Intel HD Graphics and OSX

Apple posted update for new MBPs

Inside we have two new kexts (and some bundles for it), and these kexts have device ids of supported devices

AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext – 0x00468086 0x00428086 (It is the framebuffer)

AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext – 0x00448086 0x00468086 (it is the accelerator)

These devids is for

0042 Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (clarkdale’s (desktop) core i3/i5 gpu)
0044 Core Processor DRAM Controller
1025 0347 Aspire 7740G
0046 Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (it’s probably arrandale’s (mobile) core i5/i7 gpu)

Good luck in trying these kexts!


  1. Georgi
    April 14th, 2010 | 2:52 pm

    We are now trying to change the device ids to make our GMA4500 work, but still no success :(

  2. Dennis
    April 14th, 2010 | 3:54 pm

    Are this kext compatible with Intel X4500 video driver support?

  3. Georgi
    April 14th, 2010 | 4:34 pm

    Can you help us with this Netkas? This kexts are the last hope for over 1 000 hackintosh users!

  4. enzobelmont
    April 14th, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    Netkas, we need your help in a desperate way!
    as Georgi said there are a lot gma4500 users.

    thanks in advance :)

  5. April 14th, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    netkas, we need your help……

  6. Snake
    April 14th, 2010 | 5:28 pm

    I am really hoping this will be a solution for GMA4500. Do you see any possibility in this for GMA4500 netkas?

    Thanks a lot!

  7. Omi
    April 14th, 2010 | 6:43 pm

    netktas, im with georgi please help.

  8. Paul Eccles
    April 14th, 2010 | 7:03 pm

    Please remember this is for laptops with the new Core i3/i5/i7 mobile processors, and Intel HD graphics ONLY. Not GMA 4500 or anything else.

  9. eturk
    April 14th, 2010 | 8:34 pm

    Since new MBP has nVidia 330M, do you think we’ll see new solid support for nVidia’s 3xxM line for hacks? I’ve got an Asus G51Jx with GTS 360M.

  10. envoys
    April 15th, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    so not likely to have support for the i3 gpu? it is different than the i5/i7 gpu?

    //its same, just missing turbo mode iirc

  11. envoys
    April 16th, 2010 | 12:45 am

    thanks :) where do i find this files to test? I can’t find them anywhere in the 10.6.3 v1.1 update…also do you have any idea why i kernel panic when trying to install 10.6.3 v1.1 combo on i3 330m? it reports applesmcpdrc or similar but i can’t figure out whats going on…running qoopz kernel.

  12. uman
    April 16th, 2010 | 2:51 am

    envosys– netkas posted the link from Apple’s site. You can extract using pacifist. If you google for AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext, you’ll see someone has put them on mediafire.

    I’m not sure this will work for the 4500, but you might be able to fool Snow with a DSDT injection and the plist change. I didn’t see anything in the kexts that is hardcoded.

    But to determine if it would work we’d need more info on the differences between 4500MHD and the GMA HD. Also DSDT and ioreg output from a new MBP would be helpful. Alas, I have no 4500 to test this with, so I can only offer ideas.

  13. Eddie
    April 16th, 2010 | 7:08 am

    These kexts should support Intel GMA 5700 MHD. However, I fail to boot after the installation.

  14. Georgi
    April 16th, 2010 | 11:25 am

    We need more mans like uman, ready to help and full with ideas. Man, if U can find a way to help somehow (inject the device ids or some) we will be very very grateful!!!

  15. envoys
    April 16th, 2010 | 1:48 pm

    wow i feel stupid for not noticing the link in the post, thanks uman! Do you have any idea how i can fix my problem when upgrading to 10.6.3 and getting the kernel panic right at the end? It says “AppleSMCPDRC::start – unrecognized device type…. ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin/AppleSMCPDRC.cpp” and a bunch of stuff about CPU0 and double panic, 4 args in stack. After this I can’t get back into SL at all…Regardless whether i go 10.6 > 10.6.3m use a distro thats 10.6.1 and goto 10.6.3 or 10.6.2 and goto 10.6.3…its getting very frustrating…

  16. uman
    April 16th, 2010 | 2:21 pm

    envoys– no idea on your AppleSMC problem. Sorry.

    BTW, some dudes at insanely have tried on 4500 so far with no luck. but they have only tried editing plists. one guy claimed he hexedited the kexts, but when I looked at them in hexfiend, the dev ids were not hardcoded. Someone could try device id injection in DSDT under GFX0 device:

    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)
    Store (Package (0x06)
    Buffer (0x04) {0x01, 0x00, 0x00, 0x00},
    Buffer (0x07) {“GMA4500MHD”},
    Buffer (0x04) {0x42, 0x2A, 0x00, 0x00}
    }, Local0)
    DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
    Return (Local0)

  17. Georgi
    April 16th, 2010 | 2:42 pm

    I`ll try it when get back from work. I`m one of the insanelymac dudes who checking the progress every 15 minutes and try helping with making connections between guys in different forums and blogs. Nice work for now…lets make thousands of people finaly happy :)

  18. Georgi
    April 16th, 2010 | 2:54 pm

    One more thing. The system check shows tho device ids known as Graphics adapter 0x2a42 and 0x2a43. There is also 0x2a40 or some, that is known as some bridge or some. According netkas first post, in the IntelHD.kext figuring 3 device ids jist like in our case. I hope this info is helpful.

  19. envoys
    April 16th, 2010 | 6:28 pm

    I found somewhere that stated for someone else with a similar error as mine to boot to darwin prompt hit f8 and type:

    /sbin/mount -uw /
    rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions/AppleSMC.kext
    rm -rf /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
    rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/*
    then reboot.

    I will try this tonight and see if it helps at all…

  20. Tonio
    April 16th, 2010 | 7:57 pm

    How do you install the drivers? Is there a particular order or do i use the bundles? I get a KP whenever i try to install AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext and AppleIntelHDGraphicsFramebuffer.kext. I have a Core i5 430m with Intel GMA HD (same one in the New MBP). I have 10.6.3 1.1 installed.

  21. April 16th, 2010 | 8:21 pm

    […] […]

  22. Eddie
    April 17th, 2010 | 6:56 am

    It does not work for envoys’s method.

  23. sokjet
    April 17th, 2010 | 5:21 pm

    i hope this can use for x4500 so much!!!!

  24. envoys
    April 18th, 2010 | 5:08 am

    yeah it sure didn’t work…now i get errors when booting about applehda, so either way that doesn’t work…anyone with any other suggestions?

  25. Georgi
    April 18th, 2010 | 8:00 am

    uman, your DSDT is working. My card in now shown as GMA4500 in the System Profiler, but there is still no kext loaded, so no hardware acceleration :(

  26. Logan liu
    April 18th, 2010 | 10:21 am

    how i wish my x4500 could work!thanks,we need help!

  27. kopimi
    April 18th, 2010 | 4:01 pm
  28. April 18th, 2010 | 11:39 pm

    I have the same problem as you envoys. I’ve tried getting around it a handful of different ways, but haven’t figured it out yet. I’m running on a Dell 1464 i3. If I do happen to find anything, I’ll report back.

  29. Georgi
    April 19th, 2010 | 8:49 am

    Is there any way to find the original DSDTs from the new MBPs?

  30. Dhanesh
    April 19th, 2010 | 12:31 pm

    Hi netkas please help me,
    I have Chipset 945GC With ON BOARD GRAPHICS and only 1024 x 768 is available on my hackintosh …. will these (above mentioned) .kexts work for me ??? If yes please tell me from where can I download these files???

  31. envoys
    April 19th, 2010 | 1:34 pm

    buy one 😛

  32. Georgi
    April 19th, 2010 | 2:41 pm

    Greatest idea!!! 😀

  33. envoys
    April 19th, 2010 | 3:58 pm

    unless you can get to an apple store and run the commands and save on your flash drive the output.

  34. Georgi
    April 19th, 2010 | 4:21 pm

    😀 Man I`m from Bulgaria. We don`t have things such Apple Store, only resellers. But if there was one, beleve me I would do it 😉

  35. envoys
    April 19th, 2010 | 5:15 pm

    those are the only ways to get it i would assume, except of course if we can find someone with a new one.

  36. uman
    April 19th, 2010 | 6:24 pm


    did u also edit the plists to include the device id? did u try booting with -v? what errors did u get?

  37. Georgi
    April 19th, 2010 | 6:55 pm

    Of course I did. there are no mistaker during boot, but wnen the Desktop needs to shows up, the system freeze and nothing happend. I hear even the skype sound but no Desktop. The philosofy is in the AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext because he fails to load. When change the device ids AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext loads but the FB not and stuck at the moment before the Desktop loads.

  38. Kurt
    April 19th, 2010 | 7:22 pm


    I didnt really quite understand that. However, from what I understand (and knowing that I DO NOT KNOW ANYTHING), we should focus our study on the kexts that fail and try to see how they work. at what point does it break? Thats the best we could do I think

  39. envoys
    April 20th, 2010 | 1:39 am

    i am in same boat as georgi, i have intelhdgraphics kexts loaded i think, but soon as FB kext is loaded, system doesn’t boot, just freezes, removing of that kext allows system to boot, Intel HD Graphics under system profiler still lists as no kext loaded.

  40. Boer
    April 20th, 2010 | 7:24 am

    Hello, acer 1810 tz user here.
    If you need to get anything from new MBP please tell me exact steps.
    My brother working in apple reseller shop here in Czech Republic and they are getting them today. So will be happy to help.

    Maybe cqn ask him to take one home but will be out of town today so exact steps will be best so he can do it and send it to me.

    Best regards

  41. Kurt
    April 20th, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    Netkas! Please help :)

  42. Georgi
    April 21st, 2010 | 10:09 am

    So we are not looking for now in the right way to make this card active. There are two other kextsthat must be edited befire editing the IntelHD kexts. AppleGraphicsControl.kext and AppleGraphicsPowerManagement.kext trying to load the nVidia GFX by default and the IntelHD kexts are unable to load. So fist of all those two kexts myst be edited and then the IntelHD kexts. If someone is able to do it, PLEASE!!! :)

  43. envoys
    April 21st, 2010 | 1:37 pm

    running kextstat lists mine as only loading appleintelhdgraphics.kext, and well the FB one just boots me to a blank black screen. Using kextload to load the FB one doesn’t seem to do anything, yes it loads the kext but still yeilds no results to say under system profiler that still no kexts are loaded. I’ll poke around in these 2 other files.

  44. Georgi
    April 21st, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    Master netkas, if u can help us Please, don`t be shame, make us happy :)

  45. Snake
    April 21st, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    It looks like there is some progress on the 4500 MHD front. It justs needs the last push, Netkas you are one of the few that can do this. Please help us.

  46. Facelessone
    April 21st, 2010 | 9:42 pm

    Netkas, we really need your help with this.

  47. envoys
    April 21st, 2010 | 11:43 pm

    what progress is being made, Snake? Looks to me like it is at the same point as this…

  48. Livestrong
    April 22nd, 2010 | 3:51 pm

    envoys “what progress is being made, Snake? Looks to me like it is at the same point as this…”

    Well it seems they have the 4500 working in system profile, they just need to stop the system from loading the Nvidia Kext. Though your right, if they cant load the Intel kext they haven’t gotten anywhere…

  49. Georgi
    April 22nd, 2010 | 5:34 pm

    So, netkas, the GMA4500 group in the insanelymac forum have a question. How much money you want to make this card hardware accelerated?

  50. Boer
    April 22nd, 2010 | 6:57 pm

    To clarify Georgi comment:

    i asked others if they will be willing to make donation group to make a prize for someone who will complete gma 4500hd driver for QE.

    I am suggesting this:
    If Netkas or anyone else with proven older results in driver modification area will be willimg to start to work in this i am willing to donate 10$ via paypal for driver and other 10 bugs if hdmi will work.

    As there isn’t any suitable option to make it clear for payment after releasing im willing to send that 10$ in advance and i think donators should be part of betatest. Than complete driver can be for some time for example donation download only.

    As i said this is first offer so up to other to make this more atractive for you Netkas or any other as i understand this will require some work and as everyone i am sure Netkas have most probably other priorities.

    Best regards

  51. mela1
    April 23rd, 2010 | 1:13 am

    Hello guys, last week I upgraded my PC due to MB failure, so I got an ASRock G41M-S with intel G41/ICH-7 chipset, E6600 PCU, and 2 gig Ram. Correct me If I wrong. I guess I am in your same shoes, because the MB has onboard intel x4500 grphic. I did some searching and I found a “modified Chameleon rc4 use with intel x4500″ do a google search and you will find I didn’t try it myself because the install fails panic … were any of you guys able to install or boot in low res?


  52. April 23rd, 2010 | 2:23 am

    People, listen.

    Stop holding your breath for gma 4500 support. Seriously, it will never come. ever. stop.

  53. April 23rd, 2010 | 4:25 am

    at micocenter the macbook is only 799 right now. just get a real mac … cheap asses

  54. Georgi
    April 23rd, 2010 | 8:40 am

    So buy me one if u r so rich mother fucker!!!

  55. jh
    April 23rd, 2010 | 11:49 am

    stop flaming each other. We should work together but not flaming. if u dun wish to help just leave the comment alone.

  56. Charles
    April 23rd, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    I’m on your side Georgi. (I’m not that guy charles the rich guy, but Charlesterror from insanelymac). Many people has bought a laptop with the 4500 so it’s not for being cheap. I mean, I bought the F%ckin snow leopard and I would like to have it running with QE/CI. If it does prove impossible, at least we can’t say we didn’t try it.

  57. April 23rd, 2010 | 9:25 pm

    i would really love to buy you one, or three for that matter
    the only issue is your mother took all my money for last nights hot lovin,
    it was worth it though :-)

  58. Hugo
    April 24th, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    Well, I got a laptop with Intel HD Graphics and I had no problem installing SL. Even the DSDT patch showed no errors… But now, trying to install the Intel HD, I have the exact same errors that you do, about SMC and AppleHDA….

    Boot just gets stuck!

  59. April 25th, 2010 | 6:25 pm

    So, guys be optimistic!
    Stop begging Netkas and try to unite your forces in adaptation of these kexts for GMA4500

  60. April 26th, 2010 | 4:45 am

    i just got the 1199 MBP with the Nvidia GT 320m, i like it alot… 3D seems pretty strong,

  61. Georgi
    April 26th, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    WOW….you are my idol now, my master, my GOD… FAGET!!!

  62. coffee
    April 26th, 2010 | 2:36 pm

    do Intel GMA5700MHD works with these kexts?

  63. April 27th, 2010 | 2:22 am

    friday i am gonna go out and get me a magic mouse, i was going to buy you a magic mouse Georgi, but i don’t like you much, i doubt many people like you much ether by the way, you are the bitter reason more women should abort.

  64. Charlesterror
    April 27th, 2010 | 2:48 am

    So is there any response from netkas?? Any update??

  65. Georgi
    April 27th, 2010 | 9:06 am

    I`m sure that the numbrt of the people who like me is bigger than the number of the people you know. Thank you about the magig mouse, but I`m not a tramp, or some hungry poor man, so I can buy a Magic mouse myself. You can go on with your “Look at me, I`m so rich, I can buy myself a MACBOOOOOOK” show!!! :)

  66. Luke MacNeil
    April 27th, 2010 | 4:03 pm

    Well this conversation has degraded quickly…

  67. SJ
    April 27th, 2010 | 8:11 pm

    Personally, I find it to be “cooler” to be running a hackbook or hackintosh than purchasing the real stuff. it is just that more geekier. People will go ooh and aah over your Macbook Charles, but they will jaw-drop when they see Mac OS running on our Acers and Lenovos and Dells. :)

  68. April 28th, 2010 | 2:14 am

    well at-least i don’t have some unsupported piece of junk with GMA 4500 in it.

    its not a show, 799.00 for a macbook is not bad at all…i mean how much did you
    pay for your craptop with gma 4500? could of added a little more paper route money
    and had a real machine.

    but i am sure you love trolling from your moms basement.

  69. keplenk
    April 28th, 2010 | 2:59 am

    Hey guys, please quit this crap. This is not Engadget.

  70. Georgi
    April 28th, 2010 | 8:33 am

    Why don`t u come here in eastern Europe to show u my basement, u product of your drunk fathers handjob, finished on the carpet. Tell me now, is your mother sit on that cum on the carpet accidental…or maybe purposely…to continue the most ugly genus on the planet…???

    P.S. What`s the point to continue with this?

  71. Drew
    April 29th, 2010 | 7:07 pm

    Works nothing. After installation AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext.
    How to start video, there is a decision?

  72. April 29th, 2010 | 11:12 pm

    yeah no point, you must be slightly inbred, not only do you buy junk computer hardware, your dad is your moms brother, maybe that is normal where your from.

    good luck with your gma 4500 child.

  73. charlesterror
    April 30th, 2010 | 3:00 am

    You’re an idiot Charles. Are you in need for people to know you have money?? Stop trolling around. Who called you in here anyway? Oh, and just for your info. There are lots of high tag priced laptops in my country with the 4500.

  74. Ozl
    April 30th, 2010 | 3:55 am

    Come on Charles, just accept that u are in the wrong place and you were PWNED on 44

    For the rest of you, thanks for the info!!

  75. Dinesh
    April 30th, 2010 | 6:53 am

    I heard somebody is struggling to install 10.6.3 update, which shows kernel panic” AppleSMCPDRC….”.
    I am not an expert but I recovered from this KP by delete the ” IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext” and then done pfix from Conti’s and restart the system. . Then try to install the update 10.6.3 it works!!!!.
    If this information is helpful to anybody, I am happy.

  76. Dinesh
    April 30th, 2010 | 7:00 am

    Is any body know how to enable full graphic support for Nvidia GeForce GT330M?
    I heard Apple macbookpro is supporting this graphic card, but I didnot get any suitable kext. I downloaded the macbook pro update from apple site (noted in this forum), but it shows this “software is not for this system”. Why?

  77. envoys
    May 3rd, 2010 | 3:00 pm


    Install the update using Pacifist replacing all files and updating all applications.

  78. May 4th, 2010 | 1:07 am

    anything with gma 4500 is trash,

    my point is this… lol, you talk about money.. to get a real mac, one you don’t have to mess with at all… is only 799.00 how much more cheap does it have to get?

    anyone that has issues wrestling up 800 bucks for a great laptop with 7 hours battery life and superior quality, might need to think again about the direction if their life, maybe its time for a employment upgrade… seriously.

  79. R
    May 5th, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    Charles, for 800$ you can get a laptop that has 3 times the performance of a Macbook so shut the fuck up.

  80. Simon
    May 9th, 2010 | 6:50 am

    Thanks for the precious bit of advice. But the list of of what’s missing in this “great” 800$ computer is just too long. And it costs that only in the US of A.

    Now go away. You are obviously lost and should have realized by now that you don’t belong here. Thanks again.

    I can’t believe there is no progress on the GMA5700 at least. The 4500 is always going to be hard and need a very dedicated hacker to work, but the Intel HD Graphics hardware is pretty much similar in other laptops. So what is missing: the kext is looking for the nVidia GPU to work? Or is it that the route Apple uses to get an image out of the Intel unit won’t work with the hardware that’s in Intel graphics-only lappies?

  81. May 12th, 2010 | 2:01 am

    what does a 799.00 macbook not have?

    or what does a gma 4500 laptop have a mac book does not, ( that matters )

    all i was saying, why spend 400 500 or 600 on some sub standard just to clone
    it, try to make it a mac, when it will never work, or be right. Spend a little more and get a quality mobile computer from apple, something that will last you 4 to 5 years, and still have resale value, that is a quality apple product for you.

  82. Matt
    May 21st, 2010 | 4:40 pm

    How do you install these for an i3-530? Do you need to change the dev id for AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext since it only has the dev id for Arrandale and not Clarkdale?

  83. begna112
    June 6th, 2010 | 9:33 am

    Charles. look. shut up. some of us have only enough money to buy one laptop that is universally supported by pretty much everyone. we would love to go buy a macbook but some of us aren’t rich assholes like you. my laptop happens to work much better on its 4500MHD than any macbook pro and it cost my 1/3rd of the price.

    anyway. yeah im running the mhd and removing all other intel graphics kexts and installing just those two does absolutely nothing. it shows that the HDgraphics kext was loaded but not the FB. no QE/CI or anything. still have to edit the resolution from the graphics mode in and my graphics card does not show up in about my mac.

  84. dumbassCharles
    June 11th, 2010 | 9:57 am

    Yo Charles , you live in USA , ok?
    good , that tells me something about your IQ .. but.. let’s say ur above average.. (even that is low) ..
    a 800$ laptop in USA ~= 800Euro in Europe (because of tax and what not)
    800$ for a macbook it’s a really good price , but , not so good when u can buy a thinkpad T410 witch has the latest core i3 processor not the older core2duo of an 800$macbook.
    So what more T410 has that a 800$ macbook has not ?
    +express card 34mm
    +SD card reader
    +2 USB
    +1 eSATA port
    +dual input touchpad + trackpoint ,
    +docking posibility
    + a more robust build(magnesium reinforcement)
    + a non-glossy screen
    + a much better designed cooling system .
    yes dudes with macbooks.. apple sucks bigtime at designing cooling systems .. i had the 2010 macbook 13″ and i was completly astound with such a stupid cooling system
    if u don’t hold the screen at the maximum angle(wich is not much compered to thinkpad t410 it’s almost half) the cooling system wont function, and all the heat will build up inside the case of the stupid is that????
    look at the t410 cooling system .. and u will be cooling system on all laptops.
    so.. new macbooks have been tested .. and they reached 90degrees Celcius..on a benchmark .. wow .. coooking pan ? no .. stupid cooling
    So .. why all the fuzz about X4500 intel graphics? .. because older thinkpads like T400,T500,R400,R500 witch all have all the above benefits.. had this GPU inside.
    so it will be superb to find a solution for such good machines.

  85. sockerkid
    July 4th, 2010 | 3:14 am

    so anyone have get it working on new Core-i series graphics? I am still waiting for the kext to work.. thanks..

  86. Jeff
    July 4th, 2010 | 9:03 am

    Please give me your opinion if you think this Gateway computer would run OS X and if so, what do I need to download to get it to work? Please remind me of the link to download the boot loader. Below is the link for the Gateway® SX2850-01 I want to use for my “hackintosh”.

    Thanks in advance!

  87. toto
    July 5th, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    where must be installed to é files .bundle and the .plugin file ?

    /// /S/L/E/

  88. July 20th, 2010 | 6:31 pm

    I have i3 with GMA HD,is there anybody same CPu and successed?

  89. danhtho
    July 22nd, 2010 | 5:30 am

    where can i download it

  90. gengstapo
    July 22nd, 2010 | 4:39 pm

    Hi, Im really need this GMA 4500MHD kext for 10.5.x or 10.6.x. My NB were HP Compaq 2230s, thanks~

  91. Amadeus Van Kerckhoven
    August 8th, 2010 | 1:24 am

    I have an HP 2165dx with Intel HD Graphics (i3 330m cpu)
    I’m trying to install SL from a Leopard 10.5.7
    I have the DVD 10.6.3 in a separate partition on the same HD.
    Once I succeeded to boot SL but after an upgrade to .4 and an attempt to install USB drivers and PS/2 Drivers it refused to boot (Waiting for DSMOS problem).
    So now I’m trying this method
    But at the point where you should run Efistudio, only Nvidia is listed.
    I will skip this step and see what happens, but the questions remain of course…
    So soon an update if succesfull

  92. Nauscar
    August 17th, 2010 | 4:37 pm

    has anyone found a solution to the AppleSMCPDRC::start – unrecognized device type error at the end of the 10.6.3 update?
    Core i5 w/ Intel GMA HD

    I found this information on another forum but have no idea how to try this. An explanation would be nice.

    This problem can be resolved by the following procedure:
    1) modify the devID of the device(8086:0044) from 0044 to d131(or other) in the DSDT(_DSM) and create a new DSDT
    2) replace the original DSDT by using the new DSDT and reboot
    3) update the 10.6.3
    4) After the update, recovery the original DSDT

  93. August 23rd, 2010 | 6:32 am

    […] should solve your problem: Intel HD Graphics and OSX i5 Hackintosh: MB: Gigabyte P55M-UD2 | CPU: Intel Core i5 650 | Ram: 4 GB DDR3 1333 Mhz | GPU: […]

  94. nexenta
    September 19th, 2010 | 2:13 am

    Have someone managed to install the Intel HD Graphics kext successfully? I have a Lenovo T410 laptop with i5 processor.

  95. September 20th, 2010 | 4:12 am

    where down?

  96. ssoussi
    September 22nd, 2010 | 12:57 pm

    check out the Reference Guide for the Intel HD Graphics from the official website:

  97. nexenta
    September 27th, 2010 | 5:05 am

    Is there any working case for Intel HD Graphics with full QE/QI and higher resolution?

  98. bazzaa
    November 17th, 2010 | 11:51 pm

    Still no success with Intel video resolution?

  99. Plasma
    November 30th, 2010 | 10:24 pm

    I’m trying to get an Intel GMA HD working on a Lenovo T410 Core i5 under OSX 10.6.3 .. My hardware seems to match the ID’s above, certainly 0044 80806 and 0046 0886 are in my PCI list, here is the info from System Profiler……


    Type: GPU
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 64 MB of Shared System Memory
    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
    Device ID: 0x0046
    Revision ID: 0x0002
    Kernel Extension Info: No Kext Loaded
    Resolution: 1024 x 768
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes

    But even with the Kexts/bundle in /S/L/E and the correct permissions it still says “No Kext Loaded”. Anyone got any ideas / pointers?


  100. fullmetal99012
    December 1st, 2010 | 6:19 pm

    one of the posts mentioned a device “0x2a42.” My graphics card shows up with a device Id of 2a42, so would these kexts work?

  101. rentao
    December 4th, 2010 | 8:20 am

    check out the Reference Guide for the Intel HD Graphics from the official website:

  102. AjGilee
    December 5th, 2010 | 9:25 pm

    Could some please make a patch of these Intel HD kext to work please.. especially for GMA 4500 series. It looks pretty similar with the HD.



  103. Nicolas
    January 2nd, 2011 | 1:57 am


    I got an intel hd graphics integrated in my laptop Toshiba L635 (cf below). Seems pretty difficult to get it working good!
    I’ve tested it with the new kernel darwin 10.5.0 (which contain some kext for intel graphics, but it’s not booting with it…). I have to erase all the “intel hd” kexts to get X working!

    Anyone get the solution to get this video card working with kext?!?

    intel core i5 450m 2,4ghz
    intel hd graphics (ven:8086 dev:0046)
    iatkos s3 v2 + combo update + multibeast

  104. dave
    January 25th, 2011 | 4:05 pm

    guys, i tried several things but i just can’t make any improvements.
    i got a asus k52jc laptop with an i3-350m, intel hd graphics & nvidia 310m. i injected the device-ids or tried several enablers – none worked for me.
    as i created a efi string and imported it to the, i got a kernel panic. i think it came because i tried to choose se internal monitor as the output.
    so my next question would be if there is any possibility of either turning the hd graphics off (i found none except gfxstatus but it requires full kext-loaded graphics as i do not have) or is it probably possible to change the output of the hd graphics?
    not even the d graphics has a ket loaded …

  105. laocai
    January 29th, 2011 | 11:36 am

    lenovo K26
    Intel HD Graphics (Ironlake) (8086-0046)
    [Video chipset]
    Video Chipset: Intel HD Graphics (Ironlake)
    Video Memory: 1024 MBytes

    [Video Card]
    Video Card: Intel Auburndale/Arrandale Processor – Integrated Graphics Controller [Lenovo]
    Video Bus: PCI
    Video RAMDAC: Internal
    Video BIOS Version: 1976 PC 14.34 01/15/2010 03:51:43

    Processor Clock: 366.7 MHz

    It can install Mac OS X 10.6.4
    use your driver under bootthink
    it’s not work
    only 1024X768

    please help me ,thanx

  106. Glenox
    February 25th, 2011 | 3:00 pm

    New MacBookPro 13′ comes with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 solo card.
    Hope mod kexts will be aviable soon to run with QE/CI on our OSX86 machines.
    Hope you will help us this way Netkas.

    PowerHack G5 – Snow/Ubuntu/Win7
    eMac G4 – Leopard
    PowerHack G4 Quicksilver – Snow/Ubuntu
    PowerHack G4 AGP – Snow Server
    (Asus A8N-SLI/X2@2,8GHz/2Gb/160Gb/8600GT)
    iPhone4 16Gb -iOS
    HP G62 140EF – Win7 :(
    iMac G3 Tangerine – Panther

  107. shelvon
    March 17th, 2011 | 1:58 pm

    It sounds like a good news!
    Since New MacBookPro comes with an intel HD Graphics 3000 solo card, why there isn’t any patch for x4500hd until now.
    Are HD3000 and x4500hd quite different, or we have to wait for the patch?
    Is there any hope for running with QE/CI on Leopard?

  108. fengty
    April 1st, 2011 | 4:51 am

    help gma 4500 for qe/ci

  109. Ro
    April 8th, 2011 | 6:52 pm

    This kexts will work witch asus u30jc? They has core i-3 witch intel HD graphic and nvidia m310?

  110. mkgiver
    May 23rd, 2011 | 1:59 pm

    Hi Netkas, I have an idea, would be posible to inject via chameleon the gma3100 ROM so the proper kexts loads ???

    the rom needs to properly patched to get it working. So could be the begining.

    thanks in advance. And Remember “YES WE CAN”.

  111. decard
    May 24th, 2011 | 9:15 pm

    Hi guys ive been using osx86 since day one … about 7 yrs now …….. no problemos
    one thing that you guys have is that QE is mainly for apple software ///like FCP …logic and so on
    otherwise everything works better than a real mac the only thing to do is on the resolution side…..but if you are mainly a net user it is just perfect I am a Graphic designer and I use CS5 on a dell running 10.6.3 no QE need it do not have lots of money but i do have lots of mac machines and Hacks too and I use them all …now my best advice is that next time you guys buy a laptop make sure that it has Nvidia …they just work out of the box
    for now enjoy yourself and B nice to each other otherwise there is no point

  112. darwin
    June 8th, 2011 | 4:27 am

    hola amigos he leído todos los comentarios y es verdad no hay soporte para la activación QE para la GMA X4500.

    pero existe un paquete de kexts que activa la resolución de pantalla hd y la detección de

    pantalla externa.

    aqui el link

  113. david
    June 24th, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    after installing combo update and mac os x does not boot again, it gets to mac logo freezes up with the CD disk icon spinning.


  114. pepe
    July 2nd, 2011 | 10:20 pm


  115. pepe
    July 2nd, 2011 | 10:21 pm


  116. pepe
    July 2nd, 2011 | 10:21 pm

    thankss at all

  117. pepe
    July 2nd, 2011 | 10:22 pm


  118. Pentothal
    September 28th, 2011 | 5:50 pm

    Netkas, someone says this: “……No amount of injecting of EFI strings or DSDT changes will or could help. To get native resolution you need a working framebuffer. Now all of you use VESA framebuffer which will give you only VESA resolutions (Some DELL and Sony laptops have a bit different VGA BIOS which includes their native resolution for LVDS so they already in Chameleon have native res as a video-mode). Framebuffer kext for INTELHD lacks part of code that would command output PIPEs for all cards not connected to mux (yes, in MBP with intelhd output is connected to HW mux). So it will never work if someone do not rewrite this part of kext or write a new one. And that most likely won’t happen.”

    Some other says:”If you don’t have an Intel HD chip with a secondary nVidia card, this will not work. The only way that the Intel HD kexts will work is if someone like Netkas modifies the kexts to always loopback to the Intel Card, effectively killing the nVidia string in the kext.”

    Can you tell us where the truth lies?

    Thanks in advance!

    ///looks truth

  119. Amar
    November 20th, 2011 | 1:55 pm


  120. Steve
    January 7th, 2012 | 7:20 pm

    I´m sure there is a way please help us Genies.

    One try there so many users who are waiting for this

  121. Rico
    January 9th, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    I need help. I’ve installed the kexts, but then, the screen boots to the gray apple screen and the screen itself hangs. I hear the audio from the welcome video, but the screen itself is still at the apple gray screen. Please help ASAP!

  122. Thavid
    February 1st, 2012 | 2:51 pm

    Hi guys!

    I was able to install a Mac OS X Lion on my Intel DQ45CB. It uses the onboard GMA 4500HD which is not supported, but I was able to switch to 1600×1200!!!

    The trick was to set GraphicEnabler and Graphics Mode in BOTH org.chameleon.Boot.plist AND!! And they need to be equal!! Than it was working without any patches!!!

    I wrote on the HCL 10.7.0 as well, check it out!


  123. Ivan from Russia
    March 17th, 2012 | 11:58 am

    Netkas I have laptop r540 ja0a with intel Pentium P6200 (Arrandale family) I can test any kext and patches. Thounsands people have Intel HD Graphics. Please help us =)

  124. TheRacerMaster
    July 21st, 2012 | 3:30 am

    @Ivan From Russia: I don’t think Intel Pentium’s use the same HD graphics as the ones in first generation Core i processors.
    @GMA 4500HD Users: I’m sorry, but stop spamming the comment thread with useless requests. There will be no QE/CI for the GMA 4500MDH. There never will be. However, the Intel HD Graphics in the Core i processors is different. Apple used them in their 2010 MacBook Pros in addition to NVIDIA graphics cards. Some editing has to be done to remove the NVIDIA references, but it’s still something that Apple has used in their machines, so it will be way easier to get working.

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