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macOS on Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Generation, Model 20HQ*

macOS version BIOS MODEL OpenCore LICENSE

Critter

READ THE ENTIRE README.MD BEFORE YOU START.

I am not responsible for any damages you may cause.

Update

changes 03.10.2020

Added

  • OC to 0.6.1

Changed

  • upgraded several kexts
  • latest OC

SUMMARY:

In short, x1c5-hackintosh is very stable and is currently my daily driver. I use macOS and Windows on this machine and both provide an enjoyable experience. Overall macOS is a rocksolid performer so I can fully recommend this.

NEEDED:

A macOS machine would be VERY useful: to create install drives, and for when your ThinkPad cannot boot. Though it is not completely necessary.
Flash drive, 16GB or more.
Xcode works fine for editing plist files, but I prefer PlistEdit Pro.
MaciASL, for patching ACPI tables.
IOJones, for diagnosis.
Hackintool, for diagnosis.

WHERE TO START:

Explore links included this README, especially those in references and other x1c6-hackintosh repos.

Once you are ready, follow the series of README files included docs/.
1_README-HARDWAREandBIOS: Requirements before starting.
2_README-installMEDIA: Creating the macOS install drive.
3_README-POSTinstallation: Settings and tweaks post installation.
4_README-ACPIpatching: The hardest and most time consuming part, patching the system ACPI table for battery status, brightness, sleep, thunderbolt, thunderbolt hotplugging, etc...
5_README-other.md: for other notices

  • While you can plug-and-play most of my hotpatches if you have an x1c5, I still suggest that you dump and disassemble your own DSDT. This is imprortant as your DSDT maybe different from mine. And furthermore, you get to learn more about what's actually going on.

MY SPECIFICATIONS:

Refer to x1c5-Platform_Specifications for possible stock ThinkPad X1 5th Gen configurations.

Processor Number # of Cores # of Threads Base Frequency Max Turbo Frequency Cache Memory Types Graphics
i7-7500U 2 4 2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz 4 MB LPDDR3-1866 Intel UHD 620

Peripherals:

Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Right USB Always On)
Two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3 (Max 5120x2880 @60Hz)
HDMI 1.4b (Max 4096x2160 @30Hz)
Ethernet via ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Cable Gen 2: I219-LM Ethernet (vPro)
No WWAN
TrackPoint: PS/2
TrackPad: PS/2

Display:
14.0" (355mm) FHD IPS (1920x1080)
Audio:
CX11871 Audio Codec
Thunderbolt:
Intel JHL6540 (Alpine Ridge 4C) Thunderbolt 3 Bridge

Read These (References):

OTHER x1c6-hackintosh REPOSITORIES:

Even though the 6th gen is on year newer, the hardware is basically the same apart from the CPU

tylernguyen/x1c6-hackintosh zhtengw/EFI-for-X1C6-hackintosh
Colton-Ko/macOS-ThinkPad-X1C6
Create a pull request if you like to be added, final decision at my discreation.

Credits and Thank You:

@tylernguyen for creating a great guide, which I could modify to work on th x1c5 and for the great README template I could copy for my repo
@stevezhengshiqi for the one-key-cpufriend script.
@corpnewt for CPUFriendFriend.
@xzhih for one-key-hidpi.

The greatest thank you and appreciation to @Acidanthera, without whom's work, none of this would be possible.

And to everyone else who supports and uses my project.

Please let me know if I missed you.

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My Hackintosh setup on the Thinkpad x1 carbon (5th gen, released 2017)

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