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hi @tluck I want to upgrade my T420  from 10.13.6 to 10.14.4 

 

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Lenovo T420 (4180CH7) | i7-2620M | HD 3000 only | 8GB | 1600x900  | macOS 10.13.6

 

Which config.plist file is the best choise?

 

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20 hours ago, free2000fly said:

hi @tluck I want to upgrade my T420  from 10.13.6 to 10.14.4 

Which config.plist file is the best choise?

 

 

I just updated GitHub. well I would use config.mojave.1600x900.plist if I were you.

but I would go with 10.14.3 at first unless you have the 10.14.3 frameworks saved off.

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@tluck

Hello there. I'm trying to update my bios from 1.3.1, but because I have a dead battery, it always stops at the battery check. Tried using Phoenix WinFlash's UEFI Utility but it fails too. Is there a way to update directly from bios ?

And also, I installed Mac OS 10.13.6 on T420s and the replaced the Clover folder from your GitHub repo, but the screen seems to be set to more than 1600x900 because the startup menu extends way right to the screen. I need to reduce it's dimensions to properly look at it. Like stretch and resize.

Though I was stopped before installation because it was said my hard drive has S.M.A.R.T problems and I need to backup data and get the it replaced.

 

Also I selected the ACPI folder for T420s and the normal empty config.plist without DSDT patching.

 

Also thanks a lot for your guide. Was useful.

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2 hours ago, kogam22 said:

@tluck

Hello there. I'm trying to update my bios from 1.3.1, but because I have a dead battery, it always stops at the battery check. Tried using Phoenix WinFlash's UEFI Utility but it fails too. Is there a way to update directly from bios ?

And also, I installed Mac OS 10.13.6 on T420s and the replaced the Clover folder from your GitHub repo, but the screen seems to be set to more than 1600x900 because the startup menu extends way right to the screen. I need to reduce it's dimensions to properly look at it. Like stretch and resize.

Though I was stopped before installation because it was said my hard drive has S.M.A.R.T problems and I need to backup data and get the it replaced.

 

Also I selected the ACPI folder for T420s and the normal empty config.plist without DSDT patching.

 

Also thanks a lot for your guide. Was useful.

what if you remove the battery? maybe the bios update will succeed?

on screen size? I wonder if the size was not properly detected, set DualLink=1 (for 1600x900)

good luck on the HD replacement - go with SSD. APFS is not very speedy on spinning disk.

 

 

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what if you remove the battery? maybe the bios update will succeed?

Nope, doesn't work. Gives the same error for no battery and less battery percentage.

Actually, I don't have a dead battery - more like the indicator shows 0%. What happened was, Windows got really slow. So I performed a clean install and then some problems popped up like WiFi not working even with latest driver, battery indicator failure etc. Tried using Lenovo Software to download drivers, got the Synaptics drivers and some others. Idk why battery indicator doesn't work.

 

 

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set DualLink=1 (for 1600x900)

Will try for sure.

 

 

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APFS is not very speedy on spinning disk.

I was thinking of installing High Sierra first. There is a patch for the Mojave installer which skips the conversion of disk to APFS and installs on HFS/HFS+.

 

Also, how does the T420s(or other variant) fare with Mac OS ? Is it better than Windows ?

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2 hours ago, kogam22 said:

I was thinking of installing High Sierra first. There is a patch for the Mojave installer which skips the conversion of disk to APFS and installs on HFS/HFS+.

 

Also, how does the T420s(or other variant) fare with Mac OS ? Is it better than Windows ?

 

good idea ... get started with HighSierra. the support/implementation for Mojave is a bit more tricky.

 

Better? depends on your metrics. Many (100s or 1000s), as I have since 2013, run macOS on T420/T420s. Dual or triple boot is popular too:  macOS, Windows, Linux.

 

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@kogam22 An old quarrel about the best OS. ;)

I do by far prefer macOS on the T420, but have Windows 10 instances and Linux Mint as well.

Much depends on what you finally want to do with your laptop, surfing the net with some Chromium sibling is OK with all three.

When it comes to email, Mail is the best app I have ever seen. The other freebees from Apple are grown up too meanwhile.

Photos almost replaces Adobe Photoshop, Maps is almost better than its known competitor, Keynotes, Numbers and Pages are on par with the well known Office suite and there always is iMovie to create/edit movies. Again, all these are free from the Apple app store after creating an Apple ID.

 

If you should ever venture to look into retro Mac apps and games, macOS generally is the best host for Mac emulators.

http://macintoshgarden.org/

The reason is that even the latest APFS file system does preserve the resource forks of the vintage apps. No other OS I know of does that.

Therefore, you may inflate any 20 year old .SIT file with macOS, drop it into your shared folder and move it to the emulators system drive to run it.

 

Just my two € cents. :)

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FWIW: I used this tool to go from 10.14.4 to 10.14.5.

 

http://dosdude1.com/mojave/

 

I created the USB installer (with my Clover bundle in ESP) and installed on top of 10.14.4.

and then ran the Post Install Tool set to MBP8,1 from this USB Installer.

Not entirely sure what all was changed - presumably it fixes the frameworks to allow HD 3000 to work! 

 

 

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Great news!

So I´ll give the upgrade another go. :)

Could you eventually add the respective config.plist files for MBP 11,1 and MBP 9,1 to your Clover bundle (again) tluck?

I know that Clover can change the machine type at boot time, but thats not a permanent setting.

Clover Configurator does something too, but I rendered my setup unbootable several times that way.

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4 hours ago, goodguess said:

Great news!

So I´ll give the upgrade another go. :)

Could you eventually add the respective config.plist files for MBP 11,1 and MBP 9,1 to your Clover bundle (again) tluck?

I know that Clover can change the machine type at boot time, but thats not a permanent setting.

Clover Configurator does something too, but I rendered my setup unbootable several times that way.

 

the dosdude1 tools and mods are designed to make a mbp8,1 work with Mojave. so you can just keep using the same config.plist. so use MBP8,1 in the post set up with this method.

 

but if you want to use it - the config.mojave*plist - are in the bundle and sets the model to mbp9,1. this worked well until the modifications for Mojave got a bit too complex (ie worked up to 10.14.3)

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Thanks so much tluck for pointing to dosdude1´s patcher again.

You are of course right to stick with the 8,1 config and to keep things simple.

The 14.5 installer did run through fine on my side and it looks like we may keep the T420 updated for a while longer.

Lets hope that dosdude1 will be in the position to continue that work.

With your Clover bundle and the Mojave patcher things are just perfect.

 

 

Edited by goodguess

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One little glitch occurs on my side.

I used to have two SSDs mounted in Finder, a smaller 120GB with Sierra and a 240GB SSD with Mojave.

Both devices use the lastest Clover package tluck kindly uploaded.

Both devices do boot their respective OS without issues.

The strange thing:

Until 10.14.3 the Sierra SSD was mounted without complains.

As of 10.14.5 Finder tells me the Sierra drive can not be mounted - HFS+ USB sticks are mounted just the same.

Anybody else with such strange behaviour?

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@tluck Hi there, I'm on Sierra and everything works fine now except my T420 reboot after shutting down.

I used default config.plist file on your package. 

Please help :)

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@tluck

Dear tluck, hello!
I recently worried about my T420. I successfully installed High Sierra 13.6 after using your Clover, but my computer temperature is too high.
Because my T420 replaced the i7 2630qm quad-core CPU a long time ago, its heat is too large.
But on the windows, I use TPFan Control, choose the 64th, can reach the fan speed of 6900 rpm. The 7th gear can also reach 4,500 rpm. This greatly relieves fever.
However, on the mac, I tried to use a few software and I can't change the fan speed. Even more surprising is that the fan actually runs at around 3800 rpm for a long time, which causes the computer to heat up more seriously, and the keyboard surface is also very hot!
I don't know how to solve this problem. I tried to modify dsdt.dsl with maciasl, but it didn't work. The fan speed is still very low.
I hope tluck can help me solve this problem, thank you!

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In addition, my LCD model is LEN40A1,1600X900,it should be AUO, I found the EDID on windows is

 

00FFFFFFFFFFFF0030AEA14000000000
01140103801F1178EACCCE9958508E26
244B5300000001010101010101010101
010101010101F82A409A61840C30402A
330035AE10000018CF23409A61840C30
402A330035AE100000180000000F00A9
0932A9093219090006AF5631000000FE
004231343052573032205631200A007B

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@maple2018 included in the package, there is a dsdt and kext to help you with custom fan speed.  replace your data.aml with dsdt.heat-step.aml (see details in the guide) and then add ACPIPoller.kext 

 

@goodguess hmm no idea why your sierra volume isnt mounting. i have Mojave, HighSierra, Sierra on my T420. 

 

@laziboi not sure what is going on... do you have any USB drives plugged in? 

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On 5/23/2019 at 2:21 AM, tluck said:

FWIW: I used this tool to go from 10.14.4 to 10.14.5.

 

http://dosdude1.com/mojave/

 

I created the USB installer (with my Clover bundle in ESP) and installed on top of 10.14.4.

and then ran the Post Install Tool set to MBP8,1 from this USB Installer.

Not entirely sure what all was changed - presumably it fixes the frameworks to allow HD 3000 to work! 

 

 

@tluck Hi, I was using macOS 10.13.6 with ThinkPad W520, and moved to 10.14.4 using your T420 files and the Mojave Patcher Tool. Many thanks.

 

In 10.14.4, everything work as expect, except HiDPI. I got a 1920 x 1080 inside screen and HD 3000 graphic card, HiDPI in 1600 x 900 works, except if turn program to full screen, or watch a video in full screen, WindowServer will crash after exit full screen, and system will crash to login page. I try to use lower HiDPI resolution, such as 960 x 540, same problem. Connect a external screen using DisplayLink card via USB 3.0, windows in external screen works with full screen. HIDPI 1600 x 900 works perfect in macOS 10.13.6. Any idea how to config so HiDPI works in 10.14?

 

 

 

 

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On 5/22/2019 at 3:21 PM, tluck said:

FWIW: I used this tool to go from 10.14.4 to 10.14.5.

 

http://dosdude1.com/mojave/

 

I created the USB installer (with my Clover bundle in ESP) and installed on top of 10.14.4.

and then ran the Post Install Tool set to MBP8,1 from this USB Installer.

Not entirely sure what all was changed - presumably it fixes the frameworks to allow HD 3000 to work! 

 

 

 

I have a T420 (i5, 8GB RAM) with with an Intel 3000 (1600x900) running 10.14.5. I used the same tool get the HD 3000 to work.

 

The only issue here is the whole system freezes when I try o maximize a window. This also happens (less frequently) when using Quick Look, minimizing windows with the genie effect enabled and when the Safari download icon animation starts. When this happens I can still move the cursor, but nothing else responds. 

 

These are last entries in the log right after the system freezes:

2019-06-05 13:21:01.926960-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics) stampWait: Overflowed checking for stamp 0x3414 on MAIN ring: called from (null)
2019-06-05 13:21:01.926977-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  timestamp = 0x340e
2019-06-05 13:21:01.926986-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  ****  Debug info for *possible* hang in MAIN graphics engine  ****
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927000-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  ring head    = 0x02201550, wrap count = 17
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927010-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  ring tail    = 0x00001bf0
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927025-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  ring control = 0x0000f801   enabled, auto report disabled,  waiting, semaphore not waiting, length = 0x010 4KB pages
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927041-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  timestamps = 0x340e
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927046-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  Semaphore register values:
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927057-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)     VRSYNC: (0x12044) = 0x340e
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927067-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)     BRSYNC: (0x22040) = 0x0
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927083-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)     RVSYNC: (0x 2040) = 0x0
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927094-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)     BVSYNC: (0x22044) = 0x0
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927097-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)     RBSYNC: (0x 2044) = 0x0
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927100-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)     VBSYNC: (0x12040) = 0x0
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927102-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  Looks like MAIN ring is stuck waiting on an event
2019-06-05 13:21:01.927106-0300 0x4c7      Default     0x0                  0      0    kernel: (AppleIntelHD3000Graphics)  After attempt to clear wait condition = 0x0000f001 no longer waiting

 

Is there any way fix for this?

 

 

 

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Did you install the updates of the (Mojave) Patch Updater as well?

There was a legacy GPU patch update just recently.

No issues on my side with switching apps full screen.

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3 hours ago, goodguess said:

Did you install the updates of the (Mojave) Patch Updater as well?

There was a legacy GPU patch update just recently.

No issues on my side with switching apps full screen.

 

Yes. Got this update yesterday but it didn't help. Sometimes it freezes even when I'm dragging a window. I noticed that any complex animation has a chance of locking up the system.

I really have no idea of what might be causing these issues.

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Really strange, Bugfix.

I would run MEMTEST from a GNU/Linux Live DVD to check for faulty RAM.

(Knoppix is an option, if you don´t have Live DVD around. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html )

Alternatively you could try swapping (upgrading) RAM, if you can find some cheap (8GB) bricks to hunt down the error.

Heat may be an issue too, if your CPU is throttled due to overheating?

 

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@Bugfix you have hit the problem many (including me) have with HD 3000 on HighSierra (or Mojave)

- are you using the config.plist injects a custom EDID? if not try the the "2e2" version.  fix will help a lot but not 100% on HighSierra/Mojave. always worked for earlier OS.

- the problem is more common on systems with AUO LCD and 4 or 8GB memory.

- not common for LG LCDs and/or with more memory.

 

check by running:

 

ioreg -l | grep yEDID

 

Edited by tluck

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12 hours ago, goodguess said:

Really strange, Bugfix.

I would run MEMTEST from a GNU/Linux Live DVD to check for faulty RAM.

(Knoppix is an option, if you don´t have Live DVD around. http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html )

Alternatively you could try swapping (upgrading) RAM, if you can find some cheap (8GB) bricks to hunt down the error.

Heat may be an issue too, if your CPU is throttled due to overheating?

 

 

I left memtest running for about 6 hours and got no errors but noticed the CPU was getting REALLY hot (94ºc). I just replaced the old thermal paste and my temps now are stable at about 60ºc under load and about 40ºc idle.

Unfortunately the problem still persists. I also tried running with just one 4GB stick at a time, but nothing changed.

I also have Windows 10 and Fedora 30 running, both without issues. I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue.

 

 

6 hours ago, tluck said:

@Bugfix you have hit the problem many (including me) have with HD 3000 on HighSierra (or Mojave)

- are you using the config.plist injects a custom EDID? if not try the the "2e2" version.  fix will help a lot but not 100% on HighSierra/Mojave. always worked for earlier OS.

- the problem is more common on systems with AUO LCD and 4 or 8GB memory.

- not common for LG LCDs and/or with more memory.

 

check by running:

 


ioreg -l | grep yEDID

 

 

I think I'm using the config.mojave.1600x900.plist. 

 

Current EDID:

    | |   | | |       "IODisplayEDID" = <00ffffffffffff0006af3e210000000021140104901f11780261959c59528f2621505400000001010101010101010101010101010101f82a409a61840c30402a330035ae10000018a51c409a61840c30402a330035ae10000018000000fe0041554f0a202020202020202020000000fe004231343052573032205631200a00d0>


With the config.EDID-2e3.plist my screen gets all stretched but I just tested and it doesn't freeze! Do you know what causes this distortion?

20190607_213219.thumb.jpg.ad27b8e18211d8ac57e72a16fcc4c1d8.jpg

 

System preferences says the resolution is correct (1600x900)

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EDID when booting with config.EDID-2e3.plist:

    | |   | | |       "IODisplayEDID" = <00ffffffffffff0030e4e30200000000ff140104801f1178e23385995655912717505400000001010101010101010101010101010101ae24405a60841a303020350036ae1000001a401f408060841a303020350036ae10000018000000fe004c656e6f766f0a202020202020000000fe0031363030783930300a2020202000c6>


 

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Posted (edited)

I did not realise there are such severe differences with the 1600x900 displays. :(

My display ID is this:

"IODisplayEDID" = <00ffffffffffff0030e4e2020000000000140103801f11780a43459759578e28215054000000010101010101010101010101010101018025408060841a303020350036ae10000019000000000000000000000000000000000000000000fe004c4720446973706c61790a2020000000fe004c503134305744322d544c42310038>

HWInfo (Linux) finds this:

30: None 00.0: 10002 LCD Monitor
  [Created at monitor.125]
  Unique ID: rdCR.N0kCLdo1Fu5
  Parent ID: _Znp.L_qGQ0CawLB
  Hardware Class: monitor
  Model: "LG Display LCD Monitor"
  Vendor: LGD "LG Display"
  Device: eisa 0x02e2 
  Resolution: 1600x900@60Hz
  Size: 310x174 mm
  Year of Manufacture: 2010
  Week of Manufacture: 0

 

Running with 16GB on 14.5 there is one flickering black pixel line on white background only occasionally.

Guess I can call myself lucky.

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My display is the AUO one:

28: None 00.0: 10002 LCD Monitor
  [Created at monitor.125]
  Unique ID: rdCR.xTjZCjuW0P3
  Parent ID: _Znp.L_qGQ0CawLB
  Hardware Class: monitor
  Model: "AUO LCD Monitor"
  Vendor: AUO "AUO"
  Device: eisa 0x213e 
  Resolution: 1600x900@60Hz
  Size: 309x174 mm
  Year of Manufacture: 2010
  Week of Manufacture: 33
  Detailed Timings #0:
     Resolution: 1600x900
     Horizontal: 1600 1664 1706 2010 (+64 +106 +410) -hsync
       Vertical:  900  903  906  912 (+3 +6 +12) -vsync
    Frequencies: 73.33 MHz, 36.48 kHz, 40.00 Hz
  Year of Manufacture: 2010
  Week of Manufacture: 33
  Detailed Timings #1:
     Resolution: 1600x900
     Horizontal: 1600 1664 1706 2010 (+64 +106 +410) -hsync
       Vertical:  900  903  906  912 (+3 +6 +12) -vsync
    Frequencies: 110.00 MHz, 54.73 kHz, 60.01 Hz
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #27 (VGA compatible controller)

 

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      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 (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, Instant Hotspot and Continuity ->  Work after replaced wireless.
       
       
      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:
      No mistery here. Just upgade.
       
       
      Todo
       
      - Make DP audio work.
      - Make Card Reader work.
      - Upgrade CPU to i7-4712MQ (Ordered. It's on the way) Done, but received i7-4700MQ (47w TDP, with good paste I have no overheating)
      - Replace touchpad with T460 model (Ordered. It's on the way) Done. Sensitivity and perception of quality much better. I recommend 100%!
      - Sierra Gobi5000 4G LTE modem EM7355 (Ordered. It's on the way. I hope works. ) Done, but not work. Recognize but not connect. I already gave up...
      - Upgrade to 16GB RAM Done
      - Make trackpad appear in System Preferences
       
       
      What you need to install

      - Running install of macOS
      - One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
      - macOS Mojave 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\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction This will take about 30 minutes.
       


      Install bootloader

      Download the CloverEFI from SourceForge (used 4934) and install with this options on "Install macOS Mojave":
       
      - Install for UEFI booting only
      - Install Clover in the ESP
      - UEFI Drivers - ApfsDriverLoader-64
      - UEFI Drivers - AptioMemoryFix-64


       
       
      Make things works

      Will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop.
      - Replace the /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below
                    If you have modded BIOS with Advanced Menu and enabled 128MB DRAM-prealloc use 128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
                    If no, then use 32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      - Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/
       
      Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID
       
      - Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.3.2.0)
      - Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.
       
      Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the HWSensors 3 from here. I used the FakeSMC.kext, ACPIMonitor.kext and IntelCPUMonitor.kext inside of DMG version r196.
      - Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2018-1008.
      - Download the IntelMausiEthernet.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1031.
      - Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.6.
      - Download the VoodooHDA from here. I used the version 2.9.1 and patched the sound volume (attached below).
      - Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.2.9.
      - Download the AppleBacklightFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1013.
      - Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.
      - Download the ACPIBatteryManager.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1005.
       
      - Download the VirtualSMC.kext from here. I used version 1.0.2. Replaced with FakeSMC of the HWSensors 3 r196 package.
      - Download the FakeSMC.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0915. Replaced with VirtualSMC.kext due 10.14.4 issues on update.
      - Download the AppleALC.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.4. Replaced with VoodooHDA.kext due mic not working.
       
       
      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 (In addition to removing the whitelist, add the advanced menu);
      4. Fix RSA signature;
      5. Reflash BIOS;
      6. Replace wireless card;
      7. Remount your laptop;
      8. Done.
       
      Soon, I'll provide step by step in this process. Probably until end of this week.
      In the meantime, if you need to, send me your dump that I do steps 3 and 4 for you.
      I also add the Advanced Menu so you can increase to 128MB the DRAM-prealloc.
       
      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 /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
       
      - Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2.0.0.
      - Download the BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext from here. I used the version 2018-0505.
      - Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.2.
       
       
      Now you can start the instalation 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.
       
      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.
      
      The second part of the installation will begin. This will take 16 minutes.
       

      Post installation

      Install bootloader
       
      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 install Clover on internal disk.

      Open the Clover installer inside flash drive that you copied before.

      Use same options above but choose the system partition this time.

      Now you need to replace the EFI folder inside your destination disk EFI parittion, with EFI folder inside flash card EFI partition.

      If the flash drive EFI partition of your destination disk or flash drive is unmounted:
      Mount with terminal "sudo diskutil mount /dev/rdiskXs1". To know what X is, use "diskutil list", most likely is 0 for destination disk and 1 for flash drive.
       
      Then, eject the flash drive.
       
      Last step
       
      Move all Kexts from EFI partition to /Library/Extensions, with those commands in Terminal:
      sudo mv -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions sudo kextcache -i / Restart the system.
       
       
      It's done!
       
       
      Updates
       
      System update 10.14.3
       
      - Updated with success;
      - Everything works perfectly after reboot;
       

       
       
      System update 10.14.4
       
      - Updated Clover to 4910.
      - Updated Lilu.kext to 1.3.5 and WhateverGreen to 1.2.7.
      - After first reboot the update progress stoped with:
      GTrace synchronization point 4 Unsupported CPU Unsupported PCH hmm.. mismatch sizes: 3100 vs 20 It was still possible to start the previous installation, selecting "Macintosh" as opposed to "macOS Install" in Clover.
      So I created a flash drive with Clover 4910 and put only my config.xml, SSDT-L440.aml, the updated Lilu.kext and WhateverGreen.kext. And I decided to test VirtualSMC instead of FakeSMC.kext.
      With this I was able to install update 10.14.4. After installation I can boot normally, even with FakeSMC.kext that already in /Library/Extensions.
      I do not know what exactly happened, but now works everything like was previously.
       


       
       
      System update 10.14.5
       
      - Updated Clover to 4934.
      - Updated Lilu.kext to 1.3.6 and WhateverGreen to 1.2.9.
      - After first reboot the update progress stoped again (like 10.14.4 update) with:
      GTrace synchronization point 4 Unsupported CPU Unsupported PCH hmm.. mismatch sizes: 3100 vs 20 It was still possible to start the previous installation, selecting "Macintosh" as opposed to "macOS Install" in Clover.
      I decided to rollback to FakeSMC.kext but this time with the version of HWSensors 3. Link above.
      With this I was able to install update 10.14.5. After installation I can boot normally.
       

       
       

      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, @Shiki and all others members involved directly or indirectly.
       
       
       
       
       
       
      32MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      128MB_DRAM-prealloc_config.plist.zip
      SSDT-L440.aml
      VoodooHDA.kext.zip
      AppleHDADisabler.kext.zip
    • By gengik84
      Ciro82==>>Thanks
      Uno dei tre Requisiti:
      Hack funzionante Mac vero Macchina virtuale Impostazioni Bios per il boot:
      Cercate una voce  del tipo “Sata Mode”e settatela  in AHCI
      Secure Boot: disabilitare o altri sistemi operativi
      CSM: UEFI o LEGACY, oppure a secondo del tipo di installazione
      VT-x / VT-d disable
      *Nota: Secure boot e csm valido solo per bios UEFI
      Materiale Occorrente 
      "OS X (Versione App.Store)”
      USB 8GB  *nota: nel caso di usb superiori dovrà essere partizionata, in modo da avere una partizione su cui "lavoreremo,di questa dimensione
      ShowAllfiles 
      kext Wizard 
      Bootloader Clover_2.3k_r xxx:                   http: //sourceforge.n.../cloverefiboot/
      Clover Configurator:                                    http: //mackie100proj...a.org/download/
      FakeSmc.kext:                                            https://github.com/kozlek/HWSensors/releases
      In allegato,a fondo pagina troverete un "pacchetto" contenente : ShowAllfiles, Kext Wizard, FakeSmc.kext: 
      App alternative:
      ESP Mounter Pro: per montare la partizione EFI
      Vi illustrerò tre metodi per creare la usb, ma sono ben distinti… quindi usatene soltanto uno
      Metodo 1: “Install Mac_OS_X.command” Metodo 2: “Create Install Media di Apple” Metodo 3:  Metodo Manuale Alla fine delle preparazione dell’installer, tutti i metodi necessitano l’installazione del Bootloader Clover sulla a vostra USB.
      “CONDIZIONI OBBLIGATORIE”
      PUNTO 1: che la vostra usb sia stata preventivamente nominata USB (caratteri maiuscoli) Tabella di partizione GUID e la formattazione in  Mac esteso Journaled.
      PUNTO 2: che l’installer di OSX si trovi in Applicazioni
      Utility Disco 
      Selezionate la pendrive, andate su “partizione”, selezionate “1 partizione”, impostate Mac OS esteso journaled e date il nome USB, poi in basso cliccate su opzioni e scegliete Tabella partizione (GUID), poi “applica”.
      Immagine 
      Riporto nuovamente l’operazione sopra citata adoperando dal nuovo Utility Disco introdotto su El Capitan.
      Rimane ovviamente invariato nome della usb in ==>> USB (maiuscolo), la formattazione in Mac esteso Journaled e sia la mappa partizione in GUID
      Da utility disco selezionate la usb, cliccate su inizializza.
      dal menù a tendina scegliete la relative impostazioni
      Immagine  
      Procedura effettua da High Sierra è la stessa della precedente, l'unica attenzione e operazione da aggiungere in primis  è cliccare nel menù a tendina in alto sulla sinistra di utility disco e selezionare "mostra tutti i dispositivi"
      Immagine 
       
      =====================
        METODO 1: "Install_Mac_OS_X.Command" Lo script che trovate allegato in fondo alla guida permette la creazione dell’installer in maniera automatica
      Include la possibilità di scelta di tre versioni di osx
      Yosemite El Capitan Sierra Il risultato finale è come quello del metodo "manuale" descritto nella guida, per cui l'installazione avverrà in un solo passaggio, non in due come con il metodo createinstallmedia. 
      Offre inoltre la possibilità di inserire un kernel patchato, utile, per esempio, per chi usa AMD.
      Rimane invariato il nome dato alla usb in USB, mappa partizione e tipo di formattazione
      Se la vostra usb non sarà rinominata nel modo corretto, verrete avvisati dal terminale, quindi non dovrete far altro che apportare la relativa modifica e rilanciare nuovamente lo script
      Esempio
      ===========================
      Metodo 2 
      L'intento è quello di usare la procedura fornitaci direttamente da Apple, "createinstallmedia", introdotta  con Mavericks. 
      Tale metodo prevede l’uso del terminale che via via se ne sta perdendo il “valore e l’uso”
      Inizialmente per i neofiti potrà sembrare problematico ma alla fine non è così.
      Durante il post installazione alcune operazioni ne richiedono l’ uso.
      Perciò mi sono chiesto perchè, qualora uno volesse, non far conoscere da subito un po’ questo “strumento”???
      Per favorirvi vi ho allegato i comandi già  “pronti”, i quali li potrete copiare ed incollare sul terminale.
      A questo punto aprite il terminale, copiate ed incollate il comando sottostante e premete invio, digitate la vostra password e premete nuovamente invio.
      Comando per creare USB con Yosemite:
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ Yosemite.app --nointeraction  
      Comando per creare USB con El Capitan
      sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction Comando per creare USB con Sierra 
      sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/ --nointeraction Per creare USB con Hight Sierra o Mojave usate --> C_I_M (aggiornato per 10.14)
       
      Funziona con il drag & drop sul terminale, in questo caso non vi è necessità che la usb sia nominata in un determinato modo ed essendo basato su create install media ovviamente funziona da 10.9 a 10.14.... 
      BENE…IL PROCESSO DI CREAZIONE E’ INIZIATO…
      AVREMO CIRCA 20/30 MINUTI DI TEMPO LIBERO A CUI DEDICARSI A CIO’ CHE VOGLIAMO………………………………………..  
      COLGO L’OCCASIONE PER FARVI NOTARE LA VELOCITA’ E LA SICUREZZA DI QUESTO METODO
      CONFRONTATE QUESTO CON IL TERZO METODO E NOTERETE CHE CON UN SOLO PASSAGGIO, OSSIA IL COMANDO DATO AL TERMINALE, FACCIAMO IN UNA SINGOLA OPERAZIONE TUTTI I VARI STEP DESCRITTI SULL’ ALTRO METODO.
      DETTO QUESTO, MOLTO IMPORTANTE E’ SOTTOLINEARE CHE COSI’ FACENDO EVITEREMO ERRORI  DI DISTRAZIONE RIGUARDO AI PASSAGGI O FRAINTENDIMENTI.
      Immagine 
      Potete adesso passare ad installare il bootloader Clover sulla vostra usb.
      *NOTA*:
      Avendo usato questo metodo l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      =========================
      METODO "MANUALE"....  (lascio per futura memoria-Compatibile fino a 10.12)
      ==========================
      Bootloader
      **Nota:** Installazione in UEFI  dipenderà dalla scheda madre in vostro possesso, quindi se non supporta tale opzione , il bootloader dovrà essere installato in  modalità Legacy.
       Vi invito, qualora non sapeste questa informazione, a recarvi nel sito ufficiale del produttore e controllare le informazioni a riguardo
      Fatto questo dobbiamo installare  Clover sulla usb.
      A seconda del tipo di Bios o al tipo di installazione che vogliamo fare UEFI o Legacy avremo ovviamente configurazioni diverse in questa fase.
      Lanciate il pkg.
      Immagine 

       
      Cambiate la destinazione di installazione ad USB oppure Install Mac_OS_X (a secondo del tipo di creazione eseguita)
      Successivamente clicchiamo su "Ad Hoc"
      Per Installazione UEFI
      Mettete i flag   : Installazione solo per avvio UEFI
                               : installare Clover nella ESP
                               : Driver64UEFI  AptioMemory --> (consigliato) 
                               : Driver64UEFI  ApfsDriverLoader --> (consigliato) --> sostituisce l'uso del driver apfs.efi
                               : Selezionate l'altri driver come da successiva immagine,
       
      *Nota: Altri driver che si possono usare  al suo posto  sono:
       informazioni 
       
      Proseguite con l’installazione.
      Immagine 
      ** Ricordate che avrete accesso a questa cartella dopo aver montato la partizione EFI**
      ===========================
      Per installazione Legacy
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Impostazione per config.plist:
      Con clover configurator “montate” la partizione EFI della usb.
      1) Per fare questo nel menù di sinistra, cliccate su “Mount EFI”
      2) individuate la partizione relativa alla vostra usb, a questo punto montiamo la relativa partizione EFI  selezionando l’apposito pulsante “Mount Partition”
      Immagine 
      3) Successivamente cliccate su “Open Partition”.. recatevi in EFI/Clover ed aprite il config.plist
      4) Sezione ACPI: Disabilitate tutti i fix sia del menù 1 che del menù 2
      Immagine 
      5) Sezione BOOT: Sole se si sta installando Yosemite mettete il flag su kext-dev-mode=1
      Immagine 
      6) Sezione RT Variables: Se si sta installando El Capitan oppure Sierra, aggiungere i valori: BooterConfig= 0x28, CsrActiveConfig= 0x67
      Immagine 
      7) Sezione System Parameters: Su inject kext mettete YES
      Immagine 
      ===========================
      Nota: Su El Capitan, è stato introdotto SIP (System Integrity Protection)
      Info:
      ===========================
      Recatevi in EFI/Clover/kext/10.x 
      X= alla versione di osx che state installando. Per esempio se installerete Yosemite dovrete recarvi nella cartella 10.10, con El Capitan in 10.11….ecc
      Se non ci fosse tale cartella, createla e nominatela voi a “modo”.
      Copiatevi all’interno FakeSmc.kext
      *Nota se venite già da altre vostre configurazioni, oltre kext sopra citato ,potete mettere gli altri necessari per il vostro hardware
      Stessa cosa se avete DSDT e/o SSDT potete copiarli in EFI/Clover/Acpi/Patched
      Immagine 
      
      Per High Sierra:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
       
      Per chi volesse continuare ad usare HFS vi rimando a questo post:
        Come installare High Sierra in HFS direttamente dalla usb  
      Utenti Laptop:  Nel 99% è obbligatorio disattivare la grafica discreta Nvidia/Amd per installare questo nuovo osx
                                     Quindi aggiungete --> SSDT-Disable_DGPU.aml.zip
                                     in EFI/Clover/acpi/Patched della usb
      --------------------------------------------------------------------
      Per Mojave:
      Scaricare il driver apfs.efi per 10.14 a fine guida, collocarlo:
          --> EFI/clover/Driver64UEFI se stiamo usando UEFI
      --> EFI/Clover/Driver64 se stiamo usando Legacy
      Versione di clover non antecedente a V_4015
      Volete usare HFS?
      E' possibile fare un installazione diretta su altro disco o partizione, nel caso può essere usato anche per effettuare aggiornamenti...
      nel caso guardate...
       Mojave in HFS 
       Oppure direttamente da usb  
       
      Fatto questo avrete la vostra USB bootable per installare OSX.
      ………Non scordatevi Fakesmc.kext da mettere nella relativa cartella…. senza il quale non farete mai il Boot......
      *NOTA: se usato il terminale per la creazione della usb, l'installazione si dividerà in due fasi, perciò dopo il primo riavvio e necessario far partire nuovamente l'installer, selezionare lo stesso disco senza formattarlo.
      Finita questa ulteriore fase , l'installazione sarà terminata
      **NOTA** Se avete processori Broadwell,Skylake o Kabylake...usate FakeSmc.kext e relativi sensors che trovate all'interno del secondo pacchetto.. (potete usarlo anche sui precedenti senza problemi, essendo una versione più aggiornata ha ulteriore supporto per le cpu più recenti)
      Update: Fakesmc e sensors versione 6.26
      Post installazione... post #2           
       Buon Hack….. 
      Aggiornamento:Install_Mac_OS_X.command.zip (compatibile da 10.10 a 10.12)
      le info le trovate a questo post
      Ringrazio @Ciro82 che mi ha aiutato nel preparare questa guida.
      Pacchetto.zip
      Pacchetto-2.zip
      Pacchetto-Fake+Sensors 6.26.1440.zip
      C_I_M.zip
       
      apfs.efi-10.14-beta1_No_Log.zip





       

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