New Hackintosh: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m

By , 2017-04-01 00:23

Update 2: Here are 2 EFI folders from the comments. I haven’t tested these, all credits to the commenters. Thanks!

CP-EFI_10_12_4_9470m (    2017-04-30 at 18:36)

EFI_High-Sierra_Osman-Afifi (    2017-10-07 at 15:43)

Update: The macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update breaks backlight brightness control. See below for fixes.

Just in time for April Fools’ day, got a new hackintosh working. And this one even looks like a MacBook Pro!

I present to you, the EliteBook “Pro” (9470m).

EliteBook “Pro” 9470m. Please excuse the messy desktop icons.

The EliteBook 9470m was, if I recall correctly, HP’s second Ultrabook, and their first true “Enterprise” Ultrabook – that is, one with docking capability and easy field repairability . You can find a full review over at NotebookCheck.net.  It was pretty popular with businesses who wanted to give their employees a more affordable and more IT-friendly “MacBook-like” device. Also, it was released back in late 2012, which is just over 4 years ago as of this writing. (Crazy! Time flies.) This means that they can be had relatively cheap in the off-lease market today, as the typical computer lease is between 3-5 years. My local computer store is selling them for under $400, which is a pretty good value in my opinion.

These days, installing macOS is relatively easy compared to 10-12 years ago when I first started messing with Hackintosh/OSx86, so I’ll just post my Clover “EFI” folder which should get you booted into macOS Sierra on the 1366×768 version of the 9470m. I did also swap out the Intel WiFi card for a Dell DW 1510 which works out-of-the-box.

Download my Clover EFI folder (zip 19MB): EFI 3  See below for 10.12.4 brightness fix

Working:

  • Internal graphics with full acceleration, brightness control using scroll lock/pause-break keys
  • Sound via VoodooHDA (built-in mic, speakers as well as TRRS headset jack. Volume and Mute fix in Info.plist necessary)
  • Touchpad with 2-finger scroll
  • Internal PS/2 keyboard
  • 3 USB 3.0 ports
  • Wired gigabit Ethernet
  • WiFi (replacement DW 1510 Broadcom card)
  • Built-in webcam

Not working:

  • Sleep (wakes up instantly)
  • Original Intel 6235 WiFi + Bluetooth
  • TrackPoint/Nub/Nipple mouse
  • Validity Fingerprint reader
  • WiFi on/off button

Not tested (yet):

  • Docking
  • VGA-out
  • DisplayPort-out
  • HDMI Audio
  • SD Card Reader

I will updated the lists as I test more things.

Main reference for this was RehabMan’s Elitebook guide.

10.12.4 Backlight Brightness control fix

Download updated EFI folder (zip 19MB): EFI 10.12.4

Fixes included:

  • Removed NullCPUPowerManagement.kext
  • Updated VoodooHDA.kext/Contents/Info.plist to include Mute Fix
  • Added SSDT-PNLF.aml in ACPI/patched as per guide
  • Edited config.plist to load SSDT-PNLF.aml
  • Fixed backlight control (using this guide)
    • Re-patched DSDT in MacIASL with the following fixes only from “RehabMan-Laptop”:
      • battery_HP-ProBook-4x0s-G1.txt
      • graphics_Rename-GFX0.txt
      • graphics_HD4K_low.txt
    • Added AppleBacklightInjector.kext

Extra .kexts for SD card reader: JMicron.zip

 

osx-usr-local

 

186 Responses to “New Hackintosh: HP EliteBook Folio 9470m”

  1. yahgoo says:
    Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 Mac OS X  10.14.3 Mac OS X 10.14.3
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36

    @JDoe, Dual boot on separate drive is possible. But it is not necessary. Dual boot can be configured on one ssd drive as follows:
    https://hackintosher.com/guides/dual-boot-macos-drive-windows-10-already-installed-shared-drive/
    Or
    https://hackintosher.com/guides/hackintosh-dual-boot-windows-10-and-macos-high-sierra/

    Checkout ssd price trend https://www.anandtech.com/show/9799/best-ssds
    the price of per gb for m2 drive and 2.5″ drive is near price parity. But SATA is the technical bottleneck for performance. Moreover, there are not many choice of m2 ssd.
    I chose to install Win10 as guest OS on a virtualbox installed on MacOS Mojave.

  2. yahgoo says:
    Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 Mac OS X  10.14.3 Mac OS X 10.14.3
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36

    Mojave successfully updated to 10.14.3
    https://imgur.com/a/h2vclcA

    • Memo says:
      Safari 11.1.2 Safari 11.1.2 Mac OS X  10.13.6 Mac OS X 10.13.6
      Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_6) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1.2 Safari/605.1.15

      Hi,

      I just installed High Sierra on my 9470m but the it defaulted to MacBook Air. Does it make a difference weather its a MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro or in your case iMac?

    • lzhoang2601 says:
      Puffin 7.7.2.30719AP Puffin 7.7.2.30719AP GNU/Linux x64 GNU/Linux x64
      Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; U; Linux x86_64; vi-vn) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/66.0.3359.139 Safari/537.36 Puffin/7.7.2.30719AP

      can you share EFI for me?
      [email protected]
      thank you very much

  3. yahgoo says:
    Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98 Mac OS X  10.14.3 Mac OS X 10.14.3
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/71.0.3578.98 Safari/537.36

    This is how to Fix kernelcache n prohibition symbol starting Mojave
    sudo rm -r /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches
    This deletes all kext caches. Then run:
    sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions
    sudo kextcache -update-volume /
    This rebuilds your caches.

  4. yahgoo says:
    Google Chrome 72.0.3626.96 Google Chrome 72.0.3626.96 Mac OS X  10.14.3 Mac OS X 10.14.3
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.96 Safari/537.36

    https://imgur.com/a/ilxBF3E
    Mojave 10.14.3 Supplemental Update. Fix FaceTime bug

  5. Kev Hansen says:
    Google Chrome 72.0.3626.121 Google Chrome 72.0.3626.121 Mac OS X  10.14.3 Mac OS X 10.14.3
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/72.0.3626.121 Safari/537.36

    Hi,
    anyone using the docking station? I attached a WQHD display to it but it only “detects” 1280×720. Another KEXT needed :-)?
    Thanks!

  6. Kevin Hansen says:
    Microsoft Edge 17.17134 Microsoft Edge 17.17134 Windows 10 x64 Edition Windows 10 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/17.17134

    P.S.: The display model is detected correctly and shown on the system config page.

  7. Kevin Hansen says:
    Microsoft Edge 17.17134 Microsoft Edge 17.17134 Windows 10 x64 Edition Windows 10 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/17.17134

    With SetResX it is possible to set WQHD but hat image is blurry … some framebuffer settings maybe

  8. Kevin Hansen says:
    Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 Google Chrome 73.0.3683.86 Mac OS X  10.14.4 Mac OS X 10.14.4
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.86 Safari/537.36

    In-line upgrade to 10.14.4 succesful!

  9. Past says:
    Google Chrome 73.0.3683.103 Google Chrome 73.0.3683.103 Windows 8.1 x64 Edition Windows 8.1 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.103 Safari/537.36

    With Osman EFI only need to update clover to last version and all work.
    I was on 10.14.3 but for example youtube was using high cpu 2.25+ (Battery kill in 1 hour) while in windows 0.9 – 1.3 ghz.

    So i back to 10.14.0 and was fine.
    Can someone show cpu usage while watching videos in 10.14.4 ?

    Kev: i havent dock or WQHD display for test.
    In laptop screen i managed to change resolution (scaling)(dunno if will work for your screen as native resolution) :
    1) Enable HiDPI
    2) /system/…../Displays/(DISPLAYID)/ Edit .plist and add the double resolution Ex: 1280X720 -> 2560×1440.
    Press Option key for show all resolutions.

  10. Kev Hansen says:
    Google Chrome 74.0.3729.157 Google Chrome 74.0.3729.157 Mac OS X  10.14.5 Mac OS X 10.14.5
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/74.0.3729.157 Safari/537.36

    Next inline update to 10.14.5 ran without problems.

    @Past: will check your WQHD idea

  11. Dragonov says:
    Opera 60.0.3255.109 Opera 60.0.3255.109 Windows 10 x64 Edition Windows 10 x64 Edition
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/73.0.3683.103 Safari/537.36 OPR/60.0.3255.109

    Since, we have already hijacked this blog post, as sort of non-official 9470m forum 😉 I wanted to ask if anyone knows the source of good battery replacement for 9470m ? Or maybe where to get the genuine HP original battery? Thanks

  12. jack says:
    Google Chrome 74.0.3729.169 Google Chrome 74.0.3729.169 Mac OS X  10.14.5 Mac OS X 10.14.5
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/74.0.3729.169 Safari/537.36

    hi guys please help to install OSX Mojave on my HP ELITEBOOK 9470M. I have access to IMAC WITH OS MOJAVE AND MANAGED TO CRATE BOOTABLE OS X MOJAVE WITH CLOVER BOOTLOADER IT WORKS AND SHOWS BOOTLOADER MENU AS SOON AS I SELECT USB DRIVE SHOWS APPLE LOGO AND STOPS THERE SEEMS LIKE PROMISING PLEASE HELP WHAT SHOULD I DO ? IS THERE ANYTHING HAVE TO CHANGE WHEN INSTALLING CLOVER

    DISPLAY RES 1600X900
    GRAPHIC CARD INTEL HD 4000
    CPU INTEL CORE I5 VPRO

  13. Kev Hansen says:
    Google Chrome 75.0.3770.142 Google Chrome 75.0.3770.142 Mac OS X  10.14.6 Mac OS X 10.14.6
    Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/75.0.3770.142 Safari/537.36

    Iniline upgrade to 10.14.6 succeded!

    • Darrell says:
      Microsoft Edge 18.17763 Microsoft Edge 18.17763 Windows 10 x64 Edition Windows 10 x64 Edition
      Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.140 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.17763

      Hey Kev
      Im finally getting high sierra installed. then will update to Mojave. Would you share your efi file?

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