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[Guide] High Sierra / Mojave on Dell 5570

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First of all , this is not a real guide since I'm far for an expert in Hackintosh. It is more like a help for all of you who want to install HighSierra or Mojave on a Dell 5570. And you will , probably , find yourself with a system with bugs. So , use it at your responsibility.

Before we start , let's be honest. All the credits belong to @RehabMan , for his help and knowledge. Thank you , again , my friend for the time you spent to help me. And... forgive me for the many noob questions I've made.

So , let's get started :

Specs : Dell inspiron 5570 (Inspiron 15 5000series) , with :
  • Cpu : intel i5-8250u at 1.6ghz (Kabylake-r)
  • Gpu : Intel uhd620
  • Ram : 8gb ddr4 2400ghz
  • Hard disk : I replaced the standard hd with a Samsung 860 evo and I added a Samsung 860evo at m2 slot
  • Wifi/bt : Factory qualcomm won't work. I replaced it with a Broadcomm 94352z card
  • Fingerpring sensor : Won't work with mac, so I disabled it.
  • Card reader : I don't need it , so I disabled it from bios.
What is working : Pretty much everything...
  • CPU management : native cpu management at High Sierra (see note 1) and Mojave with smbios 15,2. added cpufriend to lower cpu freq at 0.8ghz at idle (like on windows).
  • Battery managment : getting 4,5-5 hours , with browsing , music and office editing. Better that windows 10 !!!
  • Audio : working great including headphones.
  • Sleep/wake : lid close / open working as it should . Laptop sleeps overnight with 3-4% battery lost.
  • Precision touchpad : working close to a real mac , with almost all gestures (see note 4).
  • Brighness / volume control : fn + F1,F2,F3,F4 for volume , fn+F11,F12 for display brighness.
  • Camera : ok
What we need :

Just download from here : Dell-5570-hackintosh , and keep reading.....


Some notes :

1) If you want to use smbios 15,2 (which I find better for our laptop) you should use Mojave or High Sierra at least on version G65. If you try to install lower High Sierra version you won't be able to boot. If you prefer you can use smbios 14,1 whick will work on all version of HS , but without proper cpu management.

2) With smbios 15,2 be sure to have in your clover/kexts/other folder the notouchid.kext. Otherwise you will be experiencing a lag when prompting for security password.

3) Dispaly analysis is set to 1920x1080 (default). If you find (like me) that fonts are too small you can use a scaled one (like 1600x900). Or you can run one-key-hidpi-master (attached) to get HDIPI , too.

3) You have to implement proper usb management, following this guide :guide-creating-a-custom-ssdt-for-usbinjectall-kext.211311. This is very importart!!! I've already placed a ssdt for usb in the clover/patched , but be sure to check if it is working ok for your system , too. As I said I've disabled card reader and fingerprint sensor , as they don't work on hackintosh.

4) Uncheck smart zoom at preferences/trackpad.

5) Install codecommander.kext at l/e with proper permissions.

6) I have all kexts on clover/other , except codeccommander.kext. You will probably, as Reahabman suggests, want to install them on l/e.

7) Get yourself a serial number in config.plist/smbios.



UPDATE 9/3/19

compatible with High Sierra and Mjojave latest beta
updated kexts to latest verion
updated clover to latest version
improved acpi hotpatch as on real mac
removed ssdt-pnlf , added intelbacklight as per guide
Patch intel uh620 for hdmi audio
Uncheck plygintype so working without HWP. Battery percentage is now accurate (before it was 5-6%off compared to cocounut battery and bios). CPU management and battery consumption seems the same. If you prefer you can enable it again.

notes :
latest voodooi2c kexts not working well. Using a modified version.


Working hard to keep this project alive and up to date. If you feel like it you can buy me a beer :
Please , comment about how's this working for your system. There is room for perfection, with your help.
 
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I have a new Dell 5570 , with :
Intel 8250u 1.6ghz , Intel u620 graphics (bios says video memory is 64gb) , 8gb ram , fingerprint sensor (no Nvidia,ATI , no backlight keyboard, no touch screen).
I'm new to Cofffelake , I have a hackintosh laptop with Haswell.
Read a lot and tried. But I'm sure there are many things wrong.

So , can anyone help me to get a proper machine ?
I would say to start from the big ones. Like cpu , gpu performance ,config.plist (mine I believe is a mess) etc and later the minor ones.
Till now I'm not sure that I have proper power management (I think I do) and the biggest problem is that audio is not working.
Here are the files
Thanks for your support.
WhateverGreen does not support spoofing CFL as SKL.
You should try native CFL plist first, KBL spoofing second.
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/guide-booting-the-os-x-installer-on-laptops-with-clover.148093/
 

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@RehabMan , till now I was on Haswell. CoffeLake is a big step , all new for me and I have a lot to read.
Can you be more specific ? Please , keep in mind that English is not my native language.
I use your configspoof.plist. I will enable dellsmbios=true.
What else should I do?
 

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We've got a lot of work , I know.
 
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Great !! I'm lucky to have guideness from the best.
So , now ...
1) Still no sound
2) Can you ckeck if cpu-cpu power management is working as it should ?
3) I will disable unused USB ports another time
4) Any other problem you see ? Something needs changing ? Especially with config.plist?
 
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