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

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It is puzzling.
Turns out its an issue with TgtBridge not working as expected.

I'm testing with updated I2C patches as follows:

XML:
<dict>
    <key>Comment</key>
    <string>change _STA to XSTA in device GPI0 (TouchPad I2C)</string>
    <key>Disabled</key>
    <false/>
    <key>Find</key>
    <data>
        FB1fU1RBAKAJk1M=
    </data>
    <key>Replace</key>
    <data>
        FB1YU1RBAKAJk1M=
    </data>
</dict>
<dict>
    <key>Comment</key>
    <string>change _CRS to XCRS in device TPD1 (TouchPad I2C)</string>
    <key>Disabled</key>
    <false/>
    <key>Find</key>
    <data>
        B6QKD6QAFDNf
    </data>
    <key>Replace</key>
    <data>
        B6QKD6QAFDNY
    </data>
</dict>
This also calls into question how 'destructive' _DSM to XDSM is as a patch. It might be interesting to see what happens if we leave things more 'vanilla'.
 
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Dell XPS 9360 i5-8250U FHD Boot error on 10.14
Looks like macOS is trying to load firmware into your internal GPU. WhateverGreen.kext is supposed to prevent this.
Double check if your kexts are installed correctly in Clover.
 
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Looks like macOS is trying to load firmware into your internal GPU. WhateverGreen.kext is supposed to prevent this.
Double check if your kexts are installed correctly in Clover.
Yeah everything is good. My setup works 100% on 10.13. I'm having these issues with 10.14
 

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I'm testing with updated I2C patches as follows
Thanks. I updated my patches, and it does fix the issue with that SSDT. I haven't noticed any different fan behavior though. Same for you? I suspect it may have to do with the variable CTYP, which appears to control whether active cooling is used.

I'm actually on FakeSMC now, because of an issue with slow boots using VirtualSMC. So maybe at some point I'll also install that SMM kext to try out.
 
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@the-darkvoid I saw that you changed the MacBook model to 15,5 in your config.plist. Does this introduce problems or major benefits for i7200U users? Otherwise I have to stick with your old config and Macbook 14,4 profile...
 
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0x4DE -> 00 (was already set)
0x64D -> 01 (changed)
0x64E -> 01 (changed)

VoltageShift values:
-(any number) -(any number) -75 (max before freeze)
No improvement/change in GeekBench scores.

In other words, it appears the BIOS modifications did not unlock undervolt capabilities. No change in results from prior to changing the BIOS.
@jkbuha any thoughts on this and where to go from here? Thanks.
 
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