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[Guide] Dell Inspiron 1525 10.7.3 Near Perfect


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Dell Inspiron 1525 10.7.3 Installation Tutorial

Hi all! I had this over on a couple of threads, and I thought it would be easier to just make a whole new thread to deal with comments and help and such.

Well, before I begin, I should say that the base tutorial/steps I had nothing to do with, I just found all the necessary stuff and compiled it together.

Sound regulation
Scripted usb/kext installer

Here's the USB Installation (Thanks to Nozyczek)

1. Start Terminal (Applications > Utilities > Terminal)

2. Become root and perform these commands in order:

sudo -sopen /Applications/Install\ Mac\ OS\ X\ Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmgopen /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/BaseSystem.dmg

3. go back to Disk Utility and restore Mac OS X Base System to lionUSBinstaller stick

4. eject BaseSystem.dmg (rename USB stick from Mac OS X Base System to lionUSBinstaller if needed)

5. go back to Terminal and enable permissions on lionUSBinstaller stick by entering the following:

vsdbutil -a /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/

6. Once that is done, enter:

rm -rf /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/System/Installation/Packagescp -vR /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/System/Installation/.    [COLOR="#FF0000"]<= this will take a few minutes[/COLOR]cp /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/mach_kernel /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/.cp /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/kernelcache /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/.cp /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/boot.efi /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/.cp /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/MacOSX_Media_Background.png /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/.cp /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/.disk_label /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/.

7. Finally, add

<key>Kernel Cache</key>

to /Volumes/lionUSBinstaller/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

Here's the Actual Installation (Thanks to Nozyczek again)

1. Become root again, and run the following:

sudo -scd Desktop/hackintosh* (or wherever you put it, drag and drop works too)./installer(Select lionUSBinstaller) Select "Prepare lionUSBstick" option

2. Wait for the installer to finish

3. Prepare your Inspiron 1525 BIOS:
Load default settings:
Maintenance > Load Defaults > Continue
Verify SATA is configured for AHCI:
Onboard Devices > SATA Operation
Verify SpeedStep is Enabled
Performance > SpeedStep Enable

4. Use lionUSBinstaller stick to boot Dell Inspiron 1525. Wait for the menu screen to come up. You should see lionUSBinstaller. Select it and press Enter. Continue with the installation.

5. Use Disk Utility to change the hard drive partition. Create 1 Mac OS Extended (Journaled) partition for OS X. Use GUID scheme. Installation will take between 20 to 50 minutes.

6. Reboot using lionUSBinstaller stick. At the menu select your installation hard drive. OS X will boot up and you will be presented with the desktop.

7. Download hackintosh_dell_1525_10.7.0_v3.6.zip package and extract it to your desktop.

8. Start Terminal (Application > Utilities > Terminal) and run:

sudo -scd Desktop/hackintosh* (or wherever you put it, drag and drop works too)./installer(Select installation hard drive)Select "i" to start auto installer

9. Wait for the installer to finish

10. Use ./installer script or Disk Utility to repair disk permissions (Application > Utilities > Disk Utility)
Remove lionUSBinstaller stick during the reboot. OS X should boot directly from the hard drive.


1. Download the "1.7.3 Post-Install zip.

2. Use Kext Helper b7 and install the IO80211family.kext in the "System/Library/Extensions" folder (only that one for a reason)

3. Install the 10.7.3 Combo Update from Apple Software Update. And yes, you can reboot after this, it's fine.

4. Now, navigate to the folder again, and use kext utility to install all the kexts from the "System/Library/Extensions" folder. Wi-Fi should work again.

5. Open Color Calibrations zip and drop the two files to /Library/ColorSync/Profiles/Display folder. Navigate to the "Display" option on Settings and find the Dell 1525 option. Choose that one, should make the colors more Mac-like.

6. Drag and drop the "Extensions" folder from 10.7.3 Post-Install/Extra/Extensions to /Extra.

7. Open to "/Extra/org.Chameleon.Boot.plist" (on the hard disk, not in the folder) and add arch=i386 to Kernel Flags.

8. For sleep, do the following in terminal:

sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0sudo rm /private/var/vm/sleepimage

Also, try adding

<key>Force Wake</key>

to /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

iCloud, FaceTime, and Messages (Beta)

1. Install Chameleon 2.1 r1627VS [iCloud & FaceTime Fix]
2. Reboot and enjoy smile.png

Sound Fix

1. Remove any trace of AppleHDA (/S/L/E or E/E)
2. Reboot.
3. Install this version of VoodooHDA (Modded by moi for 1525 sound cards)
4. Reboot again and enjoy. smile.png

10.7.3 Post-Install: Download

Feel free to stray away from this tutorial to do some rebooting between options, just to be on the safe side. Hopefully, this works for each 1525 laptop, but there may be minor tweaks to make sure everything works. Also, feel free to comment with any questions and concerns, and I'll be sure to get back to you as soon as I can.

And, as always, Happy Hackintoshing smile.png

Edited by fusingblackrose

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Hi, Goksi fusingblackrose guide? I do, but the graphics say Kext no loaded, about wifi I'm installing SL for make again lionusbinstaller i delete all OS X and install windows 7 xD plz confirm with fusingblackrose works CI/QE?.

Thanks in advance.

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FOR graphics put this


<?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">


<key>Graphics Mode</key>




<key>Boot Banner</key>


<key>Default Partition</key>










<key>Kernel Flags</key>











<string>7e0200000100000001000000720200000a00000002 010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04001e000000 72006f006d002d007200650076006900730069006f006e0000 002a0000004f70656e474c20456e67696e6520616374697661 746564207669612045464920537472696e672a000000410041 0050004c00300031002c0044006100740061004a0075007300 7400690066007900000008000000010000001c000000410041 0050004c00300031002c005000690070006500000008000000 01000000260000004100410050004c002c004e0075006d0044 006900730070006c0061007900730000000800000004000000 200000004100410050004c002c00480061007300500061006e 0065006c00000008000000010000002e000000410041005000 4c002c004e0075006d004600720061006d0065006200750066 006600650072007300000008000000020000001c0000004100 410050004c00300031002c0045004400490044000000840000 0000ffffffffffff004ca34549000000000011010380211578 0a87f594574f8c272750540000000101010101010101010101 0101010101ee1a008050201030103013004bcf100000190000 000f0000000000000000002387026401000000fe0053414d53 554e470a2020202020000000fe004c544e31353458412d4c30 310a0041380000004100410050004c002c00530065006c0066 00520065006600720065007300680053007500700070006f00 7200740065006400000008000000010000001c000000410041 0050004c002c004800610073004c0069006400000008000000 010000001e0000004100410050004c00300031002c00440065 0070007400680000000800000020000000</string>



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Guest fusingblackrose

Whoa, sorry for the delay, I just looked at this thread. If you want, I'll upload my graphics kexts, along with the wireless one and sound. Also, I've been getting a KP lately for com.apple.Yukon or something like that, and if you do as well, I fixed it by going into my BIOS, turning wireless on, and changing the switcher status to off (so the little switcher doesn't change anything when you click it.)

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Hiii, finally get Snow Leopard works, I making the Lion USB Installer, but i notice something with iAtkos S3 V2: Everything it's working pretty good, but I want Lion 10.7.3, fusing with your Guide works all, less wireless and graphics, I'm trying install Lion again.

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Guest fusingblackrose

With wireless, it took a LOT of time to get right, so, don't get discouraged! Also, for graphics, you gotta remember to boot in 32 bit mode (input arch=i386 as a boot flag or put into the boot.plist) and it should work!

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