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    This in EFI Clover Kext , remove instead SMCBatteryManager.kext no work in Big Sur this release ACPIBatteryManager.kext.zip
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    Specifications: BIOS Version: 1.16 (Latest) (needs SATA in AHCI mode, not Intel Optane or disk won't be seen) Intel 8th gen i5 8265U, 1.6GHz CPU Integrated Intel UHD620 15" 1366x768 HD non-touch LCD 16 DDR4-2400 RAM M.2 2280 256GB SATA SSD (in Key M slot) RTL8111 Gigabit Ethernet Realtek ALC255 WiFi Card - Originally came with a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377A-5, but this model it's not supported by macOS, so it was replaced by a Lenovo Foxconn T77H649 card (Key A/E, size 2230) 802.11ac combo wireless card + Bluetooth 4.1 - BLUETOOTH NOT WORKING, ANTENNA CONNECTOR BROKEN, or it's a damaged card. Integrated HD User Facing Chicony Electronics, webcam (USB internal) Integrated Realtek Card Reader RTL8411B (PCI ven id 0x10ec, dev id 0x5287) 1 x 3.5mm universal jack (combo audio) 1 x USB 3.1 gen1 port Type-A (with PowerShare) 1x USB Type C port 3.1 2x USB 2.0 ports 1 x HDMI port Working: All the components!! UPDATE: The kext for the Card Reader it's attached separadely, I'm using Cholonam's revised kext, derived from Sinetek's initial work To use this kext, put it on Library/Extensions and rebuild the cache! Not working: Only the broken Bluetooth... PS: Guys if you know any method to fix this card, to get my BT working I'm all ears! Methods used: To install macOS: Hackintosh Guide - Install MacOS with Olarila Image, Step by Step, Install and Post Install, Windows or Mac To activate my WiFi: Broadcom BCM4350 cards under High Sierra/Mojave/Catalina Full DSDT patches: DSDT patch requests Screenshots: Credits: @Hervé he gave me the WiFi card (T77H649) and helped me to active it. @MaLd0n he as always helpd me with the DSDT and keep my Hack stable as a real Mac! And I'm thank all the community to get this machice working, the Clover guys, @headkaze with his awesome Hackintool app also. Your hard work guys, will be always appreciate by me. EDIT: Also Sinetek & Cholonam for the Card reader kext. Sinetek-rtsx 0x528710EC.zip My Clover Folder with Full DSDT patched: CLOVER - v5112 with Full DSDT.zip
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    Last update: 28 Jan 2020 Dell DW1820A: Ok Ok Ok DW1820A is a pretty good combo card providing 2.4/5GHz 802.11ac wireless at 867Mbps + Bluetooth 4.1. As stated at Wikidevi, there appears to be a few different models of the card. Whilst they all carry the same Broadcom id 14e4:43a3, they each carry a different subsystem id/part #: 1028:0021 (part # CN-0VW3T3) -> 100% Ok with ASPM disabled (originally tested 100% Ok on my Latitude 7490 without ASPM tuning) 1028:0021 (part # CN-096JNT) -> 100% Ok with APSM disabled 1028:0022 (part # CN-096JNT) -> 100% Ok with APSM disabled 1028:0023 (part # CN-0VW3T3) -> 100% Ok with APSM disabled 1028:0023 (part # CN-08PKF4) -> 100% Ok with APSM disabled I acquired a Dell DW1820A a few months ago and was able to play with that card on a Latitude 7490 laptop (fitted with an M.2 2230 Key A+E WLAN slot) that I targeted for Mojave. The model I received was CN-0VW3T3. Before it was later established that not all DW1820A were equal, I purchased a 2nd one and, as it turned out to be, was lucky to receive another 0VW3T3 model. /!\ The 1st thing I want to report is that I encountered difficulties booting my Mojave USB installer and installing macOS with the card plugged in. I had to disable wireless in BIOS to be able to install Mojave. Once it was installed, booting Mojave with wireless enabled in BIOS would cause quite severe lag and performance degradation once at the desktop, as if the card just clogged up CPU ressources. This was because I had not applied any particular tuning for the card and, of course, this was resolved once I implemented the necessary fix detailed below. /!\ Searching through the Web for that DW1820A/BCM4350, I came accross a few forum posts/threads that mentionned: rolling back the Yosemite IO80211Family kext to get the card to work, although with instability and regular KPs removing AirPortBrcmNIC plugin kext from IO80211Family kext, patching AirPortBrcm4360 plugin kext with the id of the DW1820A and installing AirportBrcmFixup kext with a couple of parameters (Credits to Hugotai, cf. his post @Voldemort's place, 2nd Dec 2018) Whilst I did not really contemplate doing the 1st thing, I did envisage the 2nd one and started to look at the differences between Yosemite's version of IO80211Family kext and Mojave's. The main difference I had already noticed was that device id 14e4:43a3 was handled by AirPortBrcm4360 up to Sierra 10.12 and by AirPortBrcmNIC since High Sierra 10.13. Further reading and experimenting showed me that AirPortBrcmNIC kext was the root cause of the problem. Building on Hugotai's success, I seeked to work out an easier solution to bypassing AirPortBrcmNIC kext that would not require kext removal and Info.plist patching but, instead, something that could be implemented through hardware properties injection, either through DSDT patching or Clover configuration. Once Hugotai's solution was verified and confirmed, I worked out the following Clover-based solution for HighSierra/Mojave: identify the IOReg/ACPI device to which the DW1820A card is attached (use IORegistryExplorer app to that effect). Eg: [email protected],yy->[email protected] in the absence of individual ACPI device entry under the PCI bridge for the card, select "FixAirport" ACPI Fix in Clover. That'll create a device "ARPT" @0 under the bridge and that's what you'll inject properties to. This may also require to select "AddDTGP" ACPI Clover fix if your DSDT does not possess any DTGP method. Use Clover Configurator app to that effect. inject the following properties either in DSDT or through Clover (latter recommended): compatibility of the card with Broadcom chips 14e4:4353 or 14e4:4331 that are handled by IO80211Family's PlugIn kext AirPortBrcm4360 ASPM disabling (required for most cards to avoid CPU clogging and system freeze) optionally, add SysProfiler's cosmetic info such as PCIe Slot, card's make and model, etc. and that's it ! Nothing to do to IO80211Family kext or its PlugIns which all remain untouched/unmodified/full vanilla in /S/L/E. It really could not be simpler... NB: if your card's country code absolutely requires to be changed, say for full 5GHz/80MHz operations, add the following steps: install AirportBrcmFixup kext in /L/E + repair permissions + rebuild your cache or inject it through Clover's EFI/CLOVER/kexts/Other add boot argument brcmfx-country=XX (where XX is the target value, eg: US, FR, #a, etc.) to the Boot section of your Clover config but, beware, I found that using AirportBrcmFixup (v1.1.9 at time of writing) with country code other than default's US setting of the card impacted my wireless performance (fluctuating and reduced RX/TX rate). For instance, with country code set to FR (for France), I would not connect at 80MHz on my 5GHz Wireless network, only to 40MHz which resulted in a local wireless connection limited to 400Mbps (vs. 867Mbps) and reduced my overall Internet RX rate by about 60% and TX rate by about 10%: with country code set to #a (to get full 80MHz connection), I could not obtain DFS channel mode to my local router and I noticed fluctuating/unstable RX/TX rates: without AirportBrmfixup, my wireless connection runs solid at 867Mbps and SpeedTest returns a solid TX and RX rates at 300Mbps (i.e. the maximum speed of my Internet connection). Properties injection through DSDT: On my laptop, the DW1820A was found attached to device RP03.PXSX located at IO address 0x001C0002, i.e. 1C,2. The DSDT patch required to inject properties could look like this (devices names will differ from one computer to another of course!): Device (RP03) // PCIe Root Bridge { name (_ADR, 0x001C0002) [...] [...] [...] Device (PXSX) // DW1820A card attached to this device (FixAirport fix required if such device is missing) { Name (_ADR, Zero) [...] [...] [...] Method (_DSM, 4, NotSerialized) // _DSM: Device-Specific Method { If (LEqual (Arg2, Zero)) { Return (Buffer (One) { 0x03 }) } Return (Package () { "AAPL,slot-name", // Optional Buffer () { "WLAN" }, "device_type", // Optional Buffer () { "Airport Extreme" }, "name", // Optional Buffer () { "Airport" }, "model", // Optional Buffer () { "Dell DW1820A 802.11ac wireless" }, "compatible", // Mandatory Buffer () { "pci14e4,4353" // Declares compatibility with BCM43224; "pci14e4:4331" for BCM94331 may also be used }, "pci-aspm-default", // Mandatory for most cards Buffer (One) { 0x00 // Disables ASPM for PCIe device } }) } } } Properties injection through Clover config: An easier alternative is to inject those properties in Clover via Clover Configurator app. This can be done within the Devices section by injecting the desired properties in the Properties sub-section: In the left part, add the PCIe address of the targeted device in the form PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(<root device address>)/Pci(<actual device address>) In the right part, add the above properties in single lines and with the right types (String, Data, Number) For instance, in the case of my laptop, the target device will be PciRoot (0x0)/Pci(0x1C,0x02)/Pci(0x0,0x0) for [email protected]>[email protected],2->[email protected] Then, properties will be injected as lines of keys of 3 x possible types: strings, hex data blocks or numbers. For instance, to declare compatibility with 14e4:4353, the line will consist of Property Key set to compatible, Key Value set to pci14e4,4353 and Key Type set to STRING. The complete properties injection will be: Device = PciRoot(0x0)/Pci(0x1c,0x02)/Pci(0x0,0x0) Key = compatible | Value = pci14e4,4353 | Type = STRING Key = pci-aspm-default | Value = 0 | Type = NUMBER Key = AAPL,slot-name | Value = WLAN | Type = STRING (optional) Key = device_type | Value = Airport Extreme | Type = STRING (optional) Key = name | Value = Airport | Type = STRING (optional) Key = model | Value = Dell DW1820 (BCM4350) 802.11ac wireless | Type = STRING (optional) Once the device properties are injected in Clover or DSDT, there's nothing left to do but reboot the computer. The DW1820A card will then be fully active and capable to connect to 2.4/5GHz networks at full speed. Results: On the Bluetooth side, once the usual Rehabman's Broadcom firmware patching kexts are installed (BrcmFirmwareRepo + BrcmPatchRAM2), the BT4.1 module will be fully operational and capable of supporting AirDrop and Handoff! Links: Clover Configurator app Rehabman's Broadcom Firmware patching kexts Acidanthera AirportBrcmFixup kext - - - - - - - - - - Edit: 06 Jan 2020 Updated with freshly found ASPM disabling property injection that fixes all outstanding stability issues. DW1820A #096JNT and Foxconn T77H649 now tested 100% Ok. DW1820A #08PKF4 should be just the same. - - - - - - - - - - Edit: 28 Jan 2020 Finally got to test a DW1820A #08PKF4 and it's also 100% Ok with ASPM disabled.
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