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Dell Latitude Yosemite Install Guide

 

Bootpack for models included in posts below:

 

Latitude E6220   Latitude E6230   Latitude E7240   XPS L321x       Optiplex 9010

Latitude E6420   Latitude E6430   Latitude E7440   Optiplex 780   Optiplex 9020

Latitude E6520   Latitude E6530   Latitude 6430u   Optiplex 990   Optiplex 9030 AIO (New)

 

BIOS:

Set to Default, apply, then set SATA Operations to AHCI

 

Overview

1. Download the OS X Yosemite Application from the Mac App Store

2. Prepare a Installer USB flash drive (8GB minimum)

3. Install OS X Yosemite

4. Install the bootloader and drivers to system drive

 

STEP 1: Download OS X Yosemite

 

1. Open Mac App Store

2. Log in with your Apple ID

3. Download OS X Yosemite

 

The Application Install OS X Yosemite will appear in /Applications.

 

STEP 2: Prepare Bootable USB Drive

This step extracts the OS X Installer contents, then installs Chameleon bootloader to the USB stick.

 

1. Insert the USB drive on a running OS X system

2. Open /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility

3. Highlight the USB drive in left column

4. Click on the Partition tab

5. Click Current and choose 1 Partition

6. Click Options...

7. Choose GUID Partition Table

8. Under Name: type USB (You can rename it later)

9. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

10. Click Apply then Partition

11. Go to Applications, right click on “Install OS X Yosemite” > Show Package Contents > Contents > SharedSupport

12 . Open InstallESD.dmg

13. Launch ShowHiddenFiles and select “Show Special Files” ( app attached at the end of guide)

14. Open BaseSystem.dmg (hidden) from “OS X Install ESD”

15. Use Disk Utility to restore “OS X Base System” to USB (see image below)

      Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 11.26.48 PM.png

16. After restore is complete, USB is now renamed to “OS X Base System”. Go ahead and rename it to “Install OS X Yosemite”

17. Go to /System/Installation of “Install OS X Yosemite” and delete the alias “Packages”.

18. Copy “Packages” from root of “OS X Install ESD” to /System/Installation of “Install OS X Yosemite”

19. Copy BaseSystem.dmg and BaseSystem.chunklist (hidden files) from “OS X Install ESD” to root of â€œInstall OS X Yosemite”

20. Copy the folder /Kernels to /System/Library of “Install OS X Yosemite” ( Kernels folder attached at end of guide)

21. Launch ShowHiddenFiles and select “Hide Special Files”

22. Download the latest version of Chameleon ( attached in Apps below)

23. Open Chameleon package installer

24. Hit Continue, Continue, Continue, Agree. Change Install Location...

25. Choose “Install OS X Yosemite”

26. Hit Continue to install Chameleon 

27. Download the bootpack for your model, rename it as Extra to the root of “Install OS X Yosemite”

28. You are now ready to install OS X Yosemite

 

STEP 3: Install OS X Yosemite

 

1. Turn on the computer with the USB Installer connected

2. Press the F12 to choose boot device

3. Choose USB

4. When Chameleon boot screen is visible, choose Install OS X Yosemite with -v -f flags

5. The system will then boot into OS X Installer

6. For a new installation of OS X, you MUST erase and format the destination drive according to the following steps before continuing. If you are upgrading from Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks and you want to keep your files and apps, skip steps a-j.

 

a. Choose Disk Utility

b. Highlight your target hard drive for the Yosemite installation in left column.

c. Click Partition tab

d. Click Current and choose 1 Partition

e. Click Options...

f. Choose GUID Partition Table

g. Under Name: type Macintosh SSD (You can rename it later)

h. Under Format: choose Mac OS Extended (Journaled)

i. Click Apply then Partition

j. Close Disk Utility

 

7. When the installer asks you where to install, choose Macintosh SSD, or your existing install.

8. Upon completion, system will restart

9. Press the F12 to choose boot device

10. Choose USB

11. When Chameleon boot screen is visible, choose Macintosh SSD or your existing Install drive with -v -f flags

 

The system will boot into the new drive, and complete the installation

     

STEP 4: Post-Installation

 

1. Install Chameleon loader to Macintosh SSD

2. Copy the Extra folder from "Install OS X Yosemite" to Macintosh SSD

3. Install kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard (app attached)

4. Rename NullCPUPowerManagement.kext to *.bak from /Extra/Extensions. Restore it before doing any updates to prevent KP

5. Repair permission and rebuild cache. Run command from terminal

 

      sudo chmod -R 755 /S*/L*/E*

      sudo chown -R 0:0 /S*/L*/E* 

      sudo touch /S*/L*/E*

      sudo kextcache -Boot -U /

 

6. Go to System Preferences

  • Enable Clicking for Trackpad
  • Allow apps downloaded from: Anywhere for Security & Privacy

7. Generate a new smbios.plist for your CPU with Chameleon Wizard (app attached)

8. Tuned up your system

 

Working:

 

- Wifi (replaced with Broadcom BCM4322 rebranded, recognized as native Airport Extreme)

- Keyboard / Touchpad / Trackstick

- USB 2.0 / 3.0 if it exist for your model

- SD Card reader if it exist (works sporadically on Exx20 models)

- Screen Brightness

- Battery Status

- Audio with AppleHDA

- HDMI Video / Audio (Auto Detection works)

- QE/CI

- Network Switch

- Touchpad with 3 and 4 fingers multitouch gestures

- Webcam

 
Credits:

This guide is based off of Fabio78’s Clover guide rewritten for Chameleon

 

Included Apps: Chameleon Wizard, Kextwizard, ShowHiddenFiles, Chameleon Loader

Apps.zip

 

Kernels:

Place folder in /System/Library of "Install OS X Yosemite".

i.e /System/Library/Kernels/kernel

 

10.10.0 - 10.10.1

Kernels.zip

 

10.10.2

10.10.2_Kernels.zip

 

10.10.3

Vanilla Kernel

 

10.10.4

Vanilla Kernel

 

10.10.5

Vanilla Kernel

 

For Haswell system, use Haswell_kernels i.e. i7-4600u, 

10.10.0 - 10.10.1 

Haswell_Kernels.zip

 

10.10.2

10.10.2_Haswell.zip

Note: You'll have to copy the patched kernel to the installed drive after install!

 

10.10.3

Patched Kernel for Haswell

Note: You'll have to copy the patched kernel to the installed drive after install!

 

10.10.4

10.10.4_Haswell.zip

Note: You'll have to copy the patched kernel to the installed drive after install!

 

10.10.5

Patched Kernel for Haswell

Note: You'll have to copy the patched kernel to the installed drive after install!

 

Bootscreen fix:

Fix for the boot screen glitches, install this to /S/L/E

IOGraphicsFamily.kext.zip

 

MBR Patch:

Patch for system that could only boot with MBR or prefer MBR Install

Thanks to CrazyBirdy

Yosemite MBR Patch 10.10 (14A389).zip

Yosemite_10.10.1_14B25_MBR_Patch.zip

Yosemite_10.10.2_14C109_MBR_Patch.zip

Yosemite_10.10.3_14D131_MBR_Patch.zip

Yosemite_10.10.4_14E46_MBR_Patch.zip

Yosemite_10.10.5_14F27_MBR_Patch.zip

 

Troubleshooting:

If you encounter "Can't find /System/Library/Kernel/Kernel" and your Yosemite Installed Drive shows as RAID, do the following:

Boot with the USB installer, open up terminal and enter the following command:

diskutil cs list  

you see something like below. Note the UUID in red and Revertible = Yes

run diskutil cs revert UUID> , you can copy and paste the UUID

reboot when finish. Boot with USB and select your Installed drive to complete your install

post-1549-0-17013100-1416525630.png

 

BOOT 0 ERROR

If you are using a 4k HDD you can get boot:0 error, to solve this issue do the following. 

  1. Reboot system back into Yosemite installer (USB FLASH DRIVE). 

  2. Launch Disk Utility

  3. Unmount the partition you installed Yosemite on

  4. Launch Terminal and execute the following command:

  5. diskutil list (to find the Disk Identifier of your Yosemite partition (eg. disk0s2)

  6. dd if=/usr/standalone/i386/boot1h of=/dev/disk0s2 

  7. Exit Terminal 

  8. Boot normally 

Note: if you encounter an error that boot1h is not found when running step 6, download attached and place

         it in the USB Installer/usr/standalone/i386 and start from step 1 again

         boot1h.zip

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This is an AIO bootpack for E6x20 models (YOSEMITE - Final)
 
1) Rename the DSDT specific to your model to DSDT.aml:
   E6220 HD3000 1366x768 = DSDT-E6220.aml
   E6320 HD3000 1366x768 = DSDT-E6320.aml
   E6420 HD3000 1366x768 = DSDT-E6420.aml 
   E6420 HD3000 1600x900 = DSDT-E6420_2ch.aml
   E6520 HD3000 only         = DSDT-E6420-2ch.aml
 
   E6420/E6520 Optimus Disabled = DSDT-NVS.aml ; uncheck Optimus in BIOS
   E6420/E6520 Optimus Enabled = DSDT-off.aml  ; Check Optimus in BIOS, low Res 1366x768 and below
   E6420/E6520 Optimus Enabled = DSDT-off_2ch.aml  ; Check Optimus in BIOS, higher Res 1600x900 and higher
 
 Note: HDMI output won't work on Optimus Enabled models. HDMI audio not working for NVS4200m, nor sleep!
Update:  * Wern has a DSDT for Nvs4200M that has sleep/wake working. See here. To fix audio, use this one.
 
 
2) For E6420/E6520 Optimus Enabled, add the following to o.c.b.p with textedit or use Chameleon Wizard to do it:
   SkipNvidiaGfx
   Yes
 
 
3) Generate your own SSDT and place it in /Extra:
   a ) make script executable by running command
      sudo chmod +x ssdtPRGen.sh
 
    b ) if running on the same system
         ./ssdtPRGen.sh -d 0
 
      if running from another system
      ./ssdtPRGen.sh -d 0 -p
      ex. ./ssdtPRGen.sh -d 0 -p i7-4600U
      Note: cpu name is case sensitive, I7-4600u won’t work
 
    c ) script creates an SSDT.dsl to the Desktop. Open this file with Chameleon Wizard.
         This will compile this file into SSDT.aml
 
4) Once system is installed and running:
   a ) Install all kexts in /Extra/Extensions/SLE to S/L/E with kextwizard
   b ) rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext to NullCPUPowermanagement.bak from /Extra/Extensions. Restore it before any OS update to prevent KP
 
5) Repair permission and rebuild cache. Run command from terminal.
      sudo touch /S*/L*/Extensions
      sudo kextcache -Boot -U /
 
6) Reboot!
 
Notes:
1) Other models Exx20 without DSDT shown above can still use bootpack, but use your own DSDT/SSDT. Send me a PM is you need a patch DSDT for your model.
2) If system won't boot without -v -f, then add  /System/Library/Kernels/kernel to your org.chameleon.boot.plist under kernel  updated bootpack with flag added
 
 
 
10.10.1 Updates:
AppleHDA for Exx20 Models AppleHDA-267.0-Exx20.zip
 
10.10.2 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
 
10.10.3 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
 
10.10.4 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
 
10.10.5 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
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This is an AIO bootpack for E6x30 models (YOSEMITE - Final)

 

Copy Extra to USB Installer. Rename files according to your model

 
1) Rename the DSDT specific to your model to DSDT.aml:
   E6230 HD4000 1366x768 = DSDT-E6230.aml
   E6430 HD4000 1366x768 = DSDT-E6430.aml 
   E6430 HD4000 1600x900 = DSDT-E6430-2ch.aml
   E6530 HD4000 only         = DSDT-E6430-2ch.aml
 
   E6430/E6530 Optimus Disabled = DSDT-NVS.aml ; uncheck Optimus in BIOS
   E6430/E6530 Optimus Enabled = DSDT-off.aml   ; Check Optimus in BIOS
 
2) For E6430/E6530 Optimus Enabled, add the following to o.c.b.p with Textedit or use Chameleon Wizard to do it:
   SkipNvidiaGfx
   Yes
 
3) Generate your own SSDT and place it in /Extra ( script included):
   a ) make script executable by running command
      sudo chmod +x ssdtPRGen.sh
 
   b ) if running on the same system
      ./ssdtPRGen.sh -d 0
 
      if running from another system
      ./ssdtPRGen.sh -d 0 -p
      ex. ./ssdtPRGen.sh -d 0 -p i7-4600U
      Note: cpu name is case sensitive, I7-4600u won’t work
 
   c ) script creates an SSDT.dsl to the Desktop. Open this file with Chameleon Wizard.
        This will compile this file into SSDT.aml
 

4) Once system is installed and running:
   a ) Install all kexts in /Extra/Extensions/SLE to S/L/E with kextwizard
   b ) rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext to NullCPUPowermanagement.bak from /Extra/Extensions. Restore it before any OS update to prevent KP
     Note: HDMI output won't work on Optimus Enabled models
  
5) Repair permission and rebuild cache. Run command from terminal.
      sudo touch /S*/L*/Extensions
      sudo kextcache -Boot -U /
 
6) Reboot!
 
Note: Other models Exx30 without DSDT shown above can still use bootpack, but use your own DSDT/SSDT. Send me a PM is you need a patch DSDT for your model.
BIOS: E6230 - A12 causes artifacts, use A11
         E6430 - A12 causes aritfacts, use A11
 
Bootpacks
 
10.10.1 Updates:
AppleHDA for Exx30 Models AppleHDA-267.0-Exx30.zip
 
10.10.2 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
 
10.10.3 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
 
10.10.4 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
 
10.10.5 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard. 
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More Yosemite Bootpacks

 

Rename to Extra and placed in root of USB Installer created from post #1.

 

Note:

 

1 ) XPS13_L321x will need to be install with MBR partition

    Both Installer and Installed drive must be formatted to MBR or you'll get "Operating System not found" error

 

2 ) Latitude 6430U > Use bootpack from post # 3 including updates, replace DSDT attached below

 

3 ) Latitude E7x40 / E5440 needs a patched kernel. See Guide above with attached Kernel

    a ) fix issue with Preview/Quick Look for HD 4400/HD 4600 mobile, install to /System/Library/Extensions. Credits to the-darkvoid and rehabman

   HD4400_4600_Fix.zip

 

Bootpacks

XPS13_L321x.zip

Latitude 6430U.zip

Latitude_E5440.zip

Latitude_E7x40.zip

 

10.10.1 Updates:

AppleHDA_XPS13 AppleHDA-267.0_XPS13_L321x.zip

AppleHDA for E7x40 AppleHDA-267.0-E7x40.zip

 

10.10.2 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
See Updates below regarding Patched Kernel for Haswell prior to upgrade
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE of Bootpack, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard  after successful upgrade
 
10.10.3 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
See Updates below regarding Patched Kernel for Haswell prior to upgrade
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE of Bootpack, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard  after successful upgrade
 
10.10.4 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
See Updates below regarding Patched Kernel for Haswell prior to upgrade
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE of Bootpack, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard  after successful upgrade
 
10.10.5 Updates:
Remember to rename nullCPUPowerManagement.kext.bak to NullCPUPowermanagement.kext from /Extra/Extensions before any OS update to prevent KP!
See Updates below regarding Patched Kernel for Haswell prior to upgrade
Replace files to /Extra/Extensions/SLE of Bootpack, install all to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard after successful upgrade
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Updates

 

 

  • Yosemite 10.10.1 (14B25)

STATUS:

GOOD

UPDATE METHOD:

APP STORE/SYSTEM UPDATE

 

MODIFICATIONS NEEDED:

a ) Restore NullCPUPowerManagement.kext to Extra/Extensions prior to upgrade.

          b ) Sandy & Ivy systems: Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

          c ) Haswell systems: Rename /System/Library/Kernels/kernel to /System/Library/Kernels/haswell before upgrade

          After reboot, boot with /System/Library/Kernels/haswell -v -f. Once booted, rename /System/Library/Kernels/Haswell to kernel.

          Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

          Run Patch libCLVMIGILPlugin for HD4400/HD4600 OpenCL / OpenGL from post #4

 

 

  • Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109)

STATUS:

GOOD

UPDATE METHOD:

APP STORE/SYSTEM UPDATE

 

MODIFICATIONS NEEDED:

a ) Restore NullCPUPowerManagement.kext to Extra/Extensions prior to upgrade to prevent KP!

          b ) Sandy & Ivy systems: Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

               (See any updated files from post # 2 and 3 specific to your model)

          c ) Haswell systems: Copy 10.10.2 Haswell kernel from 1st Post and rename to /System/Library/Kernels/haswell before upgrade

               After reboot, boot with /System/Library/Kernels/haswell -v -f. Once booted, rename /System/Library/Kernels/Haswell to kernel.

               Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

              (See any updated files from post #4)

 

 

  • Yosemite 10.10.3 (14D131/14D136)

STATUS:

GOOD

UPDATE METHOD:

APP STORE/SYSTEM UPDATE

 

MODIFICATIONS NEEDED:

a ) Restore NullCPUPowerManagement.kext to Extra/Extensions prior to upgrade to prevent KP!

          b ) Sandy & Ivy systems: Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

               (See any updated files from post # 2 and 3 specific to your model)

          c ) Haswell systems: Copy 10.10.3 Haswell kernel from 1st Post and rename to /System/Library/Kernels/haswell before upgrade

               After reboot, boot with /System/Library/Kernels/haswell -v -f. Once booted, rename /System/Library/Kernels/Haswell to kernel.

               Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard 

              (See any updated files from post #4)

 

 

  • Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46)

STATUS:

GOOD

UPDATE METHOD:

APP STORE/SYSTEM UPDATE

 

MODIFICATIONS NEEDED:

a ) Restore NullCPUPowerManagement.kext to Extra/Extensions prior to upgrade to prevent KP!

          b ) Sandy & Ivy systems: Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

               (See any updated files from post # 2 and 3 specific to your model)

          c ) Haswell systems: Copy 10.10.4 Haswell kernel from 1st Post and rename to /System/Library/Kernels/haswell before upgrade

               After reboot, boot with /System/Library/Kernels/haswell -v -f. Once booted, rename /System/Library/Kernels/Haswell to Kernel.

               Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard 

              (See any updated files from post #4)

 

 

  • Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27)

STATUS:

GOOD

UPDATE METHOD:

APP STORE/SYSTEM UPDATE

 

MODIFICATIONS NEEDED:

a ) Restore NullCPUPowerManagement.kext to Extra/Extensions prior to upgrade to prevent KP!

          b ) Sandy & Ivy systems: Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard

               (See any updated files from post # 2 and 3 specific to your model)

          c ) Haswell systems: Copy 10.10.5 Haswell kernel from 1st Post and rename to /System/Library/Kernels/haswell before upgrade

               After reboot, boot with /System/Library/Kernels/haswell -v -f. Once booted, rename /System/Library/Kernels/Haswell to Kernel.

               Reinstall kexts from /Extra/Extensions/SLE to /System/Library/Extensions with kextwizard 

              (See any updated files from post #4)

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