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E5440 Catalina From Scratch

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What wifi does it have?

Intel is not supported. Need to be replace with a supported device. See here

My recommendation is go with a Broadcom chipset, Atheros has been dropped.

 

For Clover install the latest 5104 / 5103. You'll encounter the message that it's not supported, Just select install anyway.

After that, copy the files from you USB EFI over.

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Yeah, its a intel :(
I will replace it asap. 

 

About the clover, I did it :DDD Followed the guide that was mentioned in this thread (here), replaced the uefi folder and used kext utility to install all the kexts presents in the uefi folder. 

 

Seems to be working 99%, sometimes when booting, I got a prohibit symbol, not sure why. It's fixed trying again or selection the preboot partition in clover instead of the "normal" one. 

 

The only true thing thats getting me mad is the trackpad. All my kext are 

ACPIBatteryManager.kext

IntelMausiEthernet.kext

AirportBrcmFixup.kext

Lilu.kext

AppleALC.kext

USB_Injector.kext

AppleBacklightFixup.kext

VoodooPS2ControllerR6.kext

FakeSMC.kext

WhateverGreen.kext

 

Am I missing something that could potentially fix the prohibition (using -v, it shows that the read file command returned 0x07 and the boot failed due to this)

And/or fix the bad movement of the trackpad? I mean, it's working, but looks like it's really not sensitive (not in speed), if I gentle swipe my finger in it, it doenst move the cursor at all, but if I increase the contact area, it works fine (if I swipe my finger on it's side or push a finger harder into it)

 

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don't know where you get your files but USB_injector might be wrong for your system. It might not be configure correctly

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Should I use that usbInjectAll? I got them from some youtube video, the guy had the efi/kexts ready for all Exx40 ready, sounded good for me haha
 

To replace a kext, it's simply changing them in the efi/clover folder and putting them under /system/extensions....? 

One additional thing I've noticed right now, there's no way to reduce the screen brigthness, my eyes are burniiiiingggg ahhaha

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@gengstapo Yes, its made via createinstallmedia. About the kexts, I'm not sure how new they are, I dont even know if I'm using exactly the ones I should. I've just followed some internet tutorial. But it took me much further then the previous time I've tried to do it

 

@Jake Lo
I'm using the e5440_10.15_high_res_intel.zip (uefi/clover folder), found here.

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To verify it was latest can be done once u installed clover configurator

Open it & head to "Kext Download" something like that & it will show u the comparison

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Hmm, those files look like from some of my bootpacks, even down to the directory structure like  /EFI/Clover/kext/Other/LE. I have since changed it to /E/C/kexts/Other/CopyToLE.

USB_injector.kext from his files is from Hervé's E6440 guide, so it might not be suitable for the E5440.

 

Here, replace the attached contents into /EFI/Clover overwriting the old

E5440_Catalina.zip

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Those files come from a previous member who was banned for claiming other people's work as his. No need to say more but the files and associated link aren't really welcome...

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