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macOS on XPS 13 9360

This repo is currently compatible with macOS versions as below...

macOS Big Sur macOS Catalina macOS Mojave macOS High Sierra
11.2.3 (20D91) 10.15.7 (19H15) 10.14.6 (18G87) 10.13.6 (17G2112)
11.2.1 (20D74) 10.15.6 (19G2021) 10.14.5 (18F132) 10.13.6 (17G65)
11.2 (20D64) 10.15.5 (19F2200) 10.14.4 (18E226)
11.1 (20C69) 10.15.4 (19E287) 10.14.3 (18D42)
11.0.1 (20B50) 10.15.3 (19D76) 10.14.2 (18C54)
11.0 (20A2411) 10.15.2 (19C57) 10.14.1 (18B75)
10.15.1 (19B88) 10.14 (18A389)
10.15 (19A583)
  • Device : Dell XPS 13 9360
  • CPU : Intel i7-8550U
  • GPU : Intel UHD 620 Kaby Lake
  • RAM : SK Hynix 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
  • Sound : Realtek ALC256 (ALC3246)
  • SSD : WD Black SN750 (WDS100T3X0C) 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • Display : FHD (1920x1080) on XPS | QHD (2560x1440) on external display (CHIMEI 27P10Q)
  • Camera : UVC Camera VendorID_3034 ProductID_22155
  • Wireless Card (3 options):
    Swapped the original Killer 1535 with BCM94360NG.
    Swapped the original Killer 1535 with BCM94360CS2.
    Swapped the original Killer 1535 with DW1560.
  • Thunderbolt 3 Dongle : Dell DA300
  • Dual-Boot OS: macOS Catalina 11.2.3 (20D91) & Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Device Firmware

  • BIOS Version: 2.8.1 - 2.13.0
  • Thunderbolt 3 Version: NVM 26
  • BCM94360CS2 Bluetooth Version: v150 c9318
  • DW1560 Bluetooth Version: v16.0 (1657) with BrcmPatch v2.5.8

Bootloader Firmware

  • Default bootloader: OpenCore 0.6.7 See more info about migration.
  • No longer maintained: Clover r5118

Pre-Installation

Create bootable USB installer: (With gibMacOS)

  • Running gibMacOS, then download the version you prefer (gibMacOS script is allowed to download macOS images on all OS platforms with Python installed).
  • Finding and running InstallAssistant.pkg under the path macOS Downloads.
  • Erase your USB drive with Disk Utility(Name: "USB"; Format: "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)"; Scheme: "GUID")
  • Running the following commands to make bootable USB with Install macOS Big Sur.app:
  sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Big\ Sur.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB
  • Running the commands to mount the EFI partion of USB:
  sudo diskutil mount /dev/disk3s1
  • Copy the whole repository to EFI partition to the path mentioned above. (You have to create an empty EFI directory, and put the whole repo in it).

DVMT

  • Enter BIOS/Boot Sequence in BIOS, add Boot Entry with /EFI/CLOVER/tools/DVMT.efi , then run the following commands
  setup_var 0x4de 0x00  // Disable CFG Lock
  setup_var 0x785 0x06  // Increase DVMT pre-allocated size to 192M For FHD version, it's also recommended setting to 192M
  setup_var 0x786 0x03  // Increase CFG Memory to maximum

Format SSD with 4K sectors for APFS - Creating a Linux bootable drive is needed.

  • Choose any Linux distribution you like, I prefer Ubuntu
  • Formatting SSD to 4K sectors with nvme-cli... for working better with APFS, see Step 2 in this guide.

Get compatible with LITEON and PLEXTOR SSD - If you are not using with LITEON or PLEXTOR SSD, skip it.

  • To solve the problem, config.plist with patches is needed.
  • The config.plist with patches is under the path config for LITEON.
  • Rename to config.plist and try one at each time, one of them would be capatible with your SSD.

BIOS settings

  • Sata: AHCI

  • Enable SMART Reporting

  • Disable thunderbolt boot and pre-boot support

  • USB security level: disabled

  • Enable USB powershare

  • Enable Unobtrusive mode

  • Disable SD card reader (saves 0.5W of power)

  • TPM Off

  • Deactivate Computrace

  • Enable CPU XD

  • Disable Secure Boot

  • Disable Intel SGX

  • Enable Multi Core Support

  • Enable Speedstep

  • Enable C-States

  • Enable TurboBoost

  • Enable HyperThread

  • Disable Wake on USB-C Dell Dock

  • Battery charge profile: Standard

  • Numlock Enable

  • FN-lock mode: Disable/Standard

  • Fastboot: minimal

  • BIOS POST Time: 0s

  • Enable VT

  • Disable VT-D

  • Wireless switch OFF for Wifi and BT

  • Enable Wireless Wifi and BT

  • Allow BIOS Downgrade

  • Allow BIOS Recovery from HD, disable Auto-recovery

  • Auto-OS recovery threshold: OFF

  • SupportAssist OS Recovery: OFF

  • Disable Camera (Optional)

Post-Installation

  • Copy all folders and files from this repository to EFI partition.

  • Enter BIOS/Boot Sequence , and adding new entry with path /CLOVER/CLOVERX64.efi

  • To activate Wifi and Bluetooth functions for DW1560, follow next step, or skip it.

Wireless card - BCM94360CS2 Installation (If not using this card, skip it.)

Wireless card - BCM94360NG (If not using this card, skip it.)

  • Install directly, kexts and adapter are not needed.

Wireless card - DW1560 Installation (If not using this card, skip it.)

  • Running following commands...
   sudo diskutil mount /dev/disk0s1
   cd /Volumes/EFI/EFI
   cp -R DW1560/*.kext CLOVER/kexts/Other
   bash /Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --rebuild-cache
If booting with OpenCore rather than Clover Configurator, copy the three kexts above to /EFI/OC/Kexts, and then running previous command to rebuild cache.

Running shell script in Terminal

  • After mounting the EFI partition with Clover Configurator or running the following commands below in terminal..
  • Mount EFI partition with the command below
   sudo diskutil mount /dev/disk0s1
  • Running XPS.sh to compile DSDT
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --compile-dsdt
  • Running XPS.sh to Allow 3rd party Applications to install on macOS
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --enable-3rdparty
  • Running XPS.sh to fix Headphone Jack
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --combo-jack
  • Running XPS.sh to enable TRIM support on SSD
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --enable-trim
  • Running XPS.sh to rebuild cache
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --rebuild-cache
  • Running XPS.sh to enable better sleep support
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --better-sleep
  • Running XPS.sh to Disable 4-Digit Pin Required on macOS
   ./Volumes/EFI/EFI/XPS.sh --pin-custom

Fix the buzz sound from headphone jack

    Open System Preferences/Sound/Input

Fix the "Webcam Black Screen" problem

    Unsolved

SMBIOS

  • Default SMBIOS settings of this repo is MacbookPro15,2.
  • Serial Number and SmUUID are erased beforehand, you need to generaete on your own.

CPUFriend

  • The kexts and SSDT for i7-8550U has put here, by working SMBIOS with MacbookPro15,2.
  • You have to put CPUFriend.kext & CPUFrindDataProvider.kext in both /CLOVER/kexts/Other and Library/Extensions, then rebuild cache.
  • Furthermore, you also have to put SSDT-CPUF.aml in /EFI/CLOVER/ACPI/patched for working as normal after awake.
If you need to generate new CPUFriend kexts, refer to Commands, and follow here

Enable eGPU with Thunderbolt 3

  • You need to set No Security in TB3 BIOS option.
  • Stop Clover when it counts down during booting with pressing Space.
  • Connect the TB3 cable to XPS.
  • Turn on the eGPU.
  • Wait for few seconds, and press Enter to boot macOS.

Custom setting the delay between trackpad and keyboard

To do that you need to edit Info.plist in VoodooI2CHID.kext:

  • Open the Info.plist in the VoodooI2CHID.kext with any Text Editor(I use Atom)
  • Finding the QuietTimeAfterTyping
  • Changing the value you prefer
I have preset the value to 0

More Custom Settings

  • Refer to Commands for more customization.

HiDPI

Fix Blurry Fonts for Non-Retina Displays

If booting with Clover, blurry font is required to fix.
If booting with OpenCore, font is clear as Retina, no need to fix.

Fix AppleID issue on macOS Catalina

  • If you encounter the problem with AppleID which cannot login and logout, this problem happened on both Hackintosh and Macintosh.
  • Fix this issue with the follwing commands...
        sudo -v
        killall -9 accountsd com.apple.iCloudHelper
        defaults delete MobileMeAccounts
        rm -rf ~/Library/Accounts
        killall -9 accountsd com.apple.iCloudHelper
        sudo reboot

Fix the AirPods choppy/unreliable when connected to macOS

  • Open System Preferences > Sound > Input
  • Change Sound Input from Airpods to Internal Microphone
  • Possible explanation:
    Since BCM94360CS2/DW1560/BCM94360NG are running with Bluetooth 4.0, which has too low bandwidth to handle both input/output at a high quality.
    Therefore, changing Sound Input to Internal Microphone to ensure audio output is working as normal.

Optional Settings

CPU Undervolting

If having the same CPU as mine, you can do the undervolting settings below.

Warning!!! This may cause crash on your device, please be aware of that.

Enter BIOS/Boot Sequence , add new Boot Option with /EFI/CLOVER/tools/DVMT.efi, then run the following commands...

  • Overclock, CFG, WDT & XTU enable
       setup_var 0x4DE 0x00
       setup_var 0x64D 0x01
       setup_var 0x64E 0x01
  • Undervolting values:
       setup_var 0x653 0x64     // CPU: -100 mV
       setup_var 0x655 0x01     // Negative voltage for 0x653
       setup_var 0x85A 0x1E     // GPU: -30 mV
       setup_var 0x85C 0x01     // Negative voltage for 0x85A

Swapping SSD

  • You need an external NVMe reader to carry your new SSD as an external drive.
  • Under macOS environment, using Disk Utility format your new SSD as APFS format.
  • Using Carbon Copy Cloner, to clone the whole System Disk to your new drive.

Upgrading macOS

  • Before upgrading, remember to backup with Time Machine through external drive.
  • Create bootable USB drive with the version of macOS you prefer, and replace files under path /EFI in EFI partition with this repo.
  • After booting sucessfully, copy the whole repo to you EFI partition. (The commands to mount EFI partition is provided above.)
  • If you use DW1560, follow the guide.
  • Refer to shell script part, and follow the commands.
  • Follow the guide to set your CPUFriend.
  • Recovery you data and settings from your backup through Migration Assistant.

Migrate bootloader from Clover to OpenCore

  • Copy the OC folder to EFI partition.
  • Clear caches of Clover, and compile your own DSDTs by running the followig commands...
      bash /Volumes/EFI/EFI/OC/trans.sh
      bash /Volumes/EFI/EFI/OC/XPS_OC.sh --compile-dsdt
  • Enter BIOS/Boot Sequence in BIOS, add Boot Entry with path /EFI/OC/OpenCore.efi
  • Reboot and enjoy the flight, and feel free to file issues if encounter any problems.

Dev-Notes

External Display Support

  ID: 59160000, STOLEN: 34 MB, FBMEM: 0 bytes, VRAM: 1536 MB, Flags: 0x00000B0B
  TOTAL STOLEN: 35 MB, TOTAL CURSOR: 1 MB (1572864 bytes), MAX STOLEN: 103 MB, MAX OVERALL: 104 MB (109588480 bytes)
  GPU Name: Intel HD Graphics 620
  Model Name(s): MacBookPro14,2
  Camelia: Disabled, Freq: 1388 Hz, FreqMax: 1388 Hz
  Mobile: 1, PipeCount: 3, PortCount: 3, FBMemoryCount: 3
   [0] busId: 0x00, pipe: 8, type: 0x00000002, flags: 0x00000098 - LVDS
   [1] busId: 0x05, pipe: 9, type: 0x00000400, flags: 0x00000187  - DP
   [2] busId: 0x04, pipe: 10, type: 0x00000800, flags: 0x00000187 - HDMI
      00000800 02000000 98000000
      01050900 00040000 87010000
      02040A00 00080000 87010000
  • Known info
  Digital Audio (HDMI / DVI / DP)
  To enable digital audio it is necessary to set the necessary properties and, usually, patch the connectors.
  To enable audio in general and HDMI in particular use WEG along with AppleALC.kext.
  On 10.10.5 and above, WEG automatically changes the connector-type of DP (00040000) to HDMI (00080000) if no custom patches are used.
  The actual connection may be of any type (HDMI / DVI / DP), but for the digital audio to function the connector-type must explicitly be HDMI.

When HDMI plugged in, macOS would recognize as DP (busID: 0x05), not HDMI (busID: 0x04).

  • Table of busID and ports are listed below:
DP HDMI DVI
0x02 0x00 0x01
0x04 0x02 0x02
0x05 0x04 0x04
0x06 0x06 0x06
  • framebuffer-conX-enable
    01000000 -> Enable, 00000000 -> Disable
  • framebuffer-conX-type 00000800 -> HDMI output, 00000400 -> DP output
  • framebuffer-conX-index fffffff -> Block
  • framebuffer-unifiedmem 00000080 -> VRAM to 2048M, 000000C0 -> VRAM to 3072M
  • framebuffer-fbmem 00009000 -> 9M for FHD, 00000003 -> 48M for QHD/UHD
  • All framebuffer values can be insert as NUMBER type, except ig-platform-id.

USB Ports Mapping

  • Table of Type and Dev Speed are listed below:
USB 2 (XHC) USB 3 (XHC) Thunderbolt 3 (TBTU) Dev Speed
HS01 HS01 12/480 Mbps
HS02 HS02 12/480 Mbps
SS01 5 Gbps
SS02 5 Gbps
UB21 5 Gbps
UB21 5 Gbps
  • When USB3 injected, speed would run as 480Mbps/5Gbps.
  • USB2 port: Wireless receiver would run as 12Mbps, other USB2 deivces run as 480Mbps.
  • TB3 devices run as 5Gbps.
  • HS03 is occupied by BCM9460CS2/DW1560.
  • HS05 is occupied by Intergrated Webcam HD.

Boot Arguments Explanation

  • darkwake=4
    The darkwake flag has to do with sleep. More information can be found in this thread.
  • igfxcflbklt=opcode
    To work with WhateverGreen.kext, fixing BackLight.
  • brcmfx-country=XX
    Change the country code to XX (US, CN, #a, ...) For Broadcom WiFi card.
  • brcmfx-country=#a
    Enables 80MHz wide channels on the 5GHz spectrum. For Broadcom WiFi card.
  • agdpmod=vit9696
    Disable check for board-id.

XCPM and HWP

  • Verify working XCPM configuration by typing the commands below
   sysctl machdep.xcpm.mode
   // If returns '1', which means the XCPM is active.
  • Verify if the X86PlatformPlugin.kext is loaded
   kextstat|grep -y x86plat

Shutdown Dialog

  • To activate shutdown dialog, it's necessary to Rename PBTN to PWRB.
  • Although SSDT-PWRB is added, rename part is also needed in LPCB.

Contributors

ComboJack

Acidanthera

HiDPI

gibMacOS

Leo Neo Usfsg

Kexts version and developers are mentioned in kexts_info.txt


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