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[Guide] Dell XPS 15 9560 - High Sierra 10.13.2

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NOT WORKING

SD Card Reader (Use USB adapter )
Hibernation
Nvidia Graphic Cards
Fingerprint Reader
Thunderbolt HotPlug


REQUIREMENTS

Fresh installation
One working OSX environment

Whole disk available (No partitions)
Knowledge in PLIST edition​
Backup Made (EVERYTHING WILL BE ERASED)
Latest BIOS version
4k sector patch NVME
WIFI CARD DW1560 (EFI FOLDER CONTAIN PATCH FOR THIS CARD ONLY)

1 - CREATE USB
  • Download High Sierra from AppStore
  • Plug in your USB Key (16GB or More)
  • Format it with Disk Utility and name it « MyVolume »
  • Launch Terminal and type : sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ High\ Sierra.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/MyVolume
  • Mount the EFI partition /MyVolume/EFI/ with Clover Configurator (See in the EFI Folder)
  • Copy the entire EFI folder linked to the post to /MyVolume/
2 - BIOS SETTINGS

MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS CORRECT BEFORE CONTINUE OR IT WILL FAIL ON BOOT !
System Information
  • Check that Video Memory is already 64MB
  • Advanced Boot Options (all off)
System Configuration
  • SATA Operation (AHCI)
  • Drives (all on)
  • SMART Reporting (on)
  • USB Configuration (all on)
  • Dell Type-C Dock Configuration (on)
  • Thunderbolt Adapter Configuration (all on, no security)
  • USB PowerShare (on)
  • Audio (all on)
  • Touchscreen (on)
  • Miscellaneous Devices (all on except SD Card Reader)
  • CPU XD (on)
Secure Boot
  • Secure Boot Enable (disabled)
Intel Software Guard Extensions
  • Intel SGX Enable (Software-Controlled)
Performance
  • (Everything on/enabled)
Power Management
  • (USB Wake Support = off)
  • (Wake on Dell USB-C Dock = on)
  • Wake on WLAN (off)
  • Block Sleep (off)
Virtualization Support
  • (Everything on)

3 - BOOT PROCESS

  • Start your computer and press F12 to open the boot menu
  • Boot from your USB Key
  • Select the "Installer from (Your usb key)" (Verbose mode is enable by default to see what's going on if it fail)

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WAIT ! EVEN IF YOU THINK THAT THE LOADING BAR IS STUCKED IT COULD TAKE 5MIN TO LOAD ENTIRELY


IF IT FAIL SEE THE REHABMAN GUIDE BEFORE ASKING QUESTION

https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/readme-common-problems-in-10-13-high-sierra.233582/

IF YOU CAN'T BOOT YOU CAN TRY TO USE A FAKE IG-PLATFORM
GO TO THE CLOVER OPTION IN THE GRAPHIC PARTS AND USE A FAKE IG-PLATFORM SUCH AS 34567898764

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4 - INSTALLATION

- Once arrived on the installation screen
- Open Disk Utility and Erase your Main Hard Drive and format to : MacOS AFPS (not encrypted)
- Go back to the installer continue and choose your Formated Hard Drive to install MacOS.

- The computer will reboot after about 2 min
- Press F12 to choose your usb key and hit ENTER

(YOU COULD HAVE 2 CHOICE DURING THE REBOOT : INSTALLER ON "YOUR DRIVE NAME" OR PRELOADER "YOUR DRIVE NAME". You have to use "Installer on your "drive name" in case it FAIL select the OTHER OPTION.
You will have to do this twice if I remember correctly.

BE CAREFUL YOU HAVE TO ALWAYS BOOT ON YOUR USB KEY BECAUSE CLOVER IS NOT YET INSTALLED ON THE SYSTEM, SO PRESS F12 ON EVERY REBOOT AND CHOOSE YOUR USB KEY UNTIL CLOVER PROPERLY INSTALLED

5 - POST INSTALLATION

- Open Kext Wizard in My EFI folder
- Click on installation tabs browse kext and select ALL THE KEXT IN USB/EFI/CLOVER/KEXT/OTHER

- Make sure that the destination drive is your MAIN HARD DRIVE and press INSTALL
- Once done go to MAINTENANCE TAB and select the radio button for System/Library/Extensions and press EXECUTE.

6 - RESTART WITHOUT USB


- Disconnect your usb and reboot normally, everything should work properly now.


!!! CONGRATULATION YOU DID IT !!!



if not...

Give us enough clear information in the comments section so we can help you to have this laptop working.

A BIG



TO
  • Dell for making this laptop
  • Apple for Mac OS
  • RehabMan for so many detailed posts, enormous collection of SSDT files, kext development, and being overall incredibly helpful throughout this whole process
  • KNNSpeed for this amazing guide
  • Pike R. Alpha for his in-depth blog and the 0xE2 patch (among being the source of many other developments and patches)
  • The Clover team for the Clover bootloader
  • netkas, kozlek, and Slice for FakeSMC
  • wmchris for his initial XPS 9550 write-up
  • Jonny4911 for posting his 9560 setup and his version of the AudioFix folder
  • syscl for a lot of work into the XPS 9360 and his build of VoodooPS2Controller
  • darkhandz for his XPS 9550 repo
  • toleda and goodwin_c for audio, ALCPlugFix
  • goodwin_c for HWP
  • dpassmor for the Thunderbolt/USB-C ExpressCard trick
  • vit9696 for Lilu and AppleALC
  • PMHeart for CoreDisplayFixup
  • lvs1974 for NvidiaGraphicsFixup
  • darkvoid for Wi-Fi patches
  • filequit for the 5GHz global channel bonding patch
  • denskop for the "Boot Graphics Glitch" patch
  • netkas, kid2010, and syscl for the Thunderbolt 3 blacklist bypass patch
AND ALL THE OTHER THAT I DIDN'T QUOTE BUT WHO CONTRIBUTED TO MAKE THIS DREAM HAPPENED !

 

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Hi and congratulation for your guide!
 
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Make sure you use OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi instead of OsxAptioFixDrv2-64.efi

Update clover to latest version and check the bios settings
I was using OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi instead of OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi like you recommended. After swapping to that, the same error still happens. I'm also using the latest clover with the correct BIOS settings.

I tried using AptioMemoryFix and then was able to make it to the installer screen for the first time!:thumbup: I'm not sure whether this is an ok fix or if it will break functionality later on...
 
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I was using OsxAptioFix2Drv-64.efi instead of OsxAptioFixDrv-64.efi like you recommended. After swapping to that, the same error still happens. I'm also using the latest clover with the correct BIOS settings.

I tried using AptioMemoryFix and then was able to make it to the installer screen for the first time!:thumbup: I'm not sure whether this is an ok fix or if it will break functionality later on...


Whats your Battery?...96wh or 56wh ?
 
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Hi
Thank you for this amazing guide, first time in the world of Hackintosh and I almost understood it all. Everything is basically working but the graphics card (fully), I can only get it to show 31MB
(Intel HD Graphics 630 31 MB) were it should be 1500+ . Now I don't know if it should natively find the id device, but I tried many different values from various guides. As for the ig-platform-id (0x59120000, 0x19120000). I event left it empty naively hoping things would solve it self hehe.
In your config.plist you use 0x591B8086(fake-id) with 0x591B0000(ig-platform-id) which unfortunately don't work for me. I used the kext provided but installed them in LE/EX also tried S/LE/EX.

So here I have a beautiful machine running high Sierra almost perfectly and ready for action (Xcode), only graphics with 31MB makes it sluggish.

I thank you in advance

My Laptop: Dell XPS 9560 Toshiba nvme, UHD, Intel hd 630. Bios settings as per guide. The same goes for updates.
 

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