How to download/downgrade Safari 6 for Mac OSX [LINKS – TIPS – HOWTO]

As many of you might already know, apple is making it very difficult to update safari browser from version 5 to version 6 without having to update to Mountain Lion or update to the latest version 10.7.* etc.

After some careful searching, I found a link to Safari6.0.2Lion.pkg on Apple’s website, not to be mistaken with Safari6.0.2Mountain.pkg.

For you convenience I have placed the links below.

Download Link for Safari 6.0.2 OSX Lion:
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/24/27/041-8084/dr1bfkb54jdws7xmot4l24qxjbjhxkzk8p/Safari6.0.2Lion.pkg

Download Link for Safari 6.0.2 OSX Mountain Lion:
http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/53/02/041-8081/2jwp4wjrwygtm4lc608qy4h0n4a9yyq37g/Safari6.0.2Mountain.pkg

 

In future, you may obtain URLs fro download by using this command in terminal.app

curl $(strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SoftwareUpdate.framework/SoftwareUpdate | grep http://swscan) | grep Safari6

Incase you have already upgraded to the mountain lion version of safari, here is how to downgrade to the lion version and ge safari running again.

Step 1: got to safari under applications folder and right-click, select show package contents

Step 2: delete all files and folders in safari.app

Step 3: open terminal and type the following command: sudo rm -d /Applications/Safari.app

Step 4: go to your hard disk’s root and navigate to this path /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/

You may need to show all hidden files and folders, to do so type this command: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES into terminal and relaunch Finder, to undo show hidden files, change text YES to NO.

Step 5: Delete the folder called “Safari”

Step 6: install safari from the downloaded file, e.g. Safari6.0.2Lion.pkg

 

Referencing:

https://jamfnation.jamfsoftware.com/discussion.html?id=5899

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4480116?start=0&tstart=0