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well you can also do a manual patch to the get SKL graphics going - then use the dynamic patch once it is working (the kext is in cache)

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well you can also do a manual patch to the get SKL graphics going - then use the dynamic patch once it is working (the kext is in cache)

:D  ok i feel advantageous, how to go about the manual patch, please ?  Especially, what and where needs to be written ?

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in the Utility folder of the GitHub zip, there is 2 scripts: skylakeFB_patch.command and unpatch. this may work for you


the process is essentially this:


boot with generic graphics - use the config.noSKL.plist or inject gfx id 12345678

then manually patch the SKL FB


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sooo :) finally managed to get it rolling;

used the "special" AppleALC version (1.2.3-tluck) / Lilu and that did the trick 



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in the Utility folder of the GitHub zip, there is 2 scripts: skylakeFB_patch.command and unpatch. this may work for you


the process is essentially this:


boot with generic graphics - use the config.noSKL.plist or inject gfx id 12345678

then manually patch the SKL FB


Or use IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext ? It's stable for quite some time now

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Yes - my custom AppleALC does what IntelGraphicsDVMTfixup does. 

My github is up to date for my branches for AppleALC mods (and other kexts)

And now the T460 repo is up to date with latest kexts too.

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I have problems in High Sierra on wake from sleep... I get black screen (with light on).


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Hi again,


I dont understand why it seems that I am the only one having a problem with my battery when switching from one to the other (it does like I have plugged in the pc).


Anyone else has this trouble?


Thank you

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i can report that everything is working good on HS


Is sleep also working for you?

For some reason I get a strange effect after waking from sleep (although the laptop doesn't even go into proper full sleep state... the fan is still going...)

After first wake everything is back to normal (most of the time)

After second sleep, the laptop screen starts out black and gradually becomes white with an elliptical mark... looks like a burnt-in screen at the end. The OS is running ok, because if I have external displays attached, they are still ok, but I can't recover the built-in screen.

Any ideas?




laptop is Lenovo x260

CPU: i5-6300U

Memory: 8Gb DDR4

OS: 10.13.3

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Hello Everyone,

I have been following this thread for quite a while and just wanted to say I finally mustered up the courage to nuke my machine.

I cannot stress how useful the information and files provided are. As someone with previous Hackintosh experience, my previous attempts on laptops involved a lot more work, with far lesser results.

I am happy to report that I have a dual boot Windows 10 x64 w/ Bitlocker and Hackintosh 10.13.3, working flawlessly! 

I am using a rtl8188eu usb right now, but I will be sticking in a Wifi card and an extra 8GB stick in shortly.


Thanks again!

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T470

Intel Core i5 (7th Gen) 7200U

I tried the same package, but around 60% through the loading bar, I get a panic.

Which files would I need to modify for T470?


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I have T460p and when booting I get a crossed round ring like "forbidden entry" sign. Why is that?

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On 2018/1/2 at 4:17 AM, edwin dijas said:

Has anyone got 4K working with t460s?

Hello, Great work. It saved my day and made me lazy.

I have followed this guide for a day now. My Lenovo t460s i5 6300u, 1920x1080 macOs High Seirra works nearly perfect with the posted Config. I have a problem with display port. Currently I only own 4K displays no HD monitor. First time I plugged 4K I got a resolution less than desired. Next I tried to do the same got blank screen. If I boot straight from DP I get a smaller resolution. Trying to hot plug leaves a blank screen on both displays. If I add hdmi then dp it works. Kind of weird but true. Desperately looking for a solution. Many thanks. I have a feeling it has to do with connectors but its been a while since I used a laptop for a hakintosh my other box works OOB.


My situation is the same as yours. Have you solved it?

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On 3/30/2018 at 1:32 AM, xAyiDe said:

I have T460p and when booting I get a crossed round ring like "forbidden entry" sign. Why is that?

booting what version of macOS?

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On 9/19/2016 at 12:11 AM, tluck said:

Lenovo T460 macOS with Clover Guide

  • Release v2018.04.04 on GitHub
    • Updated to Clover r4424
    • Updated apfs.efi - patched 10.13.4 version
    • Updated Lilu and AppleALC kexts - supports both Sierra and High Sierra)
  • Various Tweaks over Last months
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  • Release v2018.01.28 on GitHub
    • Updated to Clover r4394
    • Updated apfs.efi to patched 10.13.3 version
    • Updated Lilu and AppleALC kexts to v1.2.3 (supports both Sierra and High Sierra)
    • Revised misc kexts (FakeSMC) 
  • Release v2017.11.05 on GitHub
    • Updated Clover to r4293
    • Updated Lilu and AppleALC kexts to v1.2.1 (for Sierra and High Sierra)
  • Release v2017.10.15 on GitHub
    • Updated Clover to r4247
    • Updated FakeSMC kext (merged slices's FakeSMC keys)
    • Updated ACPIBatteryManager kext to latest
    • Revised Utility and Clover scripts installer
    Release v2017.09.20 on GitHub
    • Updated to Clover r4212
    • Updated Lilu and AppleALC kexts to v1.2 (for Sierra and High Sierra)
    • Updated USBInjectAll kext
    Release v2017.09.02 on GitHub
    • Updated to Clover r4189
    • Updated AppleALC and Lilu kext
    • Updated VoodooPS2Controller kext
    • Updated ACPIBatteryManager kext
    • Updated misc scripts for 10.13
    • Updated Theme for High Sierra
    • Update install_nvram_save script in Utility folder
  • Release v2017.07.31 on GitHub
    • Updated to Clover r4129
    • Updated Theme for High Sierra
    • Updated Lilu and AppleALC for High Sierra
  • Release v2017.05.28 on GitHub
    • Updated to Clover r4078
    • Updated SSDT-XHC for Sierra method for USB power and current
    • Updates on misc scripts for esp mount and esp cleanup
    • Updated AppleALC and Lilu (1.1.2b) - revised patching to use the RehabMan's patch frame buffer method vs patch assertion for DVMT 32MB
    • Updated BrcmPatchRAM2.kext - increase sleep times for better BT recovery after wakeup from sleep

    • Config.plist - remove GFX properties - let Clover inject them

    • revised NVRAM script (1.16.5) + GFX fixes
    • Updated IntelMausiEthernet.kext Info.plist to enable TSO
    • Updated VoodooPS2Trackpad.kext Info.plist for TrackPad changed bogus move threshold = 100
  • Release v2017.04.25 on GitHub:
    • Updated to Clover 4063
    • Updated AppleALC (1.1.2a) - this kext does all the patching of SKLGraphicsFramebuffer and AppleHDA kexts - no GFX FakeID needed anymore
    • Updated Lilu.kext (1.1.0)
    • Added config.patchSKL.plist and config.noSKL.plist (to patch SKL FB and AppleHDA via Clover - the old way)
    • Converted the .bash scripts to .command script to be runnable from Finder
    • Added extra tools and scripts in the Utilities folder - patchmatic, iasl, skylakeFB patch/unpatch scripts
    • Cleaned up stuff for GitHub
  • Tweaks for config.plist
  • Updated FakeSMC.kext and HWMonitor pkg - see Utilities folder for full installation tool.
  • Updated VoodooPS2Trackpad kext Info.plist - setting to ignore larger bogus jumps.
  • re-added SSDT-CPU for HWP feature
  • Updated "NVRAM save scripts" with installation script to use a LogoutHook for the launch method.
  • Added RehabMan's AppleBacklightInjector method for Backlight for 10.12.4 and removed IntelBackLight.kext from Other (now an optional kext)
  • Changed to model MacbookPro13,1 for HWP support with syscl's X86Platform injector and SSDT in support of HWP 
  • Switched Audio to use AppleALC.kext instead of AppleHDA_ALC293/CodecCommander
  • Added revised rc.boot and rc.shutdown scripts by syscl/tluck that seem to save nvram.plist to ESP more reliably.
  • Updated Audio - added LineOut for Dock and ambient noise for external Mic input. - reduced Boost levels - thanks to syscl who figured HDMI out.
  • Updated CodecCommander - seems to help after wake.
  • USB - updated SSDT-XHC-T460 - added internal HS09 device for fingerprint reader
  • Added EDID patch scripts to force RGB mode in Utilities directory - gets rid of menu color glitches
  • Updated sleepwatcher scripts to deal with ethernet and wifi on sleep/wakeRevised VoodooPS2Controller kext - based on Jakibaki's work for middle button cut/paste + TrackPoint Scroll.
  • Changed layout id for Audio to 28 - for AppleALC implementation
  • Updated VoodooPS2Controller.kext
    -- TrackPoint scroll with cut/paste
    -- adding T560 support by barrrrt
    -- which include Belyaev's Sierra TrackPad preference pane mods
    -- cap locks fix

The zip file is a complete Clover ESP (/EFI) bundle and kext pack for the Lenovo T460. The current file bundle is tested on Sierra. 

Note: I never got the GFX fully working on El Capitan. 

  • Full Clover file set - config.plist etc.
  • Includes all custom kexts
  • Includes custom DSDT/SSDT scripts and patches
  • Utility scripts

The zip bundles are posted to GitHub: https://github.com/tluck/Lenovo-T460-Clover/releases

Caveat: My system is a T460 with i5-6300U, Intel HD Graphics 520, 1920x1080 touch screen. If you have a different system model, then extract the ACPI files and use the included scripts to create a set of files consistent with your system type and BIOS version. See below for details.

Credits: RehabMan, Shmilee, vusun123, TimeWalker, Mieze from which, much of their work and help is/was was used to get the T460 to this point.

Devices and aspects working:

  1. Ethernet -  Intel I219LM is enabled via IntelMausiEthernext.kext
  2. WiFi/BT - substitute the Intel WiFi/BT with a compatible Broadcom or Atheros chip
  3. Audio - ALC293 codec implemented via AppleALC.kext (old AppleHDA_ALC293 and CodecCommander kexts are not needed)
  4. PS2 - ClickPad + TrackPoint + all 3 buttons - using a modified VoodooPS2Controller to support new layouts - and added some custom Fn key maps based on 440/450 dsdt
  5. USB - implemented via custom SSDT + USBInjectAll kext. All USB3/USB2 ports are intel-based and work -  3 external USB and internal Camera, BT, etc 
  6. Sleep/Wake - the sleepwatcher package and custom sleep/wake scripts are used to help with sleep/wake for BT and PS2 devices.

Note: have not tried to implement the SD card reader - no driver found.

ACPI Files

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If you have a T460, the ACPI files in zip should just "work" - at least to get the macOS installed. But in general it is best to make your own custom DSDT based on your system BIOS.  The ACPI (DSDT/SSDT) modifications are handled by combination of Clover on-the-fly patches, custom/direct patches to DSDT and the "hot-patch" method. Here are the key files:

  • DSDT- patched DSDT with included scripts. 
  • ssdt - (not included) and can be created for your CPU - will define C/P states via Pike's script ssdtPRGen.sh
  • SSDT-CPU - generic - for HWP support -  (no longer needed)  Clover 4016+ will generate SSDT with HWPEnabled and PStates true
  • SSDT-ARPT-T460 - Airport for Broadcom 4360 (if added)
  • SSDT-HACK-T460 - add misc functions for DSDT
  • SSDT-HDEF-T460 - fix/define Audio for ALC293 codec with layout ID 28 - linked to AppleALC.kext (or optional AppleHDA_ALC293.kext)
  • SSDT-IGPU-T460 - fix/define GFX for Intel HD 520 device 1916 (not really needed - since we inject graphics via clover as 4063)
  • SSDT-LPC-T460 - add/fix/define LPC device
  • SSDT-PNLF-T460 - add LCD/Panel
  • SSDT-PS2K-T460 - fix/define/add T460 defines keyboard and ClickPad/TrackPoint - linked to VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  • SSDT-SMBUS-T460 - add/fix/define SMBUS device
  • SDT-XHC-T460 - fix/define/add internal and external USB ports by custom UIAC device - linked to USBInjectAll.kext
  • SSDT-XOSI - generic - to set OS type


The (sample) custom DSDT in the zip is extracted from a T460 on BIOS v1.22.  

In the DSDT.T460 directory, there are the samples and scripts to create your own custom DSDT. The DSDT in the zip may work but its best to just match your system. The create_patch_DSDT.bash script will create a patched DSDT starting from the original ACPI files located the ACPI-Tables folder. The final DSDT is patched via patchmatic using the files in patch-files folder.  Follow these steps:


  1. Download and expand (extract) the contents from the Latest Release (zip file). 
  2. Copy the Utilities files into /usr/local/bin  The key files needed here are patchmatic, iasl, and espmount.bash
    Note: I assume the directory /usr/local/bin exists and is in your environment variable PATH
    cd ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/Utilities/
    sudo ./install_tools.command
  3. Extract ACPI files.
    Start by extracting your original ACPI files by hitting F4 after you boot up with Clover. It will save the files to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin. Note: this origin folder needs to exist.
  4. Copy the newly created ACPI files from the HD ESP to your working folder
    Copy the original .aml files from the origin directory - just the ones with names starting with DSDT and SSDT - from the ESP to a directory called DSDT.T460/ACPI-Tables ( which is part of the expanded zip file).

    Note: To mount the main system ESP, run this command which was installed with the tools in step 1.
    /usr/local/bin/espmount.bash 0
  5. Create your own patched DSDT.
    Using the original copied to the ACPI-Tables directory as the source, create a custom patched DSDT.dsl by:
    cd ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/DSDT.T460
  6. Install the new custom ACPI files into the ESP
    Now there is a new custom DSDT.dsl along with some other .dsl files in this same directory as the result of the patching script. To compile and install this newly create patched DSDT.dsl along with the other SSDT*.dsl files into the ESP, run this script below. It will mount the system disk partition disk0s1 (the ESP) on /Volumes/ESP, compile all the *.dsl files, and then copy them all to /Volumes/ESP/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched location


New Installation - Steps and Details

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BIOS settings:

  • Update to latest BIOS
  • Use Defaults settings, but check these items:
  • Set Security / Memory Protection / Execution Prevention = Enabled
  • Disable Secure Boot


GPT = GUID Partition Table
MBR = Master Boot Record
ESP = EFI System Partition

The ESP is created automatically as the first (hidden) partition by the Disk Utility when the GPT option is selected for partitioning a disk.

Part 1 - OS Installation

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This procedure is for a new macOS installation using a USB Installer. If you are upgrading from an older working version of OS X (say El Capitan) already on your HD, skip down to Part 2, Step 3 to update your ESP. You must replace or merge in the changes from the EFI/CLOVER files to your HD ESP before you perform the upgrade. 

  1. Download and expand (extract) the zip file contents from the GitHub Lenovo T460 Clover Latest Release.
    This same file set will be installed on the USB and the HD for UEFI boot.
  2. Download macOS from the App Store - they are freely available
    We build a macOS USB installer with the standard macOS installer app downloaded from the "App Store".
  3. Install macOS to a GPT formatted disk using the standard Install macOS.app downloaded from the Apple Store.

Create macOS USB installer

  1. Partition an 8GB (or larger) USB formatted with GUID Partition Table (GPT)
    - In Sierra, use the Erase option to change from MBR to GPT/GUID scheme.
    - Name the new partition USB. The install process will rename it, but this matches the script below.
    - Use format: macOS Extended (Journaled)
    Note: if you have a larger USB (say 16GB) you can split into 2 8GB partitions, so you can have 10.12 and 10.11 installers on the same USB key 
  2. Run this command to copy the downloaded bits to the USB key: 
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Sierra.app --nointeraction

Put Clover installation on USB

  1. Install Clover on the USB
    a ) Manually mount the ESP of the USB and copy the entire EFI directory.
    b ) If not done already, expand the downloaded Zip to ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD (this set is called the Zip below)
    c ) Copy the EFI directory to the ESP directory of the USB

    For example, assuming the USB is disk1:
    sudo mkdir /Volumes/ESP-USB
    sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk1s1       /Volumes/ESP-USB
    cp -a ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/EFI/ /Volumes/ESP-USB/EFI
    Note: run "diskutil list" on the command line to find your USB and HD disk devices

    Dual BOOT tip:
    If you plan to dual boot Windows from the same HD - DO NOT make the 2nd partition NTFS or ExFAT with the Disk Utility app.
    Make them both macOS Extended (Journaled) to keep a PMBR vs MBR.
    Size the 2 partitions appropriately - but later you will delete/reformat the 2nd partition for Windows. I recommend gpt which can make an NTFS partition without converting the PBMR.
  2. For a T560: Set up the ACPI configuration files to match your model.  

    go to /Volumes/ESP-USB/EFI/CLOVER
    Rename  ACPI to ACPI.T460
    Rename ACPI.T560 to ACPI

Boot Clover from USB Installer and select Install macOS

  1. Boot from the USB and install macOS on your GPT disk partition. (Hit F12 to select USB drive)

    Make sure the HD/SSD drive is formatted using:
        Scheme: GUID Partition Map (GPT),
        Partition Name: macOS,
        Format: mac OS Extended (Journaled)

    Note: *should NOT be needed* but If you get a KP from AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer, then use the Clover Options Menu and to select the alternate configuration file: config.noSKL.plist. This injects a bogus graphics device ID 0x12345678.
  2. Click through GUI Install menus and wait for the installation to fully complete - on a spinning disk takes about 30-45 minutes. Follow these Notes and Tips
    • When the installer screens shows:   "To pair a Bluetooth keyboard, turn it on and wait for your computer to connect to it.”

               Hit the Space Bar to get past this step
    • When installer seems to hang at:  "About a second remaining”

Don’t Panic, this "second" may take about 10 minutes or more to finish.
               Just wait for the installer to reboot the computer and continue the installation.
               The whole install process takes  about 1 hour to complete.
    • On the first boot from the HD when asked:  "How Do You Connect?”

Select: “My computer does not connect to the Internet”
               And set up the network later after installation the NIC driver kext.
               Your Intel WiFi will not work. Period. 


Part 2- Post OS Installation and Setup

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  1. Boot Clover from the USB 
    On startup, hit F12 and select USB -  You boot Clover from the USB, but now select the newly installed disk/partition to start macOS.  

    Note: *should NOT be needed* but if you get a KP from AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer, then use the Clover Options Menu and select config.noSKL.plist. See step 7 below to fix this problem. AppleALC.kext + Lilu.kext will patch the Graphics Framebuffer to avoid a DVMT check KP.

    Note: You may see 3 Volumes instead of the expected 2 on the HD - macOS + Recovery HD - make sure you pick the volume that is NOT labelled Recovery HD. See step 3 below to convert the logical volume which will eliminate the abstraction and confusion.
  2. Complete the installation steps and login
    Note: This will boot up macOS with Clover injecting the custom kexts from the USB (for now). 
  3. Convert the Logical volume to Physical volume

    The full installer likes to make a logical volume. So for simplicity, I recommend one to revert the root volumes to a regular volume.

    In Terminal run: 
    sudo diskutil corestorage revert /
  4. Install Clover (ESP) on the HD
    Now the make the HD bootable with Clover. Transfer the Zip file contents to the new HD. Then use a similar process as used for the USB.  
    Note: I assume the Zip is in ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/

    a ) NVRAM
    Since we are using Clover's EmuVariable method to simulate NVRAM, Clover looks for the file nvram.plist to get its persistent values - which is stored in the ESP now. Install the "root" utilities and clover scripts and files from Utilities folder to your HD. This step is important as it installs the "rc scripts" to save the nvram contents to a file upon reboot.

    Important: It will register your system to use a LogoutHook.
    cd ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/Utilities/
    sudo ./install_clover_scripts.command
    b ) ESP
    The ESP contents on the HD are now to be made exactly like the ESP used for the USB installer above.  
    Mount the HD ESP and copy over the EFI items. You can follow the same procedure used for the USB installer.
    Note: If you previously installed Windows, be careful to not lose the EFI/Microsoft contents by following the procedure outlined below. 

    For example, assuming the main drive is disk0:
    sudo mkdir /Volumes/ESP
    sudo mount -t msdos /dev/disk0s1       /Volumes/ESP
    cp -a ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/EFI/ /Volumes/ESP/EFI
    c ) Custom DSDT
    Using the procedure outlined above in the ACPI Files section, create and replace the custom DSDT in EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched
  5. Install Kexts onto the HD in /Library/Extensions

    a ) For 10.12.4+: Create a custom AppleBackLightInjector kext

    Note: This kext is not needed on the USB installer.

    Since this method replaces the IntelBacklight.kext (which is still included as an optional kext) - manually remove that kext if present. Now create a custom Backlight Injector that matches your LCD Panel. The script will update the kext in the ../../EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other directory - which is the unzipped package location. Run this procedure script:

    cd ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/Utilities/Create_AppleBacklightInjector_kext/
    sudo ./createAppleBacklightInjector.command

    b )  Install the kexts
    Install the custom kexts from the Zip kexts directory to the /Library/Extensions directory by running:

    cd ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/
  6. Ethernet Device Installation (Optional)
    This step loads the ethernet kext and resets network device order to have ethernet as en0 (seems to help with AppStore and iMessage etc)

    Note:  macOS may already have configured the ethernet, so this step may be unnecessary but it will not hurt anything either for a fresh installation.
    Run this set of commands:

    sudo kextload /Library/Extensions/IntelMausiEthernet.kext
    sleep 10
    sudo rm       /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist
  7. Remove the USB and Reboot with Clover from the HD

    Note: For this boot session, you may want to
    1- in Clover hit F3 to save the ACPI files
    2 - in Clover hit the spacebar on your boot volume selection (macOS) to set verbose mode to watch for any issues.

Notes on Custom Kexts

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All the kexts listed below are contained in the zip file. The origin is listed below if you wish to download them as well. I recommend you use the _kext-install.command script to properly copy all kexts to the /Library/Extensions directory.

  • Audio/GFXAppleALC.kext (1.2.1-tluck) + Lilu.kext (1.2.0) kernel patcher
    - 2 layout options
    - If you have a Docking Station, you can use LayoutID 28 for HDMI, Speaker, Mic, Headphones, ExtMic + extra LineOut for Dock Out
    - or optionally use LayoutID 29 to remove the extra LineOut option if it is not wanted.

    1. Requires matching SSDT-HDEF with layoutID=28 or 29. The AppleALC kext defines the patches for AppleHDA and AppleIntelSKLGraphicsFramebuffer.kex in lieu of Clover. This kext version has extra GFX Framebuffer patching for DVMT KP,  brightness levels, as compared to the AppleALC distribution on GitHub.

    2. Keep original/unmodified AppleHDA.kext in /S/L/E and add the AppleALC.kext and Lilu.kext to /Library/Extensions for full audio support (and critical patching)

Also included are the old alternate audio kexts in ALC293 directory: 
- AppleHDA_ALC293.kext (v9278.56) -  custom kext adapted from an ALC292.kext and based on 10.12.3 AppleHDA. This kext requires the HDA kext patching via Clover.
- CodecCommander_ALC293.kext  - TimeWalker's kext - with ALC293 added - OPTIONAL - used to resolve missing input/outputs or sleep/wake issues.

  • Keyboard/Mouse: VoodooPS2Controller.kext (v1.8.28a) - New T460/T560 version of RehabMans's PS2 Keyboad/TouchPad/TrackPoint 
    This version has extra T460/T560 definitions in the Info.plist files.
    Re-coded to support 3 real buttons as well ClickPad Right/Left edge click buttons.
    • Modified Info.plist(s) to add LENOVO T460 override settings. Change defaults to suite your needs in VoodooPS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/VoodooPS2TrackPad.kext/Contents/Info.plist
    • VoodooPS2Controller keyboard mappings have 3 or 4 finger swipe left/right to back/forward configured for Safari browser
    • If MouseMiddleScroll is set to true - TrackPoint scrolling with MiddleButton works better. 
  • OSFakeSMC.kext (v6.26.1443) - Core hack mechanism. Using Kozlek's version + plugins + custom FakeSMC Info.plist
    - A Custom package is included in the Utilities folder so you can install HWMonitor.app - it just selects these 2 Plugins Sensors: ACPI and CPU.
    - Two Custom SMC keys are added to Kozlec's standard FakeSMC - FNum (to find the Fan) and ACID (for AC power and eliminate powerd syslog messages every 30 seconds).
  • Battery: ACPIBatteryManager.kext (v1.81.4) - RehabMan's kext to show/track battery info on menu bar
  • LCD: AppleBackLightInjector.kext (0.9.1) - RehabMan's Injector method - modified for Lenovo T460 to incrementally scale brightness in 17 levels from 0 to 1000 - see matching kext patch for Framebuffer brightness - which changes the maximum backlight brightness level to 1000. Note: The template file has 2 models: T420 and T460 but can be expanded as needed. To create a customer Injector, run the Utilities createAppleBacklightInjector script to create a custom Panel definition specific to your LCD. It will put the new injector in the kexts/Other folder. Install it along other kexts with _kext_install.bash script.
    cd ~/Downloads/Lenovo-T460-Clover-YYYY.MM.DD/Utilities/Create_AppleBacklightInjector_kext
    sudo ./createAppleBacklightInjector.command

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WiFi Replacement

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Install these kexts for a Broadcom chip.

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  • BrcmPatchRAM2.kext  (v2.2.7) - based on RehabMan's kext, but modified to fix/change sleep/wake timings for T460.
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I am thinking of getting the T460 (1080p) with i5-6300U without Touch.

Will your instructions work for the above mentioned machine??

You did not mention whether you are running . your current setup with High Sierra or Sierra.... Also is it a solid and stable environment for daily production use?

Thanking you in anticipation for your reply....

Regards.... bd4utonite2

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@bd4utonite2 - i dont see why it wouldn't work for a non-touch LCD. Note: I do not have that laptop anymore since last July. it was rock solid for me as my daily/primary laptop.  I have been pushing out updates that should provide support for Sierra as well as High Sierra.

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23 hours ago, tluck said:

@bd4utonite2 - i dont see why it wouldn't work for a non-touch LCD. Note: I do not have that laptop anymore since last July. it was rock solid for me as my daily/primary laptop.  I have been pushing out updates that should provide support for Sierra as well as High Sierra.

Thanks @tluck for the quick reply. Oh.. I almost forgot to ask you. In your instructions, you said you swapped out the original wifi card for a Broadcom wifi card. Does this mean that the T460 does not have a bios whitelist ??

Sad to hear you are not using the T460 anymore. May I ask why and what is your go to Hackitosh notebook now?

Kind Regards


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correct - no need for modded bios. just replace with atheros or broadcom wifi. I had to return the T460 to my former employer. my signature lists all my Hacks - which I keep current on High Sierra/Clover. So I guess I need edit my signature to remove T460. My current employer gave me 2017 13" MBP so I have not shopped for a newer hack lately. But I miss my T460 which could dual boot macOS and Windows in a flash. My kids have Lenovo Laptops. And my 2011? T420 still runs quite well since I replaced the dim AUO LCD with a nice bright LG. My "timemachine" is hanging off the now aging mini-mac-5-hack but it still runs Plex splendidly serving as my HTPC.

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58 minutes ago, tluck said:

correct - no need for modded bios. just replace with atheros or broadcom wifi. I had to return the T460 to my former employer. my signature lists all my Hacks - which I keep current on High Sierra/Clover. So I guess I need edit my signature to remove T460. My current employer gave me 2017 13" MBP so I have not shopped for a newer hack lately. But I miss my T460 which could dual boot macOS and Windows in a flash. My kids have Lenovo Laptops. And my 2011? T420 still runs quite well since I replaced the dim AUO LCD with a nice bright LG. My "timemachine" is hanging off the now aging mini-mac-5-hack but it still runs Plex splendidly serving as my HTPC.

Hi tluck....

That is good to hear.... a real Mac which i have plenty of... but no challenge...LOL.

I do have a 2017 5th Gen X1 Carbon i7 but no one has successfully hacked it.....when doing Mac OS, I swapped out the NVME for a regular m.2 sata3 ssd.... makes hacking easier..

Managed to follow the El Capitan 10.12.6 but booting in a loop after i install the 2018 security patch 02 for El Captian... i suppose i have to wait for some one to do High Sierra on this machine.....

And yes you are right the T460 looks like a good machine for the hack... capable of up to 32gb ram and with a 2.5in 7mm ssd you can go up to 1tb....





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I hear ya. Hackintosh has been a fun hobby/obsession. i would expect that the carbon should be hack-able with High Sierra following the method outlined here?

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When I connect the device to my 4k monitor via the display port.lt is not working.The monitor screen goes black when I connect.Is there any solution?

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Hi Everyone, 

Has anyone tried turning FileVault on? If so any lessons learned?

Should i expect no problems?

Note: Running the latest git release with the latest osx.

Thanks in advance.

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On 14.4.2018 at 3:14 PM, verleihnix said:

Does someone know if an adapter M2 to Apple WLAN fits in a T460?

The Bios has to be modified before, but does it fit with its physical dimensions


Aus deinen Namen schliesse ich, das du Deutsch kannst. Mein Englisch ist nicht so gut.

Ich nutze einen ähnlichen Adapter (M.2 zu Mini PCI-E -> https://www.reichelt.de/DELOCK-62848/3/index.html?ACTION=3&LA=55&ARTICLE=199211 ) mit einer Atheros AR5B95. Funktioniert problemlos und ohne BIOS Modifikation auf meinen T460s. Konnte ihn, dank des Flachbandkabels unter dem rechten Lautsprecher platzieren.

Gruß Willy.

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      Under Kernel and Kext Patches add the following to “KextsToPatch”:
      This patch will raise the limit of the USB ports from 15 to 26.
      For macOS® Sierra
      Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI
      Find* [HEX] : 83bd74ff ffff10
      Replace [HEX] : 83bd74ff ffff1b
      Comment: Raise change 15 port limit to 26 in XHCI kext (100-series)
      MatchOS: 10.12.x
      You also might need to add RehabMan’s “USBInjectAll.kext” to the following path under “/EFI/Clover/kexts/10.12” for macOS® Sierra
      If you are using a patched DSDT or SSDT tables you don’t need to use any DSDT patches in clover and the “USBInjectAll.kext” you will have full functional USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports. I didn’t test USB 3.1 ports because I have no USB 3.1 device to test it!
      The port limit patch must only be temporary, you will need to create your own custom SSDT-UIAC to only inject the ports you use.
      Custom SSDT-UIAC:
      A quick rundown on how to create a custom SSDT-UIAC.
      Add the following patch to your config.plist if you don’t already have the patch.
      <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>change 15 port limit to 26 in XHCI kext (100-series)</string> <key>MatchOS</key> <string>10.12.x</string> <key>Name</key> <string>com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCIPCI</string> <key>Find</key> <data>g710////EA==</data> <key>Replace</key> <data>g710////Gw==</data> </dict> or
      Name*: AppleUSBXHCIPCI
      Find* [HEX] : 83bd74ff ffff10
      Replace [HEX] : 83bd74ff ffff1b
      Comment: Raise change 15 port limit to 26 in XHCI kext (100-series)
      MatchOS: 10.12.x
      The USBInjectAll.kext provided in this guide needs to be and stay installed.
      Download ioregistryexplorer Version 3.0.3 from http://mac.softpedia.com/get/System-Utilities/IORegistryExplorer.shtml
      or download IOJones which is an alternative to IORegistryExplorer at: https://sourceforge.net/projects/iojones/
      Download MaciASL from https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-maciasl-patchmatic/downloads/RehabMan-MaciASL-2017-0117.zip and extract, drag MaciASL.app into /Applications. (Credit RehabMan)
      Download OS-X-USB-Inject-All Master from: (Credit RehabMan)
      and extract the zip file.
      Inside the OS-X-USB-Inject-All-master folder you will find SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl, copy it to your desktop.
      Open ioregistryexplorer and find your device id by typing XHC in the search field.
      Open SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl with MaciASL and find your appropriate device id section.
      Remove all other sections in the SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl that do not correspond with your device id leaving just the one section. Skylake does not have a EHCI controller so “HUB1”, ”HUB2”, ”EH01”, "EH02" can be removed and in my case I can also remove "8086_1e31", "8086_8xxx", "8086_9xxx", "8086_9cb1", "8086_9d2f" and "8086_a2af".
      Compile the file to make sure there are no errors in the code and then save the file with “ACPI Machine Language Binary”. 
      Now we turn our attention to ioregistryexplorer, while you have ioregistry open go to the XHC section and take note of the HSxx or SSxx locations that have devices attached. Now plug in a USB 2.0 device into all USB 2.0 you NEED and do the same with USB 3.0 ports with USB 2 and 3 devices and take note of them all.
      Returning back to the SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl you will see all ports listed, you need to remove the ones you did not take note of and you can also add a comment to the ones you keep. 
      UsbConnector values = USB 2.0 = 0, USB 3.0 = 3. Internal = 255
      USB 2.0 devices plugged into USB 3.0 ports HSxx are still marked as USB 3.0 = 3.
      Internal devices such as Bluetooth etc are marked as 255
      Once you gone through and done this to all the devices you need and removed the ones you don’t you can save your SSDT-UIAC-ALL.dsl in MaciASL. Make sure you rename it to SSDT-UIAC and that the file format is ACPI Machine Language Binary
      Copy and paste the resulting SSDT-UIAC.aml into your EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched folder.
      Disable the port limit patch in config.plist and add SSDT-UIAC.aml into SortedOrder if needed.
      Open ioregistryexplorer and test the ports you left enabled USB 2 & 3.
      The number of ports you should see in ioreg should be significantly reduced as they are not being injected anymore.
      Special Thanks to:
      I would like to thank MaLd0n for providing the patched version of DSDT and SSDT tables and SavageAUS for doing such a great work on helping me to write this tutorial and testing the files and also writing the “Custom SSDT-UIAC” section.
      I also would like to thank:
      Vit9696 for Lilu.kext
      RehabMan for CodecCommander.kext FakeSMC.kext, IntelMausiEthernet.kext, USBInjectAll.kext.
      Toleda for AppleALC.kext, Audio commands and kexts
      netkas for FakeSMC.kext
      lvs1974 for IntelGraphicsFixup.kext and NvidiaGraphicsFixup.kext
      hnak for AppleIntelE1000e.kext
      Mieze for IntelMausiEthernet.kext
      apianti, blackosx, blusseau, dmazar, slice2009 for Clover EFI Bootloader
      http://mackie100projects.altervista.org for Clover Configurator
      Apple Inc. for macOS® and great many other products.
      And many other great people whom make Hackintosh possible!
      The hardware I use in my computer:
      Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5
      Intel Skylake Core i7 6700K @ 4.0 GHz
      32 GB (4x8 GB) 2666 GSKILL Ripjaws
      EVGA GTX 1070 SC 8 GB -  I switched to AMD RX 580
      Dual Display 23.5"
      Kingston HyperX 240GB SATA III SSD
      250 GB Samsun EVO 850 SSD 
      TP-Link WDN4800 PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
      CoolerMaster Silencio 452 Case
      CoolerMaster Nepton 120XL Liquid Cooler
      CoolerMaster V750 Watts Power Supply
      2x24" Samsung LED Displays + 32" TV
      SavageAUS's hardware that was used for testing:
      Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5
      Intel Skylake core i7-6700k @ 4Ghz
      32Gb (4 x 8Gb) DDR4 3200 G.Skill Ripjaws
      Gigabyte GTX960 GV-N960WF2OC-4GD
      240Gb Intel SSD
      240Gb Kingston HyperX Savage SSD
      TP-Link WDN4800 WiFi
      Corsair H110i AIO Liquid Cooler
      Corsair RM850i PSU
      Corsair 760t Case
      24" single display Benq GL2450
      Please download the PDF version which includes pictures on this guide.
      I hope you find this tutorial helpful.
      Best Regards,
      GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Release 01 DSDT and SSDT nVidia Version.zip
      GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 Release 01 DSDT and SSDT IntelHD 530 Version.zip
      Installing macOS Sierra on GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 - Final.pdf
      Updated Clover folders can be found at this post:

      Updated Folders for macOS High Sierra
      Updated Folder For macOS Mojave 10.14
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