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An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

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Just wanted to share my success story here.

I had iMessage working fine, which I'd enabled via some other method years ago, but I just got an iPhone and wanted to use the continuity features with my hackintosh. Purchased one of these and installed it, which made airdrop work but continuity wasn't working at all.

I followed this guide and like magic everything started to work wonderfully. Universal clipboard, handoff, all is working. Thanks a lot!
 
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Actually this is less of a guide and more of an explanation of the procedures that I use in my own builds in order to enable access to the App Store, iMessage and FaceTime. Do not be offended by the term 'iDiot', it is not intended as an insult but more my attempt at a humorous play on words in the vein of AppleSpeak (iPod, iMac, iPhone etc).

It is acknowledged that it will not work in all cases but should hopefully assist many people if only by giving an understanding of the processes involved to enable iMessage.

thank you very much,
this works great on my second customac install, I just did this weekend.
good explanation.

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thank you very much,
this works great on my second customac install, I just did this weekend.
good explanation.

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Thanks - Good to know that it is still working :thumbup:
 

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I tried this yesterday and after signing back in iMessage worked but no FaceTime. After restart none of them worked. Ill try it out again soon.
Didn't work for me. Is it cause of my iPhone maybe? Since iMessage & FaceTime is activated there. Should I also remove my phone from iCloud.com? And when it says activate iMessage, should I first activate iCloud and then iMessage or go straight to iMessage and try to login?
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 details how I activate Apple services on my builds, it works for me.
If it does not work for you then I cannot help as your problem is outside the bounds of my experience.
 

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In fact, if I run imessage_debug ROM and MLB gives 'failed' result.
The usual cause of this is a lack of native support for NVRAM - It is covered in the guide.

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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The usual cause of this is a lack of native support for NVRAM - It is covered in the guide.
JUST MADE IT!
In the easiest way: Multibeast / Quickstart / Clover UEFI Boot Mod + Emulated NVRAM

Now iMessage_debug reads ROM and MLB.
Now iMessage works..daaaaaamn finally!
 

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Method worked great, but after executing this guide and getting everything working, I've started having terrible hangs in Finder.

I'm not sure even how to track it down at this point. It seemed to start after modifying the config.plist as outlined. Prior to following the steps I didn't really have any hangs, however after rebooting during the process of following this guide, I began to notice hangs especially in Finder where it absolutely will not respond or even relaunch.

It's just simply dead and rebooting is impossible unless I kill it via cmd-opt-Esc in the reboot cycle. Then when Finder does die it seems to die just long enough for the system to kind of go on down, but one time I had to hold the power in.

Have you seen anything like this before in conjunction with your guide?
No.
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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