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Installing macOS Mojave on Lenovo ThinkPad L440

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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:

 

06/09/2019 14:16h GMT-0

- Added missing parts in the post-install step. 

 

06/04/2019 17:19h GMT-0

- Updated Clover link. 

 

06/02/2019 18:08h GMT-0

- Added info about update 10.14.5. 

 

03/13/2019 13:15h GMT-0

- Updated info about touchpad replacement and CPU and 4G LTE modem.

 

02/05/2019 18:47h GMT-0

- Updated info about CPU replacement and 4G LTE modem.

 

02/04/2019 15:24h GMT-0

- Sometimes the VoodooHDA.kext doesn't work.

- Added AppleHDADisabler.kext to fix that (attached bellow).

 

01/24/2019 14:42h GMT-0

- Added more adjustments to use of VoodooHDA.

- Updated VoodooHDA links to 2.9.1 official (without installer).

- Changed PCM volume from 90 to 180 in Info.plist (attached modified VoodooHDA.kext bellow)

- Updated SSDT-L440.aml (Removed HDEF and HDAU, not needed).

- Updated config.plist (Changed to user Audio layout to 1).

 

01/22/2019 20:47h GMT-0

- I gave up on the AppleALC.

- Headset does not work.

- Now with VoodooHDA is perfect and the sound even louder.

 

01/22/2019 14:37h GMT-0

- Added info about update 10.14.3. 

 

01/22/2019 13:46h GMT-0

- Added link to BIOS reassing guide.

 

01/20/2019 11:49h GMT-0

- First version.

 

What works and what does not
 
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M -> Tick.png Work. All SpeedStep stages.
- Video Card: Intel HD4600 -> Tick.png Work. QE/CI and Metal.
- Chipset: Intel QM87 -> Tick.png Work.
- Mini DisplayPort -> Tick.png Work. But no audio, yet.

- VGA -> Cross.png Not work. Normal.

- Audio: ALC292 -> Tick.png Work.

- WiFi/Bluetooth: Intel AC 7260 -> Cross.png Not work. Replaced with DW1560 (need whitelist removal).

- Ethernet: Intel I217-LM -> Tick.png Work.

- Card Reader: Realtek RTS5227 -> Cross.png Not work.

- Keyboard and Touchpad -> Tick.png Work.
- Webcam -> Tick.png Work.

- Fingerprint Reader -> Cross.png Not work. Normal.

- USB3.0 -> Tick.png Work.
- Sleep -> Tick.png Work.

- Airdrop, Handoff, Instant Hotspot and Continuity -> Tick.png 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.

 

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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


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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;

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

Edited by ludufre

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2 minutes ago, RandomTech said:

Excellent guide, I'm planning to get Lenovo X1 Carbon and sure this guide will make things easier.

 

Cool. 

 

As incredible as it seems the most difficult for me was not even to make the mod in the BIOS, was to configure the Frame Buffer for the miniDP port to work. It cost me a week! I even gave up and returned to the High Sierra,

but finally decided to try one last time and I did it.

 

If you need help on the mod to release whitelist in the BIOS give me a hello.

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21 hours ago, ludufre said:

 

Cool. 

 

As incredible as it seems the most difficult for me was not even to make the mod in the BIOS, was to configure the Frame Buffer for the miniDP port to work. It cost me a week! I even gave up and returned to the High Sierra,

but finally decided to try one last time and I did it.

 

If you need help on the mod to release whitelist in the BIOS give me a hello.

I will, thank you for the offer.

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Hey Thanks man for this awesome guide/config. installed it on my Lenovo L540 and it works pretty finde. ^_^

 

 

 

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Just now, tonton91 said:

Hey Thanks man for this awesome guide/config. installed it on my Lenovo L540 and it works pretty finde. ^_^

 

 

 

 

Nice! The L540 and L440 use the same motherboard I think (the BIOS I'm sure are the same).

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Just now, ludufre said:

 

Nice! The L540 and L440 use the same motherboard I think (the BIOS I'm sure are the same).

 

@Lenovo Bios Update Website there is the same exe for l440 and l540, you are right i think. Only problems i got:

- Laggy touchpad (got the oem pad but swapped the 460 touchpad kext and it worked fine)

- when accessing webpages with video or streamingcontent the system is slowing down (i think it is the crappy mediathek driver with ralink usb dongle)

- sometimes it boots only at 3rd attempt (next time ill read the bootlog)

 

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28 minutes ago, tonton91 said:

 

@Lenovo Bios Update Website there is the same exe for l440 and l540, you are right i think. Only problems i got:

- Laggy touchpad (got the oem pad but swapped the 460 touchpad kext and it worked fine)

- when accessing webpages with video or streamingcontent the system is slowing down (i think it is the crappy mediathek driver with ralink usb dongle)

- sometimes it boots only at 3rd attempt (next time ill read the bootlog)

 

 

- Laggy touchpad: You're right, I still have original (my T460 has not arrived yet) and I can confirm. Had not realized yet why use with keyboard and mouse connected on a second monitor at work.

- System slowing down: You sure the Speed Step is working? Why usb dongle? Why do not you replace a wireless card?

- Sometimes it boots at 3rd attempt: Do this, see at boot what's happening next. But if it's kernel panic it will not appear in the log, right?

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22 minutes ago, ludufre said:

 

- Laggy touchpad: You're right, I still have original (my T460 has not arrived yet) and I can confirm. Had not realized yet why use with keyboard and mouse connected on a second monitor at work.

- System slowing down: You sure the Speed Step is working? Why usb dongle? Why do not you replace a wireless card?

- Sometimes it boots at 3rd attempt: Do this, see at boot what's happening next. But if it's kernel panic it will not appear in the log, right?

 

To the slowdown:

- Speedstep is working, Intel Power gadget shows the CPU clocking from 0.8 up to 3.1 Ghz (i5 4300m)

- when playing youtube videos the cpu clocks to 3.1ghz and 100% load for ~ 30sec-1min then it normalizes, when changing the video, windowsize or go to fullscreen its the same issue.

- plugged in an ethernetconnection and got the same problem, maybe its a faulty codec?

Wifi dongle:

- ordered a clip and a programmer, gonna flash the bios soon. (any recommends for a wificard-model?)

Boot at 3rd attempt:

- with enabling verbose it crashed not everytime and doesnt need 3 attempts (only one up to now)

- yes this are panics, i can send you 2 logs,efi and a bootlog

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Abou the slowdown, I'm pretty sure you are not using WhateverGreen.kext, right? Try installing it. If you already have, run kextstat to see if is loaded.

You can order a DW1560, It's works very nice and have Continuity, AirDrop and Handoff. Only Instant Hotpot that sometimes don't work.

Send me the logs about the panics

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1 minute ago, ludufre said:

Abou the slowdown, I'm pretty sure you are not using WhateverGreen.kext, right? Try installing it. If you already have, run kextstat to see if is loaded.

You can order a DW1560, It's works very nice and have Continuity, AirDrop and Handoff. Only Instant Hotpot that sometimes don't work.

Send me the logs about the panics

Thanks for the advice for the Card, ill order one once I successfully flashed my bios.

Whatevergreen is loaded with v1.2.6 (newest from repo)

 

ill prepare the pm sec

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12 hours ago, eldiego said:

Hi friend, thanks for this guide, all work flawless except de laggy touchpad

 

True, I was able to confirm this on Feb. 6 (post)

It turned out that I did not even try to fix it because I ordered a new touchpad of the model T460.

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@ludufre, I followed your guide to create a USB Installer but when I boot using the installer, I don't see an option to start the macOS installation. It only shows the Windows EFI partition of the hard drive that has Windows installed. Any idea on how to fix this?

 

Also, I'm missing this option in BIOS:

 

Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control 

 

EDIT: If anyone else has this issue, the fix was to put HFSPlus.efi file in the UEFIDriver64 folder. This made the installer show up in Clover.

Edited by CyCLoBoT

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3 minutes ago, CyCLoBoT said:

@ludufre, I followed your guide to create a USB Installer but when I boot using the installer, I don't see an option to start the macOS installation. It only shows the Windows EFI partition of the hard drive that has Windows installed. Any idea on how to fix this?

 

In the Clover you need to install EFI driver called VBoxHfs-64

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So the installation was completed successfully. One question, in Preferences, when I open Trackpad, it does not show any settings. How do I fix that?

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On 3/23/2019 at 7:36 AM, CyCLoBoT said:

So the installation was completed successfully. One question, in Preferences, when I open Trackpad, it does not show any settings. How do I fix that?

 

I can confirm that. Does not even appear ... I need to analyze about.

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Hello

I Used This Guide Too Everything Is Fine Laggy Touchpad fixed Replacing VoodooPs2 from the one used on the thinkpad x220 which i have before and works just fine but the real problem is that Siri Dont Work No internal microphone works only one i connect with my headphones a handsfree only that way i have microphone using the voodoohda on this guide. i have used mojave patcher to install 10.14.4 on Hfs and works fine . i . used clover files . and i did a custom install at first i was using hackintosh mojave zone from niresh to install but not using any kext from niresh img just the macOS install then i installed on Hfs+ but cant upgrade from 10.14.1 so i installed on apfs and was too slow but finally found a torrent with install mojave app ver 10.14.4 and i used mojave patcher to create the usb and i installed on hfs+ this way using Clover Files And Kexts from here thank so much for this guide . please update more , and about Siri Any Way To Fix It ?

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@javashin1986 is better to do a fresh vanilla install, like I explain in this guide.

 

with VoodooHDA attached in main post, you Will have mic working ...

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@ludufre, did you have any luck in figuring out how to get Trackpad preferences to show? I tried using different VoodooPS2 kexts but no luck.

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13 hours ago, CyCLoBoT said:

@ludufre, did you have any luck in figuring out how to get Trackpad preferences to show? I tried using different VoodooPS2 kexts but no luck.

 

No, because I use USB mouse. And since I'm using this hackintosh on a day-to-day basis at work, I could not stop trying to fix it.

 

13 hours ago, javashin1986 said:

not really dont work siri dont show any mic on system preferences all i get from siri is sorry 

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Untitledsiri.png

 

Show me your Audio/Sound section in System Preferences.

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Screen Shot 2019-04-25 at 10.02.53 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-04-25 at 10.03.27 PM.png

The first screenshot shows the meter of input level because i was talking to the laptop with my handsfree 

the second one is without handsfree i was screaming and the levels dont move a bit and in google chrome when i do a facbook video call i have no mic.

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The first screenshot shows the meter of input level because i was talking to the laptop with my handsfree 

the second one is without handsfree i was screaming and the levels dont move a bit and in google chrome when i do a facbook video call i have no mic.

 

i tried to use appleACL and dont work for me i just installed the kext and nothing no sound im back to voodoohda

 

this repo maybe be useful https://github.com/Snikii/Lenovo-ThinkPad-L440 but i dont know how to use this ....

 

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      Configuration items that may be different from what you have seen in other E6410 configurations
      LPCB._DSM patched with device-id "3b09" AND "name", "pci8086,3b09" for native Nehalem power management with MacBookPro 6,2 ECDV renamed to EC so that AppleBusPowerController loads AGP.VID._DSM patched with device-id "0a29" so that AppleGraphicsPowerManagement loads  No CLOVER Generate P or Generate C States (with the correct LPCB._DSM and MacBookPro 6,2, these CLOVER options are unnecessary for this architecture and only limit max multiplier and reduce number of P states) DSDT patched to include HDAU device (device-id 0x0be3)   
      What is NOT working:
      Sleep (display goes blank, but power light stays on.  System cannot wake and must be forced off with power button) Display brightness can be controlled with keyboard keys, but cannot be controlled with slider in Display settings.  The slider appears in Display settings (because of the backlight DSDT injection in AGP.VID._DSM), but the slider doesn't work (yet).  Haven't spent time to figure this out, but would love help. Graphics Power Management - AGPM loads (because 10de,0a29 device is injected), but there's no evidence that 3100m frequency and voltage is changing.
        What is NOT tested:
      SD Card Slot Smartcard Reader eSata (I have this disabled in my BIOS) Display Port Firewire Port (it does appear in the Network settings, just haven't tried it) Microphone Jack PC Card Slot (I have this disabled in my BIOS) Camera (I have this disabled in my BIOS)  
      What IS working:
      Everything else not mentioned above.   Speedstep/CPUPowerManagement is perfect, system temps are low, CPU multiplier operates as expected, battery life is long Shutdown is fast Display/graphics acceleration is perfect (thanks to DosDude's Mojave patcher) Brightness (adjusted with brightness keys on keyboard) works perfectly Battery Manager works (battery status is displayed in menu bar) simply by installing ACPIBatterManager.kext. Wi-Fi (after changing to Broadcom BCM94352HMB and installing AirportBrcmFixup.kext) Audio (volume adjustable, volume indicator appears in menu bar).  Switched to VoodooHDA from AppleALC after AppleALC caused slow boot due to "IOHDACodecFunction timeout." Ethernet port (with IntelMausiEthernet.kext) Broadcom BCM20702A0 Bluetooth (with BrcmPatchRam2.kext and BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext) Optical Drive External VGA (with corrected NVCAP.  Need NVCAP 04000000 00000100 0E000000 00000007 00000000 (credit: @PlutoDelic) for working external VGA display. Headphone jack  
      Known issues and their solutions
      AAPL,clock-id and device_type do not appear in IORegistry for EHC1.  Solution is to use CLOVER on-the-fly patching/fixing/renaming for EHC1 and EHC2.  This has been completed and tested, but does not fix the sleep behavior.  This fix is not reflected in the attached files. ALPS trackpad performance is not good with the "standard" VoodooPS2Controller.kext that I initially used.  Switching to the "Refined ALPS TouchPad driver" is a big improvement.  I've implemented and tested this on my system.  The ALPS version of VoodooPS2Controller.kext mixes up a few keys.  Need to switch the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) and change keyboard type to ISO European.  The updated VoodooPS2Controller.kext is not reflected in the attached files. This proposed configuration uses an injected device-id (10de,0a29) for NVidia 3100m to get AGPM to load.  While I haven't observed any performance differences, a better approach may be to inject AGPM properties for device 10de,0a6c (the actual device-id for the 3100m).  This AGPM method is discussed later in this thread.  I have briefly tested this "FakeSMC.kext method" for injecting AGPM attributes without any noticeable changes in laptop/graphics behavior and have not updated attached files to reflect this change. IOHWControl is not loaded under AGPM (Should be AGP > VID > NVDA,Display-A@0 > NVDATesla > AGPM > gpu-control > IOHWControl as viewed in IORegistryExplorer).  It is loaded on a real MacBookPro6,2 running Mojave and is loaded on this Dell Latitude E6410 running High Sierra.  If I "Inject NVidia" via CLOVER, IOHWControl loads properly.  I have made this change and am testing it on my system, but have not updated the attached configuration files. The Dell Latitude DSDT (BIOS A17) has a bug in Method (GNOT).  In the method, the expression  If (LOr (LGreater (OSYS, 0x07D0), LLess (OSYS, 0x07D6))) always evaluates to TRUE, so the patched DSDT has no dependency on the value of OSYS.  I suspect that LOr should be replaced with LAnd, so that this expression is TRUE for variants of Windows 2001 and False for any other OS.  While this may have no affect on MacOS, it makes one wonder how such an obvious bug made it through Dell QA and is still present in BIOS A17.  Also makes one wonder whether the sleep problem (which no one has solved) was fixed in Windows to address another DSDT bug. The DSDT patch that duduclx refers to as "Intel GMA Ready" in his El Capitan Guide is not applied correctly to the DSDT in this thread.  Somehow, the contents of patched _DSM are located in the PCI0.VID device instead of in Method (_DSM) within the PCI0.VID device.  MaciASL didn't complain about this, so it went unnoticed, but it doesn't appear to have had any affect.  The solution is to move the "Intel GMA Ready" patch into Method (_DSM) within the PCI0.VID device.  
      Brief Installation Guide (for the experienced Hackintosher):
      Follow duduclx's guide for BIOS config Create your MacOS installer USB (Use DosDude's Mojave Patcher for Mojave) (start with High Sierra and not Mojave if you're new to hackintosh). Install CLOVER (Legacy) on installer USB using attached EFI as your guide for patched ACPI, kexts and config.plist Install MacOS to your SSD Install the following kexts in /Library/Extensions:  ACPIBatteryManager.kext, AirportBrcmFixup.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext, BrcmPatchRAM2.kext, FakeSMC.kext, FakeSMC_ACPISensors.kext, FakeSMC_CPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_GPUSensors.kext, FakeSMC_LPCSensors.kext, IntelMausiEthernet.kext, Lilu.kext, USBInjectAll.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext (the "Refined ALPS Touchpad driver," not the original) Switch Command and Option keys to compensate for Refined ALPS driver issue (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys).  Also change keyboard type to ISO European to fix the [ ` ~ ] key (to the left of the "1" (one) key. Install VoodooHDA Install HWMonitor application  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z  


      CLOVER.zip
    • By Jessi-mj
      No success so far.
       
      There is no way I can get Mojave (or High Sierra) to install on this rig.
       
      I'd be really grateful for any help.
       
      My config is 
      Asus Maximus XI Hero (no WiFi); 
      I9-9900k; 
      Sapphire triX Radeon R9 290; 
      Corsair Pro RGB 2x16GB CMW32GX4M2C3200C16
       
      I am using my R9 290 I had at home because I don't need powerful graphics really.
       
      So what I've done
      1) Created USB installation drive using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] -  UEFi option
       
      2) Bios settings
      - Updated BIOS to lastest version
       
      - Load Optimised defaults
       
      - applied the following
      VT-d, disabled
      CFG-Lock, disabled
      Secure Boot Mode, disablef
      OS Type set to Other OS
      XHCI Handoff Enabled
      AI Overclocked set to XMP 3200
      Extreme twerking enabled
      Graphics Primary display set to PCIe
      Legacy USB support enabled
      Power on by PCI disabled
      Fast boot disabled
      Boot logo display disabled
      Boot option 1 set to UEFI usb installer
      Saved and rebooted.
       
      I either get no screen response (stuck in qcode 99 on MB) or stuck on PCI configuration begins.
       
      So what am I doing wrong?
       
      Five hours of trial and error and I gave up on installing from USB.
       
      I am now  installing Mojave from my MacBook Pro to SSD and will use [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] before moving the drive over to my PC
       
      The settings I am going to use in [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]
       
      Quick Start > UEFI Boot Mode
      Drivers > Audio > AppleALC
      Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC Plugins
      Drivers > Misc > FakeSMC HWMonitor Application
      Drivers > Misc > Core Graphics Fixup AKA WhateverGreen
      Drivers > Network > Intel > IntelMausiEthernet (I used the latest version)
      Drivers > USB > Remove XHCI USB Port Limit <--- Adds PMHeart’s patch to remove XHCI USB Port Limit
      Drivers > USB > USBInjectAll
      Bootloaders -> Clover v2.4k r4xxx UEFI
      Customize -> System Definitions > iMac > iMac18,3
       
      If you have any suggestions please help.
       
      Perhaps someone can share their EFI folder for a similar rig?
       
    • By Kielligzind
      Hello, i am trying to boot the installer of MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 on my HP Z220 CMT Workstation, but it gets stuck at this error. i attached pictures of this error and i posted my EFI folder. 
      i hope someone can help me. Thanks in advance.
       
      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qH_ok-jzIwiLXd5LEEvVloRFZDgPAY2d/view?usp=sharing
       

    • By crazybirdy
      Patched OSInstaller.framework to allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR HFS+ partition.
       
      To use those patched files you must follow HowTo to create an USB installer. You can't just run the app downloaded from Mac App Store.
      The patch is made base on 落下爱@pcbeta 10.10.x MBR patch method, and more patch for 10.14 HFS Firmware check by crazybirdy.
       
      What is this patched OSInstaller doing?
      1. Patch the MBR check, allow macOS 10.14 installation on MBR partition.
      2. Patch the Firmware check, bypass the error of "An error occurred while verifying firmware".
      3. Patch to stop auto-convert to APFS , "ConvertToAPFS=false" is no longer worked with 10.14.
      4. This patched MBR OSInstaller will never convert to APFS, and will always install as HFS+ partition.
      5. This patched MBR OSInstaller method works with both MBR HFS+ and GPT HFS+ partition (GPT+recovery).
      No longer need to set new SMbiosversion, FirmwareFeatures, and FirmwareFeaturesMask with this MBR-patch.
       
      What's the difference between createinstallmedia method, MBR-Manual-Method, and MBR-Automatic-Method?
      As the following....
      1. createinstallmedia method,
          needs stage 1, stage 2 installation process, which is worked with GUID partition only, always convert to APFS format.
      2. MBR-Manual-Method (same as 10.12),
          install via stage 2 manually, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
          We can manually format as MBR or GPT, HFS+ or APFS on installation screen like as 10.12.
          We can manually select MBR HFS+ partition to install 10.13 and 10.14 on installation screen now.
          Needn't to update the MBR-Manual-Method files, it will still work on 10.13, and 10.14 future versions, I think so.
          It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition only, but can't be installed as update from previous version.
      3. MBR-Automatic-Method (new for 10.13+),
          install via stage 2 automatically, which is worked with both MBR and GUID, HFS+ and APFS, will never convert the partition format.
          It can be installed as Fresh installation on formated blank partition, and can be installed as update from previous version.

      How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Manual-Method)?
      Just use EasyMBR-InstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
      Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.12.
      Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
       
      How to make 10.14 installer for MBR (MBR-Automatic-Method)?
      Just use 14MBRinstallerMaker to make installer, it works with both MBR and GPT.
      Read HowTo inside the dmg first, same as 10.13.
      Read HowTo Q/A Q5. How to patch to work with CPU SSE4.1 only for Mojave?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
      Read HowTo Q/A Q7. How to update 10.14.x combo-update to MBR and GPT with installScript directly?
       
      And, need a SMBIOS supported with /System/Library/CoreServices/PlatformSupport.plist.
       


       
      Q6. How to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com, instead of App Store?
      A6. Some people download installer app from App Store, and get only 18 MB size, not the complete installer app (5.68 GB). You should boot to 10.12, or 10.13 to download it again from App Store, or use script Q6-DownloadFullApp/installScript_1014fullapp to download the full installer app via swscan.apple.com.
       

       
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