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Thinkpad p50 Sierra 10.12.6

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Thinkpad P50
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i7-6700HQ
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HD 530 | Quadro 1000m
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Android, iOS
I now managed to get graphics working with my P50 ( 6700HQ, HD530/M1000m, UHD ), and I am going to fix my audio next if I find some time.
To get get my graphics working, I first applied the CoreDisplayPatch, from https://github.com/Floris497/mac-pixel-clock-patch-V2
and then used
ig-platform-id = 0x191b0000
and inject intel = true
FakeID IntelGFX = 0
 

RehabMan

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I now managed to get graphics working with my P50 ( 6700HQ, HD530/M1000m, UHD ), and I am going to fix my audio next if I find some time.
To get get my graphics working, I first applied the CoreDisplayPatch, from https://github.com/Floris497/mac-pixel-clock-patch-V2
and then used
ig-platform-id = 0x191b0000
and inject intel = true
FakeID IntelGFX = 0
The recommended way to patch for pixel clock limit is in the FAQ:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/faq-read-first-laptop-frequent-questions.164990/
 
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9988877662
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Intel
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Nvidia
Noob here ... Has anyone got the audio working? built-in wifi also not working.

I have Airlink 101 Golden N, wireless adapter. Not sure how to get that working.

Thinkpad p50 is one of the most amazing laptop. With this topic I want to guide the installation of macOS on this machine and spark a little discussion about fixing the problems.

!!! PLEASE NOTE !!!
I am only documenting my way of getting macOS to work on this machine since there is no other guide yet. I am beginner who read few guides here on forums and not saying that my way is the best one . special thanx to RehabMan
!!! PLEASE NOTE !!!

You can find my updated collection of all necessary kexts and patches on my dedicated GitHub repo here:
push requests are welcomed

https://github.com/mohamedsharaf/lenovo-thinkpad-P50-osx

also clover is attached below in this post

My config:
  • Lenovo Thinkpad P50
  • Core i7-6700HQ
  • 16GB 2133MHz DDR4(2 pieces under keyboard also tested with 64 giga works fine)
  • Intel HD Graphics 530 , Nvidia quadro m1000m
  • 500GB NVMe Samsung SSD 960 evo
  • 500GB Western Digital Black sata
  • 1×Thunderbolt 3, 4 USB 3.0, headset jack
  • 1xHdmi , 1 DP(for monitor)
  • Primary Windows 10 Pro / Secondary Sierra 10.12.6 latest

Working:
- Power Management (macbook pro 13.3 sppedshift cpu read Rehabman guide last method xcmp patch in clover below done)
- Full Graphics Acceleration
- NVMe SSD Storage
- Shutdown, Reboot
- Touchpad (works perfectly with different gestures)
- USB WIFI(I use USB Edimax EW-7811un)
- TrackPoint (I feel it makes jump) I will not work on it I use external mouse
- NME SSD with trim support (main boot)
- Brightness (work u need to add AppleBacklightInjector.kext to /Library/Extensions look at post install section )
- Sound AppleHDA Patched Realtech ac289sp4 through appleHDA Patcher (or through VoodoHDA manual switching bettwen headphone and speaker)
- Battery
- I message work
- sleep resume (around 1% for every 3 or 4 hours think its better than windows in that)


Doesn't work:

- USB (rehab man said its not fine even I can attach and detach to USB ports Flash disks)
- External Monitor (HDMI , DisplayPort) will not work as it is dedicated to Nvidia
- Nvidia quadro m1000m(config_nv.plist card seen as 8 mega ram but works fine I will stick with intel in that)

- Webcam
- WiFi (I use USB Edimax EW-7811un)
- Bluetooth

- Card Reader
- Thunder USBc port

- Facetime no camera yet

Not Tested :


Preparation:
  • Update your machine BIOS to latest version (1.43 Mine)
  • Turn off Secure Boot in BIOS !
What you will need:

Don't forget to replace clover folder with below
or copy Kext and config.plist

install nothing more you need to do as every thing working through clover till now





I will try to update this post with fixes

Updated : always download this clover in post#1 other is just for fixing
- brightness now works thx to Rehabman post like charm



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RehabMan

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sorry for this question but does USBc is same as usb ?
It depends.
Some USB-C are connected to the Intel xHCI (covered by USBInjectAll guide).
Some USB-C are connected to a Thunderbolt controller (should just work, provided you plug the device/adapter prior to booting).
 
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Dell Optiplex 7050
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i7-7700
Graphics
HD 630 /GT 710, 1920x1080
Mac
iMac
It depends.
Some USB-C are connected to the Intel xHCI (covered by USBInjectAll guide).
Some USB-C are connected to a Thunderbolt controller (should just work, provided you plug the device/adapter prior to booting).
any way to know which one its connected through windows or any way

i can confirm its connected to nvidia card but not sure which controller
 

RehabMan

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any way to know which one its connected through windows or any way

i can confirm its connected to nvidia card but not sure which controller
You can tell in Windows device manager or in IORegistryExplorer on macOS/OS X.
Your USB ports have nothing to do with Nvidia.

If you connect a video cable to your USB-C port, it has nothing to do with USB... the cable ends up being connected directly to the associated graphics card.
 
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