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[Guide] Lenovo Legion Y520/Y720 using Clover UEFI

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Lenovo Legion Y520
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i5 7300hq
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UHD 630, GTX1050 2 GB (disabled)
Numpad is working, the keys are just not bound to numbers (as if Num Lock wasn’t on), touchpad should be working fine with basic gestures when using RehabMan’s build.

Have you thoroughly tested with that kext?

I used kext from guide and it didn't work for me. After replacing kexts numpad and touchpad working perfectly. The same thing was when i was trying to install mojave to my y520 for the first time.
 
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Lenovo Legion Y520
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Has anyone tried using the opencore bootloader on our laptop?
And one more question. After sleep, the system works much slower and with lags. Is it normal?
 
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Lenovo Legion Y720-15IKB
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i7-7700HQ
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HD 630 + GTX 1060
Has anyone tried using the opencore bootloader on our laptop?
And one more question. After sleep, the system works much slower and with lags. Is it normal?
I was able to convert clover to opencore bootloader. I kept the clover in my EFI folder and added OC into it. Went into Windows and changed the boot sequence to use OC instead of Clover, in case I need to go back using Clover. I think Y520 is not much different than Y720.

I follow these guides.

As you follow along, jump to laptop kaby lake. For the SSDT files, I just used the pre-built.

I made sure to be able to boot from usb before changing hard drive EFI folder. The only thing I didn't do is try and fix the sleep and power management.

For the sata controller fix do a find on "SATA-unsupported.kext" in the link below:
 
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Lenovo Y720
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I7 7700K
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1060ti
after update 10.15.6 camera doesn't work, any ideas why?
lenovo y720
 
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Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK-Clover
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i5-7300HQ
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  1. iOS
Has anyone tried using the opencore bootloader on our laptop?
And one more question. After sleep, the system works much slower and with lags. Is it normal?
I have successfully used OC v0.5.8 as a direct replacement for Clover without any issues.
However I haven't continued its use because of its lack of support for a proper UI at the time.
You can find it here: Github
As for your issue, are you sure you are using the latest kexts from the guide? Are you using VoodooTSCSync.kext?

I was able to convert clover to opencore bootloader. I kept the clover in my EFI folder and added OC into it. Went into Windows and changed the boot sequence to use OC instead of Clover, in case I need to go back using Clover. I think Y520 is not much different than Y720.

I follow these guides.

As you follow along, jump to laptop kaby lake. For the SSDT files, I just used the pre-built.

I made sure to be able to boot from usb before changing hard drive EFI folder. The only thing I didn't do is try and fix the sleep and power management.

For the sata controller fix do a find on "SATA-unsupported.kext" in the link below:
Sleep and power should be working fine

after update 10.15.6 camera doesn't work, any ideas why?
lenovo y720
Did you update your Clover to the latest version before updating?
 
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Lenovo y520 Motherboard
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Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7300HQ
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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Hi, I own a y520 laptop and wants to install hackintosh on it.
I need Windows to work, so a dual-boot option would be great.
Can I use the GTX display card if i am using High Sierra?
And since the capacity of the SSD is low I want to add a HDD. Possible?
 
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i5-7300HQ
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  1. iOS
Hi, I own a y520 laptop and wants to install hackintosh on it.
I need Windows to work, so a dual-boot option would be great.
Can I use the GTX display card if i am using High Sierra?
And since the capacity of the SSD is low I want to add a HDD. Possible?
Dual boot can be easily set up
Not sure about the dGPU and High Sierra, if I had to guess I’d say its not possible. Y520 uses Nvidia Optimus which will probably never be supported under macOS.
Adding a HDD shouldn’t be an issue, be aware that Y520 has a single m.2 slot and a single sata slot for storage.

Note: With this guide the dGPU is disabled under macOS to save battery, but is completely functional on Windows when dual booting.
 
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7300hq
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y520-oc0.6.5-bigsur!share!
 

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Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN-80WK-Clover
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HD 630 + GTX 1050 Ti 1920x1080
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  1. iOS
y520-oc0.6.5-bigsur!share!

I see a lot of potential issues with this.

Just to name a few:
- wrong SMBIOS platform
- unnecessary kexts
- unnecessary SSDTs

I just updated my repository to include OC v0.6.5
There are a few issues however that I haven't had time to properly address:
- trackpad physical buttons don't seem to work (usable with gestures working)
- numpad has the same issue as on Catalina
 
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