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[Guide] Dell XPS 9560 Mojave VirtualSMC, I2C Trackpad, Clover UEFI Hotpatch

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I did not update was the Clover version. My clover is at Clover_v2.4k_r4844 versus the current 4895

That is your problem.

If you have a Clover USB already as most have a back up like this, you could download the clover 3.1 zip I uploaded a few days ago and overwrite everything except your config.plist. You should be able to then boot with that. You could also look up how to mount your EFI from windows and do it there but the USB seems much more safer.
 
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That is your problem.

If you have a Clover USB already as most have a back up like this, you could download the clover 3.1 zip I uploaded a few days ago and overwrite everything except your config.plist. You should be able to then boot with that. You could also look up how to mount your EFI from windows and do it there but the USB seems much more safer.

Great catch; everything works as expected now after updating Clover. I didn't have a Clover USB, but it was quick to make one. Thanks for the quick reply.
 
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@Bram77, @bbst, etc

I'm also on the Dell "TB16" TB3 dock with Precision 5520 laptop.

i have dock connected two displays (over the HDMI and mini-DP)... it seems most reliable if i boot up with the laptop lid open and the laptop's screen kicks in first... then i actually do get output on both monitors, but they're mirrored and i don't see anywhere to separate and extend desktop across both... the laptop's built-in screen is actually properly extending... wondering if there's any insight along those lines?

thanks!

While not using TB I thought I'd share this with you. With the latest 10.14.4 my USB-C to HDMI 2.0 (4K @ 60Hz) adapter is working better! Before I had to do something like yourself.

I currently use my 9560 "docked", it's closed and I use the USB-C my 4K screen plus a USB hub for a mouse and keyboard. I can now wake it with mouse and keyboard and the screen resolutions doesn't get all wonky and switch to 30Hz or 1080p. Before I had to wake it up by opening the lid to avoid this. Now it just works. Maybe it helps your situation as well.

Edit: Not exactly seems to be hit or miss, arghhh. Wonder if it's a Framebuffer issue, will have to investigate when I have time.
 
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Trying to update to 10.14.4, but when it is trying to boot from "Install prebooter from preboot", I get the error messages shown in IMG_8114.jpg.

Any idea what could be wrong? I am still able to boot to macOS through the clover option "boot macOS".

Installed clover version is: 4910.

Also attached debug report.
 

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i am trying to update my clover, i am running 4769 now 4910 is available. So first i have updated clover configurator to 5.4.1.1 then i open it and then mount my efi open config.plist then i hit the install/update clover - check now and install update restart and when booting i still see 4769...what gives?? why is it not updating??
 
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That is your problem.

If you have a Clover USB already as most have a back up like this, you could download the clover 3.1 zip I uploaded a few days ago and overwrite everything except your config.plist. You should be able to then boot with that. You could also look up how to mount your EFI from windows and do it there but the USB seems much more safer.


i have copied your zip file into EFI and restarted and i am looking on clover boot into about and still i see rev 4769...wtf??
 
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i have copied your zip file into EFI and restarted and i am looking on clover boot into about and still i see rev 4769...wtf??
i am trying to update my clover, i am running 4769 now 4910 is available. So first i have updated clover configurator to 5.4.1.1 then i open it and then mount my efi open config.plist then i hit the install/update clover - check now and install update restart and when booting i still see 4769...what gives?? why is it not updating??

Ummm.... Updating clover configurator and loading your config.plist and whatever you are doing? Not sure wtf you are even trying to accomplish with those steps. That ain't it chief.

Download latest clover version from their website and install it manually. Easy as that.
 
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Hello,
first of all - thank you to @blazinsmokey for the guide.
Also - thank you to everyone else who have contributed along the way.

As I am new to the hackintoshing, I have followed the guide and suggestions and had no major issues building a hackintosh on my DELL 5520.
The main difference is that my machine has an intel 530 graphics, so I had to correct that manually.
I use the laptop with a dell tb16 dock.

As it stands today, the last issue I am looking at is related to my dell tb16 dock:
- when I started the fresh system with tb16 connected, it worked fine (image on the external screen connected to the doc, all usb devices, ethernet etc.).
- following the guides about the lack of the hot swap for usb-c, I shut the machine down and then unplugged the tb16
- I started the machine on it's own, but it shows not image (black screen past the apple logo boot - the progress bar goes to the very end).
- I tried connecting the dock while the laptop was on (with black screen, nothing happened)
- I have powered off the laptop, re-connected the dock and started it all over again, no luck.

Has anyone else seen that?

Thank you for reading.
 
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While not using TB I thought I'd share this with you. With the latest 10.14.4 my USB-C to HDMI 2.0 (4K @ 60Hz) adapter is working better! Before I had to do something like yourself.

I currently use my 9560 "docked", it's closed and I use the USB-C my 4K screen plus a USB hub for a mouse and keyboard. I can now wake it with mouse and keyboard and the screen resolutions doesn't get all wonky and switch to 30Hz or 1080p. Before I had to wake it up by opening the lid to avoid this. Now it just works. Maybe it helps your situation as well.

Edit: Not exactly seems to be hit or miss, arghhh. Wonder if it's a Framebuffer issue, will have to investigate when I have time.
Hi @blazinsmokey how are you?

4 month on this hack and still stable, thank you.

Just one question, like you I have a usb-c to hdmi adapter that works great outputing 4K@60Hz.

But it also has 3 additional usb3 ports on it. It works by default on windows but not on osx.

Should I create a custom ssdt for this adapter in order to make these ports available?

Cheers.
 
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As it stands today, the last issue I am looking at is related to my dell tb16 dock:
- when I started the fresh system with tb16 connected, it worked fine (image on the external screen connected to the doc, all usb devices, ethernet etc.).
......
Has anyone else seen that?

Thank you for reading.

That is actually how TB works from what I've heard, don't have a TB dock myself sorry. Has to be plugged in during boot and can't be hot plugged or unplugged. USB-C hot plugs fine. Keep in mind this is the same port but 2 different protocols.

Just one question, like you I have a usb-c to hdmi adapter that works great outputing 4K@60Hz.
But it also has 3 additional usb3 ports on it. It works by default on windows but not on osx.
Should I create a custom ssdt for this adapter in order to make these ports available?

Doing well thanks for asking. What kind of dongle is this? Can you test that dongle on a real Mac by chance? Maybe the dongle isn't macOS compliant. Also you could try, sounds crazy but try inserting the USB C the other way. Also try it just as USB dock see if it works when no HDMI is in use. I don't believe an addition SSDT would help this but we might need to look into the current ones. My guess is the TB SSDT we incorporated could be messing with this.
 
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