macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on a Dell Latitude E5440
A full installation guide. Now 50% Easier
Skiping the explanation, if you have any questions, put it in the comments.
Rehabman,Mickey1799,Herve,The mods at OSXLatitude, that's all I can think of right now
What is NOT working right now
Wifi and Bluetooth (Good luck with that. You will probably have better success replacing the AR9485 card in this then waiting or writing a driver)
Audio (currently, still working on it. If I see an improvement there, I'll edit)
Video Out might not be working, I cannot check currently
What is working
ALPS touchpad and PS/2 Keyboard
QE/CI with an Intel HD 4400
All USB ports (including USB 3 ports)
Sleep works OOBE
Note: If you have the one with a Nvidia card, disable it in the BIOS or use the nv_disable=1 flag in clover
A USB Flash Drive with at least 8 GB of storage usable that you don't mind formatting
A Computer with macOS previously installed. Whether it be an Apple computer or a previously made hackintosh.
Make sure you have an environment that runs macOS/OS X. I used a previous laptop with OS X Mavericks on it to make my image. A VirtualBox VM will also work well.
Also make sure you have the latest version of macOS install downloaded either from the App Store or a reliable source. As long as the folder is in the applications folder, it's good.
1. Make sure your flash drive is formatted into the HFS+ file format. If you don't know how to do it, a quick google search can help you, or look at my tutorial of it (LINK PLACEHOLDER)
2.Download Pandora's box (http://www.insanelym...os-x-installer/)
3. Download an MBR Patch (if you need it, you can look it up on google)
4.Click on Create Installer
5.Find your volume under Select a Volume
6.Click on the [...], and find the installer.app. It should be located in the Applications folder.
7.Do NOT click on createinstallationmedia, as we need to edit S/L/E later
[7.1 If you decided to use an MBR patch, make sure to select parent folder that CONTAINS the MBR patch.]
8. Click Install
9. Once it's done installing, don't remove the flash drive from your computer, we have a few things to do.
1.Go to your flash drive. Locate /System/Library/Extensions. Find AppleIntelHDGraphicsFB.kext Delete it. This will allow you to boot the installer with no graphics issues.
2.Download the latest version of the Clover Bootloader.(I will not provide any support for people using the Enoch boot loader, as I believe Clover is far more superior than chameleon and any variants of it. Also because I haven't tested it with it.)
3.When you are installing the package, make sure the install location is on the flash drive.
4. Click Customize, and make sure that UEFI only is checked off if you don't have UEFI enabled on your laptop.
5. Make sure Install Clover in the ESP is checked, Driver64 is Checked, and Boot0ss is checked. You don't need any themes right now.
6. Install Clover
7.While you have your EFI partition mounted, extract the EFI.zip onto the root of your flash drive. It may ask to replace the contents in EFI, click YES.
This will install the kexts, config.plist, and dsdt that you'll need to be able to boot to the installer.
Note : The DSDT is for the i5 version, although I have had no issue running the dsdt on an i3 version of this laptop, if you do have the i3 version, proceed at your own risk. I'm not responsible for your TV blowing up because your cat decided to throw up on your coffee table.
7.Reboot your device and plug in your flash drive into the Latitude. When your computer boots, mash your F12 button. Make sure not to break it. When it pops up do NOT go to the UEFI boot option. Under legacy boot, hit enter on USB
8.If all goes well, you should be on the Sierra install screen. If I didn't tell you before, your trackpad isn't working right now. Use a USB mouse for now.
Note: If you cannot see Disk Utility, go to the Language Chooser, and hold Alt+T. Then type /Applications/Utilities/Disk\ Utility.app/Contents/MacOS/Disk\ Utility. You will need to select the drives with your keyboard
9.Open Disk Utility, and partition your drive how you want it. Just make sure you have at least a 100 mb hfs+ partition with it. Then you can install it onto the partition.
1. Open up the Kexts folder
2.Open up Kext wizard. Go to the installation tab.
3.Drag the contents of the kexts folder into the box. Make sure it's selected to S/L/E
4. Click install. It may ask for credentials
5. Go back to the main page and highlight S/L/E. Make sure it says repair permissions and rebuild cache. Then click install
6. Restart your laptop. This will be the last time you will need to boot from your USB.
7. Install clover onto the 100mb partition that you made before. Same settings as before, but instead of putting it as boot0ss, put it as boot0af. Use the same EFI.zip that you used before to put on the 100mb clover partition. Reboot without the USB stick, and see if it works. If it works, then you now have a functional Sierra Latitude E5440!
Sorry if this guide is a little over the place, this is my first guides, and ratings in the comments are much appreciated!
If you really want wifi there are 3 options:
1: Wait for a kext (you'll probably wait your whole life)
2 (The best and feasible option for most people): Buy a wifi adapter like this. They are cheap, and can plug into the back of the laptop to be forgotten about. Sometimes they are even better than the chip/card inside the laptop itself.
3 (For tech savvy people): Replace the card with a different card, preferably an already DW branded card. If you can't get ahold of one, maybe try a 9285 and report back with success or fail.
EDIT: Updated downloads and made some steps easier (mainly the post-installation ones)