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

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I have a 9360 and ordered a WD Blue 1TB because I saw in the first post a SATA III would be better than NVME. But after reading what you guys are recommending now, WD Black... I'm kinda worried if I did the right choice. WD Blue or Black if my main objective is more battery life?

Good choice. WD Blue is excellent for battery life. I have the 2TB version on one 9360 and a 2TB NVMe on another. There's about 8-12% battery life difference, roughly the same gains with proper undervolting.
 
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Good choice. WD Blue is excellent for battery life. I have the 2TB version on one 9360 and a 2TB NVMe on another. There's about 8-12% battery life difference, roughly the same gains with proper undervolting.
On the WD Blue did you have to format it to 4k sectors?
 
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I successfully got 10.15.4 running on my i5 8GB RAM XPS 3960 running. I still have 2 newbie questions:
- How to disable the boot chime? Tried changing clover and nvram SystemAudioVolume without success.
- I could not get sleep working. Followed https://markperez.dev/blog/install-macos-mojave-xps-13-9360/ but my XPS does not wake up after sleep.
Thank you for your guidance.
 
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I successfully got 10.15.4 running on my i5 8GB RAM XPS 3960 running. I still have 2 newbie questions:
- How to disable the boot chime? Tried changing clover and nvram SystemAudioVolume without success.
- I could not get sleep working. Followed https://markperez.dev/blog/install-macos-mojave-xps-13-9360/ but my XPS does not wake up after sleep.
Thank you for your guidance.
Check this

Btw, may I ask, did you use darkvoids EFI or you made your own? I have the i5 8250u and with his EFI I could not boot into macOS, however yesterday I did with my own settings on OpenCore however most hardware was not working properly.
 
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Check this

Btw, may I ask, did you use darkvoids EFI or you made your own? I have the i5 8250u and with his EFI I could not boot into macOS, however yesterday I did with my own settings on OpenCore however most hardware was not working properly.

Thanks! I used darkvoids efi (the i5 one), although is not for the 8250, but I will try these:
 
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Thanks a lot for this guide, it's been fantastic. Referencing this and darkvoid's repository, my XPS13 is running Catalina without any issues.

Has anyone managed to do anything with the SD card reader? I built the open source driver kext to no avail, was wondering if there was any other options to try. For now I've just disabled it, it's not the end of the world, but it'd definitely be cool to just have it available.
 
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Thanks a lot for this guide, it's been fantastic. Referencing this and darkvoid's repository, my XPS13 is running Catalina without any issues.

Has anyone managed to do anything with the SD card reader? I built the open source driver kext to no avail, was wondering if there was any other options to try. For now I've just disabled it, it's not the end of the world, but it'd definitely be cool to just have it available.

Which code did you take? These are the repos I found:
I just found this, maybe it helps:


At the bottom is the download Sinetek-rtsx.kext.zip

Or from here:

 
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@moenchp I actually used the second link you posted, but building from the first was able to get it working (albeit slowly). Thanks for the heads up!
 
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