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

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Hi guys, I am the OP.
I am absolutely speechless for the amount of information that you brought here in this thread during these 3 years.
THANK YOU ALL!
Since my XPS was built to be a production machine, at one point I stopped experimenting because it was so good that I've been using it with no issues for almost 3 years. Once reaching 100% reliability, I think we can call it a perfect build.
The only thing that I did was to swap the battery with a new OEM one.
(BTW, good surprise, this OEM battery supplied by Dell in Oct 2019 has 7% more capacity than the original one and I'm back to 10 hours of uptime with office load.)

Now, I really need your help.
Help me re-organize this thread, please.
I am buried with work so I need your help to update the thread.

I am kindly asking for two things:
1) Please point me out to the most relevant posts buried in the middle of the thread, so that I can report and link them in the first post
2) If anyone has good working Catalina files and has the EXACT configuration of mine (7500U FHD plus, optionally, SATA drive), please attach them with good explaination of major changes from the original guide, so I can update the first thread (with credits, of course). If you have any issues, even the minor ones, please mention them. I don't want to introduce regressions.

A big thank you, again!
 
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It might be informative to compare the Clover config from your latest files with the one from the Darkvoid repo (at least, whatever the latest is that's directly comparable), and maybe also one from @jkbuha or somebody else on Kaby Lake-R? For instance, there was this one:


I've experienced the HD 630 acting a little differently than the 620, also. Black screen on wake, for example. Although I think maybe it depends on the OS X version, what the fix is (ie, whether a fakeid is needed).

eta: the other things that come to mind are: alcid changes, what to do if you're on 512-byte sectors (personally, I always avoid)
 
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I would add:

- Great first-time installation video by Mark Perez

- new USB-C acpi patches in the the-darkvoid repo, saves you a lot of battery while using a monitor
 
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I am kindly asking for two things:
1) Please point me out to the most relevant posts buried in the middle of the thread, so that I can report and link them in the first post
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I am kindly asking for two things:
1) Please point me out to the most relevant posts buried in the middle of the thread, so that I can report and link them in the first post
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The only thing that I did was to swap the battery with a new OEM one.
(BTW, good surprise, this OEM battery supplied by Dell in Oct 2019 has 7% more capacity than the original one and I'm back to 10 hours of uptime with office load.)
@bozma88 can you tell me please which battery did you buy and where?
Thank you!
 
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@bozma88 can you tell me please which battery did you buy and where?
Thank you!
Ordered directly from Dell Italy by phone.
Part number always the same: PW23Y.
The original battery was 7631mAh, the new one is 8085mAh.
Working really good so far. Price incl. shipping 58eur (no VAT).
For that price, no need to buy third-party ones.

+++

Does anyone have a working Catalina build?
I'd want to update the thread with Catalina files.
Thanks!
 
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Ordered directly from Dell Italy by phone.
Part number always the same: PW23Y.
The original battery was 7631mAh, the new one is 8085mAh.
Working really good so far. Price incl. shipping 58eur (no VAT).
For that price, no need to buy third-party ones.

+++

Does anyone have a working Catalina build?
I'd want to update the thread with Catalina files.
Thanks!

I have a working Catalina build running just fine. But, I am on a 9360 with 8550u and QHD+ screen. Would you still like this info?
 
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Hi,

I am trying to install Catalina on my XPS 9360:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz
Disk Drives: THNSN51T02DUK NVMe TOSHIBA 1024GB
Display Adapters: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620

I am using DarVoid repo and when I boot to the installer, the mouse is not working. I am currently on High Sierra and I tried a few times to use VoodooIC but never got it to work. Is there anything special I need to do?
 

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Hi,

I am trying to install Catalina on my XPS 9360:
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz
Disk Drives: THNSN51T02DUK NVMe TOSHIBA 1024GB
Display Adapters: Intel(R) HD Graphics 620

I am using DarVoid repo and when I boot to the installer, the mouse is not working. I am currently on High Sierra and I tried a few times to use VoodooIC but never got it to work. Is there anything special I need to do?

When you're just booting the installer, it's best to use a USB mouse to install and then deal with the problem later on the installed system, if it even still happens at that point.
 
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