Disclaimer: I am no expert or claim to be an expert in this field. I learn new things every time I dwell in the world of Hackintosh. All constructive criticism is welcomed. Lets get these laptops to be one of the best hackbooks.   My hardware Dell XPS 9560 1080p i7-7700HQ Intel HD 630 PM961 Samsung NVME 512 Dell DW1560 (Broadcom BCM94352Z) 97whr Battery Overview I've been using and working on this laptop since its launch. My model was one of the first batches released, so I don't even have the fingerprint reader. There was minor success until KNNSpeed came along with his guide. Seems he has since abandon it but a lot of the work he provided is still in effect today. Many advancements have been made since Sierra and KNNSpeed's guide. Lilu, Whatevergreen and now VirtualSMC. So I've taken some time to move our laptop to these new developments and will try to keep things to date. I also used wmchris' work he did on the 9550 to understand some of these new changes so thanks for his work as well. I have tried to make it as clean as possible but again I'm as noob as most of you. For now I am very happy with how it is working, especially with VoodooI2C.   What's Included Clover folder Disable hibernate script Combo jack installer CPUFriendDataProvider options including one for i5-7300HQ Thunderbolt/USB SSDT options Misc Folder What Works CPU Power Management Native NVRAM Battery Support (doesn't show cycle count) Sleep and Wake with Lid Open and Close (10 hours = ~2% battery loss) Intel HD 630 (2048MB VRAM) HDMI out w/ Audio (1080p) Audio ALC298 Headphone Jack/Combo Jack (headphone / headset(w/mic) support) Brightness Keys Brightness saved after restart Keyboard Trackpad with Gestures Webcam WiFi and Bluetooth (DW1560) iCloud Services Continuity and Hand-off USB-C hot plug / Thunderbolt semi hot plug READ Understanding SSDT Hot patching Section What Doesn't Work Finger Print Sensor NVIDIA GTX 1050 SD CARD Reader (disable in you BIOS to save some battery) Not Tested File Vault 2 Currently being tested, link found here #20 Hibernation Supposedly works but you'll need to do your own testing. I disabled it, the possibility of data corruption out weighs the minimal benefits, plus the writes to our NVME or even SATA SSD will shorten its life. Some have been using it with no reports of corruption yet but you have been warned. What Needs Improvement Thunderbolt (full Hotplug) (WIP, it beat me down and I gave up) USB-C to act natively instead of a PCI Express Card (WIP, it beat me down and I gave up) Second stage boot glitch Waking from sleep when opening lid causes a hesitation and flash/flicker. (fixed Darkwake = 1) Battery percentage while mostly accurate is weird sometimes. For example sometimes it's 97% and I plug it in and it shoots to 100%. (fixed possibly by adding SSDT-ADP1.aml and DSDT patch in config) VoodooPS2Controller injected by Clover doesn't work on cold boots, does work after a restart. Current fix is to install in /Library/Extensions. BIOS Configuration You can use KNNSpeed's BIOS Settings found here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-xps-15-9560-4k-touch-1tb-ssd-32gb-ram-100-adobergb.224486/. Additional Bios options in Thunderbolt folder readme Currently using BIOS 1.15.0 If you are not using a Windows dual boot you can update the BIOS from within the BIOS by using a flash drive. Has to be a FAT32 partition I believe. I placed it in my Clover EFI partition for the update. If you are having problems booting Clover You have to go into BIOS and set the path for the boot entry on the USB drive or NVME drive. Bios->General->Boot Sequence. Add boot option, give it a name, select the right file system from the list, and select EFI/Clover/CLOVERX64.efi If you do EFI-shell hacks like enabling HWP, you can restore these variable bit switches by using the BIOS Restore Settings and selecting Manufacture option. Install Create a macOS Mojave Clover USB installer and replace EFI Clover Folder with mine, small adjustments may be needed but we haven't come across any. A couple reboots during installation and sometimes updates is normal. SMBIOS info included is pre generated! Generate your own SMBIOS info if you want working and secure iCloud services. My Samsung PM961 is not 4Kn sector, seems there is native support for it and matches a native device ID. Kernel Panics were plenty until I switched to AptioMemoryFix and VirtualSMC. Note for 4K screen users you may or may not need to add -cdfon to boot-arg but I have already added enable-hdmi20 IGPU entry in Devices/Properties which should be suitable as well. Clover Boot Loader Settings We are working with native nvram here on our laptops. You should not have nvram.plist, EmuVariableUEFI or RC scripts. If you have installed these on your boot drive you need to remove them and clear nvram from from Clover boot loader using F11. Clover for UEFI booting only Install Clover in the ESP UEFI Drivers ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi AptioMemoryFix (installed from https://github.com/acidanthera/AptioFixPkg) DataHubDxe-64.efi FSInject-64.efi VirtualSMC.efi FileVault 2 Files Still need volunteer testing and reports Post Install If you have an i5-7300HQ, take a look at post #316 Replace the included CPUFriendDataProvider.kext with the one from the post It is included in the obvious named folder If you have already started by using the 7 which is default in the folder, F11 to clear NVRAM at boot after you make the replacement. TB and USB-C SSDT are not included in ACPI/patched, you must make your own decision on what you want. Disable hibernate. A script is included, cd to directory of script and run. Every update or any major changes in your config, please do your self a favor unless you like corrupt data. RUN THIS SCRIPT AGAIN! Headphone/Headset/Combo Jack, thank KNNSpeed for his work on this. His work and instructions is linked here https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-xps-15-9560-4k-touch-1tb-ssd-32gb-ram-100-adobergb.224486/page-9#post-1539760. Verbstub.kext is already included in EFI/Clover/Kexts/Other and the layout is also set to 72 via SSDT. You no longer need a modded AppleALC as that modification is now included. So we just need to run his install script. Now when you insert anything into the jack, the ComboJack pop up will ask you what type of device you connected. Trackpad Settings Everything set as defaults. Make sure tap to click is enabled so that tapping with two fingers invokes right click #195 If you change the Swipe between pages to "Swipe with two or three fingers" you can now get back/forth gestures in Finder and possibly other apps. The caveat to this is that Mission Control now had to be 4 finger swipes, which works fine. Fix Tilde Key System preferences > Keyboard > Change Keyboard Type Hit the buttons as normal then select ISO instead of ANSI Credit: #141 Install VoodooPS2Controller.kext to L/E so keyboard works on cold boots. If you find yourself without keyboard after a cold boot, restart for it to pickup. No longer necessary as of latest files (4/17/19). Optional Sensors In my experience sensor kexts can cause problems in the long run when dealing with updates. I don't monitor my system like this and feel that Intel Power Gadget is enough for me when necessary. I have however tested this functionality, but do not expect me to keep up with this. The only benefit currently is seeing core specific temps.   How To (https://github.com/acidanthera/VirtualSMC) Download the release from link. Install HWMonitor but do not install FakeSMC or it's sensors. Only the software. You can download the package here https://github.com/kozlekek/HWSensors/releases Install SMCProcessor.kext from VirtualSMC in EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Others Restart your system Other sensors from VirtualSMC could be tested as well, I however will not be doing so. Please report with your findings. No fan controls, we don't have adequate SSDT and support from VirtualSMC. Enable HWP, SpeedShift via EFI-Shell BIOS hack If you are not comfortable doing this, then don't do it! Your laptop will still run fine! It's really easy to do though. http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/xps-15-9560-owners-thread.800611/#post-10440059 Undervolting with VoltageShift https://sitechprog.blogspot.com/2017/06/voltageshift.html https://github.com/sicreative/VoltageShift The two links have a pretty decent explanation of how to use it. Here is a brief explanation of how it works. VoltageShift writes these offsets to MSR. Meaning once the system shutdown completely you will lose these settings. That includes shutdown and hibernation but if you were to just restart and boot into Windows, these settings actually stay. Apparently it doesn't persist through sleep even though it says it does. When you build with their launch daemon tool, it builds a daemon which will set these offsets on boot and to the offsets in x time intervals to set them again if your laptop happened to hibernate. I've had success with these settings CPU -25mv, GPU -90mv, Cache -125mv ./voltageshift offset -125 -90 -125 Above is for manually setting them! Follow the instructions for building the launch daemon. My recommendation is to just set it manually for a week or so, once you know you are stable then build the launch daemon. Also you can change these settings on the fly if you have Windows installed with Intel XTU. Test for stability there then apply the same with VoltageShift. Geekbench 4.3     Cinebench R15.038 CPU     Persistence and Upgrading Updating Kexts I use a nice little tool called Kext Updater to check for updates and then manually install where needed. https://bitbucket.org/profdrluigi/kextupdater/overview Hackintool now also has means to download updates https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/release-hackintool-v2-3-1.254559/ Mojave 10.14 through 10.14.5 Make sure your clover installation, kexts are up to date or use the latest clover.zip attachment Keep an eye on AptioFix at the GitHub for releases. Rebuild kext cache for our trackpad to come back to life. https://github.com/alexandred/VoodooI2C/issues/128 Disable hibernation again if you like to play it safe with your data. Troubleshooting You're a lot less likely to get help with out a detailed explanation of the problem and what you've tried as well as including problem reporting files. Problem Reporting files can easily be generated by a script, your personal data is safe along with serial. https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/tool-generate-proper-problem-reporting-files.235953/ Understanding config.plist   ACPI Section DSDT patches section is self explanatory. Standard changes and Method renames for the SSDT hot patches. You can read the comments to see explanations. Includes patches to support I2C and USB-C/TB. SSDT includes Generate/PluginType=YES UseSystemIO=YES No longer necessary 7/11 Drop SSDT Tables, xh_rvp11 and PtidDevc. No longer necessary 7/11 AutoMerge, Fix Headers, Reset Address 0x0CF9 and Reset Value 0x06. SortedOrder is not necessary for this setup. Boot Section Arguments darkwake=1 dart=0 while eliminates problems with VT-D also helps load BrcmFirmwareData.kext. Without this flag, timeouts will occur causing very long boot and shutdown times plus Bluetooth doesn't work. brcmfx-country=#a to ignore country code for WiFi, helpful for 5GHz. XMPDetection=Yes, better ram speed detection but can be set to NO as well. Boot Graphics Section Empty CPU Section HWPEnabled=YES, this is needed since we are not using SSDT-XCPM. In combo with CPUFriend.kext and CPUFriendDataProvider.kext we get idle at 800MHz vs native 1.3GHz. So a bit of battery life savings here. CPU will still hit 3.8GHz turbo boost. Devices Section USB Inject, Add ClockID, and FixOwnership = YES. AddProperties, IntelGFX the key and value help HDMI audio out. Properties, the device listed PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0) is the graphics location. The included Properties Key and Property Values took KNNSpeeds old frame buffer patch to recognize the XPS15 ports in macOS and converted for use via WhateverGreen through this method. Patched for 4K use, extra vram Disable Drivers Section VBoxHfs GUI Section Put in your screen resolution but the rest is really up to you. Graphics Section Empty. Isn't that great?! Kernel and Kext Patches Section Apple RTC, AppleIntelCPUPM No longer necessary 7/11 KernelPM, DellSMBIOSPatch = YES KextsToPatch, nothing! KernelToPatch includes patch MSR 0xE2 _xcpm_idle prevent instant reboot (c) Pike R. Alpha and Disable panic kext logging on 10.14 release kernel (credit Vandroiy) RT Variable Section BooterConfig = 0x28 and CsrActiveConfig = 0x67 0x03E7 Generate a Rom SMBIOS Section MacBookPro 14,1 There are guides for using a proper serial and setting up these values for iCloud, you will need SmUUID and Board Serial Number. System Parameters Section Inject Kexts=Yes   Understanding drivers64UEFI (now drivers/UEFI since Clover 4988)   ApfsDriverLoader-64.efi - loads APFS drivers AptioMemoryFix.efi - installed separately from https://github.com/acidanthera/AptioFixPkg DataHubDxe-64.efi - honestly don't know, but every source I found says it's always safe and no conflicts so... FSInject-64.efi - injects kexts   Understanding SSDT Hot Patching   SSDT-ADP1.aml - allows ApleACPIACAdapter to load (thanks to [USER=665795]@mazakiss[/USER] for finding this out) SSDT-ALC298.aml - audio SSDT-ALS0.aml - ambient light sensor, we don't have one this helps fakes it for saving brightness SSDT-BRT6.aml - brightness keys SSDT-Config.aml - rehabmans rmcf configuration SSDT-DeepIdle.aml - enables deep idle support, power saving removed and add to misc folder may just be my system, this was causing laptop to go into deep idle instead of sleeping and caused needing to press power button to wake after opening. SSDT-DMAC.aml - DMA controller SSDT-HDEF.aml - audio properties SSDT-I2C.aml - voodooi2c trackpad SSDT-LPC.aml - LPC bus SSDT-MCHC.aml - memory controller SSDT-MEM2.aml - via KNNSpeed's explanation "Defines a fixed memory region that gets used for something (hardly any information on it, but PNP0C01 is “System Board” in Windows so it has to do with motherboard resource allocation). Presumably, it’s related to the Integrated Graphics, as that’s the section in which Apple defines the MEM2 device." SSDT-PMCR.aml - via KNNSpeed's explanation "Complements the PPMC (Platform Power Management Controller) with the seemingly useless PMCR device that exists in Mac DSDTs. It doesn’t hurt anything to have this, and it can really only help, so it’s here." SSDT-PNLF.aml - backlight SSDT-PTSWAK.aml - powers on dGPU before sleep and power is off after wake for tracking purposes SSDT-RMDGPU.aml - powers off dGPU during initialization SSDT-SMBUS.aml - SMBus Thunderbolt and USB-C Check the Readme in the folder I have not TB devices to test but USB-C seems to be working pretty good for the most part. Quick unplug replug may cause issues since it's acting like express card. Two options SSDT-TB3-V1.aml, from here. SSDT-TYPC.aml, KNN method USB-C docks and devices work properly, full hot plug capable. TB needs to be plugged in at Clover screen, will crash system on unplug. Acts like a PCI Express card. SSDT-UPRW.aml - Stops instant wake from USB and Lan SSDT-XOSI.aml - system exposed as if Windows 10 SSDT-YTBT.aml - USB Type-C hot plug support   Understanding Kexts Injected   AirportBrcmFixup.kext - Wifi, DW1560 used with Lilu AppleALC.kext - Audio used with Lilu BrcmFirmwareData.kext - Bluetooth used with BrcmPatchRAM2 BrcmPatchRAM2.kext - Bluetooth used with FakePCIID https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-BrcmPatchRAM BT4LEContiunityFixup.kext - Bluetooth Continuity used with Lilu CPUFriend.kext - allows for idling at 800MHz used with Lilu CPUFriendDataProvider.kext - used with  CPUFriend and with Lilu Check the folder and readme There are two versions!! Default is Power Saving for i7 For i5 users refer to the download link in post #316 Now included in separate folder FakePCIID_Intel_HDMI_Audio.kext - HDMI audio used with FakePCIID FakePCIID.kext - Rehabman's powerful PCI ID provider https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID HibernationFixup.kext - Used for hibernation, not recommended but just incase this helps if you accidentally forget to to disable. Used with Lilu. Lilu.kext - kext that provides platform for arbitrary kext, library, and program patching https://github.com/acidanthera/Lilu SATA-unsupported.kext - SATA100 unsupported, even if you're only using NVME, keep this to avoid errors https://github.com/RehabMan/hack-tools SMCBatteryManager.kext - battery support used with VirtualSMC currently macOS cannot get cycle count but does show condition (option + click battery icon) USBInjectAll.kext - USB support https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All USBPorts.kext - USB support, ports mapped in a codeless kext VerbStub.kext - audio support from KNNSpeed VirtualSMC.kext - FakeSMC replacement https://github.com/acidanthera/VirtualSMC VoodooI2C.kext - Trackpad with gestures support https://github.com/alexandred/VoodooI2C VoodooI2CHID.kext - Trackpad supports VoodooI2C VoodooPS2Controller.kext - Enables Keyboard https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller WhateverGreen.kext - Graphics used with Lilu https://github.com/acidanthera/WhateverGreen     Updates 10/28/18 - 5/26/19 10/28 Added trackpad options to Post Install Section, Geekbench 4.3 scores   10/29 Added SMCProcessor.zip and info on using with HWMonitor, added more links and some formatting   11/1 Added new Clover folder XPS9560-Clover v2.zip with updated kexts and drivers. Added Bluetooth pairing fix plus install options and extra trackpad option. FileVault 2 currently being tested by [USER=6160]@fabiofabio[/USER] his post here #20. Adjusted Optional sensors with link and removed attached SMCProcessor from post.   11/5 Clover updated v2.1 brightness save fixed by editing config.plist #70. Cinebench CPU benchmarks posted. TB3 testing in progress look here #53 please test if you have the hardware and report.   11/8 Updated with Clover Boot Loader Settings, other minor fixes   11/12 STILL UNDER TESTING Clover updated v3.0 Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C hot plug working, removed SSDT-TYPC.aml and replaced with SSDT-TB3-V1.aml from https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/in-progress-ssdt-for-thunderbolt-3-hotplug.248784/. Updated clover config dsdt hot patch comments to reflect this change. Clover and Kexts are latest versions.   12/18 Updated tilde fix and ok to update to 10.14.2, reminder Clover 3.0 here is still under testing with TB3 and USB-C   3/25/19 Updated to 10.14.4 after updating Clover to r4895, kexts, etc. I uploaded my current clover folder, Clover v3.1 zip for you guys as it includes all the latest kexts to this day and AptioFix R25. Rebuild kext cache and permissions after to get touchpad working again.   4/25 Decent amount of changes and details on what's in progress. Clover 3.2 can be found here. I will add it to this guide after some more testing.   5/26 Updated Guide, Released Clover v3.3, details #399   7/11 Release Clover v3.4, Updated Guide NOTE for install with v3.4 you need to add HFSPlus.efi driver or you won't see the install partition. It isn't necessary for post install. All kexts updated as of 7/11 Edited SSDT-config.aml Clover updated to 4988     NOTE, recent update changed drivers64UEFI to drivers/UEFI Removed from config No longer need to set plugin type to 1, the generate plugin section will do ACPI / UseSystemIO=YES ACPI / Drop SSDT Tables, xh_rvp11 and PtidDevc KernelandKextpatch / Apple RTC KernelandKextpatch / Apple IntelCPUPM Added to config Added AutoMerge=YES SSDT Removed Deep Idle, still included in misc folder, read the readme   CLOVER v3.4.zip