Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update

Today Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.8 the 8th (and final?) major update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. To update for any supported CPU, we recommend that you download the entire standalone Combo installer here.

Be sure to back up any important data, and if possible clone your hard drive before applying the update. Testing is underway. Report your results in the forum here

All updated information will be posted here.

What we know about 10.6.8 so far...
  • 10.8.0 Darwin kernel with native Sandy Bridge support. This means that going forward, all Sandy Bridge systems can use default iBoot + MultiBeast method. 
  • SATA3 6gbps now recognized and functional on Sandy Bridge.
  • Includes drivers for Sandy Bridge Intel HD 2000/3000 Integrated Graphics (No Injector Yet)
  • Includes drivers for AMD 6xxx Graphics cards
  • Identifies and removes Mac Defender malware
  • App Store Update to "Get Ready for Lion"
  • Still no NVIDIA 4xx Fermi support by default
IMPORTANT: For Socket 1155 Sandy Bridge users, installing the 10.6.8 update is causing crashes, or kernel panics. Use UpdateHelper before applying the update to solve this issue. Details here.
  • Graphics - The update will replace your NVIDIA drivers.
    •  If you're using a NVIDIA 4xx "Fermi" card, you will have to update to the latest official drivers BEFORE rebooting. Download here:
    • If your system is stalling in verbose mode on [ PCI configuration begin ], install the IOPCIFamily FIX available in MultiBeast 3.8.0.
  • Audio - The update will replace your AppleHDA.kext
    • If you use ALC8xxHDA for audio, you will have to reinstall AppleHDA Rollback using MultiBeast. If you're using VoodooHDA, you will not need to make any modifications.
  • USB -  The update will replace your IOUSBFamily.kext. 
    • To restore full USB functionality on a Non-DSDT or EasyBeast system you may need to install USB Rollback using MultiBeast before reboot. Download MultiBeast
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