10.7.3 osx

10.7.3 is out as you know, will try to make my usual patches as soon as I can.


  1. Siddhartha V.
    February 2nd, 2012 | 9:35 pm

    Thanks Netkas for your patches each releases =)

  2. Weust
    February 2nd, 2012 | 9:43 pm

    I know I don’t need patches for the 6870, just wanted to mention it works-for-me(tm).
    Playing WoW atm.

  3. duffs
    February 2nd, 2012 | 10:09 pm

    4890 user waiting … thanks man.

  4. Stanly.ok
    February 2nd, 2012 | 10:39 pm

    can someone please confirm if this update mess up nVidia GF100 driver?

    and if so – does the usual addition of id resolve the issue?


  5. archiboy
    February 2nd, 2012 | 10:53 pm

    for what it’s worth… I can confirm the 10.7.2 QE CI patch (dated 10/16/11) does not work (for 10.7.3) with a 4890 card, MacPro 1,1

    One of these days I’m gonna remember to check this site before I blindly do a software update ‘recommended for all users’ 🙁

    Thanks for this site! I truly owe you!

  6. aaron
    February 2nd, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    hey my xfx ati 5770 not working on lion any fix soon or it will not work on lion

  7. February 2nd, 2012 | 11:26 pm

    ok haven’t update yet plz … do something
    regards !

  8. Leon
    February 3rd, 2012 | 12:48 am

    You are a god damned treasure. Your handsomeness is matched only by your talent, and your care and generosity makes this world better to live in. Thank you so very much for all the great work you do.

  9. Mixed
    February 3rd, 2012 | 1:50 am

    These patched kext work well for 10.7.3 final version on my HD 4890 card with QE CI, you can try it, good luck.

  10. Stanly.ok
    February 3rd, 2012 | 3:15 am

    ok, I had no patience and updated 😀

    everything works fine, had to reinstall AppleHDA and edit AppleGraphicsPowerManagement, GeForceGLDriver & NVDAGF100Hal

    one thing I noticed Cinebench OpenGL score went down:
    довольно-таки плохо X) why might that happened?

  11. Grae
    February 3rd, 2012 | 7:14 am

    my GTX560ti-448 is scoring a bit lower too, but I noticed when trying to make the changes to GeForceGLDriver.bundle with HexEdit that it can’t find the strings to be changed, bit strange?

  12. Tervicz
    February 3rd, 2012 | 7:27 am

    I had been using my 6950 for so long I forget (or rather didn’t readily remember) the cumulative hours I had spent in its modding so when I saw 10.7.3, I thought, sure! One restart later and, What? Kernel panic? Why…. oh… whoops.

  13. Nisse
    February 3rd, 2012 | 10:58 am

    Is there any fixes to 6950 drivers with 10.7.3?

    If there’s not, i’ll probably change to 7970.
    Because it works now, right?

    ///its in the work, check out forum

  14. February 3rd, 2012 | 12:15 pm

    Cinebench score is lower, I have noticed that AGPM is not switching to high performance for cinebench… agpm is working fine in all other benchmarks – luxmark\oceanwave etc

  15. evan
    February 3rd, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    qe/ci 4860 10.7.3 thanks

  16. fantomas1
    February 3rd, 2012 | 5:43 pm

    February 2nd, 2012 | 11:10 pm

    hey my xfx ati 5770 not working on lion any fix soon or it will not work on lion[/quote]


    I have a Sapphire HD 6770 that i had to flash in HD 5770 to that can be recognized in Lion. This is the easier way to do it.

    The HD 5770 is recognized OOB in Lion.

    the proof :


  17. fantomas1
    February 3rd, 2012 | 5:51 pm

    @ duffs

    try this QE_CI Exotic patch Lion 10.7.3 based on Netkas’s QE_CI Exotic patch Lion_GM : Exotic patch Lion_10.7.3_(11D50) .zip

    All credits go to Netkas

  18. archiboy
    February 3rd, 2012 | 6:27 pm

    fantomas1 – thanks for the post, but it isn’t working for me. No Joy with your kext files installed and after clearing cache files 🙁

  19. fantomas1
    February 3rd, 2012 | 10:04 pm

    have you “GaphicsEnabler
    in your ?

  20. duffs
    February 3rd, 2012 | 11:56 pm

    @ fantomas1

    it works :).
    Version: 7.18.11
    ati 4890
    open gl tested all passed …

  21. BlinkY
    February 4th, 2012 | 12:35 am

    @ fantomas1
    Does this work correctly and fully.
    I have the 4890 an updated Lion. Not sure if I should wait until theres a release from netkas.

  22. archiboy
    February 4th, 2012 | 2:03 am

    I added:


    to /Library/Prefs/SystemConfiguration/

    Nuked the /System/Library/Caches/

    Still no joy 🙁

  23. archiboy
    February 4th, 2012 | 2:06 am

    the previous message stripped the xml coding

    open bracket “key” close bracket “GraphicsEnabler” open bracket forward slash “key” close bracket…

  24. Xirilin
    February 4th, 2012 | 2:59 am

    Thanks fantomas1! Back up and running with my 4850.

  25. tibbar
    February 4th, 2012 | 9:04 am

    The 10.7.2 patch to enable OpenCL on Nvidia cards still works for 10.7.3 on my GTX 470.

  26. February 4th, 2012 | 11:08 am


    I bought Nvidia Quadro 4000 for MAC edition.
    I have 2 monitors, but I can use only one under OSX 10.7.3.
    The display port is not working on this card in OSX.
    The funny is under Windows 7 I can use them together.
    I tried with one monitor on Displayport, OSX is booting up, but at the and of the finish, the output is changing to DVI.

    I use:
    Chameleon 2.1v r1650.
    Cuda driver 4.1.28
    I have QE/CE.
    Anybody can help me?

  27. wilddoogy
    February 4th, 2012 | 1:03 pm

    GTX460 needs new hex string for 10.7.3 :\
    was running smooth on 10.7.2
    with 10.7.3 installed openGL score dropped

  28. Daemon Flex
    February 4th, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    AMD + Lion????????? Can you make it?

  29. archiboy
    February 4th, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    Success! using fantomas1 ktext files and ktext installer did the trick. Not sure why manual installation and nuke of the cache files didn’t work – I’m sure it must have been operator error… But I’m now up and running with my old 4890 on a MacPro 1,1 and two monitors!

  30. ㅣKen
    February 4th, 2012 | 7:11 pm


  31. fantomas1
    February 4th, 2012 | 10:09 pm


  32. a Martin
    February 4th, 2012 | 11:31 pm


    I can’t get into my main install after the 10.7.3 update and trying to manually install the Kexts fantomas1 linked to. Get stuck at ”sound assertion failed” messages.

    I can boot into my second install (10.7.2) so how do I install the kext the right way if I can’t boot into the system I want to install them too?

    Thankful for any help.

  33. giofrida
    February 5th, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Can you make a patch to enable QE/CI and native resolution on GMA 5700 (Intel HD Graphics Arrandale)?

    I’m stuck on 1024×768 and no QE/CI.
    Thanks in advance,

  34. BlinkY
    February 5th, 2012 | 1:38 pm

    If you want to install them straight away then you need to plug the drive or access the drive from a Mac system. Alternatively you can find a program that you can install on PC and it will let you view the drive with Mac installed, from there you can install the kexts. Try this program:

  35. moodyspace
    February 6th, 2012 | 3:47 am

    A new package for 6950 is totally needed,i did everything i know but couldn’t get beyond the log in apple sign (not the one in boot process with turning wheel the one after that which passes up and let’s you to type your password if you set one for logging in)

  36. duffs
    February 6th, 2012 | 11:58 am


    boot into 10.7.2 install. in terminal copy kexts you want to new install(107.3)with command
    sudo cp -r selectedkext.kext /Volumes/xxx/S/L/E. reboot to 10.7.3 with verbose mode selected in chameleon or -v to rebuild kexts. done easy.

  37. duffs
    February 6th, 2012 | 11:59 am

    o damn @ a Martin

  38. BkinkY
    February 6th, 2012 | 12:10 pm

    Why was my message deleted. I answered @martins question :/.

  39. Johny
    February 6th, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    I think i’ll wait for Netkas official update, i can’t afford to have my system unusable right now.

  40. a Martin
    February 6th, 2012 | 1:48 pm


    Thanks, I’ll give it a shot tonight. 🙂

    If no go, I’ll probably wait for Netkas.

  41. a Martin
    February 6th, 2012 | 7:07 pm


    Hmm…. I have:

    Kernel Flags
    arch=X86_64 -v

    In org.chameleon.boot.plist, doesn’t that mean I’m booting in verbose mode already?

  42. moodyspace
    February 6th, 2012 | 7:12 pm


    boot into 10.7.2 install. in terminal copy kexts you want to new install(107.3)with command
    sudo cp -r selectedkext.kext /Volumes/xxx/S/L/E. reboot to 10.7.3 with verbose mode selected in chameleon or -v to rebuild kexts. done easy.

    Did the same thing but didn’t work out for Asus HD6950,
    Asus P8P67 Evo. I’ll wait for the patch too 🙁

  43. a Martin
    February 7th, 2012 | 12:51 am

    Managed to get it working!

    I had ”extended attributes” on ”ATI4800Controller.kext” and ”ATIRadeonX2000.kext” which shows up as an @ at the end of the permissions in


    It seems both kexts got in ”” (which doesn’t sound very good).

    I managed to delete the attributes for the kexts using:

    sudo xattr -dr ATI4800Controller.kext


    sudo xattr -dr ATIRadeonX2000.kext

    after that I booted fine on my main install and I’m now running 10.7.3!

    Cool! 🙂

  44. February 7th, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    aaron.. the xfx 5770 (if it’s the dual dvi card)
    wont’ work out of the box with lion. You have to flash the bios

  45. teaspoon
    February 9th, 2012 | 11:03 am

    Thank you

  46. February 18th, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Netkas please help me

    ati mobility radeon hd 5850 kext for lion

    this card not working on the osx_86 lion 10.7.3

    please help.

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