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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.

Hey, I was wondering if you had any success with the EN0 issue. I can't get it to show up as BuiltIn at all and I've tried multiple different possible fixes.
 
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Hey, I was wondering if you had any success with the EN0 issue. I can't get it to show up as BuiltIn at all and I've tried multiple different possible fixes.
Had the same issue and ended up using the nullethernet kext. It emulates a builtin ethernet adapter as en0. Works flawlessly for me.
 
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I figured out that my Blade advance 18 model crashes when no HDMI is connected. Just in Windows and Linux, but it's quit annoying not being able to use all the operating systems on the move. Did anybody experience the same? Is it maybe Bios related, I have the 1.07 installed.

Edit: BIOS upgrade and reflashing didn't change a thing sadly:(
 
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Sorry lads. You need to wait. I'm temporary without RBA so I cannot pursue with fixes. Hope in next 2w I will get new RBA and will continue with audio issue. In few days I will post updates for display. This part is simple and I can do this from memory
Hey stonevil, any update on this? I am having ridiculous battery drain after waking from sleep.
 
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I'm having trouble installing the latest security update. I started the update process and then tried booting from the "Install macos" partition but it just won't start.

So far I tried booting safe mode but that just brings me to the desktop. I've also replaced Virtualsmc with fakesmc, same results. Did you guys have any problems updating?
 

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I'm having trouble installing the latest security update. I started the update process and then tried booting from the "Install macos" partition but it just won't start.

So far I tried booting safe mode but that just brings me to the desktop. I've also replaced Virtualsmc with fakesmc, same results. Did you guys have any problems updating?
From another mac, try updating your kexts and go again. You can use Kext Updater to scan the folders with your kexts and it will download the latest onto your desktop.
 
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From another mac, try updating your kexts and go again. You can use Kext Updater to scan the folders with your kexts and it will download the latest onto your desktop.
I've updated everything, same result unfortunately. I can still boot my main install, I just can't boot the update (the seperate "Install macOS" clover entry).

Just a headsup if you want to update the BrcmPatchRam kexts: You now also need to install BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext.

I'll try to redownload the update.

Edit: I had to put Lilu and Whatevergreen in clover/kexts/other and it worked!

Edit2: If you want to update to the latest BrcmPatchRam kexts and use the DW1560 you'll need to use these three kexts now: BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. So far these are woking stable for me.

Also the backlight settings seem to persist between boots now. I'm not sure which kext it was that brought that functionality but I recommend using KextUpdater like @Armastus suggested and update everything.
 
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Anyone tried OpenCore instead of Clover on this laptop?
 
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I've updated everything, same result unfortunately. I can still boot my main install, I just can't boot the update (the seperate "Install macOS" clover entry).

Just a headsup if you want to update the BrcmPatchRam kexts: You now also need to install BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext.

I'll try to redownload the update.

Edit: I had to put Lilu and Whatevergreen in clover/kexts/other and it worked!

Edit2: If you want to update to the latest BrcmPatchRam kexts and use the DW1560 you'll need to use these three kexts now: BrcmBluetoothInjector.kext, BrcmFirmwareData.kext and BrcmPatchRAM3.kext. So far these are woking stable for me.

Also the backlight settings seem to persist between boots now. I'm not sure which kext it was that brought that functionality but I recommend using KextUpdater like @Armastus suggested and update everything.
Thanks this worked for updating my blade 15 gtx 1070 but now my trackpad doesnt work. I've tried everything including repatching my DSDT (did the DSDT dump also)

Anyone know what it could be?
 
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