ThinkPad T440/T440s

MacOS ThinkPad T440/T440s

MacOS Mojave,Catalina,BigSur beta 9 on ThinkPad T440/T440s

Pre-Installation

1. Warning: check you BIOS version

You should update(downgrade) BIOS to v2.36 or MOD BIOS to remove Wireless Whitelist if you want use Another Wifi card!

2. BIOS settings

Item Setting
Security Chip Disabled
Memory Protection Execution Prevention Enabled
Virtualization Enabled
Fingerprint Reader Disabled
Secure Boot Disabled
UEFI/Legacy Boot UEFI Only
CSM Support YES
Boot Mode Quick

3. Specs

Specifications Detail
Processor Intel Core i5-4300U
Memory Samsung DDR3L 8GB Bus 1600MHz
Hard Disk Samsung SSD P851
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4400
Monitor FHD IPS 1920×1080
Sound Card Realtek ALC292
Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 (Replace to BCM94360CS2

4. Current Status

What will work

  • Intel HD 4400 Graphics QE/CI
  • USB Ports
  • Intel Ethernet
  • Audio (All Inputs & Outputs with combojack)
  • Sleep and Wake
  • Mini DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort Audio
  • CPU and IGPU Power Management
  • Battery Status
  • Brightness
  • Function Keys (Fn)
  • ClickPad and TrackPad
  • Integrated Camera
  • Wireless (Intel) work with itlwm (enable in config)

Not working

  • Fingerprint Reader
  • VGA ()

5. Wireless

Inbuilt Intel Wi-Fi now can work with OpenIntelWireless.

But I still suggestions using the apple wifi card (with adapter) for smoother operation.

I sell wifi card so please contact me if you need (only ship in Vietnam)

Installation

1. BootLoader

  • OpenCore 0.6.2

2. Kexts used

3. Tool

  • Hackintool
  • ALCPluginFix to fix issue combojack
  • ThinkpadAssistant to use full function key.
  • GenSMBIOS to generate new System Info

Post Install

  • Download ALCPluginFix
  • Extracted ALCPlugFix folder into Desktop.
  • Open Terminal and enter the following commands 1by1:
    sudo spctl --master-disable
    sudo mkdir /usr/local/bin/
    cd desktop/ALCPlugFix
    ./install.sh
  • Added -rtsx_mimic-linux boot-arg to fix SD Card Detection and initialization after wake from sleep.
  • Add MAC address of Builtin Ethernet to Config.plist > PlatformInfo > Generic > ROM.
  • Replace platform info (use genSMBIOS) Model MacBookPro11,1

Known Issues:

  • Docking Station Audio Jack has no input support, only output because we can’t use two inputs as LineIn.
  • SD Card Reader after wake from sleep can’t eject normally, you have to Force Eject.
  • Kernel Panic into an Instant Reboot when attempting sleep, restart or Shutdown while External Display connected on one of the Docking Station Video Ports (DisplayPort, DVI, VGA)
  • No DisplayPort Audio when using the Docking Station DisplayPort

Thanks to

  • @MSzturc
  • @Sniki
  • @acidanthera and OpenCore Team
  • All
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