[MacOS] HowTo Update to MacOS X 10.5.4


Just four weeks ago Apple released update 10.5.3. It seems it didn’t hold too long, since 10.5.4 has been released two days ago. Features of 10.5.4 include Apple’s recent security updates, RAW image support for many cameras, Airport bugfixes, iCal bugfixes, Safari bugfixes, Spaces and Exposé bugfixes (read all details here). To sum things up: Apple recommends to apply this update as soon as possible.

So the most unanswered question for us white-box OS X users: how to update my Hackintosh? There are two different ways, depending which revision you’re running currently. If you are on 10.5.3 update is fairly easy. If you are on a revision below 10.5.3 you need to apply some more steps when using the combo update. Follow our short instructions and your are finished virtually before you even started ;-)

Update from 10.5.3

You can simply use the auto-updater from within MacOS X’ Software Update (see picture).

Apple Software Update

Update from 10.5.2, 10.5.1 or even earlier

Get yourself the comboupdate from here: Download,
then apply the instructions we already described here. Because the instructions for updating to 10.5.2, 10.5.3 or using the 10.5.4 combo update are the same.

Enjoy and tell us about your experiences.

3 thoughts on “[MacOS] HowTo Update to MacOS X 10.5.4

  1. tomtom

    You can simply use the auto-updater from within MacOS X’ Software Update (see picture).
    Dont follow this! Exept you now what you are doing! I made the “simply” Live Update. Now I can Install everything new. Thank you

    From which version did you try to update? From 10.5.3 or from below 10.5.3? As headlined: there is a tiny difference…
    kd rgds, metapapa

  2. Macca

    Works great. Thanks guys. No probs at all when coming from 10.5.3

    @tomtom: you noticed the difference between updating from 10.5.3 and updating from below 10.5.3, didn’t you?

  3. Kosta

    No luck with kalyway 10.5.2 then update to 10.5.4 using your instructions above. I followed these very closely, made sure I ran the delete loop script, backed up my kexts, etc. No luck, stuck on the grey screen with apple logo, then a little circle with a diagonal cross through it appears over the top of the apple logo after about 1 minute. Re-installing 10.5.2 now, I’ll stick with it until more people report success.

    did you follow the step to edit the /System/InstallAtStartup/scripts/1
    In that 1 file there must be a line of code like this (old)

    • /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext

    This needs to be changed to this (new):

    • /System/Library/Extensions/dsmos.kext

    is the dsmos.kext still present after update? We had a prob once, where this file got deleted during update. See here: http://news.metaparadigma.de/?p=15

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