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I have a T420 but take mine as a example. I used 1.46 for my bios mod.

-First Step

Downloaded Original 1.46 from Lenovo and installed it. If your bios is newer like 1.49, you need to do some extra steps to downgrade to 1.46

-extra

run the 1.46 bios from Lenovo and it will extract the bios somewhere on your C: drive. You don't want to run the installer just quit it.

You then want to CD into the folder

cd C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\83uj28us

Then after u cd into the location u wanna run this

winflash.exe /sv /sd 83ET76WW\$01C8000.FL1

It should start flashing and when it is done your PC should shut restart and upon restart it should be flashing the embedded controller.

-MOD flash steps.

Download the modded bios and extract it. when you open it it should look like the folder from the original bios

CD into the modded bios location

-example

cd C:\MODDED BIOS\FLASH\83uj28us

then run

winflash.exe /sv /sd 83ET76WW\$01C8000.FL1

it should flash and restart like the first one. When you boot back into windows shut down. Turn the laptop on and mash f1 to boot into the bios. You should see an Advanced Tab. That is how you know the modded bios is installed and the and wifi card installed should work now.

Thanks for your help but the last BIOS org lenovo is 1.43, and I found 1.41 mod and whitelist. If i put 1.43 org doesn't start installer.

 

 

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Thanks for your help but the last BIOS org lenovo is 1.43, and I found 1.41 mod and whitelist. If i put 1.43 org doesn't start installer.

 

 

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I think your not see at the good place

Bios Lenovo

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I think your not see at the good place

Bios Lenovo

Sorry chris my Lenovo is T420s and the last is 1.43 I think

 

 

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@tluck - Not yet, when i set the graphic mode in the BIOS to Integrated and Thinkpad LCD, then save, then reboot, it switches back too Discrete Mode, so i guess Ill have to use Discrete, but using Discrete I get the errors as described in my previous mails. If you have any tips for me, i would be grateful. Rgs, Law

Hi have you solved your problem? Me too I have same problem.

 

 

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@Marco1984

 

My W520 will do the same if I don't select "load default settings" first before changing graphics device.

 

Try that and reboot then check if settings have stuck.

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@Marco1984

 

My W520 will do the same if I don't select "load default settings" first before changing graphics device.

 

Try that and reboot then check if settings have stuck.

Thanks avdo, but in my T420s have to stay in optimus yes?

 

If i load default settings is ok, but after it goes change in Discrete and it can't boot. I have to go again in bios and put optimus than is ok. But if i restart i have same problem. I tried integrated and sometimes is sometimes KP.

 

 

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I would be careful with clover configurator - it can often generate garbage. I have never used it. i use PlistEditor Pro.

 

@SuperReaper - what is your system type? you may need make sure you have the right DSDT fix or patch kexts to recognize it

 

- i use this card:

 

Atheros 9280 - aka AR5BHB92   (0x168C, 0x1081)

https://www.amazon.com/Atheros-Wireless-300Mbps-AR5BHB92-Dual-band/dp/B008UNNG1Y

but it seem some have been able to make 9285 work

Hey bro, I use T420 - 2540M

I fix DSDT (add wifi at EXP2) and use kext below but it still panic. It got error like this: "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x104, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2422.90.20/osfmk/x86_64/pmap.c"...

I attach file below

Please help!

Wifi AR9285 Sierra.zip

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@tluck I upgraded my bluetooth from 3.0 to 4.0. Windows sees it as ThinkPad Bluetoot 4.0 and windows says the Driver provider is Broadcom but macOS doesnt see it at all. the T420 Bluetooth Injector is in my L/E. I also paired my speaker in windows

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Hey bro, I use T420 - 2540M

I fix DSDT (add wifi at EXP2) and use kext below but it still panic. It got error like this: "TLB invalidation IPI timeout: " "CPU(s) failed to respond to interrupts, unresponsive CPU bitmap: 0x104, NMIPI acks: orig: 0x0, now: 0x0"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-2422.90.20/osfmk/x86_64/pmap.c"...

I attach file below

Please help!

well i dont know ... this what my ARPT looks like ... Clover edits the DSDT and adds it to EXP2. since you have T420 - you should be using the zip  (all the EFI files etc) pretty much as is without any mods.

 

from clover boot.log:

 

$ cat /Library/Logs/CloverEFI/boot.log |grep -i air

5:013  0:000  Found Airport Atheros at 0x1C0001, 0x0, DeviceID=0x002A

5:015  0:000  Start Airport Fix

5:015  0:000  AirportADR=7288 add patch size=7D

Device (ARPT)
                {
                    Name (_ADR, Zero)  // _ADR: Address
                    Name (_SUN, 0x00000000)  // _SUN: Slot User Number
                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)  // _DSM: Device-Specific Method
                    {
                        Store (Package (0x08)
                            {
                                "built-in",
                                Buffer (0x01)
                                {
                                     0x00                                          
                                },
                                "model",
                                Buffer (0x10)
                                {
                                    "Apple WiFi card"
                                },
                                "device_type",
                                Buffer (0x08)
                                {
                                    "Airport"
                                },
                                "empty",
                                Zero
                            }, Local0)
                        DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                        Return (Local0)
                    }
                }

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well i dont know ... this what my ARPT looks like ... Clover edits the DSDT and adds it to EXP2. since you have T420 - you should be using the zip  (all the EFI files etc) pretty much as is without any mods.

 

from clover boot.log:

 

$ cat /Library/Logs/CloverEFI/boot.log |grep -i air

5:013  0:000  Found Airport Atheros at 0x1C0001, 0x0, DeviceID=0x002A

5:015  0:000  Start Airport Fix

5:015  0:000  AirportADR=7288 add patch size=7D

Device (ARPT)
                {
                    Name (_ADR, Zero)  // _ADR: Address
                    Name (_SUN, 0x00000000)  // _SUN: Slot User Number
                    Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized)  // _DSM: Device-Specific Method
                    {
                        Store (Package (0x08)
                            {
                                "built-in",
                                Buffer (0x01)
                                {
                                     0x00                                          
                                },
                                "model",
                                Buffer (0x10)
                                {
                                    "Apple WiFi card"
                                },
                                "device_type",
                                Buffer (0x08)
                                {
                                    "Airport"
                                },
                                "empty",
                                Zero
                            }, Local0)
                        DTGP (Arg0, Arg1, Arg2, Arg3, RefOf (Local0))
                        Return (Local0)
                    }
                }

Hey bro, fix DSDT, or patch via Clover or install kext, which is the best option?

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Hey bro, fix DSDT, or patch via Clover or install kext, which is the best option?

i would say from user point of view:

clover patch : super easy

kext : super easy but not the cleanest SLE or  LE

DSDT harder from my point of view but make your system closer to OS real mac

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Cos T420 and T60 share many kexts.

Do you think a dual T20 /T460 config can be create?

 

would be great to have  a single Hd to make several computer boot ;)

 

shared kext at root kext folder  or in /L/E?

specific kexts in each OEM folder  like config.plist...

 

How to do this and make facetime...work (information like nvram can be shared)

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@Tettone - exactly!!!  

- I have single EFI for all my hacks - i use OEM to distinguish on different models - T420 vs T460 vs G780 - here is the structure

post-954945-0-27579200-1504374737_thumb.png

 

i haven't a T460 to test ... but on my T420 I don't even install kexts in /Library/Extensions anymore.  you could just combine them all in /L/E... but now instead, I just update all kexts to the specific folders in ESP -

 

/Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/OEM/<ProductID>/kexts/Other

 

 

---------

 

I updated the guide and release ... should work for Sierra and High Sierra

 

  • Release v2017.09.02 on GitHub
  • Updated Clover to r4189
  • Updated ACPIBatteryManager kext - fixes Activity Monitor Energy Tab issue
  • Updated FakeSMC kext and HWMonitor.app to 1443
  • updated installer .pkg
  • tweaked default HWMonitor menu color scheme to use dark/light menut bar theme.
  • Updated Lilu 1.1.7 (from GitHub) and AppleALC for Lenovo T420
  • Updated VoodooPS2Controller kext - High Sierra
  • Added support for High Sierra APFS

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I installed new release and now I can't adjust brightness!

I will revert to previous release 

 

and previous install I have some issue:

 - boot screen garble

 - can't use three fingers

 - fan speed not enough when > 80 

 

how can solve it?

thank bro!

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@Tettone - exactly!!!  

- I have single EFI for all my hacks - i use OEM to distinguish on different models - T420 vs T460 vs G780 - here is the structure

attachicon.gifefi.png

 

i haven't a T460 to test ... but on my T420 I don't even install kexts in /Library/Extensions anymore.  you could just combine them all in /L/E... but now instead, I just update all kexts to the specific folders in ESP -

 

/Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/OEM/<ProductID>/kexts/Other

Perfect :)

 

I use that in fact

but i didm't know that i can only use OEM (i thought we had to use a config at root level) (1st tip)

I use more that 2 OEM folder in fact with each config. (20FMS79J00, 4236Y33, 4291Y4T)

post-638501-0-92024500-1504379104_thumb.png

i was using kexts in /L/E,

i will try to do without now (thanks for the 2nd tip)

Thanks a lot tluck

i just sold my T460 (cos i have a iMac now), i'll still use my T420 as a hack.

 

 

Thanks for the last pack :)

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Hey bro, after I replace N6205 wifi card by AR5B195 and I patch dsdt. But It seems my cpu always hotter than usual when I use Mac but windows is still the same than before. Does anybody has any idea?

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@SuperReaper - i recommend the dsdt with the heat-step implementation - it will provide better cooling.

 

also if you have not done this in last few years, removing the cpu heat-sink unit and re-applying the special cpu grease (which is probably dry and crusty) will greatly improve the heat transfer. i mean after all these boxes date back to  2011 +/- a year and may need some maintenance.

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@tluck ooh! thank you! 

it woking after I rerun createAppleBacklightInjector.command

 

I use Mac Sierra 10.12.6

Please tell me how to fix some issue:

 - boot screen garble

 - can't use three fingers

 - and how to boost fan speed

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@long0311

 

- what is boot screen garble? the logo on boot up?

- there is some three finger support - but the trackpad is not a magic track pad so not all gestures are supported.\

- you can push the blue thinkpad button to toggle the fan to max speed - or implement the heat-step with ACPIPoller.kext as outlined in the guide

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@tluck

- yes yes, apple logo on boot up screen

- ok, thank you

- I follow instruction install heat-step but not make maximum fan speed when overhearing 

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Hey bro, can we Enable (turn on) Wifi green light just like bluetooth (same on windows and ubuntu), because I have replace my wifi card by flash mod bios?

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Hey bro, can we Enable (turn on) Wifi green light just like bluetooth (same on windows and ubuntu), because I have replace my wifi card by flash mod bios?

the flashing light for wifi doesn't work in macOS. I see it only work in windows.

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the flashing light for wifi doesn't work in macOS. I see it only work in windows.

I think it because Intel wifi isn't recognized by MacOS, if u replace by some wifi card MacOS can recognize so it is posible!

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I think it because Intel wifi isn't recognized by MacOS, if u replace by some wifi card MacOS can recognize so it is posible!

I have a DW1510 works oob. no flashing light for wifi, only windows.

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      - Copy my Clover folder to the USB's EFI folder
      - Boot with the Installer USB
      - If you stuck in boot, reboot and in the Clover bootloader select "config_debug.cfg" -> you'll have more informations about the freeze
       
      Please open the README.rtf in my install zip for more informations about the USB Installer & Post installation!
      On Catalina the System folder is read-only, so you need to remount in rw to modify System/Library. 
      If you have a single RAM and getting panic at boot, then you need to edit the "config.plist" with these (SMBIOS->after "Version 1.0"):
      ->Edit "Frequency" and "Size" to match your RAM values
      <key>Version</key> <string>1.0</string> <key>Memory</key> <dict> <key>Channels</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>SlotCount</key> <integer>1</integer> <key>Modules</key> <array> <dict> <key>Slot</key> <integer>0</integer> <key>Size</key> <integer>8192</integer> <key>Frequency</key> <integer>2133</integer> <key>Type</key> <string>DDR4</string> </dict> </array> </dict> </dict>  
      PowerManagement  fix:
      Set HWPEnable=YES in Clover (already set), CPUFloor to "700", Frequency to "2300" and "3200"(Normal and Turbo, if you have i7-6700HQ version then it should be "2600", "3500") and "FrequencyVectors" from "0x0d000000" to "0x07000000" in "S/L/E/IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/X86PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Resources/Mac-A5C67F76ED83108C.plist", MSR _xcpm_idle Patch to KernelToPatch in Clover (If you have High Sierra, change "MatchOS" to 10.13):

      <key>KernelToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle instant reboot(c) Pike R. Alpha</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data> ILniAAAADzA= </data> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.14</string> <key>Replace</key> <data> ILniAAAAkJA= </data> </dict> </array> Reboot, and it's 800MHz in idle state, same on Windows.
       

      Elan SmartTouchpad
      I only use scrolling, one-, double- & tripletap
      If you want to try other gestures go to this link for more informations, options (v4.6.5) ->  DETAILS ABOUT THE SMART TOUCHPAD DRIVER FEATURES
      Fn Brightness keys not working with this, tried several things without success. With VoodoPS2Controller it's working, but you'll have no gestures (neither scrolling).
       
       
      Before updating to a new version of Catalina please update kexts (and clover if necessary) to newer versions to avoid kernel panics.
      Generate a serial number with Clover Configurator.app (open up your config.plist with CC then -> SMBIOS -> Serial Number -> Generate New)
       
      Catalina & Windows 10 Dual-Boot:
      Dual-boot clean install (on one drive), UEFI Only:
       
       Boot into your Mac installer, Create 2 partitions in GUID table (1 for Win (I used FAT32 but I think it doesn't matter what you choose), 1 for Mac),   Install Mac, boot with your USB, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), create an EFI folder (if there is no folder), copy the CLOVER folder I attached to the EFI folder, restart,  Boot into your Win installer, Format the partition you created for Win, install.   Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       5.  You're done! It will booting into Clover when you start the system, and you can select Win or Mac (or another OS if installed on a 3rd partition).
       
      Dual-boot with Windows installed first (on one drive), UEFI Only:
      If you already have Windows and you don't want to lose all your data there is a hope:
      I created a video from this restore method: [Hackintosh] Dual-Boot High Sierra & Windows - when Windows already installed - no data waste - UEFI
      You need bootable Mac Installer and a full system restore image (link is in my video's description).
      (You may see errors if your EFI partition is not 200 MB)
       Boot into your Windows, resize your partition or create one for Mac.  Boot into your Mac installer and in Disk Utility format the partition you created.  Restore from image: select your full system restore image.  When it's finished restoring you just need to restart, then boot to the system with your usb.  When you successfully booted to Mac desktop, mount your EFI partition (use terminal or an EFI mounter app), open EFI, you will see there is a Microsoft folder already (don't touch that!). Copy my CLOVER folder to the EFI folder then Restart.  Now, it's automatically booting into Windows. To use Clover open cmd in administrator, type:  bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\CLOVER\CLOVERX64.efi       7.  You're done! You can select your old Windows and your new macOS!
      (Only tried with Windows 8/8.1/10. I don't know Windows 7,etc.)
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING MAC RESTORE:
      - Make sure you have partitions in GPT
      - Windows using 100 MB EFI and will annoy the Mac restore. Don't worry, just ignore the errors.
       
      IF YOU GETTING ERRORS DURING WINDOWS INSTALLATION (could not be formatted, etc):
      - Make sure you have GPT partitions, and GPT (UEFI) installer, also disconnect all external storage drives (except the installer USB)
       
      IF YOU USED RESTORE METHOD THEN CAN'T MOUNT YOUR EFI PARTITION (No EFI partition found):
      - It's because your EFI is not 200 MB or not an "Apple" original EFI,  but do not worry, try another EFI mounter, or mount from terminal (I used EFI mounter v3: Getting errors, but you can mount and use without problem)
      - You also could "mount" the EFI from Windows:
      1st method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      diskpart list vol (Now select the "System" volume,(FAT 32) For example I select 4) sel vol 4 list part (Select System type partition, for example 2) sel part 2 assign letter=b (This will "mount" your EFI partition) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI remove letter=b (This will "unmount" your EFI) 2nd method: open cmd in administrator mode and type:
      mountvol b: /s (This will mount your EFI) Open Explorer++ or TotalCommander in administrator mode to manage EFI mountvol b: /d (This will unmount your EFI) Thanks to all OSXLatitude members for helping me out! (Jake Lo, Hervé, Bronxteck, black.dragon74)!
      Notes:
      2019.11.03: Enabled SIP caused a lots of issues so now it's disabled -> updated bootpack
      2019.11.02: Updated to 10.15.1 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.10.09: Installed macOS Catalina 10.15 -> Updated Clover, kexts & config.plist -> no problem so far
      2019.08.18: Updated to 10.14.6 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.06.01: Updated to 10.14.5 -> no problem when/after installing
      2019.04.25: Optimized touchpad scrolling -> updated install files
      2019.03.30: Fixed USB 3.0 ports, fixed Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> updated bootpack
      2019.03.28: Updated to 10.14.4. Unexpected crashes while updating to 10.14.4 -> fixed by updating Clover to the latest (v4910) version. Bluetooth crashes appeared -> fixed by downgraded Brcm*.kexts. Updated bootpack.
      2019.02.24: Bluetooth crashes after sleep -> fixed, updated bootpack. 
      2019.02.22: Updated to 10.14.3. Fixed HDMI Audio by installing "FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext" -> fixed freezing during boot. Fixed brightness levels by installing "AppleBacklightFixup.kext". Also updated bootpack & postinstall zip down in attachments.
      2019.01.21: Removed FakeSMC.kext, SMCHelper-64.efi, replaced by VirtualSMC.kext, VirtualSMC.efi because I got random freezes when booting system (kextd stall[0], (120s): 'AppleACPICPU' -> CPU is at 100%, fans are spinning fast), also updated bootpack in the attachments "acer_aspire_v591g-55tu_clover.zip" -> Freeze continued, brought back FakeSMC, deleted VirtualSMC (caused BT crashes).
      2019.01.18: HDMI Audio is fixed, I didn't do anything HDMI Audio is not fixed, sometimes it worked but most likely not. (no idea why)
      2018.12.09: Updated to 10.14.2 -> did without any complication
      2018.11.28: Fixed combo-jack garbage sound output by installing ALCPlugFix and CodecCommander.kext
      2018.11.01: Updated to 10.14.1 -> HDMI & VGA ports are gone again. -> Fixed by "AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kext" rollback from 10.14.
      2018.09.28: Updated to Mojave 10.14 -> Fixed HDMI & VGA Outputs by adding "AppleGraphicsDevicePolicy.kext" patches to config.plist, HDMI audio not working
    • By Cwtf
      I just made a clean install of High Sierra on a 1TB crucial ssd. Installed clover Clover_v2.5k_r5070 into the EFI of this ssd, but when I tried to make it my default boot drive, the clover screen wouldn't come up, and left a black screen.
      I tried using the Olarilia usb drive and clover did the same thing.  The only way I can currently boot is to use my old drive with clover v2.4k_4945 then select  my new drive from the clover menu.   
       
      Do I need to install v2.4k on my new drive or is there a way I can get v2.5k working?
       
      I have a GA-x79-ud5 motherboard, AMD  rx580 graphics card and use a Sony 4k tv as my monitor.
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