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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.

 

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Hi, a lot of the guide should work, except you would need to patch brightness as well as lid sleep yourself. However, if you follow there rest of the guide most of the other things should work! Let me know if you have any other questions, or if it works. Delete the APCI folder from your CLOVER folder 

 

Cheers,

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Hi tlefko,

 

I followed all steps of the “preinstall steps”. I copied all files of your github folder inside the EFI folder in the EFI partition overwriting everything that was already there, but I get the following message at startup “Attempting system restart...” when start system at verbose mode. I don’t reach the installation screen.

 

Any idea what is happening?

 

Thank you.

 

Regards,

Jose

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Hello, could you attach your EFI partition?
 

Also, any idea what the last error message is?

 

Sorry for the late reply @joseferre

Okay, I figured out the issue. You need to make a new folder called EFI in your EFI partition, then copy the contents of EFI into the new EFI folder.

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@maz-1 That's useful information. My knowledge in patching isn't that great. Any clue how to implement that to the build?

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On 11/22/2018 at 12:59 AM, tlefko said:

@maz-1 That's useful information. My knowledge in patching isn't that great. Any clue how to implement that to the build?

 

Edit: I made a hotpatch setup based on the-darkvoid's xps 13 9360 guide, no need to dump and patch dsdt, which makes the installation much easier.

 

https://github.com/hackintosh-stuff/XPS9350-macOS

 

everything works except:

* card reader. with Sinetek-rtsx and latest openbsd changes, the memory card can be seen by diskutil, but unable to mount.

* type-c hotplug works, but still need to be detached before sleep and wakeup. And according to xps 15 users, thunderbolt hotplug is probably borken as well.

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IMG_3725.thumb.jpeg.1a68baec2b221acc3d1b39a093080638.jpegIt continues to loop the (240s): 'IntelFBClientControl', 'ApplePS2MouseDevice" for 3 counts then starts the count over again. Please help

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Hi Guys I know this post is a tad "old" but I must admit that I need some assistance.
New to this site but I do have experience with desktop hacktintosh before, BUT I have never tried to set up a a laptop before.  The past 2 days i've been trying to get to the installer without any luck on my Dell XPS 9350 i5-6200u with intel-520 and FHD screen.

The BIOS settings of the laptop is: SATA set as ACHI
Fastboot disabled
SecureBoot Disabled
UEFI boot enabled

 

Also to be noted is that I'm currently using the CLOVER 2.4 r4871 version and the BIOS is updated to 1.9.0.

The attached pictures and EFI folder should be an exact representation of the instructions for this setup, at post#1.

Short after the "Couldn't alloc class "VoodooI2CHIDevice" the installer crashes with the classic "stop sign" thingy.

Any ideers on how to proceed ?
Thanks in advance guys !

EFI.zip

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Hey all,

 

I've got the same issue about that "busy timeout: IntelFBClientControl" which won't go away. I've made a dedicated post about that issue here: https://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/337971-xps-9350-mojave-intelfbclientcontrol-timeout-framebuffer

This is really not meant as a bump! I just dont want to type all of this again, since I guess that I already did my best to describe my issue. I hope that's okay! :)

 

I would love to get my Hackintosh running, any help is appreciated!

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@HeadKnockr -- try my suggestion, let me know the result. we can continue to evaluate

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Hi Hackintosh Community! Please advise...

 

1. My specs:
Dell XPS 13 9350 | i5 6200U | Intel HD 520 Graphics | 3200x1800 Display | 8GB RAM | 256GB Samsung SSD | Dell Bios 1.12.2


     2. My Story:


I've been trying to install OSX Mojave 10.14.6 on this machine and am stuck in a weird spot.


I was following this same guide.Created Clover USB using a Virtualbox VM as I don't have access to a real Mac. It booted just fine the first time to the installer, with everything working fine (mouse, keyboard) apart from Wifi which was expected. The UI was scaling well too meaning the graphics were working.


I formatted my drive and the installation began but about 5 mins in, the screen turned black/grey and stayed there. So, I rebooted thinking to start over but now for some reason the installer does not even start. It would neither continue from the SSD using the USB nor through the USB partition itself for the installation to start afresh.  It always reboots saying Attempting System Restart... and then reboots.


Tried multiple guides for Mojave for this XPS but it always does the same reboot.
Thought it was an issue with Mojave, so I made a High Sierra USB and switched to this guide and Clover folder: https://github.com/tlefko/OSX-XPS13-9350


But same reboot loop issue. Some pictures of the verbose output (for High Sierra) are attached at the bottom.


I've tried changing USBs from 3.0 to 2.0, tried multiple guides and Clover folders, but still the same result. This leads me to believe the issue lies somewhere else. I have set the BIOS as advised in the guides btw.


Can you guys debug what the issue can be? It booted fine the first time. What gives? If you need anymore info, I will be happy to help. The Clover folder is the same as in the github account linked above.


 

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On 11/5/2018 at 5:56 AM, joseferre said:

Hi tlefko,

 

I followed all steps of the “preinstall steps”. I copied all files of your github folder inside the EFI folder in the EFI partition overwriting everything that was already there, but I get the following message at startup “Attempting system restart...” when start system at verbose mode. I don’t reach the installation screen.

 

Any idea what is happening?

 

Thank you.

 

Regards,

Jose

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Did you solve it? I have the exact same issue and verbose output.

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On 2/29/2020 at 12:48 PM, saadi93 said:

Hi Hackintosh Community! Please advise...

 

1. My specs:
Dell XPS 13 9350 | i5 6200U | Intel HD 520 Graphics | 3200x1800 Display | 8GB RAM | 256GB Samsung SSD | Dell Bios 1.12.2


     2. My Story:


I've been trying to install OSX Mojave 10.14.6 on this machine and am stuck in a weird spot.


I was following this same guide.Created Clover USB using a Virtualbox VM as I don't have access to a real Mac. It booted just fine the first time to the installer, with everything working fine (mouse, keyboard) apart from Wifi which was expected. The UI was scaling well too meaning the graphics were working.


I formatted my drive and the installation began but about 5 mins in, the screen turned black/grey and stayed there. So, I rebooted thinking to start over but now for some reason the installer does not even start. It would neither continue from the SSD using the USB nor through the USB partition itself for the installation to start afresh.  It always reboots saying Attempting System Restart... and then reboots.


Tried multiple guides for Mojave for this XPS but it always does the same reboot.
Thought it was an issue with Mojave, so I made a High Sierra USB and switched to this guide and Clover folder: https://github.com/tlefko/OSX-XPS13-9350


But same reboot loop issue. Some pictures of the verbose output (for High Sierra) are attached at the bottom.


I've tried changing USBs from 3.0 to 2.0, tried multiple guides and Clover folders, but still the same result. This leads me to believe the issue lies somewhere else. I have set the BIOS as advised in the guides btw.


Can you guys debug what the issue can be? It booted fine the first time. What gives? If you need anymore info, I will be happy to help. The Clover folder is the same as in the github account linked above.


 

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Hey @Snakkemand, send me a pm if you're still interested I'll try to help you out, I think it's an outdated driver for the hard drive

On 2/29/2020 at 1:00 PM, saadi93 said:

Did you solve it? I have the exact same issue and verbose output.

Feel free to shoot me a message, like I said I believe it could be an issue with the hard disk driver. I also released an updated guide which may help :)

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Hey guys so I've seen there's a lot of issues with these files (mainly as there to specific for certain models, would you be interested if I released a more general one? I'm happy to do it. Currently I'm running Mojave on my model

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On 3/21/2020 at 1:08 AM, tlefko said:

Hey @Snakkemand, send me a pm if you're still interested I'll try to help you out, I think it's an outdated driver for the hard drive

Feel free to shoot me a message, like I said I believe it could be an issue with the hard disk driver. I also released an updated guide which may help :)


Hi, thanks for the help. I figured out the issue. The kernal panic was related to the stock DW 1820A wifi card inside. It appeared above as BRCM.NIC in backtrace. I disabled the chip in bios and it booted fine.

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13 minutes ago, saadi93 said:


Hi, thanks for the help. I figured out the issue. The kernal panic was related to the stock DW 1820A wifi card inside. It appeared above as BRCM.NIC in backtrace. I disabled the chip in bios and it booted fine.

wow that's a great find, I never would've thought of that as I used the DW1560. That's great work!

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12 minutes ago, tlefko said:

wow that's a great find, I never would've thought of that as I used the DW1560. That's great work!

You should add this as a pre-install step in your new guide for any newby, like me, who is too broke to get a DW1560 and instead goes the route of cheap USB Wifi dongle :D.

It would really help. I was stuck with this for weeks without any clue from anywhere (one place which I can't recall but that did not mention this BRCM.NIC kernel panic being caused because of the chip not being disabled).

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      Make sure that your system matches my system description above (including BIOS version, Wi-Fi card, BIOS settings) If performing an upgrade from Mojave or a previous version of Catalina, backup your Mojave or Catalina partition! (Carbon Copy or similar) Download Catalina Installer Download DosDude Catalina Patcher Use DosDude Patcher to create Catalina USB Installer Delete LegacyUSBInjector.kext (we're using @RehabMan's USBInjectAll.kext with custom SSDT) and delete SIPManager.kext (CLOVER is managing SIP) from Catalina USB Installer's /Library/Extensions folder Copy all but the FakeSMC sensor kexts in E6410-Catalina.zip (attached) LE folder to the Catalina USB Installer /Library/Extensions (copy all kexts (including FakeSMC.kext) but not the FakeSMC sensor kexts) Install CLOVER Bootloader (Legacy) on USB Installer using the EFI in the E6410-Catalina.zip (attached).  Use the CLOVER configuration specified below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Reset your Latitude E6410 NVRAM by doing the following (this may be important if you're making changes to your existing EFI and won't hurt anything if you're not making any changes) turn-off your laptop remove A/C power and main battery press and hold the power button for 30 seconds restore A/C power and battery Boot your Latitude E6410 from the Catalina USB Installer that you created in steps 5-8. Select "Reinstall macOS" (note that I have existing installations of Mojave and High Sierra on my Latitude E6410, so it's possible that this menu item changes to "Install macOS" if you don't have any previous macOS installations). Select your Catalina destination partition (which will be your Mojave or previous Catalina partition if you are upgrading) After the Catalina Installer reboots the first time, boot from the "macOS Installer" partition on the disk that you selected as your Catalina destination (not the macOS installer on the USB) After the Catalina Installer reboots the second time, boot the Catalina macOS Installer on the USB Select the Post Install Patcher utility Select only the following Post Install Patches (no other patches / options) Install Patch Updater Legacy Video After the Post Install Patcher reboots,  boot from the newly installed (or upgraded) Catalina partition and complete the macOS configuration Remove these kexts (if they exist) from /Library/Extensions: LegacyUSBInjector.kext, LegacyUSBVideoSupport.kext and SIPManager.kext If you are performing a fresh installation of Catalina: Install CLOVER (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) on your boot disk and configure EFI using files in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip.  Use the CLOVER configuration below.  Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values. Install all kexts in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip LE folder to your /Library/Extensions folder. Copy HWMonitor from the application folder in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip to your Applications folder. Install VoodooHDA (I installed using the Classic method) Skip to Step 21 If you are upgrading from a previous version of Catalina using the instructions from this thread or from Mojave that you installed using the instructions here: Replace 3rd-party kexts in EFI/Clover/kexts/Other with those in the attached EFI folder.   Replace EFI/Clover config.plist with the attached config.plist (Be sure to replace the XX-MASKED-XX parameters in the attached config.plist with your own values) Replace EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched with the files in the attached EFI/Clover/ACPI/patched Replace 3rd-party kexts in /Library/Extensions with those in the attached LE folder Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions Re-install VoodooHDA if necessary (I installed using the Classic method for Catalina) Ensure PROPER kext installation: If you're manually installing kexts in /Library/Extensions, make sure that you execute the following (in terminal) cd /Library/Extensions sudo chown -R root:wheel *.kext sudo chmod -R 755 *.kext sudo kextcache -i / After you execute 'sudo kextcache -i /' you should observe that ALL kexts are allowed.  If not, your kext directory attributes are probably incorrect.  Repeat kext installation and try again. Reboot from your new/upgraded Catalina partition Welcome to macOS Catalina! Change the keyboard type to ISO (System Preferences > Keyboard > Change Keyboard Type) Swap the Command and Option keys (System Preferences > Keyboard > Modifier Keys) Set hibernatemode: In terminal, execute sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0 sudo rm -f /var/vm/sleepimage sudo touch /var/vm/sleepimage sudo chflags schg /var/vm/sleepimage  
      Version Info at the time of this writing:
      Catalina Installer 10.15.6 CLOVER r5119 DosDude Catalina Patcher: v1.4.4 Lilu.kext 1.4.5 AirportBrcmFixup.kext 2.0.7 (not yet included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive.  Get latest version here) BrcmFirmwareData.kext 2.5.3 BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext 2.5.3 BrcmPatchRAM3.kext 2.5.3 IntelMausi.kext 1.0.3 (Not IntelMausiEthernet.kext)
      EFICheckDisabler.kext 0.5
      VoodooHDA.kext 2.9.2 v15 (NOT AppleALC)
       
      What is not working (that was working in Mojave)
      SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext which caused system freeze on wake)  
      Known Issues and Their Solutions
      (Not yet included in E6410-Catalina.zip archive attached to Post #1) There is a new version (2.0.7) of AirportBrcmFixup.kext here.  I hadn't noticed any issues with version 2.0.6, so this updated kext will be included in a future update to the E6410-Catalina.zip archive attached to this first post. (Solved - no further work required) Clover r5118 requires the config.plist key <key>NoDefaultProperties</key><false> to permit macOS to boot with Clover's "Inject Nvidia" = True.  See details here.  config.plist in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive includes this change. (Solved - no further work required) EFICheck is loaded.  Solution is to install EFICheckDisabler.kext which you can get here.  EFICheck.kext is included in the attached E6410-Catalina.zip archive. (Solved - no further work required) Some users experience display issues.  The solution is to remove Device (PNLF) from the DSDT.  Use the attached DSDT.  Removal of PNLF will disable sleep on lid closure.  Device (PNLF) can be added without modifying the DSDT by enabling the Clover PNLF ACPI patch.  The attached Clover config.plist enables the PNLF DSDT patch.  Disable the Clover PNLF patch if you experience display issues. (Solved - no further work required) USB sleep/wake power IORegistry keys are not injected (not included in Mojave's or Catalina's IOUSBHostFamily.kext).  Solution is to added SSDT-USBX.aml to EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched.  The attached SSDT-USBX.aml includes USB sleep/wake properties for MacBookPro6,2 from High Sierra 10.13.6 IOUSBHostFamily.kext. (No solution yet) Brightness slider does not work in System Preferences > Displays.  Brightness is easily controlled with Dell brightness keys.  There is some work on this later in this thread, but I will not be solving this as I'm content with the Dell brightness keys (and Ambient Light Sensor works to auto-adjust brightness). (No intention to solve) Display Settings in System Preferences are "garbled" when bright slider is visible.  This is a known issue with the legacy graphics patch and does not affect laptop operation. I continue to refine the DSDT and CLOVER config.plist to optimize my Latitude E6410 for multi-booting between various macOS versions (High Sierra, Mojave and Catalina at the time of this writing). If you upgrade your Latitude E6410 EFI using my attached EFI, you may find that your Latitude E6410 is stuck in a boot-loop that ends in a white screen and reboots.  Clear your system by doing the following: turn off your laptop, remove A/C power, remove the main battery, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, restore A/C power and battery, boot normally.  I have only found this to be necessary (very rarely) after making an EFI change, but you may find it helpful if making kext changes in /Library/Extensions as well. (Solved - no further work required) Brcm firmware does not update when using BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext in /Library/Extensions.  Solution is to install BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext in E/C/k/O with Clover "Inject Kexts" = YES. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop does not sleep when closing lid.  Solution appears to be a combination of adding Notify (LID0) code to Method (BTNV) and adding Device (PNLF) in the DSDT. I am using the same EFI for High Sierra 10.13.6, Mojave 10.14.6 and Catalina 10.15.3 and it works in all three macOSes. (No solution yet) No SD Card Slot (had to remove VoodooSDHC.kext) - I read somewhere that there is a solution that does not require any kexts (just a DSDT edit).  Haven't yet implemented this fix. (Not a problem that needs to be solved - leaving for historical purposes.  I am running Catalina without this.) - IOHWControl does not load under GFX0 (as observed in IORegistryExplorer).  Solution (if it needs to be solved) is to install AppleHWSensor.kext from a DosDude-patched Mojave /S/L/E in Catalina's /L/E.  Copy and install your own or use the kext attached to this post. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi connection is delayed until a minute or so after boot - Use VoodooHDA and NOT AppleALC (Solved - no further work required) External USB ports do not work after waking from sleep (S3) - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Boot and shut-down time of Catalina is slower than Mojave - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Wi-Fi is not immediately available at OS startup - Upgrade Lilu.kext and replace BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM2.kext (in /L/E) with latest BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareRepo.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. (Solved - no further work required) Laptop freezes on wake - Remove VoodooSDHC.kext from /Library/Extensions  
      Tips for Improved Performance (on this and other older systems)
      System Preferences > Spotlight > Search Results: Uncheck all options System Preferences > Spotlight > Privacy: Add all Volumes System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce motion" System Preferences > Accessibility > Display: Check "Reduce transparency"  
      Other tips
      If your fan is always running and temps are good, try pressing Fn + z (I haven't noticed this issue for a while since I completed DSDT edits for Mojave, but keeping this here for historical purposes)  
      CLOVER Installation: Use these configuration options (These configuration options configure Clover for LEGACY BIOS - NOT UEFI)
      Install Clover in the ESP Boot Sectors Install boot0af in MBR Clover for BIOS (LEGACY - NOT UEFI) booting Clover EFI 64-bits SATA BIOS Drivers, 64-bit Recommended drivers FSInject File System drivers ApfsDriverLoader Install RC scripts on target volume Themes Choose your desired theme Install Clover Preference Pane After clicking "Continue", if prompted with "This Clover package is incompatible with this version of macOS," install anyway  
      After CLOVER installation is complete Copy the following from the attached E6410-Catalina.zip ACPI patched contents config.plist (change XX-MASKED-XX values to your own) kexts/Other (remove all other kext folders) Remove christmas and new year folders from themes (if present)  
      Screenshots
       
      Credits
      Thanks to those who contributed to my Mojave solution and to the DosDude team (for the incredible macOS patchers), I think this Catalina installation was the easiest macOS installation that I have experienced (so far).  Many thanks to @Slice and his team for the incredible work on CLOVER and for continuing to support old legacy systems like this.  Also, thanks to @Mieze and @headkaze and others I'm sure for maintaining the Brcm kexts.  And finally, I still prefer to manually apply patches to the DSDTs in my systems.  CLOVER offers extensive patching functionality, but I'm old-school and like to have an error-free, fully-patched DSDT with a simple CLOVER config.plist.  I think that this manual DSDT patching approach (which required an extensive review and debugging of the original unpatched DSDT in this thread) is the reason that this Latitude E6410 is such a perfect MacBookPro6,2.  Thank you @RehabMan for being a great teacher and for always insisting on problem reporting files .
       
       
      AppleHWSensor.kext.zip
      gen_debug
      E6410 Catalina-5v2.zip
    • By Rich_T
      My  PC is  a Dell Optiplex 790
      I am installing  Catalina then hopefully upgrading to Big Sur
      Intel Core i7 2600 @ 3.40GHz (sandy bridge?)
      16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz
      NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
      I have been following the guide at https://dortania.github.io/OpenCore-Install-Guide/installer-guide/mac-install.html
      Currently I’m on step “Gathering files” I’m not to sure which SSDTs I should use for my system to work properly.
       
      Also this will be dual booting with Windows 10 Pro
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