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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @ snike: Not sure what you did, actually. The Mojave Hack is for Macs afaik. Are you using the pre-build EFI folder, tluck posted at GitHub? I have the slider and the brightness keys with my T420. @ pcace: Thats really weird. You will hardly need channels above 140 though. Ch 100 to 140 may run with 1000 mW, Ch 149 to 165 may only output 25 mW ! As a lazy guy, I´m using a DELL 1510 WiFi card, as I wanted a Broadcom chip. @Arttu: Did you select the correct config.plist in EFI/EFI/Clover from the package tluck offers? A small screen lets me assume that your HD3000 kexts did not load correctly and/or that your T420 is running without GPU hardware acceleration. Does Alt-Shift-3 work for taking a screenshot on your side? Does your Graphics/Display section look like this?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I tried with both my T420, the usual 16GB rig and the 8GB Windows machine. As expected its not a -v issue. Both Thinkpads do have kernel panics, the Windows flavour maybe a bit less. The KP always is like this, cpu 1 caller or cpu 2 caller do change. I never saw such in Sierra or HS. Edit1: I´m booting with -v in the config.plist meanwhile, and don´t see KP right now. Whether this is some voodoo, or related to swapping SSD/HDD I can´t tell. Maybe the T420´s sATA connectors degrade too over decades. Edit2: Does anybody else have the issue with Preview (Mojave HD3000) not opening .jpg files? PNG files do work as expected. Not a big issue, just wondering whether it´s a problem on my side.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Comrades, I got a fresh small SSD today and let CCC do its job to clone from my USB-2 external. 10.14 is booting without crashing/lagging now. Could have very well been the old pATA drive via USB having issues. The 10.14.1 upgrade did work without issues, a couple of boot trials were needed though. GPU support did persist after upgrading. Thanks all for keeping the T420 alive and updated! Edit: KP got even worse now. I can boot MJ maybe 1 out of 8 times. Don´t know whether I´d better give up and be content with Windows 10 / Sierra / HS. The few times 10.14 boots, everything seems to be OK (except Preview) but a OS not booting can really become annoying. I´m attaching my latest KP, hoping that someone finds the issue. KP_MJ_10-14-1.rtf
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    @davidian: Did you install the HWSensors package too, from tluck´s repository? Is 10.14 booting flawlessly on your side - without KP? I could not make HiDPI work either, not that I would need it actually. @Tetonne: I seem to recall that there was no valid whitelist removal after 1.46, things may have changed meanwhile. Downgrading BIOS from Windows did not work for me back in the days either. The DOS flash solution did work as described, see my txt file included with the upload. Best stay with the patched 1.46 with WL removal, I think that the spyware Intel AMT function is disabled that way too.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I still have the BIOS/UEFI stuff on a 1GB thumb drive. My BIOS was at 1.48 with my last T420, lets hope the downgrade still works via DOS with BIOS 1.5.2 The bootable thumb drive is 1 GB, I´ll copy the needed files to a folder. You will need to make a bootable volume from them to get into DOS for downgrading BIOS. Here are the files: https://www.magentacloud.de/lnk/fvStA9ob Good luck!
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thanks tluck. As I was uncertain how to get back the trackpad function, installed from scratch again on the USB2 volume. Until right now trackpad, trackpoint and keyboard do work. Same for sound, volume keys and camera. Why the kexts were no loaded last time remains the question. I´ll try some more, than replacing HS with Mojave will be on schedule. I´m getting system crashes in an early stage, three out of four times. I´ll try with my other T420, as there may be a ACPI issue as seen before. The crash report (first lines) is attached. For the lost trackpad and sound, could HWSensors be the culprit? The devices did work on my second trial until installation. Afterwards Trackpad and sound are missing and HWSensors are not loaded either - strange. panic_report.rtf
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Got both cpu flavours 1600*900 (Intel only) and honestly do not see a difference, performance wise. RAM will matter and possibly an i7, but I don´t think upgrading the cpu is worth the money, SSD and RAM are the ones and possibly a expansion bay for backup etc.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Thanks, thats right. Found the needful things three pages before. Still a working package hosted here won´t harm much. Another problem did arise unfortunately. I lost PS2 Trackpad and keyboard after booting from power off. USB mouse and keyboard do work of course, but thats not comfortable with a laptop. Just realized that sound is gone too. Any thoughts how to get back the functionality from just after installation? Other than that, the OS looks quite snappy, even from my old USB2 Fujitsu 120 HDD.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    You are the greatest tluck, thanks a bunch for your latest EFI package! I was able to install Mojave on a spare old USB2 drive, AFS formatted. Needed some re-boots, but all an all a hassle free installation. One thing puzzling me, from the About this Mac, I'm getting 5 MB VRAM, is that what it should be? I seem to recall that some kext from Sierra would better things a bit. If that's still an option, which one should be installed? Sorry for not recalling all proceedings in this thread. Again, awesome work. Thanks for keeping our oldies updated!
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    tluck, could you please post again the link for you latest package uploaded? I´m getting a 404 from GitHub right now.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    I´m getting occasional KP the last weeks, I never saw that frequent before with Hackintosh. This is the backtrace: Does anybody have similar issues with a T420 Sierra recently? I´ll try with my other T420, which usually has W10 installed, to rule out a hardware error, but I don´t think its the hardware. Off topic: Did any of you hear from René Trost maybe? Many will know Rene as one of the kind admins over at OSX86.com / kexts.com or from other hackintosh forums.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Hi, just wanted to say thank you so much to tluck and all others making Release v2018.02.11 happen! The new EFI runs very well with my Sierra T420, minor graphic glitches with Firefox are gone too. I´m not upgrading to HS as long as possible. HS won´t talk to my vintage DSL router any more due to Apple´s new security policy. A pity no being able to use APFS with my SSD therefore.
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Comrades, I want to thank you so much for your work on the T420 Hackbook! Especially you tluck, for keeping things working and updated. I did upgrade a Sierra clone to High Sierra and found APFS a really great improvement. Much faster than HFS+ and a real space saver too. On the downside, CS5.5 is not really running flawlessly any more and I do see a high battery drain. Sleep or better wake is not working as it was in Sierra. The bummer however is, that my routers web interface is unreachable from Safari or Firefox. The router is kind of old I know, Fritz!Box 7270, but I need that one due to my 3.5 km bell wire to the DSLAM. My SSD layout looks like this, is there something odd with it? Preboot volume and synthesised devices, is that the way its supposed to be?
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    Lenovo ThinkPad T420 with UEFI Only

    Hi folks! Sorry for not following this thread all the time. Not being an early adopter at all, were there any caveats with the 10.12.6 upgrade? Is it safe to install from App store and just let it do its thing? 10.12.5 is running just fine.
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