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

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@mazakiss i am fine thx, and you?

Hmm, i cleared nvram with nvram -c and with clover F11 many times.

I will do a clean reinstall of my Hackintosh because I want to see if its fixing the iTunes/Netflix Bug I have. If its fixes the other issues I will let you know.

As of now currently, for USB-C, I would use method 2 in the readme which is KNNSpeed's. Maybe go that method if you want iPhone to USB-C.

No issues with idle, still hits 800Mhz frequently. I have been docked most the time so I can't confirm battery but I did do overnight sleep test so we know the laptop is sleeping well.

No bluetooth issues here. Maybe it's specific to the DW1830. I'm using DW1560.
 
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That’s interesting, since I only installed Mojave and knew now they had the correct drivers I never used kext2patch/IONVMeFamily on my install.
While things are working great, I wonder If changing file sector has an implication as far as battery life is concerned.

Does any other people using kext2patch/IONVMeFamily has noticed an increasing battery life when switching?

From reading all over the internet, even on windows most xps owners equiped with the 97Wh battery also report an average 7 to 9 hours of autonomy so considering this our hack has great battery life. I mean it’s a 45W CPU so battery life is closer to most gaming laptop.

@blazinsmokey like you I managed to find a 14,1 smbios mbp dump done with Darwin Dumper. The issue is except looking at the ACPI tables I don’t know if it could help solving type-c and tb implementation since these dumps haven’t been done with a type-c/tb adapter plugged in.

I have a co-worker who own a mbp 13,3 will it help if I managed to get its IOReg with my adapter and dell TB16 plugged in?

Sorry might have been confusing. I have very very bad battery life, its around 3hrs..and fans going crazy (maybe because ff is eating like 50% of 32gb ram...) but non the less it was never that great. I believe while for some time that i have removed kext2patch for ssd i think it was better. i should try and see if there is difference. non the less i never had 7hrs. its never quite actually.
 
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As of now currently, for USB-C, I would use method 2 in the readme which is KNNSpeed's. Maybe go that method if you want iPhone to USB-C.

No issues with idle, still hits 800Mhz frequently. I have been docked most the time so I can't confirm battery but I did do overnight sleep test so we know the laptop is sleeping well.

No bluetooth issues here. Maybe it's specific to the DW1830. I'm using DW1560.
I have dw1830 and my bluetooth is coming unavailable often. It actually does not happen when plugged in, but will happen pretty much immediately when on battery of closed lid in sleep. When back have to shutdown (not even reboot helps) to get it back. Or also if i had headphones connected and close lid comes unavailable this one bugs me alot...before your last power update it came better that is atleast on plug it works pretty much stable...before it would almost never work.
 
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Sorry might have been confusing. I have very very bad battery life, its around 3hrs..and fans going crazy (maybe because ff is eating like 50% of 32gb ram...) but non the less it was never that great. I believe while for some time that i have removed kext2patch for ssd i think it was better. i should try and see if there is difference. non the less i never had 7hrs. its never quite actually.

I have the big 97Wh battery and 32 Go RAM and get 6 to 8 hours of battery.

I have dw1830 and my bluetooth is coming unavailable often. It actually does not happen when plugged in, but will happen pretty much immediately when on battery of closed lid in sleep. When back have to shutdown (not even reboot helps) to get it back. Or also if i had headphones connected and close lid comes unavailable this one bugs me alot...before your last power update it came better that is atleast on plug it works pretty much stable...before it would almost never work.

Use Jettison app for this or this script from @arehep XPS 9360 guide here: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/...smc-i2c-trackpad-clover-uefi-hotpatch.267161/ does exactly the same, preventing USB device to be hard mounted when sleeping.

@LeLunZ retested my 2 USB ports with Clover 3.3 and my iphone 6 is charging and launching itunes on both ports.

Cheers.
 
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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.
Tried it for a couple of weeks and I still get daily crashes.
I keep loosing Word documents after writing them for a few hours.
It looks like kernel panic prevents saving filesystem cache to disk and makes autosave incapable of doing what it should.
Loosing few hours work drives me nuts. I'll have to give up on XPS if I won't find a solution.
Does everyone experience this with XPS or am I lucky?
 
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Tried it for a couple of weeks and I still get daily crashes.
I keep loosing Word documents after writing them for a few hours.
It looks like kernel panic prevents saving filesystem cache to disk and makes autosave incapable of doing what it should.
Loosing few hours work drives me nuts. I'll have to give up on XPS if I won't find a solution.
Does everyone experience this with XPS or am I lucky?
Hi @dmitry_matora .
Nope no crash or kernel panic except with usb-c and thunderbolt. I use office on mac without issues too.

You have the 4k touchscreen version, right?

Did you add the correct boot args for it? Framebuffers for 4K are already added.

Anyone with 4K screens has the same issues?

Maybe do a clean nvram whether doing f11 at clover boot or better use cleanNvram.efi from UEFI bios then readd clover bios boot entry and reboot to osx.
 
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Tried it for a couple of weeks and I still get daily crashes.
I keep loosing Word documents after writing them for a few hours.
It looks like kernel panic prevents saving filesystem cache to disk and makes autosave incapable of doing what it should.
Loosing few hours work drives me nuts. I'll have to give up on XPS if I won't find a solution.
Does everyone experience this with XPS or am I lucky?

I am not using MS office on this machine. Any particular panic being caused? Before I was using AptIOFix, I would get NVMe crashes due to my PM961, but no longer.
 
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No kp/crashes with latest clover, my system is basically on 24-7 docked these days with USB-C to HDMI 2.0 connected. Using latest bios 1.14.3 and TB firmware.

I installed Windows yesterday to update my TB firmware. Been well over a year since Windows has been on this machine. I found my fans were running and louder than normal but not necessarily overwhelming. My system was running but not much load and temps ~44C.

This symptom has been discussed here but I never encountered it till now. I restarted a few times and fan noise still persisted. I'd like to blame Windows but I cracked open my laptop. I haven't opened it since I installed my DW1560 a couple years ago. Fans were really dusty, so I cleaned them. System has been running for about an hour and no fan noise.

Before
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After
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Last thing yes, I'm still researching to get TB3 and USB-c hot plug working. I've met a lot of dead ends but I'm still trying. Pardon me for not answering everyones questions all the time.
 
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