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T440p MacOS BigSur T440p running on MacOS BigSur, Thanks to 2000c43

Beta EFI (Using OpenCore) For BigSur: Download Here

T440p MacOS Catalina T440p running on MacOS Catalina with i5-4300m, 16GB RAM and 128GB mSata SSD Transcend MTS430S

T440p MacOS Mojave T440p running on MacOS Mojave with i7 4712MQ, 16GB RAM and Western Digital 500GB SSD + 1TB HDD in Sata Ultrabay

What works

  • Power management/sleep
  • Brightness/Volume Control
  • Battery Information
  • Audio : from internal speaker and headphone jack
  • USB Ports, Built-in Camera
  • Graphics Acceleration
  • FaceTime/iMessage
  • DVD Drive
  • Automatic OS updates
  • Trackpoint/Touchpad (gestures and scrolling included)
  • Dock USB ports
  • Dock DisplayPorts, HDMI, DVI and VGA

Known problems

  • Ultra Dock problems (sleep/shutdown causes kernel panic and reboot when docked, also audio jack broken)
  • SD card reader
  • Automatic switching between internal and external speakers through jack (need to switch manually)

Changelog

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3.2.4 (22th December 2020)

  • Add missing itlwm driver (intel wifi)

3.2.3 (4th November 2020)

  • Add missing itlwm driver (intel wifi)

3.2.2 (3rd October 2020)

  • Remove audio fix scripts (not required anymore since we use VoodooHDA now)

3.2.1 (21th September 2020)

  • Fix reboot after wake-up from sleep: replace AppleALC and CodecCommander by VoodooHDA 2.9.4 (#78)

3.2 (7th September 2020)

3.1 (4th September 2020)

  • Add Intel Bluetooth driver: Bluetooth now works with the integrated Intel wireless card
  • Improve Audio fix
  • Remove DW1820A Wi-fi configuration (as Integrated Intel Wi-fi works fine now)

3.0 (28th August 2020)

  • Internal Intel Wifi now working thanks to itwlm
  • AppleALC 1.5.1
  • Lilu 1.4.6
  • WhateverGreen 1.4.1
  • Clover r5121

2.4 (27th July 2020)

HoRNDIS kext to support online USB installer through USB tethering (share wi-fi connection from your phone with the laptop through USB).

2.3 (17th April 2020)

  • Clover r5112
  • USBPorts.kext => USBInjectAll.kext
  • AppleALC 1.4.8
  • Lilu 1.4.3
  • WhatEverGreen 1.3.8
  • VoodooPS2Controller 2.1.3

2.2 (17th January 2020)

Custom USBPorts.kext (instead of USBInjectAll.kext) with support for docking station. (USB ports / Audio)

2.1 (17th December 2019)

Updated AppleALC, Lilu, WhatEvergreen and VoodooPS2.

2.0 (2nd December 2019)

Experimental Support for MacOS Catalina 10.15.x. Tested on 10.15.1.

1.4 (22th August 2019)

Separate DW1820 wifi card config.

1.3 (19th August 2019)

Special thanks to @ameeno for this release.

  • DW1820A wifi card support (Full 5GHZ wifi and Bluetooth 4.1),
  • Lighter Clover Theme,
  • Modified Patched SSDT to have better working touchpad,
  • Deleted all the unecesary ._ files in his repo,
  • Removed unecesary drivers and kexts,
  • Updated all the kexts and clover to the latest version,
  • Removed unecessary Kext Files That could cause issues,
  • Tested on Mojave 10.14.6.

1.2 (3rd August 2019)

  • Revert renaming LPC to LPCB (both in ACPI patch and config.plist) as it seems not to work properly.

1.1 (12th April 2019)

  • Updated configuration tested with 10.14.4.

1.0.1 (18th January 2019)

  • Remove unnecessary Kernel Extensions. Add HFS+ driver to support MacOS Journalized filesystem.

1.0.0 (3rd January 2019)

Initial Release.

Introduction

Thinkpad T440p Hackintosh configuration. This repository contains the following folders:

  • EFI: put this in your EFI partition in EFI folder, including Boot and CLOVER sub-folders,
  • EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other: kexts to install in /Library/Extensions or your local drive once macOS has been installed.

Tested on High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.6.

It's a 99.99% working hackintosh, including:

  • Apfs and HFS disk partitions: using ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi and HFSPlus-64.efi respectively,
  • Power management, Temperature sensors: Thanks to FakeSMC, which also emulates macbook pro hardware,
  • Battery status: handled by ACPIBatteryManager kext,
  • Brightness control: Thanks to WhatEverGreen kext,
  • Audio on speakers: using VoodooHDA kext,
  • USB ports: custom made inside SSDT-T440p.aml & USBInjectAll kext (Thanks to rehabman & Snikii,
  • Graphical acceleration (QE/CI): thanks to WhatEverGreen kext.
  • Audio Jack connector,
  • Intel Wi-fi working with itwlm and Heliport,
  • And Display Port external display.

Setup

Bios Settings

The bios must be properly configured prior to installing MacOS.

In Security menu, set the following settings:

  • Security > Security Chip: must be Disabled,
  • Memory Protection > Execution Prevention: must be Enabled,
  • Internal Device Access > Bottom Cover Tamper Detection: must be Disabled,
  • Anti-Theft > Current Setting: must be Disabled,
  • Anti-Theft > Computrace > Current Setting: must be Disabled,
  • Secure Boot > Secure Boot: must be Disabled.

In Startup menu, set the following options:

  • UEFI/Legacy Boot: Both,
  • UEFI/Legacy Priority: UEFI First,
  • CSM Support: Yes.

Now you can go through the install.

Bootable USB Drive

From macOS

The guide how to create a macOS USB Installer Drive explains how to create a USB flash drive to install MacOs on your T440p.

Copy EFI Folder to USB

Copy the content of the EFI folder provided here on your USB flash drive EFI partition. The EFI partition is usually hidden. Use Clover Configurator to mount the EFI partition of your flash drive on your mac (it appears as a disk on the desktop once done).

Install macOS

Install macOS by booting on the USB key. It takes about 30min. The computer will restart multiple times. Make sure to select Install macOS ... each time. Once installed, choose to boot from local drive in Clover boot menu.

What's next?

To finish the setup, you need to:

  • Copy EFI folder from USB flash drive to local drive EFI partition (like you did for the USB drive). It will make the local drive bootable (so you can get ride of the USB drive now),

You're done! Reboot and enjoy macOS on your Thinpad T440p.

Miscellaneous

Internet Connection needed for installing macOS

The problem is the following: for some reason when you write the USB from a PC (not a mac) it only writes the online installer, even though it downloads the full offline installer. Why? Good question, haven't figured out yet. Why ethernet won't work? Because in mojave / catalina, recovery it's disabled.

Solutions:

  • You'll need to have a wireless network card compatible with mac, OR
  • use usb tethering your wifi from your phone.

This is why HoRNDIS.kext has been added to the kexts. Make sure to connect your android phone with an USB cable to your laptop when installing macOS. Share the phone wi-fi connection with the connected laptop.

Integrated Intel Wi-fi

Once macOS is installed, install Heliport and connect to your favorite wi-fi network. Add Heliport to startup programs to launch it automatically on macOS boot.

SSD Enable Trim

If you Sata ssd hasn't trim enabled, run the following command from the Terminal to enable it:

sudo trimforce enable

Touchpad / Trackpoint Kext

The trackpoint / Touchpad driver used here is the one from tluck on Insanelymac.

Improving scrolling responsiveness

Turn off 'inertia' at system-pref/accessibility/mouse & trackpad/trackpad options.

Insstall Smart Scroll. under 'Scroll Wheel+' - Turn up 'Range for a single tick' to max. (this gives the appearance that scrolling becomes more sensitive) Then you can adjust the speed and inertia under the same tab.

Fix Stuttering

To solve the jittery mouse, increase the speed with BetterTouchTool to about '8'. The touchpad feels almost the same as on my MacBook now, but the scrolling is still slow and awful. I will solve it somehow!

Special thanks to Romeo Blues for these tweaks. Those definitely improve how the touchpad feels!

UltraBay HDD

When using HDD in Ultrabay (instead of optical drive): install AHCIPortInjector.kext and AppleAHCIPort.kext in /Library/Extensions.

AHCIPortInjector.kext fixes the Disk not initialized issue (disk cannot be read). AppleAHCIPort.kext fixes the disk being detected as an external drive (instead of internal).

HiDPI

For FHD (1920x1080) panels, I recommend to install One Key HiDPI.

High Sierra to Mojave Upgrade

Once the upgrade complete, make sure to rebuild the kext cache to fix brightness control issue, by running in Terminal:

sudo kextcache -i /

Then reboot.

iMessage / iCloud / FaceTime

Make sure to following this guide to configure iMessage, iCloud and Facetime properly.

Card Reader Driver

To fix get the card reader working on T440P, do the following (thank you to NoobsPlanet for the initial guide which I have modified specifically for the T440P):

  • Open Finder and Goto S/L/E (System/Library/Extensions) and look for AppleStorageDriver.kext and copy this kext to Desktop
  • Right Click in AppleStorageDriver.kext located at Desktop and select Show Package Contents and navigate to Contents > Plugins > Then find AppleUSBCardReader.kext,
  • Right Click on AppleUSBCardReader.kext and select Show package Contents.
  • Navigate to Contents and you'll find Info.plist,
  • Right Click on Info.plist and open with Xcode or Plist Editor to edit a file.
  • Find IOKitPersonalities > AppleSDCardReader > Physical Interconnect Location and then edit Physical Interconnect Location value section as External,
  • Again find Vendor Identification and change value section to "Generic Reader by NoobsPlanet",
  • Again find Apple_Internal_SD_Card_Reader_1_00 and edit sting value idProduct and idVenedor to decimal idProduct and idVendor, you can find Product ID and Vendor ID information in System Info into HEX value, so you need to convert it to Decimal Value. You can convert it online through https://www.binaryhexconverter.com/hex-t. On my T440P Product ID is 5227 and the HEX value is 21031. The Vendor ID is 10EC and the Hex value is 4332.
  • Again find Apple_Internal_SD_Card_Reader_2_00 and edit the string value idProduct and idVendor to decimal value. (Use the same decimal value we did in above step)
  • Make sure you change value for Physical Interconnect Location on Apple_internal_SD_Card_Reader_1_00 and Apple_Internal_SD_Card_Reader_2_00 to External
  • Rename extension of original AppleStorageDriver.kext to .old
  • Save the edited file and Copy AppleStorageDriver.kext and paste it into /System/Library/Extensions/ and replace the kext if asked.
  • Open Terminal and fix permission and rebuild Kernel cache with following commands :
sudo chmod -R 755 /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/
sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo touch /Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u /

Reboot and enjoy working memory card!