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I built a Hackintosh about a year ago, not long after Snow Leopard's release.

 

I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.6, on an Asus P5W-DH Deluxe.

 

I don't remember the details that well, but I created a special boot disk, then swapped in my retail OS X 10.6 disk to get a Vanilla Snow Leopard install.

 

I finally hit the point where I can't install new software- specifically, the XCode 3.2.2 and the iPhone 3.2 SDK- without updating. However, I lost track of the Hackintosh scene after I got it working.

 

How do I go about updating to 10.6.3 without breaking anything? What do I have to worry about breaking?

 

Thanks all.

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I built a Hackintosh about a year ago, not long after Snow Leopard's release.

 

I'm currently running Mac OS X 10.6, on an Asus P5W-DH Deluxe.

 

I don't remember the details that well, but I created a special boot disk, then swapped in my retail OS X 10.6 disk to get a Vanilla Snow Leopard install.

 

I finally hit the point where I can't install new software- specifically, the XCode 3.2.2 and the iPhone 3.2 SDK- without updating. However, I lost track of the Hackintosh scene after I got it working.

 

How do I go about updating to 10.6.3 without breaking anything? What do I have to worry about breaking?

 

Thanks all.

If it is a retail install you should be able to update straight from Apple, I was able to update to 10.6.2 without any problems, however i'm not sure about 10.6.3. Search the forums or google but I think you have to back some kexts up.

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If it really is an unmodified retail install you should be okay with the delta update.

 

You can download it from Apple's website.

 

I like to keep the latest combo update around though...you never know when you might need some system file or other.

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Well, since I'll probably be going from 10.6 straight to 10.6.4 when it comes out, I'll probably use the combo updater.

 

It's not entirely unmodified- I installed off an unmodified retail disk, but I had to inject some graphics drivers and kexts on the special boot disk I used.

 

So, just back up my kexts, run the combo updater, and reinstall the kexts if anything is broken?

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