Monday, April 20, 2020

Installing macOS Catalina on Legion Y540 Step 0 - Specs

In this series of articles, I will guide you through the steps I took to Hackintosh my 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH.


Laptop Specs

  • CPU: Intel i7-9750H 2.60GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Graphics: Intel UHD 630
  • Dedicated Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 
  • Storage: WD PC SN520 NVMe SSD 500GB (Windows 10)
  • Secondary Storage: Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD 500 GB (macOS Catalina)
  • WiFi: Intel AC-9560
  • USB WiFi: TP-Link TL-WN823N
  • Latest BIOS Update (as of the writing of this article): BHCN36WW

What works:

  • On board Intel graphics
  • Dual boot with Windows 10 through Clover
  • Keyboard and Touchpad (including keyboard backlight, touchpad gestures and function keys (volume Up/Down, Mute, Brightness -/+ etc)
  • Ethernet
  • USB ports
  • Battery status
  • Sleep / Power Management
  • Webcam and microphone
  • Audio
  • Intel AC-9560 Bluetooth
  • Numeric Keypad

Doesn't work:

  • Dedicated Nvidia graphics
  • Left and right buttons of touchpad (check next articles for making the touchpad work without them)
  • Intel WiFi adapter (for the time being I'm using a USB Wifi stick, as getting a compatible WiFi adapter is not easily available here in Europe. Will update later on when I get my hands on a BCM94352Z card, or when I have a working kext for my Intel adapter).
Click here to go to Step 2 - BIOS Settings
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