Jump to content

Change Mac OS X Version easily


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#1
JSn1™

JSn1™

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 732 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:México City
UPDATE: NEW VERSION 2.0

I was trying to install iWork and iLife, but Mac won't install on 10.4.8, basically, the system is the same, we just needed to change a few strings to make the computer think it has 10.4.10 or so.

I created this utility that will allow you to easily change the version number to:

- 10.4.7
- 10.4.8
- 10.4.9
- 10.4.10
- 10.4.11
- 10.5
- 10.5.1
- 10.5.2
- etc...

Also, I made an utility to fix your Apple logo if you have another one from the distro you installed.

Have Fun!
NEW WORKING DOWNLOAD LINK, ##DOWNLOAD HERE##

#2
earl

earl

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Just Joined
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
Thanks for this, worked like a charm. :(

#3
Fatherless One

Fatherless One

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 98 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia
Brilliant, now I can install the software for my new aluminium keyboard :)

Thanks for this install, very much appreciated :)

Can you patch Safari 3 to work on my install (10.4.9)? I know there have been a few people who'd appreciate this :)

Cheers mate,
Alan.

#4
lilSoldier

lilSoldier

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 103 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bucks, England
I used this, and, sure enough, it worked, so well done for that, however it does cause programs that actually need the update for system glitch fixes (i.e. office 08) to come up with some wierd errors. I think I'll just use leopard now, but thanks anyway

#5
Ongeloof

Ongeloof

    Irrevocably Insane

  • Donators
  • 1,007 posts
  • Location:The Infinite Loop
  • Interests:Your moma.
Life saver. I can't for the life of me make the 10.4.11 AMD update using marvins patcher, though if somebody could either send me the AMD file or solid instructions it would be very good)
Now i can use iWork on JaS 10.4.8 YAY! though iLife doesn't mount. any idea's?

Think Mark

#6
AntarcticP

AntarcticP

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 61 posts
  • Gender:Male
Hi JSN1,

thanks for giving me some credit on your utility :(
I posted this solution : http://forum.insanel...showtopic=60268 on august 2007.
You made a nice installer out of it ...

grtz, AntarcticP

#7
vitasg

vitasg

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 19 posts

I was trying to install iWork and iLife, but Mac won't install on 10.4.8, basically, the system is the same, we just needed to change a few strings to make the computer think it has 10.4.10 or so.

I created this utility that will allow you to easily change the version number to:

- 10.4.7
- 10.4.8
- 10.4.9
- 10.4.10
- 10.4.11
- 10.5

Have Fun!
It won't upload to the forum, #download it here#


JSN1: Could you please repost the utility. The download site no longer has it. Thank you!

#8
wywywywy

wywywywy

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 55 posts
Would Office 2008 work correctly with this workaround?
Thanks.

#9
Ludvig M

Ludvig M

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Gothenburg, Sweden.
Wywywywy, yep it works correctly.

#10
CompCrasher86

CompCrasher86

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 175 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Massachussetts
  • Interests:Building computers, audio and video editing, HOME THEATER, Xbox 360.
Could somebody re-post the file please? The link no longer works :)

#11
River1

River1

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 12 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ione, CA US
Yes please! This would solve a lot of my problems, too! :)

#12
Ludvig M

Ludvig M

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 91 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sure, here you are.

#13
River1

River1

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 12 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ione, CA US
Thanks in advance! :rolleyes:

#14
Hakemon

Hakemon

    InsanelyMac Geek

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 170 posts
Anyone notice if you change 10.4.8 to 10.4.11, and run iTunes, you can't use the arrow keys and Return/Enter to select a song?

#15
Guanavia

Guanavia

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 11 posts
Awesome utility! Thanks so much!!!

#16
wallatron

wallatron

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Just Joined
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Gender:Male
So this will alow me to upgrade my hackintosh from 1.4 to 1.5 ! Thanks your awsome!

#17
NicNac

NicNac

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 23 posts
I downloaded and tried running it but it cant open im running 10.4.8 at the moment, what could be wrong

#18
einhornchen

einhornchen

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 36 posts
In theory, could we use this to fake our systems into thinking it has 10.5, and than use the dock.app from a leo disk to give us that sexy 3d dock?

Among other apps of course :(


Technically, those of us who cannot run leopard directly thanks to hardware limitations, could *in theory* use this application to load up all that makes leopard good into a tiger installation :)


I'm currently working on attempting this.

#19
jamezk

jamezk

    InsanelyMac Protégé

  • Just Joined
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
einhornchen, that sounds awsome, keep us updated if you can get the dock working, that would be sweet! I can not upgrade to 10.5 due to hardware limitations.

Quick question: I upgraded from JaS 10.4.8 to '10.4.11' flawlessly and alot of software can now be installed (iLife, MS Office etc).
Should I need to in the future 'update' to '10.5' using the this installer, would there be any issues?

Cheers and great work!

#20
JSn1™

JSn1™

    InsanelyMac Legend

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 732 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:México City

Hi JSN1,thanks for giving me some credit on your utility -_- I posted this solution : http://forum.insanel...showtopic=60268 on august 2007.You made a nice installer out of it ...grtz, AntarcticP


Hi Everyone! Hope this utility is helping everyone.

To AntarcticP, this utility was based on investigation, nothing was copied from your original post, this is just automated for the users to be faster and hassle free.

To everyone:I will start working on getting the Leopard dock working for tiger, I will start copying the files from myleopard macbook to the tiger hackintosh.

TO COME:> Extensive system selector.
including 10.4 > 10.5.2 (FOR OTHER PURSPOSES)>
FakeFun System selector. 10.3 > 10.3.9, 10.4.12 > 10.4.15, 10.5.3, 10.6 (JUST FOR FUN)

Starting to work in:> Leopard Dock for Tiger (Working: 20% done)

Please post your requests.

JSN1

Status

Update:The dock is quite different. The main executable is 650 kb Tiger vs 2.2 MB Leopard Getting permissions troubles right now, should be solved shortly. Right now Tiger's Finderis trying to launch the Leopard's dock, no panics or troubles right now... Just fixing some permissionsand lets see what happens.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

© 2014 InsanelyMac  |   News  |   Forum  |   Downloads  |   OSx86 Wiki  |   Mac Netbook  |   PHP hosting by CatN  |   Designed by Ed Gain  |   Logo by irfan  |   Privacy Policy