This tutorial will describe the steps to install Mavericks on a Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M.
The installation goes to the latest version of 10.9.2, and when there is a new update i will change the tutorial as soon as possible.
If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.
I have also included the PDF file of the guide and the zip file to install OSX Mavericks.
A special thanks goes to Jake Lo from OSX Latitude.com.
I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.
Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:
- Tech Erra
- OSX86 Wiki
- Forum member Jake Lo from OSX Latitude.com for helping me out with installing
- And all other forum members who have posted in my topic and helping out the community.
Here are the requirements:
- A Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M – This is necessary to install OSX Mavericks for this tutorial
- A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OSX Mountain Lion.
Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.
- A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
- A copy Mavericks 10.9 GM – The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the Mavericks Installation app, wich is available for free from the Mac App Store.
- 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while.
- An SSD or HDD to install 10.9 to – For me, I used a 250GB partition to install 10.9 to.
- An Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor – For use with wifi Highly recommended. I use a TP-LINK TL-WN725N adaptor.
- myHack – myHack is a mac program that modifies the official OS X Mavericks installer, and writes it ontoa USB Drive. You can then use this myHack USB Drive to run the Mavericks installer on a PC, myHack works with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and newer.
- Install_E6320.zip – This ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared.
- Extra - Chameleon Wizard - Kext Utility - ShowHiddenFiles - MyHack - Wireless app2 - Wlan_TP-LINK – Brightness Fix v1.1 – VoodooHDA Prefpane
My installation was successfully done on an Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M Laptop computer with the following specs.
NOTE: A Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor is recommended to use the full potential of OS Mavericks because the on board wifi doesn't work.
- - Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.5GHz, 3MB cache, Dual Core
- - 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
- - Western Digital 250GB HDD
- - INTEL HD3000 Video
- - Intel 825xx onboard network
- - Bluetooth radio onboard (works OOB)
- - IDT 92HDxxx HD audio onboard
- - TL-WN725N Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor
- - Apple Magic Trackpad (only @home)
- - Apple Wireless Keyboard US (only @home)
- - Apple Magic Mouse
If you intent to install OSX86 Mavericks on the same Hard disk as your windows follow the steps below.
For a clean install on a new formatted hard disk go to Chapter 5.
If you’re in Windows 7, you can easily make a new partition on an SSD or HDD via the Disk Management program.
- Start>Run (or Windows key on your keyboard plus R).
- diskmgmt.msc (press enter after typing that)
- Find your drive, right-click on it, and go to Shrink Volume.
- Wait for it to calculate the amount of space you can make your partition, and enter in your amount (for an exact GB amount, multiple your desired amount of GB times 1024, so a 20GB partition would be 20480MB).
- Let it make your partition. It will show up as unallocated space.
- Format the new unallocated space as NTFS and give it a label (mine was Mavericks).
Start OSX Maqvericks, Mountain (Lion) or Snow Leopard to prepare your USB Flash drive
Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB flash drive thru Disk Utility in Mac OS X:
- Extract the zip file Install_E6320.zip to your Mac OS X desktop
- If you don't have already installed myHack then copy from folder "Install_E6320" myHack-3.3.1 to your desktop and launch myHack and follow the steps
- Plug your USB Drive into your computer, and start myHack.
- Enter your Mac OS X password when the app begins, and setup process will begin.
- When myHack prompts you, select “Create OS X Installer” and Create OS X 10.9 Install Disk”.
- Select your USB Drive as the installation destination (mine is named “E6320”).
- myHack will ask you for the location of your copy of OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It’s usually faster to “Browse Manually” for the Mavericks installation app.
- myHack will begin to set up your installer USB Drive. Click “Ok” when myHack asks to erase your USB Drive, so that it can begin the setup process.
- From here, the setup process is pretty automatic. myHack will erase your USB Drive, copy the contents of the Mavericks installer app onto it, and then modify those contents to be bootable on a PC.
- Near the end of the process, myHack will ask you whether you want to apply the MBR patch to the USB Drive.
- Click “Yes” if you plan on installing Mac OS X on a hard drive where windows is already installed or “No” if you wanna installing Mac OS X on the entire hard drive.
- This entire process should take about 10 – 15 minute, though it may take up an hour if your USB Drive is slow.
Now, we need to put the Extra directory for the E6320 on the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.
- Start myHack, Enter your Mac OS X password when the app begins.
- When myHack prompts you, select “Install Extra”.
- myHack will ask you “Select target volume to run myHack on…”, choose your “myHack OS X 10.9 Install Disk” and choose “Ok”.
- myHack will prompt you “Do you want to use the generic Extra that comes with myHack or specify tour own?” choose “Use My Own” and press “Ok”.
- Browse to your early extracted “Install_E6320 – Extra” folder on your desktop and choose “Open”.
- myHack will copy the Extra folder to your “myHack OS X 10.9 Install Disk”.
- When finished you will see the message "myHack Finished" press ok and Quit to close myHack.
- Eject all mounted drives (this is not necessary)
- Eject your USB Drive
- 10. Done !
Before we boot from the Dell Latitude we need to optimize the bios for OSX Mavericks.
- Start your Dell Latitude and press F2 to get into the Bios.
- In the main screen click on "Load Defaults", the bios will be reset to default settings.
- Go to General - Boot Sequence and choose on the right for USB Device and click the up arrow so that the USB Device is on top, click on apply to make the setting.
- Go then to System Configuration - SATA Operation and choose on the right for AHCI click again on apply and choose exit, now the Bios is ready for installing OSX Mavericks.
Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install OSX Mavericks onto the partition or Hard Drive.
- Boot from your USB drive.
- During boot you will see the message “Eread Bios error” ignore it the USB Drive goes further to boot to the OS X Mavericks Installer.
- Once you get into the installer (assuming your computer didn’t freeze, restart itself, or get a kernel panic), choose your partition or Hard Disk to install OSX Mavericks to.
- NOTE : when you install it on a partition skip step 5 - 10 see Chapter 4.
(If you install Mavericks on the entire Hard disk follow the steps below )
- In the installer open up Disk Utility.
- Click on your Hard Drive in the left sidebar.
- Click on the Erase tab in the middle.
- Choose “Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)” as the format, and give your drive a label (like “MAVERICKS”).
- Click on the Erase… button.
- Done close Disk Utility and go further with the installation process.
- Choose your HDD or Partition to install Mavericks to.
- The installation process will take about 23 minutes, depending on the speed of both your USB drive and your SSD or HDD.
- myHack will then ask to remove a couple of unnecessary kext files—click “Yes” for all of them.
- myHack will also prompt you to install an “Extra” folder.
- Choose the second option, which lets you install your “Extra” folder.
- Select the “Extra” folder from your USB Drive, and wait for the installer to finish.
- When finished remove your USB Drive and boot to your new OSX Mavericks.
Now that everything is finally prepared, you can go ahead and boot into OSX Mavericks.
- Thanks to myHack, you should be able to boot to OS X Mavericks from your laptop’s hard drive immediately.
- You’ll eventually get to the setup screens for OSX Mavericks. Go through that process to setup OSX Mavericks.
- Choose by "How Do You Connect" for "My Computer Does Not Connect to the Internet".
- The installation process will take about 3 minutes.
- Once in 10.9 go to finder – preferences –General and choose in show these items on the desktop for
- Hard Disk
- External Disk
- Go also to System Preferences – Security& Privacy click on the lock on the left corner and type your password
- Choose by “Allow applications downloaded from: for “Anywhere – Allow from anywhere
- Close system preferences.
The wireless lan on the Dell E6320 doesn’t work, therefore I use a Wireless N USB Nano Adaptor from TP-LINK.
The software is straight forward and installs without problems, the only thing is that after login the wireless
app starts up and you have must close it every time, therefore I have made a script to launch the program
after login and close it after 5 seconds.
- For installing the driver go to the folder “Install_E6320 – Wlan_TP-LINK”.
- Launch the Installer.pkg and install the software, after install you will get the message to restart.
- Choose restart to restart you laptop.
- After restart the software will start the Wireless App.
- Choose you desired network and add it to your profile.
- Now we can install the login script.
- Go to “System Preferences – Users & Groups”, go to tab Login Items.
- Choose the + sign and browse to the folder “Install_E6320” and choose “Wireless App2”.
- Close System Preferences.
You can install the brightness fix for the E6320 so that your laptop boots with the desired brightness
- Go to your Install_E6320 folder on your desktop and copy the folder “BrightnessFix_v1.1” to your desktop.
- You can adjust your brightness settings before install, open the folder “BrightnessFix_v1.1” you will se a file called “brightnessFix.plist” open it with textedit and you will see a value at <String> 0,5.
- You can adjust the setting from 0,0 till 1,0, when you have set your value save the file ( I have set the value to 0,8).
- Run the installer to install the brightness fix, after installing reboot your laptop to see it works.
To make full advantage of you Hackintosh you can enable Find My Mac in iCloud.
(doesn’t work with TP-LINK Wireless lan Nano adaptor)
- Download the Rocvery HD Updater for Mavrick 10.9 from Mega to your desktop.
- Open “Recovery_HD_Updater_10.9_13A603”.
- Run RecoveryHDUpdater.command, you will get a message that it will open a script choose “Open” , and a new window will be opening.
- Read the text in the window “ Please drag in DESTINATION disk for Recovery HD partition and press Enter:”
- Drag you HDD in the window, enter your Mac OS X password and the script will running, you will see a lot of text fly by after installing you will see the tex “ Process completed” close terminal and reboot.
- 6. After login you can enable “Find My Mac” in “System Preferences – iCloud”.
You can install the VoodooHDA Prefpane for adjust your sound settings.
- Go to folder “Install_E6320 and run program VoodooHDA.prefpane.
- You will be ask to install it for a single user or for everyone, choose what you want.
- After install you will see in “System Preferences” a icon VoodooHDA.
- Now you can adjust your volume settings
If your "Mac OS X Install App" contains already the newest Mavericks Version you don't have to update the system and you can skip this step.
To check your current version go to "About this Mac".
- 1. Don't update thru Software Update download the combo update here Download from the apple site.
- 2. Run the 10.9.2 combo update walk thru the steps.
- 3. After installation there will be a message saying to restart your system, CHOOSE RESTART.
- 4. During reboot the update will be installing this take about 10 minutes.
- 5. After the reboot check “About this Mac” you will see version “10.9.2”
You’ve successfully installed OSX Mavericks onto your Dell Latitude E6320.