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Joao Aurelio

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The installation is pretty much the same as the Dell 17R SE 7720, download the files from this guide: http://www.insanelym...tion-guide-wip/ and from this post.

Before you begin
- Credits go to: Lejenk
- I am not using the factory Hard drive, you should do the same.
- I am not using Msata
- My Bios version is A09 and my cpu: i5 3210m
- I'm not responsible for anything
  • Create your USB installer
  • Copy the contents of USB_BOOT.zip to your flash drive (use IOUSBMassStorageClass.kext.zip and IOUSBFamily.kext.zip from Lejenk's topic if you want flash drives to work after installation )
  • Install ML
  • After the first boot, extract SLE.zip and install its contents
  • Install VooodooHDA 2.7.3, don't forget to remove AppleHDA ( If you have sound issues, go to Applications - Utilities - Audio MIDI Setup and change the format to 44100hz)
  • Install Keyboard kext using Kext Wizard or any method of your choice, don't forget to rebuild cache/repair permissions
  • Install a bootloader
  • Copy the Attached Smbios to your Extra folder
  • Edit your boot.plist
Enable HD 4000
<key>device-properties</key>
<string>7f0000000100000001000000730000000200000002010c00d041030a000000000101060000027fff04002c0000004100410050004c002c00690067002d0070006c006100740066006f0072006d002d006900640000000800000004006601140000006800640061002d0067006600780000000d0000006f6e626f6172642d31</string>


1920x1080 resolution boot screen

<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1080x32</string>

If you have boot problems, try -v -f or -x



10.8.3 UPDATE

I just updated to 10.8.3, no problems.

-Install the update, don't reboot
-Install all Kexts again, if you are using VoodooHDA, remove AppleHDA.
-Rebuild cache/Repair Permissions
-Done


My DSDT has no modifications, I only fixed couple errors.That is why I am using VoodooHDA, if you edit your DSDT, you wont need to edit boot.plist and install voodoohda
Power consumption is Higher than Windows, not much, but needs to be fixed, I don't know if it is the 7730m or the cpu.

PLEASE READ

Guys I am trying to make 7730m work, to do that I need the Vbios, I already tried Atiflash(generates an empty file) and GPU-Z(does not support 7730m), If anyone has another idea, please feel free to share.

Some people from another forum got 7670m working, so I am trying to do the same.
Here is what we need: http://www.insanelym...s/#entry1853099

ati_personality.pl script didn't work either



Working
  • Hd 4000
  • Ethernet (Limited to 100mbit)
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad(No gestures)
  • Battery
  • Webcam
  • Built in Speakers and Mic
  • Audio line in
  • Keyboard Backlight
  • Volume Keys
  • USB 2.0(all ports)
Needs to be fixed
  • Power consumption(better battery life), Idle power consumption: 11-13 Watts(Windows), 23-25 Watts(Mac)
Not working
  • Wireless
  • 7730m
  • Hdmi
  • Fn Keys(Backlight and Volume are working)
  • VGA
Not tested
  • Sd card slot
  • Mic input
  • USB 3.0
Recent changes
  • Updated to 10.8.3
  • Updaded "Not working" list
  • Added Smbios
  • Help needed

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Hi Joao Aurelio Thnx for the awesome guide :) i installed ML 10.8.3 fully working with full hardware acceleration, I got only one problem i cant boot from hard disk i have to use usb everytime for getting to chameleon bootloader menu, and if i install windows 8 after OSX installation then without usb it says "boot0: done" and it loads windows 8 and if i install OSX before windows 8 it says "boot0: error" i tried each and every guide for manually installing chameleon "boot1h" from OSX installer but its doesnt work, plz i need ur help.

My Notebook specs are....

cpu = Intel core i5 3210m
ram = 4gb ddr3 1600mhz
gpu = intel hd 4000 & ati hd 7670m
500gb Seagate 5400rpm hdd " GPT partition scheme"

1st partition is efi 200mb
2nd partition is OSX
3rd partition is Windows 8
4th partition is Backup storage

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try this:

http://www.insanelym...-way-to-fix-it/

I had the same error trying to install on a different configuratin and that method worked for me

If it doesn't work, I would use another hard drive, right now I am using an SSD, not the factory Hard drive.


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Guys, I am trying to make 7730m work, to do that I need the Vbios, I already tried Atiflash(generates a empty file) and GPU-Z(does not support 7730m), If anyone has another idea, please feel free to share.

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Ppl are saying this works with our trackpad

http://forum.osxlati...driver-mac-osx/

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Guys I am trying to make 7730m work, to do that I need the Vbios, I already tried Atiflash(generates an empty file) and GPU-Z(does not support 7730m), If anyone has another idea, please feel free to share.


Some people from another forum got 7670m working, so I am trying to do the same.
Here is what we need: http://www.insanelym...s/#entry1853099

Needs to be fixed
  • Power consumption(better battery life), Idle power consumption: 11-13 Watts(Windows), 23-25 Watts(Mac)

 

Dual graphics on notebooks are not supported by OS X. Only the Intel HD4000 will work. Although the card can not be used (the 7670m), it will consume power, and produce extra heat, since it is not being controlled. 

So disabling the card through DSDT is your best option. Had to do the same with our 650m, battery life has doubled, and the notebook runs cool now.

 

Here is some info on the subject: 

http://www.insanelym...d-through-dsdt/

 

Although it did not work for him, the method is well explained. 

 

Best of luck. :)



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Hi all, forgive my "stupidity," but i believe the 10.8.3 update includes the AMD 7700 series drivers (though I doubt the 7730M would be included, but it's still worth pointing out). Maybe it just needs the right injection/startup flags?

 

EDIT: Lejenk, the 7730M is based on a new fluxless driver model as compared to the 7670M which is based on PX4 I believe (7730M is PX5; more info available from AMD's whitepapers/technical sheets). Unlike classic dual display models, the fluxless model requires the iGPU to ALWAYS perform outputting of information, and limits the AMD GPU from outputting directly. In other words, it's not a hardware switch with the PX5 model. It's also supposed to have power management features where the 77xxM will consume minimal power until the application profile kicks in, requiring the graphics processing. In other words, CCC will determine whether the Intel chip is used or the AMD chip is used. At least, that's how it is on Windows. I doubt if the 650M follows a similar model, but since I've not used it I can't say. Any ideas?



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hello. I had tried the appleps2controller on the 17r se thread but it seems it initially wouldn't allow me to use my keyboard, but allowed my trackpad.  But upon a couple reboots, the keyboard works just fine but I can't seem to get my trackpad/touchpad to work.  I've went ahead and did a bit of research and found that my 15r se has an Elantech trackpad.  I had tried using the driver off of the osxlatitude message board but it seems like nothing works using that.  The furthest I've gotten was using rehabman's update of the voodoops2controller, where both the keyboard and touchpad work but the click, hold, and drag capability isn't emulated properly.  I've already communicated with Lejenk about it, as well as rehab man about the voodoops2controller, and posted on osxlatitude, which I'm very happy about, but I figured I might as hedge my bets and report back to everyone in case someone with similar issues can easily find a solution that can help their particular situation.

 

The funny thing about this is that I had assumed that as long the as fundamental make and model(Dell Inspiron 5720 15R SE) would be enough to allow for one universal solution, but apparently there are enough variants in configurations(e.g. I have a Core i7 rather than the Core i5 in the OP) to make things like the mouse/trackpad/touchpad not work across the board.

 

Thank you!



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Didn't work for me. Pandora doesn't prompt for smbios selection. It closes after copying the OSInstall patch.







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