10.7.1 qe/ci exotic patch

Sorry for delay guys, been busy.

Update, fixed version uploaded.


  1. jpa
    August 19th, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    works in models cards??

  2. netkas
    August 19th, 2011 | 4:38 pm

    made for 4830 4850×2 4870×2 4890

  3. Johny
    August 19th, 2011 | 8:50 pm

    As always, a HUGE thank you for making these patches for us with 4890 cards.

  4. Charles BELMER
    August 19th, 2011 | 10:02 pm


  5. Sascha_77
    August 19th, 2011 | 10:29 pm

    Doesn´t work for 9460 1002 🙁

  6. lamp
    August 19th, 2011 | 11:15 pm

    Sascha, add your devid manually to ATI4800Controller.kext. that did the trick for my 4850.
    Thanks btw Netkas!

  7. AL
    August 20th, 2011 | 12:07 am

    It doesn’t work with my system with 4870×2. Just no QE/CI. When I change back to 10.7.0 patched ATI4800Controller.kext / ATIRadeonX2000.kext it works again. Anyone has the same problem?

    Thanks Netkas !! Without your patch my 4870×2 will never work on OSX!!

  8. cybercap
    August 20th, 2011 | 12:07 am

    Wonderful !

    patch works perfect with my 4890 Vapor-X connected via displayport !
    running 10.7.1 on a H55M-USB3
    Ge=Y, no DSDT, just applied patch

    make sure you DON’T have ATY-Init kext in S/L/E if you want to connect via DP (otherwise it puts monitor to sleep at the end of boot; though DVI still works)

  9. xpertvision
    August 20th, 2011 | 3:08 am

    doenst work for me mate

    im using gigabyte 4850 1GB , i get stuck on boot

    your last drivers was working good with ATY-Init

    but this ones dont , and your installer creates some funny folder inside “extensions” folder

    maybe you made a mistake in the installer?


  10. Leon
    August 20th, 2011 | 3:39 am

    It looks like the install location is wrong, it’s installing to /System/Library/Extensions/Contents rather than sys/lib/ext/{SOMETHING}/Contents. Will attempt to figure out {SOMETHING} and report back.

  11. Leon
    August 20th, 2011 | 3:51 am

    Well, using Pacifist I extracted the files from each subpackage and put them into the obvious kexts for each but still no dice for my 4890. It looks like the ATI4800 one only has Info.plist, perhaps there is a file missing?

  12. jason
    August 20th, 2011 | 3:51 am

    back to one monitor and no QE/ci after patch. xfx 4890 1Gb / macpro 1.1

  13. netkas
    August 20th, 2011 | 9:16 am

    Fixed errors.

  14. Sascha_77
    August 20th, 2011 | 9:47 am


    I could swear I do that yesterday. Tried again for a few mins … success. Strange.

    But thx. 🙂

  15. Meercha
    August 20th, 2011 | 12:34 pm

    It didn’t work for me just with the QE/CI exotic patch on 10.7.1 on a ATI Sapphire HD 4730 card.

    After I added my device ID to ATI4800Controller.kext and ATIRadeonX2000.kext it worked like a charm! Thanks a lot! You made my day!

  16. xpertvision
    August 20th, 2011 | 6:28 pm

    finally the fixed version works like a charm 😉

    gigabyte 4850 OC 1GB here.

    hey netkas how about you make a sticky post in your forum to show what you edit in the kexts?

    its not just add the card ID in the kexts for sure (im tired to do that with no sucess)

    maybe you can rest a little after that… every new update is the same race to your site 🙂

  17. Ramon Cutanda
    August 20th, 2011 | 7:51 pm

    Great!!! Thanks so much for the patch! Working great on a Powercolor HD4890. 🙂

  18. netkas
    August 20th, 2011 | 8:43 pm


    otool -Vvt ATIRadeonX2000_original > orig.txt

    otool -Vvt ATIRadeonX2000_patched > patched.txt

    diff -u orig.txt patched.txt

  19. hello netkas
    August 20th, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    i need drivers for ati raedon hd 4550 please create one please i have 3 dell 745 with this card and not work QE

  20. dust
    August 22nd, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    perfect work on club3D 4890, and p5q

  21. Z
    August 23rd, 2011 | 12:55 pm

    Does hd6790 work?

  22. fantomas
    August 23rd, 2011 | 2:14 pm


    otool -Vvt ATIRadeonX2000_original > orig.txt

    i have this : otool : can’t map file … bla bla …(Invalide argument)

  23. xevil
    August 23rd, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Only 1 question: i have to install this package before reboot after i download and update to 10.7.1?
    or i have to install update, reboot, and then install?
    And if i had old qe/ci text installed, i have to just install this package?

  24. bill
    August 24th, 2011 | 12:54 am

    Hi all,
    My ati 4870×2 .. only 1 DVI port works. Does anyone know how to fix this ?

    Thanks all

  25. August 24th, 2011 | 1:15 am

    Didn’t work for me 🙁 Sapphire 4890 (hynix memory). Everything works fine just no QE/CI. Is there ANYTHING I can do to help you debug for this card, netkas? 🙂 Really appreciate all your work on these, thanks for everything.

  26. Solid
    August 24th, 2011 | 9:35 am

    Works fine with my Sapphire HD4850 512MB!
    But my Mac OS Lion thinks that there are two monitors!
    But i have only one monitor. I can take screenshots from the second “imaginary” display and i can move my windows there :D.
    Is there a way to remove my second “imaginary” display?

  27. xerabo
    August 24th, 2011 | 3:37 pm


    the patch installs without an error, but the kexts remain 24.06. and no QE/CI. Is there anything special to know for a working installation?

    My 4890 has 0x9460 ID – is that a problem? All other patches before worked fine.

    Help is much appreciated.


    ///install manualy, with pacifist

  28. xerabo
    August 24th, 2011 | 9:30 pm


    i tried the manual install with pacifist 2.6.4.
    The info.plist of the 4800.kext shows 20.08. as date – so it has been touched.
    The x2000.kext shows info.plist and ATIRadeonX2000 to be updated at 20.08.

    But no QE/CI. Is the ID of my 4890 a problem, netkas?


  29. xerabo
    August 25th, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    No, it´s not the ID since the 0x94601002 is in the list in both info.plist.

    Any suggestions? Help…. 🙁


  30. evi
    August 26th, 2011 | 10:28 am

    does not work for my asus 4890

    Tipo: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    Larghezza Lane PCIe: x16
    VRAM (totale): 5 MB
    Fornitore: ATI (0x1002)
    ID dispositivo: 0x9460
    ID revisione: 0x0000
    Informazioni su estensione Kernel: Nessun Kext caricato
    Risoluzione: 1280 x 1024
    Profondità pixel: Colore 32 bit (ARGB8888)
    Monitor principale: Sì
    Mirror: Spento
    Online: Sì

  31. nessun
    August 29th, 2011 | 9:31 am

    powercolor hd 4890 1gb working sweet 🙂 thanks for all the work u put in mate , can’t say thanks enough 🙂

  32. Karl
    August 30th, 2011 | 4:49 pm

    Thanks NETKAS for your brillant work!

    Can you tell me if my 4870 1024mb w/displayport,DVI,HDMI will work with this patch for Lion? Need to know otherwise I’ll buy some other card.
    Huge thanks!

  33. xerabo
    September 2nd, 2011 | 7:27 pm

    Will there be an update for the poor “0x9460” users?


  34. xpertvision
    September 10th, 2011 | 5:59 pm

    dual monitor doenst work with this kext´s on radeon 4850

    i have the same image in 2 monitors… if i remove this kexts i have dual monitor again…

    any solution for this?

  35. ytrox
    September 13th, 2011 | 10:06 am

    4890 new edition doesn’t works. No accelleration

  36. crouchin
    September 29th, 2011 | 5:56 am

    I’m having issues with my 4850×2 (2gb). I know most have said to add the devid manually, but when I look at the plist it is listed along with many others. Am I supposed to delete all but mine? Or is there another place in the plist that I need to add it? Any help would be great!

  37. Andrea
    December 6th, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    Any hope to get it working on an ATI RADEON HD 2600 PRO?

  38. Aleksandar
    January 28th, 2012 | 1:45 am

    Hi to all

    Having trouble with my sapphire radeon HD 4730.
    I have seen that xpertvision solved the problem. Can you help me please, i a’m noobie.
    Installed OSX Lion, and installed hd 4800 with multi beast. The res is ok but, opening launchpad sucks. Something with graphics accelerator i suppose.
    Stuck with that 2 weeks and red all forums and my head is full for now.

    Help Pls

  39. Tim
    March 1st, 2012 | 8:10 am

    is it working on ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro?

  40. John
    April 23rd, 2012 | 3:18 pm

    Why can’t I find no download link?

  41. pixxelpusher
    September 10th, 2012 | 3:42 pm

    How can I download this patch? I have just updated to 10.7.1

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