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

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Hmm, okay I can't seem to figure this out.

I am running the Clover 3.2 build

Clover 3.3 fixes the battery issue. There was a patched file which wasn't linked correctly in clover in the 3.2 release. I recommend upgrading :)
 
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That's when I realised "USB power share" was ON in the Bios. Removing it is just Night and Day. For anybody having this issue @LeLunZ and others maybe check if you had it enabled before. Also people complaining about having the left side of the palmrest very hot, also fixed the issue. Damn.

Thanks for the tip. I was experiencing these issues and the hot palm rest, so I'll report back on results :)
 
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Hmm, okay I can't seem to figure this out.

I am running the Clover 3.2 build (though the same behavior happened on old builds as well) with a modification to use my LiteOn NVME.
Code:
Compiled SSDT-NVME.aml pointed towards the proper PCIE slot.
That's all I've edited, and I included the same fix as OP for the Samsung drive as it was applicable.
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KextsToPatch
Name: com.apple.iokit.IONVMeFamily
Find: F6C1100F 85410100 00
Replace: F6C1010F 85410100 00
Comment: IONVMeFamily Preferred Block Size 0x10 -> 0x01, credit RehabMan based on 10.12 patch (c) Pike R. Alpha

After about 24 hours the APFS volume gets corrupted to the point to where I cannot even mount the APFS partition in terminal from the installer. I get bus error 10. It could have gone into hibernate, I let it run synching to dropbox while caffeinated, but I would be surprised since I ran the no hibernate script twice and you have the redundancy built in on the kext in Clover.

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this or what I can do as a next step? @blazinsmokey I am losing my mind a bit.

Tempted to just replace the damn drive, it seems like more of a pain in the ass than it's worth.
Ok I think I solved this with Pike's updated fix from Feb.

Now, I can't seem to get the internal EFI to boot after updating to 10.14.5 from 10.14.2, but I can boot fine from USB. I tried repasting my Clover and everything to the internal EFI, managed to break windows, but it still doesn't seem to load the Kexts.
 
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The Dell diagnosis says battery condition excellent. However it drains really fast in macOS. Will have to check how it holds up with Windows. Although "working" with Windows is really unpleasant.
 
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The Dell diagnosis says battery condition excellent. However it drains really fast in macOS. Will have to check how it holds up with Windows. Although "working" with Windows is really unpleasant.
Yeah I'm not getting anywhere near those 7-10 hours people are reporting, from full battery I get 3.5 hours tops. Any suggestions what I can try? macOS reports 89% battery health. I'm using the DW1830 for WiFi, and a Toshiba m.2 SSD which has native support.
 
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Yeah I'm not getting anywhere near those 7-10 hours people are reporting, from full battery I get 3.5 hours tops. Any suggestions what I can try? macOS reports 89% battery health. I'm using the DW1830 for WiFi, and a Toshiba m.2 SSD which has native support.
It depends on many factors here.

Do you have an old 1 year+ battery you use everyday mostly without adapter?

In my case, I have a brand new 97W OEM calibrated Dell Battery, I get 5 to 7 hours depending on usage.

Like you « it seems » battery is draining fast like 1% down every 3 to 4 minutes, i.g almost 400 minutes = 6 hours, not that bad.

So nothing surprising here for me. It could be better for sure but that’s the more probable scenario you’ll get with this hackintosh. Even KNNSpeed reported the same duration, same for people testing Jardenliu guide.

Also in bios deactivate SD Card, USB powershare, and in Mac OS X deactivate bluetooth when you don’t use it. And check your battery health in Bios.

Last there is a guide on ultrabook forum to callibrate your battery, do it only if the battery hasn’t been used too much so far and most of all don’t overdo it once or twice in your whole battery lifetime.

I booted into bios on battery and let it discharge completely until hard shutdown. Then wait 3 to 5 hours to cool it down, very important step here, not doing this could worsen things. Reboot into bios connecting the adapter until full charge. Doing this I uncreased my full battery capacity from 85w to 94w, almost 10%.

So far ading ADP1 patch has improved battery behaviour, no more sudden discharge or 5 % gain when I connect the adapter.

Hope that helps.
 
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Isn't that the same result as checking fixADP1 at clover?
Same results, not sure but same purpose with different method via SSDT Dynamic hotpatching, not via DSDT fixes. Already included in Clover 3.3 folder at post #1, read earlier posts for more details.
 
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I just installed the 3.3 boot pack, I'l monitor how it works. Ist there a way to reset fan settings or somehow keep them low at low temperatures?
 
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I just installed the 3.3 boot pack, I'l monitor how it works. Ist there a way to reset fan settings or somehow keep them low at low temperatures?
Nope. Already explained here. Fans have proprietary firmware and only 3 RPM fixed settings, no PMW. Contrary to windows you can't have fan control at all. It's hardcoded in the Bios, nothing we can do about it. And it won't work using FakeSMC if you wish on a dream, won't happen.

On Battery, my hack is nearly dead silent, fans are rarely blasting. On adapter, that's another story, maybe because of the heat generated by charging the laptop. I suspect Dell didn't apply the same fan settings for both. It is what it is.

So for once and for all, it won't work ever.

Interesting read here:

EDIT: Another interesting question is: if as explained above we manage to disable the default Dell Bios EC fan control, will the fans could be finally accessed by VirtualSMC or FakeSMC? That's a question for reverse engineering geniuses, way out of my capabilities sadly... Anyway, Dell people are definitely not idiots, and I still prefer a cool, sometimes noisy hack than a fried computer lol
 
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Ok I think I solved this with Pike's updated fix from Feb.

Now, I can't seem to get the internal EFI to boot after updating to 10.14.5 from 10.14.2, but I can boot fine from USB. I tried repasting my Clover and everything to the internal EFI, managed to break windows, but it still doesn't seem to load the Kexts.

Ok, Clover has lost OSX again, which I assume is either from a Window's update somehow or OSX got corrupted, again, despite me never being on it today. The **** part is I always end up having to reinstall windows and configure it again to get OSX reinstalled.

Can someone please help point me in the right direction here? I am losing my mind. More than happy to contribute to someone's beer fund.
 
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