10.5.7 Delta Update

May 12th, 2009

Apple / Mac

apple-updateOkay, 10.5.7 is out and available via Software Update. I wouldn’t get it this way. . . I’d go to Apple’s site and download the package before playing around with. I can only assume all the tricks they might play with this update, so here’s to whoever might first experiment with it. Just remember those backups of 10.5.6 before you ever THINK about playing around with installing it. . .

Oh, joy! These are always fun for me. Bring the challenge on…

More later.

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18 Responses to “10.5.7 Delta Update”

  1. gBonilla

    Well unless he used a 10.5.6 distro which would automatically install them.

  2. Thomas

    ffreese- You would know if you install them or not so if you don’t know what they are then you most likely don’t have them installed.

  3. ffreese

    @Thomas: Disabler kexts? What are those texts doing? Need more information please. url?

  4. Wolfer

    Never mind.

    I forgot to remove the AppleYukon2.kext ‘PlugIn’ from IONetworkingFamily.kext /Contents when replacing my modded AppleYukon2.kext in the /Extensions dir. Without doing this, the new IONetworkingFamily replaced the 00:11:22:33:44:55. Killed all instances of AppleYukon2.* in /PlugIns (within IONetworkingFamily.kext) and replaced my modded AppleYukon2.kext with the NIC’s correct MAC and all is well now.

    Still have NO IDEA how a Linux Live CD would return 00:11:22:33:44:55 for the NIC though! That was rather nutty as at this point, the NIC and OS X have nothing do with each other. The NIC should have returned its REAL MAC address.

    But, whatever… 00:11:22:33:44:55 is gone; that MAC just wasn’t ever going to cut it for me.

  5. Wolfer

    Hey all,

    I noticed that my MAC for the Marvell-Yukon changed back to 00:11:22:33:44:55 WITHOUT loading the kext that you posted gbonilla. So, I again went in and hex edited the correct MAC for the adapter. Problem is, this time, even when booting into a Live Linux distro, the MAC for the adapter does not show its correct MAC, it shows 00:11:22:33:44:55 as though something *actually* went in and hard set the MAC to 00:11:22:33:44:55.

    Has anyone else ever edited the AppleYukon2.kext to reflect their correct MAC address for the adapter? And, if so and successful, have you noted any changes after upgrading to 10.5.7 — as in that the MAC is back to 00:11:22:33:44:55 and that you can’t change it, no matter if you edit the kext’s binary to reflect the *real* MAC address?

    This one’s got me a bit miffed.


    – Wolfer

  6. Thomas

    Im at school right now but when I get home, I am going to try the Combo Update this time instead of the Delta Update ot see if it makes a difference (although it shouldn’t because I’m currently on 10.5.6). Because of the success of so many people in upgrading to 10.5.7, I will continue to make backups and install this because if I’m having issues then surely other people are too.

  7. Wolfer

    FYI. . . I’m still old-style Kalyway 10.5.2 and up, so my experience might differ from your own. I can only speak for this distro; others might have something installed that is causing panics. But, 15+ hrs. using, sleeping, etc. and not an issue yet.

  8. gBonilla

    I would say that many of your should use this as an advantage to use voodoobattery.kext as I’ve found it doesnt break on update and doesnt replace the powermanagement.bundle.

  9. Overgrower

    Hi all,

    I just tried updating my Dell 1525 from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7.

    I installed the combo update, but then during installation I got a gray screen saying
    ‘You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or press the Restart Button’

    And now whenever I restart I get the same message. In verbose mode I note a BSD: kernel_task panic.

    “Extension “com.apple.driver.AppleACPIPlatform” has immediate dependencies on both com.apple.kernel and com.apple.kpi components;
    use only one style.
    Extension “com.apple.driver.AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement ” has immediate dependencies on both com.apple.kernel and com.apple.kpi
    components; use only one style.”

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

  10. Thomas

    So I should just install 10.5.7 and I will be able to boot up. Because I tried the Delta Update downloaded from apple.com (instead of software update) but upon installing and restarting, I just get a Kernel Panic. I do not have any Disabler Kexts installed. I just installed them from the iPC disk and then tried to install 10.5.7 again but another Kernel Panic. So now I am running on iPC 10.5.6 without any Disabler Kexts. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Btw, I think its kinda funny how all the admins of this site have unofficially picked this thread as the place to figure out how to get 10.5.7 up and running perfectly.

  11. Wolfer


    Yup, download, run, and let the reboots happen. . . All you need to do is the Broadcom-Script and the AppleHDA and HDAEnabler (to get wireless and audio back). That’s it. All seems well here so far.

    — Dave

  12. Alex

    Okay, I got it working. All I had to do was start up from the iPC install disc, click install, customize, unselect everything but the battery meter fix, and install. It took about 20 seconds, rebooted, and everything is working!

  13. Alex

    Hey guys, I just ran the update on my 1525 running iPC PPF5, and here’s what happened:

    1. My wireless stopped working, which was a quick fix by simply re-running the WiFi script.
    2. My audio died, and I just re-installed AppleHDA.kext
    3. My battery meter is gone, and I haven’t gotten it back, so if someone has a working battery meter, could you upload your PowerManagement.bundle? Or let me know how you got it working.


  14. Thomas

    ffreese, did you have the Disabler kexts installed?

  15. ffreese

    Delta Update went fine here. Just one thing: on 1440/900 screens the screen stays black. As I have access to another 1525 machine I could reinstall 1440/900 kexts on that machine. But how to reinstall those kexts without a second laptop?

  16. Richard

    So, we just download and run — and all’s well that ends well directly from Software Update?

  17. Wolfer

    No need for “sleep deal,” as the defensive kexts take care of that, should you have them installed. Updated fine. All I needed to do was replace AppleHDA.kext and HDAEnabler.kext and all was good. Take back all the bad mojo I threw out 30 mins. ago. This one was one of the easiest updates yet. . .

    BUT, Chameleon and all the defensive stuff is what made the job so easy this time.

    P.S. Backup, backup, backup. . . What you kill is no fault of mine.

    Good luck.

  18. Richard

    I would follow the “normal” 10.5.6 update tricks including the terminal sleep deal. Thomas is currently backing up his Dell Inspiron to dive into 10.5.7 as we speak.