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[Guide] Dell Inspiron 13 7359 (Skylake, i7-6500U, Intel HD 520) dual boot OSX El Capitan and Windows

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CPU
Core i7-6500U Skylake
Graphics
Intel HD 520
Specs:
Skylake i7 - 6500U
Intel HD 520 inthgrated Graphics
13.3' Full HD display with Webcam
Intel Dual band AC 3165

Usual disclaimers apply. I will not be responsible for any issues/damage to your laptop. By following these steps, you are aware of the risks and you will be responsible in case your machine is bricked.

Step 1: Prerequisites: Two 16GB USB Drives. Download required kexts and tools -
Clover (used latest version): http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/
FakeSMC (just use FakeSMC kext): https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-FakeSMC-kozlek
ACPI/Battery Drive: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Battery-Driver
Intel Backlight: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Intel-Backlight
VoodooPS2Controller: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller
HFSPlus.efi: https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/blob/master/Files/HFSPlus/X64/HFSPlus.efi
NTFS.efi : https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/blob/master/Files/NTFS/x64/NTFS.efi
VoodooHDA dmg file (Need post Install): https://sourceforge.net/projects/voodoohda/
SATA RAID kext - https://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/sata-raid-282a-kext-zip.182821/
SATA 100 kext - https://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/sata-100-series-unsupported-kext-zip.182822/
config.plist - https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config/blob/master/config_HD520_530_540.plist

Windows Installer USB: Create Windows installer using last Rufus as explained here: http://www.softdownload.com.br/como-instalar-windows-7-windows-8-modo-uefi.html

Step 2: BIOS Settings:
Boot Mode - UEFI
Secure Boot - Disabled
Boot sequence - USB First or use F12 key to view boot menu and choice USB

Step 3: Create USB Install Media using step provided in Post# 1 - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
Copy HFSPlus.efi and NTFS.efi to USB Installer location /EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI
Copy all downloaded kexts to USB Installer location EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
Copy downloaded config.plist to USB Installer location /EFI/Clover/. You an replace the existing file

Step 4: Partition HDD and Install Windows
Select Clover USB Installer (created in step 3) and boot into USB using verbose mode. Select disk utility. Using OS X installer format HDD as GPT (GUID) and create 2 partitions: both as HFS+J.
Restart, plug out Clover USB and plug in Windows USB to install windows. Steps to install windows using last Rufus are available here - http://www.softdownload.com.br/como-instalar-windows-7-windows-8-modo-uefi.html

Step 5: Install OSX El Capitan
Plug in Clover USB Installer. Select USB Installer from Clover menu and boot USB using verbose mode.
Install OSX on HDD. When machine reboots first time, select USB Installer from Clover menu. Installation will continue.
Post restart, select Machintosh HDD from Clover Menu to log in to OSX El Capitan
You will be able to start El Capitan using USB Installer->Clover Menu

Step 6: Writing Cover Bootloader to HDD
Follow Post#2 (Step 10 onwards) to install bootloader to HDD

Step 7: Post Instll: Optional Steps
Fix Audio:
Run VoodooHDA dmg file to install sound drivers. Reeboot and select speakers in System Preferences->Sound->Output
System Definition:

- Download Clover Configurator:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=276

- Open config.plist in EFI/CLOVER/ with Clover Configurator and go to SMBIOS tab
- Click on the magic wand
- Select MacBook Pro 11,2 on the top (does not really matter, because there is no Skylake Mac out yet)
- Click a few times on shake on the right to randomise serial
- Check if serial is "not" used: https://checkcoverage.apple.com
- If "not found" --> save

Working:
Card Reader
Bluetooth
Sound: Working (VoodooHDA)
USB
Video HDMI: May work, not Tested
Audio HDMI: May work, not Tested
Camera
Touchscreen
Battery status
Keyboard with backlight

Not working:
Trackpad/Touchpad: Does not work with VoodooPS2Controller. Let me know if this works for you and what did you do to make this work
Wifi: Need external Adapter or change card for native wifi to get this to work
Display brightness: May work by applying "Brightness Fix" to DSDT with MaciASL. Have not tried this.


Credits:
RehabMan - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
SkullD3mon - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-installing-el-capitan-on-spectre-x360-skylake.186047/
rafael.armenio - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-7348-i7-using-clover-uefi-10-11.178992/
 
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Thanks for this @tumchi. I've been trying to decide on a laptop to buy and I see a sale coming up on this model.

a) are you using it regularly? Are you happy with performance?
b) Have you made any progress on the trackpad? Have you identified which make of trackpad Dell us using?
 
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This Laptop uses the ALPS trackpad controller

Google
-a-new-voodoops2controller-compatible-for-alps-on-sierrael-capitan-1011410115/
and use the version released for August 25th

keep in mind you wont get multitouch only basic mouse movements.
 
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Intel HD 520
Thanks for this @tumchi. I've been trying to decide on a laptop to buy and I see a sale coming up on this model.

a) are you using it regularly? Are you happy with performance?
b) Have you made any progress on the trackpad? Have you identified which make of trackpad Dell us using?

Performance wise, this El Capitan works great.. I've not transitioned to this machine yet. Planning to install Sierra before making this a daily driver
 
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Core i7-6500U Skylake
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Intel HD 520
This Laptop uses the ALPS trackpad controller

Google
-a-new-voodoops2controller-compatible-for-alps-on-sierrael-capitan-1011410115/
and use the version released for August 25th

keep in mind you wont get multitouch only basic mouse movements.
Thanks for this info. Will try this.
 
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  1. Android
Hey. Thanks for your guide so far.

I've followed your steps (with the addition of a BIOS update to fix boot errors) and gotten up and running on Sierra, barring the camera and some little things like power button/lid not putting the laptop to sleep. Have I missed something in your guide or are you seeing the same?
I'm waiting on a wifi card to replace the Intel one, which should give full Wifi + Bluetooth support.

I've noticed some display artefacts and glitching on the top left corner when certain apps are open or when things are loading. Are you having the same issues, or found a fix for the Intel 520?

My specs are similar to yours I believe (Inspiron 13 7359):
- Core i5 6200U (2.4Ghz)
- Intel HD 520 Graphics
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
 
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Specs:
Skylake i7 - 6500U
Intel HD 520 inthgrated Graphics
13.3' Full HD display with Webcam
Intel Dual band AC 3165

Usual disclaimers apply. I will not be responsible for any issues/damage to your laptop. By following these steps, you are aware of the risks and you will be responsible in case your machine is bricked.

Step 1: Prerequisites: Two 16GB USB Drives. Download required kexts and tools -
Clover (used latest version): http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloverefiboot/
FakeSMC (just use FakeSMC kext): https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-FakeSMC-kozlek
ACPI/Battery Drive: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-ACPI-Battery-Driver
Intel Backlight: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Intel-Backlight
VoodooPS2Controller: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller
HFSPlus.efi: https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/blob/master/Files/HFSPlus/X64/HFSPlus.efi
NTFS.efi : https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/blob/master/Files/NTFS/x64/NTFS.efi
VoodooHDA dmg file (Need post Install): https://sourceforge.net/projects/voodoohda/
SATA RAID kext - https://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/sata-raid-282a-kext-zip.182821/
SATA 100 kext - https://www.tonymacx86.com/attachments/sata-100-series-unsupported-kext-zip.182822/
config.plist - https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Clover-Laptop-Config/blob/master/config_HD520_530_540.plist

Windows Installer USB: Create Windows installer using last Rufus as explained here: http://www.softdownload.com.br/como-instalar-windows-7-windows-8-modo-uefi.html

Step 2: BIOS Settings:
Boot Mode - UEFI
Secure Boot - Disabled
Boot sequence - USB First or use F12 key to view boot menu and choice USB

Step 3: Create USB Install Media using step provided in Post# 1 - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
Copy HFSPlus.efi and NTFS.efi to USB Installer location /EFI/Clover/drivers64UEFI
Copy all downloaded kexts to USB Installer location EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other/
Copy downloaded config.plist to USB Installer location /EFI/Clover/. You an replace the existing file

Step 4: Partition HDD and Install Windows
Select Clover USB Installer (created in step 3) and boot into USB using verbose mode. Select disk utility. Using OS X installer format HDD as GPT (GUID) and create 2 partitions: both as HFS+J.
Restart, plug out Clover USB and plug in Windows USB to install windows. Steps to install windows using last Rufus are available here - http://www.softdownload.com.br/como-instalar-windows-7-windows-8-modo-uefi.html

Step 5: Install OSX El Capitan
Plug in Clover USB Installer. Select USB Installer from Clover menu and boot USB using verbose mode.
Install OSX on HDD. When machine reboots first time, select USB Installer from Clover menu. Installation will continue.
Post restart, select Machintosh HDD from Clover Menu to log in to OSX El Capitan
You will be able to start El Capitan using USB Installer->Clover Menu

Step 6: Writing Cover Bootloader to HDD
Follow Post#2 (Step 10 onwards) to install bootloader to HDD

Step 7: Post Instll: Optional Steps
Fix Audio:
Run VoodooHDA dmg file to install sound drivers. Reeboot and select speakers in System Preferences->Sound->Output
System Definition:

- Download Clover Configurator:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=276

- Open config.plist in EFI/CLOVER/ with Clover Configurator and go to SMBIOS tab
- Click on the magic wand
- Select MacBook Pro 11,2 on the top (does not really matter, because there is no Skylake Mac out yet)
- Click a few times on shake on the right to randomise serial
- Check if serial is "not" used: https://checkcoverage.apple.com
- If "not found" --> save

Working:
Card Reader
Bluetooth
Sound: Working (VoodooHDA)
USB
Video HDMI: May work, not Tested
Audio HDMI: May work, not Tested
Camera
Touchscreen
Battery status
Keyboard with backlight

Not working:
Trackpad/Touchpad: Does not work with VoodooPS2Controller. Let me know if this works for you and what did you do to make this work
Wifi: Need external Adapter or change card for native wifi to get this to work
Display brightness: May work by applying "Brightness Fix" to DSDT with MaciASL. Have not tried this.


Credits:
RehabMan - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
hackgirl - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-inspiron-i7-7348-dual-boot-windows-10.177845/
SkullD3mon - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-installing-el-capitan-on-spectre-x360-skylake.186047/
rafael.armenio - https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-7348-i7-using-clover-uefi-10-11.178992/

Do I need to download a fresh copy of windows 10 and lose all my data? :(
 
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An update on the graphics glitching for anyone else following this thread.

I've noticed some display artefacts and glitching on the top left corner when certain apps are open or when things are loading. Are you having the same issues, or found a fix for the Intel 520?

This was solved pretty simply by following https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/fix-skylake-menu-bar-glitch-fix.206400/
Adding Sherlocks injection & fix into clover.plist did the trick!

Edit: HDMI video appears to be working correctly, even connecting up to my 4k monitor works! :)
 
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Motherboard
Intel NUC5i5RYK
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i5-5250U
Graphics
HD 6000
Mac
  1. MacBook
Classic Mac
  1. 512K
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
I managed to get the camera working, I added USBInjectAll.kext which appears to have connected the camera and touchscreen up.

The only puzzle left to solve (while I wait for an NGFF BCM94352Z WiFi card to arrive) is why the power + lid is not putting the laptop to sleep correctly. If I shut the lid the screen stays on (even after a minute or so), same goes if I press the power button. Manually putting the laptop to sleep & wake works correctly. Any ideas?
 
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Intel HD 5500
Hey @xarento did you get the trackpad working as per @liteon6x post above?
If so, do you have two-finger scrolling?
 
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