Update Hackintosh to 10.6.6

Hackintosh users can upgrade to 10.6.6 but make sure you read this information before you do.

10.6.6 isn’t a huge upgrade, so many Hackintosh owners might be able to upgrade via Software Update without any problems.  If you used the Tonymacx86 method, there are a few things you want to prepare for before the update.

  • Graphics – If you’re using a NVIDIA 4xx “Fermi” card, you will have to re-run the NVIDIA Update to regain full acceleration. Make sure you have a Mac Pro System Definition installed from MultiBeast, or it will not let you install. We’re fixing the tonymacx86 NVIDIA Update version.
  • Audio – The Combo update will replace your AppleHDA.kext. If you aren’t using the ALC889a codec, you will have to reinstall AppleHDA Rollback using MultiBeast. If you’re using VoodooHDA, you will not need to make any modifications.
  • USB – The Combo update will replace your IOUSBFamily,kext. To restore full USB functionality on a non-DSDT or EasyBeast system install USB Rollback using MultiBeast before reboot. Download MultiBeast.
  • Sleep enabler kexts are version specific. Remove before installing the update.

Once you have prepared for the update, run it and please comment below to let us know how it went.

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Jonathan G. Nelson is the editor-in-chief and owner of NERD TREK. He is also owner/publisher at AAW Games / AdventureAWeek.com, a tabletop gaming company based in Snoqualmie, WA. Connect with Jonathan via Facebook.