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About ralphwiggum

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  1. ASUS P5KPL-AM Retail install guide

    Hi, thanks for the kind words acabre, your right about the kexts, I have refined my setup & really need to update the tut, running 10.6.4 now with no issues. Glad you found this helpful. Regards
  2. Spirit is only a jailbreak tool, not an unlock tool What's Spirit? Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on the latest firmwares. Spirit is not a carrier unlock. If you currently are using a tethered jailbreak, you have to restore to use Spirit. Do not upgrade if you use an unlock on an iPhone 3G or 3GS. (You can, however, restore to 3.1.2 if you have SHSH blobs for that version.) It will do an untethered jb, however if your baseband is 05.12.01 you still cant unlock, baseband must be below this in order to unlock. Regards
  3. Yes, unfortunately because of bootloader 5.9 you wont be able to downgrade just yet, but I would imagine something will appear at some point as fuzzyband is able to downgrade bb 05.12.01 with 5.8 bootloader so maybe fuzzyband will get updated, sorry I know that's not great news but there is hope I think Regards.
  4. ASUS P5KPL-AM Retail install guide

    There's an entry on the wiki for that motherboard, I would say give it a try but use empire EFI to install P5QPL-AM G41 + ICH7 Installation Method: Retail Installed to SATA from another Mac + Chameleon 2 RC4 + Kexts (Installation via Boot132 + Retail Fails Mid-Install) 64 Bit Enabled (arch=x86_64) Kexts: evOreboot.kext, fakesmc.kext, PlatformUUID.kext, NVEnabler 64.kext (for Resolution Change) No DSDT.aml needed (when present causes sleep problems) CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8 Ghz SATA: Bios Settings: Under Drive Configuration, Choose Compatible, SATA Only (to get IDE DVD working) Video: MSI nVidia 9500 GT 512MB, both GraphicsEnabler and NVEnabler 64.kext work (X4500 not used due to lack of compatibility) LAN: AttansicL1e 64 Bit Audio: Voodoo HDA USB: Works (Detected as Built-In) Shutdown Reboot Sleep OK Give it a try with those kexts & see if it work's, if not post back & we'l see what we can do Regards Well {censored} excuse me for trying, what's your angle here or do you just like being a {censored}?
  5. ASUS P5KPL-AM Retail install guide

    Being a noob at all this I don't understand what you mean by what's the point, I always thought you needed fakesmc installed to get it running, as for the disabler this is for the mouse lag Not sure about onboard ethernet as I have this disabled in the bios, I do indeed use the airport extreme. Regards.
  6. Not unlock yet for baseband 05.12.01 Just a week after Apple released the iPhone 3.1.3 update, Sherif Hashim has discovered an exploit that could allow iPhone users to unlock their iPhone on the iPhone 3.1.3 firmware on baseband 05.12.01 and use it with other carriers like T-Mobile in the US, for example. We get these a lot, but no the iPhone can’t be unlocked to work with Verizon because Verizon operates on a CDMA network. Apple always updates the baseband with each update, causing many iPhone users to loose their unlock so this is good news for the iPhone users that had their baseband updated and lost their unlock. For now, download iPhone toolbar (works on Windows/Mac on Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer browser) and you’ll receive an alert once the unlock is released, and instructions on how to install it. The exploit Sherif Hashim uses has not been revealed yet, but iPhone Dev Team member MuscleNerd has confirmed that it works. The iPhone Dev Team will most likely wait for Apple to release the next generation iPhone 4G before releasing this unlock so that Apple does not patch the exploit before then. For now, all iPhone users that are unlocked/jailbroken are advised to be extremely cautious of future firmware updates and avoid updating before the jailbreak tools are updated source:http://www.quickpwn.com/2010/02/iphone-3-1-3-05-12-01-baseband-unlock-imminent-sherif-hashim-discovers-exploit.html
  7. ASUS P5KPL-AM Retail install guide

    Im pretty sure line in work's, I don't have anything to test it (which surprised me considering the amount of tech I have lying around!!!) but nothing is greyed out so I guess it does work. I could never get audio to work with the appleHDA kext it was only the voodoo kext that worked for me. Post back your progress, be nice to know how you get on installing. Regards.
  8. ASUS P5KPL-AM Retail install guide

    Hi Nicolas, not mandatory no, it's just easier to have a working install whether it be leopard or snow so you can setup your chameleon partition & browse the filesystem, you could I suppose boot a fresh install from empire efi which you could then do your chameleon setup but just be double sure there is nothing on your current leopard install you don't need (WIGIG!!!) You certainly don't need to do a backup partition if you don't mess with updates & system stuff, just do 2 partition's, 1 for chameleon & 1 for snow Regards
  9. This is my guide to setting up Snow Leopard 10.6.1 on the P5KPL-AM, I would think it would work for the other motherboards in the P5 series too. I got most of my information from this great forum but have tried to read up on as much material as possible via google searches and the like. One forum member here who's guide I based my install on is blackosx's guide here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=180954 this is not favouritism folks I did read many a guide but this one in particular goes into great detail about exactly what is what about the install process and is a good example of how a guide should be done, so many thanks for all the hardwork that blackosx put into his guide. This is by no means an expert guide either, I am still a noob when it comes to OSX but this will get you a working install, the more I learn I will add to this guide. So here is my list of hardware for this install: ASUS P5KPL-AM (updated to the current bios 0518) Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 (was previously using a core2 duo with this same install method) 2x Kingston 2GB DDR2 800mhz INNO3D 9800GT 1GB DDR3 PCIe Apple Airport Extreme (attached to a Mini PCI adapter) 3x500GB Seagate Barracuda SATA And other needed item's: Snow Leopard Retail disc Empire EFI V1.085 R2 Chameleon RC5 pre8 Kext utility.app DSDT for the motherboard An existing Leopard/Snow install (preferably on a completely seperate HDD) Needed kexts: AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext Disabler.kext Fakesmc.kext IOPCIFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVEnabler 64.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext SleepEnabler.kext VoodooHDA.kext So, after all this has been collected together: STEP 1: Insert the Empire EFI disc and boot your system from DVD-Rom, you will be presented with the empire bootscreen. Read the onscreen instructions and eject the empire disc and insert your retail snow disc, wait for the disc to spinup in the drive & hit F5 to refresh the drives. The snow install disc will show up as a boot option now, go ahead and select to boot from that. It will do a verbose boot STEP 2: It will boot to the welcome screen of the installer, select your preffered language and click the continue button Note: There are 2 choices here for the next step, either setup your target drives from an existing install of leopard/snow or do as I did & just use disk utility on the install menu I chose to follow blackosx and partition the 500GB drive into specific partitions: 1st partition - Chameleon (1GB in size) 2nd partition - Snowleopard (483GB in size) 3rd partition - SLbackup (15GB in size) This was done because you want to keep all the chameleon resources away from the retail install partition, and a backup partition for testing out updates etc.. so they don't fubar your main install. With that done click continue Choose your target drive & click customize It's up to you here what you keep checked but I uncheck all the options as I don't need them Click ok then click install, the installer will now start to install Snow onto your HDD It should only take roughly 20mins so go and grab a cup of tea/coffee or whatever till it's done Wait for it to restart or click the restart button, when the PC reboot's dont boot into your new install of snow leopard as it won't work, instead boot into your already working leopard or snow leopard install STEP 3: Once booted into your working install go ahead and install chameleon onto your "Chameleon" partition either manually or with Dr.hurt's great installer package. Open the "Extra/Extensions" folder and place all the kext files into here: AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext Disabler.kext Fakesmc.kext IOPCIFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVEnabler 64.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext SleepEnabler.kext VoodooHDA.kext Now, in order for VoodooHDA to actually work from the "extra" folder it depends on another 2 kext's which you will also need to put in the folder, these 2 kexts are all on your new snow leopard install in the "System/Library/Extensions" folder, copy and paste the following kexts to your extra directory: IOAudioFamily.kext OSvKernDSPLib.kext So your "Extra/Extensions" folder should have the following in it now: AppleIntelPIIXATA.kext Disabler.kext Fakesmc.kext IOAudioFamily.kext IOPCIFamily.kext NullCPUPowerManagement.kext NVEnabler 64.kext OpenHaltRestart.kext OSvKernDSPLib.kext SleepEnabler.kext VoodooHDA.kext Move back to the "Extra" folder and grab the "Extensions" folder and drag it onto kext utility, this will make an "extensions.mkext" file in the same folder Place also into the "Extra" folder the "DSDT.aml" file (Which can be obtained by using DSDTSE to extract it) and edit the "apple.boot.plist" and "smbios.plist" to your particular needs, these I have yet to fully understand myself to be honest, see the chameleon documentation for further info on these as I just do not know enough about them to write anything worthwhile, I will paste here my plist files but you will be able to do your own better nodoubt. apple.boot.plist: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Timeout</key> <string>5</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>arch=i386</string> <key>Theme</key> <string>Bootcamp</string> <key>Graphics Mode</key> <string>1280x720x32</string> <key>Wait</key> <string>No</string> </dict> </plist> smbios.plist <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>SMbiosversion</key> <string>MP31.88Z.00C1.B00.0802091544</string> <key>SMmanufacter</key> <string>Apple Inc.</string> <key>SMproductname</key> <string>MacPro3,1</string> <key>SMsystemversion</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>SMserial</key> <string>W87234JHYA4</string> <key>SMexternalclock</key> <string>333</string> <key>SMmaximalclock</key> <string>2333</string> <key>SMmemtype</key> <string>19</string> <key>SMmemspeed</key> <string>800</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_1</key> <string>0xAD00000000000000</string> <key>SMmemserial_1</key> <string>0x00001020</string> <key>SMmempart_1</key> <string>0x48594D503131325336344350362D59352020</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_2</key> <string>0xAD00000000000000</string> <key>SMmemserial_2</key> <string>0x00003021</string> <key>SMmempart_2</key> <string>0x48594D503131325336344350362D59352020</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_3</key> <string>0xAD00000000000000</string> <key>SMmemserial_3</key> <string>0x00003021</string> <key>SMmempart_3</key> <string>0x48594D503131325336344350362D59352020</string> <key>SMmemmanufacter_4</key> <string>0xAD00000000000000</string> <key>SMmemserial_4</key> <string>0x00003021</string> <key>SMmempart_4</key> <string>0x48594D503131325336344350362D59352020</string> </dict> </plist> Now reboot the PC and configure your Bios to boot from the new drive you just setup the chameleon partition, when chameleon boots up you can either just let it do it's thing (as there shouldn't be any errors and it should boot into OSX) or type -v to do a verbose boot and look to see if any error's occur on booting It should boot to the welcome video with QE/CI & sound enabled Simply follow the onscreen instructions & setup your user account and sit back & enjoy Snow Leopard That should give you a working install with sleep/restart etc... working, I have nodoubt missed something so please feel free to reply with suggestions, I will also try and answer any questions to the best of my knowledge from anyone trying to setup on this motherboard also. OPTIONAL STEPS: As stated there was a 3rd partition made for a backup install incase of emergencies, simply follow the same instructions but obviously just install to the "backup" partition. Software update will work straight away, select all the updates and install them. Just remember to remove "SleepEnabler.kext" from your extra directory and replace with the 10.6.2 SleepEnabler.kext and then rebuild the mkext cache before rebooting the machine or you will end up with a kernel panic. Regards EDIT1: Added info on sleepenabler replacement.
  10. inserting UUID in plist

    I'm still not sure what you should do here, I have not done anything with uuid since Chame RC3 as I assumed from RC4 upwards you no longer need platformuuid.kext or the other kext(I forget what one!) so assuming you are usiong RC4 check out the RC4 thread for reading, unless someone with some knowledge of this can answer of course. RC4 is out thread Regards
  11. Update?

    I agree with Mushishi, all updates are fine sofar just security updates & java etc... so go ahead and update
  12. inserting UUID in plist

    I'm by no means an expert, fairly noob tbh but I would say your snow HDD Regards.
  13. About This Mac Screenshots

    I'm still a noob here at IM but here's mine anyway
  14. SL and 9800 GT 1GB

    Only thing missing from mine is the "NVIDIA" part at the start
  15. SL and 9800 GT 1GB

    Weird how many different way's of getting it working there are, maybe depends on hardware combination (motherboard etc... ) dunno really but it is intresting hearing how other's have setup the same card. Intresting, I was not aware of that, I just assumed it would be there, thanks for clearing that up RW