OSX Installer to PL2303 Serial-USB on OSX Lion / Mountain Lion / Mavericks / Yosemite

Update 1: As some folks said in the comments area: in Mountain Lion (10.8.x), the tool also works!

Update 2: Again, thanks to users those reported that the driver works under Mavericks (10.9.x)

Update 3: Tested over Yosemite Beta (10.10.x) and works perfectly :). Screenshots updated.

Update 4: Some users reporting issues with Yosemite’s latest stable and the origin is a new feature of them called kext signing. Please read more here.

Thanks to ./martijn we have a functional driver to PL2303 chip based devices (to enable a serial port over usb) in OSX 10.7.  To install, you have to do some tasks in the Terminal app, nothing hard. But if you need to do this many times,  it can be boring.

To fix this, I built a native installer that does all the dirty work in a single step, Yayyyyy!!

After completing the process, you can check if everything went well (connect now the usb cable) with the following command:

kextstat -b nl.bjaelectronics.driver.PL2303
with an output like this:

The installer is included below, please check the md5 hash (PL2303 Serial-USB on OSX Lion.pkg) = d6e1a52f2fdbde55bab716037c9630f7

If this tool was useful, please consider donate something!