10.5.3 is out, updating is same as to 10.5.2

jsut use this guide for 10.5.3.


  1. heliox
    May 28th, 2008 | 7:19 pm

    Anyone tried this? I’ll be interested if it supported my future Nvidia 9600Gt graphic card.

  2. cyclonefr
    May 28th, 2008 | 8:36 pm

    afaik it doesn’t support 9600 GT.

  3. Dorin
    May 28th, 2008 | 9:46 pm

    Tanks for the info .. when the new kernel will show-up ?

  4. May 29th, 2008 | 9:33 am

    Can I update from 10.5.2 (toh Kernel)?

  5. chipxsd
    May 29th, 2008 | 6:14 pm

    Upgraded from 10.5.2 to 10.5.3. But now I have trouble booting the system with AHCI mode. I had to switch from AHCI to IDE mode, to boot into os x.

    I get this error message during the boot:

    13AppleAHCIPort is not compatible with its superclass, 10IOAHCIPort superclass changed?
    Failed to load extension
    Couldn’t alloc class “AppleAHCI”

  6. peter
    May 29th, 2008 | 9:29 pm

    After update to 10.5.3 my nvidia 8600 doesn’t work with HW accelerated QE/CI 🙁 – used nviject 0.2.1
    Does anybody know how to resolve this?

  7. capeli
    May 30th, 2008 | 5:13 am

    After the update, I got the same whitemenu error on my Ati Raden HD 3850(Diamond)… This time the fix does not seems to work…
    Any Idea?

  8. cebep
    May 30th, 2008 | 9:21 am

    i have video lags 🙂

    10.5.2 frameworks and kexts dont solve it

    what can i do?

  9. peter
    May 30th, 2008 | 3:58 pm

    hi all, who don’t have working QE/CI on nvidia cards after 10.5.3 update. Here are the steps how to get it working back:
    sudo -s
    [type your password]
    rm -fr /System/Library/Extensions/NV*
    rm -fr /System/Library/Extensions/GeForce*
    rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
    reboot your PC and boot with flag -f
    then install nvinject and do these steps again
    sudo -s
    rm -f /System/Library/Extensions.mkext
    reboot your PC and boot with flag -f

    In my case I have back working HW QE/CI

  10. June 1st, 2008 | 4:53 pm

    Thanks Peter your I have managed to get my QE/CI to work on my NVIDIA 8400 GS

    Thanks to everyone for the guide

  11. chipxsd
    June 1st, 2008 | 6:58 pm

    somebody on the insanelymac found the fix for the AHCI issue:

  12. June 1st, 2008 | 10:15 pm

    A detailed set of instructions how to perform the update may be found on our site:

    OS X works like a charm – with the hardware that you support, netkas. Thanks for all your efforts!!!

  13. jebz
    June 3rd, 2008 | 6:30 am

    Hi! Great work!

    Upgrade succeeded from Kalway 10.5.2 to 10.5.3 using your guide. Except for one (1) problem: Keyboard no longer works… what could be the reason?

    Keyboard works before MacOSX gui.. when it says “press any key” during booting… I am able to enter -v or any command… but when MacOSX gui loads my keyboard no longer works… any solution please? THANKS!

  14. jerk
    June 3rd, 2008 | 7:34 am

    I’m back to having a system that doesn’t sleep or reboot properly. On the plus side, I can now see all disks on my SATA controller.

  15. Josh
    June 5th, 2008 | 12:11 am

    Peter —

    I lost my CI/QE ont he 10.5.3 update (EVGA nVidia 7800GT). I was reading your suggestion as to how to fix it, and am confused… How does deleting all the GeForce and NV kexts (that you kinda need to drive the card) fix the problem? Am I missing something?

    For the record I tried two ways to repair.

    1) I tried your instructions, and ended up without a graphics driver and no res change (which I kind of expected).

    2) I reverted to the 10.5.2 kexts, which got me CI/QE, but also got me a problem with the menu bar drop downs being unreadable.

    Thanks in advance for the clarification,

  16. Josh
    June 6th, 2008 | 12:59 am

    Nevermind, I think I figured it out — I was replacing NVinject.kext by hand, when what Peter suggested was probably installing NVinstallerV.41.pkg, which has the 10.5.2 replacements for the NV and GeForce layer. In another thread, it was pointed out that the package will not overwrite the newer kexts, hence the removal advice. Looking over NVinstallerV.41.pkg, it appears that my menu bar issues where due to not replacing enough ot the OpenGL/GeForce/NV kexts and frameworks.

  17. banjoo
    June 6th, 2008 | 7:26 am

    PS/2 doesn’t work after this upgrade…
    Try to boot with -s mode mith 10.5.2 kernel still have
    same result.

    Any idea?

  18. Josh
    June 6th, 2008 | 10:01 pm

    banjoo… this is a guess, but you might try replacing the following with the 10.5.2 versions:


    That failing, at least a USB keyboard and mouse can be had for less than $30 😉

    Good Luck!

  19. bart
    June 7th, 2008 | 10:22 pm

    I need some help. I’ve got a Q6600 cpu booting using EVI v8 and 10.5.3 and Netkas AppleSMBIOS.kext. i want to overclock with 8 x 400 for 3.2 GHz and 2x memory multiplier for 800Mhz DDR2. This works fine, but is detected as 2.13ghz and 1.07 Bus speed in About Mac and other utils like Geekbench. Benchmarks are definatley slower and i don’t know whats going on. I boot into my bios and it shows everything set correctly. i boot into Windows and I show correct 3.2GHz. Advice welcome.

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