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El Capitan on T61 nvidia possible

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El Capitan on T61 nvidia possible

#1 Post by miljoneir » Tue May 24, 2016 3:09 pm

Hello, I would like to give a heads up to show that osx 10.11 can run and work perfectly on our laptop. Sadly I don’t have time to write a decent how-to, but I will link to the useful sites I used.
I installed 10.11.4, and successfully updated to 10.11.5 last week :)

What works:
everything, including sleep (besides the known sleep led glitch + make sure “modem” is enabled in your bios)

Bad audio quality, maybe new voodoohda required?
App store not working (known general hackingtosh issue, see fix here: https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/com ... _cant_use/)
Print screen button toggles the touchpad on/off
Don’t use Hwmonitor! It somehow managed to interfere with fan control (only kicking in when anything goes to 70°C!) use “macs fan control” instead.
Often cpu slowdowns after you pause music from apps like itunes, spotify

EDIT: fixed this one (was darn annoying)
see here: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/ ... y-30-secs/

Installation: (the sites I got this from are German, use translate)
Use instructions from here: https://www.hackintosh-forum.de/index.p ... cher-doch/

All thanks to "griven" for figuring this out.
It is not necessary to do the DSDT mods, as he has one in his sig.
I would, however, use a newer voodoops2 instead of the kext “AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext” and “AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext ” as they are outdated and don’t give a functioning trackpoint.
He also did not include ACPIBatteryManager, so get that one as well to get battery % working.

get the new voodoops2 here: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-voo ... /downloads
and acpibat here: https://bitbucket.org/RehabMan/os-x-acp ... /downloads
(credits Rehabman)

The clover configuration gets explained here: https://www.hackintosh-forum.de/index.p ... IA-Grafik/
The only thing I would add here is to enable “Apple RTC” in “kernel en kext patches” to prevent cmos reset after sleep.

Use clover installer again, this time choosing the drive you installed osx on.
You should also install all kext you have using kextwizard. Somehow only then audio started working.

Cheers, and good hack :)
Last edited by miljoneir on Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:30 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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Re: El Capitan on T61 nvidia possible

#2 Post by Fusion » Fri May 27, 2016 3:05 pm

Wow. Thank you for the info! I'll try this on my W500
ThinkPad X220, i7-2640m, 16GB RAM, 120GB Kingston SSD, Intel HD3000, 12.5" WQHD, MacOS Sierra 10.13.2
ThinkPad W500 4063-VA4 CD2 Penryn 2,80GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 15.4" WUXGA, FireGL V5700, Win7u
ThinkPad R60 9461-DXG P-CD2 1,83GHz, 2GB 667MHz, 100GB HDD, ATI X1400@512MB, XP2 Pro

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