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[Guide] Lenovo ThinkPad X240 [OpenCore 0.5.9]

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TURN OFF SECURE System Integrity Protection: disabled
FOR WEBCAM
TRY LINUX DRIVERS, OR CHANGE OPTIONS
 
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Hey community!

I've just upgraded to Big Sur, everything works besides the webcam as far as I see.

TURN OFF SECURE System Integrity Protection: disabled
FOR WEBCAM
TRY LINUX DRIVERS, OR CHANGE OPTIONS
Could you explain how to try linux drivers?
 
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I think you got someones ID..

What we could next for this laptop is:
- Changing backlit color
- Made hole for SD-Card in place of logo
- Fixing the CellPhoneHelpher (WWAN card issues)
 
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Hi! Thanks for the guide, I managed to make it work flawlessly. I as surprised by the performance of the little old beast. However... there's something that disturbs me. I always used tpfancontrol on Windows and thinkfan on Linux, but there is no way I can control the fans on OSx. And they are quite loud as soon as the temps are above 50ºC (which is almost all the time). I can see the temps and other stuff with HWMonitorSMC2 but no trace of fans there or under mac fans control. Can we expect anything done in this regard or should we give up?

Thanks :)
 

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Hi! Thanks for the guide, I managed to make it work flawlessly. I as surprised by the performance of the little old beast. However... there's something that disturbs me. I always used tpfancontrol on Windows and thinkfan on Linux, but there is no way I can control the fans on OSx. And they are quite loud as soon as the temps are above 50ºC (which is almost all the time). I can see the temps and other stuff with HWMonitorSMC2 but no trace of fans there or under mac fans control. Can we expect anything done in this regard or should we give up?

Thanks :)
The guide is scheduled for an update which it should land this week as it really got outdated.
A lot of improvements have happened and one of them is fan control as well with YogaSMC and fan reading.
Keyboard works natively with YogaSMC and overall i would say just wait for it.
It will become even a bigger little beast.
SD Car Reader also works perfect now even after wake from sleep.
YogaSMC.kext is a kext developed by zen-zhen, it is ported from Linux and it is a universal SMC kext for hackintosh for all Lenovo laptops.
You can also set charging control/ per battery. Etc.
 
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The guide is scheduled for an update which it should land this week as it really got outdated.
A lot of improvements have happened and one of them is fan control as well with YogaSMC and fan reading.
Keyboard works natively with YogaSMC and overall i would say just wait for it.
It will become even a bigger little beast.
SD Car Reader also works perfect now even after wake from sleep.
YogaSMC.kext is a kext developed by zen-zhen, it is ported from Linux and it is a universal SMC kext for hackintosh for all Lenovo laptops.
You can also set charging control/ per battery. Etc.
Thanks bro, your guide is simply 1st class, unless so many different guides I followed in the past for several different machines, this was my first time that it worked "out of the box" (you know what I mean).

Eagearly waiting for your guide, can't wait to make this beast with Hackintosh quiet as a sleeping baby.
 
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I can't wait. Much appreciate to your work.
 
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Same here, I just tried to put YogaSMC into my EFi folder and activate the kext but somehow nothing is happening. In fact, it takes longer to load the operative system (which luckily is still working... wohoo).
 

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Lenovo Thinkpad X240 guide with OpenCore 0.6.7 and all the latest and greatest improvements is now available.
You can grab it on the Github repo which is the same on post #1 and also will provide it here:
https://github.com/Sniki/Lenovo-Thinkpad-X240
Also refer to the readme and instructions there until i update the guides here.

Please report the results, feedback, issues, here.

Enjoy !
 

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