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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 made a minimal OC folder for Catalina
One thing is missing : the Brightness buttons that doesn't work anymore.
Is there a specific SSDT to add or Kext ?
Thanks in advance
 
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I made a minimal OC folder for Catalina
One thing is missing : the Brightness buttons that doesn't work anymore.
Is there a specific SSDT to add or Kext ?
Thanks in advance
Try those keys in combination with the Function (Fn) key.
 
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Regarding darkvoid files, at least SSDT-PNLF and SSDT-BRT6 are responsible for brightness control. Dunno if there are more.
thanks
I'll try that
EDIT : not working with those two SSDTs ... unfortunately
Keep searching
EDIT : Brightness is working in Monitor the Prefpane with its slider ... but not the Keyboard

FYI : I made A custom French keyboard layout with Ukulele ... impossible to configure combo 'Fn' Key
Sound up and down are working but no brightness up and down
 
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Hey just wondering if anyone had any success with installing the Big Sur Beta?
I had success with Big Sur 11.2 on the XPS 9360 Kaby Lake HD620 FHD 1920x1080. OpenCore 0.6.7 ,SMBios MacBookPro 14.1, installed CPUfriend kexts (low power consumption) and Usb wifi kexts.

Graphics,Sleep, brightness, Trackpad gestures, Bluetooth, battery, sound, andUsb C (Dock and Hdmi) all work.

My XPS 9360 triple boots into Mac, Windows and Manjaro Linux. Need Hard Drive EFI partition information in Misc- Entries to boot Manjaro Linux.

Found this Web page

https://medium.com/macoclock/guide-...th-windows-macos-linux-kextcache-131e96784c3f

It uses Openshell.efi at boot in getting EFI Partition information for Linux partitions. Mac and Windows were found by Opencore ( SyncRuntimePermission Quirk in Booter needed to be enabled to stop Windows going into Repair mode). Entering "Ctrl Enter" at boot decides the default operating system.

Power usage is low with CPUfriend kext set to economy mode. The bottom of the laptop does not get as hot and battery lasts longer.

Updated 3 March 2021

Update November 2021


Opencore 0.7.5 smBios MacBook Pro 15.2 triple boots into Mac, Windows and Linux. Opencore boot loader now detects linux partitions. Press Spacebar to see hidden Linux Kernels and Recovery. This EFI works with Monterey 12.0.1

Update December 2021

Opencore 0.7.6 Smbios MacBook Pro 15.2 triple boots into Mac, Windows and Linux. Clover 5142 using Smbios MacBook Pro. This EFI works with Monterey 12.0.1

Update January 2022

Opencore 0.7.7 Smbios MacBook Pro 14.1 triple boots into Mac, Windows and Linux. Clover 5143 using Smbios MacBook Pro 14.1. This EFI works with Monterey 12.1
 

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I had success with Big Sur Beta 8 on the XPS 9360 Kaby Lake HD620 FHD 1920x1080. Used the EFI from Acer Swift 3 SF314 54 2018 MacOS Big Sur Guide. Updated the SMBios to MacBookPro 15.2, installed CPUfriend kexts and Usb wifi kexts.

Graphics,Sleep, brightness, Trackpad gestures, Bluetooth, battery, sound, andUsb C (Dock and Hdmi) all work. Not sure about power usage as Intel Power Gadget does not work with Big Sur.

No need for Intel Power Gadget. Use coconutbattery or Battery Doctor and monitor current usage (mAh). A stable and well-configured system on idle load should consume between 800-1400mAh across the range of 9360s.

Big Sur B8 is running really well on my 5-year old MBP, better than any other pre-release macOS in the last few years. When the OS reaches GM I'll upgrade the Mojave installation on the 9360 and post an updated CLOVER configuration.

On that note, I need some suggestions as to a good partition backup software in case all goes t*ts up. I've previously used Symantec Ghost32 (yes, restoring mac via Windows. primitive but 100% effective) but now looking for something more modern that isn't CCC or time machine.
 
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I had success with Big Sur Beta 8 on the XPS 9360 Kaby Lake HD620 FHD 1920x1080. Used the EFI from Acer Swift 3 SF314 54 2018 MacOS Big Sur Guide. Updated the SMBios to MacBookPro 15.2, installed CPUfriend kexts and Usb wifi kexts.

Graphics,Sleep, brightness, Trackpad gestures, Bluetooth, battery, sound, andUsb C (Dock and Hdmi) all work. Not sure about power usage as Intel Power Gadget does not work with Big Sur.

Edit: Intel Power Gadget working on Big Sur Beta 9.

Ok, so after a few days migrating to OpenCore, I've fine-tuned @ebaymic60 's config and corrected a few things for the i7-8550U as well as some other elements (CPU optimisation, sleep/wake, brightness keys). Still need to figure out how to boot Windows natively, but macOS Big Sur B9 and Kali Linux work perfectly.
 

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Ok, so after a few days migrating to OpenCore, I've fine-tuned @ebaymic60 's config and corrected a few things for the i7-8550U as well as some other elements (CPU optimisation, sleep/wake, brightness keys). Still need to figure out how to boot Windows natively, but macOS Big Sur B9 and Kali Linux work perfectly.
If I want to use your configuration for my I5-7200u, are there any necessary steps besides switching to my CPUFriend kext? Cheers!
 
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