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[Guide] Dell XPS 13 9360 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.x - LTS (Long-Term Support) Guide

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So I manage to patch the DVMT without killing my laptop : ) ... I also downloaded OSX sierra 10.12.3 and created the USB boot disk using my mac.. This is where I need some help.. All those patches in the guide including the DSDT patches are done before or after the installation ?
 

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So I manage to patch the DVMT without killing my laptop : ) ... I also downloaded OSX sierra 10.12.3 and created the USB boot disk using my mac.. This is where I need some help.. All those patches in the guide including the DSDT patches are done before or after the installation ?

ACPI patching is a post-install task.
 
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Small follow-up to the SATA drive swap.
I notice greatly (20%) improved battery life with the SATA drive, with no discernible speed difference.
The bottom lid stays completely cold.
If you want to swap your drive for a bigger one, definitely go with a SATA one.
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 is a good choice.

I think that we have ironed-out all the small issues of the 10.12.5 hot-patching assets, so I'll update the main guide in a few days.

EDIT:
10.12.6 is out, so we'll skip 10.12.5 and go directly to 10.12.6!
 
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MSI GS60 2QE - Bootloader Clover Version 2
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Haswell 4710HQ Core I7 2.5 GHz Motherboard is Micro Star limited Intel Mobile HM87 Express chipset
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Intel HD 4600/GTX 970m(disabled by BIOS) Resolution 1920x1080
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do I need to replace any of the kext files in the created CLOVER folder with the ones in the zip file ?
 
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MSI GS60 2QE - Bootloader Clover Version 2
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Haswell 4710HQ Core I7 2.5 GHz Motherboard is Micro Star limited Intel Mobile HM87 Express chipset
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Intel HD 4600/GTX 970m(disabled by BIOS) Resolution 1920x1080
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Classic Mac
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thanks bozma sorry for the question in your zip file there is a EFI folder an a EFI BASIC install folder which one should replace the EFI folder in the boot disk ? Basically what I am doing is installing clover into the boot disk that has two partitions one for clover and the other for the OSX installer. I am installing clover into the clover partition and then replacing the contents of the EFI folder with the contents of your zip file.
 
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