- Apr 20, 2017
- Dell XPS 9560 Clover
- Core i7-7700HQ
- Nvidia GTX1050
Hi, I did. It doesn't work for the 9560 all that well. At the very least, it could be a LOT better.
Jonny4911 on page 5 of this thread has a better guide (don't use pandora! Use RehabMan's guide instead!). But even that build has a lot of unnecessary fluff. Like, a LOT of it.
So, I've got a 9560 (4K Touch, 1TB with Toshiba XG4 set to 4k sectors, 32GB RAM) that I'm about 75% done with at the moment. Battery life is >6Hrs, NVidia GPU can be selectively enabled with an SSDT for CUDA purposes, brightness works (almost; gotta figure out why it's getting overridden on reboots), and sleep works (it actually just "Power Napped" behind me). Still need to get USB working (will do with modifying USBInjectAll; I already know it does work--even Type-C hotplug to a limited degree--using Jonny4911's stuff from that same thread) and hdmi/regular audio. I've been basically building this thing from scratch at this point (the Clover wiki kind of sucks, so I've been reading the source code to figure out how it works), and I hope to be more helpful when I'm finished. It'll probably take several more days, though.
Oh, and System/Library/Extensions so far is completely vanilla. In fact, with a swapped Wi-Fi card (I recommend either the Dell DW1560 or DW1830, the 1830 only if you're willing to hardware hack a little bit and add a third antenna), I am of the mind that this laptop can be made nearly perfect. So here's your success story.
OMG MacOS on a 4K 100% AdobeRGB display. On a 15" Laptop. WITH A TOUCHSCREEN!!
Thanks a lot for the update, that sounds pretty promising, I've got the exact same model btw, and unclear documentation is something that prevented me from actually trying a tutorial so far, and as much as I've got some coding skills I don't have the time to go down the rabbit hole just now. So sharing your experience is highly appreciated here, and hopefully, someone will write down a comprehensive tutorial for 9560 soon. Cheers!