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

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@mazakiss jardenliu's version didn't work for me.
and @blazinsmokey did use too much batterie.
So I switched some files from @blazinsmokey with them.
And edited some3.

And I am using more/other kexts than him.
Plist should be nearly the same.

USB-C always mounts. But I can't plug in a third monitor, with my Usb-C to HDMI adapter. Then it crashes.
Tomorrow I will try it with @blazinsmokey USB-C and TB3 aml files...

Cant test 4k HDMI :3

Everything is working simultaneously. iPhone + usb + ssds + screen + Keyboard + Mouse + Hub with 10 extra USB ports :D

Itunes is only a problem on my Machine... tried the same clover config on a friends machine. And he doesn't get a DRM error....


@blazinsmokey version used to much battery life (tested on an earlier version)
jardenlius USB-C is not working correctly.
So you can take the git repo. Replace the USB-C thunderbolt fixes.
And you are good to go. (If battery life sucks, take the DataProvider.kext from @blazinsmokey)

And I don't know if its already in this thread but to gain more CPU efficiency you can enable SpeedShift by changing some Values ;)
 
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Last macOS 10.14.5 update went smoothly as usual.

@LeLunZ you are right, battery is draining pretty fast, only 3h max with my small 56W battery while web browsing (no videos). Thank you for the SpeedShift info you shared.

What do you use SATA-100-series-unsupported.kext for in your install ?
Also SMCLightSensor.kext isn't necessary since we don't have any light sensor for our laptop screen.

Don't hesitate to report your result after replacing new @blazinsmokey TYPC and TB SSDT.

Cheers!
 
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@mazakiss jardenliu's version didn't work for me.
and @blazinsmokey did use too much batterie.
So I switched some files from @blazinsmokey with them.
And edited some3.

And I am using more/other kexts than him.
Plist should be nearly the same.

USB-C always mounts. But I can't plug in a third monitor, with my Usb-C to HDMI adapter. Then it crashes.
Tomorrow I will try it with @blazinsmokey USB-C and TB3 aml files...

Cant test 4k HDMI :3

Everything is working simultaneously. iPhone + usb + ssds + screen + Keyboard + Mouse + Hub with 10 extra USB ports :D

Itunes is only a problem on my Machine... tried the same clover config on a friends machine. And he doesn't get a DRM error....


@blazinsmokey version used to much battery life (tested on an earlier version)
jardenlius USB-C is not working correctly.
So you can take the git repo. Replace the USB-C thunderbolt fixes.
And you are good to go. (If battery life sucks, take the DataProvider.kext from @blazinsmokey)

And I don't know if its already in this thread but to gain more CPU efficiency you can enable SpeedShift by changing some Values ;)
Good morning LeLunz,

Have you enabled SpeedShift on your XPS? I'm wary of the BIOS mods and many items in the thread suggest that it can be enabled by OS software, such as the programs mentioned. Unfortunately, they appear to all be Windows. Do you know of, or have you implemented any patches on the macOS side of things to enable this functionality?

Apparently the Clover flag "HWPEnable" enables SpeedShift on our XPS systems, which is present in both config.plist files, so BIOS mods should not be necessary.
 
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Hi @InsaneCultist Yes I did the Bios mod.

@mazakiss If you want to get more Battery life and lower temps you can undervolt your System.
I am using VoltageShift.
Give it a try if you want.

Changing the TB AND TYPC file did not change anything.
Removed SMC LIGHT sensor kext xD

Does somebody know, why windows and Mac OS is giving me a other EDID.
I saw that I forgot to replace jardenliu EDID with mine. So I got mine in Windows and removed jardenliu's.
Then I was like...why not try to reinstall mojave. And then my EDID changed again. Now Its not the one in Clover and not the one from Windows...

So is Windows and Mac getting other EDIDs?
 
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@mazakiss jardenliu's version didn't work for me.
and @blazinsmokey did use too much batterie.
So I switched some files from @blazinsmokey with them.
And edited some3.

And I am using more/other kexts than him.
Plist should be nearly the same.

USB-C always mounts. But I can't plug in a third monitor, with my Usb-C to HDMI adapter. Then it crashes.
Tomorrow I will try it with @blazinsmokey USB-C and TB3 aml files...

Cant test 4k HDMI :3

Everything is working simultaneously. iPhone + usb + ssds + screen + Keyboard + Mouse + Hub with 10 extra USB ports :D

Itunes is only a problem on my Machine... tried the same clover config on a friends machine. And he doesn't get a DRM error....


@blazinsmokey version used to much battery life (tested on an earlier version)
jardenlius USB-C is not working correctly.
So you can take the git repo. Replace the USB-C thunderbolt fixes.
And you are good to go. (If battery life sucks, take the DataProvider.kext from @blazinsmokey)

And I don't know if its already in this thread but to gain more CPU efficiency you can enable SpeedShift by changing some Values ;)
Ok, so current status:

Jardenliu's has perfect functionality, perfect battery life (6hrs) - however USB-C Dell WD15 doesn't work (panic upon plug in).

Blazinsmokey's tb config does not work (very slow with laggy animations), however the normal config.plist (Clover 3.2) works perfectly, yet has terrible battery life (1.5hrs).

Not sure why the difference in battery life is so pronounced. Also not sure why the tb config is so slow and cumbersome.

For now, I think I will have to just try my best to combine them xD Thanks so much for the hard work, it's really appreciated.
 
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Hey guys! I`m thinking about hackintosh on my XPS 9560 (7700HQ, 1080p, 512GB NVMe Samsung SSD). Now i have Killer AC1535 Wifi card. Which card should i buy to get compatibility with OSX? AFAIK i should get smth around DW1830/DW1560/DW1820A. Which one would be better? 1820A is way more cheaper than others is it okay to get it?
P.S It would be good if my new card will not have any problems with Windows.
 
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Hey guys! I`m thinking about hackintosh on my XPS 9560 (7700HQ, 1080p, 512GB NVMe Samsung SSD). Now i have Killer AC1535 Wifi card. Which card should i buy to get compatibility with OSX? AFAIK i should get smth around DW1830/DW1560/DW1820A. Which one would be better? 1820A is way more cheaper than others is it okay to get it?
P.S It would be good if my new card will not have any problems with Windows.
Hi @Screek. Please do a search, there plenty of info on it already.
The easiest is DW1560, the better but harder to install is DW1830 because of 3 antennas to fit it in. I don't know much about DW1820A.
 
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Do you still have the sleep-crashing computer problem?
I still have a crash about once a day, that seems to be sleep related based on googling codes from error
Code:
No samples for specified time interval

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status: 0x10003     
Code: 0x340adb000000028     
Stackshot reason: Watchdog

      Model: MacBookPro14,1, BootROM 184.0.0.0.0, 4 processors, Intel Core i5, 2,50 GHz, 32 GB, SMC 2.43f6
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630, Intel HD Graphics 630, Built-In
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 16 GB, DDR4, 2667 MHz, Samsung, M471A2K43BB1-CRC
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 16 GB, DDR4, 2667 MHz, Samsung, M471A2K43CB1-CTD
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x19), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.21.190.18.1a3)
Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0
PCI Card: sppci_expresscard_name, Unknown
USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus
USB Device: Integrated_Webcam_HD
USB Device: Touchscreen
USB Device: Vendor-Specific Device
USB Device: BCM20702A0
USB Device: BCM20702A0
Thunderbolt Bus:
Not sure if it's TB3 related, but I'm not currently using TB3 port at all

I've been using the newest Kaby Lake config from your later post and have had the most stable experience I've had with my XPS 15, even when it was on Sierra. I do still get the screen flicker with this config, as expected, but I've had no crashes during sleep in over a week. Tonight I will swap to the Skylake spoof and see if I experience the crashes again.
Thanks for posting, will try updating my config and will see if that help
 
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