Synaptics Touchpad Yes (Voodoo PS/2 Touchpad)
  • Webcam: No
  • Sleep: No
  • Install bootup and first bootup require safe-mode (-x -f). This is due to the ATI driver not functioning (causing grey screens and graphics corruption). Afterwards this can be fixed by using VESA mode.

Thinkpad T510 (4313-CTO)

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  • CPU: Intel Core i7-620M 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM
  • Retail Snow Leopard DVD 10.6.3, updated to 10.6.8 with combo update
  • Multibeast 3.1.1, EasyBeast installation using Chimera bootloader v1.4.1 r877
  • Followed this guide [31]

Things that worked OOTB

  • Graphics: nVidia NVS3100M worked OOTB, with full 1920x1080 resolution and in 32 bit colour.
  • Sound: Built-in sound and internal mic worked OOTB. Mute button and audio volume buttons worked. Mic mute button doesn't work.
  • Webcam: Worked OOTB.
  • PCI ExpressCard: Worked OOTB. It detects my TI chipset FireWire ExpressCard, which works fine.
  • FireWire: On-board Ricoh FireWire works OOTB. It works fine with my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 audio interface.
  • SATA: SATA interfaces to the hard disk & DVD drive work OOTB.
  • USB: All USB2 ports, inc the USB function of the eSATA port, worked OOTB.
  • Restarting the computer usually works fine, but occasionally a kernel panic occurs.
  • Keyboard light (Fn+PgUp) worked OOTB.

Things that worked with additional kexts

  • Ethernet: Worked with IntelE1000e.kext, but I had to install the kext into /System/Library/Extensions/ - it didn't work when installed into /Extra/Extensions
  • Battery monitoring: Proper battery monitoring worked with VoodooBattery.kext
  • Trackpad and keyboard: Both work with Voodoo PS/2 Controller and Voodoo PS/2 Trackpad kexts. Trackpad works as a multitouch input device. IMPORTANT: Install these when running Multibeast for the first time, else you won't have a working keyboard or mouse after you reboot; I had to temporarily use a USB keyboard & mouse to sort this out.

Things that don't work

  • UPEK fingerprint reader This device is supported, but when the software tries to read my fingerprints it hangs after the first swipe. [32]
  • Wi-Fi: Intel Centrino 6200 Wi-Fi didn't work (but I don't expect it to, there is no kext for it)
  • Trackpoint: Doesn't work (the little red button in the middle of the keyboard, and the 3 mouse buttons between the keyboard and the trackpad)
  • eSATA: The eSATA port doesn't seem to have been detected, but it does work as a USB port.
  • Card reader: Can't get the built-in Ricoh SDHC card reader to work. Tried VoodooSDHC without success.
  • Intel SpeedStep causes kernel panics when it is enabled. I haven't found a way around this yet, but I suspect this could be sorted out with an appropriate DSDT.
  • The computer won't shut down properly. The OS shuts down, the screen is switched off, but the CPU fan still spins. I have to restart then press the power button to switch off the computer.
  • The computer doesn't enter sleep mode when I close the lid.
  • The screen brightness controls (Fn+Home/End) don't work.

Not tested

  • Bluetooth
  • Modem

Thinkpad T61 (8895-2FG)

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Thinkpad T400

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  • Install Method : iBoot 3.2.0 + Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD + Multibeast 3.10.1
  • CPU: Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
  • SATA Hard Disk: (ICH9 Family) Yes Out of Box
  • SATA DVD+/-RW: (ICH9 Family) Yes Out of Box
  • Graphics: Intel GMA 4500 (No QE/CI, but does have native resolution 1440x900)
  • Audio: Yes (VoodooHDA.kext)
  • Wifi: Yes (Broadcom BCM4311 replaced non-working Intel 5100)
  • USB: Yes
  • Ethernet: Yes (IntelE1000.kext)
  • Trackpad: Synaptics Touchpad Yes (Voodoo PS/2 Touchpad)
  • Sleep: No
  • Install Method:
    • 1) Boot with iBoot 3.2.0 and then load Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD (patched for MBR)
    • 2) Once installed, update to Combo Update 10.6.7 and then immediately after install Tonymacx86's UpdateHelper. Reboot.
    • 3) Run 10.6.8 Update and then immediately after run Multibeast 3.10.1 selecting (EasyBeast, System Utilities, AppleIntelE1000.kext, VoodooHDA.kext, VoodooBattery.kext). Reboot.
    • 4) Install GMA 4500 kexts to enable native resolution. Add arch=i386 and GraphicsEnabler=Yes to org.chameleon.boot.plist. These kexts can be found by finding the file labeled gma 4500mhd resolution for lion and x3100_x86_64. Run all of those kexts in kexthelper. Reboot.
    • 5) Extract DSDT Table, patch it for x3100 Laptop Hack, and install the DSDT.aml in your /Extra folder. Reboot.
    • 6) Now you should have a semi-functional Thinkpad T400.
    • Check out my blog here.

Medion

MD 98200

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  • Install/Updates:
    • Install Method: iAtkos S3 on flash drive using fixed appleintelpiixata.kext + Update to 10.6.8
      • Chameleon 2.1svn-r1518
  • Main hardware:
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
    • Audio: Works VoodooHDA.kext (no inputs)
    • Wifi: Upgraded to Broadcom BCM4312 and killswitch fix
    • Ethernet: Works OOTB
    • Video: Intel GMA 950 Family 8086:27a6 (EFI string on plist)
    • Touchpad/Keyboard: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext (VoodooPS2Controller.kext Touchpad issues)
  • Extra folder:
    • Extensions: AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext Disabler.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext AppleIntelPIIXATA2.kext ElliottForceLegacyRTC.kext VoodooBattery.kext ApplePS2Controller.kext EvOreboot.kext fakesmc.kext

Samsung

RF510-s01

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  • Install/Updates:
    • Install Method: nawCom's ModCD + Mac OSX 10.6.3 Retail Disk + 10.6.8 Combo update
      • I highly recommend you rip a .dmg of the disk and mount it on an external or flash drive (8 GB minimum). The install goes way faster this way.
    • Updates: To update to 10.6.8, just change the kernel to mach_kernel before you reboot after updating.
  • Main hardware:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 460m
    • Audio: Works, driver(s) automatically selected by ModCD
    • Wifi: Doesn't work.
      • Can buy an external card or replace internal. I bought ASUS USB-N10 - Wireless USB Adapter - 802.11b/g/n for about $20.
    • Ethernet: Doesn't work
    • Video: Nvidia 330m-Works out of the Box
    • SATA: Works with AHCI ***Manually-Enabled*** in BIOS
  • Secondary Hardware:
    • Trackpad/KeyBoard: Works, driver(s) are automatically installed by ModCD.
    • USB 3.0: Works with driver, [34]
      • This USB driver can be installed automatically using multibeast.
    • Webcam: Works out of the box
    • DVD Reader/RW: Works out of the box
    • Power Management: Restart/Shutdown work. Sleep does not work. [Sleep enabler breaks mouse and can't wake up from sleep.]
  • Notes:
    • 64-bit works.
    • ALT key becomes #command key
  • Recommendations:
    • Extract a DSDT.
    • Download NTFS-3g for write support on windows drives
  • Email: kurtz.brandon@gmail.com with questions/comments


R710

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  • Install/Updates:
    • Install Method: Snow Leopard 10.6.1-10.6.2 SSE2 SSE3 Intel AMD by Hazard + 10.6.8 Combo update
    • Updates: To update to 10.6.8, just change the kernel to legacy_kernel 10.8.0 before you reboot after updating.
  • Main hardware:
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
    • Audio: Works(a lot of cases it wotrks).
    • Wifi: Doesn't work.
      • Can buy an external card or replace internal. I bought ASUS USB-N10 - Wireless USB Adapter - 802.11b/g/n for about $20. ASUS drivers from their website work fine.
    • Ethernet: Doesn't work
      • But you can add IONetworkingFamily kext and it will work
    • Video: Nvidia 9600 GT. Brightness control keys are not working. You can control brightness with command-line NVCLOCK (needs installing MapMemory kext - http://www.projectosx.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1246&hl=nvclock)
    • SATA: Works.
  • Secondary Hardware:
    • Trackpad/KeyBoard: Works.
    • USB 3.0: Works with driver, [35]
      • This USB driver can be installed automatically using multibeast.
    • Webcam: Works out of the box
    • DVD Reader/RW: Works out of the box
    • Power Management: Restart/Shutdown work. Sleep does not work. [Sleep enabler breaks mouse and can't wake up from sleep.]
  • Notes:
    • 64-bit works.
    • ALT key becomes #command key
  • Recommendations:
    • Extract a DSDT.
    • Download NTFS-3g for write support on windows drives
  • Email: vasp3d@gmail.com with questions/comments

Sony VAIO

VGN-NS240E

  • Install Method: "iBoot Legacy" + "Snow Leopard 10.6" + "Update Helper (prevents kp)" + "10.6.8 ComboUpdate"
  • MultiBeast: Easybeast, Chimera, VoodooHDA 0.2.72 & Update Helper
  • Audio: Intel® High Definition Audio
    • VoodooHDA (volume shortcuts & headphone jack works I haven't test out mic jack)
  • Battery: Needs Voodoo Battery kext don't care to try
  • DVD-RW: Reads haven't try burning.
  • Ethernet: Doesn't work, doesn't care.
  • Keyboard & TrackPad: VoodooPS2, tapping works.
  • Magic Gate: Not working, had tried VoodooSDHC but my computer freezed upon memory card insert.
  • Motion Eye: Works OOB facetime & skype video and mic works flawless.
  • USB: working fine
  • Shut Down/ReBoot: works fine
  • Video: GMAX4500 MHD (GMAX3100) 0x2a42; no QE/CI; 1024x768x32 link
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    • install Chameleon PrefPanel under Advanced make sure arch=i386 is select,
    • replace this AppleIntelGMAX3100FB.kext with S/L/E via Kext Utility,
    • once reboot enable Graphics res from Chameleon Panel > Periherals switch to 1280x800x32 or others.
    • there will be kernel panic once, just reboot again. if you're not getting pictures just use the original kext. still no QE/CI but hopefully one day.
  • WiFi: Intel® WiFi Link 5100AGN; doesn't works; Purchase the ATH-AR5B93 works out of box but LED switch remains off.

Screenshot doesn't work, I can hear the screencapture sound but file doesn't show up on Desktop.

Sony VAIO VPCEB3M1E

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  • Install Method: iModCD + Snow Leopard 10.6.3 then 10.6.8 ComboUpdate
  • Audio: ALC269 - works fine (volume shortcuts & headphone works, mic doesn't check) - VooodooHDA with laptop fix
  • Battery: works fine with Voodoo Battery kext
  • DVD-RW: work fine
  • Ethernet: Doesn't work
  • Keyboard & TrackPad: works with VoodooPS2 (all without VoodooPS2Trackpad)
  • Magic Gate: Not working
  • Motion Eye: Works OOTB
  • USB: working fine (chameleon USBBusFix=Yes)
  • Shut Down/ReBoot: works fine
  • Video: ATI Radeon 5650M - works fine with Lion kexts and nativ resolution set by SwithResX 4. QE/CI works :D
  • WiFi: Atheros 9285 - works with LegacyAtheros
  • PowerManagment - works OOTB

Toshiba

Satellite A135-S4527

  • Install Method: iBoot Legacy 2.7.2 + 10.6 then 10.6.8 ComboUpdate
  • MultiBeast: Easybeast, system utilies, Chimera, VoodooHDA 0.2.7.2
  • Intel Dual Core T2080 (1.73 GHz): Out the Box, detected as Core Duo 1.73 GHz
  • Video: Intel GMA 950 works oob
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  • Audio: AC97 Intel HDA (ALC862) AzaliaAudio.pkg.zip link1, link2
    • volume scroller works yay!!! haven't test the audio port yet.
  • Wireless: Atheros AR5006X a/b/g Out the Box
  • SATA: Hard Disk (Intel ICH7 Family) Out the Box
  • PATA: DVD+/-RW (Intel ICH7 Family) Out the Box
  • USB: Intel ICH7 Family Out the Box
  • Ethernet: Realtek RTL8169 Out the Box (not test)
  • Battery: works VoodooBattery.kext and voodoopower kext
  • FireWire: TI PCIxx12 IEEE 1394 Host Controller Out the Box not test
  • Keyboard & TrackPad: VoodooPS2, tapping works.
    • one error with this keyboard kext is ALT = ⌘ instead of WINDOWS = ⌘
  • PCCard: Integrated (Texas Instruments) not working
  • Modem: Integrated Not working
  • Card Reader: Texas Instruments Card Reader not working
better get your laptop a cpu monitor because the fan doesn't work from cold boot.
laptop needs to restart once for the cpu fan spinning before ready for operation.

Satellite A300-1EC

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Model Number PSAG0E-02J025AR

Distribution : iATKOS S3 V2 - 10.6.3, Updated directly to 10.6.8 using OFFICIAL APPLE 10.6.8 COMBO UPDATE

When installing iATKOS S3 V2, be sure to check the following customizations:

""iATKOS S3 Main System""

Bootloader

  • DON'T CHANGE OR CHECK ANYTHING EXTRA (LEAVE AS IS)

""Bootloader Options""

  • 32-Bit boot
  • Ethernet

Patches

  • Keep the checked options but add the following:
    • EVOReboot
    • DON'T CHECK SleepEnabler IF YOU WANT TO UPDATE TO 10.6.8

Drivers - Main Hardware

  • SATA/IDE: INTEL SATA/IDE
  • Sound: Voodoo HDA
  • PS/2: Voodoo PS/2
  • CPU Power Manager: Voodoo P-State
  • Laptop Hardware: Battery, Card Reader
  • NTFS-3G: CHOOSE IF YOU HAVE NTFS HARD DISKS OR PARTITIONS YOU MAY WANT TO READ
  • VGA: DON'T CHOOSE ANYTHING HERE. IF IT DOES NOT WORK THEN CHOOSE THE FOLLOWING:

INTEL, EFI string, Natit, GMA x3100, Framebuffer

  • Network: Wired= Realtek (CHECK ALL)

I choose something extra which are the BROADCOM Wireless drivers as my original Intel 3495 A/B/G did not work, so i swapped in an old broadcom wireless adaptor into the laptop's motherboard. I CHOOSE ALL OPTIONS IF YOU HAVE THE SAME BROADCOM Hardware.

When instal is finished

After extracting just drag and drop into kext utility to install. It will ask for password. Restart when done.

  • Download the OFFICIAL APPLE 10.6.8 combo update to update to 10.6.8 and install. Restart after finish.
  • Done!!! Welcome to your hackintosh!!

Issues

  • You might get issues with the wireless Intel 3495 A/B/G. THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION, which can only connect to unencrypted wifi, which is useless these days. REAL SOLUTION: Get a $10 wifi dongle or a PCI card that fits into the laptop. The original card is under the keyboard, you have to remove the top plastic bar to reveal the screws. There you will find the Intel 3495 A/B/G which can be replaced by a compatible adaptor.
  • Display issues too might be encountered. Try the options i enlisted above if the first fails. Connect a second display to try out your computer or at least change the kexts.
  • Sleepenabler.kext doesn't work with 10.6.8, so you have to install the new sleepenabler from here [36], and then installing the new legacy kernel from the same link.

Satellite A200-AH7

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Model No. PSAE0C-AH708C

Distro: iAtkos S3 V2 - 10.6.3, Updating to 10.6.4, 10.6.5, 10.6.6, 10.6.7 and then to 10.6.8 works, Although See Warning Below!

IN CUSTOM INSTALL, MAKE SURE THE FOLLOWING IS CHECKED:

iAtkos S3 Main System

Bootloader

  • Chameleon V2 RC4

Patches

  • Leave as is (No Changes)

Main Hardware

  • SATA/IDE: INTEL SATA/IDE
  • Sound: Voodoo HDA (See Issues below)
  • PS/2: Voodoo PS/2
  • CPU Power Manager: Voodoo P-State
  • Laptop Hardware: Battery, Card Reader, TSC Sync
  • VGA: INTEl, EFI String, GMA 950 27A1(32Bit), GMA 950 27AE(32Bit) (choose Both)
  • Network: Wired= INTEL PRO V100

Issues

  • System fan works sometimes, solution: just unplug Power adapter and plug it back in to make the fan work normally. Searching for a better solution...
  • Loud Feedback coming from speakers, seems to be due to the Microphone Gain volume stuck at full. Install VoodooHDA 2.7.2 Package, goto SystemPrefs, open VoodooHDA icon, and lower the GAIN to 0. Run Kext utility. If problem persists, edit voodoohda.kext and change gain # to 0 and imix to about 80%. Run Kext Utility.
  • Internal Wireless can work with only Unencrypted Networks. Linksys WUSB54G V4 is an external adapter and works.
  • Webcam will fully work if you download CamTwist. FaceTime, Skype, MSN, iChat all work if you open them, and then open CamTwist. Google has lots of more info.

SOFTWARE UPDATES

  • Updating from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 works successfully by downloading the combo update from the official website.
  • Run "Repair Disk Permissions" each time you update.
  • If keyboard & Track-pad stop working, just boot into safe-mode using -x and the reboot normally.
  • If sound stops working, it's most probably because the update placed a new AppleHDA.kext in the (Extensions) Kexts folder. Just delete it, perform a Repair Disk Permissions and reboot.

WARNING: You must replace Apple80211Monitor.bundle with a previous version from 10.6.7. The file is located in System/Library/SystemConfiguration. If you do not replace this file, The system will run Slow and you will not have Network access!


Satellite A200-FE0

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System Details

  • Hitachi 250 GB Internal SATA HDD (With 200 GB Windows 7 partition and 50 GB Mac OS X partition)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz processor
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM
  • Standard PS/2 keyboard

Install Method

  • Boot normally with iAtkos s3 v2 DVD burned at 1.7x speed.
  • Only select Voodoo PS/2 driver and install on Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition

Issues

  • Wireless not working (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG)
  • Sound not working (Was working until VoodooHDA.kext caused a kernel panic)
  • Touchpad not working
  • Screen resolution stuck at 1024x768 (1280x800 is native resolution)

Mac OS X is completely useable if you have an external mouse and a wired Internet connection. I am still trying to find out how to get the Wireless, Sound, Touchpad and resolution fixed and I will update here once I find a way.


Satellite L635

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  • Install Method: Boot using ModCD, replace with iATKos s3 v2 (boot flag busratio=17), boot with GraphicsEnabler=No, update to 10.6.8 with combo update from apple website
  • IMPT!!! Backup IOUSBFamily.kext and IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext in S\L\E before upgrading, and install using kext helper before restart
  • Processor: Core i5 M430 (take note of boot flag)
  • Audio: Conexant CX20671, Voodoo
  • LAN: Atheros AR8152, Not working
  • Wireless: Broadcom BCM4313 (14e4:4727), Not working in the forseeable future
  • Video: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145, cannot load ATI driver, will result in screen with boxes, using VESA driver for now
  • SATA & IDE: Yes
  • USB: Working
  • Haven't tried sleep yet


Satellite L650-078

  • Install Method: iBoot Legacy 2.7.2 + Retail 10.6.0 DVD. MultiBeast + Combo Update 10.6.8
  • Processor: Core i3 M350 (@2.27)
  • Audio: Conexant CX20671 (14F1:5069) - works with VoodooHDA (HDAEnabler kexts seem to cause a Kernel Panic)
  • WLAN: Broadcom BM4313 (14E4:4727) Wireless + Bluetooth not yet working. The BM34xx kext just smiles politely and does nothing - will update this when it works)
  • LAN: Atheros AR8152 (1969:2060) Ethernet (AtherosL1cEthernet.kext seems to work. Using 64bit version 1.0.1b9 (compiled 2010/04/25))
  • Video: ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5145 (give up hoping for this to work correctly - can make it work with VESA framebuffer though - still working on this)
  • SATA: Intel Series 5/3400 AHCI works natively
  • Optical: Swapped in an HP Blu-Ray drive (SATA) functions well.
  • How to install:
    1. Remove all but 4GB RAM (or less), disable built-in ethernet.
    2. Boot via iBoot Legacy disk with "-v -x" flags (GraphicsEnabler=No/Yes made no difference but you may require the No option).
    3. Swap disc when required and install to your liking (I went for a minimal install).
    4. Replace iBoot disc and reboot with "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No"
    5. Remove IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext from /System/Library/Extensions/ (this is so that the combo update won't panic and kill your install).
    6. Reboot - usual flags "-v -x GraphicsEnabler=No"
    7. Launch the MultiBeast installer and proceed to the install options screen - but DO NOT actually click install yet.
    8. Run combo updater but DO NOT click the restart button when finished (if you do you need to go back to step one and begin again).
    9. Flick back to MultiBeast and click the Install button now. When complete allow the Combo update to restart.
    10. You know what to type now... but we shall soon avoid needing to do that.
    11. Install Chameleon (use the installer package and then update files manually if you really want). Edit the /Extras/org.chameleon.Boot.plist file and add in our Kernel Flags in the appropriate places (there are guides out there to help with flags). From this point on safe mode (-x) doesn't seem needed, but GraphicsEnabler=No is a MUST.
    12. Drop the latest ATI kexts into the /System/Library/Extensions folder (I'm using atibeta4).
    13. Remove HDAEnabler kexts from the extensions folder while you are at it.
    14. Rebuild the cache (if you want to) "sudo kextcache -m /System/Library/Extensions.mkext -z /System/Library/Extensions"
    15. Pray to whatever deity you hold dear and restart your machine.
    16. If it booted you are on the right track. Power off. Add back in your RAM, enable builtin Ethernet.
    17. Use Kext Helper b7 (or whatever you like) to install AtherosL1cEthernet.kext and then reboot. Play on internet. :)

Satellite C655 & C650

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  • Install Method: iATKos with Mac OS X version 10.6.3 then updated to 10.6.6 with Apple combo update. After updateing to 10.6.6 and after flash don't work in any web browser and safari and appstore glitch alot but everything works great, re-install kexts for wifi and vga cards and perfect again.
  • Changed bootloader to Chameleon RC2


  • Processor: Intel Celeron 900 @ 2.2GHz Single Core
  • Audio: Working, You have to manually turn it on, so won't work till you switch to analog.!!
  • LAN And Wifi: Atheros , Wifi working after applying the older .kext a kext can be found at kext.com will post when found again sorry lost the link but did get the one for the video.. till then tether using usb for androids or iphone, if you don't got one who are you..
  • Video: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M. There is a fix for giving different resolutions at kexts.com. However it does not work if the --10.6.4 update has been applied. Go here after making free account, worth it. great kext!! http://www.kexts.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=92

and only install the kext APPLEINTELGMAZ3100FB.KEXT other one doesn't do nothing.

  • SATA: Working
  • USB: Working. Do not click the usb in CUSTOM INSTALL under PATCHS, only the one in BOOTLOADERS to make the all the usb work. if you click both, then they will work but not for apple products and for itunes so only click the one in BOOTLOADER and all will work properly and perfect like we want are CRACKBOOK PRO'S
  • sleep: don't work at all, why can't we get this one thig to work, is it so hard for some one to fix and post, if find it i will deffently post, help..!!!


  • EXTRA INFO ----Use combo update to 10.6.5 worked, and used mac update to 10.6.8, safari had big issues, alot of glitches and adobe flash player and plugins wouldn't work properly but it did get the app store so upgrade at own risk, but at the top the comment is not 100% correct you can update but it really depends on what you installed in the first place,

Satellite L305-S5921

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  • BIOS: 2.20
  • Install Method: iBoot + 10.6.0 Retail Snow Leopard DVD (use arch=i386) + 10.6.8 (Combo update) + MultiBeast (did not use EasyBeast or UserDSDT, instead used a-la-carte method)
  • OsX Version: Retail/Vanilla Kernel 10.6.8 (32-Bit) - Chameleon 2.0 RC5 Bootloader
  • CPU: Intel Core2Duo T3400 @ 2.16GHz, 1MB L2, 667MHz FSB, Intel GL40 Express Chipset
  • Graphic card: Intel GMA 4500M 0x2a42; no QE/CI; 1024x768x32
  • DVD-RW: Read works; Write not tested
  • LAN: Not tested
  • Modem: Not tested
  • Keyboard/Trackpad: Works with Voodoo PS/2 Controller and Voodoo Trackpad
  • Sound: Works with VoodooHDA 0.2.72
  • Wireless: Atheros AR5007EG - Doesn't work; Purchased the Airlink101 AWLL5088 Wireless N USB Adapter that works with the manufacturer's Mac OS drivers
  • USB: Works with EHCIacquire=Yes boot parameter
  • Memory Card Reader: Not tested
  • Power management: Not tested
  • ShutDown/Reboot: Works
  • Battery Indicator: Works with Voodoo Battery kext
  • Kexts/MultiBeast settings used: VoodooHDA 0.2.72; FakeSMC; FakeSMC Motherboard Plugins; NullCPUPowerManagement; Voodoo PS/2 Controller; Voodoo Trackpad; Chimera v1.5.4 r1394; 32-bit Apple Boot Screen; Voodoo Battery

Qosmio X505-Q885

Install Method: iBoot & Snow Leopard Retail 10.6.3 DVD

Had to only remove 4 kexts from the retail DVD (AppleFWAudio*,IOAudioFamily*,IOFireWire*,AppleMultitouchDriver*,Audio*) I used Transmac to uncompress the retail DVD, removed the 4 kexts, recompiled using Transmac and then burned to a DL DVD using Transmac.

1. Put in the iBoot disk and start the machine up 2. Once iBoot is loaded pull the disk out and put in your snow leopard install DVD 3. Press F5 (You wont see anything happen) and type -V 3. Install the OS. I chose to install on a fresh empty 500GB drive. 4. OS installed without a single problem and I was able to download all of the updates from the updater to get my system to 10.6.8. Did not need to use anything else. I still use iBoot because I also have a Windows 7 drive in the machine.

Every piece of hardware works currently except for the wireless card which I am still looking for the appropriate drive. All in all this install was extremely easy and now I have a Mac Killer with an 18.3" screen, 8GB RAM, etc... for half the price.

One note: Do not do the install with more than 4GB RAM. Pull the extra out and reinstall after the OS is installed.


Qosmio X505-Q870

  • Install Method: TonyMAc iboot 3.2.0 + Multibeast 3.10.1 click here to download iboot and Multibeast and install instructions.
  • OSX Version: 10.6.8 Retail Snow Leopard DVD
  • CPU: Intel i7
  • Graphic Card: nVidia GeForce GTX 360M
  • DVD-RW: OOB
  • WiFI: Replaced the Realtek 9181SE with Broadcom BCM 4311 Network adapter and wifi works, no need to install drivers, uses apple drivers built in
  • LAN: To get the wired ethernet to work i had to download the AtherosL1cEthernet.kext from here
  • FireWire: Detected correctly, but untested
  • USB: Works OOB
  • Card Reader: not detected
  • Battery: works with VoodooBattery.kext,
  • BlueTooth: had to dual boot Windows 7, then installed bluetooth stack for toshiba and intel management software to turn on Bluetooth
  • Audio: works with VoodooHDA

MSI

MSI EX600X-415HU

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  • Install Method: iAtkos S3 v2 written to USB flash drive, because the installer cannot boot from internal optical drive
  • OSX Version: iAtkos S3 v2 + 10.6.8 Combo update, and restore the IOUSBFamily.kext
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (?)
  • Graphic Card: nVidia GeForce 8400M G, needs GraphicsEnabler to make QE/CI works
  • DVD-RW: Not detected
  • WiFI: Intel 4965 AGN, not works
  • LAN: RealTek GigaBit Ethernet, works with R1000.pkg
  • FireWire: Detected correctly, but untested
  • USB: Works OOB
  • Card Reader: not detected
  • Battery: works with VoodooBattery.kext, little slowly detects the power source change
  • BlueTooth: works OOB
  • Audio: works with VoodooHDA

I cannot make AppStore working.

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