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

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Hello guys, I'm new at hackintosh. I have a xps 13 9360 and everything works fine. I choose not to swap my WLAN Card. Now I have a USB adapter from TP-Link. Now the Problem is, I can't install/use a certificate for my University Network like Telekom CA2. If I try to install the certificate I got a "WLAN Payload" Error and can't install a profile. Maybe it's because that I have to use a Wireless Utility App for my WLAN connection and not the native Mac Network Connection.

Anybody a idea how to fix it? Thanks in advance
 
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I just setup a new XPS13/9360/8550u/16GB and have it running Mojave thanks all the hard work, esp. @the-darkvoid .

Two issues I have:

1) If I type on the keyboard, the trackpad doesn't register inputs for like 250 msec to 500 msec ; I guess this is to help with palm rejection? Can this be changed? My Macbook doesn't have this behavior and it's quite jarring. Do I need to re-install Windows and mess with Synaptics drivers to set this?

2) Using Intel power gadget, I see ~900 MHz CPU usage, with RAM drawing more than CPU and total draw around 2W idle. Is that normal?
 
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Dell XPS 9360
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I just setup a new XPS13/9360/8550u/16GB and have it running Mojave thanks all the hard work, esp. @the-darkvoid .

Two issues I have:

1) If I type on the keyboard, the trackpad doesn't register inputs for like 250 msec to 500 msec ; I guess this is to help with palm rejection? Can this be changed? My Macbook doesn't have this behavior and it's quite jarring. Do I need to re-install Windows and mess with Synaptics drivers to set this?

2) Using Intel power gadget, I see ~900 MHz CPU usage, with RAM drawing more than CPU and total draw around 2W idle. Is that normal?

1) Same thing here, wasn't there in windows so I guess its an VoodooI2C thing.

2) Compare with my i5-7200u, I guess your CPU is newer and should have a comparable efficiency? Tho it has 2 more cores, maybe the draw more energy. CPUFriend is setup with the right FreqTables?
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It would seem that IOGraphicsFamily is crashing.

To be sure, disable BrcmPatchRAM, SMC sensors and WhateverGreen
If I disable whatevergreen I get about 4 minutes of "Hash data from ME never returned" (attached) and it eventually boots into the system but with a whole lot of screwed up colors. Tried the latest official whatevergreen.kext as well.

I can also boot without whatevergreen and add "-disablegfxfirmware" which gets rid of the screwed colors but I end up without GPU acceleration, right?
 

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Hello guys, I'm new at hackintosh. I have a xps 13 9360 and everything works fine. I choose not to swap my WLAN Card. Now I have a USB adapter from TP-Link. Now the Problem is, I can't install/use a certificate for my University Network like Telekom CA2. If I try to install the certificate I got a "WLAN Payload" Error and can't install a profile. Maybe it's because that I have to use a Wireless Utility App for my WLAN connection and not the native Mac Network Connection.

Anybody a idea how to fix it? Thanks in advance
WPA-EAP might simply not be supported on your USB Wifi dongle. Check the specifications?
 
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  2. MacBook Pro
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  1. Android
If I disable whatevergreen I get about 4 minutes of "Hash data from ME never returned" (attached) and it eventually boots into the system but with a whole lot of screwed up colors. Tried the latest official whatevergreen.kext as well.

I can also boot without whatevergreen and add "-disablegfxfirmware" which gets rid of the screwed colors but I end up without GPU acceleration, right?

If you disable WhateverGreen indeed -disablegfxfirmware is required not to have Apple drivers try and update your IGPU firmware. The hash data never returned error is the firmware update failing.

Since your computer boots, it seems like your WhateverGreen.kext is not finding a proper configuration when loading.

Two things I can think of:
  • New device properties added in config.plist are not present in yours, WhateverGreen needs this to set the correct framebuffer configuration
  • Some of your DSDT AML files in the patched folder are not up to date as per the repository.
    This could cause a conflict in WhateverGreen as well, as the configuration moved from SSDT table to Device Property injection.
 
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  1. Android
I just setup a new XPS13/9360/8550u/16GB and have it running Mojave thanks all the hard work, esp. @the-darkvoid .

Two issues I have:

1) If I type on the keyboard, the trackpad doesn't register inputs for like 250 msec to 500 msec ; I guess this is to help with palm rejection? Can this be changed? My Macbook doesn't have this behavior and it's quite jarring. Do I need to re-install Windows and mess with Synaptics drivers to set this?

2) Using Intel power gadget, I see ~900 MHz CPU usage, with RAM drawing more than CPU and total draw around 2W idle. Is that normal?

You should be able to change the trackpad timeout based on keyboard input.

To do that you need to edit Info.plist in VoodooI2CHID.kext:
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Change QuietTimeAfterTyping to a value in milliseconds you are comfortable with, or simply 0 to disable it altogether.
 
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Hi @the-darkvoid ,

Thanks for the response!

Spelunking around in the Info.plist, I found the QuiteTimeAfterTyping entry as well (see my previous posts to your github thread) and made the change (to 100) and fixed my problem!

Now, I need to track down my power loss ; it's a percent every few minutes (more than the % every 10 mins the original author mentioned --> 6% / hr). I'm using the original Toshiba NVME and haven't swapped out WiFi yet, so I suspect those two items.

Intel Power Gadget shows:

PKG : 0.80W | Core 0.10W | DRAM: 0.70W
Core: 0.9 GHz | GFX : 0.00
PKG: 40.0 degC
Utilization: 0.30 %

these numbers look reasonable to me and show idling.

Question: Does one (need to) re-format a M.2 SATA SSD to 4K as well for use with AFPS? I got a Samsung 860 EVO to replace the Toshiba NVME.
 
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