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Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Hackintosh Guide


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My ThinkPad T440s Hardware Specs¬†ūüíĽ

Model: Lenovo ThinkPad T440s

Processor: Intel Core i5-4300U (2C, 4T, 1.9GHz / 2.5GHz) vPro (The best compatibility with macOS)

Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400

Memory: 12 GB DDR3 (4GB Soldered + 8GB SODIMM DDR3, dual-channel)

Display: 14" HD (1600x900) TN, non-touch

Storage: 512 GB SATA SSD + 16 GB mSATA SSD

Ethernet: Intel Ethernet

WLAN + Bluetooth: Intel Wifi 7260ngw + Bluetooth 4.0

Camera: 720p resolution, low light sensitive, fixed focus

Audio support: HD Audio, Realtek ALC3245 codec, stereo speakers 1Wx2, dual array microphone, combo audio/microphone jack

Keyboard: 6-row, spill-resistant, multimedia Fn keys, LED backlight

Battery: Internal Li-Polymer 3-cell (68) and External Li-Ion 3-cell (68)


Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Hackintosh Guide

Getting Started

To start you'll need the following:

A Lenovo ThinkPad T440s (Obviously)

A PC with a copy of Windows 10 or higher installed

4GB USB Stick


For USB larger than 16 GB to format in FAT32, use the Rufus method.

A copy of the EFI folder: https://github.com/MultimediaLucario/Lenovo-ThinkPad-T440s/releases/tag/OC.0.7.9 

macrecovery.py: https://github.com/acidanthera/OpenCorePkg/releases

This will require Python installed.

Installing macOS 

To grab legacy installers is super easy, first grab a copy of OpenCorePkg and head to /Utilities/macrecovery/. Next copy the folder path for the macrecovery folder.

From here, you'll want to open up a Command Prompt and cd into the macrecovery folder that we copied earlier:

cd Paste_Folder_Path

Now run one of the following depending on what version of macOS you want(Note these scripts rely on Python support, please install if you haven't already):

Lion (10.7):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-2E6FAB96566FE58C -m 00000000000F25Y00 download

Lion (10.7) (Alternate Command):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-C3EC7CD22292981F -m 00000000000F0HM00 download

Mountain Lion (10.8):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-7DF2A3B5E5D671ED -m 00000000000F65100 download

Mavericks (10.9):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-F60DEB81FF30ACF6 -m 00000000000FNN100 download

Yosemite (10.10):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-E43C1C25D4880AD6 -m 00000000000GDVW00 download

El Capitan (10.11):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-FFE5EF870D7BA81A -m 00000000000GQRX00 download

Sierra (10.12):

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-77F17D7DA9285301 -m 00000000000J0DX00 download

High Sierra (10.13)

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-7BA5B2D9E42DDD94 -m 00000000000J80300 download

High Sierra (10.13) (Alternate Command)

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-BE088AF8C5EB4FA2 -m 00000000000J80300 download

Mojave (10.14)

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-7BA5B2DFE22DDD8C -m 00000000000KXPG00 download

Catalina (10.15)

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-00BE6ED71E35EB86 -m 00000000000000000 download

Big Sur (11)

python macrecovery.py -b Mac-42FD25EABCABB274 -m 00000000000000000 download

This will take some time, however once you're finished you should get either BaseSystem or RecoveryImage files.

Download Rufus, set the BOOT selection as not bootable, set File System as Large FAT32, click Start, and delete all file autorun in USB Drive partition.

Next, go to the root of this USB drive and create a folder called com.apple.recovery.boot. Then move the downloaded BaseSystem or RecoveryImage files. Please ensure you copy over both the .dmg and .chunklist files to the folder.

Open up and extract the EFI folder archive you downloaded earlier.

Copy the folder named, "EFI," to the root of your USB Drive.

Restart your computer.

Open the BIOS and disable all the security options. (Security Chip, Intel (R) AT Module Activation, and Computrace Module)

Boot via your Flash Drive.

Boot the Hackintosh installer.

Now open Disk Utility and format your internal or external Hard Drive or SSD as APFS.

Install macOS.

Your system might reboot during the install.

Now after install again boot into your usb drive but now boot into the drive in which you installed macOS to.

Download and install Clover Configurator.

Open Clover Configurator and Mount the EFI partition of the drive you want to boot off of.

Now copy my EFI Folder and overrite it with the one system created.

Now try booting macOS without the USB drive.

Congratulations, you've successfully hackintoshed your Lenovo ThinkPad T440s.

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