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[Guide] DELL Inspiron 7560 Catalina Installation (Discontinued)

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Hi, reading the post, i'm trying to understand where can i insert the variable values.. Do you know where i find this guy:
"GRUB EFI_Shell"

"So when we enter into GRUB EFI_Shell, first we type the variable to check the value."

Sorry i'm don't know how to do it, do you how to find and change my EFI_SHELL?

thank you!
from here:
 
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from here:
It's really complex to be done and dangerous..

Missile, you did it to make your hackintosh works fine?
because we have the same notebook model, i think is possible to fix it doing another things..

It's possible you share your Clover folder Missile? thank you!
 

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It's really complex to be done and dangerous..

Missile, you did it to make your hackintosh works fine?
because we have the same notebook model, i think is possible to fix it doing another things..

It's possible you share your Clover folder Missile? thank you!
you will still need to perform the DVMT settings

no matter what efi folder you have it won't work until you perform the steps above
 
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you will still need to perform the DVMT settings

no matter what efi folder you have it won't work until you perform the steps above
OMG hahaha, I'll try to do it, let's check if it works, thank you my dear friend!
 
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you will still need to perform the DVMT settings

no matter what efi folder you have it won't work until you perform the steps above
I'm trying to extract the bios content from file.exe, but no way, i can't do it..
this is the link to download the .exe file but i don't know how to extract data as you can see here in this part of tutorial:

Download from Dell (Bios):

And this tutorial part:
D.UNPACK THE EXE FILE

1. Right click the downloaded .zip file with your manufacturers bios files and select "Extract here". For Acer computers you will find a folder named “Windows”.
2. In the Windows folder you will find an .exe file, right click this and select “Extract here”. In my case the .exe in the Windows folder is named TJBI0115.exe
3. This will unpack the TJBI0115.exe and may give some kind of error but ignore this.
4. You will find several new files from this unpack, including one with a name similar to the TJBI0115.exe file you just unpacked. There will be other .exe files, ignore these others. For my case, the file we are after was named TJBI0115-BW.exe. Note this would probably have different names for your bios file.
5. Further unpack this freshly unpacked file as well, i.e. the one with a similar name as your initial .exe file, in my case I unpacked the TJBI0115-BW.exe file.
6. You will find several files including one that ends with the extension .fd (for Acer), in my case this file was named VA30B115.fd.

Are you sure that it's possible to be done?
Any suggestions guys? help me, please.
I just need to fix it to let everything working fine.
 
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It's really complex to be done and dangerous..

Missile, you did it to make your hackintosh works fine?
because we have the same notebook model, i think is possible to fix it doing another things..

It's possible you share your Clover folder Missile? thank you!
Even I share my folder, you still need to do BIOS hot patch...

The EFI_Shell download place has already provided by Feartech above.

Also, we already known the variables that we want, no need to extract the BIOS file to analyse.
To simplify, you only need to do this.
  1. Prepare a blank USB stick, format to FAT32.
  2. Follow point C in that tutorial to copy EFI shell into USB stick
  3. Boot from the USB stick, and follow the guide I wrote.
 
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Even I share my folder, you still need to do BIOS hot patch...

The EFI_Shell download place has already provided by Feartech above.

Also, we already known the variables that we want, no need to extract the BIOS file to analyse.
To simplify, you only need to do this.
  1. Prepare a blank USB stick, format to FAT32.
  2. Follow point C in that tutorial to copy EFI shell into USB stick
  3. Boot from the USB stick, and follow the guide I wrote.
Thanks for the tip Missile!

after to do what you said, I had this messages attached,

now I reboot but everything are the same..

there is something more to do?
Maybe change my Graphics configuration?

thank you my dear friend!
 

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Even I share my folder, you still need to do BIOS hot patch...

The EFI_Shell download place has already provided by Feartech above.

Also, we already known the variables that we want, no need to extract the BIOS file to analyse.
To simplify, you only need to do this.
  1. Prepare a blank USB stick, format to FAT32.
  2. Follow point C in that tutorial to copy EFI shell into USB stick
  3. Boot from the USB stick, and follow the guide I wrote.
Done!!!!
After to do this changes i just changed my Graphics config.plist to Kabylake 0x59160000, inject intel option checked, and finally everything is working as expected!!

Thank you so much for everything guys!!! God bless you!
 
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Done!!!!
After to do this changes i just changed my Graphics config.plist to Kabylake 0x59160000, inject intel option checked, and finally everything is working as expected!!

Thank you so much for everything guys!!! God bless you!
Intel injection is not suggest.
You should change ig-platform-id at Devices > Properties > PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x2,0x0)

Suggest post your config.plist settings.
 
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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.
I don´t know if you have any interest in this, but I've made a full hot patch for this laptop and I am posting the zip fie for you to analyze. It is working very well.
I don't use BCM94352z like you, but an original BCM94360CS2 with adapter. It works great plug and play.
 

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