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adur1990 / Upgrade Mac Mini 1,1 to Mac Mini 2,
Last active Mar 26, 2019
Upgrade Mac Mini 1,1 to Mac Mini 2,1
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Upgrade Mac Mini 1,1 to Mac Mini 2,1

Disclaimer: You are going to mess with your hardware and the lowest levels of your device. You should be somewhat savvy with the command line. I'm not responsible for any damage. If you follow this guide closely, you should be fine.

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 intalled. Simply use the Software Updates tab in the System Preferences until no updates are available.
  • Upgrade CPU to an Intel Core 2 Duo. I recommend the T7200, I think it's the best bang for the bug. But a T7400 or T7600 should also work. A guide about how to upgrade the CPU can be found on iFixit.
  • Download the specially modified EFI files from Mediafile.
  • Open /System/Library/CoreServices/Firmware Updates and copy both files from the downloaded archive in this directory.
  • Relax the file permissions, so the files ca
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