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Lenovo G560 Guide for 10.9.5


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Lenovo G560, the perfect HackBook


I have spent a lot of my early Hackintosh days (2011-2013).

looking for a guide for this laptop (it was my first computer, also the only one I had to screw around with).

I couldn't find one so I experimented and decided to write one myself.

 

 
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EDIT: My G560 Has recently stopped working, and I have got a new Laptop. This means that I will not be able to provide in-depth assistance to anyone who requires it, however I can always try.
Best of Luck,
 
- Matt


 

Disclaimer: This guide works with 10.8.5+. Although, Find specific QE/CI kexts for your version of OS X here. Bear in mind that the ones provided here are for 10.9.5 and 10.9.5 ONLY. Do not attempt to install the QE/CI kexts from this guide on Yosemite or ML. Go to the link above and find the right kext for that iteration. Make sure that you scroll to where it starts saying QECI kexts not just CI.

Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i3-350M

IGFX: Intel HD Graphics (Ironlake)

Motherboard/Chipset: Mobile Intel HM55 Express

DVD Writer/Reader: Sony Optiarc AD-7585H

Display: 1366x768 15.6"

WiFi: Atheros AR9285 (With BIOS Hack)

HDD: 500GB WD


Working Features:
Kexts are linked in the next section.

QE/CI: Perfect (Slight lag first time Mission Control and Launchpad are opened after boot up. After installing QE/CI kexts)

Brightness: Working, although brightness slider inverts after sleep (After downloading and installing the attached DSDT.)

DVD RW: Perfect (OOB)

Card Reader: Perfect (OOB)

WiFi: Perfect (After installing modded IO8211Family.kext)

Ethernet: Perfect (After installing the kext found here)

Screen Resolution: Perfect (After installing QE/CI kexts)

CPU Power Management: Perfect (Generate C-States and P-States in oCBp)

Trackpad: Perfect (No multi-touch though :( after installing modded ApplePS2Controller.kext)

Sound: Perfect (After installing VoodooHDA.kext 2.8.4)

Guide:

Installation:

1. Prepare USB Drive using preferred method
2. Go into /System/Library/Extensions and delete AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext and AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext
3. Install OS X Mavericks normally
4. Set up your new installation.

Critical Kexts:
Install all kexts with Kext Wizard.app (Sorry I couldn't attach, it was over 10MB; you will have to download it yourself)

1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip
2. Navigate to Critical Kexts
3. Install all to /System/Library/Extensions
4. Reboot

Graphics:

1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip (attached)
2. Navigate to QE/CI
3. Use Kext Wizard to install to /System/Library/Extensions
4. Reboot

WiFi:

1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip
2. Navigate to WiFi
3. Install IO80211Family.kext into /System/Library/Extensions
4. Reboot

Battery and Power Management:

1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip
2. Navigate to Battery
3. Install VoodooBattery and AppleACPIPlatform.kext to /System/Library/Extensions and /Extra/Extensions
4. Reboot

Ethernet:

1. Download the kext from the web page here
2. Install to /System/Library/Extensions with Kext Wizard
3. Reboot.

Trackpad (With Perfect Drag 'n' Drop)

1. Download the Lenovo G560 Pack.zip
2. Navigate to Trackpad
3. Install ApplePS2Controller.kext to /Extra/Extensions
4. Reboot


Card Reader works OOB.

Brightness

1. Download DSDT.aml.zip
2. Unzip the file
3. Copy DSDT.aml to /Extra
4. Reboot.

Also make sure to install the SMBIOS and org.Chameleon.boot.plist attached.



​Happy Hacking!

DSDT.aml.zip

oCbp and SMBIOS.zip

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