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Lenovo G510 High Sierra Notes

Checklist:

  • WIFI
  • Ethernet
  • Display
  • Touchpad
  • USB (2 & 3)
  • HDMI (Video works, haven't bothered to fix audio yet)
  • Sleep
  • Audio (No microphone)

config.plist:

  • Added fix for volume control in menu bar being out of sync with system volume
  • Added AppleBacklight.kext patch as per Rehabman's adding backlight control guide)
  • Added fix for hang/pause/interruptions on login / wake from sleep
  • Also added EDID injection as needed to fix banded gradients
  • SortedOrder needed as we're using custom SSDTs...
  • Added custom SSDT for USBInjectAll.kext to end of SorderOrder

Clover/ACPI:

DSDT Patches:

  • "Remove _DSM methods"
  • "Rename GFX0 to IGPU"
  • "Fix _WAK Arg0 v2"
  • "HPET Fix"
  • "SMBUS Fix"
  • "RTC Fix"
  • "OS Check Fix"
  • "Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel"
  • "Add IMEI"
  • "Haswell LPC"
  • "7-series/8-series USB"
  • "USB _PRW 0x0D (instant wake)"
  • Patches generated by AppleHDA Patcher for working audio

SSDT:

  • SSDT.aml (generated per RehabMan's Native Power Management guide)
  • SSDT-PNLF.aml (generated per RehabMan's adding backlight control guide, make sure to define SortedOrder in config.plist)
  • SSDT-UIAC.dsl (generated per RehabMan's creating an SSDT for USBInjectAll.kext guide, make sure to add SSDT to end of SorderOrder in config.plist)

Kexts installed at EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other:

  • AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext
  • FakeSMC.kext
  • USBInjectAll.kext
  • VoodooPS2Controller.kext

Kexts installed at /S/L/E:

  • AtherosE2200Ethernet.kext
  • FakePCIID_Intel_HD_Graphics.kext
  • FakePCIID.kext
  • FakeSMC.kext
  • IntelGraphicsFixup.kext
  • Lilu.kext
  • USBInjectAll.kext
  • VoodooPS2Controller.kext
  • ACPIBatteryManager.kext
  • FakePCIID_AR9280_as_BCM943142HM.kext (custom, by me)
  • aDummyHDA.kext (generated by AppleHDA Patcher)

Kexts installed at /L/E:

  • AppleBacklightInjector.kext (added as per RehabMan's backlight guide)
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zhanser1k commented Feb 26, 2018

@matt-curtis I also own a lenovo g510, can you give to download a set of kexts and dsdt ssdt patching instructions. I will be very grateful for the help :)

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zhanser1k commented Feb 26, 2018

@matt-curtis I'm especially interested in this kext FakePCIID AR9280_as_ BCM943142HM.kext

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matt-curtis commented Feb 26, 2018

@zhanser1k

I responded to your message on Twitter, btw:

Hi! This is the forum I used to get my installation up and running. Check out the guides at the top, they'll have all the info you need. https://www.tonymacx86.com/forums/high-sierra-laptop-support.192/

For setting up the installer USB, start with this guide: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/

I recommend using my notes here as a reference in case you get stuck, but not copying them verbatim - my hardware is likely slightly different from yours, and if you make a change I did that you don't need your installation will possibly fail.

FakePCIID_AR9280_as_BCM943142HM.kext is something I needed because this machine has a wifi card whitelist that can't be removed, and none of its whitelisted cards are supported on macOS. To get around that, I rebranded an AR9280 as a BCM943142HM (which is on the whitelist). This is where the kext comes in - it tells macOS to treat the card as the AR9280 it actually is, not the BCM943142HM it identifies itself as.

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