Thinkpad T440P Hackintosh
Thinkpad T440p Hackintosh configuration. This repository contains the following folders:
EFI: put this in your EFI partition in
Kexts: kexts to install in
/Library/Extensionsor your local drive once macOS has been installed.
Tested on High Sierra
10.13.6 and Mojave
99.99% working hackintosh, including:
- Apfs and HFS disk partitions: using
- Power management, Temperature sensors: Thanks to FakeSMC, which also emulates macbook pro hardware,
- Battery status: handled by ACPIBatteryManager kext,
- Brightness control: Thanks to AppleBacklightFixup kext,
- Audio on speakers: using AppleALC kext,
- USB ports: custom made
USBPorts.kextusing Intel FBPatcher,
- Graphical acceleration (QE/CI): thanks to WhatEverGreen kext and Intel FBPatcher.
- Audio Jack connector,
- And Display Port external display.
The bios must be properly configured prior to installing MacOS.
Security menu, set the following settings:
Security > SecurityChip: must be Disabled,
Memory Protection > Execution Prevention: must be Enabled,
Virtualization > Intel Virtualization Technology: must be Disabled,
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.
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
The guide how to create a Mojave 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 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.
To finish the setup, you need to:
- Copy EFI folder from USB flash drive to local drive
EFIpartition (like you did for the USB drive). It will make the local drive bootable (so you can get ride of the USB drive now),
- Install Kexts: install kernel extensions provided by
Kextsfrom this repository into
Once kexts copied, run in Terminal:
sudo kextcache -i /
You're almost done! Reboot and enjoy macOS on your Thinpad T440p.
Thanks Tony's T440p Guide for help in getting this to work. By default, speaker audio should work, but audio via the headhpone jack does not.
Installing ALC Fix
- Copy the .zip file called
alc_fix.zipinside the foldr
Audioto the desktop,
- Open terminal and run:
cd Desktop/alc_fix sudo su ./install.sh
config.plist is already configured to use Audio layout
Reboot after installation. If you hear a strong white noise when connecting to audio jack, disconnect and reconnect your hearphones.
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.
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!
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).
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 /
iMessage / iCloud / FaceTime
Make sure to following this guide to configure iMessage, iCloud and Facetime properly.