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[Guide] Lenovo ThinkPad L440 (v3.0)

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I've successfully installed Sierra with 99,9% of stuff working (BT off after sleep sometimes). Hotpatch is a gem, thanks a mil!

I have a few questions left. I have ExpressCard slot which is occupied with card which gives me 2 USB ports.
When I turn on ExpressCard in UEFI on boot to OS my keyboard and mouse stops working. Can something in hot patch cause it?

I also have Activity Monitor crash on opening app. And that's on fresh system. Any ideas?
 

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I've successfully installed Sierra with 99,9% of stuff working (BT off after sleep sometimes). Hotpatch is a gem, thanks a mil!

I have a few questions left. I have ExpressCard slot which is occupied with card which gives me 2 USB ports.
When I turn on ExpressCard in UEFI on boot to OS my keyboard and mouse stops working. Can something in hot patch cause it?

I also have Activity Monitor crash on opening app. And that's on fresh system. Any ideas?
Great job.

Bluetooth: do you use Google Chrome,it does interfere with USB so it causes that to me aswell.
Hotpatch: i made a single SSDT-L440.aml (which i did remove a lot of bloat unnecessary code from the method currently up on guide,which leads to even less work required,and this one is more Generic, might work with all cpu models without the need to patch differently with by just adding the PluginType1 (Haswell+) without the need to generate a SSDT for Power Management and its more Native.
Will upload config.plist and SSDT-L440.aml for you so you can check it but before proceeding make sure:
- you use the AppleBacklightInjector kext for brightness
- make sure you change the layout ID that you are using for audio,if its mine from guide (already patched just ignore this)
- If ExpressCard still doesn`t work,enable the _RMV patch on config.plist (did the change on the config.plist for you)
- Install that kext and enjoy your SD Card Reader (one small issue,if laptop sleeps it doesn`t work anymore "workaround-reboot") but its still under beta so when it gets updated,ill add it on the guide.
-Activity Monitor Crashes once you press the Energy tab,its a known issue,might be fixed by future Update of ACPi Battery Manager if im not mistaken from what i quick looked on some other user reports.Whenever you try to open it,will always crash after.

I will upload the files for you here since i don`t have time to update the guide yet to v3.0,will update it on weekend and after that on 4.0 i plan to Add the Files on Github so it will be easier for people to report issues/fixes/suggestions/improvements and easier to maintain and also much easier for new people here since everything will be installed via just a few commands on terminal like Rehabman way for his ProBook/NUC Repo (if i manage to pull this project together since im beginner at Xcode).

Try the new method, Report back with results.

Enjoy your L440 Refined

(config.plist is ready,just modify the things like SN,UUID,etc from your own since its blank on that section,your favorite theme and your own stuff,patch wise its all ready).
 

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Hey @Sniki I have Thinkpad T440S.

First at all one question, You have managed to get the gpu up to 1.1 in turbo boost. I do not upload more than 400mhz...

Another question, I was wondering if I could use your guide as a base to make one of the T440s. Of course you would be mentioned in the guide.


I am a noob but I think I already know enough to make a guide and it works. So I will help other noobs like me haha.




See you, greetings.
 

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Hey @Sniki I have Thinkpad T440S.

First at all one question, You have managed to get the gpu up to 1.1 in turbo boost. I do not upload more than 400mhz...

Another question, I was wondering if I could use your guide as a base to make one of the T440s. Of course you would be mentioned in the guide.


I am a noob but I think I already know enough to make a guide and it works. So I will help other noobs like me haha.




See you, greetings.
So about GPU Clock it might be that your Power Management is not implemented Correctly/Completely.

About the guide,yes of course you can take it as a base for T440s,credits will be appreciated but 80% of them goes to Rehabman, without him i would've never been able to complete this.

Don't know how far you managed to fix stuff,would be good to list stuff that is working/not working.
If you are still using static patch with MaciASL i would suggest you to move into Hotpatch,much stable,better Patching,Easier to Maintain,more update Prooff and many other advantages.

But before you make the guide,wait till weekend,a massive update is coming for the L440 and completely based on hotpatch method and now everything is working (including PCI SD Card Reader "still on beta" by the dev)
A lot of unnecessary stuff removed,cleaned up unused code,removed unnecessary patches,patched everything correctly - up to date,Battery life Improvements,Performance Enhacements,Stability.etc.

Also post the Files so i can analyze and check what are the differences between these two laptops and see what is working or what is missing.
Refer to "Error Reporting" Section that Rehabman created to see which files we need (which is added to the last section of my guide).

Good Luck !
 
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I successfully. Thanks again.
 

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I successfully. Thanks again.
Congratulations!.
Enjoy your ThinkPad L440.
Last weekend i didn't have enough time to update the guide to v3.0 which includes some missing patches and some unnecessary patches & code removal,it will be more stable and better working.
i do plan to upgrade this weekend hopefully if something else does come as a high priority.
Theres a guy on another forum who is porting a SD Card Reader kext which works great with L440 but it stops working when laptop sleeps,he is working on it and he said the almost finnished.
so everything will be working on our L440's.
 
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Hey @Sniki I think I implement 100% PM of my T440s, thanks to the help of @RehabMan . I have some curiosity to see how your AppleIntelInfo looks since the hardware is very similar to mine. Another question to you the intel power gadget works well or this bug in turbo boost?

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/quick-guide-to-generate-a-ssdt-for-cpu-power-management.177456/

Tutorial



Thank you.
Intel Power Gadget results tend to not be accurate.
Use AppleIntelInfo.kext to test CPU/IGPU PM.
 
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