A lot of people are looking at activating AirPrint on the new Snow Leopard 10.6.5… but it requires a tedious terminal session.
So I followed a link from a tuaw.com post to the 3 files required and wrote a small wrapper around them to make the installation easier. The application is called AirPrintHacktivator and can be downloaded on this page. The application allow you to “Hacktivate” and “De Hacktivate” AirPrint by adding or removing the 3 files required… all of this while making a backup of the current files so they are properly restored during “De Hacktivation”.
What you need?
- An iPhone or iPad with 4.2GM
- A Mac with Snow Leopard 10.6.5 installed
- iTunes 10.1+ installed
The application will attempt to detect if you have the right combination of OS and iTunes.
WARNING! USE AT YOUR OWN RISK! It is working fine for me but don’t come crying if it break something on your Mac… mmmkay!
UPDATE: Added iTunes 10.1 beta 2 to the requirement’s list and general fix-ups here and there.
UPDATE 2: Added link to source of 3 files from original tuaw.com post in case one wonder.
UPDATE 3: iTunes 10.1 is now officially available. I am away so I can’t test if it will bring full AirPrint support without the need for this hack. I really hope it will…
UPDATE 4: iTunes 10.1 still need hacktivation for AirPrint to work. Updated requirement section to list 10.1 final as needed product.
UPDATE 5: Updated link to application to point to new and improved version and cleaned up the AppleScript portion.