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

14 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

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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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