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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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Have you tried the terminal edits I've posted?

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Can you post a photo of the KP? Also, did it install successfully and KP on reboot, or did it KP in the middle of the install?

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