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[Guide] Razer Blade 15 (2018) Detailed Install Guide High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G2208-17G5019)

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Do you guys have properly working audio? When I boot up with my headphones plugged in everything's working perfectly for a minute or two before the volume goes down and the sound distorts. Is anyone else experience something similar?
 

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Do you guys have properly working audio? When I boot up with my headphones plugged in everything's working perfectly for a minute or two before the volume goes down and the sound distorts. Is anyone else experience something similar?
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Hi Mr.Crab Can i ask how did you worked touchpad ? I have razer blade 2018 base-model.
I installed mojave 10.14.4 my touchpad is not working completely.
 
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Hi Mr.Crab Can i ask how did you worked touchpad ? I have razer blade 2018 base-model.
I installed mojave 10.14.4 my touchpad is not working completely.
Have you followed the instructions given on VoodooI2C's GitHub? There's also a Gitter page you can use. You will probably find someone willing (and able) to help you there.

Do you guys have properly working audio? When I boot up with my headphones plugged in everything's working perfectly for a minute or two before the volume goes down and the sound distorts. Is anyone else experience something similar?
So I still lose headphone audio after a while, though what actually happens is the volume going way down and the sounding distorting a lot. Speaker output works fine. Sometimes I can get the headphone output to work properly as well but I've yet to figure out any pattern going on there.

I also tried updating Clover to the latest version available, along with Lilu and AppleALC. The problem not only persists but I've lost audio pretty much completely now. I can get it to work after rebuilding cache and rebooting once but any subsequent shutdowns or reboots and there is no audio at all (no devices listed in System Preferences and greyed out icon on menu bar). If I revert back to the kexts given by OP I do get audio working among reboots but then I get often stuck on the apple logo with the bar loading forever.

I didn't have the time to research this myself unfortunately, so any help would be appreciated!
 

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Have you followed the instructions given on VoodooI2C's GitHub? There's also a Gitter page you can use. You will probably find someone willing (and able) to help you there.


So I still lose headphone audio after a while, though what actually happens is the volume going way down and the sounding distorting a lot. Speaker output works fine. Sometimes I can get the headphone output to work properly as well but I've yet to figure out any pattern going on there.

I also tried updating Clover to the latest version available, along with Lilu and AppleALC. The problem not only persists but I've lost audio pretty much completely now. I can get it to work after rebuilding cache and rebooting once but any subsequent shutdowns or reboots and there is no audio at all (no devices listed in System Preferences and greyed out icon on menu bar). If I revert back to the kexts given by OP I do get audio working among reboots but then I get often stuck on the apple logo with the bar loading forever.

I didn't have the time to research this myself unfortunately, so any help would be appreciated!
Sounds like there's an issue with the newer version of the kexts if the issue isn't as bad with the older versions. As far as the distortion goes, it's a power issue with the audio driver. I don't know why, but if you have the laptop plugged into a power source before plugging in headphones after a reboot, the headphone jack will work perfect. If you try to use it right away on battery power right after a reboot, you'll get the distortion.

Honestly I haven't put any real effort into this issue because I barley use the headphone jack because I always have an audio interface with me.
 
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I'm having issues with the trackpad as well, did the DSDT Patch but to no avail. Battery patch worked fine but I had to manually type some areas to ensure there weren't errors. Would love to help anyway I can I have the laptop updated to Mojave.
Same issues. Pinned trackpad, etc. Still not working. Any ideas?
There still is no trackpad support for the 2019 Models or the base models, as stated in the guide. Post in the VoodooI2C Support Thread to work on this trackpad issue.
 
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Hi
I'm planning to order Razer Blade 15 GTX 1060 512GB SSD model.
Just wanted to confirm if we STILL need to change the SSD to install hackintosh or has someone found a fix. Also is there a fix for wifi (without replacing the hardware).
You still need replace the SSD and WiFi card. There is no way of getting around either and there never will be.
 
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I now have 3 operating systems fully configured to my needs on this laptop, so I did Geekbench4 test on all 3 of them...

Razer Blade 15" 144hz 2018 GTX 1060 Max-Q

Windows 10:
Single-Core Score - 4990​
Multi-Core Score - 19709​
Ubuntu Linux 18.10:
Single-Core Score - 5112​
Multi-Core Score - 20022​
MacOS 10.13.6:
Single-Core Score - 4114​
Multi-Core Score - 18385​

COMMENT: I do have another hackintosh with 3 OSs, Thinkpad T420s, and on that one - Geekbench4 scores are better with MacOS.
I suppose that ACPI patching provided in this guide need some more work on it, also using Intel Power Gadget on Razer Blade while doing no work and nothing but Safari open 1.2GHz CPU frequency is the lowest it can go, while on T420s it's 0.8GHz.
Feel free to working on better ACPI patching. I don't have the time to invest into further investigating, at least not in the near future.
 
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Hi Mr.Crab Can i ask how did you worked touchpad ? I have razer blade 2018 base-model.
I installed mojave 10.14.4 my touchpad is not working completely.
Hi. AFAIK base-model’s touchpad is not working with this guide. I’m sorry. I have 144hz model, which is advanced and that touchpad is working okay.
 
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Do you guys have properly working audio? When I boot up with my headphones plugged in everything's working perfectly for a minute or two before the volume goes down and the sound distorts. Is anyone else experience something similar?
I’ve experienced that issue couple of times too:(
 
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