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[Guide] ML on Acer Aspire TimelineX 4830TG (3830TG or 5830TG)

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Going to wait until IATKOS updates to get 10.9.



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I have some ideas for you. You should read this: http://www.insanelym...ort-tonymacx86/ and this: http://www.insanelym...out-tonymacx86/ and also ask after getting problems with your used tools on the developers platform or the developers themthelves for support.


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I have some ideas for you. You should read this: http://www.insanelym...ort-tonymacx86/ and this: http://www.insanelym...out-tonymacx86/ and also ask after getting problems with your used tools on the developers platform or the developers themthelves for support.


Have fun.


Yup. Sorry about that. I just thought that some others over here might have had a clue/way to inject the Intel HD 3000 kexts from ML into 10.9.



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@ Yuvin


No harm meant. The tools you have used, are working as far, as I know, with different default values for PCIRoot and npci, to get their suggest hardware to work and get loaded at early boottime.

I suggest that you should try to switch from chim... to the newest version of one of the bootloaders here in Downloads and also get the i386 files.

In my humble opinion you have also to manually install the neccessary efi files to get the deflaut values of Chameleon or Enoch bootlaoder. A Faq with syntax how to to this, you should find here in the Technical Faq section or with google.


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Yes, I'm currently looking for the future kext pack.

I will release them once iATKOS version of mavericks is out.



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Bluetooth was working but it's not right now. I tried reinstall kexts… I can turn on or off it can't find any devices and devices can't find notebook… Any solutions?



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So, anyone know of any other distros that will work for us? I sure as hell won't pay for an OSx86 distro.



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  • Intel Core i5-2410M @ 2.30 GHz + TurboBoost Up to 2.90GHz
  • 8.00 GB DDR3 1333 MHz RAM
  • 750 GB HDD
  • Atheros 9287 Wifi/ Gigabyte Ethernet
  • HD 3000 GPU / nVidia Optimus GeForce GT540M 2GB
  • Elantech Multitouch TrackPad


  • CPU with turboboost (Speedstep)
  • Wifi
  • Ethernet
  • HD 3000 GPU (full)
  • 2 USB 2.0 Ports + USB 3.0 Port (See UPDATE 4 for USB 3.0 kext)
  • Audio (Speaker/Headphone) + volume control
  • Shutdown, Restart, Sleep (Lid and button)
  • Brightness control
  • Battery
  • Keyboard/Mouse
  • Multitouch Enable Trackpad
  • Dual Boot with Windows 8
  • WebCam
  • iMessage (FIXED)
  • Bluetooth (See update 5 for download link)

Does't Work:

  • nVidia Optimus GeForce GT540M



  • Boot from iATKOS ML2 USB
  • Disk Utilities > Format your OSX Partition to Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
  • Customize, Select, Install and Restart:

Original Apple Boot Logo
PatchMac Model> 8,1 MacBook Pro
SATA/IDE (leave the default select)

Battery*****(select this to get native battery working, without voodoo)
nVidia>Disable nVidia
Kernel Cache


  • Unzip 4830TG kext.zip
  • Patch all kext Inside Folder [PATCH 1] using Kext Utilities attachicon.gifP1.png
  • Patch all kext Inside Folder [PATCH 2] using Kext Utilities attachicon.gifP2.png
  • Drag all Files inside Extra (in PATCH 2) to ~/Extra and replace all attachicon.gifEXT.png
  • Delete NullCPUPowerManagement.kext inside Extension
  • Rebuild Cache/Repair Permission attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2013-02-16 at 5.21.30 PM.png
  • Install Pleaseslpeep.dmg
  • Reboot with -f
  • After Reboot, Open up Champlist (in your application folder) and select F-boot attachicon.gifFBoot.png
  • For iMessage Fix (Patch 3: http://tekwik.com/20...-fix-chameleon/)


Side Notes:

  • Set Graphics to Integrated instead of Switchable if you want to increase battery life (5 - 7 hr Integrated/2-3 hr Switchable)

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  • Screen Brightness Control: Fn + F12 (down) AND Fn + Pause (Up)

attachicon.gifBT C.pngattachicon.gifBRG CNT.png

  • Headphone sound may be unstable at times (Open up Settings > sound > Mic and just leave the window open)

attachicon.gifHEADPHONE FIX.pngTwitter: @rwu921

[UPDATE 1*] New ElanTech TouchPad kext is out V2.1.3: https://mega.co.nz/#...ACz66THGRdDLniAYou can add/remove different features in the plist!!(or visit official forum: http://forum.osxlati...driver-mac-osx/)

[UPDATE 2*] Turns out after a couple boots, -f (flag boot) is no longer necessary!!

[UPDATE 3*] Feel free to update to 10.8.3 and 10.8.4 via Apps Store. It might show unexpected error, but everything will be fine after restart. attachicon.gifScreen Shot 2013-03-16 at 4.07.38 PM.pngattachicon.gifScreen Shot 2013-06-06 at 1.47.35 PM.png

[UPDATE 4*] NO SLEEP FUNCTION IF YOU APPLY THIS KEXT (for now). USB 3.0 kext tested working!!! Here ya go fellows: https://mega.co.nz/#...ScGbwYryLNqYxVI
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[UPDATE 5*] Bluetooth AR3011 tested working...finally! press Fn+F3 to cycle through wireless settings.

***Some of you might need to edit your VID and PID. I have it on VID0489/PIDE02C

Here ya go: https://mega.co.nz/#...WAS3EimLMvO16d0

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[UPDATE 6*] HDMI Audio kext found!

Link: https://mega.co.nz/#...oGJxOsKGD0mGN6I

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For risk takers (USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISKS):


DSDT Tutorial (Step 1): http://www.youtube.c...h?v=WseMI07G6_A


For Acer 5830TG Mountain Lion Users (Kext Package):

*Fresh install required

Link: https://mega.co.nz/#...ujmEyDzZKtzhxtY


Bluetooth kext (not tested/not fully functional): SOLUTION FOUND, SEE UPDATE 5

*Test it on any version beyond 10.8.2

*More files coming soon

*Try to make it recognize by OSX first!

*It goes Wifi + No BT --> Wifi + BT --> No Wifi + BT --> No Wifi + No BT --> Wifi + No BT

Link: https://mega.co.nz/#...hAOSaP8573pLNHQ



HDMI audio (not tested):   SOLUTION FOUND, SEE UPDATE 6

*Test it on 10.8.0 or 10.8.2 first before moving onto higher version

link: https://mega.co.nz/#...zUf4GecWhI9Ua5Q


SSDT Collection:

*use only when the given files (above) doesnt work

*all files are not tested, read readme file first


i3 2310M/2330M/2350M/2370M
i5 2410M/2430M/2450M/2520M/2540M/
i7 2620M/2630QM/2640M/2670QM/2720QM/2760QM/2820QM/2860QM/2920QM/2960QM

Link: https://mega.co.nz/#...5p32VQQUhCLcMU0


TrackPad (for 3830TG user) [some report failure, update coming soon]

*Not tested

*Make sure you dont have VoodooPS2 when using this

Link: https://mega.co.nz/#...hOVwOA8LaSC4PHc


Wifi Card (5830TG 3830TG users)

*Atheros AR81(31/32/51/52/61/62/71/72)

Link: http://www.insanelym...ver-for-107108/


DSDT for 3830TG - WORK IN PROGRESS - By Yuvin



The Trackpad kexts for 3830TG work on my machine with synaptics trackpad.


I however can not seem to get the battery status working.


It works properly when I first install ML2 but as soon as I install kexts in patch #1 it just has an X through it.

I even tried to run the battery.pkg from install disk but it kernel panics me at that point on reboot.


I am not sure how else I can explain this better here.

In my s/l/e folder I have appleintelcpupowermanagement.kext plus appleintelcpupowermanagement196.0.0.kext from patch 1 folder. It doesn't seem to matter which one I delete.....  after clean install and patch kextxs from patch #1 I can not seem to get battery indicator.



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I want to install change my HDD to SSD on the laptop. Will this still work?

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