Snow Leopard on Late 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iVoid, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    I know the answer is probably "no" and that's what I'm expecting to hear, but has anyone actually tried to install Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on the latest MBP revision?

    I'd just want to hear a clear yes or no from first hand knowledge. Please don't speculate here.

    Just the facts, Jack. :)
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    London or Florida
  3. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    I concur with great certainty. Yet quite disappointed.

    That was my desire as well. My entire Apple EcoSystem is optimized and running strong on 10.6.5

    Happily, no Mac App Store, No signs of iOS like influence, and not a shred of iCloud for me :) :)
  4. Naimfan macrumors 601


    Jan 15, 2003
    Graphics driver incompatibility might be true on the 15 and 17", but it wouldn't be an issue on the 13".

    I'll try it when I can and post results.

    In my 2.3 v. 2.4 comparison thread I did note that the new 2.4 seems better integrated to Lion--the newer one seemed more fluid with Lion, with less beachballing.
  5. Spiral21x macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    i have an early 2011 13inch. I popped in my ssd from my 2008 mbp running SL 10.6.8, runs without a hitch. The 15 or 17 inch could have issues though, as stated above.
  6. iVoid thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    FYI, Running 10.6.8 on a mid-2011 MBP 15" MacBooKPro8,2 image without any problems.

    So despite what Apple says, the mid-2011 MBPs can handle 10.6.8 just fine it seems. This will give my company some time to fully test Lion and make sure it doesn't mes sup out users.
  7. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    The Early 2011's will run SL. They actually shipped with it.
  8. Flabasha macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2011
    Yes, I installed Snow Leopard on a late-2011 15" Macbook Pro last night via Target Mode (It didn't work with a Snow Leopard retail disc, but it did with my mid-2010 MBP Restore disc, as others have noted.)

    So far, so good...
  9. onions macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2011
    cloned my 10.6.8 SL onto the SSD on my late 2011 15" 2.5 quad. no issues at all so far. but curious, how would i be able to test graphics driver compatibility?

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