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[Guide] Dell Vostro15 3558 - Intel Core i3 - 4005U - 4GB RAM - Intel HD Graphics 4400


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Oct 20, 2018
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Complete installation guide for installing macOS Mojave 10.14 (18A391) on Dell Vostro15 3558

Specifications :

Laptop : Dell Vostro15 3558
CPU: Intel Core i3 - 4005U
RAM: 4 GB 1600MHz
IGPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400
SSD: Transcend TS128GSSD370
Audio: Realtek ALC255
Display: 15.6" (1366x768)
Wireless/Bluetooth: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 (Unsupported)
Trackpad: Dell DLLC6C0
Camera: Realtek UVC Camera
Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 | 2 x USB 2.0 | 1 x VGA | 1 x SD Card slot | 1 x 3.5mm audio combo jack I 1 x LAN Port

Summary :

What's works?

Audio (Internal Mic + Combo Jack)
Trackpad (With Gestures)
Brightness Hotkeys
Battery Meter
Power Management
USB 2.0, 3.0Ports

Not working

Only WiFi and Bluetooth (Unsupported), replacement needed

Bootable Media Creation


To create Bootable USB for installation

Insert USB Flash Drive and open Disk Utility

Select USB Flash Drive and Erase it with following parameters

Name : USB
: OS X Extended (Journaled)
: GUID Partition Map

Launch Terminal

Copy and paste the following sudo command in terminal

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ Mojave.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/USB

Enter Password, when it asks

Press (Y) for confirmation of the proceeding process and press Enter key

Close Terminal after execution of the process


Download Clover EFI Bootloader from the Forum Downloads Section

Run Clover EFI bootloader installer package

In Clover Bootloader click on Change Install Location and select installation Drive i.e Install macOS Mojave.

Click on Customize and configure the following settings.

Install Clover for UEFI booting only
Install Clover in the ESP

Themes: Select any
Drivers64UEFI: AptioMemoryFix-64 , ApsDriverLoader-64 and

Confirm the above options and click on Install. Enter Password when it asks.

Click on Close after execution of the process

STEP 3 :

Now you'll have to place the necessary Files, Kexts & Config.plist

Navigate to: EFI/CLOVER
Replace Config.plist with default one

Navigate to: EFI/CLOVER/drivers64UEFI/
Place HFSPlus.efi : https://github.com/JrCs/CloverGrowerPro/raw/master/Files/HFSPlus/X64/HFSPlus.efi

After that
Navigate to: EFI/CLOVER/kexts/

Place following kexts in the folder
FakeSMC.kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-FakeSMC-kozlek
VoodooPS2Controller.kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Voodoo-PS2-Controller
USBInjectAll.kext: https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-USB-Inject-All
Lilu.kext: https://github.com/acidanthera/Lilu
WhateverGreen.kext: https://github.com/acidanthera/WhateverGreen

Now, everything is done USB is fully prepared for installation

UEFI settings

Set Network Stack to Disabled.
Set Boot Sequence to UEFI
Set Secure Boot to Disabled.
Set SATA Mode to AHCI.
Set VT-d Option to Disable
Set Intel Virtualization Technology to Enabled
Set Fast Boot to Disabled

Booting the Installer using USB

After preparing installation USB

Plug the USB flash drive in USB 2.0 port and boot to boot menu

Select USB with the UEFI prefix and press enter to boot

Use following boot args :

Select Boot macOS Install from Install macOS Mojave and press enter to boot

When at installation screen

select preferred language and continue

Select Disk Utility and continue

click on View and select Show all Devices

select Hard Drive or SSD on which you want to install macOS

Select the Drive and click on Erase button

Erase it with following parameters

Name : Macintosh HD* (You can rename it later on)
Scheme : GUID Partition Map

After execution of the process Close Disk Utility

Select Install macOS and continue with the options.

Now select Macintosh HD* and click on Install.

When the laptop restarts, select Boot macOS Install from Macintosh HD or (Drive name) and press enter

After installation, boot it using USB, but this time select Macintosh HD or (Drive name) and press enter

When you're at the welcome screen, continue with the basics options such as Keyboard setup, Network, Computer Account and Privacy settings

Post Installation

Boot from System Drive

Mount the EFI Partitions of BOTH USB as well as Hard Drive/SSD

Open EFI Partition of Hard Drive

Select EFI folder and then move to Trash

Open EFI Partition of USB

Copy the EFI folder to EFI Partition of Hard Drive.


Intel HD Graphics 4400 is supported and will run in full QE/CI OOTB


The Laptop uses Realtek RTL 8111 Ethernet Chipset. Install Realtek RTL8111.pkg

DSDT and SSDT Patching

For the DSDT and SSDT patching, follow the DSDT and SSDT patching guide here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/guide-how-to-patch-laptop-dsdt-and-ssdts.178/


Rename _DSM to _XDSM
Layout id = 3(0x03)
Rename GFX0 to IGPU
Fix _WAK Arg0 v2
OS Check Fix
Fix Mutex with non-zero SyncLevel

7 Series/8 Series USB
Dell Vostro15 xx

The DSDT will have have three errors, to fix it replace the "code"
Replace this code:

If (LEqual (PM6H, One))
                    CreateBitField (BUF0, \_SB.PCI0._Y0C._RW, ECRW)  // _RW_: Read-Write Status
                    Store (Zero, ECRW (If (PM0H)
                                CreateDWordField (BUF0, \_SB.PCI0._Y0D._LEN, F0LN)  // _LEN: Length
                                Store (Zero, F0LN)

with this one :

If (LEqual (PM6H, One))
                    CreateBitField (BUF0, \_SB.PCI0._Y0C._RW, ECRW)  // _RW_: Read-Write Status
                    Store (Zero, ECRW)
If (PM0H)
                                CreateDWordField (BUF0, \_SB.PCI0._Y0D._LEN, F0LN)  // _LEN: Length
                                Store (Zero, F0LN)


Rename GFX0 to IGPU
Cleanup/Fix Errors (SSDT)
Remove _PSS placeholders

The SSDT (SSDT-1-Cpu0Ist) will have eight errors, to fix it patch it with "Remove_PSS placeholders"

Place all the patches DSDT and SSDTs to : EFI/ACPI/Patched.

Open config.plist
Check "Drop OEM"
Under Sorted Order, list all of DSDT and SSDTs with the suffix i.e. .aml


The Laptop uses a Realtek ALC255 Audio Codec

To patch AppleHDA for this Audio Codec follow the guide here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/a-beginners-guide-how-to-patch-applehda-for-laptops.184/

Install the kext to S/L/E

Open config.plist

Under Acpi patches, add the following patch

Comment: Rename HDAS to HDEF
Find* [HEX]: 48444153
Replace [HEX]: 48444546

Use layout ID =3
Check "ResetHDA"

For resolving the audio distortion in Headphones, follow the guide here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/fix-audio-distortion-when-using-headphones-on-laptops.185/

USB Ports

For USB Ports install FakePCIID_XHCIMux.kext & FakePCIID.kext
Link to the Downloads : https://github.com/RehabMan/OS-X-Fake-PCI-ID/blob/master/FakePCIID/FakePCIID_XHCIMux.h

Notes :
Do not download the project files. The pre-built binaries/downloads are available in the README.md section. Make sure you read it carefully.
Download the latest version for better support.
Use the kext from Release folder and Release.zip file.

Add USB port limit patch

Mount EFI Partition
Open config.plist file using Clover Configurator
Navigate to kernel and kext patches tab and add the following patch in config.plist.

Name: com.apple.driver.usb.AppleUSBXHCI
Find* [HEX]: 83FB0F0F 83030500 0
Replace* [HEX]: 83FB0F90 90909090 90
Comment: USB 10.14.x by PMHeart
MatchOS: 10.14.x

Save config.plist file


The trackpad works OOTB. To implement Gestures for Trackpad, follow the guide here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/guide-how-to-fix-trackpads-on-laptops-including-gestures.293/

Battery Meter

Install ACPIBatteryManager kext.

Power Management

The CPU power management works OOTB. For more information, read here: https://www.elitemacx86.com/threads/guide-enable-native-power-management-on-laptops.187/

Restart Laptop for implementing the changes


App Store


To activate App Store iMessage FaceTime & iCloud, follow the instructions below :

Mount EFI partition

Open config.plist

Navigate to SMBIOS Tab

Generate a new SMBIOS for "MacBook Pro11,1"

Save config.plist

Restart laptop

Login into App Store, iMessage, FaceTime and iCloud.

By following the above Guide, A full working macOS Mojave on Dell Vostro15 3558 can be installed

A special Thanks to @EliteMacx86 for the wonderful guides which is super easy to follow.
RehabMan for his great work.
Pokenguyen and macgihan for the DSDT edits.
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