Friday, 6 April 2012

Hackint0sh OS X Snow Leopard for Sony Vaio Part 3

Mac OS X Snow Leopard install tutorial for Sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E/BJ;

This tutorial is going to show you how to update bootloader,  how to update your OS X to 10.6.8 and how to install and make QE/CI work with Ati 5650m.

Also if you choose to do a DUAL BOOT installation for MAC OS X and WINDOWS 7 this tutorial will still help you...

Before begin what you need to have:
1-  Working Sony Vaio with OS X Snow Leopard installed (Bootable by its own bootloader by myHack Installer)
2-  Kext files for pre and post update (Download link on Keepwareblog)
3-  Apple Combo Update for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 v1.1
4-  Secondary display for Ati 5650m resolution fix (only used 1 time)
5-  SwitchResX application for resolution fix (trial supplied by Keepware v3.8.6)

Part 3 Updating and installing Ati 5650m

Step 1:
Boot up your Hackint0sh OS X normally.

Step 2:
Use Chameleon Wizard to install and update Chameleon Bootloader to the latest version. First connect to BuildBot, than Install bootloader on desired partition. (Prefered partition is the same partition with OS X installation)
Create a new plist file into /Extra folder and name it as “org.chameleon.Boot.plist” than use Chameleon Wizard to edit it (Busratio and Resolution fix) and save.
Install Apple Combo Update 10.6.8 v1.1 for Snow Leopard. Do NOT restart after the Combo Update Completes…

Step 4:
Install all the pre-update kext files and post-update kext files except “ATI kexts” (download link on KeepwareBlog) after installation reboot your OS X.

Step 5:
Install SwitchResX Application supplied with zip file. This application is required to fix resolution problem after installing ATI kext files. Supplied version is 3.8.6 and it is 10 day trial. Program needs to registered before 10 day finishes. Zip file also contains a txt file that has some name and some serial to help registration because its so expensive for such a program :) use it by your own risk!!!!

Step 6:
After installation of SwitchResX it requires to reboot or relog, than open its settings and edit the custom resolution to fix your  Vaio’s screen resolution. (mine was 1366x768x32@59.9 hz)

Step 7:
Install Ati kext files supplied with the zip file. Enable “Graphics Enabler” kernel flag with Chameleon Wizard.

Step 8:
Reboot your laptop, connect secondary display and than edit your resolution settings to make your laptop’s main screen work again :)

Step 9:
Reboot and remove secondary display.

Step 10:
Enjoy your Vaio with QE/CI enabled for ATI 5650M on OS X 10.6.8. Thanks to Keepware :)

Download links:



  1. Hello! I followed your tutorial, my laptop screen is very fuzzy, it looks like things are overlapping. My laptop is VPCEB27FG, Ati 5650m, 1920x1080. Do you have any idea, why this is happening?

    1. He described with the screen resolution 1366x768. Your screen has a resolution of 1920x1080.

  2. Hey, make sure you have done the steps correctly on installing and setting up SwitchResX. With SwithcResX application you need to set correct resolution for your screen and also check your laptop's specs. to find out what Hz that your screen is so you can set correct values...

  3. Hi I have a problem with vaio it see the wifi network but do not assign the correct ip via dns it assign 169.x.x.x I have tried to insert manually all setting but do not work plz help me

  4. I am on snow leopard 10.6.3 on sony Vaio VPC-EB1S1E

  5. Everything went well , but in step 6 i added 1920x1080 60Hz custom resolution, than step 7 done, than on step 8 i have edited resolution to 1920x1080 60Hz, reboot , bt nothing is diplaying on my laptop screen , the secondary display is showing black screen , error message "out of bound" ,

    how do i resolve this ? thanks :)

    1. and where do i get Kext files for my model vaio vpceb16fg ?

      thanks :)

    2. probably your external display cant support 1920x1080 thats why it does not show anything, use switchx to set resolution for your secondary display than start using it with external monitor, do a reboot and than set resolution for your main display that would shutdown your external monitor but power the main one

      use for kext files but you need to your laptops specs. so you can exactly search for each part(chip or component) of your vaio.

      For EXAMPLE: Realtek ALC1200 sound card bla bla bla so you need to do search for alc1200

    3. ok thanks i will try , i have redone all the steps again but now after completion of step 7 , my secondary monitor doesn't display anything but my main monitor (vaio) display works but its still in VGA , no ATI , no QE/CI :(

      i think i need kext for my model , thanks for the reply , appreciate it :) will report back as soon as everything works :D

      and thanks for the video guide :)

  6. On Step 8 when i change the resolution , my secondary display changes resolution but the main screen stays black :(

    reboot > but still the same no display :-?

    please help :)

  7. First of all I would like to congrat you for all your work in here, your are great :D

    Now the question: It's possible to upgrade to mountain lion or lion? Or even to install directly any of those two?