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[Guide] Dell Inspiron 13 5378 (2-in-1) - MacOS 10.12.6

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Hello,

New problem here. I've tried searching the forums and couldn't find my scenario.

Issue: I am not able to see my MacOS boot partition in Clover.

Background: I had successfully installed MacOS Mojave 10.4.2 and everything was working fine. However, during the last known good boot to Mojave, I had enabled FileVault and then Updated Clover to a new version. Upon restart, I noticed the Clover boot screen is not a light/white themed background. Previously, it was the black theme. Now, I am not able to see the boot disk/partition in Clover, however the BIOS recognizes the partition.

Troubleshooting: I have used my original Clover/Mojave USB Bootdisk to see if I could get the partition recognized with the old Clover, but that did not work. However, with this method, I was able to boot to recovery mode.

I do not want to reformat and reinstall. Silly me, I didn't backup some data that I had on there. Looking for help or advice on how to get the boot partition recognized again. I double checked the BIOS settings. Attached the screenshot of where I'm getting stuck for reference.
 

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I was able to install everything but once i booted from HDD the keyboard stopped working giving error no keyboard found and wifi was not working can you help please.
 
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I'm experiencing random reboots on this laptop. I can't pinpoint any trigger. They happen both on battery and when plugged in. It has also happened when the laptop is asleep and closed, while connected to an external display (randomly in the middle of the night). When it happens the screen goes completely black (different than shutting down from within macOS). Then the Dell logo and Clover boot menu come up.

After it happens, the USB ports tend to not work, including the internal Broadcom Bluetooth I installed. After a random shutdown USB peripherals seem to not get power.
 

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I'm experiencing random reboots on this laptop. I can't pinpoint any trigger. They happen both on battery and when plugged in. It has also happened when the laptop is asleep and closed, while connected to an external display (randomly in the middle of the night). When it happens the screen goes completely black (different than shutting down from within macOS). Then the Dell logo and Clover boot menu come up.

After it happens, the USB ports tend to not work, including the internal Broadcom Bluetooth I installed. After a random shutdown USB peripherals seem to not get power.
You have installed kexts to the wrong location.
Should be installed only to /L/E.
Refer to the FAQ for details:
 
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You have installed kexts to the wrong location.
Should be installed only to /L/E.
Refer to the FAQ for details:
OK. As I don't remember exactly what I installed, do I need to go into kextcache_log.txt and properly install all the "kext with invalid signatures"? Basically is there a trick to discerning which are the kexts that I incorrectly installed into /S/L/E that need to go into /L/E. I noticed there are some kexts like AppleHDA.kext that have an invalid signature, do those belong in /Library/Extensions as well?

Thanks!
 

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OK. As I don't remember exactly what I installed, do I need to go into kextcache_log.txt and properly install all the "kext with invalid signatures"? Basically is there a trick to discerning which are the kexts that I incorrectly installed into /S/L/E that need to go into /L/E. I noticed there are some kexts like AppleHDA.kext that have an invalid signature, do those belong in /Library/Extensions as well?

Thanks!
You should be using AppleALC.kext, not patched AppleHDA.kext...
Refer to the FAQ for details and guides.
 
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In this guide, I provide data and explain how to build MacOS 10.12.6 on a new Dell Inspiron 13 5378​

Specifications:

Display: 13.3" Full HD IPS TrueLife LED-backlit touchscreen (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support​
Processor: Intel Core i7-7500U 2.70 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.50 GHz (Reports in MacOS as 2.9GHz)
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz​
Hard drive: 256GB SSD​
Operating system: Windows 10 Home, 64-bit (and MacOS 10.12.6)
PC type: 2 in 1​
Media drive: SD card reader (Does not report as a 'Card Reader' in SysInfo)
Audio: Waves MaxxAudio Pro (Realtek ALC225)
Video: Intel HD Graphics 620 with shared graphics memory​
Ports: 2 USB 3.0 • 1 USB 2.0 • 1 HDMI • Headphone output/Microphone input combo​
Battery: 3-cell ~42WHr​
Camera: Integrated webcam (Model ID: UVC Camera VendorID_3034 ProductID_22722)
Wireless: 802.11ac (Dell DW1560)
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0​
Dimensions: 12.76 x 8.85 x 0.77-0.80 in (324.80 x 224.40 x 19.55-20.20 mm)​
Weight: 3.40 lbs (1.54 kg)​
Color: Gray​
Other Features: Precision touchpad • TPM 2.0 • Touchpad dimensions: 101 x 69 mm • Security lock slot​

What's required before starting

You will need to pick up a Dell DW1560 (BCM94352Z NGFF) WiFi card for this laptop. It comes with an Intel WiFi NGFF card that will not work with MacOS.​

What’s working
  • Correct SATA reporting
    • TRIM support for SSD drives
  • Graphics (Full QE/CI)
  • Battery
  • Audio
  • USB
  • Sleep
  • HDMI
    • Audio and Video
  • WiFi / Bluetooth
  • Keyboard/Trackpad/Mouse
  • Card Reader
  • Camera
  • Touchscreen
  • Intel SpeedShift
  • Dual-Boot with Windows 8.1/10
Existing issues

Headphone jack:
There is slight popping while using the headphone jack. Not sure how to fix this one, as it seems that all the tricks on similar platforms have not yielded any changes. Also, you will need to unplug and replug in headphones after wake from sleep. Fixes welcome!​
Hibernate:
This is an issue with all Hackintosh builds, and I have not researched what is needed to get this working 100%. If anyone has a method to get this to work, I will update this guide so others can enjoy working hibernate.​
Installation steps
Hardware Configuration

Install new WiFi card:
Once you have received the DW1560, you will need to carefully open up the laptop and swap out the existing NGFF card with it.​
Update Firmware to Version 1.20:
Download the latest firmware (HERE) and execute it in Windows. It does not have a Linux or MacOS executable.​
BIOS Settings:
You will need to go into the BIOS and disable Secure Boot. Also, you may want to set up your UEFI booth path to Clover once it is installed onto your HDD.​
EFI Patches using EFI_Shell:
You will need to prepare a USB as FAT32, with one folder named /EFI. Copy the BOOT directory to /EFI. After that you can boot from that USB device.​
You will be greeted with a black screen with some white text (it should say something like GRUB UEFI at the top) and you will need to pass the assertions below at the grub prompt.​
Code:
[/INDENT]
[INDENT]grub> setup_var 0x496 0x2[/INDENT]
[INDENT]grub> setup_var 0x76D 0x2[/INDENT]
[INDENT]
After you do that, DVMT will be set properly for MacOS graphics and Intel SpeedShift will be enabled.​
I have also kept the FrameBuffer hack in config.plist if you are not comfortable with hacking your BIOS. I do recommend using EFI_Shell to edit the assertions, since it persists through BIOS updates and keeps the config.plist cleaner.​

Create Installation Media

Partition drive from Windows (Optional)

You may want to shrink the Windows partition to the desired size for MacOS. Dual booting works flawlessly. Otherwise, you can skip this step and use the entire drive for MacOS.​

Install MacOS

You will need to press F12 to invoke the boot device option menu in the BIOS. Select the USB drive you created in the previous steps and it will take you to the Clover boot screen. Run 'Install MacOS' and install to either the entire drive, or the partition you made in the previous step.​
After you install to either the entire drive or the new partition, you will need to move a few things over to the new MacOS /EFI partition.​
  1. Copy /EFI/CLOVER from USB to EFI partition of newly installed MacOS
  2. Copy Kexts from attached /S/L/E to /S/L/E of newly installed MacOS
  3. Run your favorite kext editor to fix permissions
Audio Information

I have created a custom AppleHDA using AppleHDAPatcher. It is attached below under /S/L/E. Make sure you create a backup before moving it over.​
I have also created a custom CodecCommander to support ALC225. I had to add 10ec_0225 to the supported codec list, and you can see the one edit I made by searching 10ec_0225 in CodecCommander's Info.plist. It is also attached below under /S/L/E.​

Disable Hibernate

Here is the method I use to disable hibernate. This also has the added benefit of reclaiming space on the HDD, and reduces writes to the SSD.​
Code:
[/INDENT]
[INDENT]sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 0[/INDENT]
[INDENT]sudo rm /var/vm/sleepimage[/INDENT]
[INDENT]sudo mkdir /var/vm/sleepimage[/INDENT]
[INDENT]
Pike’s freqVectorsEdit.sh
Pike's freqVectorsEdit will fix CPU scaling for your SMBIOS type. Download and run it, it will present to you a list of Board-ID's with the one we want highlighted.​
Create Custom DSDT

You will need to generate an origin DSDT in Clover by pressing F4 at the Clover boot screen. The files we will be working with are located under /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin.​
Using Terminal, navigate to /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/origin and create .dsl versions of DSDTs and SSDTs (using RehabMan's IASL) by running iasl using the following command:​
Code:
[/INDENT]
[INDENT]iasl -da -dl DSDT.aml SSDT*.aml[/INDENT]
[INDENT]

After you have the .dsl versions of your DSDTs and SSDTs, you can apply DSDT patches to your newly created DSDT.dsl using MacIASL.​
  • "Fix _WAK Arg0 v2”
  • "Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel”
  • "RTC Fix”
  • "Shutdown Fix v2"
  • "USB3 _PRW 0x6D Skylake (Instant Wake)"
  • “BRT6 Backlight Key" (Add the code below into the Patch Field)
Code:
[/INDENT]
[INDENT]into method label BRT6 replace_content[/INDENT]
[INDENT]begin[/INDENT]
[INDENT]    If (LEqual (Arg0, One))\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]    {\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]// Brightness Up\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]        Notify (^^LPCB.PS2K, 0x0406)\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]    }\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]    If (And (Arg0, 0x02))\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]    {\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]// Brightness Down\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]        Notify (^^LPCB.PS2K, 0x0405)\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]    }\n[/INDENT]
[INDENT]end;
SMBIOS and RtVariables for iMessage

Here is a thread that will help you get iMessage working. My config.plist also has some information to point you in the right direction​

Install Applications
I hope this guide works for everyone, and please feel free to let me know of any features I may have missed. This laptop has been working very well (for all of its little issues) and I am really happy using it as a daily driver.
what drivers or kext do you use for touch screen?
 
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There are no drivers, touch screens are not well supported or even usable in macOS for the most part.

what drivers or kext do you use for touch screen?
 
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There are no drivers, touch screens are not well supported or even usable in macOS for the most part.
There are no drivers, touch screens are not well supported or even usable in macOS for the most part.
I don't think thats accurate. I HAVE A FULLY working touchscreen hack. And there are a few users in this forum that have had success with dell 15 7000 series with pen and touch working
 
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Sounds neat, I can’t say I’ve ever seen it but if it works that’s fantastic. Maybe it’s possible with this laptop maybe not. I’ve only ever seen the touch screen work well on Linux on this model for me.

I don't think thats accurate. I HAVE A FULLY working touchscreen hack. And there are a few users in this forum that have had success with dell 15 7000 series with pen and touch working
 
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