10.5.8 Update Released.

How to update:

install Disabler.kext

install this dsmos.kext ( a bit updated to be present in mkext)


create backup of Extensions folder. just in case:

sudo cp -rf /System/Library/Extensions /System/Library/Extensions_old

update !

good luck

if smth wrong with your drivers after update – u have a backup 😉

some info:

for radeon hd 48×0 users, binary of Motmot wasnt updated, so if u used patched framebuffers, should work fine still.

for radeonhd 4870×2 4890 4830 users – you will loose qe/ci/3d after update, wait for proper patch.

dont remove AppleIntelCPUPM.kext until install finished, or it will stop with error.

After update done, and you have rebooted twice, remove Disabler.kext and AppleIntelCPUPowe….kext


  1. Alvin
    August 9th, 2009 | 12:19 am

    @netkas or anyone

    Hi, any solutions to my problem (see my previous post, search Alvin). I sure need OS X back for work:)


  2. mudakas
    August 9th, 2009 | 1:31 am

    Confirmed: Sleep working after removing disabler.kext on Intel BX2.

  3. Andreas
    August 9th, 2009 | 7:49 am

    “working like a charm here with AppleIntelCPUPowermanagement running”

    Yeah – but of cost of much higher CPU temp (=higher powerconsumption) especially in non high CPU% usage.
    I will wait for an other solution and simple will not use sleep with that bad side effect.

  4. Airbourne
    August 9th, 2009 | 9:23 pm

    I got the “Still waiting for root device” error as well. IOATAFamily.kext has not changed. But, after some tooling around, 10.5.8 is not detecting my second SATA controller any more. I replugged my Leopard disk into the first SATA controller, and everything boots find. I’m using an ASUS P5E-VM SE. Any clues on getting this back to work again?

  5. Reese
    August 10th, 2009 | 12:20 am

    OK. Solved my network problem. Had to restore IONetwork.kext.

    Typing this with Safari on a MacOSX-pc 10.5.8…

    Did not install or changed anything for my Ati 4870. Did not delete AppleIntelCpuPM.
    Everything seems fine. I do not use the sleep function.

  6. Valery
    August 10th, 2009 | 12:42 am

    Is it required to replace AppleDecrypt.kext with your dsmos?

  7. Alvin
    August 10th, 2009 | 2:55 am

    Hi. I’m not a bash expert. Does anyone have the exact syntax or code to restore it to 10.5.7 in single user mode (the Termnial when you boot up and there’s a count down). Stuff like unmount sudo, etc.

    My backup is named Extendions_old and my Home is name OSX.
    Thanks in advance.

  8. wally
    August 10th, 2009 | 10:46 am

    Hey i have big problems my system wont start after update how can i restore my old extension folder PLSSSSS HELLLLLLPPPP

  9. JustinCase
    August 10th, 2009 | 9:28 pm

    Work great . Thx Netkas 🙂

  10. zillion
    August 10th, 2009 | 9:35 pm

    Work’s great thanks ! (GA-EP45-UD3P 1.1)

    BIOS: MEM at AUTO etc., CPU:Enable TM,C1E,Speedstep, Vander etc.)

    iATKOS 10.5.7 –>> 10.5.8 🙂

    Step one: put Disabler.kext into /Extensions

    Step two: Reboot

    Step three: Run Apple Software Update to install the 10.5.8 Update.

    Step:Four: It will reboot twice.

    Step five: Delete the Disabler.kext file and reboot !

    Step six: Enjoy ! 🙂

  11. Alvin
    August 11th, 2009 | 1:42 am

    Hi. The graphics card doesn’t seem to be loading. I have a backup of the 10.5.7 called Extensions_old. How do I fix this in single user mode? Thanks in advance.\


  12. zillion
    August 11th, 2009 | 2:34 am

    You hosed it ! Just redo it, You’ll “Learn” faster more on your own then trying to find the problem on the net. 🙂

  13. zillion
    August 11th, 2009 | 8:10 am

    Not, sure if this means anything, BUT I just added a Apple Mighty Mouse, and a Apple keyboard to the mix, SIMPLY Awesome ! 🙂

    (Let’s see…OHH yeah ! The Mouse connects to the keyboard !! 🙂

  14. drummingdemon
    August 11th, 2009 | 10:13 am

    Hey there guys!

    Does Ati RADEON HD4670 work with this update?
    Many thanks in advance!!


  15. KKTK
    August 11th, 2009 | 3:12 pm

    In addition, I was forced to put back keyboard drivers (ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleACPIPlatform.kext) and run patch27ae to fix video.
    I have Lenovo R60 laptop.

  16. Zoot Allures
    August 11th, 2009 | 11:55 pm

    Upgrade OK from iPC 10.5.6 > 10.5.7 > 10.5.8 following your instructions and using the files given. Only sound input to tarugize again.
    Mobo is Gigabyte G33M-DS2R with E2140.

    Thanks for the awesome works, guys!

  17. Zoran
    August 12th, 2009 | 12:00 am

    I have OSX 10.5.7 on EVGA X58 SLI mobo.
    Everything worked.
    I upgraded to 10.5.8 according to your directions, used
    Terminal, Kext helper b7. I booted into 10.5.8 but
    I lost audio. I restored extensions using OSX86 tools
    (I’m a newbie at this, not so versed in Terminal)
    Finally I restored Extensions using OSX86 tools.
    Still no audio although the restoration went OK.
    Did I do something wrong or is this mobo so different than
    everything else?
    thanks, I appreciate your great work.

  18. etoile
    August 12th, 2009 | 1:26 pm

    install Disabler.kext
    install this dsmos.kext ( a bit updated to be present in mkext)

    Where should I install Extra folder or System\Library\Extension ? pls help!


  19. Alvin
    August 13th, 2009 | 1:40 am

    Hi. After 10 days it’s finally fixed. If it fails. Backup everything first (Time Machine is good coz’ you can restore it using the DVD). If it was working before 10.5.8 try removing the ATINDRV.kext before rebooting (you’ll need a password set up) or remove it at the single user mode. Do research on terminal commands and bash.

    umount -uw /
    cd /Volumes/nameOfyourdisk/System/Library/Extensions
    rm -rf /System/Library/ATINDRV.kext

    Thanks. Gbu.

  20. Alvin
    August 13th, 2009 | 1:41 am

    *mount instead of umount, sorry

  21. kirasir
    August 13th, 2009 | 7:59 am

    Неткас, все хорошо, но зачем же ты на кору всем дисейблер на советовал. Я уже давно завел нативное управление питанием, через ДСДТ (Gusar) и никакому дисейблеру этого не снилось. Кстати, с новым дсмсом система стала заметно тормознутей. Извини.

    ///щаз будешь смеятся, новый дсмос это тот же самый старый, только plist отредактировал 😛 , а дисайблер он для универсальности

  22. Kool
    August 13th, 2009 | 10:26 am

    Hi, I am really new to hackintosh.
    I installed retail leopard 10.5.6 and now I would like to update it to 10.5.8.
    My question is do I need to follow this instruction or just download the dmg file and install it?
    This guide is only needed for non retail leopard?

    Sorry about those questions.

  23. Gal
    August 16th, 2009 | 12:29 am

    Alvin, post a solution if you find one, i’m suffering the same problem in i7 10.5.8

  24. popeye
    August 21st, 2009 | 6:21 pm

    Hi, want to ask if I need to edit string:

    /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext
    and replace it with:


    ///no need

  25. patpourri
    August 27th, 2009 | 5:52 am

    Thank you so much for all the great tutorials…. Every time I’m not sure about something you have the answer!!! You Rock!

  26. lee
    October 13th, 2009 | 1:39 am

    if you’re stuck in a boot loop after update, how do you boot back in to restore your backed up files?

  27. qbattersby
    November 1st, 2009 | 3:22 am

    netkas, finally decided to do this update. must say, couldn’t do it with out you!

    All the best!

  28. Rudi Schoors
    November 14th, 2009 | 11:29 am

    Hi Netkas,

    Thanks for this tutorial, it worked lik e a charm.

    One drawback though, stand-by mode doesn’t work anymore. Any suggestions where to look.

    Keep up the good work!!

  29. November 17th, 2009 | 12:09 am

    I have updated my iAtkos v7 (10.5.7) to 10.5.8 using iDened combo update and it works flawlesly. Are u using the latest bios 0572? For Intel DP35DP, if you have “still waiting for root device” message, enter BIOS setup and try changing the SATA mode from AHCI (default) to IDE.

  30. gadut
    December 7th, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    Hi.. i’m a newbie on this hackintosh and i just installed ideneb 10.5.8 on my works great with default config..but the display is not good, my CRT only has 60Hz, really not good for my eyes.i have searched for a week for my vga driver..where i have tried several installer that i got (nvxxxx) which only gave me blank screen

    will you help to solve this vga driver so i can enjoy this wonderful mac ?
    this is my spec :
    abit ix38 quad gt
    intel q6600
    da gtx 260 sonic

    please send the dummy tutorial to

    Thanks so much

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  32. dward
    January 6th, 2010 | 3:25 am

    yup, even months and months later, netkas u are still the man.

  33. Mays
    January 14th, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    Hello, I just updated my iPC 10.5.7 to 10.5.8 using these instructions. After the update, I got the dreaded infinite reboot problem so I restored my kexts and mach_kernel from a backup I made prior to running the updater.

    My infinite reboot issue was resolved as a result of the restoration, however, now I’m getting the error “Couldn’t alloc class ‘Apple8259PICInterruptController'”.

    I googled the issue and google returned 0 results for this problem.

    I was hoping you guys could help me figure out what exactly is going on here and how I can resolve this issue without having to reinstall iPC to get this computer back up and running.

    Thank you so much!

  34. Kagar
    March 3rd, 2010 | 9:05 pm

    dsmos.kext link is dead

  35. omakayd
    March 29th, 2010 | 7:12 am

    dsmos.kext link is dead


    please re-up? 🙂

  36. a
    May 26th, 2010 | 5:48 pm

    please fix the broken link for dsmos.kext

  37. jaev
    July 29th, 2010 | 6:32 pm
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