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kaby lake macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Dell Inspiron DT 3668 i5 7400

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I got a new Dell Inspiron DT 3668 i5-7400 Kaby Lake for my daughter to play game and school work. The League of Legend could achieve 80-120 fps on Kaby Lake graphics with Windows 10. I installed macOS Sierra 10.12.6 since she likes Mac OS better than Windows 10. After a few nights of reading, trials and errors, I got the iMac18,2 working on the Desktop.

 

So what's working and what's NOT.

 

Things that are working that's important to me:

 

- Graphics full acceleration QE/CI - League of Legend fps = 70-83.

- Sound fully working front and back panel: all jacks and microphone using VoodooHDA 2.9.0d.

- Ethernet RT8168 is fully functional, fast internet.

- Bluetooth built in DW1707 is working - pairing with BT headphone perfectly.

- Wifi buitl-in DW1707 is working but limited to 11Mps using Chunnan patch.

- Dual Boot Windows 10 and macOS Sierra using Clover 4114.

Things that are NOT working:

- Wifi Qualcom Atheros 168c0036, even with Info id patched.

 

 

I downloaded the 10.12.6 from the Apps store and created USB installer and Clover bootloader 4114.

 

- For those who has no Mac but can get a untouched 10.12.6 image and want to create the first Hackintosh with Windows 10 only then follow these videos.

- Get an 8GB flash drive and create an installer and Clover bootloader using BootDiskUtilites, 7zip

https://www.youtube....x191R8qTD6YTnaw

Get an external USB hard drive to install the macOS Sierra to make sure it works on the Desktop.

- Create Clover bootloader make sure to put these 4 files: Lilu.kext (1.1.5), Shiki.kext (2.0.3), IntelGraphicsFixup.kext (1.1.5), IntelGraphicsDVMTFixup.kext (1.1.8) - Only use 10.12 folder in the /EFI/CLOVER/kexts/

Install Sierra to external USB Hard drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXpWzS42GMw

Post Sierra Installation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGOkBglf3ls

 

Cheers,

Louis



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DW1707 is based on AR9565 which indeed is not natively nor easily supported. However, chunnann has worked on a patch of the Atheros kext and I believe it has reached some degree of success (data rate could not exceed 11Mbps last time I looked). Look here: http://www.insanelym...d-cards/page-13

 

PCI id should be 168c:0036 (I'm surprised it shows 10ec:0036).

 

You might want to look at replacing that card by a model fully supported.



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Thanks Herve',

 The correct id is 168c:0036.

 I got the wifi working but it limits at 5Mps and the bluetooth now is not working.

 

Cheers,

 

Louis



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After rebooted a few times, the bluetooth and wifi both work.

 

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What rate does it show when you press on Alt (or Win) key and click on Finder's bar wireless icon ?



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Tx is at 11Mbs

 

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 Ok,  so still the same limitation for the moment.







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