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Today Apple released 10.8.5, the fifth (and final?) major update to OS X Mountain Lion. To eliminate any potential issues, we generally recommend to update any supported systems using the standalone combo installer available from Apple.com, and not the built-in Software Update.


Be sure to back up any important data, and if possible clone your hard drive before applying the update. If you have any issues post-update, boot using UniBeast.

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What we know about 10.8.5 so far...
  • OS X Build 12F37
  • 12.5.0 Darwin kernel
  • Native support for Intel's 4th Generation "Haswell" CPUs
  • Native drivers for Intel HD 4600/5000 integrated graphics
  • Updated NVIDIA and AMD graphics drivers
  • If you use NVIDIA's standalone Web Drivers, see the update post here.
  • CUDA not updated yet, though NVIDIA is currently recommending the previous release (update http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-5.5.28-driver.html).
  • If you use customized or edited graphics kexts, it will be necessary to make the edits again using the new drivers as a base.
  • Updated audio drivers
  • You will have to reinstall AppleHDA using MultiBeast before rebooting.
  • If you use VoodooHDA, you will not need to make any modifications

Testing is now underway- this post will be updated. Good luck, and let us know how it goes! Report your results here.

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I recommend the Combo update instead of the store incremental update. My procedure is to
  1. Download the latest version of MultiBeast for 10.8.5 and read the change file;
  2. Repair Permissions using the Disk Utility on the drive to be updated;*
  3. Backup your current system with Time Machine or Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper;
  4. If you're using the "USB 3 - Universal" (Zenith432's GenericUSBXHCI.kext), remove it from S/L/E folder**;
  5. If you've not done a fresh install recently, you should remove npci=0x3000 from the /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist file;
  6. Run the Combo Update - don't reboot yet;
  7. Run the latest MultiBeast to reload only the audio driver and any other updated kexts;
  8. Download the GenericUSBXHCI.kext and install using Kext Utility;
  9. Reboot using "UseKernelCache=No" at the Chimera screen prompt; and
  10. Repair Permissions again.*
If sleep/wake-up is not properly working, try removing "darkwake=0" from the Kernel Flags in the /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist file.

NOTICE: Hawell owners are not having success with this update. Before trying to update, backup your 10.8.4 Haswell Helper system. If the update doesn't work, try a fresh install by
  • restoring your 10.8.4 Haswell Helper installation;
  • go to the MAS and download the Install Mountain Lion app (it's now 10.8.5), using Option-Click on the Purchase menu item;
  • prepare a UniBeast USB thumb drive with the updated UniBeast v2.1; and
  • making sure your backup is current, do a fresh install.
If this doesn't work, restore your 10.8.4 Haswell Helper installation and wait for updating news. Being an early adopter is hell sometimes. One user had success with a fresh install.

* You can use the Terminal instead of Disk Utility if you feel comfortable with a UNIX command:
Code:
sudo diskutil repairPermissions /
** Zenith432's GenericUSBXHCI.kext has been reported to cause Kernel Panels on some motherboards after the update. Note: If your motherboard has Intel USB3, then you don't need the GenericUSBXCHI.ket as USB3 will be natively supported.
 
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Can it be "slipstreamed" to 10.8.4 installation? Can't install 10.8.4 on Haswell...
 

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Article: OS X 10.8.5 Update

Can it be "slipstreamed" to 10.8.4 installation? Can't install 10.8.4 on Haswell...
Mountain Lion has also been updated to 10.8.5 in the Mac App Store. :thumbup:

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Thanks for detailed news about 10.8.5, downloading now the Combo Update from the link above, will let you know how it works.

cheers
 
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Article: OS X 10.8.5 Update

Not sure if it is quite enough for a "recommended build"... Still waiting for feedbacks, since I'm kind of torn about going with the 4770K or 3770K. :/ Any suggestions?
Haswell works fine. Go 4770K.
 
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I run the SU via the App Store, as completely forgotten that have got a Hackintosh not a Mac Pro and I remembered that when noticed the PC screen. The final result is as it should be. Everything works fine! :)
 
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