An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

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    Jul 8, 2016 at 10:27 AM #41
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    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:41 PM #42
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    This guide works well on my machine using iMac 17,1, even though I ignored the instructions to disconnect from the network.
     
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    Jul 8, 2016 at 1:48 PM #43
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    Thanks for the feedback - That's good to know :thumbup:
     
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    Jul 8, 2016 at 4:28 PM #44
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    Hi P1LGRIM,

    I followed another guide to fix my imessage, most steps are the same, but I used clover cleard MLB and ROM in the rtvaribles field(leave it as blank) Then I think clover auto put the last part of the SmUUID as my ROM (I see is in the imessage debug)

    Is this fine or I should do as your guide change that to "UseMacAddr0"?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Jul 8, 2016 at 4:31 PM #45
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    I have no idea - I can only advise you if you follow my guide.
    Probably not a good idea to use two guides at the same time - Choose one.
     
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    Jul 9, 2016 at 5:27 PM #46
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    P1LGRIM! A big THANKS to your guide! Finally got my iMessage working fully, receiving AND *sending*!!!

    The only deviation I did was somehow, my "About this Mac" is insisting using it's own Hardware UUID.
    i.e. It's not picking up the generated SmUUID values I've entered in config.plist.

    So....

    I copied the Hardware UUID from "About this Mac" and pasted that value to config.plist, then reboot and that finally did it! iMessage is now working!
     
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    Jul 9, 2016 at 5:38 PM #47
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    Thanks for the feedback.

    It is normal/expected that the SmUUID differs from the Hardware UUID in about this Mac so no idea why you had to do that.
     
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    Jul 9, 2016 at 5:50 PM #48
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    It is normal/expected that the SmUUID differs from the Hardware UUID in about this Mac so no idea why you had to do that.

    Oh I didn't know that. I thought the SmUUID entered in config.plist becomes the Hardware UUID that is displayed in About this Mac.

    Anyway, after following your guide, iMessage still wouldn't work... so what the heck, I just changed SmUUID to match the Hardware UUID. That did the trick for me.
     
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    Jul 13, 2016 at 10:21 AM #49
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    Thank you very much for this Guide. iMessage and Facetime run very well.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback - Enjoy :thumbup:
     

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