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

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Dell XPS13 9360 - Clover
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Hi, guys. I thinking to buy the 9360, and install macOS on it. It is enought stable for software developement (xcode, visual studio, .. ) and daily usage ? And the Keyvault is working (for security reason) ? Or should i use some 3rd party app for encryption ?

Thanks.
Since I'm using it for ios development... I would avoid it. Latest iOS version needs latest Xcode version, which needs latest macOS version... Which means you need to constantly update your hackintosh (and updating hackintosh can be dangerous, for example mine is broken right now, while other are working)
 
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Does anyone have the i7 7500u CPU friend kext? or CPU management profile or does anyone have the same machine as me:
Dell XPS 13 9360.
QHD touch
16gb RAM
512 gb Hynix
How's your power consumption? Mine's Idle:
Power: PKG= 1.91, Core 0.09, Dram 0.66 in watts.
Frequency: Core 0.70, GFX 0.00
Temp: 46.00
Utilization: 1.00

How's your usage?

By the way! Thanks to DarkVoid's repo! great work!
 
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Since I'm using it for ios development... I would avoid it. Latest iOS version needs latest Xcode version, which needs latest macOS version... Which means you need to constantly update your hackintosh (and updating hackintosh can be dangerous, for example mine is broken right now, while other are working)
He's right. Just buy a macbook air I believe they're on sale right now sub 1k
 
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He's right. Just buy a macbook air I believe they're on sale right now sub 1k
There are some great deals right now. I bought 2 x 2015 macbook airs (8GB/256GB) from NewEgg in the last 3 weeks for $569 each but i also bought a 1 year warranty with it. They used to be owned by salesforce.com. Called "grade b" but both are like new with less than 100 cycles on the batteries. There is no difference between these and the 2017 macbook air so they should be good for AT LEAST 3 more years

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16834098650
 
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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:
View attachment 405795

Change QuietTimeAfterTyping to a value in milliseconds you are comfortable with, or simply 0 to disable it altogether.
I've search how to disable it for a long time (at least 4 hours) and thankfully I've found answer here.
wow!it's amazing!
huge thanks to darkvoid.
the original value 500ms is too long ,sometimes even feels like stuck.


And I'm wondering if is there ANYWAY to swap ctrl and fn key?
some laptop can make a swap in bios, but not dell.
I've do a lot of search but no result.
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@wanghuangjie

I've found using the modifier keys in the system preferences causing really unexpected behavior with the keyboard and trackpad. I've seen other setups where they do this alternatively for better support.

 
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Do you have your killer card still at disposal? Then just try it for once, you won't have wifi but just test if the system freezes again.
After I did the trick with reinserting the DW1560 card a few times, I need to sum up that this doesn't work any longer. Even Ubuntu loaded from USB freezes immediately after I installed the correct drivers.
Replaced the DW1560 card with the original Killer 1535 card, this results in no freezes, but, of course no wifi too.
I do have a spare TP-Link TL-WN821N V4 USB wifi stick, with an old RTL8192U chipset which I got working using drivers from here, but this can't be a solution.

I looked for an DW1560 replacement, I got the first one from Aliexpress, but shipping takes very long and it isn't even cheap at 40$. In Europe I would need to pay 60€ (not $) for it.

Is there a newer Dell wireless card I can try? Newer than DW1820 and DW1830 as these cards are hardly available too.

Thank you! All of you! For making this fantastic notebook even greater! :)
 
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And I'm wondering if is there ANYWAY to swap ctrl and fn key?
some laptop can make a swap in bios, but not dell.
I've do a lot of search but no result.
View attachment 408346
It's right there in MacOS. Sys Pref/Keyboard/Modifier Keys

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@wanghuangjie

I've found using the modifier keys in the system preferences causing really unexpected behavior with the keyboard and trackpad. I've seen other setups where they do this alternatively for better support.

it's not gonna work with builtin keyboard ,at least in my configuration.
you can't change any other key to fn,
and fn key won't work no matter what you set.

But it works on external keyboard. like magic keyboard.


@wanghuangjie

I've found using the modifier keys in the system preferences causing really unexpected behavior with the keyboard and trackpad. I've seen other setups where they do this alternatively for better support.

it's related with voodoops2controller.
seems like it can't simply change FN key's function ,it must have some key combination with it. like FN+F1,FN+F2..


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thanks mates, sry for my English if I'm misunderstood your points.
 
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After I did the trick with reinserting the DW1560 card a few times, I need to sum up that this doesn't work any longer. Even Ubuntu loaded from USB freezes immediately after I installed the correct drivers.
Replaced the DW1560 card with the original Killer 1535 card, this results in no freezes, but, of course no wifi too.
I do have a spare TP-Link TL-WN821N V4 USB wifi stick, with an old RTL8192U chipset which I got working using drivers from here, but this can't be a solution.

I looked for an DW1560 replacement, I got the first one from Aliexpress, but shipping takes very long and it isn't even cheap at 40$. In Europe I would need to pay 60€ (not $) for it.

Is there a newer Dell wireless card I can try? Newer than DW1820 and DW1830 as these cards are hardly available too.

Thank you! All of you! For making this fantastic notebook even greater! :)
Wow, 60$? I bought mine from ebay (italy) for less than 30 euro.
Anyway since I totally broken my build and I don't want to fix it (was an android+iOS dev, now I dropped on iOS so I won't need macOS anymore) I can sell you my card if shipping costs are convenient. If you are interested drop a DM :)
 
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