The S10 Snow Leopard Enabler lets you easily install your vanilla retail Snow Leopard on your S10, including full graphics acceleration, sound, AirPort, Trackpad preference panel for two-finger scrolling, volume and brightness controls, and sleep.
Please do NOT install 10.6.2 or 10.6.3 before you have installed the latest version of the Enabler
Installation boils down to:
- Update your firmware to 14CN94WW or later (if your model is supported by it). Firmware 14CN94WW or later required for fan control and brightness to work.
- Format destination hard drive
- Restore Snow Leopard DVD to USB installation medium. Please buy it, don't steal Mac OS X!
- Install the Enabler package to USB installation medium. The installer will not work on Tiger or earlier systems!
- Install Snow Leopard using the enabled USB installation medium
- Boot the newly installed system
- Be free to run Software Update
Download with instructions
It is possible to install newer versions of the Enabler "over" older ones without reinstalling the OS.
Updating the OS should normally not require you to re-install the Enabler, though.
This is built on the shoulders of giants, combining the various pieces, adding a bit here and there and giving it some polishing touches. Thanks go to all the people who contributed to make this happen.
If you get an "0xdeadbeef" error, disable quick start in BIOS (Quick Start=No). If you get flaky mouse behavior or random "0000" appear on screen during wake-up from sleep, then you need to press the Shift key.
1.1.19 Ready for 10.6.8 (probably the last version ever supported on this machine)
1.1.17 Ready for 10.6.5, new SleepEnabler
1.1.16 Fix backlight issue on wake by using framebuffer from 10.6
1.1.15 Ready for 10.6.4, new SleepEnabler
1.1.14 Automatically disable "Use secure virtual memory" during installation,
Enabler checks for MacOS X 10.5 Leopard (Intel), improved audio (no more driver reloading on wake),
microphone, lid sleep under 10.6.3 (thanks meklort)
1.1.13 Ready for 10.6.3, new SleepEnabler and bootloader that patches the kernel on-the-fly (thanks meklort)
1.1.12 Revert to VoodooHDA 0.2.1 (no microphone but less crashes after sleep)
1.1.11 Should fix crash on wakeup
1.1.10 Bootable USB installation medium can be created on Leopard and Snow Leopard
1.1.9 Working internal microphone
1.1.8 Fix another yellow exclamation mark bug in Atom Kernel Patch
1.1.7 Fix another yellow exclamation mark bug
1.1.6 Fix yellow exclamation mark error when installing the system from bootable USB installation medium
1.1.5 Fix yellow exclamation mark error when creating bootable USB installation medium
1.1.4 Allow for 10.6.2 to be installed (install Enabler first, reboot, then it is safe to update to 10.6.2)
1.1.3 Enable Boot Camp Assistant
1.1.2 Can switch from ISO to ANSI keyboard layout by editing ApplePS2Keyboard's Info.plist
1.1.1 Fix grey screen after boot, fix sometimes missing sound, fix lock before spinner (UHCIreset)
1.1 Slipstream Enabler into USB installation medium, improved Trackpad driver by Meklort
1.0.15 Fix installer when using Leopard, fix FN-(key to the right of left shift key)
1.0.14 Allow installation to disks with MBR partition scheme; fix missing QE/CI
1.0.13 Ericsson F3507g Mobile Broadband (3G/UMTS) support
1.0.12 Graphical bootloader (press F8 to get the device selector)
1.0.11 Generate /Extra/DSDT.aml on the fly, this should solve problems with non-1GB RAM machines
1.0.10 Improved installer experience, bugfix in 27ae installation
1.0.9 Allow Bluetooth to be disabled, enable existing GMA950 kexts for 27ae
1.0.8 Simplified installation process - no more Terminal commands needed
1.0.7 Improve bootloader installation by always installing boot0 (maybe fixes some boot problems)
1.0.6 Really fix crackling sound after sleep
1.0.5 Fix crackling sound after sleep
1.0.4 Fix regular sleep, thanks meklort
1.0.3 OS Updates should no longer break QE/CI (tested with 10.6.1)
1.0.2 Fix blinking "_" on boot by properly setting partition active
1.0.1 Fix broken Bootloader symlink