Archive for March 2012

iATKOS Lion on HP Probook Laptops [Tested]

Guide for Installing Lion on HP Probook Laptops-Version 3. Includes the 4230s, 4330s, 4430s, 4530s, and 4730s.

Note: Please make sure to read the update sections, at the bottom of post one and top of post two in order to have the best system possible.

Also, please make sure not to discuss any pirated methods here (or anywhere on the forum). I guarantee if they are posted here they will be seen, and YOU WILL BE BANNED.

Please do NOT PM me with basic questions. Ask them here. They don't get answered immediately if they are something that should be asked here. I will check here as well, and it helps everyone to post here, so everyone can see the answer.

Base Install:

As of now, I currently have the following working:
Core i3 CPU 2310m- working fine, vanilla 64 bit kernel (Core i5 and i7s work as well)
Intel HD3000- Full QE/CI (the trick being having SMBIOS set as a MacbookPro8,1)
Atheros 9285- Fully working
4 Gigs of RAM- fully working
Audio- works with AppleHDA!
Trackpad and keyboard- fully working with basic gestures
DVD drive- working, both reading and writing- thanks to jimmy sticks for testing burning with it!
Sleep- Works
Bluetooth- works on boot, not after restart or sleep.
Ethernet- Works
HDMI and VGA: Full resolution and HDMI audio

My install method was simple, I used a Lion USB, using unibeast

Stuff you need-
  • A copy of Install Mac OS X
  • The installer attached to this post
  • The latest Unibeast downloadable from here:TonyMacx86 Downloads
  • A USB keyboard (if you really can't get one, read notes below for the alternate)
  • Access to an OS X install, where the Install Mac OS X is. Whether this is Lion or Snow Leopard, or Leopard, hackintosh or mac, it doesn't matter.
  • A flash drive that can be formatted, anything over 8 gigs is fine.

1. Go to the Mac where Install Mac OS X is. If it is not in the application folder, then please follow the steps below. If it is in the applications folder, skip to step two.

-Navigate to the Install Mac OS X Right click, and hit show package contents.
-Go to "Contents" then "Shared Support" and mount InstallESD.dmg

2. Insert your flash drive, and open disk utility. Format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) with a MBR partition map. Name it Installer.

3. Exit Disk Utility, and run Unibeast, installing to that flash drive. When installing, select "Mac App Store "Install Mac OS X Lion"" as well as "Laptop Support." Then select your flash drive to install it too. Please note that it acts weird, in that the timer keeps going up. Let it run though, and it should finish.

4. Copy over the latest HP Probook Installer to the flash drive.

5. Now we are moving on to the laptop. If you have the other graphics card other then the hd 3000, disable it in BIOS now. It currently does not work in OS X. If you can't boot for some reason, set all BIOS settings to default, and then try again, again making sure any other graphics cards are disabled.

6. Insert the flash drive in one of the USB ports on the right.

7. Upon boot-up, hit esc, and f9. Then, select usb hard drive. Select the Flash Drive, called Installer, and hit enter. Let it load.

8. Now you should be at the Installer screen. Hit continue to select your language.

9. Along the top, hit Utilities. Then hit Disk Utility.

10. Select your hard drive, and format it in however many partitions you want, with a GUID partition map.

11. Hit (alt) + q to return to the installer after you have finished. Finish the install process like normal, selecting the partition you just made.

12. After it restarts, you will need to once again hit esc then f9. Then select usb hard drive again. This time, select the partition you just installed Lion on, and hit enter. Make sure you leave the flash drive plugged in.

13. It will now say you need to use a keyboard. Plug it in on the other USB port on the right, and after the stupid prompt goes away, you can unplug it.

14. Finish the setup process like normal. After you get to the desktop, open the flash drive(It's called Installer in finder) and copy the HP Probook installer to your desktop.

15. Run the installer, and select:
-OS X version you are installing
-Ethernet Kext Installer (when this launches, use the release version)
-Under DSDT find your correct BIOS
-i5 or i7 CPU if you have them

16. You should now be able to unplug the USB flash drive and boot from the hard drive.

17. Do so, then, open system preferences, and hit network, and you it will say wifi has been added, and hit apply to activate. Do so, and it will work.

Software Updates:

For simplicity, it is recommended that you use only stand-alone upgrades, one at a time. Note that you need to install Lion, run the HP Probook Installer and make sure everything works. Then you may update. You can try the combo updates, and they should work fine.

I recommend not installing until I have added to the guide to let you know how to do so successfully. However, you are more then welcome to try on your own.

-Simply download the update from here
-Then, simply run the HP Probook Installer, selecting simply the OS X version you are updating to. Do this after you install the update, but before the reboot.

-Simply download the update from Delta or Combo
-Then, simply run the HP Probook Installer, selecting simply the OS X version you are updating to. Do this after you install the update, but before the reboot.

-Simply download the update from Combo (they never released a standalone update)
-Then, simply run the HP Probook Installer, selecting simply the OS X version you are updating to. Do this after you install the update, but before the reboot.

Future updates:
-None out yet, this is a warning. Do not update without me (or you can try another user) giving you the update method. There is the possibility that kexts will be overwritten rendering your machine UNBOOTABLE.
-You will need to make sure that you don't install from software update, as it could kill your machine. You will need to download from the link I provide, and then apply the installer before you reboot.
-Please note that I will be releasing the updated HP Probook Installer within approximately 24 hours at the most after releases. So it is much advised to wait.

File comment: Version 3.3.0
HP Probook [27.18 MiB] 

Vanilla Kexts from 10.7.2 to [3.84 MiB]

File comment: Equivalent to version 3.0.4 Installer
Installer files for manual [21.69 MiB]


Kext Utility v2.5.1 [iAtkos Compatible]

iAtkos v7 to iAtkos ML 
© cVad 2008-2012

Improved version utility from cvad & russian MAC community.
Kext Utility provides the next operations:

  • Install multiple kext files simultaneously;
  • Fast repair all kexts permissions for system and Extra folders;
  • Pack kext files to mkext cache file.
  • UnPack mkext cache files.


Chimera 1.9 Update [iAtkos L1, L2, L3 Compatible]

Chimera v1.9 Changes:
  • Back-ported the following Chameleon commit:
    • r1903 "NVDA,Child" device_type support for non-primary NVIDIA cards.
    • Multiple graphics cards work without any extra DSDT edits.
  • Added support for Ivy Bridge CPUs.
  • Added GraphicsEnabler detection code for NVIDIA GTX 680 and GT 620.
    • Driver support is still missing in Mac OS X.
  • Added additional missing NVIDIA cards.
  • Added GT540M device id 0x0DF4 to memory detection work around.
  • Cleaned up Sandy Bridge-E CPU detection and support code. 

IOPCIFamily for iATKOS ML 10.8 (UPDATE)

It’s an old IOPCIFamily upgraded to work with new AppleACPIPlatform and iATKOS ML 10.8.

Updated it to Fix missing symbols for DP2 Wifi Drivers and AppleThunderBolt Kexts.

by Netkas

About the future AMD GPU

According to the opensource 7xx0 linux drivers part that AMD released, we will see mobile AMD GPUs based on pitcairn (78×0) and cape verde (77×0) video cards.

Maybe for new imac ?
Also, the codename of graphics core of trinity apu is gonna be ARUBA, and it’s gonna be VLIW4 just like Cayman with devid range 0×9900-0x990f and 0×9990-0×9994.

by Netkas

Optimizing NVIDIA GeForce 4xx and 5xx Graphics Cards [iATKOS Compatible]

Using the latest MultiBeast, all NVIDIA 4xx and 5xx graphics cards can be optimized for Mac OS X Lion. We've included a Combo OpenCL Enabler, that not only patches all device IDs into the native driver, but patches the system to use the power of OpenCL. Earlier NVIDIA (pre-Fermi) models and ATI/AMD cards are OpenCL enabled by default, and do not need any patching. Integrated graphics solutions such as Intel HD 3000 do not support OpenCL.

How to Enable OpenCL for NVIDIA 4xx and 5xx Graphics Cards:

     1. Update to the latest version of Mac OS X Lion

     2. Download MultiBeast

     3. Run Combo OpenCL Enabler

     4. Reboot

NOTE: Only for Mac OS X Lion native drivers with NVIDIA 4xx and 5xx cards. If you've previously installed the official Quadro for Mac drivers for Lion from NVIDIA's site, do NOT run the Combo OpenCL Enabler.

NVIDIA has created a similar but proprietary technology, called CUDA. According to NVIDIA's site, CUDA is "a parallel computing platform that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU)". NVIDIA's CUDA driver for Mac can be downloaded free from NVIDIA's site here.
It is important to note that both CUDA and OpenCL don't work with every piece of software. The application itself must be coded to support them. Refer to the developer's website for compatibility with these technologies.

Below are some of our top picks for modern NVIDIA cards that can be fully enabled using the new Combo OpenCL Enabler and CUDA.