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I got a message that updates where available for a number of apps like iTunes, Quicktime, etc ...... I also got a message to update to 10.5.4. Question can we update to 10.5.4 on a Hackintosh? Can we update the software like ITunes, Quicktime, iLife 08, etc...
Programs like itunes and quicktime are fine. Updates such as operating system ones are better done by downloading the combo update to your desktop. I always keep a complete backup with superduper or carbon copy cloner on another HDD. If you don't have a spare HDD, keep a bootable back up on another partition. There will be certain kexts you require for your hack to operate properly keep these backed up too.
To install an operating system update, this is the way that I do it:
1. Boot up the HDD or the partition that you WILL NOT actually want to install the update on.
2. Double click the update but when you get to the window that lets you choose the the location you want to update, choose the other partition or HDD.
3. You can then finish installing the update.
4. When complete, try booting from it - sometimes updates are fine if they are not particularly big. However, when installing a large update such as 10.5.2 to 10.5.3, you need to make sure you delete the AppleIntelpowermanagement.kext from your extensions folder otherwise you will get a KP if you try to boot. You can remove this from your still working partition and at the same time replace any kexts that you know you need to keep your hack happy such as sound or networking if you had to fiddle with those originally.
5. You may need to replace kexts such as AppleSMBios.kext and AppleAHCIPort.kext, IOAHCIFamily.kext as well if your installation requires this. You can drag them from the drive you are booted from to the newly updated drive or from the backup that you made (hopefully).
6. Finally you need to repair the permissions of your updated drive. You can use this script to do that.
7. Finally reboot to your updated drive and check out System Profiler for anomalies.