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

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I have used Stonevil's guide and everything seems to be working fine. I now have Windows/OSX Razer blade advanced. I'm still waiting for an DW1830 to arrive for Wifi and BT. Currently I am using a USB ethernet dongle and that works perfectly fine for internet. Although it does have the EN0 system id I can't seem to get Facetime and iMessage to work. I have followed the guides without success. So I'm assuming it's the USB ethernet card. Is there something else I might be missing using Stonevil's guide.

Also is there a preferred way to update Kext (Clover Config) or is best to leave things along. Thanks in advanced.
 
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Just to let you guys know, williambj1 found a way to enable the trackpad on the base 2018 and advanced 2019 model (ELAN0406). Just tried it and it's working for me!

This is the link:

Basically what you need is to edit your DSDT:

1. Find your trackpad in your DSDT (mine is TPD0) and note the name in the Scope above it. For me it's _SB.PCI0.I2C0.
2. Search for the method named SSCN and make sure the Scope is identical to your trackpad device (e.g. I2C0).
3. CUT methods SSCN and FMCN (should be right below SSCN).
4. Go back to your trackpad device (TPD0) and paste both methods just below the _INI method outside your Device block but inside of the Scope (make sure Scope and Device are identical e.g. I2C0 and TPD0).
5. Reboot, enjoy!

The cursor is a little jumpy and unresponsive at times unfortunately, but it's working.

Edit: slight correction of where to insert the new methods..
Hello,

Could you please share me your EFI folder ?
I can’t get the trackpad working for the 2018 base model.

Thank you.
 
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Hello,
Could you please share me your EFI, i can’t get the trackpad working.

Thank you.
Are you using a RB15 advanced early 2019 edition? I have a fully functioning RB 15 Early 2019 Edition in mojave and Catalina.
Use Stonevil's guide and it will walk you through the entire process. His included EFI didn't work for me with track pad, so I followed his guide and edited my DSDT files.

 
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Are you using a RB15 advanced early 2019 edition? I have a fully functioning RB 15 Early 2019 Edition in mojave and Catalina.
Use Stonevil's guide and it will walk you through the entire process. His included EFI didn't work for me with track pad, so I followed his guide and edited my DSDT files.

No I am using a Base model 2018, impossible to get this trackpad working...
Was thinking you had the same model, mb.
 
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Hello, thank you for your guide. My computer has successfully installed the High Series. As a rookie, it is not easy. I have read all the posts you have responded to since the return in late September. 1. When can you release upgrade guides and adaptation files for Catalina? 2. Can I directly disable the Nvidia option in clover without making a patch that blocks the Nvidia graphics card? I'm not sure if this will make the graphics card no longer work. For the purpose of battery life, because after doing this my HDMI does not work anymore
 
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Hello, thank you for your guide. My computer has successfully installed the High Series. As a rookie, it is not easy. I have read all the posts you have responded to since the return in late September. 1. When can you release upgrade guides and adaptation files for Catalina? 2. Can I directly disable the Nvidia option in clover without making a patch that blocks the Nvidia graphics card? I'm not sure if this will make the graphics card no longer work. For the purpose of battery life, because after doing this my HDMI does not work anymore
I more than likely will not be updating the guide for Catalina anytime soon. I have no use for Catalina as many of the apps and audio plugins I use are not compatible with it.

I will however be updating and making an official guide for Mojave. In theory, the process should be exactly the same for Catalina, just with updated kexts.

As far as disabling the graphics goes, you need to make the custom SSDT to do it, you can't just do it in Clover.

HDMI not working after disabling the Nvidia card is explained in the guide. The HDMI goes through the Nvidia card, so if it's disabled, the HDMI is disabled with it. This doesn't matter though, because if you want to install Mojave or Catalina the Nvidia card will not work and neither will HDMI because there are no Nvidia drivers after High Sierra.

If you still need an HDMI out, I recommend picking yourself up a USB-C to HDMI adapter. It works great and doesn't use the Nvidia card at all.
 
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Hello,
Could you please share me your EFI, i can’t get the trackpad working.

Thank you.
You need to follow Stonevil's guide on Github as posted a few posts up. You HAVE to patch your OWN DSDT file for this to work properly. You can't just use someone else's EFI folder and have it work right out of the gate. A provided EFI folder will get you almost to the point of it working, but you will need to dump a fresh DSDT file from your motherboard and patch it yourself for it to be functional.
 
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Does anyone know if I have to re-patch DSDT if I replace the battery ?
 
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