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[Guide] Razer Blade, Late 2016, FHD

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The guide and the bundle is now updated. I will not provide every kext anymore. The problem is that kexts are being updated continuously and outdated kexts and configurations will cause problems and I don't have the time to update, so I've given notes, instructions, recommendations and workarounds to almost everything I can think of as of now and will add regularly after testing new things. If something is missing or you need help, don't hesitate, ask and together we will figure that out! :thumbup:
 
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Did you patch DSDT?
I did. Using hotpatching now (So patches are done via config.plist renames and SSDTs).
Notice I don't have the Blade. But haven't seen any laptop with broken trackpad after any High Sierra update.

Please attach your files and I'll try to help :)
 

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Headphone jack works now without breaking, update to the latest VoodooHDA driver! :thumbup:
 
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@uar Can I get some credit in the guide? lol
 
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@uar @ben9923 I personally can still use my touchpad with basic functionality, although multitouch gestures on my touchscreen are kindaa crazy. Also my touchpad nolonger shows in the preference pane. BTW i did a liquid metal repaste... this is my dream laptop now.... lol Gonna be sad to sell it to upgrade to the New blade when they update GPUs.
 
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@uar @ben9923 I personally can still use my touchpad with basic functionality, although multitouch gestures on my touchscreen are kindaa crazy. Also my touchpad nolonger shows in the preference pane. BTW i did a liquid metal repaste... this is my dream laptop now.... lol Gonna be sad to sell it to upgrade to the New blade when they update GPUs.
Prefpane + Multitouch for your Synaptics trackpad will only work with a dedicated Synaptics satellite for VoodooI2C, but VoodooI2CSynaptics is not working.
If someone with this hardware can try fixing the kext/starting over with it, that would be great :)
Unfortunately, developer has no time for it, and I only have ELAN hardware here.
 
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Prefpane + Multitouch for your Synaptics trackpad will only work with a dedicated Synaptics satellite for VoodooI2C, but VoodooI2CSynaptics is not working.
If someone with this hardware can try fixing the kext/starting over with it, that would be great :)
Unfortunately, developer has no time for it, and I only have ELAN hardware here.
Actually it wasn't showing in prefpane due to the cable not being fully connected. I only lack multitouch getures on trackpad. I know i didn't respond on the gitter but I saw your response. I will probably start working on that next week.
 
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@uar Can I get some credit in the guide? lol
I haven't given credit to spesific people (over 20 people and a lot of guides), rather than thanking the whole community for making this possible. You mentioned a couple of things, but they never worked for me. I had to simply test and troubleshoot the problems myself and figure out and then tell you guys whats going on.
@uar @ben9923 I personally can still use my touchpad with basic functionality, although multitouch gestures on my touchscreen are kindaa crazy. Also my touchpad nolonger shows in the preference pane. BTW i did a liquid metal repaste... this is my dream laptop now.... lol Gonna be sad to sell it to upgrade to the New blade when they update GPUs.
The hassle to get the trackpad working is not worth it trust me!
Prefpane + Multitouch for your Synaptics trackpad will only work with a dedicated Synaptics satellite for VoodooI2C, but VoodooI2CSynaptics is not working.
If someone with this hardware can try fixing the kext/starting over with it, that would be great :)
Unfortunately, developer has no time for it, and I only have ELAN hardware here.
It isn't practical over a mouse and thats the reason I removed the support for it. Even if I had it working back in Sierra, it was sometimes slow, could not function after sleep and restarted automatically. Installing the new driver gave me kernel panics immediately, so you had to revert it back anyway.
 
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@uar I mentioned quite a few things that you definitely found helpful enough to included in your guide. Like modifying the bios to remove the cpus=4 boot flag so that we have full processor performance. As well as how to implement our dGPUs. I have also gotten the updated voodooi2c drivers working(including pinning) for basic functionality(mouse pointer, tap2click) this also allows for those with the touchscreen versions of our laptops, like myself to have gesture control via the touchscreen. The post in this thread are evidence of my claims.

I asked to start a collaborative effort on this guide to implement my findings and you ignored that. I don't see why you wouldn't give credit to those that have helped find solutions for our specific laptops that NO major dev has. Especially if it was respectfully asked for and you are using my fixes in your guide.

As far as the track pad I find it to be very useful as it gets the job done and while page scrolling with the arrow keys are slow it beats having to ALWAYS have a mouse. I don't know why you were getting kernel panics, that only happened to me when I forgot to remove applei2c Kexts after an update.
 

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@uar I mentioned quite a few things that you definitely found helpful enough to included in your guide. Like modifying the bios to remove the cpus=4 boot flag so that we have full processor performance. As well as how to implement our dGPUs. I have also gotten the updated voodooi2c drivers working(including pinning) for basic functionality(mouse pointer, tap2click) this also allows for those with the touchscreen versions of our laptops, like myself to have gesture control via the touchscreen. The post in this thread are evidence of my claims.

I asked to start a collaborative effort on this guide to implement my findings and you ignored that. I don't see why you wouldn't give credit to those that have helped find solutions for our specific laptops that NO major dev has. Especially if it was respectfully asked for and you are using my fixes in your guide.

As far as the track pad I find it to be very useful as it gets the job done and while page scrolling with the arrow keys are slow it beats having to ALWAYS have a mouse. I don't know why you were getting kernel panics, that only happened to me when I forgot to remove applei2c Kexts after an update.
This post is off-topic!

Removing cpus=4 bootflag was actually given by freejack a long time ago. I didn't risk of bricking my device then. You gave a link to a website on unlocking the bios, but he's method didn't work for me, so after a bit of searching myself I found the command line method on an AMI instructed pdf document. You only showed you got CUDA cores working, you didn't tell how. I used at least an hour to get it working by testing different bootflags and kexts. I remember you asked to update the guide and I agreed. I said post ANYTHING and I'll link that post in the guide, but you didn't. Everything about the trackpad didn't work for me.

You only pushed me to test and troubleshoot new things and I thank you for that. Like I said I have given credits to like the whole community for that reason. There are people from InsanelyMac too. No hard feelings. I truly want you to participate, help and recover new things and to set them up. I'll link any useful post in the guide. I promise! :)
 
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