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[GUIDE] macOS Catalina on a Dell Inspiron 5577

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Motherboard
Dell Inspiron 5577 HM175
CPU
i5-7300HQ
Graphics
Intel HD 630
Dell Inspiron 5577 Gaming

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Specs

  • Mother board: HM175
  • CPU: i5-7300HQ
  • GPU: HD630 + GTX1050
  • Wireless and Bluetooth: BCM94352Z (I replaced the in-built one)
  • Audio Card: ALC256 (branded as ALC3234)
  • Ethernet: RTL8111

What's Working

  • Handoff
  • Power Management
  • Combo Jack
  • Power Management
  • USB 3.0
  • Camera
  • WiFI
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • Trackpad
  • HDMI
  • Microphone
  • IGPU
  • Sidecar [READ NOT WORKING]
  • Backlight Control
  • Keyboard Backlight Control [READ NOT WORKING]

What's Not Working

  • Card Reader
  • HDMI Audio
  • FN Keys aren't really mapped correctly
  • iMessage
  • No Software Keyboard Backlight Control
  • No Wireless Sidecar

Other Things

- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

BCM94352Z is really easy to handle, and the instructions are here:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/network/104850-guide-airport-pcie-half-mini-v2.html

- Apple Verification
Apple will check your hardware information when providing you services, like iMessage.
This is easy to solve if you don't hurry to login AppStore or use iMessage before handle the SMBIOS.
Please Refer to this,
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827/


Please Download the EFI Here - https://github.com/sachangregory/Dell-Inspiron-5577-Hackintosh
 
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Feartech

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Dell Inspiron 5577 Gaming

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Specs

  • Mother board: HM175
  • CPU: i5-7300HQ
  • GPU: HD630 + GTX1050
  • Wireless and Bluetooth: BCM94352Z (I replaced the in-built one)
  • Audio Card: ALC256 (branded as ALC3234)
  • Ethernet: RTL8111

What's Working

  • Handoff
  • Power Management
  • Combo Jack
  • Power Management
  • USB 3.0
  • Camera
  • WiFI
  • Bluetooth
  • Ethernet
  • Trackpad
  • HDMI
  • Microphone
  • IGPU
  • Sidecar [READ NOT WORKING]
  • Backlight Control
  • Keyboard Backlight Control [READ NOT WORKING]

What's Not Working

  • Card Reader
  • HDMI Audio
  • FN Keys aren't really mapped correctly
  • iMessage
  • No Software Keyboard Backlight Control
  • No Wireless Sidecar

Other Things

- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

BCM94352Z is really easy to handle, and the instructions are here:
https://www.tonymacx86.com/network/104850-guide-airport-pcie-half-mini-v2.html

- Apple Verification
Apple will check your hardware information when providing you services, like iMessage.
This is easy to solve if you don't hurry to login AppStore or use iMessage before handle the SMBIOS.
Please Refer to this,
https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827/
you left your serial number in your config.plist

also you should let others patch their own DSDT, best not share that as it can cause issues
 
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Intel HD 630
you left your serial number in your config.plist

also you should let others patch their own DSDT, best not share that as it can cause issues
Alright! I will pull the EFI and repost it
 
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you left your serial number in your config.plist

also you should let others patch their own DSDT, best not share that as it can cause issues
Do I leave the SSDT
 

Feartech

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Do I leave the SSDT
only leave the hotpatch ones

why have 2 disable-DGPU.amls?

SSDT-PluginType1.aml shouldn't be needed as you have already declared it in config.plist

also, what DSDT patches did you do?
 
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only leave the hotpatch ones

why have 2 disable-DGPU.amls?

SSDT-PluginType1.aml shouldn't be needed as you have already declared it in config.plist

also, what DSDT patches did you do?
Alright I realized why its messed up, I have multiple EFI's on my Computer so I don't know which is which. Give me a moment.
 
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chec
only leave the hotpatch ones

why have 2 disable-DGPU.amls?

SSDT-PluginType1.aml shouldn't be needed as you have already declared it in config.plist

also, what DSDT patches did you do?
check now
 
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you left your serial number in your config.plist

also you should let others patch their own DSDT, best not share that as it can cause issues
Im going to delete this thread and post it later once its more refined and has a cleaner EFI and I get other things to work

nevermind i can't delete it
 

Feartech

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chec

check now
make this:

Code:
<key>SSDT</key>
        <dict>
            <key>DropOem</key>
            <false/>
            <key>Generate</key>
            <dict>
                <key>CStates</key>
                <false/>
                <key>PStates</key>
                <false/>
                <key>PluginType</key>
                <true/>
            </dict>
            <key>NoDynamicExtract</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NoOemTableId</key>
            <true/>
            <key>PluginType</key>
            <string>1</string>
        </dict>
look like:
Code:
<key>SSDT</key>
        <dict>
            <key>DropOem</key>
            <false/>
            <key>Generate</key>
            <dict>
                <key>CStates</key>
                <false/>
                <key>PStates</key>
                <false/>
                <key>PluginType</key>
                <true/>
            </dict>
            <key>NoDynamicExtract</key>
            <true/>
            <key>NoOemTableId</key>
            <true/>
        </dict>
you should remove those USB patches as you have created your own UIAC

MacBookPro14,1 maybe a better choice
 
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dell 5577 gaming
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i5 7300hq
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gtx 1050 4gb
Thanks for the post. I was able to successfully install catalina on my laptop. But one issue I found is with the clover. It takes about 15-20 seconds for the partitions to show up in the clover menu. I installed high sierra and mojave on this laptop before but the clover screen didn't take more than 3 seconds. Is there anything I could do to increase the speed? I installed catlina on a 512gb ssd.
 
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