Downgrade Mac OS X Lion to Snow Leopard – How to Guide Video
How to: OS X Lion to Snow Leopard (Downgrade): Mac OS X Lion 10.7 was released to Public last month. My Friends already Installed OS X Lion on their Hackintosh PC , after making OS X Bootable DVD Disc , USB Flash Drive and these all can be done with DiskMaker .
Why to Downgrade Mac OS X Lion to Snow Leopard ?
Where this Mac OS X Lion 10.7 includes many improvements, like it supports Full Screen applications and Special editions like AutoSave, and many more. But when you are not able to maintain this radical change or with some apps that are essential to you, which is not yet compatible with the New System, then Downgrading to the Old Mac Version like Sn0w Leopard will be a good idea.
Here are two Guides on How to Downgrade Mac OS X Lion to Snow Leopard, one is Tutorial and one is a Video Guide.
Method 1 – Restore a Time Machine Backup:
If you already have a Time Machine Backup dating back to before your Lion Upgrade, then this can Downgrade Lion to Snow Leopard in less time. Actually, Time Machine users, Lion’s Recovery HD includes an option to restore from an existing backup.
Step 1 – Boot up your Mac and Press “Alt” Key, after hearing the Boot Chime. Then Select Restore HD to boot Lion in Recovery Mode.
Step 2 – once your Mac is done booting up, select the first option: Restore From Time Machine Backup. If your Time Machine backups are stored on an external drive, insert it now, then hit Continue and follow the on-screen instructions.
Now Resart your Mac Computer and if everything goes in the correct way, you should be running Snow leopard.
Method 2 – Restore from a Backup Using Disk Utility:
Using Disk Utility’s Backup Feature, if you already Backed up your Whole Startup Disk to anothor Drive, then it will be very easy to get that back.
Step 1 – Boot up Mac and once hear the Boot Chime, press the “Alt” Key, and then Select Restore HD to Boot Lion in Recovery Mode.
Step 2 – Now you can Insert your Backup Drive(if Needed) after your Computer is done Booting Up.
Step 3 – Now Select Disk Utility, once this Utility pops up, Select your Backup Partition from the Sidebar and navigate over to the Restore Tab. From here, you Select your Startup Drive as Destination by just Dragging it from the Sidebar to the Destination Field. Now Click on the Restore Button.
Once your Boot back from the Startup Drive, it should be running Snow Leopard on it.
Method 3 – Reinstall From the Scratch:
The above two Methods are for those who already backed up and this Method is for those who have not saved no BackUps of the Operating System. For that you have this only Step to get back your Snow Leopard, just by Reinstall it from the Scratch.
In oreder to do that, use Snow Leopard’s installation DVD , or the restore disc that was provided with your Mac.
* Insert the Snow Leopard Installation DVD into the Mac
* Now Restart the System
* When you hear the Startup Chime, Select Mac OS X Install DVD
* Now Follow the on-screen Installation Instructions while making sure the Partition with Mac Lion Installed has been Completely Erased.
Tip: After you have Successfully Downgraded using any of these Methods, it is always recommended that you have to Check for Updates for Mac OS X using the Software Update app to Secure and Protect from Security Vulnerabilities and to be able to Upgrade to Lion in the Future.
Thank’s to Redmondpie for this (Guide) useful Methods and Tips. My friend where unable to Downgrade Mac OS X Lion to Snow Leopard 10.6.8, so that this Guide can Help them a lot.
How to Downgrade Mac OS X Lion to Snow Leopard from: Video