Note: This update requires you to be running 10.6.1. If you aren’t already, you can download and install the 10.6.1 update from here. And don’t worry, just install and restart when prompted and you’ll be good to go.
Snow Leopard has been available to the public for almost 6 months now, has received 2 updates, and has been running nearly perfectly on the 1525 (and mostly every other hackintosh that could run Leopard). The newest update, 10.6.2, has been out since early November, but a lot of users have yet to make the upgrade. Unlike the Leopard distro days, users are running retail copies of Snow Leopard and thus the upgrade processor is much simpler. So call it old superstition, or sticking to what you know, but users have been hesitant about performing the update. Well that fear of upgrading bears no merit in this case as the 10.6.2 is one of the easiest updates we’ve seen. Instructions follow, and I think you’ll be shocked just how easy the update is.
1) Download the 10.6.2 Delta Update from Apple.com. It’s a fairly large download- 473MB- so grab a cup of coffee in the mean time.
2) Download the new SleepEnabler.kext and unzip it to your Desktop.
3) Install the update from step 1 but sit tight; you do not want to restart you computer yet. Once Installer tells you the update is finished and to restart, launch a new Finder window.
4) Copy the unzipped SleepEnabler.kext from your desktop to /Extra/Extensions/, overwriting the previous version of the kext.
5) Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions/ and remove IO80211Family.kext.
6) Note: This step is only for users with Celeron Processors. Run this package on your Snow Leopard partition to install a compatible kernel (thanks Joey).
8) Navigate to /System/Library/Extensions/ and delete AppleHPET.kext. This will allow your USB to once again operate at 2.0 speeds.
9) Restart once more
That’s it! As long as you followed those few simple steps, you’ll be up and running 10.6.2 without a hitch. Plus your USB will be running at 2.0 speeds again!If you found this guide useful then feel free to make a donation by clicking the link at the end of the Author’s Mini-Biography or by clicking on some ads around the site. Any amount truly does help.