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Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#1 Post by sebileis » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:41 am

Hi all, I've been looking into Hackintoshing one of my ThinkPads and am wondering two things:
-What is the easiest ThinkPad to Hackintosh period (with any version, so if an older version of OS X is easier than newer that is acceptable)?
-What is the easiest ThinkPad to Hackintosh with Mojave?

I've noticed for some ThinkPads you have to remove the BIOS whitelist on the wireless card, or flash the BIOS chip directly, so I'm curious to see which model(s) are the most functional with OS X with the least amount of modding/hacking.
W540+T450 TP i7-4800MQ K1100M 16 GB RAM 240GB SSD
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Dell Vostro 470 GTX 1080 i7 3770 16 GB RAM 2x250GB SSD+2x2TB HDD
MacBook A1181 T8300 4 GB RAM 160GB HDD

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Re: Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:53 am

Probably the 20, 30, and T440p machines. Which is the easiest is probably a toss up. I believe all 3 can support Mojave.
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Re: Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#3 Post by TheForgottenKing » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:53 am
Probably the 20, 30, and T440p machines. Which is the easiest is probably a toss up. I believe all 3 can support Mojave.
http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com

Sadly the X220 +T420 iGPU + T520 iGPU machines do not support Mojave easily as the graphics card is not supported. However, with some modifications, it may work.
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Re: Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#4 Post by GrifterGuru » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:25 am

I run Mojave on T420, T430 and X220

I used the "patcher" tool from DOSDude.
X31 2672-58G, M73 10AXS, M73 10AXS i7, L412 4403-72G i5,T420 4236-9N8 i7-2630QM, T430 2349-TDG, X201 3680-C85, X220 42902
Install Mojave on X220 & T420

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Re: Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#5 Post by CrazyTPFan » Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:43 pm

T440p. Just did it today and it works like a charm!

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Re: Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#6 Post by TP-Grrl » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:03 pm

Real easy with my x220t, using greats instructions from http://x220.mcdonnelltech.com

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Re: Easiest ThinkPads to Hackintosh

#7 Post by On The Go Repairs » Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:31 pm

I'd have to say my T450s was the easiest hackintosh for me, mainly cuz i used premade EFI's then modified them to better fit what I needed. Here is the EFI:
https://github.com/0nTheGoRepairs/Think ... Hackintosh

incase you or anyone else gets a t450/t450s or 2015 x1 carbon

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