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macOS Catalina 10.15.7 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus

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macOS Catalina 10.15.7 on Dell XPS 17 L702x Optimus:

Instructions:

Windows:

1. Restore the image using Balena Etcher or Transmac. Problem with  Balena Etcher & Transmac is it doesn't restore the image to a partition or volume, it only restores to the entire internal hard drive or an usb drive.

If you don't have an extra internal hard drive, then first restore the image to a 16 GB or more USB drive, then boot from USB and boot into macOS, then download & install Carbon Copy Cloner, Finally restore the image using Carbon Copy Cloner to your destination on your internal hard drive.  

2. Once restoring is done, we need to install clover bootloader to boot macOS.

Now download & install MiniTool Partition Wizard 12.3, open the application now look for your hard rive and locate a 100 MB partition or 50 MB partition named EFI System Partition (Active & System) created by Windows installer at the time of installation.

Now right click on that partition and then click on change Letter and then assign a new Drive Letter, apply the changes & close the application.

Now open This PC or explorer open the newly assigned mounted partition or volume, delete only the existing boot folder now copy paste the Boot Folder & Clover folder from the EFI folder attached.

3. That's it now you are good to go, restart and boot into your macOS partition and will be greeted with a Welcome Screen.

MacOS:

1. Restore the image using Carbon Copy Cloner.

2. Once restoring is done, we need to install clover bootloader to boot macOS. Mount the EFI partition using ESP Mounter Pro app and then copy paste the EFI folder attached. 

Another way is to download & install latest clover bootloader, once after installation is done just make sure to copy paste the EFI Folder attached.

3. That's it now you are good to go, restart and boot into your macOS partition and will be greeted with a Welcome Screen.

Note:

If you are on Windows make sure you have installed Windows on GUID Partiton Table or GPT not MBR.

What Works:

Everything works except for Nvidia Optimus, even Intel Wifi is working now a days no need of usb wifi dongle :w00t:.

Known Problems:

None

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DELL XPS 17 L702x macOS Catalina 10.15.7.txt.zip

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updated first post with two new EFI Clover V5.1 r5131 & Clover V5.1 r5123.1.

 

On Clover V5.1 r5131 Default Volume: Last Booted Volume not working, you have to manually select the volume and enter, whereas on Clover V5.1 r5123.1 is perfect it boots automatically Last Booted Volume. 

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