Posts Tagged ‘Dell 1525


It has been long time i’m not update my blog. Today i’m going to write guide how to install retail Snow Leopard copy to Dell 1525 using usb  either external hard drive or flash drive .. for DVD installation it can be found at macyourpc.  Thanks to macyour pc for the helful guide, but i’m prefer to install using usb method more faster and easier to inject anything that i want to.  Boot 132 also no longer needed. i’m just use chameleon boot loader to make Snow Leopard readable by dell 1525. On this guide also u can install on either MBR partition or GUID partition. No worried to lost any data on my previous MBR partition for example 1. Macintosh HD(System) 2. Data (i want keep this whole data). This method only worked on Retail 10A432 version. havent tried to other version. oke guys lets started.


1. USB Flash Drive (8GB above) or external drive  and Mac Computer or Hackintosh also considerable and your toy Dell 1525.

2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10A432) 10.6 Retail. u can buy from apple store or u can get here for PLAYING PURPOSE. a lot stuff there.

3. Download this Dell 1525 Snow Essential. Place to  your mac desktop. What inside?

Screen shot 2009-10-03 at 8.07.53 PM


U must did this step on Mac Computer or Hackintosh.

1. Restore installer to USB flash drive. If u dont know how to restore u can refer my previous post. carbon cloner also recommended to clone the installer, its free. Name it your USB flash drive as Snow.

2. Open Dell 1525 Snow Essential. Inject Chameleon 2 RC3 bootloader by installing to USB Drive Snow.

3. Copy All files under folder “Boot/Extra” to Folder Extra on USB Drive Snow.

To make installer recognized the MBR partition, we have to replace original OSinstall file with cracked version.

1. Open terminal type “sudo su” and insert password. copy following to terminal and press enter. It will show all hidden files on your mac.

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

2. Replace “OSInstall” file on USB Snow. read instruction inside OSInstall folder.

3. Copy “boot” file inside Boot folder and replace to USB Drive Snow directory. “boot” file inside USB Snow is hidden. u cant just replace the files by drag and drop. the simple trick without using terminal is

  • Move to Trash “boot” file inside USB drive snow directory.
  • Drag “boot” file inside boot folder Dell 1525 Snow Essential to USB drive Snow directory

Thats it. Now your hacked version snow leopard is ready.

Installation on Dell 1525

1. Boot press F2. Disable all boot sequence. save and exit.

2. Boot press F12 and select USB Flash drive and press enter. Chameleon bootloader will come up. Select USB Snow type -v -x and enter. This -x(safe mode) flag is important. i had failed many times to load the installation screen only because without -x :).

3. Once your installation screen appear. do as usual. go disk utility to format partition to Mac OS Extended Journal and name it as u like. Close and Next

4. select your partition to install. this time if u are using MBR partition u are lucky no alert error will appear anymore.  click customize if u want to save space, otherwise just click install. it will takes around 15minutes. after finish installation

5. restart. press F12 and once again select USB partition and chameleon shown up. Select partition installed OSX. type -v -x. after booted up Setup your information data.

Post Install

Inject all post install files to your Dellintosh. I’m not going to write this step. for the instruction follow guide from macyourpc.

Happy Enjoying!!

On this tutorial i will guide u how to install 10.5.6 iDeneb on dell 1525 based on my experience. this guide i wrote for reference to dell 1525 hackintosh fan included me too :). here following test worked on my dell 1525.

  1. Wifi. works as aiport
  2. Card reader. No need to run windows anymore to get works
  3. Graphic GMA 3100. works without install any kext. Built in on iDeneb
  4. Battery Life. Need to patch but works like charm.
  5. Samba windows sharing. works perfectly.
  6. Webcam works on iChat. never tested on other application.
  7. Sleep trick works no need to move cursor to the corner.

Before we started Please read changelog here.

1. Go boot CD/DVD to installer. and press F8 to view option. type -v and press return. wait till  installer menu appear.

2. Got to Disk Utility and make partition for macos extended journal. On my dell, i only make 2 partion 1st for macos extended journal named as Macintosh and 2nd for window partition fat32 named as u wish. after complete. close and next. Select Partition mac os  and next.

3. You will see button customize. and click there. the list of package will shown up. be carefull to select. if ur setting goes wrong. u will never get it works. for my setting i only checked

  • ICHx Fixed
  • Network wifi Broadcom 43xx
  • FireWire Remove
  • IOUSBFamilyFix (i think this fix not working for me)
  • kexthelper if something need patch after install

and the rest leave that unchecked. we will install later.

4. then install. u can go to  make some coffee and wait till complete. if u follow my setting around 10-15 minutes the installation will be complete.

5. restart ur pc and remove cd installer. press F8 and type -v and press return to see if anything goes wrong.

6. u will see blue screen few second and screen goes blank. dont panic. unplug your plug cable and close your lid screen. wait around 15 minutes. u have to be patient this time. i got experience 15 times format because of this blank screen. keep drink ur coffee u made just now.

7. open lid screen back u will see setup screen. if not, repeat step 5. above. fill ur information and Tada!!! u will see desktop screen. lets see now ur wifi works as airport.

8.  go to system preferences and go to expose select active corner to the sleep display. (standby this trick if ur screen goes black again).

Now its time to install other kext to get all thing works.

  1. go download Dell 1525 Driver Here or mirror Here. Thanks to all develepor. i’m just recompile to make easier for dell 1525 user.
  2. go to folder usb. install that dmg files. this fix error if u try mount usb or cd hang.
  3. go to folder sleep display. copy SleepDisplay application and place to “/Users/yourcomputername/ “. Then go to your system preferences. account. login items and add application SleepDisplay that u place just now and tick hide. this fix sleep display without to move cursor to the corner.
    UPDATED 9/3/2009
    Downlod Screen_Sleeper_Solution_Installer.pkg. Install it and reboot. u have to disable auto login on system preferences to get it works. Thanks to Skribbler
  4. go to folder samba. and install that package. this will fix for windows sharing files.
  5. go to folder Card Reader and open kexthelper drag IOSDHCIBlockDevice.kext to the kexthelper and run. this will fix for card reader.
  6. go to folder ApplePS2Trackpad and drag to kexthelper and run. this fix for Trackpad.
  7. go to folder audio. drag 1525_Codec to AppleHDAPatcher_v1.16. wait and restart. now ur audio should working.
  8. go to folder Power Management. install Power Management 10.5.6 Fix. this fix for battery meter.
  9. go to folder Time Machine Fix. read the instruction. i never tested yet. maybe should fix for time machine.

Here screen shot my desktop. any comment are welcome.

Screenshot Macintosh

Check out my latest post installation guide 10.5.7 on dell 1525