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

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Messages
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Motherboard
alienware 17 r4
CPU
i7 7700hq
Graphics
gtx 1060
4B60C9FDBD5609483647B96771E8D795.jpg


# My hardware

• Alienware 17 R4

• 1080p

• i7-7700HQ

• Intel HD 630 & Nvidia GeForce GT 1060

• 16G RAM

• SM961 Samsung NVME 256

• REALTEK ALC298

• KILLER E2500

• Dell DW1560 (Broadcom BCM94352Z)

• BIOS version 1.5.0

laptop-alienware-17-mlk-pdp-4.jpg


# BIOS Configuration

• SATA MODE AHCI

• SECURE BOOT NO

• BOOT UEFI

bg2.gif


# Overview

I've got dual-gpu working good on 10.13.6,Now just waiting for the webdriver for 10.14.

*In windows OS press FN+F7 to change graphic mode:

1.dual gpu mode:Indisplay connects to hd630,Exdisplay connects to nvidia 1060

2.nvidia gpu only mode:Indisplay & Exdisplay both connects to nvidia 1060

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# What Works

• CPU Power Management

• Battery Support

• Intel HD 630 & Nvidia GeForce GT 1060(when webdriver has installed)

• HDMI out (with hotplug) & Audio out(when webdriver has installed)

• Audio ALC298 (2.1ch with subwoofer)

• Headphone

• Brightness & volume Keys

• Keyboard

• AlienFX keyboard & logo LED lights (follow the settings on windows os but using vmware boot to windows and load the aw1517 usb device could change Alienfx light on macos)

• Trackpad with Gestures

• Webcam

• WiFi and Bluetooth

• Ethernet

• iCloud Services

• Continuity and Hand-off

• USB 3.0 & TYPE-C

• Thunderbolt devices with hotplug before sleep

• Sleep & Wake (only power button could wakeup system)
屏幕快照 2019-12-17 下午9.40.41.png


屏幕快照 2019-12-17 下午9.40.32.png


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# What Doesn't Work

• Keyboard & mouse wakeup sysytem

• Thunderbolt devices with hotplug after wake

• ALIENFX light control on Macos

• Webcam IR function

• Trackpad light (Bios touchpad backlight=auto with no light ,but Bios touchpad backlight=on with light always on)

C5E279FCA8C35923D97FEF044A70F318.gif

# What Needs Improvement

• Backlight auto adjust (ALS0 device)

• HWsensor for more info

• LPCB,SBUS,Thermal subsystem controllers seems not working normally

• Things under "What Doesn't Work"

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# Install

• If you can't see install partition try to press F3 on clover boot screen
FA15E109498296BE3C0393B08CE450B9.gif

# Post Install

• HIDPI

◦ Run script in Terminal:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xzhih/one-key-hidpi/master/hidpi.sh)"

• Change ur own productid & vendorid in kext's info.plist

◦ AppleMouseKeyboard.kext

◦ Applesmcmotion.kext (KIOX device)

◦ UVC2FaceTimeHD.kext (cam)

◦ VoodooHDA.kext (nvidia hdmi controller id)

• Nvidia webdriver

◦ Run script in Terminal:

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Benjamin-Dobell/nvidia-update/master/nvidia-update.sh)

• Audio

◦ ALC298: layout-id=11 https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleALC

◦ Headphone/Headset volume ALCplugfix(deprecated):

cd alc_fix

chmod +x install.sh

./install.sh

◦ Headphone/Headset volume fix Combojack(newway):

cd ComboJack

chmod +x install.sh

./install.sh


◦ Install Boom 3D APP to get better audio output

832019F6A28637998F7F191022966F45.gif


# Change log:

•hdmi audio changed to hotpatch from dsdt patch

•add usbports.kext

•cpu pm 800-3800mhz

•Add smcmotionsensor

•Fixed BT issue by droping DMAR table

•change virtualsmc to fakesmc for getting more sensors (Fan & nvidia temp)

•Add intel & nvidia GPU PM

•alcplugfix seems not working on 10.14,changed to verstub(combojack) for headset fix

•smbios=mbp15,1

•New released lilu & whatevergeen etc,No need to hotpatch hdmi audio any more,but still need voodoohda to make hdmi audio work
2019-12-14 145515.gif

WORKING EFI(opencore/clover):https://github.com/RockJesus/Alienware-17-R4-Dual-GPU-MacOS-10.15-14-13-Hackintosh/releases
 

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# My hardware

• Alienware 17 R4

• 1080p

• i7-7700HQ

• Intel HD 630 & Nvidia GeForce GT 1060

• 16G RAM

• SM961 Samsung NVME 256

• REALTEK ALC298

• KILLER E2500

• Dell DW1560 (Broadcom BCM94352Z)

• BIOS version 1.5.0

View attachment 440549

# BIOS Configuration

• SATA MODE AHCI

• SECURE BOOT NO

• BOOT UEFI

View attachment 440550

# Overview

I've got dual-gpu working good on 10.13.6,Now just waiting for the webdriver for 10.14.

*In windows OS press FN+F7 to change graphic mode:

1.dual gpu mode:Indisplay connects to hd630,Exdisplay connects to nvidia 1060

2.nvidia gpu only mode:Indisplay & Exdisplay both connects to nvidia 1060

View attachment 440551
# What Works

• CPU Power Management

• Battery Support

• Intel HD 630 & Nvidia GeForce GT 1060(when webdriver has installed)

• HDMI out (with hotplug) & Audio out(when webdriver has installed)

• Audio ALC298 (2.1ch with subwoofer)

• Headphone

• Brightness & volume Keys

• Keyboard

• AlienFX keyboard & logo LED lights (follow the settings on windows os but using vmware boot to windows and load the aw1517 usb device could change Alienfx light on macos)

• Trackpad with Gestures

• Webcam

• WiFi and Bluetooth

• Ethernet

• iCloud Services

• Continuity and Hand-off

• USB 3.0 & TYPE-C

• Thunderbolt devices with hotplug before sleep

• Sleep & Wake (only power button could wakeup system)


View attachment 440553

# What Doesn't Work

• Keyboard & mouse wakeup sysytem

• Thunderbolt devices with hotplug after wake

• ALIENFX light control on Macos

• Webcam IR function

• Trackpad light (Bios touchpad backlight=auto with no light ,but Bios touchpad backlight=on with light always on)


# What Needs Improvement

• Backlight auto adjust (ALS0 device)

• HWsensor for more info

• LPCB,SBUS,Thermal subsystem controllers seems not working normally

• Things under "What Doesn't Work"

View attachment 440554
# Install

• If you can't see install partition try to press F3 on clover boot screen

# Post Install

• HIDPI

◦ Run script in Terminal:

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/xzhih/one-key-hidpi/master/hidpi.sh)"

• Change ur own productid & vendorid in kext's info.plist

◦ AppleMouseKeyboard.kext

◦ Applesmcmotion.kext (KIOX device)

◦ UVC2FaceTimeHD.kext (cam)

◦ VoodooHDA.kext (nvidia hdmi controller id)

• Nvidia webdriver

◦ Run script in Terminal:

bash <(curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Benjamin-Dobell/nvidia-update/master/nvidia-update.sh)

• Audio

◦ ALC298: layout-id=11 https://github.com/acidanthera/AppleALC

◦ Headphone/Headset volume ALCplugfix(deprecated):

cd alc_fix

chmod +x install.sh

./install.sh

◦ Headphone/Headset volume fix Combojack(newway):

cd ComboJack

chmod +x install.sh

./install.sh


◦ Install Boom 3D APP to get better audio output

View attachment 440555

# Change log:

•hdmi audio changed to hotpatch from dsdt patch

•add usbports.kext

•cpu pm 800-3800mhz

•Add smcmotionsensor

•Fixed BT issue by droping DMAR table

•change virtualsmc to fakesmc for getting more sensors (Fan & nvidia temp)

•Add intel & nvidia GPU PM

•alcplugfix seems not working on 10.14,changed to verstub(combojack) for headset fix

•smbios=mbp15,1

•New released lilu & whatevergeen etc,No need to hotpatch hdmi audio any more,but still need voodoohda to make hdmi audio work
there are no web drivers for Catalina....
 
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Could you put a complete tutorial? With a detailed walkthrough?
 
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I've already read the topics with The guides.The problem is post installation. When I put the files you made available My notebook does not boot properly. My configuration is alienware 17R4 CPU i7, geforce gtx 1080 and Intel 630. I got your files from here and from your blog and I'm not able to use them correctly.
 
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Motherboard
alienware 17 r4
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i7 7700hq
Graphics
gtx 1060
I've already read the topics with The guides.The problem is post installation. When I put the files you made available My notebook does not boot properly. My configuration is alienware 17R4 CPU i7, geforce gtx 1080 and Intel 630. I got your files from here and from your blog and I'm not able to use them correctly.
try 10.13.6
 
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After installing this version that you recommend, can I upgrade to catalina?
 
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no if u r gsync version
 
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no if u r gsync version
Yes the screen is GSYNC and with that I am not able to activate the intel card and install in the Catalina version. Is there a way to activate this card or will it only work in High Sierra with both cards active?
 
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alienware 17 r4
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gtx 1060
Yes the screen is GSYNC and with that I am not able to activate the intel card and install in the Catalina version. Is there a way to activate this card or will it only work in High Sierra with both cards active?
no way that i know
 
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