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Syonagar

Dell Vostro 5568 - Sierra / High Sierra / Catalina / Big Sur

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Hi all,

 

Specifications

 

Dell Vostro 5568

7th Gen i7-7500U @2.7GHz

8GB DDR4 2400 MHz Memory

Intel Graphics HD620 / NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 4GB GDDR5

15.6" screen (1920 x 1080)

 

 

OpenCore Bootpacks

 

  • Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1 (OpenCore 0.6.3)
    • OC-11.0.1 Rev A.zip
    • (AppleHDA.kext for audio) ☝️
    • OC-11.0.1.zip 
    • (VoodooHDA.kext for audio) ☝️
    • So far everything works except the following:-
      • NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 4GB GDDR5 (Disabled as cannot work on Mac OS)
      • USB 2.0 Realtek CRW SD Card Reader (Detected but not working)
      • Built-In Intel WLAN Card (Not supported by Mac OS)
      • Headphone jack not working when fully inserted. Got some audio when halfway inserted.
    • I am very pleased that sleep works and both hdmi and vga ports are working. Two monitors can be connected to the laptop! LOL
    • OpenCore guide and credits mainly to here : OpenCore Install Guide for Kaby Lake Laptop
    • Kexts & ACPI patch files credits mainly to my dear friend @Jake Lo. I migrated these from Clover bootloader.

 

  • Mac OS Catalina 10.15.7 (OpenCore 0.6.3)
    • OC-10.15.7.zip
    • So far everything works except the following:-
      • NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 4GB GDDR5 (Disabled as cannot work on Mac OS)
      • USB 2.0 Realtek CRW SD Card Reader (Detected but not working)
      • Built-In Intel WLAN Card (Not supported by Mac OS and using USB WLAN for now)
    • This bootpack is able to boot Mac OS Big Sur 11.0.1 but so far its stuck at "waiting for.. boot-uuid-media...". If anyone managed to resolve this do let me know! @Jake Lo correctly highlighted that Big Sur removed some ports. Using Catalina AHCIPort.kext resolved this issue. Cheers!

 

 

Clover Bootpacks

 

Credits goes to Bronx Teck, Herve & Jake Lo

 

  • Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5 (Clover V5119) :-
    • CLOVER-10.15.5.zip
    • Graphics Platform ID injected in order to resolve screen flickering and to get hdmi to work in Mac OS Catalina 10.15.5
    • Everything works except for the following:-

      • NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 4GB GDDR5 (Disabled as cannot work on Mac OS)
      • USB 2.0 Realtek CRW SD Card Reader (Detected but not working)
      • Built-In Intel WLAN Card (Not supported by Mac OS and using USB WLAN for now)
      • Sleeps does not work at the moment. Each time attempting to sleep the screen just wakes up.
      • HDMI works. However, during boot up it does not detect the hdmi is connected. Need to manual unplug and replug the hdmi to get mac os to detect it again.

 

  • Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4 (Clover V5118) :-
    • CLOVER-10.15.4.zip
    • Everything works except for the following:-

      • NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 4GB GDDR5 (Disabled as cannot work on Mac OS)
      • USB 2.0 Realtek CRW SD Card Reader (Detected but not working)
      • Built-In Intel WLAN Card (Not supported by Mac OS and using USB WLAN for now)
      • This bootpack does not inject any graphics platform-id. Seems to resolve the screen flickering after wake from sleep issue. Using the usual graphics platform-id of 59160000 will cause major screen flickering issue after waking from sleep.
      • HDMI does not work without any graphics platform-id injected. However, with platform-id injected, I have yet to resolve my screen going blank or system hang issues when I connect external monitor to hdmi. Further, injecting the usual platform-id will cause flickering issue after sleep wake. So for now I rather live with no HDMI output so that it can sleep without any screen flickering after wake LOL. 

 

  • Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (Clover V4643) :-
    • CLOVER V3.zip
    • Updated Lilu.kext and all Intel graphics kexts to the latest (these are the final intel graphics specific lilu plugins as whatevergreen will integrate all these plugins for 10.14 onwards)
    • Added 10.13.6 USB port limit patch (By Jake Lo)
    • Disabled eDP port patch which was previously enabled as not needed (By Jake Lo)
    • Added EDID entries (disabled by default) as potential solution to screen flicker after wake. @woaiba15 was able to solve this issue with this injection but I could not replicate it. Enable EDID injection to test it.

 

 

  • Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 / High Sierra 10.13 (Clover v4241) :-
    • CLOVER.zip           
    • Added DellSMBIOSPatch in config.plist to show correct Model Identifier. Some software uses Model Identifier to check hardware compatibility such as AutoCAD 2016 LT (P/s: Thanks Jake for highlighting this just in time when I had problem installing it!) (26 Aug 2017)
    • Fixed distorted sound from headphones on Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 (31 Aug 2017) 
    • Kernel Extension (Kext) in "/Library/Extensions" Folder:-
      • KEXT-10.13.zip
      • (Note: Your will need to repair permission and rebuild cache for /Library/Extensions)
    • Everything works except for the following:- 

      • NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX 4GB GDDR5 (Disabled as cannot work on Mac OS)
      • USB 2.0 Realtek CRW SD Card Reader (Detected but not working)
      • Built-In Intel WLAN Card (Not supported by Mac OS and using USB WLAN for now)
      • Sleep (Screen flickers after waking from sleep for 10.12.6 and screen blanks after waking from sleep for 10.13)
      • Disconnecting HDMI out cable causes blank screen
 
 
Last Remarks

Let me know if the above bootpack works for you. If you managed to get some of the remaining issues resolved, do let me know so that I can update this thread.

 

Cheers!

Edited by Syonagar
Added support for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1
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