Hackintosh Works Like A Charm With 10.6.2 Update, Atom-Based Hacks Break

Hackintosh Works Like A Charm With 10.6.2 Update, Atom-Based Hacks Break

If you followed our most recent guides to installing Snow Leopard on a PC from start to finish or the updated guide to building a Hackintosh with Snow Leopard, no hacking required, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve tested my build with today’s 10.6.2 update to Snow Leopard and it’s working like a charm.

That means you shouldn’t have to do anything special to upgrade to the latest and greatest. Just fire up Software Update like you normally would, grab the update and let it work its magic. The only oddity to report is that when the update finished, the audio output was set to Headphones; just open the Sounds preference pane in your System Preferences and set it back to Line Out and everything should be back to normal. Keep in mind that this only applies to the build I detailed in my start-to-finish guide; I can’t vouch for any other Hackintoshes out there.

Update: I thought we were pretty clear in the text above, but we’re only talking about our Hackintosh build. It looks like Atom CPUs (like the ones in most hacked netbooks) are not supported in 10.6.2 as previously speculation suggested.


  • Hello
    Would any one please help me I have a Hackintos built Sytem from Adam”s instructions
    It works like a charm no problems I also made carbon copy for backup
    My urgent question is why after update to OS 10;6.2 I get a panic screenand i cannot continiu
    I was using a original Mac update 10.6 when i built the system
    I am very happy with 10.6.2 but still like to upgrade
    My system is Gigabyte Momo GA-ep45 UD3 Lr CPU Intel 8500 video Nvidea 9600 GT work like a charm never ever fallen over
    So if anyone could please tell me what do i need to do after update? please help
    Peter VK2VZ Australia

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