First off I shouldn't have downloaded a pirated version of Adobe's Photoshop CS4, and followed the insructions on how to get around the serial number by using terminal, because now, I'm sorry I did. And it doesn't even work.
Even the trial version, which I will use until I can afford the real edition, says that it is "not supported on this architecture."
Anyway this is what I followed:
Step 1 - If you?re still going to install CS4, make sure you install it as a trial (do not enter a serial number). If you?ve already installed and have used one of the expiring serials, load any CS4 app, go to the Help menu and Deactivate. Quit any open CS4 apps.
Step 2 - Open Terminal (found in Applications/Utilities/). In the terminal window, paste in:
sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts
Step 3 - Hit return and type in your admin password.
Step 4 - A file will automatically open in TextEdit. In TextEdit, at the bottom of the document, hit return and paste in the following:
Step 5 - Save the file. Do NOT do a ?Save As?. Close the file.
Step 6 - If you?re on OS X 10.4, reboot. If you?re on OS X 10.5, in a new terminal window, paste in:
sudo dscacheutil -flushcache
Hit return and type in your admin password [if asked again].
Step 7 - Launch any CS4 app and enter the serial from the keygen. The serial will last for decades.
I tried to repair disc permissions, but that didn't work. I thought I might need to repair/archive the system, but I want to make sure there wasn't a way to undo what I might have done in terminal.
Please let me know.
Edited by dianne (10/11/09 03:09 PM)
Edit Reason: moved from the "Audio, Video, Photography" forum.