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  1. AppleHDA for ALC282

    Sound is working beautifully now. I am a hobbyist in audio production, and to my ears it is a huge difference. You just saved me from the expense and inconvenience of a USB adapter for better sound - as well as helped me gain a better understanding of clover and kexts in general. 10x Thanks!
  2. This discussion has been moved to : https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?61354-OS-X-Yosemite-10-10-3-on-ASUS-G750JM-G750JS-and-G750JZ-(osx86)
  3. Hi, I am importing this thread from another site, as it seems to be stagnating there. This is a great laptop and available super cheap from dell outlet (got mine for $311 shipped after using coupon from dell outlet twitter), and thought it was worth sharing. This laptop is more solid-feeling and less creaky than my Toshiba, and cheaper to boot. I am currently working on this install myself. Apolgies in advance to osxlatitude users, but I think this can do more good posted on this site. The original thread, fyr: http://forum.osxlatitude.com/index.php?/topic/2836-how-to-dell-inspiron17-3721-fully-working/ (quoted from Hibernian56 on osxlatitude): This is my first guide, although I have built several hackintosh's following other peoples guide, I thought it might be a good time to give back to the community as I found NOTHING for this great bit of kit online. So bear with me... I did this build for a friend of mine, but I would highly recommend the hardware, it's an excellent laptop. Dell Inspiron 17 (3721) 17.3" HQ display Core i3 4gb 500gb HD Working: OSX 10.8.3 Webcam Graphics Sleep Ethernet Battery indicator / charge level Wifi & Bluetooth (requires changing the mini card under the keyboard, a 2 minute job) HDMI out (no idea can't check) Sound (Using VoodooHDA 2.8.4) Trackpad (No gestures as VoodooPS2 won't work after sleep) Very stable for a couple of days now. Method: Bios Preparation: 1. Make sure the laptop is plugged in... 2. Power on and hold down F2 to enter BIOS setup 3. Use the arrow keys to go to the Boot menu 4. Use the down key to move to Secure Boot and press enter 5. Select Disabled 6. Use the down arrow to move to Load Legacy Option Rom and press enter 7. Select Enabled 8. Use the down arrow an move to Boot List Option and press enter 9. Select Legacy 10. Press F10 to save and exit 11. Let the machine reboot and press F2 at the Dell logo 12. Use the arrow keys to go to the Boot menu 13. Use the arrow keys to move to LEGACY BOOT and press enter 14. Use the arrow keys and select Hard Drive 15. Press F5 or F6 to change it's position to top of the boot order 16. Press F10 to save and exit 17. Switch off the laptop for now Done. OS Preparation: 1. Get a friend with a working Mac or Hackintosh 2. Create a standard OSX installation USB key or USB hard drive using the many guides available... 3. Very Important: Copy the GenericUSBXHCI.kext file to /Extra/Extension folder on the USB installation Drive, otherwise you will get a number of different cryptic errors, most notably "still waiting for root device" 4. Make a folder called ++Tools on the USB installation drive 5. Copy all of the attached files into this folder. This will save a lot of pain later Done WIFI Preparation: 1. Buy an Atheros AR5B197 from eBay (or AR5B195 works too and is apparently cheaper) 2. Follow this guide to remove the keyboard http://www.insidemyl...iron-17r-n7110/ 3. Disconnect the two antennae and whip out the old WIFI card, its held in with one screw 4. Put the new card in, secure with the screw and connect the antennae 5. Replace the keyboard Done Installation: NOTE: This will completely erase your Windows 8 installation, there is no going back from here. Be warned, be careful. 1. Connect the USB installation drive to the laptop 2. Turn on the laptop 3. Press F12 at the Dell logo 4. Let the installer load to the Welcome screen 5. Get a cup of coffee (me I prefer beer, but I'm Irish) 6. Select your language and click the small arrow at the bottom 7. At the top of the screen you will see a menu for Utilities click it 8. Click on Disk Utility 9. Your main drive should say 500.11 GB etc. and be coloured grey (it will have several partitions listed below it), the USB drive is coloured orange 10. Click on the Main drive (the top grey drive) 11. Click on the tab to the right where it says Erase 12. Make sure Mac OS Extended (Journaled) is selected 13. Change where it says untitled and name the new drive Macintosh HD 14. Click on the Erase... button 15. On the menus at the top click where it says Disk Utility 16. Click where it says Quit Disk Utility 17. Install OS X should appear again, click the Continue button at the bottom 18. Click Agree to the Software Licence Agreement. If you are bored read it. 19. You should see a big picture of you Macintosh HD drive, click on it, a green arrow should appear 20. Click Install button at the bottom 21. Get another cup of coffee / beer. This takes about 20 minutes. 22. If the screen goes grey during installation, don't panic its just the screen saver, press the spacebar once to check progress. 23. When the machine restarts select the Macintosh HD drive and press enter Done System Set Up: 1. Hopefully if all went well you should see the Welcome screen 2. Select your country and press Continue 3. Sect your keyboard and press Continue 4. Select My computer does not connect to the internet and press Continue 5. When you see Your Internet Connection just press Continue 6. A warning pops up, just press Continue 7. The Transfer Information... screen pops up, select Not Now and press Continue 8. Agree to the Software Licence Agreement 9. Name your computer and user account then press Continue 10. Select your country and press Continue 11. Select Start Using Your Mac Done Post Installation NOTE: Using Chameleon caused huge issues, especially with the CPU not being discovered. I edited this guide to instal chimera (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) from multifail, once I did that EVERYTHING worked perfectly. 1. Nearly there. 2. Click on the desktop, and then under the Finder menu at the top click Preferences... 3. Select Hard Disks under Show these items on the desktop 4. Go to the ++Tools folder on your USB installation disk 5. Download multifail and double click the multifail.pkg file 6. Go to the Boot Loaders section and install chimera (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) select nothing else. This will instal the boot loader and quit when finished. 7. In the ++Tools folder double click the ShowHiddenFiles app and select Show Special Files quit the application 8. Copy the Extras folder in the ++Tools folder of the USB installation drive to the root of Macintosh HD 9. In the ++Tools folder double click the Kext Wizard icon and click on the Installation tab 10. In the S/L/E folder inside the ++Tools folder and drag its contents onto the Kext Wizard window 11. In Kext Wizard click where it says System/Library/Extensions and click Install 12. Type in your password and press OK give it a minute or so 13. When it says Done click OK and click on the Maintenance tab 14. Select all 6 boxes, make sure Macintosh HD is selected and press Execute. This takes about 10 minutes. It asks you for your password towards the end, enter and press OK 15. Get a beer. Quit Kext Wizard 16. Eject your USB installation drive 17. Fingers crossed, and press the power button select Shutdown Done Final Step - Remove boot0: error 1. We need to do this final step due to the way the hard drive has been set up day 1 2. Restart and hold down F12 for Boot Options and select USB Storage Device and hit enter 3. Select the USB Installation drive and press enter 4. Select your language and then select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu at the top 5. Unmount Macintosh HD and quit Disk Utility 6. Select Terminal from the Utilities menu at the top 7. In the Terminal window type in diskutil list 8. Locate Macintosh HD and copy the identifier beside it, mine was disk0s2 yours will be in a similar format 9. In Terminal change directory to the ++Tools folder i.e. type in cd /Volumes/Install OSX/++Tools 10. In Terminal type ls to verify you can see the boot1h file 11. In Terminal type dd if=boot1h of=/dev/identifier 12. Restart the laptop Done Sound I have used Voodoo 2.8.4 and got sound working. This MUST be done in conjunction with using the chimera (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) boot loader rather than Chameleon. DSDT I have attached working DSDT & SSDT files as part of the Extra Folder installation. A BIG THANK YOU to Dinesh for his help here. EDITS: Made a small edit to the WIFI section to avoid confusion. --Can only attach 10mb here, so use this link: http://wikisend.com/download/106804/++Tools.zip And quoted from mikeguru on osxlatitude regarding mavericks: Since Apple recently released OS-X 10.9 "Mavericks", I decided to see if I could get it working on my Dell 17-3721. Since this had been done successfully by "hibernian58" and myself with earlier versions of OS-X, I'm not going to re-hash that info. here. As mentioned in previous posts, my only hardware change was to replace the Dell 1704 WiFi/Bluetooth module with an Atheros AR5B195. Instead, I will tell you that I have successfully installed Mavericks on an external USB hard drive, and then subsequently "cloned" it to my Dell's OS-X partition (using CCC), after I had first BACKED UP all my data to another external USB HD, also using CCC. As outlined in a previous post, I am running a dual-boot setup of Windows 8.1 and Mac OS-X. In order to ensure the least amount of problems, I COMPLETELY ERASED my Dell's OS-X partition and did a CLEAN INSTALL of Mavericks on it, using an 8 Gig USB flash drive prepared using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]. NOTE: This did NOT require me to disturb my Windows 8.1 install in any way! Since I have a dual-boot system partitioned as MBR format, I could not use the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] USB drive without first modifying it to work on that Partitioning scheme (see link on how to modify it to install to an MBR partition HERE). Once the MBR patch was applied, I was able to install Mavericks on my OS-X partition using the modified [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] flash drive. NOTE: After installing Mavericks, It is necessary to re-boot with the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] flash drive inserted, and then run [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], which I downloaded and copied to the [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] drive, prior to beginning the install. This is necessary in order to be able to Boot from the OS-X partition. (You could probably get it to boot by just installing chimera (chameleon, stolen and rebranded) at this point). You may also have to perform the steps outlined HERE to fix the "boot 0 error" problem. When I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], I did not change any of the "Default" settings, since I planned to use the "Extra" folder from my previous ML install on this Dell. (This was done to save time and to see if the files from the previous ML install worked, including the custom DSDT files and misc. Kexts provided by hibernian58 - THEY WORKED, with some minor changes I'll elaborate on later). After I ran [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url], but BEFORE I re-booted, I copied my entire "Extra" folder from my ML backup to the OS-X Mavericks HD. (I have attached Zipped versions of my entire Extra folder and the MODIFIED Kexts from my S/L/E folders to this Post, in case someone want to try using them - NO GUARANTEE THEY'LL WORK FOR YOU, but it might save you some time/hassles). NOTE: If you're going to install ANY Kexts in your S/L/E folder BE SURE to always do it via Kext Utility! Bad things can (and will) happen if you try installing them by "drag-and-drop" - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!! (NOTE: I customized a few of the files in the Extra/Themes/Default folder so I get some "Star Fleet" graphics when I boot up - you can edit these as you see fit...) Here's what WORKS: - Ethernet (after installing RealtekR1000SL Kext) - WiFi (after installing IO80211Family, IOath3kfrmwr, IOBluetoothFamily, and IOUSBFamily Kexts) - WebCam (only tested in FaceTime at present - worked without installing/modifying any Kexts) - USB - Trackpad (I can FINALLY disable the stupid "tap-to-click" feature, which I DESPISE!) - Sound (after installing VoodooHDA 2.8.2 "Patch" - see attached file) - Battery in Menu Bar (after installation of VoodooBattery Kext) - App Store (after performing "Fix" outlined in attached file) Here's what DOESN'T work (yet) in Mavericks: - Bluetooth - SD Card Reader - HDMI Out - Sleep Since I have several USB mice, it's not a big deal that Bluetooth doesn't work - this will be solved in the near future, if not by me, then by one of the other clever folks here. I also have plenty of external USB SD Card readers, so this isn't important to me right now either. I haven't tested HDMI out with an external monitor yet, but it didn't work in ML, so I assume it's still not working in Mavericks. Sleep (the screen shuts off when I close the lid, but it is not really going to "Sleep" - will fix later). If you have this Dell laptop, let us know when you install Mavericks, and what problems/fixes you encountered. Attached Files - use link: http://wikisend.com/download/501428/++tools2.zip
  4. [Guide] Dell Inspiron17 3721

    Just checked back at Dell outlet, looks like there are more 3721's for $310 before taxes. Get it before the coupon expires on the 17th!
  5. [Guide] Dell Inspiron17 3721

    Just bought one of these last night for $326 including tax and shipping from Dell outlet. They have a 20% off coupon that expires on the 17th . Code is W$T8$VV2BKK12D from http://www.dealigg.com/story-Dell-Coupons-Dell-Coupon-Code and go to http://outlet.us.del...s=22&l=en&s=dfh The cheap ones are gone right now, but check back. Bought mine at 4am It makes this not only one of the very cheapest 17" laptops you can buy anywhere, period, but also one that has the newer i3 processor 3227u with lower power consumption than 3110m, LED, and happens to run OS X beautifully. To top it off, I can play Splinter Cell Blacklist smoothly on it, albeit on low settings! You should also be able to overclock these with the Intel Extreme app. I know I double posted on osxlatitude.com, but it is mainly for selfish reasons: the more of us that have this gem of a laptop running OS X, the more likely it is that we can keep running it!
  6. Not sure what the problem could be. If all else fails, I would just install OS X - don't partition your drive for Windows at all. You can always resize and partition it later.And, of course, mark the drive as "active" or "bootable" using gparted or similar software. Then you should be good to go.Alternately, you might just have a bad installation dvd - maybe trying downloading / burning again, at 1x speed? Hope that helps The torrent that has lots of seeders and is 2 gigs or so - that's the right one. I have not had luck with the r2 release - so beware of that. Hopefully there will be a 10.5.2 release available soon.
  7. By the way, thanks to Superhai for modding the usb kext so we have sleep! I was close to selling my vostro and getting a used macbook pro, but with sleep working, it feels more like a real mac!
  8. I wasn't aware that there is an AppleUSBEHCI.kext by Superhai - the only one I have is PCGenUSBEHCI.kext. I deleted AppleUSBEHCI.kext from my system's folder. Sleep and USB are both working, so changing ownership in Terminal, seemed to do the trick. Is there supposed to be AppleUSBEHCI.kext included with the download from Superhai?
  9. I did get sleep working, and my usb ports are responsive. However, I should add that I had to run this command in Terminal to change ownership for PCGenUSBEHCI.kext: sudo chown root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/IOUSBFamily.kext/Contents/Plugins/PCGenUSBEHCI.kext - even after repairing permissions. Worth noting, methinks!
  10. I got sleep working by replacing IOUSBFamily.kext, as modified by superhai. However, none of my usb ports are working. Does anyone know if there is a way around this? EDIT: I did not realize that I was only replacing one .kext file within IOUSBFamily.kext! I just swapped out the whole file - and I was wondering why their size was so different! So make sure to just replace AppleUSBEHCI.kext with PCGenUSBEHCI.kext, and nothing else!
  11. Can you post a link for the sleep fix? edit - found it, have added it to the guide. I've been in "sleep mode" myself in regards to this guide. By media keys, do you mean the play / pause / volume buttons on the front? Because they already work after patching the sound. Also: I updated to 10.5.2, but did not install the Leopard Graphics Update, as it toasted my display the last time. Do you know if there is a safe way to do the update, that will actually improve x3100 performance? Thanks!
  12. I have just made some revisions to the guide - check it out if you need help with getting sound working or dual-booting with Windows. Again, we still need to sort out the sleep issue, and update the x3100 graphics, as it is a little sluggish when checking FPS in video games. But workable for now!
  13. Actually, if you apply the Leopard Graphics Update without editing, it will cause a black screen with the x3100, at least in my experience. Is there a way to update x3100 to the newer opengl engine and kext without usingg the Leopard Graphics Update? I haven't been able to find a clear solution.
  14. Hey guys, I hope your Inspirons and Vostros are running nicely! If you have any new information on updating the x3100 graphics, or on getting sleep to work correctly, post it here! I am planning to do a major re-write of this guide at some point in the near future. I would like to gather any useful facts first, and make a really comprehensive, all-in-one solution for Inspiron 1420, 1520, 1720, as well as Vostro 1400, 1500, and 1700 - along with other notebooks that have similar configurations. Thanks! -Kristoff