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  1. davidian

    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Not sure what you mean by optimizing it, I have this one too and it works out of the box, nothing needed (besides bios whitelist removal of course).
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @leaddonkey I have the same card, DW1520 will work almost OOB, without any extra kexts in Sierra/Mojave with just a small config plist patch: <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>DW1520 Whitelist Patch (MBP11,1)</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> TWFjLTJFNkZBQjk2NTY2RkU1OEM= </data> <key>Name</key> <string>com.apple.driver.AirPort.Brcm4360</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> TWFjLTE4OUEzRDRGOTc1RDVGRkM= </data> </dict> If you use for example MBP9,1, as tluck suggested recently, you will need to change the replace data appropriately (base64 encoding of Mac Board-Id). For MBP9,1 use TWFjLTRCN0FDN0U0Mzk0NTU5N0U= For El Capitan search here for DW1520, you will find the solution with MBP8,1.
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    Mojave : Nvidia web driver petition

    off: Can you just snap your fingers like the guy in your avatar pic?
  4. davidian

    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @goodguess I also have problems with Preview (Mojave) opening pictures, don't know why and didn't think to mention it here or check for different formats, but glad that you did! As for the sATA connector degrade hunch, my gut tells me it can't be that, because then ElCapitan should do that too.. and for me it never did, it's the most stable Hackintosh I had so far on T420.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @goodguess Does it happen also if you boot with -v flag (verbose)? It's just a curiosity, shouldn't have any effect unless it's maybe a timing issue or sthing I have no idea about. Everytime I couldn't boot and I tried to do a verbose boot after, to see what's what, it booted (for me it was High Sierra, Mojave didn't do this so far)..
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck thanks for the info! I have not run the kext install command either, just wondering.. I know that I did when installing El Capitan, but it was not written as mandatory in the current guide, so I didn't. What I meant about the DSDT file, was sthing like this: OperationRegion (MNVS, SystemMemory, 0xDAF9D018, 0x1000) vs OperationRegion (MNVS, SystemMemory, 0xBAF9D018, 0x1000) On my Fujitsu Laptop I had differences like this in my old and new DSDT after a motherboard replacement. I only checked for that because some of the things did not work after mobo replacement, like battery, sound... Maybe it was because it came with a newer BIOS, but I didn't check. Is it correct to assume that if people use the same BIOS like yours, differences like this one should not be present? It might not be relevant here, I don't know, but since then, I check for things like this I just tried to boot now with the mojave plist in high sierra, and it worked. First time I tried it didnt, donno why. EGPU also works in High Sierra with the appropriate nvidia web drivers, and reverting your SLOT1 modification in DSDT for EXP4, thats where is connected. Unfortunately no web drivers yet for Mojave..
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @goodguess did you run _kext-install.command post install?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I've got the same problem, after HS/Mojave install laptop keyboard/trackpad/sound/network was working, but on some subsequent boot not anymore.. I only realized this later at some point, since I'm using usb keyboard/mouse while docked, and usb speakers.. Gonna try a reinstall also, and try to pay attention at when/what's happening.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Did this work for you? I tried it on my laptops, and I did not get HiDPI resolution as in the picture in the article.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    So to answer my own question: the problem was that the partition wasn't APFS. In the guide it says macOS Extended (Journaled) or APFS. For High Sierra macOS Extended is not accepted, only APFS (at least in my case with my installer is not). I will later check if it's the same with Mojave. I don't know if this is trivial info or not, I'm just glad I found out what was the issue. If anyone thinks it's worth it, then maybe mention it in the guide, altough searching for the text that I posted in the thread give me no hits, so maybe it's just me.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    On the HDD? It's the same HDD where I have El Capitan installed, just created a separate partition and formatted it to Mac Os Extended (Journaled), so that must be GPT. Disk Util says so.. Would it make any sense to try with a complete blank HDD?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    So I created the usb installer, made an empty 50Gb macOS partition, but after booting from the usb stick, I cannot select that partition (or any). I'm getting "You may not install on this volume because the computer is missing a firmware partition". Did I miss something, anyone got this before me? I downloaded the full installer app (~5Gb) with macOS High Sierra patcher, since from the app store I was getting the 28Mb installer.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @tluck, @bedfellow, thanks for the info. @tluck, I read about the new apfs, is there any downside to it or it's just another file system? I'm asking because you mentioned it, and I don't know if it was because I should watch out for something, or it was just a casual info.. I will move first to High Sierra, and then see from there. I remember talk about the glitches since tluck was trying out the Sierra Beta, so I never felt motivated to move from El Cap. If I manage to install HS / Mojave, maybe I won't have a problem with glitches or other gfx issues, because I use eGPU while docked.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    If I recall correctly its a DW1520. The only reason I'm considering trying out Mojave is because of Dark Mode.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Right now I have El Capitan on T420. If I want to try out Mojave on a separate partition, I should save the HD3000 kexts from ElCap, or first install HighSierra, save those kexts from HS, and then install Mojave? Thanks
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