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  1. This tutorial has been updated on GITHUB to 10.14 the tutorial on insanelymac got too fragmented for a simple forum thread and will not be updated, but still be used for discussion and hints, tips and tricks Dell XPS 15 (9550, Version of 2016) Sierra 10.13.1 Tutorial Before we start: this installation includes real time DSDT/SSDT patching from within clover. This is pretty easy to install. But it is NOT suited for people with no or only few knowledge in Hackintosh Systems. If you only know how to copy commands in your shell and you dont know what they're doing, then stop the tutorial and revert to windows or buy a real mac. Even if you get it running: this system is not failsafe and will be broken multiple times in its usage time, where you have to fix it without a tutorial. Optional steps are marked in GREEN, System dependent steps are BLUE English is not my mother-tongue and i'm writing this without proof reading, so please forgive my bad spelling If you've questions or something doesn't work: first check if you've done all steps of this tutorial! If yes: please read the whole thread (doesn't matter how long it is) before asking to prevent multiple questions. Additionally do a search in google and this forum. Credits: Many knowledge of "how to hackintosh a dell in the first place" by the tutorial of @Gymnae http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319766-dell-xps-9550-detailled-1011-guide/ Using many kexts and solutions from @RehabMan What's not working: Hibernation (works somehow, but high chance to destroy your whole data), Sleep works fine! SD-Card reader Killer 1535 Wifi (rarely used, need replace) nVidia Graphics card (Intel works) FileVault 2 (full HDD encryption) Requirements: one working MAC OS X Enviroment 16GB USB Stick (larger is sometimes not bootable and/or requires advanced partitioning) MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1 installation file from the app store (redownload, just in case) Knowledge in PLIST editing USB Harddrive for backup - you'll loose all data on your computer! Step 1: Prepare Installation Use the existing Mac to download the Sierra installer from the App Store and create a bootable USB stick with CLOVER. You can do this with the App "Pandora's Box" of insanelymac (use google for download link), which is pretty easy to use. Optional: check if your SSD can be switched to 4k sector size. This prevents NVMe corruption. See https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/blob/10.13/4k_sector.md After you've finished you need to download the Dell XPS 15 specific configurations for clover. Link: https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/archive/10.13.zip and unzip this file or checkout git directly: git clone https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX.git You only need the folder 10.13, you can delete the 10.11. I'll refer to this folder by "git/" Now mount the hidden EFI partition of the USB Stick by entering diskutil mount EFI Inside the terminal. Mac OS will automaticly mount the EFI partition of the USB stick, but just in case: make sure it really is Overwrite everything in the CLOVER folder of the partition EFI with the content of git/10.13/CLOVER. If your PC has a Core i5 processor, you'll have to modify your config.plist in EFI/EFI/CLOVER/: search for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000. If you could use the 4k sector patch, replace the config.plist with the 4kconfig.plist. If you use a hynix device and you didnt do the 4k sector switch, you'll have to add the following patch to your config.plist <key>Comment</key> <string>IONVMeFamily Pike R. Alpha Hynix SSD patch</string> <key>Disabled</key> <false/> <key>Find</key> <data>9sEQD4UcAQAA</data> <key>Name</key> <string>IONVMeFamily</string> <key>Replace</key> <data>9sECD4UcAQAA</data> Go into the EFI Configuration (BIOS) of your Dell XPS 15: Also disable the SD-Card Reader to reduce the power consumption drastically. Insert the stick on the Dell XPS 15 and boot it up holding the F12 key to get in the boot-menu and start by selecting your USB-Stick (if you've done it correctly it's named "Clover: Install macOS Sierra", otherwise it's just the brandname of your USB-Drive). You should get to the MacOS Installation like on a real mac. If you're asked to log-in with your apple-id: select not now! Reason: see Step 5. Step 2: Partition and Installation INFORMATION: after this step your computer will loose ALL data! So if you haven't created a backup, yet: QUIT NOW! Dont install macOS yet. Select the Diskutil and delete the old partitions. Create a new HFS partition and name it "OSX". If you want to multiboot with Windows 10, then you'll have to create a second partition, too (also HFS! Dont use FAT or it will not boot! You have to reformat it when installing Windows). Make sure to select GUID as partition sheme. Close the Diskutil and install OSX normally. You'll have to reboot multiple times, make sure to always boot using the attached USB stick. So dont forget to press F12. After the first reboot you should see a new boot option inside clover, which is highlighted by default. Just press enter. If you only see one, then something went wrong. Step 3: Make it bootable After a few reboots you should be inside your new macOS enviroment. You can always boot into it using the USB stick. Remove the USB drive after successful bootup. Enter diskutil mount EFI in your terminal, which should mount the EFI partition of your local installation. install git/Additional/Tools/Clover_v2.4k_r4003.pkg. Make sure to select "Install Clover in ESP". Also select to install the RC-Scripts. This should install the Clover Boot System. Now copy everything from git/10.13/CLOVER to EFI/CLOVER like you did before by creating the usb stick. (if you had to modify the config.plist in step 1, do it here, too). Your system should be bootable by itself. Reboot and check if your system can boot by itself. Step 4: Post Installation Because all DSDT/SSDT changes are already in the config.plist, you dont need to recompile your DSDT (albeit i suggest doing it anyway to make your system a lil bit more failsafe, see gymnaes El-Capitan tutorial for more informations). So we can skip this part and go directly to the installation of the required kexts. Open a terminal and goto the GIT folder. sudo cp -r ./Post-Install/LE-Kexts/* /Library/Extensions/ sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.bak 2> /dev/null sudo mv /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.bak 2> /dev/null sudo ./AD-Kexts/VoodooPS2Daemon/_install.command Now you'll have to replace the config.plist. Because you'll install modified kexts you'll HAVE TO replace the config.plist in your installation. Otherwise your PC will not boot anymore. diskutil mount EFI replace EFI/CLOVER/config.plist with git/Post-Install/CLOVER/config.plist. Again: if your PC has a Core i5 processor, search the config.plist for the Key ig-platform-id: 0x191b0000 and replace it with 0x19160000. OPTIONAL (in case you've audio problems): AppleHDA has some problems after Wake-Up. You'll have to plug in a headphone to get your speakers working again. You can use VoodooHDA instead, which breaks the headphone jack most of the time, but makes the rest much more stable. sudo rm -r /Library/Extensions/CodecCommander.kext sudo rm /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/SSDT-ALC298.aml then remove from your config.plist from the key "KextsToPatch" the elements "AppleHDA#1" to "AppleHDA#7". Install the package: git/Post-Install/AD-Kexts/VoodooHDA-2.8.8.pkg i also suggest moving some of the kext from EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13 to /Library/Extensions. It's just more stable. Finalize the kext-copy by recreating the kernel cache: sudo rm -rf /System/Library/Caches/com.apple.kext.caches/Startup/kernelcache sudo rm -rf /System/Library/PrelinkedKernels/prelinkedkernel sudo touch /System/Library/Extensions && sudo kextcache -u / sometimes you'll have to redo the last command if your system shows "Lock acquired". OSX 10.12.2 removed the posibility to load unsigned code. You can enable this by entering sudo spctl --master-disable If you're using the 4K monitor, you'll have to copy the UHD enabling kexts to your clover directory: sudo cp ./Post-Install/AD-Kexts/UHD-Kexts/* /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/kexts/10.13/ To enable GPU acceleration: Edit your clover config file again and remove the following block from it: To prevent getting in hibernation (which can and will corrupt your data), just set the default sleep mode to "suspend to ram" (sleep) instead of "suspend to disk" (hibernation) sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 To get HDMI Audio working: Search for your Boarrd-ID in the config.plist and open /S/E/AppleGraphicsControl.kext/contents/plugin/AppleGraphicePolicy.kext/contents/info.plist with a texteditor. Search for your board-id in there and change the value of it from "Config2" to "none" OPTIONAL (alternative power management): the whole power management is done by intels speed step technology (HWP), which is enabled in the clover config. If you want to let OSX manage the power management, you'll have to do these steps: sudo cp ./Post-Install/CLOVER/ACPI/optional/SSDT.aml /EFI/EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched/ then open the config.plist (/EFI/EFI/CLOVER/config.plist) and change <key>HWPEnable</key><true/> to <key>HWPEnable</key><false/>. Step 5: iServices (AppStore, iMessages etc.) WARNING! DONT USE YOUR MAIN APPLE ACCOUNT FOR TESTING! It's pretty common that apple BANS your apple-id from iMessage and other services if you've logged in on not well configured hackintoshs! If you want to use the iServices, you'll have to do some advanced steps, which are not completly explained in this tutorial. First you need to switch the faked network device already created by step 4 to be on en0. Goto your network settings and remove every network interface. sudo rm /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/NetworkInterfaces.plist Reboot, go back in the network configuration and add the network interfaces (LAN) before Wifi. You also need to modify your SMBIOS in the config.plist of Clover in your EFI partition with valid informations about your "fake" mac. There are multiple tutorials which explain how to do it like "http://www.fitzweekly.com/2016/02/hackintosh-imessage-tutorial.html". It's possible you have to call the apple hotline to get your fake serial whitelisted by telling a good story why apple forgot to add your serial number in their system. (aka: dont do it if you dont own a real mac). I personally suggest using real data from an old (broken) macbook. Step 6: Upgrading to macOS 10.13.2 or higher / installing security updates Each upgrade will possibly break your system! (Update: after the latest updates in this tutorial the system should be update-proof.) Step 7: Fixes / Enhancements / Alternative Solutions / Bugs See: https://github.com/wmchris/DellXPS15-9550-OSX/blob/10.13/Tutorial_10.13_Step7.md Afterword and fixes as i said before: this is not a tutorial for absolute beginners, albeit it's much easier then most other tutorials, because most is preconfigured in the supplied config.plist. Some Dells have components included, which are not supported by these preconfigured files. Then i can only suggest using Gymnaes tutorial which explains most of the DSDT patching, config.plist editing and kexts used in detail and use the supplied files here as templates. Warning: Some people have reported multiple data losses on this machine. I suggest using time-machine whenever possible! If your device is detected as "Model Name: Apple Device", see: http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/319764-guide-dell-xps-15-9550-sierra-10122-quick-installation/page-13?do=findComment&comment=2362337 If you want to save the settings of the display brightness: downgrade to clover 3899, in the never versions the nvram restore is broken. USBInjectAll is not intended for permanent use. You should check which USB are really required to be injected and modify your DSDT/SSDT. 4K Touchscreen only: Multitouch can be achieved with the driver from touch-base.com, but it's not open source - costs > 100 $ Not a bug: if you REALLY want to use the 4K Display natively and disable the Retina Mode (max 1920x1080), see: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/macbook-pro-retina-display-faq/macbook-pro-retina-display-hack-to-run-native-resolution.html Tutorial Updates 27. March 2017: UHD Kexts added, replaces perl command 23. March 2017: 4k sector tutorial against NVMe corruption added 7. March 2017: Suggestion to disable the SD Card Reader for reduced power consumption 4. February 2017: Dell SMBIOS Truncation workaround added 23. January 2017: Hynix SSD fix added 31. December 2016: USB-C Hotplug Fix and USB InjectAll Removed 28. December 2016: NVMe SSDT Spoof precreated, FakeID already preset in installation config.plist. VoodooHDA added as alternative to SSDT-ALC298 patch as well as color coding in tutorial 22. December 2016: FakeSMBios added Accessories Appendix: The official Dell adaptor DA200 (http://accessories.euro.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=at&l=de&s=dhs&cs=atdhs1&sku=470-abry) works completly on Sierra 10.2.2. You can use the Network, USB, HDMI and VGA. Everything is Hot-Pluggable a cheap 3rd party noname USB-C -> VGA adaptor didnt work you can charge the Dell with a generic USB-C Power Adaptor, but USB-C has only a maximum power of 100W, so it's either charging OR usage, not both. Dont forget you need a special USB-C cable (Power Delivery 3.0) for charging.
  2. macOS-Mojave-XPS13-9350 Hello, this is a simple guide to get OS X 10.14 working on any XPS 13 9350 model This guide uses files from (@syscl) (albeit edited) and full credit to him for the Deploy.sh and DSDT patches. However, his Clover folder is unbootable with Mojave and thus has been redone. However, his Deploy is still retained but edited to remove some DSDT patches that break things on Mojave I did my best to keep the guide simple and for the most part it is, it's inteded for the 6200U non iris but should work with others. (credit @syscl) Issues Wake up via lid is hit or miss (sometimes needs key press) SD Card slot Restarts don't work (endless black screen while turning off but still on) Usage Notes USB Devices eject upon sleep (USB Patches via Deploy were major issue) Changing board number via Clover Config doesn't work always unless serial is changed (No idea..) Audio is controlled via VoodooHDA however prefpane is not nessacary. Never tested USB C anything. Charging should be fine however I'm not sure about others, don't personally use it) What Works Everything else! Setup Notes The new AFPS file system must be used, there is no way to avoid it. Has no noticeable adverse effects except slower boot time It is difficult to repartition AFPS drives and resize them, recommend clean install or you could have one partition smaller than your hard drive that can't be increased unless reformatted Although Volumes will be converted, keep drive as GUID BIOS Settings Set all SATA operation as AHCI Disable Secure Boot, Fast Boot For Coil Whine improvement disable C-States Enable UEFI Booting (Disable Legacy if easily confused) Recommended: Clean Install (Preinstall steps) Download latest Mojave version from Mac App store (Register AppleID as developer, enroll your mac, download the preview from the link onsite or google for detailed instructions. Make Bootable media (google how or download app to do it, it's just a terminal command) Download the Latest Clover revision (currently using r4568) and install it to your USB as UEFI and ESP (no need for drivers) Copy The contents of this Github repository into your EFI folder on the USB (Mount the EFI Partition via clover config, efi mounter, etc.) (No Boot Folder in EFI) If you have the same XPS Model as me you can use stock ACPI patched files (6200u, hd 520, 3200x1800,) if not delete contents of both folders (origin, patched) and will fix later via @syscls modified deploy) Installing Mojave (Clean Install) Boot PC off the USB, select your Installer as your Boot drive from clover menu config is currently set to FAKESERIAL and -v. I believe (@syscl's) deploy generates serial # information Once installer is loaded, go to disk utility and format as a GUID Partition Table with whatever partitions you want (Don't format whole drive to afps make sure it's GUID) Run the Mojave installer to the drive wait for it to finish, then turn off) From Clover, select the name of the Mojave Partition (not preboot, recovery, etc.) and not your USB stick either From here the installation will continue. DO NOT CLICK ON MOUSE OR KEYBOARD (crashes installer shortly after at least for me) Post Install (Clean Install) Reboot off your USB once again, load up your Mojave drive. First Boot will take long, if your using my ACPI files (from @sysl's deploy, edited) and have same model you should have everything out of box (except wifi) Regardless, run through the installer and set it all up. (without acpi) At this point screen should be fine, mouse, keyboard, no wifi should be present or bluetooth. No brightness control as well. go to terminal to mount EFI or via clover Config, EFI Mounter, etc, of both USB and the internal disk Copy and REPLACE the EFI folder from the USB into your hard drive. Unplug your USB and reboot and you should be able to boot without the USB now Turn off PC, boot into clover. Don't select a drive and press F4 and Fn+F4 a few times, wait a few seconds, then boot back to the drive Plug back in the USB, mount it's EFI, and run the modified Deploy Script on your Hard Drive EFI partition After deploy is finished, there will be VoodooI2C error as I deleted it from Kexts, for me it breaks Trackpad and Keyboard. For now will be using VoodooPS2. After Modded Deploy You should have no Internet at this point, the following next steps should resolve that. However, your Brightness, lidsleep, USB, bluetooth should be working Using your favourite Kext Installer (Put it on a USB or something to get it on the PC), install (credit @Rehabman's) FAKEPCIID and FAKEPCIID_Broadcomm texts that are included in the ManualKexts Folder Then run "Sudo kextcache -i /" from terminal, reboot, then run it again. By this point your wifi should be fixed, and everything should be done Post Install Notes Your welcome to transfer whatever other kexts you want to S/L/E, personally I leave them in the CLOVER Folder injected. Doing upgrade via mac app store is similar, just partitioning hard drive is harder. Apart from that same process essentially, not recommended Credits Credit Hackintosher.com for basic patches (although @syscl) covered some Credit to @syscl (clearly...) Credit to @Rehabman Credit to @syscl Kexts, and his contributers. ex. Lidwake.kext (although not fully compatible) Support Your welcome to open any issues on this thread, I personally have little DSDT knowledge so I will do my best to help! Thanks for Reading! - This is a clone from my GitHub, the link to the repository is below with all files https://github.com/tlefko/macOS-Mojave-XPS13-9350 - I would really like to hear everyone's experience trying this guide so please let me know in the comments how it worked for you, if you plan to try it, etc.
  3. XPS 15 (L502X, Early 2011) Placa Mãe: Dell System XPS L502X Intel Core i5-2430M CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2395 MHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 525 Intel HD Graphics 3000 Galera, faz uns dias que estou tentando instalar.. mas tudo em vão.. gostaria que vocês me ajudassem, eu não tenho acesso a nenhum dvd original ou mac. coloco o cd do boot #####... troco pelo que gravei a .iso e ele some não reconhece. se vou direto e não aperto F5 troco cd do boot claro pelo cd com a iso, da esse erro gostaria que me ajudassem do zero, porque não sei o que fazer.
  4. Recently I've tried to install ML on my XPS 14 using the iATKOS ML3U (UEFI computers). 1. I downloaded the official torrent; 2. Burned [iATKOS_ML3U.dmg] to my USB flash drive using TransMac (as recommended); 3. Set the computer to UEFI enabled, SATA AHCI; 4. Tried with and without Virtualization ON; 5. Secure boot OFF. The problem is: When I try boot the USB I get stuck in a black screen, I can't even see Apple Logo, Bootloader, nothing. I just turn on the computer and then I only see this black screen. Any hints?
  5. Hi guys, my machine has this specifications: Model: XPS L421X CPU: Intel Core i7 3rd generation Chipset: Intel HM77 Express Chipset Memory: 8GB USB: 2 v3.0 VIDEO: Integrated Intel HD 4000 / Discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 630M Storage: SSD 120 GB Display: 1600x900 (900p) Complete specifications are here My problem is this: I boot with this options: -v GraphicsEnabler=Yes dart=0 nv_disable=1 When the load is finished the screen goes to Video mode and load the interface of the installer at language selection. Here the video change to a higher resolution and the screen is inoperable...the mouse and the interface response but is buggy all the video environment. Is there any option to load and use the installer only with the Intel 4000 card? Thanks,
  6. Hi all, I recently successfully completed a dual boot with macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and Windows 10. I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 with 4k, i7, 32gb, and SK Hynix 1TB SSD. I've got pretty much everything working, however there are a couple issues I'd like help resolving if possible: #1 - I have a Dell U3818DW (38" ultrawide with built-in usb hub/"kvm"). The monitor works great over the usb-c cable! Full 3840x1600 resolution with no issues, and the usb hub/kvm works as well. I can use my keyboard and mouse no problem. The issue then is when the laptop goes to sleep... when I wake it up, the monitor works fine but the keyboard and mouse (really, the monitor's usb ports) are dead and replugging it does not fix it. The monitor will come back, the USB hub shows up under the "card" icon, but the inputs are not recognized. Built-in keyboard and mouse are unaffected. Any thoughts on this? I disabled Wake for Wifi Network Access as I've heard that causes issues, but it has no effect on this issue. #2 - I've got an Apple Watch that I use to unlock a real (late 2012 with updated wifi card) macbook pro and an i7-4790k/ASUS Maximus VII Hero-based hackintosh with an apple bcm94306 mini-pci card (with the full-size pci-e adapter + 4 antennas). I can unlock these after coming back to them with no issues. The XPS, on the other hand, stalls and stalls for about 10 seconds and then finally just shows the password box. I read somewhere that disabling Wake for Wifi Network Access can help with this, but it was already disabled when I enabled the Apple Watch unlock feature. I've tried going to the login window via the user switcher and it won't attempt apple watch unlock, so I don't know how to test if it's a sleep (bluetooth+wifi?) issue or not. #3 - Not really an issue per-se but does the trackpad support on these laptops just suck? None of my multitouch stuff works. Scrolling with 2 fingers works, 2-finger right clicking works OK, but nothing with 3 fingers works except exposé and that only works 1 of 5 tries. Cursor jumps around wildly if I accidentally rest my finger on it while another one is moving, too. I tried the extra kext in the @KNNSpeed thread but it seemed to make things worse.
  7. lightskreen

    Dell XPS 13 9343 Touch thread

    Specs: Intel i5-5200u Processor 8 GB's of Memory Intel HD 5500 Graphics 3200x1800 Display 256 GB SSD Dell DW1560 (BCM4352) Wireless with builtin bluetooth Dell Precision Trackpad Touchscreen (HID device) 6 Cell battery (?) What's working: Everything mentioned above aside from some quirks. What's not working: Screen freezes after 5ish minutes of usage. It varies from reboot to reboot. Looks like it's graphics-related because if I wait to reboot the system, the graphics get garbled after the freeze. ​Brightness keys. I'm using rehabman's voodoops2controller kext and it works well but the brightness keys are not working yet because I have yet to figure out how to apply it. It seems like it's similar to how it works on Haswell HP Envy's where it uses 1 method for both keys but the patch doesn't work even after changing the method name to _Q66 and it still results in an error.
  8. When i shutdown the computer - it shuts down and after a few seconds it turns on again. It's like i've clicked on restart, instead of shutdown. I'm using clover on Dell XPS 430, Intel Xeon X3210, Nvidia Geforce 9600GS. Previously, with Yosemite, i was using Chameleon and didn't have that problem. I haven't patched my DSDT. I also checked Fix Shutdown in clover when booting, but this didn't fix it. Here is my config.plist config.plist.zip I've been trying to fix that problem for a days with no success so any help will be appreciated!
  9. phantomrenegade

    need help with DSDT on dell xps 14z 2308els

    i have installed mavericks on a 100gb partition using niresh usb installer. heres my specs: 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-2430M Dual-Core 6GB of DDR3 RAM 500GB 7200rpm Hard Drive Integrated Intel HD 3000 Graphics 14" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display 1366 x 768 Native Resolution SuperMulti DVD Burner 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) everything went well, i can boot into mavericks or windows using easybcd but i need to fix a few things. i don't think sleep works since if i close my lid or hit sleep mode it just turns black and ends up restarting the computer. i don't have a battery indicator, just a battery sign with an X going through it. optical drive doesn't work but thats minor. wifi card doesn't work but I'm going to use a wifi dongle for mac. i would like to use a DSDT file then i guess which from what i read makes everything better? i don't know to much about dsdt either so information is much welcome. i have extracted my dsdt if anyone could help me. compiling it raw also gives errors. dsdt.dsl.zip
  10. OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 on Dell XPS 15Z [L511z] I have spent many hours on getting OS X to run smoothly on this laptop and now I’ve done it, I’m going to share what I did, because I ran into many many problems. What’s not working: * The eSATA/USB 2.0 port works perfectly (haven’t tested eSATA) but the two USB 3.0 ports only work correctly with mass storage and mouse/keyboard. However they do work at USB 3.0 speed. * Wifi doesn’t work * Multitouch doesn’t work * Haven’t bothered trying to get sleep, Bluetooth or card reader to work. * HDMI out doesn’t work * You need to boot with -f Backup your entire disk with something like Clonezilla http://clonezilla.org/ because it is easy to mess things up—the first time I installed Lion I accidentally deleted my Windows 7 100mb boot partition and needed to restore it. Feel free to use my DSDT (attached) and kexts. I've given the sources for them where I can. I'm using 10.8 here, best of luck if you have a 10.8.2 install 1. Prepare your drive so that you have room for an HFS+ Mac partition. If you’re going to wipe everything, it won’t matter, but if you’re running Windows or Linux then resize your partition. I used GParted. http://gparted.sourc....net/livecd.php Also please note that you must install OS X onto a primary partition and you can only have a maximum of 4. (your Windows installation most likely has a 100mb system reserved partition as the boot partition) 2a. Using an OS X machine, prepare the installer. We are doing a completely vanilla install. Follow this guide’s Part 2 http://www.insanelym...-for-beginners/with these variations: * format the disk as MBR, not GUID (2.A part 5) (Dell BIOS will NOT boot GUID) * Follow step 2D Use a MacBook Pro 8,2 SMBIOS. 2b. In addition to the suggested kexts, you MUST use a DSDT otherwise you will get a grey striped screen when you’re supposed to get the install GUI. Copy my DSDT (dsdt.aml) into the root directory of the USB drive. (This is my extracted XPS 15z DSDT with a few modifications—the errors and warnings fixed, the DualLink DTGP patch applied, HPET allocations, an audio patch and possibly some other minor things I can’t think of.) You also must use the PS2-Synaptics-Keyboard-32+64 kexts from here http://www.osx86.net..._ps2_32-64.html otherwise the keyboard/trackpad will not work. 3. Reboot the machine with the USB drive in the eSATA/USB 2.0 port and a USB mouse in a USB 3 port. Although I have got it to boot with the drive in one of the USB 3.0 ports it’s not worth the hassle. Boot from USB and hopefully you will see Chameleon. Boot the installer with the –v flag. Hopefully you’ll get into the GUI. If you get a kernel panic, it will be DSDT related—extract your own DSDT and apply the DualLink patch. If you get stuck on “Still waiting for root device”, ensure that you’ve plugged the USB drive into the eSATA/USB2 port. 4. Run the install, and when you finish, open up the terminal from Utilities->Terminal. Now we need to copy the extensions and DSDT so we can boot up. Type these (assuming your Mac volume is called OS X) cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/NullCPUPowerManagement.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/FakeSMC.kext /Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/AppleACPIPS2Nub.kext/ Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ cp –R /System/Library/Extensions/ApplePS2Controller.kext/ Volumes/"OS X"/System/Library/Extensions/ 5. Now reboot onto the USB stick but this time select your OS X partition rather than the USB stick. Boot with the -v -f -x flags. You must use the –x flag because the installation will not boot without the safe mode flag at this stage, and I always get the root device error without -f. Don’t know why. 6. Fix graphics—whilst in safe mode, go to /System/Library/Extensions and DELETE all nVidia kexts (you can back them up if you want). Also delete AppleIntelHDGraphics.kext. This should fix your graphics issues—I believe the graphics not working are related to the second nVidia graphics card. Reboot back onto the USB stick and select the OS X installation again (don't forget -v -f). 7. Install Chameleon or Chimera from within OS X. Also create an SMBIOS like you did before. You may run into an issue I had with my hard-drive where Chameleon can’t install the boot sector properly. In this case you’ll have to use the Terminal in the install and use this method: http://www.macbreake...oot0-error.html This method didn’t work for me until I unmounted the volume for I ran dd. (Type diskutil unmount “OS X” first.) 8. If dual booting, go into Windows and modify your BCD with EasyBCD http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/ so you can dual boot with OS X. 9. If you are having display glitch problems, use an EDID override http://www.insanelym...splay-problems/ and also update to FakeSMC 4.2 – this helped a lot for me. 10. Fix USB 3 –install PXHCD.kext from http://www.osx86.net...pxhcd.kext.html Use Kext Helper to install kexts from now on or copy and then use Disk Utility to repair permissions. 11. Fix audio http://www.insanelym...-inspiron-1464/ If you’re using my DSDT, the DSDT patching has already been done. 12. Fix Ethernet– AtherosL1cEthernet.kext http://www.osx86.net...ernet.kext.html 13. Fix battery— VoodooBattery http://www.osx86.net...ttery_lion.html That’s it! Enjoy, and let me know if you know how to fix any of the rest of the issues. XPS 15z.zip
  11. I have Dell XPS L501x -Intel i7-740 -nVidia 430m Guys I am going to upgrade from Lion to ML. I have bought the app from mac store. Can I just upgrade the hackintosh with it ? [i mean just opening the app & letting it to do that work]. If not, what all kernel flags I have to use while installing ? and from where I can get kexts for it ? Can I use kexts of Lion ? Thank you !!
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