Monday, February 2, 2009

How to install iLife 09 on Mac OS X 10.5.5

iLife 09 requires Mac OS X 10.5.6

If you want to install it in 10.5.5, you need to change the SystemVersion.plist

sudo vi /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist

and change this




You cannot change the SystemVersion.plist back after installation, as iPhoto 09 and iMovie 09 will check this when launch.

If you want iPhoto 09 to skip the check*, you need to use a hex editor
open and change this file
then find (do multiple finds) and replace 10.5.6 to 10.5.5 and save it

*this trick does not work on iMovie 09


Anonymous said...

Makes more sense to upgrade to 10.5.6, doesn't it?
Or is there a good reason not to?

Anonymous said...

there is a graphic card problem on 10.5.5 and 10.5.6 in some apple computers