Upgrading 10.4.11 to latest OS

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Edja, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Edja, Oct 6, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013

    Edja macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2013
    Hi all

    New here and hoping you can help me....cheaply!!!:D

    I have an old MacBook (from about 2006 or so....). Here are the specs:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook2,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
    Memory: 1 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB21.00A5.B07
    SMC Version: 1.17f0

    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    System Version: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (8S2167)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 8.11.1

    I'm wondering, what do I need to do to get onto the latest version of iOS, or is the MacBook too old!!!!

    Thanks again
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    To update to iOS 7, you need at least Snow Leopard/10.6 to get iTunes 11.1 for iOS 7. You can do it on your current Macbook, all you need is the $20 Snow Leopard disc from Apple. I would recommend upgrading your Macbook's ram to 2GB when upgrading to Snow Leopard as well. It'll run a bit rough with only 1GB of ram. Also, you may want to edit your post to remove your serial number.
  3. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
  4. Edja thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2013
    Thanks guys,

    Appreciate that. At least now I know the route to go...some guy in a Mac store here in Ireland told me that I had to upgrade to all later versions before I would be 'allowed' install the actual latest version.....the cost!!!!!:eek::confused::rolleyes:

    Thanks again.....Ooops on the serial no!!!:(:confused:
  5. MPclk2006 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2013
    The guy is right, Snow Leopard is not the latest OS version out there, Mountain Lion is and to get to it you have to upgrade to older versions first (I think either Snow Leopard or Lion) then you can go to Mountain Lion (if your macbook supports it). I had to do this to get my imac from Leopard to Mountain Lion because I never upgraded to Snow Leopard or Lion to begin with.

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