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[Guide] DELL Inspiron 7560 Catalina Installation (Discontinued)

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Upgraded from Mojave, now everything seems great (for now).

Since previous installation, this part will not be so difficult if you installed Mojave before.


What works?
  • Full QE/CI for Intel HD620 (NVIDIA GPU will be disabled.)
  • SATA info
  • WIFI & Bluetooth (using DW1560)
  • Battery info
  • Sleep
  • Laptop Display
  • HDMI video/audio output
  • Audio works with speaker / 3.5mm audio jack
  • Keyboard / Trackpad / USB Mouse
  • Dual boot with Win10 (but in separate disk)
  • Brightness (with hotkey control)
  • CPU Power Management
  • Heat sink fan (here means fan will not always stayed in low speed or no spin.)
  • Camera
Not working:
  • SD Card reader
Existing issue:
  • HDMI may not display if you plug out then plug in.

Note before install:
  1. Please read here first if you first time install hackintosh on your laptop: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-inspiron-7560-mojave-installation.261827/

Install OS X:

First, install or upgrade CLOVER to latest version. Below is the list about the drive you'll need to install / put into
Note that newer CLOVER has changed EFI drivers location. You need to put into EFI/CLOVER/drivers/UEFI.
Code:
ApfsDriverLoader
AptioMemeryFix
AudioDxe
DataHubDxe
FSInject
HFSPlus
SMCHelper
Here's kexts that you will needed to put into USB drive. Or put into the EFI partition on the system drive if you gonna to upgrade directly.
Code:
FakeSMC
Lilu
RealtekRTL8111
SATA-unsupported
VoodooI2C
VoodooI2CHID
VoodooPS2Controller
Whatevergreen
You can follow my EFI archive directly. If you're using your own configuration, make sure add below ACPI patch into config.plist
Located at config.plist/ACPI/DSDT/Patches
Or you can't boot into installer without it.
Code:
Comment: change ECDV to EC (string)
Disabled: false (boolean)
Find: 45434456 (data)
Replace: 45435F5F (data)
Also, for user who want to upgrade directly, make sure you had upgrade every installed kexts in /L/E.

For fresh installation, please choose APFS filesystem to format the drive.


Post Installation:

Below is the list of kexts than you need after installation. Install these kexts into /L/E
Code:
ACPIBatteryManager
AirportBrcmFixup
AppleALC
AppleBacklightFixup
BrcmBluetoothInjector
BrcmFirmwareRepo
BrcmPatchRAM3
FakeSMC (and its child kexts if you needed.)
Lilu
RealtekRTL8111
SATA-unsupported
USBInjectAll
VoodooI2C
VoodooI2CHID
VoodooPS2Controller
WhateverGreen
Note: Please use the new version of BT kexts from here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/no-bluetooth-with-bcm94352z.285461/#post-2020426

And don't forget to disable hibernation (https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-native-power-management-for-laptops.175801/)


Others:
  1. To let combo jack worked with microphone, please read here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-dell-inspiron-7560-mojave-installation.261827/post-1959937


This may going to update is these weeks.
 

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There is no DSDT.aml file in your EFI Folder, should I keep it in mine?, and all other files in patched folder will work with my cpu or do I need to patch myself? and can I upgrade from mojave directly if I upgrade all the kexts?
 
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There is no DSDT.aml file in your EFI Folder, should I keep it in mine?, and all other files in patched folder will work with my cpu or do I need to patch myself? and can I upgrade from mojave directly if I upgrade all the kexts?
The best way is using your own DSDT. The reason why I'm not put DSDT in because I may going to use SSDT hot patch for it.
You can just update your kexts in CLOVER and /L/E.

Remember, DSDT is not easily corrupt on major upgrade, unless few situation like need to add "ECDV to EC" ACPI patch in side config.plist of 10.15 this time.
 
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The best way is using your own DSDT. The reason why I'm not put DSDT in because I may going to use SSDT hot patch for it.
You can just update your kexts in CLOVER and /L/E.

Remember, DSDT is not easily corrupt on major upgrade, unless few situation like need to add "ECDV to EC" ACPI patch in side config.plist of 10.15 this time.
Hi missile0407

So to do direct upgrade I need update all the kext in efi folder and install all the updated kext in /L/E?

I had follow your Mojave instructions everything works fine with I used your config files as I have exactly same laptop model as yours so there shouldn't be no problem with direct upgrade?
 
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Hi missile0407

So to do direct upgrade I need update all the kext in efi folder and install all the updated kext in /L/E?

I had follow your Mojave instructions everything works fine with I used your config files as I have exactly same laptop model as yours so there shouldn't be no problem with direct upgrade?
Yes.
And don't forget to update CLOVER and add DSDT hot patch into config.plist, too.
 
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Yes.
And don't forget to update CLOVER and add DSDT hot patch into config.plist, too.
Thank you for getting back to me

Ok do I update CLOVER through Clover configurator? If not please provide me with the link

Also what is the DSDT hot patch info? Is it not already included in your config file in this post?
 
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Thank you for getting back to me

Ok do I update CLOVER through Clover configurator? If not please provide me with the link

Also what is the DSDT hot patch info? Is it not already included in your config file in this post?
For DSDT (or mean ACPI) hot patch that need to add, I wrote at #1 already.

The upgrade CLOVER means update CLOVER itself. Currently latest CLOVER version is 5097.
And using CLOVER configurator to update CLOVER or edit config.plist is NOT RECOMMEND.
Please update CLOVER by using installer (pkg file), and edit config.plist by PlistEdit or other text editor.
 
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Hi Missile0407!
First of all i`d like to thank you for this amazing help in hackintosh catalina, i did everything here and now the catalina it`s installed in my dell Inspiron 7560.

Now in post installation i downloaded and installed all kexts as you said to do, now i don`t know why my graphics adapter is working slowly i guess.. when i use the google chrome for example, most of times i can feel the browser slow..

When i Installed the Catalina i copied your CLOVER content and after do install i replaced My local EFI content with your EFI.

Do you know what can i do to fix my D1560 wifi adapter, not working too..
Thank you so much my dear friend!
 
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And i forgot to say that, i just can finish the boot if i go in clover options and change: GRAPHICS INJECTOR
Platform-Id from 0x00000000 to 0x12345678
 

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After to install all the kexts again in S\E everything is working, but in browser i can feel that it`s slow for example when i typing some url..
 
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