Comprehensive Guide to Setting Up Sonoma 14.3.1 on DELL XPS 13 9300 with i7-1065G7 and 4K Display


Introduction: Welcome to the comprehensive guide for setting up Sonoma 14.3.1 on your DELL XPS 13 9300 laptop. This guide will walk you through the process of installing and configuring Sonoma on your device, ensuring optimal performance and compatibility with your hardware components.

Step 1: Preparing for Installation

  • Ensure that your DELL XPS 13 9300 meets the minimum system requirements for Sonoma 14.3.1.
  • Backup any important data on your device to prevent data loss during the installation process.

Step 2: Creating Bootable USB Installer

  • Download the Sonoma 14.3.1 installer from a reliable source.
  • Use a USB drive with sufficient capacity to create a bootable installer using tools like BalenaEtcher or Disk Utility.

Step 3: BIOS Settings

  • Access the BIOS settings of your DELL XPS 13 9300 by pressing the appropriate key during startup (usually F2 or F12).
  • Configure BIOS settings such as Secure Boot, SATA mode, and Virtualization to ensure compatibility with Sonoma.

Step 4: Installing Sonoma 14.3.1

  • Insert the bootable USB installer into your DELL XPS 13 9300 and boot from it.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation of Sonoma 14.3.1.
  • Create and format partitions on your NVMe SSD according to your preferences.

Step 5: Post-Installation Setup

  • After the installation is complete, reboot your DELL XPS 13 9300 and remove the USB installer.
  • Configure network settings and connect to a Wi-Fi network using the onboard Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s card.
  • Install necessary drivers and kexts for hardware components such as audio codec ALC289.

Step 6: Optimizing Display and Audio

  • Adjust display settings to optimize the 4K resolution of your SHP14CC touchscreen display.
  • Install and configure audio drivers to ensure proper functionality of the ALC289 audio codec.

Step 7: Finalizing Setup

  • Update Sonoma to the latest version using the built-in Software Update feature.
  • Install essential applications and software for your daily use.
  • Perform regular backups of your system to prevent data loss.

Conclusion: Congratulations! You have successfully set up Sonoma 14.3.1 on your DELL XPS 13 9300 with i7-1065G7 and 4K display. Enjoy the seamless performance and functionality of your Hackintosh laptop. If you encounter any issues or have further questions, don't hesitate to seek assistance from the Hackintosh community or forums. Happy Hackintoshing!

DELL XPS13 9300 i7-1065G7 4K display Sonoma 14.3.1

DELL XPS13 9300 i7-1065G7 4K display Sonoma 14.3.1

XPS 9300 Sonoma

Model: XPS 9300

Bios: 1.16

CPU: 1065G7 (10th generation)

GPU: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 1536 MB


Display: 3840x2400 SHP14CC with touch screen

Storage: PCI-E x4 NVMe WD SN770 2TB

Partition Type: APFS

Audio Codec: ALC289

Wifi/BT Card: on board Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s

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