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    mackyreddy reacted to Brabbelbla in OSX on DELL Vostro 3450 / Inspiron N4110 / XPS L702x UEFI Clover   
    Okay, after all those years I have finally figured out what this connector patch for the L702X should be to enable the mDP port, with display audio, AFAIK this hasn't been posted earlier. This adds properties to select framebuffer ID 00010000 (mobile Sandy Bridge) and adds display audio properties:
    <key>Devices</key> <dict> <key>AddProperties</key> <array> <dict> <key>Device</key> <string>IntelGFX</string> <key>Key</key> <string>AAPL,snb-platform-id</string> <key>Value</key> <data>AAABAA==</data> <key>Comment</key> <string>Selects mobile HD3000 framebuffer</string> </dict> <dict> <key>Device</key> <string>IntelGFX</string> <key>Key</key> <string>hda-gfx</string> <key>Value</key> <string>onboard-1</string> <key>Comment</key> <string>hda-gfx=onboard-1 for HDMI audio</string> </dict> <dict> <key>Device</key> <string>HDA</string> <key>Key</key> <string>hda-gfx</string> <key>Value</key> <string>onboard-1</string> <key>Comment</key> <string>hda-gfx=onboard-1 for HDMI audio</string> </dict> </array> </dict> And the framebuffer edit:
    <key>KernelAndKextPatches</key> <dict> <key>Debug</key> <false/> <key>KextsToPatch</key> <array> <dict> <key>Comment</key> <string>L702X_non3D_connector_patch</string> <key>Find</key> <data>AQIEABAHAAAQBwAABQMAAAIAAAAwAAAAAgUAAAAEAAAHAAAAAwQAAAAEAAAJAAAABAYAAAAEAAAJAAAA</data> <key>Name</key> <string>AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB</string> <key>Replace</key> <data>AQICABAHAAAQBwAABQMAAAIAAAAwAAAAAwQAAAAEAAAJAAAAAAAAAAEAAABAAAAAAAAAAAEAAABAAAAA</data> </dict> </array> </dict> Hope this still helps someone
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from Zpecter in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Looks like things have changed, thanks mate for the info. 
     
    Well i have tried OS X 10.11 beta 1, looks smooth & more polished than OS X 10.10 even at this early stages. Lets see how things pan out in the future.
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    mackyreddy reacted to andrewq2 in USB 3.0 drives not recognized by OS X 10.11   
    Read the release notes posted on the developer portal... It's a Dev-Beta for a reason. Even real Apple machines are having issues with USB. They are completely re-working the IO subsystem, or at least that's what it looks like to me AFAIK. The kernel extensions for the USB subsystem are clearly not production ready and just meant to be enough to get out to developer houses when I took a cursory look.
    https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/mac/releasenotes/General/rn-osx-10.11/index.html
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from bomoogo in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus:
     
    WIP
     
     
     
     
     
    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide Using Retail or Mac App Store Image:

    PREREQUISITES:

    Download OS X 10.8.x Mac App Store Image file from known places.

    You need to have a working OS X.

    If you don't have a working OS X then use Oracle Virtual Box, create a guest Mac OS X and then install iATKOS ML2 with default customization.

    Setting up & Installing OS X in Virtual Box:

    Use latest version of Oracle virtual box, install it and also install latest virtual box extension pack.

    1. Open virtual box create a new virtual machine with your desired name and then select Mac OS X in type & in version select Mac OS X (64 bit).

    2. Set ram to 2048 MB

    3. Create a new virtual hard drive with VDI extension, dynamically allocated and finally save the 20 GB file to a safe place where you have at least 20 gigs of file space and finally create the new virtual machine.

    4. Now select the new just created virtual machine and click on settings, on the left pane select system, now under motherboard tab deselect floppy and move it down the boot order and now the most important step deselect or uncheck the Enable EFi ( Special OSes Only).

    5. Now in the left pane select storage, under Controller: IDE click on empty and on the right side in CD/DVD drive click on the CD icon and navigate to iAtkos ML2 dmg file, now click on Controller: SATA, check or select use host I/O cache, press ok.

    6. Now start the virtual machine, wait till welcome screen and from utilities use disk utility and create new MBR partition and format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and then install with default customization, no need to change anything.

    7. Wait till installation completes, mostly installation never succeeds and it should result in a kernel panic. Now close the virtual machine window by using the option power off the machine instead of send shutdown signal.

    8. Now again start the virtual machine, by default it loads iAtkos DVD, So either hit F8, select the partition and load it or simply deselect or remove iAtkos DVD from settings.


    Creating Bootable OS X 10.8.x USB From Virtual Machine or Existing OS X:

    1. In your working OS X open Disk Utility

    2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar

    3. Click the Partition tab

    4. Under Partition Layout click 1 Partition

    5. Click Options -> select Master Boot Record, then format as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled).

    6. Now attach InstallESD.dmg as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, if dmg file not recognized, then on Windows 7 or 8 use Ultra iso. place the dmg file and create an iso file ( no need to convert dmg to iso, just place dmg file inside a new iso file).

    7. Then attach the iso file as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, then copy the InstallESD.dmg file on to the desktop.

    8. Open the dmg file, then use show hidden files app and you can find hidden file BaseSystem.dmg, open it.

    9. Now go to disk utility and click on Mac OS X Base System, click the Restore tab then drag and drop your USB to destination and click restore.

    10. After restoring, go to /System/Installation. Delete the Packages link then create a new folder and name it as Packages.

    11. Now go back to Mac OS X Install ESD and copy everything inside the Packages folder to the Packages folder you have just created in the USB.

    12. Finally copy mach_kernel from Mac OS X Install ESD to the root of your USB.

    13. Now Copy OSInstall.mpkg from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall.mpkg in your USB ( /System/Installation/Packages/)

    14. Now Copy OSInstall from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall in your USB(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/)

    15. Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    16. Now install FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack into the USB with the help of kextwizard.app and then also fix permissions.

    17. Install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader on your USB.

    18.Now Copy the Extra, A19 DSDT and your System specific SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to root of your USB drive.

    19. Thats it all done and i don't see any problems in booting OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    20. Now just boot from USB and wait for Welcome screen.


    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Now install OS X 10.8.x to the partition you want, just make sure you format it to Mac OS X Extended ( Journaled ). If you want you can customize the installation based on your interest's and tastes or just go ahead with default customization which should install all features.

    2. Some times installation fails, dont worry just restart and login to Windows 7 or 8, install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition copy A.19 DSDT.aml, system specific SSDT's and Extra folder from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the root of the Mountain lion partiton. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

    3. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    4. Now Copy FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the Mountain Lion partition /System/Library/Extensions ( If you have access to OS X instead of Virtual machine then install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kextwizard.app and also install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader)

    5. Make sure you plug in the OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and now restart & select Mountain Lion partition and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed ).

    Note:

    Well your trackpad will not work, as we just copied VoodooPS2Controller.kext and their permissions are not fixed. So make sure you plugin an USB mouse but your laptop keyboard should work.

    6. Now from Mountain Lion desktop using kextutility.app just install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack ( Note: Existing FakeSMC.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext will be backuped and renamed with an extension bak, Well you can delete those files manually from /System/Library/Extensions).

    7. Now finally install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader.

    8. That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps.

    Note:

    If you have artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.

    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.


    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide using iATKOS ML2:

    PREREQUISITES:

    iATKOS ML2 DVD Method ( Easy Method for Newbie or Starter From Windows 7 or 8):

    If you are interested in using an iATKOS ML2 DVD then lets get started by creating a suitable iATKOS ML2 DVD for DELL XPS by using Transmac App on Windows 7 or 8.

    1. Download & Install latest transcmac app

    2. Open the app navigate to Options Menu select General Settings, Under this category select " Access fixed drives read/write ( use with caution)" and then restart the app.

    3. Now go to File menu select Open Disk Image and navigate it to your iATKOS ML2 DMG and select it.

    4. Now in the left pane of the transmac app right click on iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File) and select expand, it then asks to save the new expandable dmg file, just save it at a new safe location. Now it starts Expanding the image file. Once it completes expanding, it asks whether you like to open this new expanded dmg file or not, click yes and now you can find this new expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app just below the iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File). ( The reason why we are taking this move to expand the dmg file because the actual iATKOS ML2.dmg file is compressed so that we cant modify the image file, so we are expanding it, then we can modify the image file for placing our XPS 13, 14, 15 or 17 related files such as DSDT, SSDT etc)

    5. Now select the new expanded dmg image file, then select HFS+ Volume, Now in the right pane we will add DSDT.aml and SSDT's, just drag & drop DSDT & all SSDT files in to this right pane.

    6. Now open Extra folder delete the existing org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist and now drag & drop org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist.
     
    7. Now again right click on the expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app and select compress and save this dmg file to a safe location as this is our final modified iATKOS ML2 dmg file.
     
     
    8. After successfully saving the dmg image file it asks whether you like to open compressed dmg file or not, click yes and it can be seen in the left pane of the Transmac App.Now right click on this new dmg compressed image file, select Burn and start burning the New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 to the DVD.
     
    9. Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 DVD and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    10. Now just boot from DVD and wait for Welcome screen.

    iATKOS ML2 USB Method ( Folks interested in USB Fast Install prefer this method):

    If you are interested in creating & using an iATKOS ML2 Bootable USB, Then create it from any existing working OS X.

    if you dont have any existing working OS X then use virtualbox ( dont forget to install virtualbox extensions pack otherwise your usb will lead to a kernel panic) to create a guest Mac OS X and install iATKOS ML2 ( just install with default customization ) on the guest and once your on the guest os.

    1. Add your usb to virtualbox and then Open disk utility create a new MBR partition and format it with Mac OS X Extended Journaled.

    2. Now mount iATKOS ML2 dmg file in the guest os using virtual cd/dvd drive.

    3. In Disk utility select restore tab in that select iATKOS ML2 as source ( just drag and drop iATKOS ML2 on source) and select your usb drive as destination and start restoring.

    4. Once restore is complete, open safari go to kexts.com and download latest Chameleon v2.2 bootloader and install it on to the usb drive. Thats it you have a bootable iATKOS ML2 usb drive and now you can close the virtualbox app.

    5. Now back to Windows 7 or 8 host machine, install macdrive 8 and access your usb drive and place DSDT & SSDT's in the root of your usb drive.

    6. Now copy and replace org.chameleon.boot.plist and smbios.plist in the Extra folder of the usb drive with the one's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack.

    Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting iATKOS ML2 usb bootable drive and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    7. Now just boot from usb drive and wait for Welcome screen.

    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Install iATKOS ML2 with the following customization Bootloader, FakeSMC, PS2 and deselect all other default customization.
     
    2. After successful installation restart and login to Windows 7 or 8 install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition Extra folder replace org.chameleon.Boot.plist & smbios.plist with the one's in XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist
     
     
    3. Now copy DSDT.aml and SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and paste them in the root of the lion Partition
     
    4. Now restart and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed )
     
    5. Now install 10.8.4 combo update, After completing installation don't restart, force quit the installer from Apple menu.
     
    6. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, FakeSMC.kext, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    7. Now install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kext utility.app just drag & drop all kexts on to kextutility.app.

    8. Now Install the latest Chameleon v2.2 boot loader ( Recommended ) and restart.
     
    That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps and benchmark with Geek bench you should get around 9750 for i7 2630 QM and 10,200 for i7 2670 QM.
     
    Known issues:
     
    1. Nvidia Optimus is not supported on OS X.
     
    2. Intel WiFI is not supported on OS X.
     
    Geekbench Scores:
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Snow Leopard 10.6.8 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1321498
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Lion 10.7.4 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1309442

    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Moungtain Lion 10.8.2 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1132559
     
     
    Check this link for updated kexts https://code.google.com/u/100047203370739496666/


    CREDITS:
     
    Thanks to Wen1 for Core i7 2670 QM SSDT.
     
    Thanks to Doix for Core i7 2630 QM SSDT
     
    Thanks to Captain Sarkar, TimeWalker75a et al. for Custom A.19 Bios.
     
    Thanks to Webcivilian for the DSDT patches.
     
    Thanks to Rehabman for the Kexts.
     
    Cheers

    XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack V3.zip
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from resere in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    @ Jupitermoon, RDGnome
     
    No offenses towards any XPS 17 3D owners, the reason why i want it confined to only XPS 17 Optimus is beacuse i dont have a 3D Screen and i really cant solve or mitigate your problems. Thats the reason why i asked u guys to navigate over to tonymacx86 forum.
     
    Point taken i will change the title of the thread.
     
    For Optimus Laptops i was recommending to delete the Nvidia Fermi kexts ( required for 3D Laptops ) as they are causing problems of screen distortions on Optimus laptops. Where as this guide might be echoing completely contradicting information for 3D laptops and can cause conflicts. For example member JRJ didnt knew the difference between Optimus & 3D models. So i just don't want to create a panic and confusion.
     
    Even in my previous post i said you are welcome to use my guide if it works for you.
     
    If you guys want to take over responsibility of solving the problems of 3D owners and if you can provide kexts & DSDT for 3D laptops and if u can provide me the new guide with required changes for 3D laptop, then i will add this info in my first post and but u guys need to visit this thread frequently to solve the problems posted in this thread. Then we can have common thread for both Optimus and 3D screen laptops.
     
    Please let me know if u guys are ok with it.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from resere in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Hi Wen1,
     
    U can extract SSDT using aida64 software on win 7. Well there will be SSDT SSDT1 SSDT2 ... just check for cpuPM with APSS code.
     
    Then i compiled it to SSDT.dsl on lion 10.7.2 with the help of iaslMe app.
     
    On windows 7 my 2630 QM SSDT was providing 9 turbo states ( starting from the lowest p state 800mhz).
     
    But i tweaked it so that the turbo states are recognized properly in lion with the help of few hackintosh forums and blogs check these links for assistance http://revogirl.wordpress.com/ http://www.insanelym...howtopic=259090 and also u need to have the knowledge of C language and also in case if u want to manually define changes in the source code then u need to compile to make file in linux, so knowing linux terminal coding will be added support.
     
    Most important thing is check ur p states on lion using MSR dumper ( http://www.insanelym...howtopic=258612 ) and make neccessary changes to ur code in SSDT.dsl and compile and generate SSDT.aml and then patch intelcpupowermanagment with aicpum check this link for instructions http://www.insanelym...howtopic=258611.
     
    Cheers,
    Mahesh Kondraju
     
    @ wen1
     
    As u said u have a 3D version laptop and my guide will help people with intel hd 3000, i would recommend u to check the guide from steve on tonymacx86 forum check this link http://tonymacx86.co...pic.php?t=23185 hopefully it helps.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from resere in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Hey Jszekely,
     
    Sorry mate for a late reply i was on a holiday. Well ur processor 2670 QM will not create any problems, u can use my DSDT even though u have an A.14 bios. Just dont use my SSDT (as its highest p-state will be clocking at 2.00ghz, as we have 2630qm with 2.00ghz but u have 2.2ghz, So u have an extra p-state which will be missing in my SSDT).
     
    Just follow my guide u can easily install hackintosh on xps 17 l702x as rest of the specs are same. well there is no need to backport to A.12 bios. Just copy my DSDT in ur lion partition and lion only picks my DSDT not OEM DSDT.
     
    let me know if u have any problems with the installation.
     

    Update: I just forgot to tell something that i added bustratio of the 2630qm processor (which is 20 ) as default in the org.chameleon.boot.plist, just check ur busratio on the intel website and change it accordingly.


     
    Here u go just use these edited org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist ( for ur Intel 2670 QM Processor) and u can use all my kexts & DSDT ( but dont use my SSDT).
    Extra.rar
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    mackyreddy reacted to webcivilian in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    @rlasalle15 - No need to use VoodooHDA anymore. Just use the attached AppleHDA for 10.9.2.
     
    There are four files: (Put config.plist in your EFI partition. Install kexts using Kext Utility)
     
    config.plist - Added AppleHDA kext patching on the fly. Use this config.plist, make sure to update the serial number and other items that you generated using Chameleon Wizard or just copy the KernelAndKextPatches section to you config.plist
    AppleHDA.kext - Mostly untouched just added our platform and layout as aml.zlib files for ALC665.
    CustomPeripheral.kext - Used to inject our audio device config (thanks to TimeWalker75a)
    CodecCommander.kext - Sends EAPD command to our audio device, prevents it from sleeping and stop working (thanks to TimeWalker75a)
    AppleHDA XPS 17 - L702X Clover Audio.zip
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    mackyreddy reacted to webcivilian in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Clover Instructions for XPS 17 L702X Optimus. 
     
    1. Format a USB drive (8GB or bigger) with GUID partition scheme and HFS+.volume, naming it CloverBoot (Install Guide: http://cloverboot.weebly.com/)
    2. Download Clover and install it on the USB. (customize install, select the Install for UEFI MB option)
    3. Download OS X from the App store and follow the instructions on http://cloverboot.weebly.com/ to make a bootable installer.
    4. Download my Clover files and put those on the USB's EFI volume.
    5. Update the config.plist file. (Update the SMBIOS section with proper serial number generated by tools like Chameleon Wizard for Macbook 8,3)  
    6. Put your systems's SSDT.aml file in Clover/ACPI/patched folder. Not Required.
    7. Set the BIOS boot to UEFI+Legacy mode. (need modded A19 BIOS)
    8. Boot from USB Clover. (if you need to boot into Windows press F12 and select the hard drive usually first or second)
    9. Select "Install OS X Mavericks 10.9.2" and press spacebar.
    10. Select "ignore caches and inject kext" and press enter.
    11. In the OS X installer select the hard disk where you want OS X to be installed. Must be GUID partition scheme and a HFS+ formatted volume. (Format if necessary) 
    12. The installer will restart after sometime. Boot again using the USB and selecting "Install OS X Mavericks 10.9.2" (repeat step 9 and 10)
    13. This time it will finally start installing OS X on the hard drive. (takes around 20 to 30 minutes)
    14. Boot from USB Clover and this time select your OS X hard drive where you installed Mavericks and press spacebar.
    15. Select "ignore caches and inject kext" and press enter. (this will start OS X for the first time).
    16. Complete installation by installing Clover on your hard drive.
    17. Put the Clover files in your OS X hard drive EFI volume.
    18. Install the kexts using Kext Utility from EFI/Clover/kexts/10.9 on your OS X hard drive.
    XPS 17 L702X 10.9.2-Clover.zip
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    mackyreddy reacted to webcivilian in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Here are the files to setup Clover. You would need unlocked A19 BIOS and set the boot mode to UEFI+Legacy.
    Follow this guide to make a USB installer: http://cloverboot.weebly.com/
     
    Also, you need to update the config.plist to have a proper serial number generated from apps such as Chameleon Wizard.
     
    If you want speedstep. Generate or use your CPU's SSDT.aml and place it in EFI/Clover/apci/patched folder.
     
    Note: AppleHDA for 10.9.2 is not included. I haven't been able to get around and work on it. But you can use VoodooHDA for audio to the time being. 
     
    Added AppleHDA.
    Added Utilities.
     
     
    XPS 17 L702X 10.9.2-Clover.zip
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    Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus:
     
    WIP
     
     
     
     
     
    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide Using Retail or Mac App Store Image:

    PREREQUISITES:

    Download OS X 10.8.x Mac App Store Image file from known places.

    You need to have a working OS X.

    If you don't have a working OS X then use Oracle Virtual Box, create a guest Mac OS X and then install iATKOS ML2 with default customization.

    Setting up & Installing OS X in Virtual Box:

    Use latest version of Oracle virtual box, install it and also install latest virtual box extension pack.

    1. Open virtual box create a new virtual machine with your desired name and then select Mac OS X in type & in version select Mac OS X (64 bit).

    2. Set ram to 2048 MB

    3. Create a new virtual hard drive with VDI extension, dynamically allocated and finally save the 20 GB file to a safe place where you have at least 20 gigs of file space and finally create the new virtual machine.

    4. Now select the new just created virtual machine and click on settings, on the left pane select system, now under motherboard tab deselect floppy and move it down the boot order and now the most important step deselect or uncheck the Enable EFi ( Special OSes Only).

    5. Now in the left pane select storage, under Controller: IDE click on empty and on the right side in CD/DVD drive click on the CD icon and navigate to iAtkos ML2 dmg file, now click on Controller: SATA, check or select use host I/O cache, press ok.

    6. Now start the virtual machine, wait till welcome screen and from utilities use disk utility and create new MBR partition and format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and then install with default customization, no need to change anything.

    7. Wait till installation completes, mostly installation never succeeds and it should result in a kernel panic. Now close the virtual machine window by using the option power off the machine instead of send shutdown signal.

    8. Now again start the virtual machine, by default it loads iAtkos DVD, So either hit F8, select the partition and load it or simply deselect or remove iAtkos DVD from settings.


    Creating Bootable OS X 10.8.x USB From Virtual Machine or Existing OS X:

    1. In your working OS X open Disk Utility

    2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar

    3. Click the Partition tab

    4. Under Partition Layout click 1 Partition

    5. Click Options -> select Master Boot Record, then format as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled).

    6. Now attach InstallESD.dmg as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, if dmg file not recognized, then on Windows 7 or 8 use Ultra iso. place the dmg file and create an iso file ( no need to convert dmg to iso, just place dmg file inside a new iso file).

    7. Then attach the iso file as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, then copy the InstallESD.dmg file on to the desktop.

    8. Open the dmg file, then use show hidden files app and you can find hidden file BaseSystem.dmg, open it.

    9. Now go to disk utility and click on Mac OS X Base System, click the Restore tab then drag and drop your USB to destination and click restore.

    10. After restoring, go to /System/Installation. Delete the Packages link then create a new folder and name it as Packages.

    11. Now go back to Mac OS X Install ESD and copy everything inside the Packages folder to the Packages folder you have just created in the USB.

    12. Finally copy mach_kernel from Mac OS X Install ESD to the root of your USB.

    13. Now Copy OSInstall.mpkg from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall.mpkg in your USB ( /System/Installation/Packages/)

    14. Now Copy OSInstall from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall in your USB(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/)

    15. Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    16. Now install FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack into the USB with the help of kextwizard.app and then also fix permissions.

    17. Install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader on your USB.

    18.Now Copy the Extra, A19 DSDT and your System specific SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to root of your USB drive.

    19. Thats it all done and i don't see any problems in booting OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    20. Now just boot from USB and wait for Welcome screen.


    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Now install OS X 10.8.x to the partition you want, just make sure you format it to Mac OS X Extended ( Journaled ). If you want you can customize the installation based on your interest's and tastes or just go ahead with default customization which should install all features.

    2. Some times installation fails, dont worry just restart and login to Windows 7 or 8, install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition copy A.19 DSDT.aml, system specific SSDT's and Extra folder from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the root of the Mountain lion partiton. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

    3. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    4. Now Copy FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the Mountain Lion partition /System/Library/Extensions ( If you have access to OS X instead of Virtual machine then install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kextwizard.app and also install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader)

    5. Make sure you plug in the OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and now restart & select Mountain Lion partition and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed ).

    Note:

    Well your trackpad will not work, as we just copied VoodooPS2Controller.kext and their permissions are not fixed. So make sure you plugin an USB mouse but your laptop keyboard should work.

    6. Now from Mountain Lion desktop using kextutility.app just install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack ( Note: Existing FakeSMC.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext will be backuped and renamed with an extension bak, Well you can delete those files manually from /System/Library/Extensions).

    7. Now finally install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader.

    8. That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps.

    Note:

    If you have artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.

    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.


    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide using iATKOS ML2:

    PREREQUISITES:

    iATKOS ML2 DVD Method ( Easy Method for Newbie or Starter From Windows 7 or 8):

    If you are interested in using an iATKOS ML2 DVD then lets get started by creating a suitable iATKOS ML2 DVD for DELL XPS by using Transmac App on Windows 7 or 8.

    1. Download & Install latest transcmac app

    2. Open the app navigate to Options Menu select General Settings, Under this category select " Access fixed drives read/write ( use with caution)" and then restart the app.

    3. Now go to File menu select Open Disk Image and navigate it to your iATKOS ML2 DMG and select it.

    4. Now in the left pane of the transmac app right click on iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File) and select expand, it then asks to save the new expandable dmg file, just save it at a new safe location. Now it starts Expanding the image file. Once it completes expanding, it asks whether you like to open this new expanded dmg file or not, click yes and now you can find this new expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app just below the iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File). ( The reason why we are taking this move to expand the dmg file because the actual iATKOS ML2.dmg file is compressed so that we cant modify the image file, so we are expanding it, then we can modify the image file for placing our XPS 13, 14, 15 or 17 related files such as DSDT, SSDT etc)

    5. Now select the new expanded dmg image file, then select HFS+ Volume, Now in the right pane we will add DSDT.aml and SSDT's, just drag & drop DSDT & all SSDT files in to this right pane.

    6. Now open Extra folder delete the existing org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist and now drag & drop org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist.
     
    7. Now again right click on the expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app and select compress and save this dmg file to a safe location as this is our final modified iATKOS ML2 dmg file.
     
     
    8. After successfully saving the dmg image file it asks whether you like to open compressed dmg file or not, click yes and it can be seen in the left pane of the Transmac App.Now right click on this new dmg compressed image file, select Burn and start burning the New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 to the DVD.
     
    9. Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 DVD and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    10. Now just boot from DVD and wait for Welcome screen.

    iATKOS ML2 USB Method ( Folks interested in USB Fast Install prefer this method):

    If you are interested in creating & using an iATKOS ML2 Bootable USB, Then create it from any existing working OS X.

    if you dont have any existing working OS X then use virtualbox ( dont forget to install virtualbox extensions pack otherwise your usb will lead to a kernel panic) to create a guest Mac OS X and install iATKOS ML2 ( just install with default customization ) on the guest and once your on the guest os.

    1. Add your usb to virtualbox and then Open disk utility create a new MBR partition and format it with Mac OS X Extended Journaled.

    2. Now mount iATKOS ML2 dmg file in the guest os using virtual cd/dvd drive.

    3. In Disk utility select restore tab in that select iATKOS ML2 as source ( just drag and drop iATKOS ML2 on source) and select your usb drive as destination and start restoring.

    4. Once restore is complete, open safari go to kexts.com and download latest Chameleon v2.2 bootloader and install it on to the usb drive. Thats it you have a bootable iATKOS ML2 usb drive and now you can close the virtualbox app.

    5. Now back to Windows 7 or 8 host machine, install macdrive 8 and access your usb drive and place DSDT & SSDT's in the root of your usb drive.

    6. Now copy and replace org.chameleon.boot.plist and smbios.plist in the Extra folder of the usb drive with the one's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack.

    Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting iATKOS ML2 usb bootable drive and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    7. Now just boot from usb drive and wait for Welcome screen.

    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Install iATKOS ML2 with the following customization Bootloader, FakeSMC, PS2 and deselect all other default customization.
     
    2. After successful installation restart and login to Windows 7 or 8 install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition Extra folder replace org.chameleon.Boot.plist & smbios.plist with the one's in XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist
     
     
    3. Now copy DSDT.aml and SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and paste them in the root of the lion Partition
     
    4. Now restart and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed )
     
    5. Now install 10.8.4 combo update, After completing installation don't restart, force quit the installer from Apple menu.
     
    6. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, FakeSMC.kext, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    7. Now install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kext utility.app just drag & drop all kexts on to kextutility.app.

    8. Now Install the latest Chameleon v2.2 boot loader ( Recommended ) and restart.
     
    That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps and benchmark with Geek bench you should get around 9750 for i7 2630 QM and 10,200 for i7 2670 QM.
     
    Known issues:
     
    1. Nvidia Optimus is not supported on OS X.
     
    2. Intel WiFI is not supported on OS X.
     
    Geekbench Scores:
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Snow Leopard 10.6.8 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1321498
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Lion 10.7.4 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1309442

    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Moungtain Lion 10.8.2 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1132559
     
     
    Check this link for updated kexts https://code.google.com/u/100047203370739496666/


    CREDITS:
     
    Thanks to Wen1 for Core i7 2670 QM SSDT.
     
    Thanks to Doix for Core i7 2630 QM SSDT
     
    Thanks to Captain Sarkar, TimeWalker75a et al. for Custom A.19 Bios.
     
    Thanks to Webcivilian for the DSDT patches.
     
    Thanks to Rehabman for the Kexts.
     
    Cheers

    XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack V3.zip
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    mackyreddy reacted to Pashulia in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Come on man, this not meant to be for the money.. This is only a guide, there are always issues that you need to search in the internet, sometimes for days, and always use your logic and problem solving, Hackintosh community is big, and 99% of problems could be easily solved. About 10.9 i can't tell you anything, i am really comfortable with 10.8.4  
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from romturk in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    There are 2 different DSDT's ( As everyone knows one is stock DSDT with Nvidia code and another one is Nvidia OFF) in my kext pack but both are based on my work.
     
    Only thing is both DSDT's includes few patches from Webcivilian, may be he can explain better what he patched.
     
    As far as i know he changed HDEF layout id, BIF code for AppleSmartBattery etc.
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    Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus:
     
    WIP
     
     
     
     
     
    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide Using Retail or Mac App Store Image:

    PREREQUISITES:

    Download OS X 10.8.x Mac App Store Image file from known places.

    You need to have a working OS X.

    If you don't have a working OS X then use Oracle Virtual Box, create a guest Mac OS X and then install iATKOS ML2 with default customization.

    Setting up & Installing OS X in Virtual Box:

    Use latest version of Oracle virtual box, install it and also install latest virtual box extension pack.

    1. Open virtual box create a new virtual machine with your desired name and then select Mac OS X in type & in version select Mac OS X (64 bit).

    2. Set ram to 2048 MB

    3. Create a new virtual hard drive with VDI extension, dynamically allocated and finally save the 20 GB file to a safe place where you have at least 20 gigs of file space and finally create the new virtual machine.

    4. Now select the new just created virtual machine and click on settings, on the left pane select system, now under motherboard tab deselect floppy and move it down the boot order and now the most important step deselect or uncheck the Enable EFi ( Special OSes Only).

    5. Now in the left pane select storage, under Controller: IDE click on empty and on the right side in CD/DVD drive click on the CD icon and navigate to iAtkos ML2 dmg file, now click on Controller: SATA, check or select use host I/O cache, press ok.

    6. Now start the virtual machine, wait till welcome screen and from utilities use disk utility and create new MBR partition and format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and then install with default customization, no need to change anything.

    7. Wait till installation completes, mostly installation never succeeds and it should result in a kernel panic. Now close the virtual machine window by using the option power off the machine instead of send shutdown signal.

    8. Now again start the virtual machine, by default it loads iAtkos DVD, So either hit F8, select the partition and load it or simply deselect or remove iAtkos DVD from settings.


    Creating Bootable OS X 10.8.x USB From Virtual Machine or Existing OS X:

    1. In your working OS X open Disk Utility

    2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar

    3. Click the Partition tab

    4. Under Partition Layout click 1 Partition

    5. Click Options -> select Master Boot Record, then format as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled).

    6. Now attach InstallESD.dmg as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, if dmg file not recognized, then on Windows 7 or 8 use Ultra iso. place the dmg file and create an iso file ( no need to convert dmg to iso, just place dmg file inside a new iso file).

    7. Then attach the iso file as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, then copy the InstallESD.dmg file on to the desktop.

    8. Open the dmg file, then use show hidden files app and you can find hidden file BaseSystem.dmg, open it.

    9. Now go to disk utility and click on Mac OS X Base System, click the Restore tab then drag and drop your USB to destination and click restore.

    10. After restoring, go to /System/Installation. Delete the Packages link then create a new folder and name it as Packages.

    11. Now go back to Mac OS X Install ESD and copy everything inside the Packages folder to the Packages folder you have just created in the USB.

    12. Finally copy mach_kernel from Mac OS X Install ESD to the root of your USB.

    13. Now Copy OSInstall.mpkg from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall.mpkg in your USB ( /System/Installation/Packages/)

    14. Now Copy OSInstall from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall in your USB(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/)

    15. Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    16. Now install FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack into the USB with the help of kextwizard.app and then also fix permissions.

    17. Install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader on your USB.

    18.Now Copy the Extra, A19 DSDT and your System specific SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to root of your USB drive.

    19. Thats it all done and i don't see any problems in booting OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    20. Now just boot from USB and wait for Welcome screen.


    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Now install OS X 10.8.x to the partition you want, just make sure you format it to Mac OS X Extended ( Journaled ). If you want you can customize the installation based on your interest's and tastes or just go ahead with default customization which should install all features.

    2. Some times installation fails, dont worry just restart and login to Windows 7 or 8, install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition copy A.19 DSDT.aml, system specific SSDT's and Extra folder from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the root of the Mountain lion partiton. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

    3. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    4. Now Copy FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the Mountain Lion partition /System/Library/Extensions ( If you have access to OS X instead of Virtual machine then install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kextwizard.app and also install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader)

    5. Make sure you plug in the OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and now restart & select Mountain Lion partition and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed ).

    Note:

    Well your trackpad will not work, as we just copied VoodooPS2Controller.kext and their permissions are not fixed. So make sure you plugin an USB mouse but your laptop keyboard should work.

    6. Now from Mountain Lion desktop using kextutility.app just install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack ( Note: Existing FakeSMC.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext will be backuped and renamed with an extension bak, Well you can delete those files manually from /System/Library/Extensions).

    7. Now finally install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader.

    8. That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps.

    Note:

    If you have artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.

    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.


    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide using iATKOS ML2:

    PREREQUISITES:

    iATKOS ML2 DVD Method ( Easy Method for Newbie or Starter From Windows 7 or 8):

    If you are interested in using an iATKOS ML2 DVD then lets get started by creating a suitable iATKOS ML2 DVD for DELL XPS by using Transmac App on Windows 7 or 8.

    1. Download & Install latest transcmac app

    2. Open the app navigate to Options Menu select General Settings, Under this category select " Access fixed drives read/write ( use with caution)" and then restart the app.

    3. Now go to File menu select Open Disk Image and navigate it to your iATKOS ML2 DMG and select it.

    4. Now in the left pane of the transmac app right click on iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File) and select expand, it then asks to save the new expandable dmg file, just save it at a new safe location. Now it starts Expanding the image file. Once it completes expanding, it asks whether you like to open this new expanded dmg file or not, click yes and now you can find this new expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app just below the iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File). ( The reason why we are taking this move to expand the dmg file because the actual iATKOS ML2.dmg file is compressed so that we cant modify the image file, so we are expanding it, then we can modify the image file for placing our XPS 13, 14, 15 or 17 related files such as DSDT, SSDT etc)

    5. Now select the new expanded dmg image file, then select HFS+ Volume, Now in the right pane we will add DSDT.aml and SSDT's, just drag & drop DSDT & all SSDT files in to this right pane.

    6. Now open Extra folder delete the existing org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist and now drag & drop org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist.
     
    7. Now again right click on the expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app and select compress and save this dmg file to a safe location as this is our final modified iATKOS ML2 dmg file.
     
     
    8. After successfully saving the dmg image file it asks whether you like to open compressed dmg file or not, click yes and it can be seen in the left pane of the Transmac App.Now right click on this new dmg compressed image file, select Burn and start burning the New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 to the DVD.
     
    9. Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 DVD and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    10. Now just boot from DVD and wait for Welcome screen.

    iATKOS ML2 USB Method ( Folks interested in USB Fast Install prefer this method):

    If you are interested in creating & using an iATKOS ML2 Bootable USB, Then create it from any existing working OS X.

    if you dont have any existing working OS X then use virtualbox ( dont forget to install virtualbox extensions pack otherwise your usb will lead to a kernel panic) to create a guest Mac OS X and install iATKOS ML2 ( just install with default customization ) on the guest and once your on the guest os.

    1. Add your usb to virtualbox and then Open disk utility create a new MBR partition and format it with Mac OS X Extended Journaled.

    2. Now mount iATKOS ML2 dmg file in the guest os using virtual cd/dvd drive.

    3. In Disk utility select restore tab in that select iATKOS ML2 as source ( just drag and drop iATKOS ML2 on source) and select your usb drive as destination and start restoring.

    4. Once restore is complete, open safari go to kexts.com and download latest Chameleon v2.2 bootloader and install it on to the usb drive. Thats it you have a bootable iATKOS ML2 usb drive and now you can close the virtualbox app.

    5. Now back to Windows 7 or 8 host machine, install macdrive 8 and access your usb drive and place DSDT & SSDT's in the root of your usb drive.

    6. Now copy and replace org.chameleon.boot.plist and smbios.plist in the Extra folder of the usb drive with the one's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack.

    Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting iATKOS ML2 usb bootable drive and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    7. Now just boot from usb drive and wait for Welcome screen.

    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Install iATKOS ML2 with the following customization Bootloader, FakeSMC, PS2 and deselect all other default customization.
     
    2. After successful installation restart and login to Windows 7 or 8 install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition Extra folder replace org.chameleon.Boot.plist & smbios.plist with the one's in XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist
     
     
    3. Now copy DSDT.aml and SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and paste them in the root of the lion Partition
     
    4. Now restart and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed )
     
    5. Now install 10.8.4 combo update, After completing installation don't restart, force quit the installer from Apple menu.
     
    6. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, FakeSMC.kext, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    7. Now install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kext utility.app just drag & drop all kexts on to kextutility.app.

    8. Now Install the latest Chameleon v2.2 boot loader ( Recommended ) and restart.
     
    That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps and benchmark with Geek bench you should get around 9750 for i7 2630 QM and 10,200 for i7 2670 QM.
     
    Known issues:
     
    1. Nvidia Optimus is not supported on OS X.
     
    2. Intel WiFI is not supported on OS X.
     
    Geekbench Scores:
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Snow Leopard 10.6.8 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1321498
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Lion 10.7.4 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1309442

    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Moungtain Lion 10.8.2 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1132559
     
     
    Check this link for updated kexts https://code.google.com/u/100047203370739496666/


    CREDITS:
     
    Thanks to Wen1 for Core i7 2670 QM SSDT.
     
    Thanks to Doix for Core i7 2630 QM SSDT
     
    Thanks to Captain Sarkar, TimeWalker75a et al. for Custom A.19 Bios.
     
    Thanks to Webcivilian for the DSDT patches.
     
    Thanks to Rehabman for the Kexts.
     
    Cheers

    XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack V3.zip
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from bomoogo in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus:
     
    WIP
     
     
     
     
     
    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide Using Retail or Mac App Store Image:

    PREREQUISITES:

    Download OS X 10.8.x Mac App Store Image file from known places.

    You need to have a working OS X.

    If you don't have a working OS X then use Oracle Virtual Box, create a guest Mac OS X and then install iATKOS ML2 with default customization.

    Setting up & Installing OS X in Virtual Box:

    Use latest version of Oracle virtual box, install it and also install latest virtual box extension pack.

    1. Open virtual box create a new virtual machine with your desired name and then select Mac OS X in type & in version select Mac OS X (64 bit).

    2. Set ram to 2048 MB

    3. Create a new virtual hard drive with VDI extension, dynamically allocated and finally save the 20 GB file to a safe place where you have at least 20 gigs of file space and finally create the new virtual machine.

    4. Now select the new just created virtual machine and click on settings, on the left pane select system, now under motherboard tab deselect floppy and move it down the boot order and now the most important step deselect or uncheck the Enable EFi ( Special OSes Only).

    5. Now in the left pane select storage, under Controller: IDE click on empty and on the right side in CD/DVD drive click on the CD icon and navigate to iAtkos ML2 dmg file, now click on Controller: SATA, check or select use host I/O cache, press ok.

    6. Now start the virtual machine, wait till welcome screen and from utilities use disk utility and create new MBR partition and format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and then install with default customization, no need to change anything.

    7. Wait till installation completes, mostly installation never succeeds and it should result in a kernel panic. Now close the virtual machine window by using the option power off the machine instead of send shutdown signal.

    8. Now again start the virtual machine, by default it loads iAtkos DVD, So either hit F8, select the partition and load it or simply deselect or remove iAtkos DVD from settings.


    Creating Bootable OS X 10.8.x USB From Virtual Machine or Existing OS X:

    1. In your working OS X open Disk Utility

    2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar

    3. Click the Partition tab

    4. Under Partition Layout click 1 Partition

    5. Click Options -> select Master Boot Record, then format as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled).

    6. Now attach InstallESD.dmg as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, if dmg file not recognized, then on Windows 7 or 8 use Ultra iso. place the dmg file and create an iso file ( no need to convert dmg to iso, just place dmg file inside a new iso file).

    7. Then attach the iso file as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, then copy the InstallESD.dmg file on to the desktop.

    8. Open the dmg file, then use show hidden files app and you can find hidden file BaseSystem.dmg, open it.

    9. Now go to disk utility and click on Mac OS X Base System, click the Restore tab then drag and drop your USB to destination and click restore.

    10. After restoring, go to /System/Installation. Delete the Packages link then create a new folder and name it as Packages.

    11. Now go back to Mac OS X Install ESD and copy everything inside the Packages folder to the Packages folder you have just created in the USB.

    12. Finally copy mach_kernel from Mac OS X Install ESD to the root of your USB.

    13. Now Copy OSInstall.mpkg from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall.mpkg in your USB ( /System/Installation/Packages/)

    14. Now Copy OSInstall from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall in your USB(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/)

    15. Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    16. Now install FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack into the USB with the help of kextwizard.app and then also fix permissions.

    17. Install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader on your USB.

    18.Now Copy the Extra, A19 DSDT and your System specific SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to root of your USB drive.

    19. Thats it all done and i don't see any problems in booting OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    20. Now just boot from USB and wait for Welcome screen.


    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Now install OS X 10.8.x to the partition you want, just make sure you format it to Mac OS X Extended ( Journaled ). If you want you can customize the installation based on your interest's and tastes or just go ahead with default customization which should install all features.

    2. Some times installation fails, dont worry just restart and login to Windows 7 or 8, install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition copy A.19 DSDT.aml, system specific SSDT's and Extra folder from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the root of the Mountain lion partiton. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

    3. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    4. Now Copy FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the Mountain Lion partition /System/Library/Extensions ( If you have access to OS X instead of Virtual machine then install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kextwizard.app and also install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader)

    5. Make sure you plug in the OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and now restart & select Mountain Lion partition and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed ).

    Note:

    Well your trackpad will not work, as we just copied VoodooPS2Controller.kext and their permissions are not fixed. So make sure you plugin an USB mouse but your laptop keyboard should work.

    6. Now from Mountain Lion desktop using kextutility.app just install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack ( Note: Existing FakeSMC.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext will be backuped and renamed with an extension bak, Well you can delete those files manually from /System/Library/Extensions).

    7. Now finally install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader.

    8. That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps.

    Note:

    If you have artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.

    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.


    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide using iATKOS ML2:

    PREREQUISITES:

    iATKOS ML2 DVD Method ( Easy Method for Newbie or Starter From Windows 7 or 8):

    If you are interested in using an iATKOS ML2 DVD then lets get started by creating a suitable iATKOS ML2 DVD for DELL XPS by using Transmac App on Windows 7 or 8.

    1. Download & Install latest transcmac app

    2. Open the app navigate to Options Menu select General Settings, Under this category select " Access fixed drives read/write ( use with caution)" and then restart the app.

    3. Now go to File menu select Open Disk Image and navigate it to your iATKOS ML2 DMG and select it.

    4. Now in the left pane of the transmac app right click on iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File) and select expand, it then asks to save the new expandable dmg file, just save it at a new safe location. Now it starts Expanding the image file. Once it completes expanding, it asks whether you like to open this new expanded dmg file or not, click yes and now you can find this new expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app just below the iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File). ( The reason why we are taking this move to expand the dmg file because the actual iATKOS ML2.dmg file is compressed so that we cant modify the image file, so we are expanding it, then we can modify the image file for placing our XPS 13, 14, 15 or 17 related files such as DSDT, SSDT etc)

    5. Now select the new expanded dmg image file, then select HFS+ Volume, Now in the right pane we will add DSDT.aml and SSDT's, just drag & drop DSDT & all SSDT files in to this right pane.

    6. Now open Extra folder delete the existing org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist and now drag & drop org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist.
     
    7. Now again right click on the expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app and select compress and save this dmg file to a safe location as this is our final modified iATKOS ML2 dmg file.
     
     
    8. After successfully saving the dmg image file it asks whether you like to open compressed dmg file or not, click yes and it can be seen in the left pane of the Transmac App.Now right click on this new dmg compressed image file, select Burn and start burning the New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 to the DVD.
     
    9. Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 DVD and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    10. Now just boot from DVD and wait for Welcome screen.

    iATKOS ML2 USB Method ( Folks interested in USB Fast Install prefer this method):

    If you are interested in creating & using an iATKOS ML2 Bootable USB, Then create it from any existing working OS X.

    if you dont have any existing working OS X then use virtualbox ( dont forget to install virtualbox extensions pack otherwise your usb will lead to a kernel panic) to create a guest Mac OS X and install iATKOS ML2 ( just install with default customization ) on the guest and once your on the guest os.

    1. Add your usb to virtualbox and then Open disk utility create a new MBR partition and format it with Mac OS X Extended Journaled.

    2. Now mount iATKOS ML2 dmg file in the guest os using virtual cd/dvd drive.

    3. In Disk utility select restore tab in that select iATKOS ML2 as source ( just drag and drop iATKOS ML2 on source) and select your usb drive as destination and start restoring.

    4. Once restore is complete, open safari go to kexts.com and download latest Chameleon v2.2 bootloader and install it on to the usb drive. Thats it you have a bootable iATKOS ML2 usb drive and now you can close the virtualbox app.

    5. Now back to Windows 7 or 8 host machine, install macdrive 8 and access your usb drive and place DSDT & SSDT's in the root of your usb drive.

    6. Now copy and replace org.chameleon.boot.plist and smbios.plist in the Extra folder of the usb drive with the one's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack.

    Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting iATKOS ML2 usb bootable drive and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    7. Now just boot from usb drive and wait for Welcome screen.

    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Install iATKOS ML2 with the following customization Bootloader, FakeSMC, PS2 and deselect all other default customization.
     
    2. After successful installation restart and login to Windows 7 or 8 install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition Extra folder replace org.chameleon.Boot.plist & smbios.plist with the one's in XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist
     
     
    3. Now copy DSDT.aml and SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and paste them in the root of the lion Partition
     
    4. Now restart and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed )
     
    5. Now install 10.8.4 combo update, After completing installation don't restart, force quit the installer from Apple menu.
     
    6. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, FakeSMC.kext, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    7. Now install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kext utility.app just drag & drop all kexts on to kextutility.app.

    8. Now Install the latest Chameleon v2.2 boot loader ( Recommended ) and restart.
     
    That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps and benchmark with Geek bench you should get around 9750 for i7 2630 QM and 10,200 for i7 2670 QM.
     
    Known issues:
     
    1. Nvidia Optimus is not supported on OS X.
     
    2. Intel WiFI is not supported on OS X.
     
    Geekbench Scores:
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Snow Leopard 10.6.8 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1321498
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Lion 10.7.4 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1309442

    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Moungtain Lion 10.8.2 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1132559
     
     
    Check this link for updated kexts https://code.google.com/u/100047203370739496666/


    CREDITS:
     
    Thanks to Wen1 for Core i7 2670 QM SSDT.
     
    Thanks to Doix for Core i7 2630 QM SSDT
     
    Thanks to Captain Sarkar, TimeWalker75a et al. for Custom A.19 Bios.
     
    Thanks to Webcivilian for the DSDT patches.
     
    Thanks to Rehabman for the Kexts.
     
    Cheers

    XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack V3.zip
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    mackyreddy reacted to webcivilian in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    @ WizP - Good to know that you got it working.
     
    1) For Battery you need my updated DSDT from the downloads section: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/32-dell-xps-l702x/
    1b) Also you need RehabMan's AppleSmartBattery kext. It is the Apple kext but patched to work with non apple batteries. Git: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Battery-Driver
    Download link: https://code.google.com/p/os-x-acpi-battery-driver/downloads/list
     
    2) For USB 3.0, uninstall the PXHCD.kext from System/Library/Extensions and install Zenith432's generic kext. Topic: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/286860-genericusbxhci-usb-30-driver-for-os-x-with-source/
    Download link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/genericusbxhci/files/
     
    3) If you will use my updated DSDT you will need A19 modified BIOS as well as update AppleHDA kext: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/files/file/24-applehda-for-alc665/
     
    Install the kexts using the latest Kext Wizard instead of the of provided in the Kext pack in the first page. Also make sure to delete the unnecessary kexts from S/L/E as they will no longer be needed after the above updates. The following kext can be removed if they were installed: AppleAPCIPlatform.kext, VoodooBattery.kext
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from bomoogo in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus:
     
    WIP
     
     
     
     
     
    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide Using Retail or Mac App Store Image:

    PREREQUISITES:

    Download OS X 10.8.x Mac App Store Image file from known places.

    You need to have a working OS X.

    If you don't have a working OS X then use Oracle Virtual Box, create a guest Mac OS X and then install iATKOS ML2 with default customization.

    Setting up & Installing OS X in Virtual Box:

    Use latest version of Oracle virtual box, install it and also install latest virtual box extension pack.

    1. Open virtual box create a new virtual machine with your desired name and then select Mac OS X in type & in version select Mac OS X (64 bit).

    2. Set ram to 2048 MB

    3. Create a new virtual hard drive with VDI extension, dynamically allocated and finally save the 20 GB file to a safe place where you have at least 20 gigs of file space and finally create the new virtual machine.

    4. Now select the new just created virtual machine and click on settings, on the left pane select system, now under motherboard tab deselect floppy and move it down the boot order and now the most important step deselect or uncheck the Enable EFi ( Special OSes Only).

    5. Now in the left pane select storage, under Controller: IDE click on empty and on the right side in CD/DVD drive click on the CD icon and navigate to iAtkos ML2 dmg file, now click on Controller: SATA, check or select use host I/O cache, press ok.

    6. Now start the virtual machine, wait till welcome screen and from utilities use disk utility and create new MBR partition and format it as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled) and then install with default customization, no need to change anything.

    7. Wait till installation completes, mostly installation never succeeds and it should result in a kernel panic. Now close the virtual machine window by using the option power off the machine instead of send shutdown signal.

    8. Now again start the virtual machine, by default it loads iAtkos DVD, So either hit F8, select the partition and load it or simply deselect or remove iAtkos DVD from settings.


    Creating Bootable OS X 10.8.x USB From Virtual Machine or Existing OS X:

    1. In your working OS X open Disk Utility

    2. Click on your USB drive in the left sidebar

    3. Click the Partition tab

    4. Under Partition Layout click 1 Partition

    5. Click Options -> select Master Boot Record, then format as Mac OS X Extended (Journaled).

    6. Now attach InstallESD.dmg as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, if dmg file not recognized, then on Windows 7 or 8 use Ultra iso. place the dmg file and create an iso file ( no need to convert dmg to iso, just place dmg file inside a new iso file).

    7. Then attach the iso file as VirtualCD/DVD to Virtual machine, then copy the InstallESD.dmg file on to the desktop.

    8. Open the dmg file, then use show hidden files app and you can find hidden file BaseSystem.dmg, open it.

    9. Now go to disk utility and click on Mac OS X Base System, click the Restore tab then drag and drop your USB to destination and click restore.

    10. After restoring, go to /System/Installation. Delete the Packages link then create a new folder and name it as Packages.

    11. Now go back to Mac OS X Install ESD and copy everything inside the Packages folder to the Packages folder you have just created in the USB.

    12. Finally copy mach_kernel from Mac OS X Install ESD to the root of your USB.

    13. Now Copy OSInstall.mpkg from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall.mpkg in your USB ( /System/Installation/Packages/)

    14. Now Copy OSInstall from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and replace the existing OSInstall in your USB(/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Frameworks/OSInstall.framework/Versions/A/)

    15. Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    16. Now install FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack into the USB with the help of kextwizard.app and then also fix permissions.

    17. Install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader on your USB.

    18.Now Copy the Extra, A19 DSDT and your System specific SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to root of your USB drive.

    19. Thats it all done and i don't see any problems in booting OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    20. Now just boot from USB and wait for Welcome screen.


    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Now install OS X 10.8.x to the partition you want, just make sure you format it to Mac OS X Extended ( Journaled ). If you want you can customize the installation based on your interest's and tastes or just go ahead with default customization which should install all features.

    2. Some times installation fails, dont worry just restart and login to Windows 7 or 8, install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition copy A.19 DSDT.aml, system specific SSDT's and Extra folder from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the root of the Mountain lion partiton. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist.

    3. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    4. Now Copy FakeSMC.kext & VoodooPS2Controller.kext from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack to the Mountain Lion partition /System/Library/Extensions ( If you have access to OS X instead of Virtual machine then install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kextwizard.app and also install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader)

    5. Make sure you plug in the OS X 10.8.x Bootable USB and now restart & select Mountain Lion partition and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed ).

    Note:

    Well your trackpad will not work, as we just copied VoodooPS2Controller.kext and their permissions are not fixed. So make sure you plugin an USB mouse but your laptop keyboard should work.

    6. Now from Mountain Lion desktop using kextutility.app just install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack ( Note: Existing FakeSMC.kext, VoodooPS2Controller.kext will be backuped and renamed with an extension bak, Well you can delete those files manually from /System/Library/Extensions).

    7. Now finally install latest Chameleon v2.2 Boot Loader.

    8. That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps.

    Note:

    If you have artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.

    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.


    OS X Mountain Lion Install Guide using iATKOS ML2:

    PREREQUISITES:

    iATKOS ML2 DVD Method ( Easy Method for Newbie or Starter From Windows 7 or 8):

    If you are interested in using an iATKOS ML2 DVD then lets get started by creating a suitable iATKOS ML2 DVD for DELL XPS by using Transmac App on Windows 7 or 8.

    1. Download & Install latest transcmac app

    2. Open the app navigate to Options Menu select General Settings, Under this category select " Access fixed drives read/write ( use with caution)" and then restart the app.

    3. Now go to File menu select Open Disk Image and navigate it to your iATKOS ML2 DMG and select it.

    4. Now in the left pane of the transmac app right click on iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File) and select expand, it then asks to save the new expandable dmg file, just save it at a new safe location. Now it starts Expanding the image file. Once it completes expanding, it asks whether you like to open this new expanded dmg file or not, click yes and now you can find this new expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app just below the iATKOS_ML2.dmg(Disk Image File). ( The reason why we are taking this move to expand the dmg file because the actual iATKOS ML2.dmg file is compressed so that we cant modify the image file, so we are expanding it, then we can modify the image file for placing our XPS 13, 14, 15 or 17 related files such as DSDT, SSDT etc)

    5. Now select the new expanded dmg image file, then select HFS+ Volume, Now in the right pane we will add DSDT.aml and SSDT's, just drag & drop DSDT & all SSDT files in to this right pane.

    6. Now open Extra folder delete the existing org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist and now drag & drop org.chameleon.Boot.plist and smbios.plist.
     
    7. Now again right click on the expanded image file in the left pane of the transmac app and select compress and save this dmg file to a safe location as this is our final modified iATKOS ML2 dmg file.
     
     
    8. After successfully saving the dmg image file it asks whether you like to open compressed dmg file or not, click yes and it can be seen in the left pane of the Transmac App.Now right click on this new dmg compressed image file, select Burn and start burning the New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 to the DVD.
     
    9. Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting New DELL XPS Friendly iATKOS ML2 DVD and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    10. Now just boot from DVD and wait for Welcome screen.

    iATKOS ML2 USB Method ( Folks interested in USB Fast Install prefer this method):

    If you are interested in creating & using an iATKOS ML2 Bootable USB, Then create it from any existing working OS X.

    if you dont have any existing working OS X then use virtualbox ( dont forget to install virtualbox extensions pack otherwise your usb will lead to a kernel panic) to create a guest Mac OS X and install iATKOS ML2 ( just install with default customization ) on the guest and once your on the guest os.

    1. Add your usb to virtualbox and then Open disk utility create a new MBR partition and format it with Mac OS X Extended Journaled.

    2. Now mount iATKOS ML2 dmg file in the guest os using virtual cd/dvd drive.

    3. In Disk utility select restore tab in that select iATKOS ML2 as source ( just drag and drop iATKOS ML2 on source) and select your usb drive as destination and start restoring.

    4. Once restore is complete, open safari go to kexts.com and download latest Chameleon v2.2 bootloader and install it on to the usb drive. Thats it you have a bootable iATKOS ML2 usb drive and now you can close the virtualbox app.

    5. Now back to Windows 7 or 8 host machine, install macdrive 8 and access your usb drive and place DSDT & SSDT's in the root of your usb drive.

    6. Now copy and replace org.chameleon.boot.plist and smbios.plist in the Extra folder of the usb drive with the one's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack.

    Thats it all done and i dont see any problems in booting iATKOS ML2 usb bootable drive and do keep it safe for future installations. ( No need of any kernel flags as we have edited org.chameleon.boot.plist in place)

    7. Now just boot from usb drive and wait for Welcome screen.

    Here's a Simple Guide To Install 10.8.x:

    1. Install iATKOS ML2 with the following customization Bootloader, FakeSMC, PS2 and deselect all other default customization.
     
    2. After successful installation restart and login to Windows 7 or 8 install MacDrive 8 ( Macdrive 9 works on Windows 8) and then access Mountain Lion partition Extra folder replace org.chameleon.Boot.plist & smbios.plist with the one's in XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack. Graphics mode is set to Full HD 1920x1080x32 by default, If you have smaller resolution say for example 1600x900 then copy & paste this string 1600x900x32 and then just replace it in org.chameleon.Boot.plist
     
     
    3. Now copy DSDT.aml and SSDT's from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack and paste them in the root of the lion Partition
     
    4. Now restart and complete the set up process and login to Mountain Lion desktop ( Kernel flags are no longer needed )
     
    5. Now install 10.8.4 combo update, After completing installation don't restart, force quit the installer from Apple menu.
     
    6. Now in this step we will delete all unnecessary kexts from System/Library/Extensions ( Reason: Less kexts leads to smaller kernelcache which indeed helps in quick boot and also at the same time reduces conflicts & kernel panics )

    Now Delete Accusys6xxxx.kext,AMDRadeon.kexts, AppleAVBAudio.kext, AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext, ApplePS2Controller.kext, AppleFWAudio.kext, AppleHDA.kext, Intel HD, Intel Hd 4000 ( Be careful dont delete 4 HD3000 kexts, AppleIntelFramebufferCapri.kext, AppleIntelSNBGraphicsFB.kext and AppleIntelSNBVA.bundle, we only need these 7 Graphic Kexts ), AppleMCP89RootPortPM.kext, AppleRAID.kext, AppleRAIDCard.kext, AppleSmartBatteryManager.kext, AppleThunderboltDPAdapters.kexts, ATI1300Controller.kexts, ATTOCelerityFC.kexts, FakeSMC.kext, GeForce.kexts, HighPointIOP.kexts, IOAudioFamily.kext, IOAVBFamily.kext, IOFireWireAVC.kexts, IOThunderboltFamily.kext, JMicronATA.kext, NVDANV100Hal.kexts, SM56KUSBAudioFamily.kext, SoftRAID.kext and finally delete the caches ( i mean delete kernelcache present in System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup )

    7. Now install all kexts from XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack using kext utility.app just drag & drop all kexts on to kextutility.app.

    8. Now Install the latest Chameleon v2.2 boot loader ( Recommended ) and restart.
     
    That's it all done Use HWMonitor.app to monitor CPU Temps and benchmark with Geek bench you should get around 9750 for i7 2630 QM and 10,200 for i7 2670 QM.
     
    Known issues:
     
    1. Nvidia Optimus is not supported on OS X.
     
    2. Intel WiFI is not supported on OS X.
     
    Geekbench Scores:
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Snow Leopard 10.6.8 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1321498
     
    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Lion 10.7.4 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1309442

    GeekBench Score DELL XPS 17 L702x Moungtain Lion 10.8.2 http://browser.prima...kbench2/1132559
     
     
    Check this link for updated kexts https://code.google.com/u/100047203370739496666/


    CREDITS:
     
    Thanks to Wen1 for Core i7 2670 QM SSDT.
     
    Thanks to Doix for Core i7 2630 QM SSDT
     
    Thanks to Captain Sarkar, TimeWalker75a et al. for Custom A.19 Bios.
     
    Thanks to Webcivilian for the DSDT patches.
     
    Thanks to Rehabman for the Kexts.
     
    Cheers

    XPS 17 10.8.x Kexts Pack V3.zip
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from humas in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Attached A.19 DSDT & SSDT's and Extra to the first post. Have fun.
     
    cheers
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from DoiX in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    @ JohnnyD
     
    Yup both DSDT's are consistent, Fn brightness keys patch has been included in Nvidia Off DSDT as well.
     
    @ Everyone
     
    If u guys are having graphics artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.
    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from DoiX in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    @ JohnnyD
     
    Yup both DSDT's are consistent, Fn brightness keys patch has been included in Nvidia Off DSDT as well.
     
    @ Everyone
     
    If u guys are having graphics artifacts then try to clear caches /System/Library/Caches, except for these 4 folders com.apple.bootstamps, com.apple.corestorage, com.apple.CVMS and com.apple.kext.caches delete any files present in caches folder. Then Delete any sub folders & files present in those 4 folders but do note don't delete Directories & startup sub folder in com.apple.kext.caches but delete the files inside these folders.
    Now days whenever I install OS X, i make sure i delete these things and then boot in to OS X, i never had any artifacts.
  21. Like
    mackyreddy got a reaction from Zpecter in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    Updated first post attachment with a new A.19 DSDT which has Fn Brightness keys patch and few other optimization fixes and also updated with IOWMIFamily.kext.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from Zpecter in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    uploading OS X 10.8.2 Pre installed image has been finished.Keep all files in one folder, then run zip file and extract.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from romturk in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    released new XPS 17 10.8.2 Kexts pack.
     
    By the way guys just found that Safari is broken on the Micro OS X 10.8.2 Pre installed image, Shall i remove the download links and upload a new version ? Or shall i release a patch where u can copy & paste the safari app into applications folder.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from webcivilian in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    If u have installed Captain sarkar & Timewalker75a 's Custom A.19 Bios, then we no longer need NullCPUPowermanagement.kext, all we need is Fakesmc, ApplePS2controller patched kext for Synaptics, Patched AppleHDA for ALC 665, Realtek81xx kext for Realt8ek Giagbit ethernet, pxhcd for usb 3.0. I will add a new kext pack and i am also uploading a pre installed 10.8.2 image.
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    mackyreddy got a reaction from raviji in Catalina 10.15.4 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus   
    @ raviji
     
    As u have requested I will add a more precise & smaller tutorial for creating a 10.8.2 Bootable USB from mac app store image and i will also add a Tutorial for creating a bootable iATKOS ML USB when it gets released.
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