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On 12/19/2018 at 6:06 PM, goodguess said:

So yeah, the procedure seems to be still doable.

Looks like I did not want to delete anything I had found, though it is not needed to get the downgrade done.

Follow these simple steps:

on Win 7 or earlier :

1. Grab a USB stick and format it FAT32 with the hidden DOS system files on it.

I think I used HPUSBDisk.exe and the files from usbdos.zip while running some Windows OS.

2. Copy over all needed files.

 You will need at least PFLASH.exe, B146.FL1, B146M.FL1 and the TP directory with the winflash.exe.

3. Boot from your USB device into DOS.

4. Type in: PFLASH /sa B146.FL1 (This should downgrade your T420 to BIOS 1.46)

5. Boot into Windows again, open a DOS window and navigate to USB/TP/bios_mod.

6. Type in: winflash /sa B146M.FL1

From the winflash GUI, select "Flash BIOS only" then click on the "Flash" button.

That should be it - reboot and enjoy your modded BIOS.

You may have guessed that M stands for the modded BIOS you finally want.

Besides the whitelist removal, some AMT features are also disabled with the mod.

 

Good luck!

 

For the rare possibility that you already ditched all your Windows installer DVDs:

The Internet Archive has one here: https://archive.org/details/HPOperatingSystemDVDWindows7ProfessionalSP164-bit650434-DN32012

No serial needed, but the install is not a "genuine" W7 of course. ;)

 

HPUSBDisk.exe

usbdos.zip

OpenMe.iso

 

@tluck : I think this procédure (goodguess' one) is great and may be added to your guide for those as me who update there BIOS to newer as 1.46 (DOWNGRADE)

 

@goodguess : THANKS AGAIN for your help :thumbsup_anim:

:thanks_speechbubble: thanks to you my DELL 1510 (BCM94322HM8L) is fully working now :-) :thanks_speechbubble:

For Europeen users : do not use channels 12 and 13 in 2.4GHz, if your BCM94322HM8L card come from China.

this huge tip was brought to me by goodguess too :-)

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@goodguess

I've done clear install, so that should be fine. System freezes are suddenly gone after few reboots, so it's really weird. But now I'm getting random graphic glitches (see picture attached), it is happening only in Firefox so maybe it's just its own problem. I'll probably try to install High Sierra instead as it seems to be more stable for now.

Screenshot 2018-12-29 at 17.50.01.png

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@goodguess hmm. yeah just verified the odd behavior with JPG files. never noticed it before

 

SO switched the model to MBP9,1 vs MBP11,1

- jgp view works in Finder and Preview as well 

nightshift still works etc and will update as expected 

- mojave compatible.

 

I have not tried to see if running as MBP8,1 is more stable. I will run with mbp9,1 for awhile to see if it works better.

 

@bxe if you have 1600x900 LCD then maybe inject the "2e3" EDID. that ism,  move config.1600x900.2e3.plist to config.plist (default)

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Thank you, Goodguess.  I'm running installs while I wait for the new wireless card.  I'm not getting any bluetooth right now, are there steps to get the onboard bluetooth working?

 

Also, my trackpad is working, but I'm not getting single touch, just x and y movement.  Any ideas?  Synaptics hardware, I believe.

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15 hours ago, namisloc said:

Thank you, Goodguess.  I'm running installs while I wait for the new wireless card.  I'm not getting any bluetooth right now, are there steps to get the onboard bluetooth working?

 

Also, my trackpad is working, but I'm not getting single touch, just x and y movement.  Any ideas?  Synaptics hardware, I believe.

what model do yo have?

 

if you read the guide, you will see the note:

Enable (turn on) Bluetooth so the green light is showing on the LCD bezel (do from Windows or Ubuntu).

  • Also make sure the side switch is set to green too!

on trackpad - use the apple system prefs to turn that feature on under trackpad - called tap to click

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22 minutes ago, tluck said:

what model do yo have?

 

if you read the guide, you will see the note:

Enable (turn on) Bluetooth so the green light is showing on the LCD bezel (do from Windows or Ubuntu).

  • Also make sure the side switch is set to green too!

on trackpad - use the apple system prefs to turn that feature on under trackpad - called tap to click

 

Weird thing,  I can't access trackpad int he system pref.

  231710235_Screenshot2018-12-3116_02_33.png.7a63fd68634c3f36407b4041d0faa98f.png

 

Bluetooth: This can't be accessed in the BIOS by chance, can it?  I guess I'll have to make a USB bootable OS

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6 hours ago, tluck said:

@namisloc 

what model laptop do you have? 

what version macOS? 

did you put all the zip contents into the ESP as is?

Sorry friend, I meant to put my build in my signature before making my last post.

 

Bluetooth is working, however I'm unable to access any trackpad preferences.

 

My BIOS was 1.49, and I downloaded what I thought was a 1.52 whitelisted mod, however it rolled my BIOS back to 1.41.  Now, it's a modded 1.41, I have access to the advanced menu and whitelist removed.  Sierra installed smoothly so I decided to just leave it be.   I wanted the modded BIOS because I have 2x8gb DDR3 and an AR9280 on the way.

The EFI folders were copied to ESP.

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Good you got your hack working so far, namisloc!

Did you repair/refresh kext cashes fequently?

If no, use Kext Utility to maintain system files after any changes you made to your hack.

I´ll attach Kext Utility, just in case.

 

Sierra is probably the best OS for a T420.

If you have a spare SSD, you may always clone what you got and upgrade the clone to HS or Mojave, if you feel the need.

 

A Atheros WLAN mPCIe should work as Airport.

I´m using these, as they are supported OOB:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-DW1510-Wireless-N-Wlan-Half-Mini-WIFI-Card-BCM94322HM8L-Dual-brand-0PW934/271557237987?epid=28023372237&hash=item3f3a129ce3:g:6oEAAOSwXeJXeTIW:rk:2:pf:0

 

Why your trackpad does not show up, remains a riddle to me. I have got a 4336-5U2 with everything working.

 

262369999_Screenshot2019-01-02at12_15_20.thumb.png.bfcc9409c7db14a90f11faf541fed362.png

 

EDIT:

Went back to Sierra and the Trackpad setting there is not found either.

Lenovo Trackpoint and Touchpad, do work though. ;)

 

 

Kext Utility.app.zip

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Sierra Trackpad

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My Lenovo T420s is sierra,I have reinstall mojave on it,everything is perfect !! then someday I open apple maps ,it seem to be black screen.but I click "show all tabs".  I can see the map thumbnail.

Did anybody got the same problem ?

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Tluck & all other contributors - Thank you for your work in keeping this topic current and for the work past/present.

 

I have been attempting to upgrade from El Capitan (HDD) on my T420 to High Sierra (SSD), but am unable to get the Dell 1510 card working with the 1.46 Bios mod.  I have attempted to use the Wifi kext through the kext utility2 from RehabMan with the FakePCIID kext as well with no luck.

 

Now that I punched my old HDD in to post, wifi does not work again so using a secondary PC.

 

Everything else appears to work on HS (bluetooth, good video) just need to do the iMessage fix but don't want to do that until I get the wifi working.

 

I may just pull the trigger and jump to Mojave, but wanted to talk to you all first.  Let me know what other PC info you needed/code run in order to help troubleshooting.  Thank you in advance.

 

PC Specs:

CPU: i5 - 2.59 GHz

RAM: 16GB 1333 MHz

Graphics: Intel HD 3000

SSD: Kingston 480GB

 

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@alcheng3344

 

did you properly install the HD3000 in /S/L/E? if not you may not have fully accelerated graphics QE/CI with Mojave

 

@namisloc

- you need to see if the VoodooPS2 kexts are loading.

run:

$ kextstat|grep voodoo
   59    2 0xffffff7f82de1000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.9.2) 39822203-AB99-38FA-85DB-A83BA02A60CA <11 7 5 4 3 1>
   87    0 0xffffff7f82e0f000 0x6000     0x6000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.9.2) 3D5B784B-4D8C-3838-BD2F-3AB5E20742A9 <59 48 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   88    0 0xffffff7f82e15000 0xc000     0xc000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.9.2) E616F856-B251-31D5-8A8F-767E322E1C24 <59 48 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>

should see 3 items

 

if good, then check ioreg:

 

$ ioreg -l -w0|sed -n "/o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad/,/RM,Build/p"  

 

should look like this:

    | |       +-o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad  <class ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad, id 0x10000028d, registered, matched, active, busy 0 (32 ms), retain 10>

    | |         | {

    | |         |   "StickyMultiFingerScrolling" = No

    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMX" = 50

    | |         |   "DisableZoneBottom" = 4200

    | |         |   "HIDPointerConvertAbsolute" = <00>

    | |         |   "IOProviderClass" = "ApplePS2MouseDevice"

    | |         |   "HIDScrollResolution" = 52428800

    | |         |   "MomentumScrollTimer" = 10000000

 

@leaddonkey

 

did your wifi work before you upgraded from el cap to high sierra? if so, then maybe missing a kext?

 

@Dabman1988

 

moving to Mojave is almost as easy as upgrading from Sierra to HighSierra. but i dont know about nvidia ? other than to recommend to disable it.

1) update your ESP with a recent version

2) get your current system running with a mojave config.plist which essentially means you change the model from MPB8,1 to MPB9,1.

3) install Mojave

4) on the post install side you need to install the HD3000 in /S/L/E.

 

all of this is outlined in the Guide.

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I saw that the latest EFI has HD3000 in EFI\CLOVER\kexts\10.14\ , if I have already installed the HD3000 in the /S/L/E and than update EFI , will it affect?

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5 hours ago, tluck said:

@alcheng3344

 

did you properly install the HD3000 in /S/L/E? if not you may not have fully accelerated graphics QE/CI with Mojave

 

@namisloc

- you need to see if the VoodooPS2 kexts are loading.

run:


$ kextstat|grep voodoo
   59    2 0xffffff7f82de1000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.9.2) 39822203-AB99-38FA-85DB-A83BA02A60CA <11 7 5 4 3 1>
   87    0 0xffffff7f82e0f000 0x6000     0x6000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.9.2) 3D5B784B-4D8C-3838-BD2F-3AB5E20742A9 <59 48 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   88    0 0xffffff7f82e15000 0xc000     0xc000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.9.2) E616F856-B251-31D5-8A8F-767E322E1C24 <59 48 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>

should see 3 items

 

if good, then check ioreg:

 


$ ioreg -l -w0|sed -n "/o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad/,/RM,Build/p"  

 

should look like this:

    | |       +-o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad  <class ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad, id 0x10000028d, registered, matched, active, busy 0 (32 ms), retain 10>

    | |         | {

    | |         |   "StickyMultiFingerScrolling" = No

    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMX" = 50

    | |         |   "DisableZoneBottom" = 4200

    | |         |   "HIDPointerConvertAbsolute" = <00>

    | |         |   "IOProviderClass" = "ApplePS2MouseDevice"

    | |         |   "HIDScrollResolution" = 52428800

    | |         |   "MomentumScrollTimer" = 10000000

 

@leaddonkey

 

did your wifi work before you upgraded from el cap to high sierra? if so, then maybe missing a kext?

 

@Dabman1988

 

moving to Mojave is almost as easy as upgrading from Sierra to HighSierra. but i dont know about nvidia ? other than to recommend to disable it.

1) update your ESP with a recent version

2) get your current system running with a mojave config.plist which essentially means you change the model from MPB8,1 to MPB9,1.

3) install Mojave

4) on the post install side you need to install the HD3000 in /S/L/E.

 

all of this is outlined in the Guide.

@tluck - It did work in El Cap prior to the change.  I tried porting over the IO80211Family.kext from El Capitan to High Sierra for the Broadcom BCM94322HM8L.  I checked a few forms and did not see it on the list of kext which Apple did not bring forward and the data from https[:]//wikidevi[.]com/wiki/Broadcom_BCM94322HM8L showed BCM94322HM8L - 14e4:432b 802.11abgn 2T2R.  Still not working, so back at it in the morning. Thanks for any/all the help.

 

Also, tried bringing over my old config.plist to see if it "magically" worked for wifi.  It did not, but my Serial # came over, so one less thing to do!  (It's the little wins!!)

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@leaddonkey - get these kext from the T460 repo vs T420 - 

 

these 4 kext may make it work:

FakePCIID.kext

FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext

BrcmPatchRAM2.kext

BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext

 

@tonyyang123 - the HD3000 kexts are in the kext/10.14 folder just as part of the zip (people asked for them instead having to get them from a High Sierra install) - they don't work right fully unless you put them in /S/L/E in my experience.  

 

so having these kexts duplicated in ESP is ok - the ones in OS /S/L/E should be used

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On 1/3/2019 at 1:06 AM, tluck said:

@leaddonkey - get these kext from the T460 repo vs T420 - 

 

these 4 kext may make it work:

FakePCIID.kext

FakePCIID_Broadcom_WiFi.kext

BrcmPatchRAM2.kext

BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext

 

@tonyyang123 - the HD3000 kexts are in the kext/10.14 folder just as part of the zip (people asked for them instead having to get them from a High Sierra install) - they don't work right fully unless you put them in /S/L/E in my experience.  

 

so having these kexts duplicated in ESP is ok - the ones in OS /S/L/E should be used

 

So tried the kexts from the T460 repo and did not work.  Dug into some of my old notes from El Capitan (again thanks tluck) and ran lspci on a Ubuntu USB and noticed that I am running BCM43224 [14E4:4353] which is the DW1520.  In reviewing other forums it looks like it might not work too well in High Sierra.  Trying to force load the \System\Library\Extensions\IO80211Family.kext\Contents\Plugins\AppleAirPortBrcm43224.kext from my El Capitan HDD.

 

I have the hex and a few other screenshots if anyone has a way to Force the kext to load or alter my kexts to patch.

 

Side Note:  If you got a system running, save that exact setup and write some notes in a textpad file.  Never know when you'll have to dig deep due to a fubar HDD or just because you want to upgrade and it doesn't work on that 1st attempt.

 

If this fails two questions:

1) Any other thoughts?  If not,

2) What is a good Half mini pci card that'll work in both High Sierra and/or Mojave?  want to attempt to "future" proof a bit because I like my hackbook!

 

Thank you all.

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@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.

 

Edited by davidian

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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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Thats what I was asking myself either.

So far my two DW 1510 were working oob since ElCap IIRC.

If a config.plist edit would show the card as Apple instead of "Third-Party Wireless Card" it might be nice to have.

If channel 12 and 13 in the 2.4GHz band could be enabled that way, it would be a real improvement.

(I doubt that, flashing the card will be needed - not worth the hassle, I would suppose.)

 

MBP 8.1 / 9.1

On my side, re-enabling Preview is bettering things a lot.

However, I feel that a config.plist with MBP8.1 or MBP9.1 slows down things compared to MBP11.1.

E.g. opening "About This Mac" or inserting a text string here by copy/paste seems to lag for a second or so.

Which setting do you use or like best for Mojave?

 

 

 

Edited by goodguess

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On 1/2/2019 at 5:04 PM, tluck said:

 

@namisloc

- you need to see if the VoodooPS2 kexts are loading.

run:


$ kextstat|grep voodoo
   59    2 0xffffff7f82de1000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.9.2) 39822203-AB99-38FA-85DB-A83BA02A60CA <11 7 5 4 3 1>
   87    0 0xffffff7f82e0f000 0x6000     0x6000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.9.2) 3D5B784B-4D8C-3838-BD2F-3AB5E20742A9 <59 48 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   88    0 0xffffff7f82e15000 0xc000     0xc000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.9.2) E616F856-B251-31D5-8A8F-767E322E1C24 <59 48 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>

should see 3 items

 

if good, then check ioreg:

 


$ ioreg -l -w0|sed -n "/o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad/,/RM,Build/p"  

 

should look like this:

    | |       +-o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad  <class ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad, id 0x10000028d, registered, matched, active, busy 0 (32 ms), retain 10>

    | |         | {

    | |         |   "StickyMultiFingerScrolling" = No

    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMX" = 50

    | |         |   "DisableZoneBottom" = 4200

    | |         |   "HIDPointerConvertAbsolute" = <00>

    | |         |   "IOProviderClass" = "ApplePS2MouseDevice"

    | |         |   "HIDScrollResolution" = 52428800

    | |         |   "MomentumScrollTimer" = 10000000

 

 

 

Cheers, appreciate the help!

Trackpad is blank in system preferences.  Ran both scripts, here are the results.

$ kextstat|grep voodoo
   49    2 0xffffff7f82af9000 0xb000     0xb000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Controller (1.9.2) 39822203-AB99-38FA-85DB-A83BA02A60CA <11 7 5 4 3 1>
   69    0 0xffffff7f82b3f000 0xc000     0xc000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Trackpad (1.9.2) E616F856-B251-31D5-8A8F-767E322E1C24 <49 41 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>
   70    0 0xffffff7f82b4b000 0x6000     0x6000     org.rehabman.voodoo.driver.PS2Keyboard (1.9.2) 3D5B784B-4D8C-3838-BD2F-3AB5E20742A9 <49 41 15 7 6 5 4 3 1>
$ ioreg -l -w0|sed -n "/o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad/,/RM,Build/p"  
    | |       +-o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad  <class ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad, id 0x100000259, registered, matched, active, busy 0 (114 ms), retain 11>
    | |         | {
    | |         |   "StickyMultiFingerScrolling" = No
    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMX" = 50
    | |         |   "DisableZoneBottom" = 4200
    | |         |   "HIDPointerConvertAbsolute" = <00>
    | |         |   "IOProviderClass" = "ApplePS2MouseDevice"
    | |         |   "HIDScrollResolution" = 52428800
    | |         |   "MomentumScrollTimer" = 10000000
    | |         |   "SwipeDeltaY" = 800
    | |         |   "HIDResetPointer" = Yes
    | |         |   "ScrollDeltaThreshY" = 10
    | |         |   "BogusDeltaThreshY" = 800
    | |         |   "HIDClickTime" = 500000000
    | |         |   "ZoneRight" = 5200
    | |         |   "IOClass" = "ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad"
    | |         |   "FakeMiddleButton" = No
    | |         |   "StickyVerticalScrolling" = No
    | |         |   "UnsmoothInput" = Yes
    | |         |   "HIDInterfaceID" = 5
    | |         |   "DisableZoneRight" = 1700
    | |         |   "VendorID" = 1452
    | |         |   "MaxTapTime" = 100000000
    | |         |   "HIDPointerResolution" = 209715200
    | |         |   "MomentumScrollMultiplier" = 98
    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMY" = 50
    | |         |   "HWResetOnStart" = Yes
    | |         |   "DoubleTapThresholdX" = 150
    | |         |   "TrackpointScrollXMultiplier" = 1
    | |         |   "Revision" = 24
    | |         |   "RM,Build" = "Release-"
    | |       +-o ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad  <class ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad, id 0x100000259, registered, matched, active, busy 0 (114 ms), retain 11>
    | |         | {
    | |         |   "StickyMultiFingerScrolling" = No
    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMX" = 50
    | |         |   "DisableZoneBottom" = 4200
    | |         |   "HIDPointerConvertAbsolute" = <00>
    | |         |   "IOProviderClass" = "ApplePS2MouseDevice"
    | |         |   "HIDScrollResolution" = 52428800
    | |         |   "MomentumScrollTimer" = 10000000
    | |         |   "SwipeDeltaY" = 800
    | |         |   "HIDResetPointer" = Yes
    | |         |   "ScrollDeltaThreshY" = 10
    | |         |   "BogusDeltaThreshY" = 800
    | |         |   "HIDClickTime" = 500000000
    | |         |   "ZoneRight" = 5200
    | |         |   "IOClass" = "ApplePS2SynapticsTouchPad"
    | |         |   "FakeMiddleButton" = No
    | |         |   "StickyVerticalScrolling" = No
    | |         |   "UnsmoothInput" = Yes
    | |         |   "HIDInterfaceID" = 5
    | |         |   "DisableZoneRight" = 1700
    | |         |   "VendorID" = 1452
    | |         |   "MaxTapTime" = 100000000
    | |         |   "HIDPointerResolution" = 209715200
    | |         |   "MomentumScrollMultiplier" = 98
    | |         |   "UnitsPerMMY" = 50
    | |         |   "HWResetOnStart" = Yes
    | |         |   "DoubleTapThresholdX" = 150
    | |         |   "TrackpointScrollXMultiplier" = 1
    | |         |   "Revision" = 24
    | |         |   "RM,Build" = "Release-"
sed: RE error: illegal byte sequence

 

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@namisloc - odd i saw the same thing on Sierra . but installed the final Sierra Security patch and somehow the trackpad started showing up. 

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    • By midi-sama
      After a long time of cooking this computer up with a lot of stuff, I'm finally releasing my guide for this P50 with OpenCore.
       
      Lenovo ThinkPad P50 macOS Install with OpenCore
       
      This thread may be used for questions/corrections/additions. Good Luck.
    • By Simon's InsaneMac
      Hi, I'm kind of lost when scrolling to Clover Configurator, so I decided to use an EFI from the web and just configure the most basic stuff. But that sadly didn't work, im always getting the attached screen IMG_0054.HEIC (and I don't know whether all the errors are listed, as I can't scroll). 
      Anyways I thought it'd be better to do a custom setup. Can anyone give me some help with what to choose in the settings? Here's my rig:
      i7 8700k
      Asus z370-G (Rog Strix)
      gtx 1060 6gb
      samsung ssd (SATA)
      WD hard drive
       
      Your help would be much appreciated!
    • By kylon
      A big thanks to wegface for teaching me a lot of things.
       
       
      Tested on Catalina 10.15.4 and Clover EFI 5104 (Catalina Patcher)
       
      Not Working:
      - realtek sd card reader (pm me if you have a fix)
       
      Notes:
      **CPU patches are disabled, if you are using a locked BIOS you must enable them**
       
      Clover EFI:
      - Install it in UEFI Mode and change your hdd partition table to GPT.
      - You will be able to install ANY OS in EFI mode, even if this pc does not support EFI at all! (No guide available for this)
       
      You will need:
      My unlocked BIOS (OPTIONAL) (here) Latest Clover config from CCE Bank (here) (asus k53sj-kylon) Rehabman Voodoo PS2 Controller (here) acidanthera AppleALC (here) acidanthera Lilu (here) acidanthera VirtualSMC (here) acidanthera SMCBatteryManager (here) acidanthera SMCLightSensor (here) acidanthera WhateverGreen (here) Mieze Realtek RTL8111 (here)
    • By ludufre
      Installing macOS Catalina 10.15.4 on Lenovo ThinkPad L440

       
      There are two version of this laptop:
      - 20AS = Chipset QM87, without Express Card (mine).
      - 20AT = Chipset HM86, with Express Card.
      I strong believe is the same thing...
       

      Changelog:
       
      03/24/2020 20:30h GMT-0
      - Added 10.15.3 update instructions.
       
      01/30/2020 23:52h GMT-0
      - Added 10.15.3 update instructions.
       
      12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0
      - Added 10.15.2 update instructions.
      - Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.
       
      11/08/2019 20:30h GMT-0
      - Added instructions to swap Command with Option keys in VoodooPS2Controller.kext.
      - Added additional FileVault 2 UEFI drivers be more practical.
       
      10/30/2019 01:42h GMT-0
      - Added 10.15.1 update instructions.
      - Replaced AppleALC.kext with VoodooHDA.kext
      - No more issues after sleep or misconfiguration with jack sense.
       
      10/29/2019 18:18h GMT-0
      - Replaced the config.plist with AppleIntelCPUPM = true.
       
      10/27/2019 05:37h GMT-0
      - Replaced the DW1560 wireless card with BCM94360CS2.
       
      10/20/2019 20:47h GMT-0
      - Removed AppleBacklightFixup.kext.
      - WhateaverGreen now implements backlight since 1.2.5.
       
      10/20/2019 18:10h GMT-0
      - First version.
       
      What works and what does not
       
      - Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M ->  Work. All SpeedStep stages.
      - Video Card: Intel HD4600 ->  Work. QE/CI and Metal.
      - Chipset: Intel QM87 ->  Work.
      - Mini DisplayPort ->  Work. But no audio, yet.
      - VGA ->  Not work. Normal.
      - Audio: ALC292 ->  Work.
      - WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel AC 7260 ->  Not work. Replaced with DW1560 BCM94360CS2 (need whitelist removal).
      - Ethernet: Intel I217-LM ->  Work.
      - Card Reader: Realtek RTS5227 ->  Not work.
      - Keyboard and Touchpad ->  Work.
      - Webcam ->  Work.
      - Fingerprint Reader ->  Not work. Normal.
      - USB3.0 ->  Work.
      - Sleep ->  Work.
      - Airdrop, Handoff and Continuity ->  Work after replaced wireless.
      - Instant Hotspot ->  Not work.
       
       
      Extras
       
      - FullHD 1920x1080 display upgrade: 
      Replaced with AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 30pin eDP (B140HAN01.2 and B140HAN01.3 also compatible).
      Apparently same screen as Dell Latitude E6440, E7440, Lenovo Ideapad U430 and E129.
       
      - CPU upgrade:
      Replaced the stock Intel Core i5 4300M 2.6Ghz (3.3Ghz turbo) 6M cache with Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4Ghz (3.4Ghz turbo) 6MB.
      I initially had problems with overheating. The processor ran at full load above 90 degrees.
      After using a quality thermal paste I can work between 70 and 80 degrees.
      Acceptable taking into consideration that the new processor has 47TDP versus 37TDP which is recommended.
      I also had no problem consuming the battery while charging. The original 65W source seems to have figured out.
       
      - Touchpad upgrade:
      Replaced the stock with T460 touchpad.
      This is serious: you have to do it! It should be stock. Touchpad with precision and absurd quality!
      Just do it!
       
      - RAM upgrade:
      16GB (2x8GB). No mistery here. Just upgade.
       
      - Wireless upgrade:
      Previously I have the DW1560 working almost perfectly, now replaced with BCM94360CS2 that is full native supported. 
      More info below.
       
      Todo
       
      - Make DP audio work.
      - Make Card Reader work.
      - Make trackpad appear in System Preferences
      - Make Instant Hotspot work.
       
       
      What you need to install

      - Running install of macOS
      - One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
      - macOS Catalina install app
      - Clover EFI
      - Clover Configurator
      - Some KEXTs and SSDT patches


      How create create the install flash drive
       
      Prepare install flash drive

      Format the flash drive with GUID partition mapping and name it "Install".

      - Open Disk Utility.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination flash drive, then Erase.
      - Name: Install, Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and Scheme: GUID Partition Map
       
      Create install flash drive

      Open terminal and run this command:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction This will take about 30 minutes.
       


      Install bootloader

      Download the CloverEFI from official repository (used 5097) and install only with these options on "Install macOS Catalina":
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - UEFI Drivers - Recommended Drivers - AudioDxe (Just to have nice sound on boot)
      - UEFI Drivers - Recommended Drivers - FSInject (I still don't know if it's really necessary)
      - UEFI Drivers - File System drivers - ApfsDriverLoader (Support to APFS partitions)
      - UEFI Drivers - File System drivers - VBoxHfs (Support HFS/HFS+ partitions)
      - UEFI Drivers - Memory fix drivers - AptioMemoryFix (Fix the memory management of de UEFI/BIOS)
       
      FileVault 2
       
      If you plan to use FileVault 2, you need to download additional drivers, since what comes with Clover is not up to date and use VirtualSMC instead of FakeSMC.
      Follow instructions bellow:
       
      From current Clover installation, check these options to USB keyboard/mouse work on password screen:
      - UEFI Drivers - Human Interface Devices - UsbKbDxe
      - UEFI Drivers - Human Interface Devices - UsbMouseDxe
       
      After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.
       
      Download the versions 2.1.0 and 2.0.9 of AppleSupportPkg from: https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleSupportPkg/releases
      We need the last version of AppleGenericInput.efi that is inside 2.1.0 and last version of AppleUiSupport.efi that is inside 2.0.9.
      OR download attached bellow.
       
      Put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI/
       
      That's it! FileVault 2 will work without problems.
       
       

       
       
      Make things works
       
      After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.
       
      - Replace the /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below
      - Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
       
      Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID
       
      - Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.6.2.0)
      - Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.
       
      Copy the Clover Configurator to flash drive because you will need later.
       
      Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the VirtualSMC from here. I used all Kexts and UEFI driver (put VirutalSmc.efi inside /Volumes/EFI/EFI/drivers/UEFI/) from version 1.0.8 (If you followed the steps to enable FileVault 2 above, skip to the next item).
      - Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.8.
      - Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2.0.4.
      - Download the IntelMausi.kext from here. I used the version 1.0.2.
      - Download the VoodooHDA.kext from here. I used the version 2.9.2. (Need to turn up the volume on Info.plist, more instructions below)
      - Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.3.
      - Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.
       
      Important! If you are coming from my previous Mojave guide, please note that I am using some kexts from other repositories / authors.
       
       
      Audio volume adjustment
       
      - Open the Info.plist inside VoodooHDA.kext/Contents/ with TextEdit.app or any text editor of your choice.
      - Change:
      <key>PCM</key> <integer>90</integer> to:
      <key>PCM</key> <integer>140</integer> Or, download the versions 2.9.2 attached bellow.
       
       
      Keyboard swap Command with Option (optional)
       
      - If you prefer, you can swap Command and Option keys, to map Win Key - Command and Alt - Option.
      - Change /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/OEM/S400CA/UEFI/kexts/10.15/VoodooPS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext/Contents/Info.plist:
      <key>Swap command and option</key> <true/> to:
      <key>Swap command and option</key> <false/> Or, download the version 2.0.4 already adjusted attached bellow.
       
       
      Wifi and Bluetooth (BCM94360CS2 + M2 NGFF adapter)
       
      Recently I replaced the DW1560 with BCM94360CS2. Now I have fully wireless and bluetooth working (including Instant Hotspot) without any kexts.
       
      See: 
       
       
      Wifi and Bluetooth (DW1560 / BCM94352Z)
       
      Unfortunately, some notebook manufacturers are currently blocking the replacement of wireless cards. They want you to only use the models sold by them. And of course, none of them from Lenovo for this notebook model is compatible with MacOS.
       
      If you try to start with an unauthorized wifi card for them, you will receive a screen error:
      1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card. Since this check is done directly in the BIOS, the only solution is to modify it.
      But since nothing is easy in this life, there is one small big problem:
      - The BIOS update procedure does not allow you to use modded files as it used to be.
      - You will need to physically reach your BIOS on the motherboard and make use of a USB BIOS reader/writer.
       
      So what you need to do:
      1. Disassembly your laptop;
      2. Dump your BIOS with an USB BIOS reader with SOIC8 clip (to not desolder from the motherboard);
      3. Patch it (Ask on UEFI hack forums over there to someone patch for you. Every dump is unique, so mine don't work to you.);
      4. Fix RSA signature;
      5. Reflash BIOS;
      6. Replace wireless card;
      7. Remount your laptop;
      8. Done.
       
      To fix a Modded BIOS to remove the 5 beeps on boot, you need this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337333-guide-fix-insyde-h2o-bios-signature-5-beeps-on-lenovo (traduzido: pt-BR)
       
       
      After replaced the wireless card. Download those Kexts and put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/
       
      - Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2.0.3. (To enable Wireless)
      - Download the BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext from here. I used the version 2019-10-17. (To enable Bluetooth)
      - Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.4. (To enable Handoff and Continuity)
       
      Keep in mind that the bluetooth kexts are currently in development and the official releases will be available in future in the repository: https://github.com/acidanthera/BrcmPatchRAM/releases
       
       
      Now you can start the installation without problem (I guess).
       
       
      How install
       
      UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

      UEFI configuration
       
      My BIOS is the latest: 1.93 (J4ET93WW) 

      - Shutdown and insert the flash drive.
      - Power on with F1 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
      - Change value: Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Security Chip to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Intel(R) AT Module Activation to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Computrace to DISABLED
      - Change value: Security - Secure Boot to DISABLED
      - Change value: Startup - UEFI/Legacy Boot to BOTH, Legacy First and CSM Support = Yes
      - Save & Exit Setup (F10)
       
      - Now, hold the F12
      - In the list, select your flash drive.
      - Choose the flash drive (white icon).
       
      The installer will start. 
      
      Format destination disk

      Format the disk with GUID partition mapping and name it "Macintosh".

      - Select Disk Utility in the list, then press Continue.
      - Click in View, then "Show All Devices".
      - Select the destination Disk, then Erase.
      - Name: HD, Format: APFS and Scheme: GUID Partition Map

      Close Disk Utility.
      
      Select "Install macOS", then Continue.
      Follow instructions in screen.

      After install
       
      After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press F12 again and select the flash drive.
       
      Choose the internal disk (gray hdd icon) if not already selected.

      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.

       

      Post installation
       
      When the second part of install finish, the system will reboot again.

      After performing the user initial setup and go to the desktop, you need to make the system disk bootable.

      Open the Clover Configurator from flash drive that you copied before.

      Mount and open the flash drive EFI partition. (Inside Clover Configurator, Mount EFI -> Select flash drive in Efi Partitions list -> Mount Partition -> Open Partition)
       
      Copy the EFI folder to desktop.
       
      Go back to Clover Configurator, unmount the EFI partition of the flash drive and mount and open the EFI partition of internal disk.
       
      Move the EFI folder from Desktop to EFI partition of the internal disk.
       
      Eject the flash drive.
       
      Move all Kexts from EFI partition of internal disk to /Library/Extensions and make kext cache, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo mv -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!
       
       
      System Updates
       
      10.15.1
       
      Updated without changing or updating anything.
       

       
       
      10.15.2
       
      Before install, update the following kexts:
      - VirtualSMC.kext and all kexts and VirtualSmc.efi. I used version 1.0.9.
      - Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.0.
      - WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.5.
      - AppleALC.kext. I used version 1.4.4.
      - VoodooPS2Controller.kext. I used version 2.1.0.
      (all download links above)
       
      Download the latest CLOVERX64.efi.zip build. I used version 5100.
      Mount EFI partition and unzip to:
      - /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/CLOVERX64.efi
      - /Volumes/EFI/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi (rename the copy of CLOVERX64.efi to BOOTX64.efi
       
      Install update. Will reboot at least four time.
       
       
      10.15.3
       
      Updated with success without changing anything.
       
       
      10.15.4
      Before install, update the following kexts:
      - Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.2.
      - WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.7.
      - VirtualSMC.kext. I used version 1.3.7.
      - VoodooP2Controller.kext. I used versions 2.1.2.
      (all download links above)
       
      Download the latest CLOVER installer. I used version 5107.
      - Install respecting the configuration mentioned above in "Install bootloader" section.
       
      Install update. Will reboot at least four time.
       
       
       

      And last but not least

      I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
      @crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas, @"Sniki", @Mieze, @headkaze and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
      Attachments
       
       
      SSDT-L440.aml
      config.plist
      VoodooHDA.kext.zip
      VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip
      Filevault 2 additional drivers.zip
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