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macOS High Sierra on Lenovo Yoga 500 14ISK 




  1. Connect the USB flash drive (16gb) to the Mac, format it with name UNTITLED in Disk Utility (You need GUID Partition Map with Mac OS Extended (Journaled))
  2. Download macOS High Sierra installer application from the App Store* and be sure the complete installer is located in the /Applications/ directory
  3. Open the “Terminal” application found in /Applications/Utilities/ and paste this:
    sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/UNTITLED && say Boot Installer Complete
    When installer finished you will be informed that the process has completed
  4. Install CLOVER onto USB EFI partition, choose in tab Drivers64UEFI:
    - CsmVideoDxe-64
    - EmuVariableUefi-64
    - fat-64
    - OsxAptioFixDrv-64
  5. Copy file HFSPlus.efi into folder EFI/CLOVER/Drivers64UEFI/
  6. Replace standard Clover config.plist with Intel HD 520 Configuration
  7. Install Clover Configurator and fix memory and Audio:
    Memory (Check your Memory): Slot: 0, Size: 8192, Frequency: 1600, Type: DDR3, Channels: Single Channel, Slot Count: 1
    Audio: Reset HDA, Inject Layout 15
  8. Download all attached kexts and put it`s into folder: EFI/ CLOVER/KEXTS/Other on USB EFI partition
  9. Reboot system in BIOS (or boot from your USB stck from Lenovo if you use another Laptop)
  10. Make Load Default Settings on your BIOS and then:
    - make USB as main boot priority
    - Hotkeys Mode -Disabled
    - Intel Virtual technology - Enabled
    - Graphic Device - UMA Only
    - Secure Boot - Disabled
  11. F10 (SAVE) and boot from USB
  12. Install OS X High Sierra on your HDD (You need GUID Partition Map with Mac OS Extended (Journaled))
  13. After installation Load System Form Your HDD - use USB bootloader first time
  14. Install Clover onto your HDD EFI partition
  15. Copy all EFI partition from USB stick to HDD EFI
  16. Reboot from HDD
  17. Fix Brightness with this method - https://youtu.be/Dcs5t_23Ge0

    Whats works:
    - LAN and Bluetooth
    - Keyboard Keys Light
    - Trackpad (with some issues - cant dragging with two fingers)
    - Audio ALC 236 (with keyboard hotkeys)
    - HDMI (with sound but without volume option)
    - Screen brightness (with keyboard hotkeys but not Fn11-12 like on Lenovo, use Fn-Pause+ScrLk - remapped by Prefs/Keyboard/Shortcuts/ to F11-12 without Fn)
    - Camera
    - Card reader
    - Touch Screen (only for one finger)
    - Battery management

    Also possible updates from AppStore

    Whats does not works:
    - WiFi - I`m using USB wifi module, but still find new wifi module for Lenovo M.2 slot
    - Trackpad works with gestures, but dragging only with one finger - it is not comfortably

    That`s all, if you will install it too, let`s make up other problems together!



UPDATE 08 Feb 2018
Sleep and Wake works good with Macbook Air 6,1 SMBIOS

But have new troubles, after wake up can be lost bluetooth or sound (need to click it in System Preferences for activation)











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1) You'll need to remove the wifi whitelisting before you could replace the wifi card with a DW1560 or DW1830, unless you could find one that's Lenovo branded.

2) Try adding EDID to fix the reboot issue upon wake from sleep


Note :- HDMI Audio in control via the HDMI display / TV, not from the Mac. 

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New Update:
I`m got sleep and bluetooth wake up with MaciASL dsdt patch - use Rehabman Laptops patches for Lenovo Y700

My dsdt have not errors, have nearly 200 warnings, but works anyway.

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after wake up can be lost bluetooth or sound (need to click it in System Preferences for activation)

 You need to create a custom SSDT for proper functioning of USB.


Also, AptioMemoryFix is preferred instead of OsxAptioFix* (brings native NVRAM functionality)

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You created DSDT for USB? I guess not. You need a custom SSDT to use in conjunction with USBInjectAll.kext for proper functioning of USB on macOS 10.11+

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