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Updated 20 October 2015
-Added Troubleshooting section.
-Updated PDF File v1.1 20 october 2015


Run OS X El Capitan on a Dell Latitude E6320
This tutorial will describe the steps to install OS X El Capitan on a Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M.
If you find any mistakes or have something to improve then please send me a PM and i will update the tutorial.

A special thanks goes to Brian from Tech Erra, Jake Lo from OSX Latitude.com and Morpheousman for using parts of their tutorial

I am from The Netherlands so sorry for my bad English.

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1. Credits/Sources
Everything OSx86-related is a collaborative effort amongst people who enjoy doing these things, as well as those of us who enjoy tweaking and experimenting with things. Below are a list of sources used to compile this guide:

2. Requirements
Here are the requirements:

  • A Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M – This is necessary to install OS X El Capitan for this tutorial
  • A copy of Mac OS X – This can be in the form of an existing hackintosh, a virtual machine within Windows or Linux, or even a regular Mac. If you don’t have any of these things, then find someone who can help you out for a while. I prefer using a hackintosh with OS X Yosemite.
    Using an already working copy of Mac OS X either in a VM or a native hackintosh install is HIGHLY recommended.
  • A 8GB USB flash drive (or larger) – We’ll be copying the files to the drive appropriately, so make sure that you have a flash drive with enough storage space (8GB or larger).
  • A copy of OS X El Capitan – The method used by this guide requires that you have a copy of the OS X El Capitan Installation app, wich is available for free from the Mac App Store.
  • 30-60 minutes of time – Depending on how tech-savvy you are, this may be quick, or it may take a while.
  • An SSD or HDD to install 10.9 to – For me, I used a 250GB partition to install 10.9 to.
  • An Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor – For use with wifi Highly recommended. I use a TP-LINK TL-WN725N adaptor.
  • E6320.zipThis ZIP file contains everything that you need to get your flash drive properly prepared.

3. My Specs
My installation was successfully done on an Dell Latitude E6320 i5 2520M Laptop computer with the following specs.
NOTE: A Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor is recommended to use the full potential of OS Mavericks because the on board wifi doesn't work.

  • - Intel Core i5-2520M @ 2.5GHz, 3MB cache, Dual Core
  • - 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz RAM
  • - Western Digital 250GB HDD
  • - INTEL HD3000 Video
  • - Intel 825xx onboard network
  • - Bluetooth radio onboard (works OOB)
  • - IDT 92HDxxx HD audio onboard
  • - TL-WN725N Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor
  • - Apple Magic Trackpad (only @home)
  • - Apple Wireless Keyboard US (only @home)
  • - Apple Magic Mouse

4. Download OS X El Capitan
Start OS X Yosemite on a exsisting Mac or Hackintosh, to prepare your USB Flash drive.
Make sure to backup the files that are already on your USB Flash drive thru disk Utility in Mac OS X.

  • Open Mac App Store.
  • Login with your Apple ID.
  • Download OS X El Capitan
  • Done!

The application INSTALL OS X El Capitan will appear in /Applications.
5. Prepare Bootable USB Installer
Now, we need to prepare the USB Drive so that it will properly bootup on your PC.
I recommend using Chris1111'S app for creating your USB Installer. It is a great timesaver!

  • Download App Here[/url
  • Follow the instructions in the first Post for creating USB Installer.
  • Select Installer OS X El Capitan and Install in ESP (see image below)
  • Select Install. This step may take some time, good time to get a drink.
  • After App is finished, you will see a EFI Partition of USB installer on your desktop.
  • Open EFI Partition, then open EFI folder, copy and paste the Clover folder from the zip file, to the EFI folder, choose replace folder.
  • Download the latest version of Clover Bootloader and copy it to the root of your USB installer.
  • USB Installer is Done!

6. Bios Settings Dell Latitude E6320
Before we boot from the Dell Latitude we need to optimize the bios for OS X El Capitan.

7. Installing OS X El Capitan from your USB drive
Time for the fun stuff! We’ll now boot from your USB drive and install OS X El Capitan onto the Hard Drive.
Using a USB 4G flash drive will help things out quite a bit.

8. Adjust some settings in OS X 10.11

9. Installing The Clover Bootloader on Your Hackintosh
The following instructions may appear a bit oversimplified, but we are trying to keep it simple for first-time Clover Bootloaders users.

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10. Install Wlan driver for the TL-WN725N
The wireless lan on the Dell E6320 doesn’t work, therefore I use a Wireless N USB Nano Adaptor from TP-LINK.
The software is straight forward and installs without problems, the only thing is that after login the wireless
app starts up and you have must close it every time, therefore I have made a script to launch the program
after login and close it after 5 seconds.

11. iMessage & FaceTime Fix
You will need MLB and Rom numbers from a legit Mac device that is onthe mac server.
Run iMessage debug on a iMac, Macbook, etc and make a copy and paste of the Terminal output.

iMessage and FacTime should now both be working.
12. What's working?
Just about everything.
13. Finished!
You’ve successfully installed OS X El Capitan onto your Dell Latitude E6320.
TROUBLESHOOTING
14. BOOT 0 ERROR
If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following

15. 16 Message "attempted to boot into EFI while legacy is on".
Sometimes the above message will appear after formatting HDD and installing OS X.

run os x el capitan 10.11 E6320.pdf

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tryed on a dell 6220... i choose install from the usb and at 3/4 of the charge bar with the apple logo appears le simbol "proibition" for installer... any help? i've installed on usb with options "esp"

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tryed on a dell 6220... i choose install from the usb and at 3/4 of the charge bar with the apple logo appears le simbol "proibition" for installer... any help? i've installed on usb with options "esp"

Maybe it have to do with the DSDT and SSDT in folder acpi/patched remove it and start again with the USB to end in the installer. Are the specs of the 6220 the same as my specs writen in the guide !.

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My dell has

Intel Core i7 vPro-2620M 2.70GHz

 

Memory 8GB DDR3 (4GB + 4GB)

 

128GB SSD (solid state drive)

 

The dsdt file is where are written the hardware of PC? (Sorry, i'm new on Mac world) and because my specs are little different the installer does't start? Can you share a dsdt file with my specs? Thanks

 

Ps: i have mount a "Broadcom BCM43225HMB WIFI + BLUETOOTH" cause in the Yosemite guide was written to replace the default WiFi card with this One because the default was incompatible with mac osx

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ssprod, on 21 Oct 2015 - 04:17 AM, said:

Hello, thanks for this guide. Will this method work for an E6420 (Low Resolution)? 

Thanks. ssprod

Give it a try but first Always backup your files

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Kbeni, on 23 Oct 2015 - 11:13 AM, said:

Hi, what's up with 10.11.1 update?

Nothing just download the combo update and install

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Just followed the instructions and installed El Capitan to my E6320.

However when I downloaded El Capitan from the store it was 10.11.1.

Now when I want to install Clover or the Wifi drivers I get an error that the version is not compatible with my system.

Do I have to wait for new versions or can I force it somehow? The installation always fails :(

 

//edit:

I got it working by disabling SIP.

2 problems left. I can't install clover to the HDD. I followed the instructions but the EFI partition ends up empty. When I copy the folders manually it doesn't work either.

And does sleep work for anyone?

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at the end i succesfully installed osx el captain on my 6220 with everyting working... i have some issue

sleep mode work for short times.. if i put in sleep mode for a while and after a pair of minuts i wake up works.. if i leave for more time (more than 5 minuts) i need to shut down and on clover i have to force boot without wake.. any tips to solve this?

 

if i update to 10.11.1 i have to reinstall clover on efi partition? any way to try to update and if don't work proprely go back to 10.11? thanks

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I've installed el capitan but now I'm stuck on a problem where clover will not install on the el capitan hard drive it says install has encountered an error 

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I sorted it out by disabling SIP but for some reason clover installs into the el capitan partition instead of the EFI partition does anybody know why

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Finally finished it all i had to remove harddrive from laptop and plug it into my mac through a sata to usb adapter and install clover from the mac to the laptop harddrive then I put the harddrive back into the laptop and it all worked BUT THE WEBCAM AND SD CARD READER does not work which I think you forgot to mention so just saying as a heads up haha and thanks for great guide wouldn't of done it without it

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Finally finished it all i had to remove harddrive from laptop and plug it into my mac through a sata to usb adapter and install clover from the mac to the laptop harddrive then I put the harddrive back into the laptop and it all worked BUT THE WEBCAM AND SD CARD READER does not work which I think you forgot to mention so just saying as a heads up haha and thanks for great guide wouldn't of done it without it

 

Works on sd card reader on my e6420. Maybe worth a try.

VoodooSDHC.kext.zip

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I did successfully install 10.10 Yosemite on my Dell 6220. In case you want to try 10.11 El Capitan with DSDT/SSDT, you can extract them from the attached file.

 

 

SSDT needs to for exact same CPU. You do not state the CPU it was extracted for.

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i am on el captain 10.11 i want to upgrade to 10.11.2 any things to do or i have just to upgrade? is there any program to make an image of my actually hdd and then restore it if something goes wrong? thanks

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at the end i succesfully installed osx el captain on my 6220 with everyting working... i have some issue

sleep mode work for short times.. if i put in sleep mode for a while and after a pair of minuts i wake up works.. if i leave for more time (more than 5 minuts) i need to shut down and on clover i have to force boot without wake.. any tips to solve this?

 

if i update to 10.11.1 i have to reinstall clover on efi partition? any way to try to update and if don't work proprely go back to 10.11? thanks

Gigasonic: I am having the same exact problem you described with the installer.  The Apple logo appears in center of screen, the progress bar gets to about 3/4 completed, then the screen blanks and shows only a "prohibited" logo (circle with a slash through it) in the center of the screen.  I see you had the same problem but had to change some files DSDT/SSDT?  I have no idea how to do this or where the files are.  Can you provide some additional directions?

 

 

I have Dell Latitude E6320

i7-2620M

2.7 GHz

128 GB HDD

Intel HD Graphics 3000

1366 x 768 native resolution

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