macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on Dell 7352 Inspiron i7-5500u Laptop

I just got this beautiful Dell Inspiron 7352 Broadwell i7-5500u (5th edition), the Windows 8.1 trackpad is working horribly. I decided to make it into a perfect MacBook Air7,2 wanna be. Here is how I did it. To have more information on how to create a “mac wanna be” check out this post. Please don’t ask questions about distros here, this is strictly about vanilla installation.

It seems like I couldn’t change anything from the BIOS using F2 (setup), F12 (boot devices). I think I can access the BIOS from Windows 8.1 using this method but I never tried since everything is working by default. Update BIOS from A01 to A08 then A09 is the latest.

Dell 7352 Main BIOS     Dell 7352 BIOS BOOT     Dell 7352 Advanced BIOS

Files needed: Partition Manager Free Edition 14, Transmac, 7zip, MBR El Capitan, MBR Yosemite, Clover Boot Loader, HFSPlus.efi, NTFS.efiKernels10.11.6Kernels10.10., Rehabman all new files: FakeSMC, VoodooPS2Controller.kext, Clover config.plist…

Download Kernels 12.2 here, Kernels 11.6 here, Kernels 10.5 here.

Different SMBIOS for MacBook Air 7,2 can result in different performance.

MacBook Air with MBA71 MacBook Air with MBA72

There are many things that can be patched using Rehabman DSDT & SSDT laptop patching. On this Broadwell laptop with macOS Sierra 10.12.2, El Capitan 10.11.6 and Yosemite 10.10.5, we don’t need to patch battery, only need ACPIBatteryManager.kext. macOS Sierra 10.12.2 will fix the backlight keys F11 & F12 and audio volume F2 & F3. Here are the patches that works perfectly on this laptop. Make sure to download the latest iASL and maciASL from Rehabman version 6.1. Create a refs.txt files with these lines in it and put it in the ACPI folder. Follow this instruction. Make sure to patch rename _DSM to _XDSM.

External(_SB_.PCI0.LPCB.H_EC.ECWT, MethodObj, 2)
External(_SB_.PCI0.LPCB.H_EC.ECRD, MethodObj, 1)
External(_SB_.PCI0.PEG0.PEGP.SGPO, MethodObj, 2)

Latest maciASL 6.1 from Rehabman     add rehabman url for DSDT & SSDT patching

Patch null Ethernet since no Ethernet     Rename _DSM to _XDSM

Patch pnlf_haswell_broadwell     Patch Audio layout 13 = 0D

Patch Fix_WAK_Arg0_v2     Patch IRQ Fix

Patch SMBUS Fix     Patch USB3_PRW 0X6D

Patches for HDMI to work with Patched AppleHDA using AppleALC.kext.

Rename B0D3 to HDAU     Rename SSDT B0D3 to HDAU

compile SSDT B0D3 to HDAU Failed     Replace SSDT All B0D3 to HDAU

Compile SSDT B0D3 To HDAU All Done     Patch Backlight Keys Q1D & Q1C

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4 Responses to macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on Dell 7352 Inspiron i7-5500u Laptop

  1. Rojan says:

    hello sir,
    i have hp envy 15 and am using sierra since monthns and now i am trying to install high sierra but i cannot fo to install UI or boot to it the intel hd 5500 doesnt work and a black screen is shown with com.apple.windowserver on top .. can you help me out or provide a way to get pass through it.

    Thanks

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