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    Lenovo g510 compatibility with Mavericks 10.9.2

    Alright. I've got a functional hackintosh laptop now. Here's what I did: 1. Configured G510 bios for UEFI only mode and disabled Virtualization (at least for installation) 2. Used Clover to create a bootable Mavericks USB. The main thing here is to get the correct config.plist and the kexts. See my shared folder and follow the instructions for installing Mavericks using Clover (google it up, tons of posts on the net regarding this topic). The main advantage I found, not kernel patching to be done manually and the graphics for HD4600 was up and running right from install. Didn't need special kexts. 3. Remember that Clover takes a long time to install, so set aside an hour at least for the basic install process. Even when the screen says one second remaining, its going to take a lot of time. And dont forget that it reboots about 3 times before the installation is finally done. The config.plist from my machine should give you all the setting you need. If not, read up on how to take a generic config.plist and customize to your hardware. 4. Troubleshooting for booting: - Some bluetooth error: Use IntelAzul=12 flag, or use -x for safe mode. At least one of these options should work. - Some kernel trap or memory error: Use maxmem=2048 or maxmem=4096 (at least for installation) 5. After the install is done and you can boot up from your laptop drive, install the required kexts (ones attached in the link as well as any other you might need) NOTE: My G510 uses an Elan touchpad. Dont use Rehabman's PS2 controller kext cos it wont work completely (dragging and gestures basically). Use this: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/1948-elan-touchpad-driver-mac-os-x/ 6. UPDATE: Hackintosh is running well mostly, except for the issue with the wifi dongle noted below. The latest news is I have got battery status! Just use Rehabman's ACPI Battery Driver from the following post: http://www.tonymacx86.com/mavericks-laptop-support/116102-how-patch-dsdt-working-battery-status.html Yup, that should give you a working hackintosh. I added a Kinivo Bluetooth dongle to connect to my stereo and ordered a TP Link WN725N WiFi dongle. Until then, am using Horndis-rel5 (http://joshuawise.com/horndis) for connecting my Samsung Note2 in USB tethering mode for a wifi connection. UPDATE: So the WN725N V2 usb WiFi does not work too well. My mac has been crashing for some time now and I believe it is due to the dongle. Plus there seems to be instances where it drops the net every now and then. Still exploring Files needed for Clover: http://www.4shared.com/folder/fORZn6Nm/Mavericks_G510_Clover_Files.html My specific G510 model: Lenovo G510/59-398343. Not all G510s are equal. Here's the main h/w i needed to get configured/kexts for: Intel HD4600 only (should work with provided config.plist since kexts are available with Mavericks I think). i5 4200M (Haswell, Clover patches kernel automatically). Elan Touchpad (link provided). Realtek audio (used VoodooHDA, had to apply patches for low volume, though not very successful). WiFi and Bluetooth wont work. Nor will the function keys on the keyboard.
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    Lenovo g510 compatibility with Mavericks 10.9.2

    so latest update: I installed using myHack. I did use the recommendation except the one which was recommended for systems using nVidia card. Everything boots up fine for now. Kexts for ethernet and touchpad work as described by OP. My only big issue for now is that it won't boot without maxmem=2048 flag. I think thats why it is also running a bit sluggish. And the same flashing problem in Safari and Launcher as described. So memory is an issue. Graphics card barely works. WiFi doesn't work.
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    Lenovo g510 compatibility with Mavericks 10.9.2

    Ok. Tried using myHack and the Haswell patch (xpcm and lapic). UEFI is disabled and BIOS is set to "Legacy Support". At least it gets running, then panics with a cpu caller error. To fix that, I had to use maxmem=2048 flag (I have 8GB RAM installed). Now the installer is up but wont detect my trackpad. Using a USB mouse for now. So installation is in progress. will update if it gets thru. EDIT: Applied all recommendations by myHack. and i forgot to plugin the laptop. just died on me x-(
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    Lenovo g510 compatibility with Mavericks 10.9.2

    Ok. So i have decided to go ahead and Hackintosh my G510. Its an i5 4200M with Intel HD4600 and HM86 chipset. So far its been a pain. Rehab's patch did not work for me and got a KP. Not trying to get a Clover USB up. Still not clear as to which configuration options to use in it though. Anyone has a link to a guide for this specific G510?