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Hackintosh High Sierra for Lenovo Thinkpad T430
Using Intel HD 4000 Graphics on i7-3520m, 250gb SSD, 1600x900 Screen
Works: (sleep, volume, fn+brightness keys, iMessage, Camera)
Doesn't Work: Integrated Microphone
USB wifi required, install necessary drivers for your USB

USB Preparation (8 GB+)

  • Open disk utility, select USB
  • Erase, Select MacOS Extended Journaled, GUID partition
    Disk Utility
  • Download High Sierra Installer, Through App Store or DosDude1's High Sierra Patcher (Sometimes store will download a useless 29 mb installer)
  • Open Terminal: sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ --nointeraction --volume /Volumes/[YOUR USB]

Clover Custom Install Options

Clover Select


  • Install Clover in the ESP

  • Boot Sectors
    -> Install Boot0af in MBR

  • Clover for BIOS (legacy) booting
    -> Clover EFI 64-bits SATA

  • BIOS Drivers, 64 bit
    -> FSInject-64
    -> SMCHelper-64
    -> XhciDxe-64
    -> ApfsDriverLoader-64

  • UEFI Drivers
    -> EmuVariableUefi-64
    -> OsxFatBinaryDrv-64

  • Install RC scripts on target volume Clover End

Insert EFI folder

Once Finished, there should be an EFI partition on your desktop
If not:

  • diskutil list
    Find EFI for your usb
  • sudo diskutil mount /dev/diskXsX
    EFI will be in Finder or on Desktop

If/When there is:

  • Move contents of EFI folder (from this repo in into this partition

Install through USB

  • Plug in USB, Boot T430, hit F12 on startup
  • In boot menu, boot from your USB
  • In Clover, navigate with arrow keys to the Options, hit enter on boot options, type -v, hit enter again, return
  • Boot the USB
  • Once prompted, open disk utility, format drive as APFS w/ GUID if using an SSD, macOS Extended Journaled w/ GUID if using a HDD
  • Takes a while, once done, close with the red button, install MacOS to your target drive
  • Once done, screen will probably go black & reboot 3/4 through installer, its done installing
  • Boot the USB, in clover, select your target drive

Install Clover on Your Target Drive

  • This is so you no longer need to boot with USB
  • Get clover installer pkg onto your computer, I did this through USB or ethernet
  • Install with the same options as the USB, this time to our target drive
  • Follow "Insert EFI folder" but with the target drive instead of the USB
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