ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 4

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 4

联想LENOVO 2022-03-11

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 4 running macOS (OpenCore bootloader)

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 4

This repo is based on simprecicchiani’s T460s repo, but with some modification it’s now fully working on X1C4s.
Read the entire README before you start. I am not responsible for any damages you may cause.
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My Hardware ?
Model Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 4 20FCS0TR0U
Processor Core i5-6300U (2C, 2.4 / 3.0GHz, 4MB) vPro
Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics 520
Memory 8GB Soldered 1866MHz DDR3, dual-channel
Display 14″ Full HD (1920×1080) IPS, non-touch
Storage Samsung Evo 980 PRO 256GB NVMe SSD
Ethernet Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (Jacksonville)
WLAN Bluetooth 11ac BT, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260NGW, 2×2 card
Camera HD720p resolution, low light sensitive, fixed focus
Audio support HD Audio, Conexant CX11852 codec, stereo speakers 1Wx2, dual array microphone, combo audio/microphone jack
Keyboard 6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys, LED backlight
Battery Integrated Lithium Polymer 4-cell (52Wh)
Hardware compatibility ?


How to install macOS
Enable Apple Services
How to update the bootloader

Post-install (optional)

Enable Intel WLAN cards
Enable non-natively supported Broadcom WLAN cards
Fix NVMe power management
Custom CPU Power Management
ThinkPad Dock USB ports mapping

Other tweaks

Enable HiDPI
Enable multimedia keys, fan & LEDs control
Use PrtSc key as Screenshot shortcut
Add Apple Watch authentication to sudo
Monitor temperatures and power consumption
Faster macOS dock animation
Boot process tweaks


What’s working ✅
  •  CPU Power Management ~1W on IDLE
  •  Intel HD 520 Graphics incuding graphics acceleration
  •  USB ports
  •  Internal camera working fine on FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and others
  •  Sleep / Wake / Shutdown / Reboot
  •  Onelink Port with Intel Gigabit Ethernet support
  •  Wifi, Bluetooth, Airdrop, Handoff, Continuity, Sidecar wireless some functionalities may be buggy or broken on Intel WLAN cards
  •  iMessage, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes Store Please generate your own SMBIOS
  •  Speakers and headphones combo jack
  •  Battery management
  •  Keyboard map and hotkeys with YogaSMC
  •  Trackpad, Trackpoint and physical buttons all macOS gestures working thanks to VoodooRMI
  •  SIP and FileVault 2 can be turned on
  •  HDMI with digital audio passthrough
  •  MiniDP
  •  Micro SD Card Reader slow r/w speed but works
What’s not working ⚠️
  •  Safari DRM Use Chromium engine to watch Apple TV , Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and others
  •  WWAN (needs to be implemented)
  • Fingerprint Reader