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An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

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I am unable to get iMessage working using this guide. I know this is not a help thread, but I wanted to point out a discrepancy in the guide. In the step where you need to enter/confirm the Rt Variables, my clover has two entries at the top. "from SMBIOS" and "from System" - see attached - which is the proper one to choose to get iMessage working?
 

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I am unable to get iMessage working using this guide. I know this is not a help thread, but I wanted to point out a discrepancy in the guide. In the step where you need to enter/confirm the Rt Variables, my clover has two entries at the top. "from SMBIOS" and "from System" - see attached - which is the proper one to choose to get iMessage working?
Yes, things have changed slightly since the guide was written but the MAC address should be the same in either case.

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Worked for me! For years I limped along with Messages operating sporadically and unable to access protected digital content in iTunes. Using this guide I was able to delete the relevant preference files, create a proper profile and generate an acceptable serial number. Within minutes after I completed those tasks, Messages was working perfectly and I could finally see high-definition content in iTunes.
 
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I tired this Guide three times (on High Sierra 10.13.1) and three times without success :( , iMessage still says it could not be activated!
 
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I activated iMessage with this guide couple days ago. It works just fine. Thanks :thumbup:
 
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it works in high Sierra 10.13.2?
 

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i install iMessages in high Sierra ando work perfectly, but If I send an imessage on the hackintosh, it does not synchronize on the iPhone, can this be fixed?
The Guide said:
This is not intended as a help thread, requests for help will be deemed off-topic and removed.
For help with iMessage refer to the comprehensive How to Fix iMessage Guide thread.
 
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FINALLY got this working. My specific issue was "___ is not registered with iMessage" and new iMessage recipients appearing in "red."

Ultimately, the solution was REGENERATING new a serial number and UUID, even though my original values were "valid" according to the guide.

I'm running High Sierra 10.13.12 on a "14,2" iMac Hackintosh.

Bravo for an excellent guide.
 
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