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Dell Optiplex 3020/7020/9020 High Sierra Installation

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I would suggest to anyone doing a Hackintosh on the 9020 not to use the other methods to get sound working...especially the Voodoo suggestion. It creates a Clover bootloop. I can verify that the AppleALC kext worked on my Hackintosh... missed it in the OP update! Now what's the workaround for adding a Nvidia card? or is it best to just buy a Radeon? Anyone have a graphics card working? Any suggestions for the sleep problem?
 
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I had success using this guide on a 7020 SFF + Mojave 10.14.3

CPU: i7 4790
RAM: 8GB
GRAPHICS: HD4600

Working
- Sound is working using AppleALC (front and back audio ports) follow the guide and it should work.

Not working
- wake from sleep to a black screen
- all usb ports working fine except 2 of the front USB 3.0 ports don't transfer data at full speeds
- video gets dropped if you toggle inputs on monitor (have to unplug and replug video cable to get video signal back without reboot)
- the sff 7020 comes with an R7 250 2GB low profile graphics card that does not have support, best to remove or disable the card it will only show 7mb vram. For intel hd4600 all works great make sure to plug in DP port on the motherboard and not on the graphics card

** Numerous reports for the 3020/7020/9020 that things break when updating directly from High Sierra **

To avoid any of the issues when upgrading to Mojave from earlier versions it is best to do a clean install using Mojave install usb using same guide
 
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Updated March 4, 2019 to change sound setup to AppleALC. This guide also works for Mojave.
Thanks for the guide! I can verify that it works with Mojave... I even updated from High Sierra 10.13.6 to Mojave 10.14.2 and then to 10.14.3. I had some difficulty with the sound because I didn't have the file AppleALC
 
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Able to successfully update to 10.14.4 from 10.14.3

- update clover to latest stable version r4910 through clover configurator

- reboot

- download 10.14.4 update through Finder<About this Mac<Software Update

- install (will reboot couple times don’t touch anything)
 
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Able to successfully update to 10.14.4 from 10.14.3

- update clover to latest stable version r4910 through clover configurator

- reboot

- download 10.14.4 update through Finder<About this Mac<Software Update

- install (will reboot couple times don’t touch anything)
Have you been able to get it to sleep? Mine will not come out of sleep...
 
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Does High Sierra (10.13.6) security update install without incident? I've got my machine running really well and I'm loath to alter it but security is obviously important.

I've got iMessage and Handoff working brilliantly thanks to the imessage_debug (v1) utility provided elsewhere on this forum ( https://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/imessage_debug-zip.102028/ ).

I use the TP-link 725 wifi dongle and the Aukey WF-R4 blutooth dongle. Run the script by double clicking it and you get a Terminal list of system parameters.

Using Clover Confgurator, mount your EFI and then open EFI/Clover/config.plist


RT Variables -

Copy (from screen dump) ROM to - Rom in RT Variables
Copy (from screen dump) MLB to - MLB in RT Variables


SM Bios

Copy (from screen dump) IOplatformUUID to SMuuid in SM Bios
Copy (from screen dump) IOSerialNumber to Board Serial Number in SM Bios


SysParams

Tick - inject system ID



Then Save and Restart

You'll be asked to sign in to iCloud and then you're away.
 
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Dell Optiplex 9020 USFF BIOS A24
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Can someone help, I'm using Dell 9020 USFF, i5 4570, SSD and Intel 4600 able to install and complete the tutorial, but when i eject the USB and start, it stuck at the loading bar (in the middle) any suggestion ?

I think i did everything correctly.

Thank You
 
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I've finally got it working, after following the guide to the letter. I had to format my install flash drive to under 30GB to get it working though. My only remaining issue is the video memory. Video is sluggish, and if you look at "About This Mac" you'll only see 6MB of video memory, and not the full 1536 that everyone else sees. This is on Mojave fresh install, Dell Optiplex 9020 SFF, latest BIOS, with the Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics.

I've tried changing the following:

Haswell HD4200/HD4400/HD4600: Must inject device-id=0x0412.
config.plist/Devices/FakeID/IntelGFX=0x04128086

And enabling WhatEverGreen on MultiBeast.


Neither of these solved the issue. Can someone get me pointed in the right direction to get this resolved? Thanks in advance.
 
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Am I missing something @tatios? I don't see a reply, only a quote. Sorry and thanks.

EDIT: And his post was deleted.
 
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