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El Capitan running on Lenovo x1 Carbon 4th gen (2016)

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Motherboard
HP Envy 13 aq-0026nf-Clover
CPU
i7-8565U
Graphics
HD 620, 1920x1080
Classic Mac
  1. Centris
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
Hi all,

just wanted to share my experience on installing and running El Capitan 10.11.6 on my Lenovo 4th gen x1 using Clover. It was surprisingly easy (except for audio) though not a perfect working setup:

Laptop specs
The laptop is a 4th gen (20FB) model with:
  • Samsung NVMe 256GB SSD
  • Core i7-6500U (Intel HD Graphics 520)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 14" WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display
Working
  • Booting on NVMe disk
  • Ethernet
  • ACPI and battery
  • Graphics and HDMI output
  • Audio (not fully tested though)
  • USB3
Not working
  • Wifi (Intel)
  • Webcam
  • Backlight level and keyboard leds (not investigated yet)
Not used
  • HiDPI - fonts are REALLY small on the display, but I actually like it.
  • Bluetooth
  • SD Card
  • Fingerprint sensor

I have published a quick guide on GitHub:
https://github.com/pive/x1carbon2016-osx-elcapitan

Many thanks to Rehabman and all users of this forum for such helpful contributions!
 
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