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An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

P1LGRIM

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2018-02-03 23:14:35.702 imessage_debug[488:5539] product-name: MacBookPro11,1

2018-02-03 23:14:35.702 imessage_debug[488:5539] 4D1EDE05-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B38C14:ROM: failed

2018-02-03 23:14:35.702 imessage_debug[488:5539] 4D1EDE05-38C7-4A6A-9CC6-4BCCA8B38C14:MLB: failed

2018-02-03 23:14:35.703 imessage_debug[488:5539] oycqAZloTNDm: <00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00>

2018-02-03 23:14:35.703 imessage_debug[488:5539] abKPld1EcMni: <00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00>



So how do I fix this????? At a loss...
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.
the Guide said:
It is important that your system should have support for NVRAM. If your system does not have native support for NVRAM then you should emulate it by the installation of EmuVariableUefi-64 and RC Scripts with the Clover installer.
 
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As a point of reference, I followed this guide to get iMessage up and running on my Skylake hack that runs High Sierra today. Working with a system id of iMac14,2.

It seems that if you follow each of the steps carefully that the process will be successful. Note that for the ROM and MLB parameters I used the following:

ROM - MAC address for one of my ethernet adapters
MLB - OSX serial number with 5 random Hex digits added to the end.

Great guide - thanks to everyone that contributed to documenting the process.
 
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sourceforge reports DPCIManager as infected with malware
It is a false positive.

my machine is an old bios based machine so i have to run legacy clover and there is no NVRAM option for it.
If your motherboard lacks native NVRAM support then you cannot emulate it if you use legacy mode.

Use supported hardware or accept compromises.

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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hello and thank you for this helper
i must say it did not work for me although it seems to pass most of the steps
I did not have the magic wand button on clover configurator,
I would suggest to keep a copy of a working config p.list before starting this (I failed rebooting after attempt.



high sierra 13.10.3
gigabyte Z370
core I7-8700K
2X16gig ballistics DDR4 ram
basic firewire card
 

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I did not have the magic wand button on clover configurator,
The guide is now getting on for two years old and Clover Configurator has changed a little in that time.
The Magic Wand has been replaced by a simple up/down selector :

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I would suggest to keep a copy of a working config p.list before starting this (I failed rebooting after attempt).
A good strategy although each time that you install or update Clover a copy of your /EFI folder is saved to /EFI-Backups on your system partition.


high sierra 13.10.3
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High Sierra is 10.13.* and your system specs should be in your profile as per the rules :
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Profiles need to contain at least your primary system to assist others with helping you
Your post prompted me to update the guide a little - Thanks
 
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Does this guide need iMessage activated first?
 

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What do you think is the purpose of this guide ?
make iMessage can login on hackintosh? I mean does this need AppleID activated first on a real mac/iphone ?
 

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I mean does this need AppleID activated first on a real mac/iphone ?
No, but you will need a valid AppleID in order to use any Apple services.
 
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Hi P1LGRIM

I have a problem activating iMessage... got this error:
An error occurred during activation. Try again.

I use and old @me.com account and I realize that iMessage does not be activated on my iPhone as well whit that account. So I restore the iPhone as a new one and create a new Apple ID and iMessage was activated successful whit the new Apple ID.
But I can't activate on the hack...
I read all guides
iMessageDebug appears to be fine.
I change the serial number and everything as you mentioned but no joy...

Any advice ?
thanks you
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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