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[Guide] Dell XPS 13 9370 Mini Guide for Mojave


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Work in progress

 

This is mini guide and config files for installing Mojave on a Dell XPS 13 9370.

 

I took inspiration from sensibleJoe at on reddit

 

My laptop's specs

 

  • i7-8550U
  • Intel HD 620 Graphics
  • UHD Display
  • 256GB Samsung NVMe SSD PM961
  • Killer 1435 Wifi

 

Here is what works

 

  • Intel HD Graphics 
  • Sleep
  • Sound & Mic
  • USB Wifi (Internal Killer Wifi will not work)
  • Bluetooth
  • Power Management
  • Battery Management
  • Screen Brightness Control

 

What does not work

 

  • Internal Wifi
  • Camera
  • SD Card reader

 

 

 

I followed the vanilla guide here to create the Mac OS Mojave install USB. I used Mac OS 10.14.3.

 

Here are some rough steps

 

1. Create the USB installer for Mojave. You can use apple's own instructions

2. Once the installer USB creation is complete, Install the latest version of clover to the USB disk with the following options 

  • Install Clover for UEFI booting only

  • Install Clover to the ESP

     

    Leave everything else as default (minimal install without a bunch of drivers)

     

3. Then mount the EFI folder on the USB drive and replace the files in the config folder with the ones from the attached zip file over writing the files already there. This config is specifically for Dell XPS 13 9370.

4. Go into the UEFI/BIOS on the laptop, Make sure your SATA mode is set to AHCI (And not Raid). Save and Exit

5. Boot with the USB disk and install Mojave

6. After the install is complete, Use the USB to boot again but this time boot into the newly installed Mojave partition.

7. Install Clover on to the SSD with the same options as before.

8. Then copy the config files to the EFI folder on the SSD overwriting the config folder there.

9. Acquire the backlight AppleBacklightFixup.kext from here and install to /Library/Extensions (Thanks to Rehabman for the kext)

10. Reboot.

 

EDIT: V4 fixes many things, like powermanagement, backlight control etc. you also need to install AppleBacklightFixup.kext to /Library/Extensions

 

 

CLOVER-v4.zip

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I got the axactly same XPS 13-9370 and had it intsalled mojave 10.14.4 with your efi configs.

the biggest problem is that the headphone jack doesn't work.

https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleALC/releases 

in release 1.3.6 

  • Added ALC299 layout-id 22 for Dell XPS 13 by andreszerocross

i tried layout-id 21, 22 and they didn't work on my device.

wondering if you could make a try :D

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On 4/12/2019 at 9:16 PM, lynanBreeze said:

I got the axactly same XPS 13-9370 and had it intsalled mojave 10.14.4 with your efi configs.

the biggest problem is that the headphone jack doesn't work.

https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleALC/releases 

in release 1.3.6 

  • Added ALC299 layout-id 22 for Dell XPS 13 by andreszerocross

i tried layout-id 21, 22 and they didn't work on my device.

wondering if you could make a try :D

 

Hmm. Have not tried the headphone jack. Let me see if I have the same issue.

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hey bro, i got something for you.

here are some clover config files which make xps 9370 with mojave 10.14.4 works:

1. touchscreen

2. speakers(headphone jack still not available)

3. uhd620 1680 * 945 hidpi working @60hz (your confilgs is working @48hz)

 

problems are: 

1. the cpu is running at above 2.0 ghz all the time (your configs is working well)

2. temperature sensors not working. (istats can not see sensors temperature data) (your configs is working well)

 

i've done some trying to collect the working parts of your configs and mine to one but failed.

hope this could be helpful for you.

 

CLOVER.zip

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Hi, thx to your config!

I have installed mac mojave on my xps 9370 already!

But I have some issue on trackpad.

Do your devices' trackpad work well?

Mine arrow cursor sometime drift when i tap it, and it does not support the mac gesture.

How can I fixed it?Thx 

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On 4/25/2019 at 5:40 AM, lynanBreeze said:

hey bro, i got something for you.

here are some clover config files which make xps 9370 with mojave 10.14.4 works:

1. touchscreen

2. speakers(headphone jack still not available)

3. uhd620 1680 * 945 hidpi working @60hz (your confilgs is working @48hz)

 

problems are: 

1. the cpu is running at above 2.0 ghz all the time (your configs is working well)

2. temperature sensors not working. (istats can not see sensors temperature data) (your configs is working well)

 

i've done some trying to collect the working parts of your configs and mine to one but failed.

hope this could be helpful for you.

 

CLOVER.zip

 

Hi! You're CLOVER almost worked for me. I have a reboot loop when it says "15 minutes remaining." Can you help me?

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Thanks for the info!

 

I have followed the instructions but after booting into clover and then the MacOS installer on my USB, the computer restarts when it still says 2 minutes remaining.  Then I am able to boot from my internal HD but I get an error as below.  I think this error is for incomplete installer files being copied to the internal HD during the initial install from my USB (the HD only shows 7 GB used when I know the installer is 9 GB...).  Any one else run into this problem with 9370 

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(Edit)

Couldnt make vanilla , after thousands of attemps and unsuccessful boot ( clover wouldnt see macos .. the saw it but would stop the install half way ) im now using olarila , but once again no luck ..still , using olarila image , was much easyer to mmake key ( raw , wouldnt work via balena , did perfectly via win32 disk imager ,

@wen1 is there any way you could upload your image ( packed in rar ) somewhere , or even make a torrent ?

 

 

OK guys I'm gonna start doing mine! 

I7 8550u, 16gram 1080p non touch, and swapping the toshiba 512go for a micron 1tb, if I'm right I gotta start by formating the new drive to hfs+, then bootable usbkey from a mac, with Mojave install

 

Quick question tho, is there a recommended version of the 9370 bios I'm supposed to use? I don't see anyone talking about it here

And witch kexts and files are the latest to be used? 

 

Cheers, and congrats for your work guys 

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On 5/29/2020 at 3:04 AM, Rafael Lombardi said:

Hi guys, I have installed a MacOSX Mojave in my Dell XPS 13 9370, but, keyboard and mouse don't work, hows can help-me? 

thanks

I suggest trying to install catalina and send your clover or opencore folder

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21 hours ago, thedarkside44 said:

I managed to install Catalina and all is working except audio HDMI I'm having HDMI with thunderbolt but no audio

That's great news! Would you mind sharing your EFI? I have the same laptop, would love to try and get catalina running (have tried for months to no avail). Thanks!

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