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

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After running Cinebench R20 (on battery)

CPU BaseFreq: 2000, CPU MaxFreq(1/2/4): 4000/4000/4000 (mhz) PL1: 44W PL2: 44W

But this is the first time I'm using Cinebench so not sure how to use it properly. There doesn't seem to be much info, and the score is 1100. Good/Bad?

cinebench R20 ,xps 9360 i7-8550u 16G ram, default TDP PL1:23W, PL2:51W.
My best score is 1450.Lowest score is 1377 on AC power.
So i think your score is not good.

And when running cinebench test , if you open Intel Power Gadget ,you might see the PL1 remain 23W.
 
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Hey just wondering if anyone had any success with installing the Big Sur Beta?
I had success with Clover 5.1 5126 on Big Sur Beta 11.0.1 on the XPS 9360 Kaby Lake HD620 FHD 1920x1080. Set SMBios to MacBookPro 15.2, installed CPUfriend kexts and Usb wifi kexts.

Graphics, brightness, Trackpad gestures, Bluetooth, battery, sound, andUsb C (Dock and Hdmi) work. Sleep will not wake. Boot with preboot Clover entry.

Otherwise MacOS Big Sur runs well with similar Power usage to OC boot (Intel Power Gadget). Clover is a better option since I triple Boot Windows, Mac and Linux. Clover does not take over the Bios like OC.
Update: VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CHID.kext installed without errors after removing voodooinput.kext from contents of VoodooI2C.kext. Clover.Zip updated.
 

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I had success with Clover 5.1 5126 on Big Sur Beta 11.0.1 on the XPS 9360 Kaby Lake HD620 FHD 1920x1080. Set SMBios to MacBookPro 15.2, installed CPUfriend kexts and Usb wifi kexts.

Graphics, brightness, Trackpad gestures, Bluetooth, battery, sound, andUsb C (Dock and Hdmi) work. Sleep will not wake - I have disabledarkwake=0 in boot arguments. Trackpad gestures use voodooPs2.kext only - VoodooI2C.kext causes Kernel Panic on boot. SMCProcessor.kext cannot be used because of kernel panic.

Otherwise MacOS Big Sur runs well with similar Power usage to OC boot (Intel Power Gadget). Clover is a better option since I triple Boot Windows, Mac and Linux. Clover does not take over the Bios like OC.
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Delete voodooinput.kext off of VoodooPS2Controller.kext plugins folder and you can add VoodooI2C.kext in without Kernel Panic.
 
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Delete voodooinput.kext off of VoodooPS2Controller.kext plugins folder and you can add VoodooI2C.kext in without Kernel Panic.
Removing voodooinput.kext from VoodooPS2Controller.kext worked. Reinstalled VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CHID.kext. Trackpad Gestures good. Thanks.
 
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Removing voodooinput.kext from VoodooPS2Controller.kext worked. Reinstalled VoodooI2C.kext and VoodooI2CHID.kext. Trackpad Gestures good. Updated Clover attached. Thanks.
I spoke too soon. After removing voodooinput.kext from I am getting constant HalDmWatchdog set RF changeIn Progress=T or F for minutes before boot into MacOS. I might have to revert to original VoodooPS2Controller.kext . Tried clearing Cache without clearing this problem. A hard restart on the Power button will boot up ok.
 

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I had success with Clover 5.1 5126 on Big Sur Beta 11.0.1 on the XPS 9360 Kaby Lake HD620 FHD 1920x1080. Set SMBios to MacBookPro 15.2, installed CPUfriend kexts and Usb wifi kexts.

Graphics, brightness, Trackpad gestures, Bluetooth, battery, sound, andUsb C (Dock and Hdmi) work. Sleep will not wake - I have disabledarkwake=0 in boot arguments. Trackpad gestures use voodooPs2.kext only - VoodooI2C.kext causes Kernel Panic on boot. SMCProcessor.kext cannot be used because of kernel panic.

Otherwise MacOS Big Sur runs well with similar Power usage to OC boot (Intel Power Gadget). Clover is a better option since I triple Boot Windows, Mac and Linux. Clover does not take over the Bios like OC.

I have your same triple boot config, but quite frankly using OpenCore is a breath of fresh air. No more messing about with L/E or S/L/E and temperamental boots. It just works. Also it's more Apple-esque (single user boot by pressing CMD+S, Safe using Shift, etc).

With regards to booting other OSes, Linux boots without any issues straight from OpenCore, and - whilst I haven't yet spent time looking at native Windows booting - I've inserted a CLOVER entry into OC which allows me to chainload OC->Clover->W10. That way I can still reboot into Windows quickly.

At some point I'll try and take a look at bringing CLOVER back to macOS. Just to check though - do you still put all your extra CLOVER kexts into L/E?
 
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I spoke too soon. After removing voodooinput.kext from I am getting constant HalDmWatchdog set RF changeIn Progress=T or F for minutes before boot into MacOS. I might have to revert to original VoodooPS2Controller.kext . Tried clearing Cache without clearing this problem. A hard restart on the Power button will boot up ok.
Put SSDT-I2C1-SPED.aml in seems to solved the problem for me.
 
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I have your same triple boot config, but quite frankly using OpenCore is a breath of fresh air. No more messing about with L/E or S/L/E and temperamental boots. It just works. Also it's more Apple-esque (single user boot by pressing CMD+S, Safe using Shift, etc).

With regards to booting other OSes, Linux boots without any issues straight from OpenCore, and - whilst I haven't yet spent time looking at native Windows booting - I've inserted a CLOVER entry into OC which allows me to chainload OC->Clover->W10. That way I can still reboot into Windows quickly.

At some point I'll try and take a look at bringing CLOVER back to macOS. Just to check though - do you still put all your extra CLOVER kexts into L/E?
MacOS is not my main OS it is just for experimental use. As I said previously Open Core boot loader takes over the Bios and does not load windows and Linux properly. Windows 10 boots into recovery mode and Linux will not load. I realise that I could modify settings for Linux but it much easier with the Clover boot loader detecting the other OS correctly.

The latest Clover boots quick enough and MacOS runs well. I do not have kexts in L/E Folder only in the EFI Clover. folders.
 
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