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[Guide] Lenovo Ideapad 330S-14IKB Monterey 12.2.1

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Hardware upgrades
  • Added additional Crucial 2400 DDR4 4GB RAM.
  • Removed Intel Optane and replaced with a Kingston 240GB NVMe M.2 SSD. (macOS)
  • Removed 1TB Internal Hard Drive and replaced with a Crucial 500GB SSD. (Windows 10)
  • Removed Intel WiFi card and replaced with Lenovo Branded Broadcom BCM94352Z.
Bios Settings
  • Upgrade to the latest BIOS.
  • If yours came with Intel Optane, you need to disable that and use AHCI Legacy mode (Not RST).
  • Disable secure boot and unload optimized defaults for Windows 10.
1. Make Install USB (If you have a mac) for other OS see here.
In Terminal:
Code:
diskutil list
In my case, it provides this output:
Code:
/dev/disk0 (internal):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                         240.1 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk2         239.8 GB   disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +239.8 GB   disk1
                                 Physical Store disk0s2
   1:                APFS Volume macOS                   58.9 GB    disk1s1
   2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 43.7 MB    disk1s2
   3:                APFS Volume Recovery                509.7 MB   disk1s3
   4:                APFS Volume VM                      20.5 KB    disk1s4

/dev/disk2 (external, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *30.8 GB    disk2
   1:       Microsoft Basic Data ERIN                    30.8 GB    disk2s1
So I can see that the USB is at /dev/disk2, time to format it. (Be sure to change the path according to your flash drive)
Code:
# repartition /dev/disk2 GPT, one partition
# EFI will be created automatically
# second partition, "install_osx", HFS+J, remainder
diskutil partitionDisk /dev/disk2 1 GPT HFS+J "install_osx" R
Download macOS Monterey from the Mac App Store, after the download process has finished, now create the USB Installer by opening terminal and writing the following command:
Code:
sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Monterey.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Monterey.app --nointeraction

2. Copying OpenCore Folder Contents
Copy the EFI Folder linked on my GitHub to the USB disk which should be labelled as "install_osx"(If this is your first installation) or to your existing EFI partition.

3. Editing the config.plist
Edit your MLB, SystemSerialNumber and SystemUUID with ProperTree or OpenCore Configurator. You can also use GenSMBIOS to generate this data.

4. Post Install

Use Hackintool to fix hibernation and for USB port patching(If required).
Add DPI controls here.
Install the YogaSMCNC app & YogaSMCPane from the YogaSMC-App-Release.dmg (This gives you additional controls under System preferences).

I always recommend the vanilla install method. The best guide for this is here.

Download
https://github.com/erinviegas/Lenovo-330S-14-IKB-Monterey
Click on Code>Download as Zip
 
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Hi, bluetooth doesn't work. Sorry, everything is fine.
 
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Thank you for the great work on these guides! I got mine running Big Sur with your guide back with v0.7.1 and I haven't changed anything in OC since. I'd like to upgrade to Monterrey...do you have any thoughts on 1) an in place upgrade or 2) making the USB and installing over top of the current installation or 3) wiping the drive and starting over? The in-place upgrade seems like it would be the fastest...if it works. Thanks!
 
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Thank you for the great work on these guides! I got mine running Big Sur with your guide back with v0.7.1 and I haven't changed anything in OC since. I'd like to upgrade to Monterrey...do you have any thoughts on 1) an in place upgrade or 2) making the USB and installing over top of the current installation or 3) wiping the drive and starting over? The in-place upgrade seems like it would be the fastest...if it works. Thanks!
I upgraded mine from the previous version. Keep a USB-EFI handy.
 
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Hi, I understand there are two LCD screen options for this laptop: 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1024. From your screenshot, I suppose your 330S-14IKB has 1920 x 1080 resolution. May I know if your OC EFI works for both?

Will the default Intel Optane work? Or is replacing it with a NVMe M.2 SSD a must?
 
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Hi, I understand there are two LCD screen options for this laptop: 1366 x 768 and 1920 x 1024. From your screenshot, I suppose your 330S-14IKB has 1920 x 1080 resolution. May I know if your OC EFI works for both?

Will the default Intel Optane work? Or is replacing it with a NVMe M.2 SSD a must?
I think the Lenovo 330 is 1366 x 768. As far as I am aware, 330S is a 1080p display. Never tried it, but should work. Optane does not work.
 
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I think the Lenovo 330 is 1366 x 768. As far as I am aware, 330S is a 1080p display. Never tried it, but should work. Optane does not work.
I have found 5 or 6 of these (used) and all of them are listed as 330S-14IKB but with resolution at 1366 x 768. I also Googled to confirm that indeed this laptop comes in two screen configurations.

Thanks for the tip that Optane does not work. I'll buy a new NVMe M.2 together with the laptop (as soon as I can find the 1080p variant).
 
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Are the black and gray antenna wires connected correctly to the new DW1560 card? The card works fine, but I wonder if the wiring is correct.
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