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Installing macOS Catalina 10.15.4 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:

 

03/24/2020 20:30h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.3 update instructions.

 

01/30/2020 23:52h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.3 update instructions.

 

12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.2 update instructions.

- Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.

 

11/08/2019 20:30h GMT-0

- Added instructions to swap Command with Option keys in VoodooPS2Controller.kext.

- Added additional FileVault 2 UEFI drivers be more practical.

 

10/30/2019 01:42h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.1 update instructions.

- Replaced AppleALC.kext with VoodooHDA.kext

- No more issues after sleep or misconfiguration with jack sense.

 

10/29/2019 18:18h GMT-0

- Replaced the config.plist with AppleIntelCPUPM = true.

 

10/27/2019 05:37h GMT-0

- Replaced the DW1560 wireless card with BCM94360CS2.

 

10/20/2019 20:47h GMT-0

- Removed AppleBacklightFixup.kext.

- WhateaverGreen now implements backlight since 1.2.5.

 

10/20/2019 18:10h GMT-0

- First version.

 

What works and what does not
 
- Processor: Intel Core i5-4300M -> 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 BCM94360CS2 (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 and Continuity -> Tick.png Work after replaced wireless.

- Instant Hotspot -> Cross.png Not work.

 

 

Extras
 
- FullHD 1920x1080 display upgrade: 

Replaced with AU Optronics B140HAN01.1 30pin eDP (B140HAN01.2 and B140HAN01.3 also compatible).

Apparently same screen as Dell Latitude E6440, E7440, Lenovo Ideapad U430 and E129.

 

- CPU upgrade:

Replaced the stock Intel Core i5 4300M 2.6Ghz (3.3Ghz turbo) 6M cache with Intel Core i7 4700MQ 2.4Ghz (3.4Ghz turbo) 6MB.

I initially had problems with overheating. The processor ran at full load above 90 degrees.

After using a quality thermal paste I can work between 70 and 80 degrees.

Acceptable taking into consideration that the new processor has 47TDP versus 37TDP which is recommended.

I also had no problem consuming the battery while charging. The original 65W source seems to have figured out.

 

- Touchpad upgrade:

Replaced the stock with T460 touchpad.

This is serious: you have to do it! It should be stock. Touchpad with precision and absurd quality!

Just do it!

 

- RAM upgrade:

16GB (2x8GB). No mistery here. Just upgade.

 

- Wireless upgrade:

Previously I have the DW1560 working almost perfectly, now replaced with BCM94360CS2 that is full native supported. 

More info below.

 

Todo

 

- Make DP audio work.

- Make Card Reader work.

- Make trackpad appear in System Preferences

- Make Instant Hotspot work.

 

 

What you need to install

- Running install of macOS
- One USB flash drive of 8GB or bigger
- macOS Catalina install app
- Clover EFI

- Clover Configurator

- Some KEXTs and SSDT patches


How create create the install flash drive
 
Prepare install flash drive


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

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

 

Create install flash drive

Open terminal and run this command:

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Catalina.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Install --nointeraction

This will take about 30 minutes.

 

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Install bootloader

Download the CloverEFI from official repository (used 5097) and install only with these options on "Install macOS Catalina":

 
- Install for UEFI booting only
- Install Clover in the ESP
- UEFI Drivers - Recommended Drivers - AudioDxe (Just to have nice sound on boot)
- UEFI Drivers - Recommended Drivers - FSInject (I still don't know if it's really necessary)

- UEFI Drivers - File System drivers - ApfsDriverLoader (Support to APFS partitions)

- UEFI Drivers - File System drivers - VBoxHfs (Support HFS/HFS+ partitions)

- UEFI Drivers - Memory fix drivers - AptioMemoryFix (Fix the memory management of de UEFI/BIOS)

 

FileVault 2

 

If you plan to use FileVault 2, you need to download additional drivers, since what comes with Clover is not up to date and use VirtualSMC instead of FakeSMC.

Follow instructions bellow:

 

From current Clover installation, check these options to USB keyboard/mouse work on password screen:

- UEFI Drivers - Human Interface Devices - UsbKbDxe

- UEFI Drivers - Human Interface Devices - UsbMouseDxe

 

After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.

 

Download the versions 2.1.0 and 2.0.9 of AppleSupportPkg from: https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleSupportPkg/releases

We need the last version of AppleGenericInput.efi that is inside 2.1.0 and last version of AppleUiSupport.efi that is inside 2.0.9.

OR download attached bellow.

 

Put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI/

 

That's it! FileVault 2 will work without problems.

 

 

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Make things works

 

After Clover install will be created a partition named EFI and mounted in Desktop. Usually the path is /Volumes/EFI/.

 

- Replace the /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with mine attached below

- Put SSDT-L440.aml attached below in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/

 

Generate your Serial, MLB and SmUUID

 

- Open the replaced config.plist with Clover Configurator (used 5.6.2.0)

- Go to SMBIOS, click few times in "Generate New" in Serial Number and SmUUID.

 

Copy the Clover Configurator to flash drive because you will need later.

 

Download those Kexts and put in /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/

 

- Download the VirtualSMC from here. I used all Kexts and UEFI driver (put VirutalSmc.efi inside /Volumes/EFI/EFI/drivers/UEFI/) from version 1.0.8 (If you followed the steps to enable FileVault 2 above, skip to the next item).

Download the Lilu.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.8.

- Download the VoodooPS2Controller.kext from here. I used version 2.0.4.

- Download the IntelMausi.kext from here. I used the version 1.0.2.

Download the VoodooHDA.kext from here. I used the version 2.9.2. (Need to turn up the volume on Info.plist, more instructions below)

Download the WhateverGreen.kext from here. I used the version 1.3.3.

Download the USBInjectAll.kext from here. I used the version 2018-1108.

 

Important! If you are coming from my previous Mojave guide, please note that I am using some kexts from other repositories / authors.

 

 

Audio volume adjustment

 

- Open the Info.plist inside VoodooHDA.kext/Contents/ with TextEdit.app or any text editor of your choice.

- Change:

<key>PCM</key>
<integer>90</integer>

to:

<key>PCM</key>
<integer>140</integer>

Or, download the versions 2.9.2 attached bellow.

 

 

Keyboard swap Command with Option (optional)

 

- If you prefer, you can swap Command and Option keys, to map Win Key - Command and Alt - Option.

- Change /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/OEM/S400CA/UEFI/kexts/10.15/VoodooPS2Controller.kext/Contents/PlugIns/VoodooPS2Keyboard.kext/Contents/Info.plist:

<key>Swap command and option</key>
<true/>

to:

<key>Swap command and option</key>
<false/>

Or, download the version 2.0.4 already adjusted attached bellow.

 

 

Wifi and Bluetooth (BCM94360CS2 + M2 NGFF adapter)

 

Recently I replaced the DW1560 with BCM94360CS2. Now I have fully wireless and bluetooth working (including Instant Hotspot) without any kexts.

 

See: 

 

 

Wifi and Bluetooth (DW1560 / BCM94352Z)

 

Unfortunately, some notebook manufacturers are currently blocking the replacement of wireless cards. They want you to only use the models sold by them. And of course, none of them from Lenovo for this notebook model is compatible with MacOS.

 

If you try to start with an unauthorized wifi card for them, you will receive a screen error:

1802: Unauthorized network card is plugged in - Power off and remove the network card.

Since this check is done directly in the BIOS, the only solution is to modify it.

But since nothing is easy in this life, there is one small big problem:

- The BIOS update procedure does not allow you to use modded files as it used to be.

- You will need to physically reach your BIOS on the motherboard and make use of a USB BIOS reader/writer.

 

So what you need to do:

1. Disassembly your laptop;
2. Dump your BIOS with an USB BIOS reader with SOIC8 clip (to not desolder from the motherboard);
3. Patch it (Ask on UEFI hack forums over there to someone patch for you. Every dump is unique, so mine don't work to you.);
4. Fix RSA signature;
5. Reflash BIOS;

6. Replace wireless card;

7. Remount your laptop;
8. Done.

 

To fix a Modded BIOS to remove the 5 beeps on boot, you need this guide: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337333-guide-fix-insyde-h2o-bios-signature-5-beeps-on-lenovo (traduzido: pt-BR)

 

 

After replaced the wireless card. Download those Kexts and put in /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/

 

Download the AirportBrcmFixup.kext from here. I used the version 2.0.3. (To enable Wireless)

Download the BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext from here. I used the version 2019-10-17. (To enable Bluetooth)

Download the BT4LEContinuityFixup.kext from here. I used the version 1.1.4. (To enable Handoff and Continuity)

 

Keep in mind that the bluetooth kexts are currently in development and the official releases will be available in future in the repository: https://github.com/acidanthera/BrcmPatchRAM/releases

 

 

Now you can start the installation without problem (I guess).

 

 

How install

 

UEFI Setup Configuration and Installation

UEFI configuration
 

My BIOS is the latest: 1.93 (J4ET93WW) 


- Shutdown and insert the flash drive.
- Power on with F1 pressed to enter BIOS setup.
- Change value: Config - Intel(R) AMT - Intel(R) AMT Control to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Security Chip to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Intel(R) AT Module Activation to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Anti-Theft - Computrace to DISABLED

- Change value: Security - Secure Boot to DISABLED

- Change value: Startup - UEFI/Legacy Boot to BOTH, Legacy First and CSM Support = Yes

- Save & Exit Setup (F10)

 

- Now, hold the F12

- In the list, select your flash drive.

Choose the flash drive (white icon).

 

The installer will start. 


Format destination disk

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

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

Close Disk Utility.

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

After install
 

After first part install the system will reboot. Maybe you have to press F12 again and select the flash drive.
 

Choose the internal disk (gray hdd icon) if not already selected.


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


 

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

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

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

Mount and open the flash drive EFI partition. (Inside Clover Configurator, Mount EFI -> Select flash drive in Efi Partitions list -> Mount Partition -> Open Partition)

 

Copy the EFI folder to desktop.

 

Go back to Clover Configurator, unmount the EFI partition of the flash drive and mount and open the EFI partition of internal disk.

 

Move the EFI folder from Desktop to EFI partition of the internal disk.

 

Eject the flash drive.

 

Move all Kexts from EFI partition of internal disk to /Library/Extensions and make kext cache, with those commands in Terminal:

sudo mv -R /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.15/* /Library/Extensions/
sudo chmod -R 755 /Library/Extensions
sudo chown -R root:wheel /Library/Extensions
sudo kextcache -i /

Restart the system.

 

 

It's done!

 

 

System Updates

 

10.15.1

 

Updated without changing or updating anything.

 

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10.15.2

 

Before install, update the following kexts:

- VirtualSMC.kext and all kexts and VirtualSmc.efi. I used version 1.0.9.

- Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.0.

WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.5.

- AppleALC.kext. I used version 1.4.4.

- VoodooPS2Controller.kext. I used version 2.1.0.

(all download links above)

 

Download the latest CLOVERX64.efi.zip build. I used version 5100.

Mount EFI partition and unzip to:

- /Volumes/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/CLOVERX64.efi

- /Volumes/EFI/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi (rename the copy of CLOVERX64.efi to BOOTX64.efi

 

Install update. Will reboot at least four time.

 

 

10.15.3

 

Updated with success without changing anything.

 

 

10.15.4

Before install, update the following kexts:

- Lilu.kext. I used version 1.4.2.

WhateverGreen.kext. I used version 1.3.7.

- VirtualSMC.kext. I used version 1.3.7.

- VoodooP2Controller.kext. I used versions 2.1.2.

(all download links above)

 

Download the latest CLOVER installer. I used version 5107.

- Install respecting the configuration mentioned above in "Install bootloader" section.

 

Install update. Will reboot at least four time.

 

 

 


And last but not least


I would like to thank the following community members, by making these dream possible:
@crushers, @snatch, @apianti, @blackosx, @blusseau, @dmazar, @slice2009, @autumnrain, @phpdev32, @EMlyDinEsH, @RehabMan, @Scellow, @mitch_de, @Shailua, @Andy Vandijck, @maxfierke, @ArturXXX, @LexHimself, @brumas, @"Sniki", @Mieze, @headkaze and all others members involved directly or indirectly.

 

 

Attachments

 

 

SSDT-L440.aml

config.plist

VoodooHDA.kext.zip

VoodooPS2Controller.kext.zip

Filevault 2 additional drivers.zip

Edited by ludufre

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Hi @Sergo_51, I really didn't understood you. Are you having problems with Bluetooth, is that it? You can use the BrcmPatch3 kexts like in my guide above:

 

On 10/20/2019 at 4:29 PM, ludufre said:

Download the BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext from here. I used the version 2019-10-17. (To enable Bluetooth)

 

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Hi @ludufre

 

I cannot reach installer with your guide. Mojave guide works perfectly. I don't have modded bios. 

 

Error: 

AMF: Only 255/256 slide values are usable!
Valid slides: 1-255
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Any sugestion? 

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Hi @Helda, my mistake!

 

My bios have MSR unlocked so I don't need the flag AppleIntelCPUPM = true, but a non-modded BIOS need this enabled.

 

I updated the config.plist in the guide. Change the flag with Clover Configurator or download the config.plist again.

 

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10/30/2019 01:42h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.1 update instructions.

- Replaced AppleALC.kext with VoodooHDA.kext

- No more issues after sleep or misconfiguration with jack sense.

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Hi @ludufre

 

I hadn't time to try it. 

 

Now i try your fix with AppleIntelCPUPM = true. Still same error. Any another sugestion?

 

Thanks for your relply

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12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.2 update instructions.

- Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.

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On 12/11/2019 at 5:31 AM, ludufre said:

12/11/2019 04:24h GMT-0

- Added 10.15.2 update instructions.

- Replaced IntelMausiEthernet.kext with IntelMausi.kext.

Thanks for the guide! Successfully installed on my Lenovo L440.:)

However, there are a couple of questions:
1. How to connect a 4k monitor? When I connect the same monitor to this laptop on Windows or Linux, the resolution is 3840x2160 (60 hz), and here it is only 2560x 1600 (60hz)
2. The touchpad does not work at all. How to turn it on?

Thanks!

Edited yesterday at 12:54 AM by amorshel

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On 10/30/2019 at 2:06 AM, Helda said:

AMF: Only 255/256 slide values are usable! Valid slides: 1-255

 

Hello, how do you solve it?

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1 hour ago, hmaca said:

我已经重新下载了,但是仍然有问题。我正在使用clover5103。这是我的efi软件包。你能帮我看看问题吗?

 

 

English, please. Send me your EFI folder.

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      And black screen will last from a few seconds to a few minutes, no exact lasting time.
      Keyboards and mouse are still working during black screen, I can see the operations after the monitor works again.
       
      It connects LG monitor via DP port and I tried to modified the dp version between 1.2 and 1.4, got the same issue.
       
      Attached my entire OC folder, I'm so appreciated if someone could help me check it out, or tell me which part I should focus on.
       
      Thanks in advance!
       
      P.S. Here is my PC summary: Dell Optiplex 7060 MFF
       
      CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8100 CPU @ 3.60GHz; 8th Gen, Coffee Lake GPU Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 RAM Team Group 32 GB (2 × 16GB), 2400 MHz, DDR4 Chipset
      Intel 300 Series LPC (Q370) – A306 Audio Realtek ALC255/3234 (Codec ID: 0x10EC0255) Ethernet Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM WiFi/BT M.2 BCM43224 802.11a/b/g/n Storage Samsung SSD 970 EVO 500GB USB Ports Type-C × 1,USB 3.0 × 5 Video Output DP × 2 Monitor LG 4K 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz
      BIOS v1.4.2 OC.zip
    • By MaLd0n
      -Donations with PayPal
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      -EFI OpenCore Folder Desktop 10th Intel Processors
      Paste this EFI folder in EFI partition in your USB STICK
      https://tinyurl.com/ybwr9kq3
       
      -Tutorial
      https://tinyurl.com/re2c9sz
       
      -Post Installation
      Paste EFI folder into EFI Partition in your SSD, reboot and extract one full dump with this app and post here!
      https://tinyurl.com/ybwr9kq3
      RunMe.app
      https://tinyurl.com/y9562hz7
       
      --DSDT PATCHES--
      DSDT.Gigabyte Z490-UD.zip
      -FIX ERRORS AND WARNINGS -FIX ACPI ERRORS -REMOVE UNUSED SCOPES / DEVICES -HIGH PRECISION EVENT TIMER -SATA SERIE ID -DMAC -REMOVE LINES, PROBLEMATIC and UNUSED -FIX K.P in REBOOT -NVRAM -REAL TIME CLOCK -SLPB -DARWIN / WINDOWS -XHCI -PLUGIN TYPE -HDEF -ARTC -IPIC -TIMR -SBUS -BUS1 -MCHC -ALS0 -SHUTDOWN -UAR1 -LAN -FWHD -USBX -PMCR -PPMC -XSPI -GMM -kUSBCompanionIndex -io-device-location -IMEI -EC -PNLF -ARPT -GFX0 -NVME -ACPI-WAKE-GPE -DTGP -ACQUIRE MUT0 0XFFFF -MUTEX MUT0 0x00 -EXTERNAL REFERENCES -UNKNOWNOBJ -HDMI / HDAU -FULL RENAMED DEVICES  
      --SCREENSHOTS--























       









       
      Big Thanks to XLR and your Badass Motherboard, Ultrafast CPU, Coolest Heatsink, Huge Graphics Card, Tonnes of RAM,
      Gigantic Hard Drive, Lightspeed Disk Burner, Professional Sound Card, Massive LCD Display.
       
       
      -Credits and thanks to the old and new people in the community who developed patches, kexts and bootloaders!
       
      Slice, Kabyl, usr-sse2, jadran, Blackosx, dmazar, STLVNUB, pcj, apianti, JrCs, pene, FrodoKenny, skoczy, ycr.ru, Oscar09, xsmile, SoThOr, RehabMan, Download-Fritz, Zenit432, cecekpawon, Intel, Apple, Oracle, Chameleon Team, crazybirdy, Mieze, Mirone, Oldnapalm, netkas, Elconiglio, artut-pt, ErmaC, Pavo, Toleda, Master Chief and family, bcc9, The King, PMheart, Sherlocks, Micky1979, vit9696, vandroiy2013, Voodoo Team, Pike R. Alpha, lvs1974, Austere.J, CVad, headkaze, onemanosx, erroruser, Jenny David, Sampath007, Facebook Hackintosh community, Facebook Olarila community, SchmockLord, daliansky and many, many, many others!
       
      We're all here to have fun and learn from each other!
    • By fantomas
      macOS Catalina 10.15.6 beta (19G36e)
    • By tonyx86
      This thread for installing Catalina on the Dell Latitude E6410 WITH NVIDIA GRAPHICS (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m) will help you install a fresh installation of Catalina on your Dell Latitude E6410, it will help you upgrade from 10.15.2 to 10.15.x (if you originally installed Catalina from this thread) and it will also help you upgrade from Mojave 10.14.6 if you have already installed Mojave by following the instructions here.  The instructions in this first post assume that you are installing Catalina in an APFS container.  If you are curious about the evolution of this solution and how sleep/wake was solved, review the Mojave installation thread.
       
      Important: This Thread is NOT intended to help you install macOS on a Latitude E6410 with Intel HD Graphics (without Nvidia graphics).  The DSDT attached to this first post (in E6410-Catalina.zip) is VERY SPECIFIC to the Nvidia graphics implementation and has not been edited for HD Graphics - there are elements required for HD Graphics that are missing from the attached DSDT and there are DSDT mods that have not been tested with HD Graphics.  Also, the kexts attached to this first post are specific to a Broadcom Wi-Fi card which must replace the original Intel Wi-Fi card.
       
      This first post will be modified to reflect lessons learned and to reflect the most current working state of my Latitude E6410 (with NVidia 3100m discrete graphics) running Catalina.  Issues, observations and performance tips are recorded toward the bottom of this first post.  My recommended CLOVER configuration is specified toward the bottom of this first post.
       
      *** If you want help with your installation, please post your issue along with problem reporting files generated using @black.dragon74's problem reporting tool.  Google 'GENERATE PROPER PROBLEM REPORTING FILES black.dragon74' to find it. ***.  If Catalina's Read-Only protections block your installation of black.dragon74's gen_debug script, please copy the attached gen_debug script to your Desktop, change script properties with the terminal command 'chmod a+x ~/Desktop/gen_debug' and run the script from your Desktop.
       
      My system is as follows:
      Dell Latitude E6410 (I7-620m, Nvidia 3100M, 8GB DDR3, 512GB SSD, 1440x900 display, BIOS: A17) Wi-Fi: Broadcom BCM 94352HMB (replaced original Wi-Fi card) BIOS (version A17) configured as follows (leave default unless listed here): Boot Sequence: USB, Internal HDD, CD/DVD, Modular Bay HDD; Boot List Option: Legacy; Integrated NIC:Enabled; Parallel Port: Disabled; Serial Port: Disabled; SATA Operation: AHCI; Misc Devices: Enable Modular Bay, Camera, External USB, Microphone, Media Card and 1394; Latitude ON Reader: Disabled; Keyboard Illumination: Auto ALS and Input; Ambient Light Sensor: Enabled; OROM Keyboard Access: Disable; TPM Security: Disable; Computrace:Deactivate; CPU XD Support: Enable; Performance: Enable all options; Power Management: Disable Wake on AC, Disable Wake on LAN/WAN, Express Charge: Standard, Charge Behavior: Enabled; Keypad: Fn Key Only; Mouse/Touchpad: Touchpad/PS-2 Mouse; USB Emulation: Enable Legacy; Fn Key Emulation: Disabled; Fastboot: Thorough; Virtualization: Enable Intel Virtualization, Disable VT for Direct I/O, Disable Trusted Execution; Wireless Switch: Bluetooth and WLAN; Wireless Device Enable: Bluetooth and WLAN;   
      Versions of the software used in this installation are listed below the installation steps.  EFI and kexts for Catalina are attached to this first post in E6410-Catalina.zip.  CLOVER configuration is specified below the installation steps.
       
      Wi-Fi connection to an Access Point is delayed when using AppleALC for sound.  Do not use Apple ALC.  Use VoodooHDA pkg 2.9.2 v15 for sound.
       
      Steps to install Catalina on a Dell Latitude E6410 (BIOS A17, NVidia 3100m)
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.5, see instructions at this post.
       
      If you want to upgrade to 10.15.4, see instructions at this post.  
       
      Follow instructions below for 10.15.2 and 10.15.3.
       
      Make sure that your system matches my system description above (including BIOS version, Wi-Fi card, BIOS settings) If performing an upgrade from Mojave or a previous version of Catalina, backup your Mojave or Catalina partition! (Carbon Copy or similar) Download Catalina Installer Download DosDude Catalina Patcher Use DosDude Patcher to create Catalina USB Installer Delete LegacyUSBInjector.kext (we're using @RehabMan's USBInjectAll.kext with custom SSDT) and delete SIPManager.kext (CLOVER is managing SIP) from Catalina USB Installer's /Library/Extensions folder Copy all but the FakeSMC sensor kexts in E6410-Catalina.zip (attached) LE folder to the Catalina USB Installer /Library/Extensions (copy all kexts (including FakeSMC.kext) but not the FakeSMC sensor kexts) Install CLOVER Bootloader (Legacy) on USB Installer using the EFI in the E6410-Catalina.zip (attached).  Use the CLOVER configuration specified below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Reset your Latitude E6410 NVRAM by doing the following (this may be important if you're making changes to your existing EFI and won't hurt anything if you're not making any changes) turn-off your laptop remove A/C power and main battery press and hold the power button for 30 seconds restore A/C power and battery Boot your Latitude E6410 from the Catalina USB Installer that you created in steps 5-8. Select "Reinstall macOS" (note that I have existing installations of Mojave and High Sierra on my Latitude E6410, so it's possible that this menu item changes to "Install macOS" if you don't have any previous macOS installations). Select your Catalina destination partition (which will be your Mojave or previous Catalina partition if you are upgrading) After the Catalina Installer reboots the first time, boot from the "macOS Installer" partition on the disk that you selected as your Catalina destination (not the macOS installer on the USB) After the Catalina Installer reboots the second time, boot the Catalina macOS Installer on the USB Select the Post Install Patcher utility Select only the following Post Install Patches (no other patches / options) Install Patch Updater Legacy Video After the Post Install Patcher reboots,  boot from the newly installed (or upgraded) Catalina partition and complete the macOS configuration Remove these kexts (if they exist) from /Library/Extensions: LegacyUSBInjector.kext, LegacyUSBVideoSupport.kext and SIPManager.kext If you are performing a fresh installation of Catalina: Install CLOVER (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) on your boot disk and configure EFI using files in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip.  Use the CLOVER configuration below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Install all kexts in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip LE folder to your /Library/Extensions folder. Copy HWMonitor from the application folder in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip to your Applications folder. Install VoodooHDA (I installed using the Classic method) Skip to Step 21 If you are upgrading from a previous version of Catalina using the instructions from this thread or from Mojave that you installed using the instructions here: Replace 3rd-party kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other with those in the attached EFI folder.   Replace EFI/Clover config.plist with the attached config.plist (Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values) Replace EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched with the files in the attached EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched Replace 3rd-party kexts in /Library/Extensions with those in the attached LE folder Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions Re-install VoodooHDA if necessary (I installed using the Classic method for Catalina) Ensure PROPER kext installation: If you're manually installing kexts in /Library/Extensions, make sure that you execute the following (in terminal) cd /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel *.kext sudo chmod -R 755 *.kext sudo kextcache -i / After you execute 'sudo kextcache -i /' you should observe that ALL kexts are allowed.  If not, your kext directory attributes are probably incorrect.  Repeat kext installation and try again. Reboot from your new/upgraded Catalina partition Welcome to macOS Catalina! Change the keyboard type to ISO (System Preferences > Keyboard > Change Keyboard Type) Swap the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) Set hibernatemode: In terminal, execute sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm -f /var/vm/sleepimage sudo touch /var/vm/sleepimage sudo chflags schg /var/vm/sleepimage  
      Version Info at the time of this writing:
      Catalina Installer 10.15.5.02 CLOVER r5118 DosDude Catalina Patcher: v1.4.4 Lilu.kext 1.4.5 AirportBrcmFixup.kext 2.0.6 BrcmFirmwareData.kext 2.5.3 BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext 2.5.3 BrcmPatchRAM3.kext 2.5.3 IntelMausi.kext 1.0.3 (Not IntelMausiEthernet.kext)
      EFICheckDisabler.kext 0.5
      VoodooHDA.kext 2.9.2 v15 (NOT AppleALC)
       
      What is not working (that was working in Mojave)
      SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext which caused system freeze on wake)  
      Known Issues and Their Solutions
      (Solved - no further work required) Clover r5118 requires the config.plist key <key>NoDefaultProperties</key><false> to permit macOS to boot with Clover's "Inject Nvidia" = True.  See details here.  config.plist in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive includes this change. (Solved - no further work required) EFICheck is loaded.  Solution is to install EFICheckDisabler.kext which you can get here.  EFICheck.kext is included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive. (Solved - no further work required) Some users experience display issues.  The solution is to remove Device (PNLF) from the DSDT.  Use the attached DSDT.  Removal of PNLF will disable sleep on lid closure.  Device (PNLF) can be added without modifying the DSDT by enabling the Clover PNLF ACPI patch.  The attached Clover config.plist enables the PNLF DSDT patch.  Disable the Clover PNLF patch if you experience display issues. (Solved - no further work required) USB sleep/wake power IORegistry keys are not injected (not included in Mojave's or Catalina's IOUSBHostFamily.kext).  Solution is to added SSDT-USBX.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.  The attached SSDT-USBX.aml includes USB sleep/wake properties for MacBookPro6,2 from High Sierra 10.13.6 IOUSBHostFamily.kext. (No solution yet) Brightness slider does not work in System Preferences > Displays.  Brightness is easily controlled with Dell brightness keys.  There is some work on this later in this thread, but I will not be solving this as I'm content with the Dell brightness keys (and Ambient Light Sensor works to auto-adjust brightness). (No intention to solve) Display Settings in System Preferences are "garbled" when bright slider is visible.  This is a known issue with the legacy graphics patch and does not affect laptop operation. I continue to refine the DSDT and CLOVER config.plist to optimize my Latitude E6410 for multi-booting between various macOS versions (High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina at the time of this writing). If you upgrade your Latitude E6410 EFI using my attached EFI, you may find that your Latitude E6410 is stuck in a boot-loop that ends in a white screen and reboots.  Clear your system by doing the following: turn off your laptop, remove A/C power, remove the main battery, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, restore A/C power and battery, boot normally.  I have only found this to be necessary (very rarely) after making an EFI change, but you may find it helpful if making kext changes in /Library/Extensions as well. (Solved - no further work required) Brcm firmware does not update when using BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext in /Library/Extensions.  Solution is to install BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext in E/C/k/O with Clover "Inject Kexts" = YES. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop does not sleep when closing lid.  Solution appears to be a combination of adding Notify (LID0) code to Method (BTNV) and adding Device (PNLF) in the DSDT. I am using the same EFI for High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 and it works in all three macOSes. (No solution yet) No SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext) - I read somewhere that there is a solution that does not require any kexts (just a DSDT edit).  Haven't yet implemented this fix. (Not a problem that needs to be solved - leaving for historical purposes.  I am running Catalina without this.) - IOHWControl does not load under GFX0 (as observed in IORegistryExplorer).  Solution (if it needs to be solved) is to install AppleHWSensor.kext from a DosDude-patched Mojave /S/L/E in Catalina's /L/E.  Copy and install your own or use the kext attached to this post. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi connection is delayed until a minute or so after boot - Use VoodooHDA and NOT AppleALC (Solved - no further work required) External USB ports do not work after waking from sleep (S3) - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Boot and shut-down time of Catalina is slower than Mojave - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi is not immediately available at OS startup - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop freezes on wake - Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions  
      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 (I haven't noticed this issue for a while since I completed DSDT edits for Mojave, but keeping this here for historical purposes)  
      CLOVER Installation: Use these configuration options (Install Clover LEGACY - NOT UEFI)
      Install Clover in the ESP Boot Sectors Install boot0af in MBR Clover for BIOS (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) booting Clover EFI 64-bits SATA BIOS Drivers, 64-bit Recommended drivers FSInject File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane After clicking "Continue", if prompted with "This Clover package is incompatible with this version of macOS," install anyway  
      After CLOVER installation is complete Copy the following from the attached E6410-Catalina.zip ACPI patched contents config.plist (change XX-MASKED-XX values to your own) kexts/Other (remove all other kext folders) Remove christmas and new year folders from themes (if present)  
      Credits
      Thanks to those who contributed to my Mojave solution and to the DosDude team (for the incredible macOS patchers), I think this Catalina installation was the easiest macOS installation that I have experienced (so far).  Many thanks to @Slice and his team for the incredible work on CLOVER and for continuing to support old legacy systems like this.  Also, thanks to @Mieze and @headkaze and others I'm sure for maintaining the Brcm kexts.  And finally, I still prefer to manually apply patches to the DSDTs in my systems.  CLOVER offers extensive patching functionality, but I'm old-school and like to have an error-free, fully-patched DSDT with a simple CLOVER config.plist.  I think that this manual DSDT patching approach (which required an extensive review and debugging of the original unpatched DSDT in this thread) is the reason that this Latitude E6410 is such a perfect MacBookPro6,2.  Thank you @RehabMan for being a great teacher and for always insisting on problem reporting files .
       
       

      AppleHWSensor.kext.zip
      gen_debug

      E6410 Catalina-5v2.zip
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