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

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Here is Clover version bluetooth functioning, TB16 USB2/3 Enabled, with Realtek native audio (Make sure that you've installed the 4 files in windows for TB16 if it doesnt work). It's very slightly modified version from Sammy. I still need to plug in during Clover Bootscreen, but it's 1am and I cant be stuffed trying to get it to work from bootscreen. I'll live with this handicap for the rest of my dell days unless one of you fine folks knows the secret.

The 16" MBP has just been released and it's finally the laptop that I was waiting for (pending thermal results)

P.S. Why are we using CodecCommander, ladies? I thought it was super-seeded. I left it there but I don't think it belongs in there

I am using this clover folder now, it works perfect. To have the dock work from boot screen, I disabled thunderbolt boot support and thunderbolt pre boot support in bios. This has disadvantages on its own, but it works for me. The only little thing I noticed is that switching audio outputs seems to be a bit finicky, that's it really. Thanks for the folder setup.
 
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@bbst I spent ages today trying to get the TPM option back into my BIOS as there is a known problem where it can sometimes disappear.... so if you use it for bitlocker or similar then don't disable it!


re-flashing the BIOS with 1.16 didn't help, nor did going back to 1.15 and to 1.16 again.... eventually a long press of the power button with the AC power lead out managed to do some sort of reset and it was back.

I have only just managed to create myself a Mojave bootable USB, and after one boot do not see the Mojave installer... is this because of the lack of the HFSPlus.efi in /EFI/Clover/drivers/UEFI ? (this isn't mentioned back on page 1 of this guide)
 
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Here is Clover version bluetooth functioning, TB16 USB2/3 Enabled, with Realtek native audio (Make sure that you've installed the 4 files in windows for TB16 if it doesnt work). It's very slightly modified version from Sammy. I still need to plug in during Clover Bootscreen, but it's 1am and I cant be stuffed trying to get it to work from bootscreen. I'll live with this handicap for the rest of my dell days unless one of you fine folks knows the secret.

The 16" MBP has just been released and it's finally the laptop that I was waiting for (pending thermal results)

P.S. Why are we using CodecCommander, ladies? I thought it was super-seeded. I left it there but I don't think it belongs in there
It works perfectly, the only issue I'm having is with the touchpad which doesn't recognise any gesture.
(I have installed all the kexts provided in your clover folder in /L/E)
 
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It works perfectly, the only issue I'm having is with the touchpad which doesn't recognise any gesture.
(I have installed all the kexts provided in your clover folder in /L/E)

The brackets is where you went wrong matey. The only thing I have installed in the Extensions folder is the Ethernet hack. The rest is in Clover EFI

Whats the advantage of installing them in L/E anyway? Something about a certain ice-cream flavor and clean MacOS? In my experience every time you update anything something in L/E breaks and you have to play a game of whack a mole.

I am using this clover folder now, it works perfect. To have the dock work from boot screen, I disabled thunderbolt boot support and thunderbolt pre boot support in bios. This has disadvantages on its own, but it works for me. The only little thing I noticed is that switching audio outputs seems to be a bit finicky, that's it really. Thanks for the folder setup.

Thanks matey I thought it was my clover config; bios makes much more sense. I'll give it a go tonight
 

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I'm not remotely knowladgeble enough to comment; but I take working results at face value

I take a working trackpad, functioning bluetooth and thunderbolt connection over the 'proper method' which gets neither done
I think that in the end I’ll just do the same thing...
 
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Hi! I would be very interested to see how it works for you - I also have Precision 5520. Most everything works with the setups listed here, but I can't figure out sleep in in Cat, although it did work in Mojave.

So I have Mojave working for the most part (no Intel wireless, which is a major hamstring for a laptop build), and it is dual booting to Windows 10 (almost triple to Ubuntu), which was the first OS installed on the internal 1TB NVMe SSD. I took the cover off today to see if it was possible to install a SATA drive (it has the controller according to Win10), and to see if the WLAN mini-PCIe card out of my old (dead) XPS m1330 would fit, but this is too big... is there a known alternative for these Dells that will work with macOS? (non-Intel).

And I haven't tried doing anything to enable Intel SpeedShift within Mojave or using the EFI shell, but within Windows using Throttlestop and HWiNFO64 I can confirm it works and can be done from within the OS, so I'll be interested to know if there is any similar method from within macOS.

Also, I tried connecting the TB USB ethernet adaptor, but with just the default clear DHCP settings it failed to be assigned an IP, however the same thing works fine within Windows. If anyone can recommend a non-Intel mini WLAN PCIe card that would fit and work, please let me know.
 
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So I have Mojave working for the most part (no Intel wireless, which is a major hamstring for a laptop build), and it is dual booting to Windows 10 (almost triple to Ubuntu), which was the first OS installed on the internal 1TB NVMe SSD. I took the cover off today to see if it was possible to install a SATA drive (it has the controller according to Win10), and to see if the WLAN mini-PCIe card out of my old (dead) XPS m1330 would fit, but this is too big... is there a known alternative for these Dells that will work with macOS? (non-Intel).

And I haven't tried doing anything to enable Intel SpeedShift within Mojave or using the EFI shell, but within Windows using Throttlestop and HWiNFO64 I can confirm it works and can be done from within the OS, so I'll be interested to know if there is any similar method from within macOS.

Also, I tried connecting the TB USB ethernet adaptor, but with just the default clear DHCP settings it failed to be assigned an IP, however the same thing works fine within Windows. If anyone can recommend a non-Intel mini WLAN PCIe card that would fit and work, please let me know.
You should use the dw1560. What usb to Ethernet adapter do you have?
 
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You should use the dw1560. What usb to Ethernet adapter do you have?
I'll try to track down a Dell DW1560, thanks for that. And the USB Ethernet adapter is the one that came with the machine, Dell branded D59GG. Within Mojave it detects it to be present and it attempts a DHCP request, but this fails (works fine in Windows). I'll maybe try again but this time plug it directly into my broadband router. Otherwise Bluetooth PAN works and is the only way to access the Internet from within Mojave (via my mobile phone)
 
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