For some reasons, if you want to download the older version of Mac OS X 10.6.x and 10.7.x combo updated manually, here is the collection of the list. Usually, the Mac OS gets the update via the App store. But if you are Hackintosh user or IT geek who wants to play around with the updates or your Mac OS X is not finding the next combo update with the App store, then manually downloading the update is the only option.
Manually downloading the Mac OS X updates separately and keeping those DMG files is a great way of dealing the Mac computers which don’t have the Internet. Also, if you need to deal with the OS X update with multiple computers, keeping the combo update DMG in USB or network share becomes handy to update them quickly rather than downloading and installing on each computer individually.
List of Combo Updates – Manual Download from Official Site
Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Combo Update
The 10.6.7 is having several bugs fixes, security updates, and enhanced stability. Find out the links to download Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Combo and individual updates below.
Here is the working method to install and run Mac OS X 10.7 Lion on VMware with Intel Computer.
Normal Combo update – Approx 1.12GB ( Required versions 10.6 to 10.6.6)
For Mac Book Pro Early 2011 – Approx 370MB (Required version 10.6.6)
10.6.7 update only – Approx 475MB ( Required version 10.6.6)
10.6.8 Combo Update
The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all Snow Leopard users. By any chance, you want to manually download Mac OS X 10.6.8 Combo update and separate, then find out the links below. You can use this dmg file to update a Snow Leopard machine from 10.6 to 10.6.8.
So, what’s new in this latest update?
- Enhancements to the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion.
- Resolves an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit.
- Improves support for IPv6.
- Improves VPN reliability.
- Identifies and removes known variants of MacDefender malware.
- Corrects timezone data in iCal for Lisbon-Portugal.
More information about this latest update available here.
Download Mac OS X 10.6.8 separate update from here (official site) – 475MB. 10.6.7 is required for this update.
If you are updating your Hackintosh versions on VMware or VirtualBox, make sure to take a snapshot.
You need to replace some kext files in VMware after the update but before restart the virtual machine to avoid USB mouse and keyboard issues.
Read more here how fix USB keyword issues after Snow Leopard Update
Make sure you have installed latest version of VirtualBox extension pack on VirtualBox while having the latest Mac OS X 10.6.8 on VirtualBox.
Install Virtualbox extension pack on Windows, Linux and Mac
10.7.2 Combo Update
Apple released the official final version of Lion OS X 10.7.2 update. A running Lion OS X machine can be updated to this version via software update or manual download. iCloud is the major new feature and also the Safari 5.1.1 added with several security issues fixed. If you can’t get the update by built-in Software update, here is the download link of Combo and separate 10.7.2 update.
iCloud is the latest product Apple had launched recently, this will allow your all Apple devices to synchronize all your music, photos, documents and more and this happens wirelessly too. So, your all devices will be up to date with iCould support. Find out more information about iCould here.
Here is the download link to only 10.7.2 update (Official site) – 769MB- You must have already installed 10.7.1 for this update.
Hackintosh with 10.7.2
Sysprobs already published two guides to run Lion on VMware and VirtualBox with normal Intel computer and Windows Operating Systems, here are the links,
If you are using Lion Hackintosh, I suggest taking a snapshot before proceeding this update. Even though several users said that they successfully updated Lion to 10.7.2 in VMware, but I’m not sure how it worked as I have not tried yet.
10.7.3 Combo Update
Apple has released an update for Lion OS X with several minor fixes. The latest update 10.7.3 comes with Safari 5.1.3 and few fixes for Microsoft Active Directory service. As usual, it is highly recommended for all Mac (Lion OS X) users to update the latest version. Here I’m providing the download links for client and server 10.7.3 combo/separate updates.
Apple recommends using ‘Time machine’ to take a system backup before proceeding to Software update online or manually.
Download link for 10.7.3 (Client) ( 997.01MB – You need to have 10.7.2 system already)
Download link for 10.7.3 (Client) Combo – (1.2GB – You do not need any of the previous updates on Lion OS X, this will work with 10.7)
Download link for 10.7.3 (Server) – (1GB – This is only for Lion OS X Server version if you have 10.7.2 already)
Download link for 10.7.3 (Server) Combo – (1.34GB – This is only for Lion OS X Server version which will work from 10.7)
I have not tried the latest 10.7.3 on any of the earlier Hackintosh methods on VirtualBox or VMware. I’m not sure how it will behave after the update. I recommend taking a snapshot from VirtualBox or VMware workstation before proceed to update.