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Dell Inspiron 3542 SUCCESS HD 4400 w/GTX 840m Yosemite/Clover build

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Gigabyte Z68AP-D3
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Intel i7-2600K
Graphics
nVidia GTX 660 Ti
Mobile Phone
Android
Big thanks to Rehabman & Toleda for their guides in getting here

While I won't go into specifics of the install process I recommend using the other guides out there to install Clover using UEFI interface

Specs are as follows:

Dell Inspiron 3542 A04 BIOS
Intel i7 2.0 GHz (Haswell)
intel HD 4400 with discrete nvidia GTX 840m
Realtek ALC 3223 HD Audio
Display 1366 x 768
Realtek 81xxx ethernet

wifi card replaced with Broadcom compatible card (£10 from eBay)

Only issues are no audio after sleep while graphics use 4400
For brightness use the slider control in Display settings

Files attached, a great little laptop (and reasonably priced) for Yosemite

Enjoy!
 

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RehabMan

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Motherboard
Intel DH67BL
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Core i7-2600K
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Intel HD 3000
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MacBook Air
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iOS
Big thanks to Rehabman & Toleda for their guides in getting here

While I won't go into specifics of the install process I recommend using the other guides out there to install Clover using UEFI interface

Specs are as follows:

Dell Inspiron 3542 A04 BIOS
Intel i7 2.0 GHz (Haswell)
intel HD 4400 with discrete nvidia GTX 840m
Realtek ALC 3223 HD Audio
Display 1366 x 768
Realtek 81xxx ethernet

wifi card replaced with Broadcom compatible card (£10 from eBay)

Only issues are no audio after sleep while graphics use 4400
For brightness use the slider control in Display settings

Files attached, a great little laptop (and reasonably priced) for Yosemite

Enjoy!
Audio after sleep: https://github.com/RehabMan/EAPD-Codec-Commander

You can make your brightness keys work: http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-laptop-support/152659-guide-patching-dsdt-ssdt-laptop-backlight-control.html

Keep in mind no one can use your DSDT/SSDT files as even minor changes in hardware/BIOS configuration can change the base DSDT/SSDTs in a way that makes them incompatible. It is better to share the procedures for creating patched DSDT/SSDTs from native.

Also, your config.plist is corrupt:
Code:
Speedy-OSX:dell 3542 A04 RehabMan$ plutil -lint config.plist 
config.plist: Encountered unexpected element at line 281 (plist can only include one object)
(If you look at the file, you'll see why. That added KextsToPatch is in the wrong place)

Also, the config.plist should specify SSDT order. The importance of SSDT order is covered here: http://www.tonymacx86.com/yosemite-laptop-support/152573-guide-patching-laptop-dsdt-ssdts.html
 
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Motherboard
DELL Optiplex 3050 SSF
CPU
i7-7700
Graphics
HD 630
Hi dears,

im just bought dell 3542 i3-4005u and nvidia 820m. And i. Want to turn it to hackintosh , and i dont have MAC only windows. Can u help ?

Regards,
 

RehabMan

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Hi dears,

im just bought dell 3542 i3-4005u and nvidia 820m. And i. Want to turn it to hackintosh , and i dont have MAC only windows. Can u help ?

Regards,
It is easiest to borrow a Mac from friend or family. Prepare your USB installer there. Otherwise, you have to purchase Snow Leoard (on DVD from Apple) and install it first just so you can download Yosemite from the Mac App Store and prepare your USB.
 
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DELL Optiplex 3050 SSF
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i7-7700
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HD 630
thanks RehabMan,

im just extracted SSDT(7 files)and DSDT(1 file) native with 'RW everything' on windows 8
and downloaded Yosemite from app store on mac, and what is next step ???
I read about patching but I cant understand how can make it
ANY ADVICE ??

and this my files
 

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RehabMan

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Intel DH67BL
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Core i7-2600K
Graphics
Intel HD 3000
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MacBook Air
Mobile Phone
iOS
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Motherboard
GA-Z390-AORUS Pro
CPU
i7-9700K
Graphics
PowerColor RX590 Red Devil
Big thanks to Rehabman & Toleda for their guides in getting here

While I won't go into specifics of the install process I recommend using the other guides out there to install Clover using UEFI interface

Specs are as follows:


Realtek ALC 3223 HD Audio




Files attached, a great little laptop (and reasonably priced) for Yosemite

Enjoy!
what did you have to do to get audio working?
 
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Sr2f0
CPU
i5-7300U
Graphics
HD 620
Dear Kewamb,

I have the same laptop. I have installed Yosemite with clover using your config.plist. Installed some kexts later on. Everything works fine except wi-fi, sleep, mic, USB-3.0. Can you help me with that?? I'll be really grateful...:)
 
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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Sr2f0
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i5-7300U
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HD 620
Dear RehabMan,
your help will also be highly appreciated.
 

RehabMan

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