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  1. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Just another note, I did another hackintosh with another Alienware R4, 7700HQ, intel 630, GTX1070, and swapped in Dell DW1560. Everything works...sound, wifi, bluetooth, sleep, USB, etc. Same as my prior build. Had to use an alternate kext from the v10 Clover download from RockJesus was...
  2. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    What do you mean about detect others nearby? in Windows I used if for some basic internet usage for a few hours, no noticeable issues. But mainly windows is for a single game, otherwise 99% of my time is in OSX, and that seems to be stable and solid so far. I don't have handoff or continuity...
  3. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    I didn't install anything, I just booted into windows and started using Wifi... No prompts to install drivers, it was working on first boot. See attachments for screenshots of what drivers it was using. Can you provide details on exactly how you got USB-C to HDMI working? And the 2.8Ghz fix?
  4. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    ahhh...OK, explains why it didn't work for me maybe then in 10.13.6. Good to know.
  5. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Retry 10.13.6 then and make sure nothing gets added to your Extensions folder to break anything...? I don't know. My guess was USB-C requires specific hardware options too to enable the USB-C HDMI output...and the laptop may not have it or the driver may not support it... I have another...
  6. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    No Web drivers yet? What about trying Mojave instead then?
  7. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    USB-C to HDMI didn't work for me either...but you have native HDMI, so why not use that port instead? You also have native display port...that is how I conencted two 4k displays to my laptop.
  8. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Well...I'm sorry to tell you, and happy for myself...but with the Wifi card installed, I have BT and Wifi in OSX, didn't change anything, just installed and booted. Booted into Windows 10 too, and it worked as well. I guess it takes long term usage in Win10 to detect problems there, but...
  9. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    No changes... What BIOS version are you on? Clear NVRAM once more and try again? I'm on 10.13.6, all Apple updates applied after that. RockJesus clover v10. If there is something I can check for you, let me know. I don't have the Wifi card installed yet...its still in the mail. :(
  10. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Post #25 and #26? https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/bcm94352z-dw1560-causes-windows-10-lockup-freeze.256456/page-3#post-1962217 Otherwise maybe the dell reference here...
  11. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Yeah....I close the lid, it takes about 15 seconds, and the lights all go off. If it sits idle, it sleeps as set. If I manually sleep it, its the same roughly 15 seconds. I don't have the DW1560 card yet installed. It still en-route. BTW, there are supposedly good Win10 drivers for it now...
  12. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    I accidentally ended up APFS but I didn't mean to...on my second reinstall I just forgot to turn it off. It's been working OK for me.
  13. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    I only get that error when I reference the boot file form a folder I renamed, or there is no OS on the drive, so I think you messed up your EFI stuff then.
  14. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Does your BIOS let you choose the boot item? If so, choose the /EFI/OC/BOOTx64.efi I used UniBeast 8.4.0-2 is what it shows when I get info on it. I'm on BIOS 1.9, but 1.7 worked the same.
  15. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Just take the EFI partition, EFI folder, and copy in the BOOT and OC folders.
  16. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    Reset NVRAM? What about Unibeast...does its default work with backlight? I never had an issue with Backlight.
  17. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    I used OC v6 for my original install and switched to the Clover method now to have Sound. Yes, I have the 1080p 17" R4 7700HQ i7 GTX1060 Intel630 (was 8GB, now 32GB of RAM.) Where is your failing...be more specific exactly how far you get before there is an issue.
  18. spinkb

    Alienware-17-R4-High-Sierra OpenCore No Internal Speaker Audio

    SOLUTION: I changed to RockJesus Clover v10, and used the Atheros kext from his OC v6. Using this scenario, Internal speakers work, and so does Ethernet. I am now booting via Clover instead of OC.
  19. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    That is my final. I don't have Wifi yet, so i am waiting on that before I do the whole iMessage stuff in case it changes my NVRAM hash. This final Clover has only the change I mentioned. I swapped the Atheroes KEXT from OC v6 to this Clover v10 from RockJesus. I've done the ComboJack script...
  20. spinkb

    [Guide] Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-Catalina-10.15-Hackintosh

    I dropped back to the OV v6 for its kext for the ethernet card, and used clover v10, and now I have a working system with Sounds and Ethernet and external USB without the need to sleep first. So let me be clear, this is RockJesus's OCv6 Atheros KEXT driver, and his CLOVER v10. I didn't come up...
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