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An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

P1LGRIM

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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.

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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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Hello!

This is my first post in this forum.

I would like to confirm that I had great success using the guide provided in this thread on High Sierra 10.13.4. I have used this Broadcom BCM94360CD adapter (I am not advertising; just letting people know that this one actually works), and everything works fine OOB (WiFi, Bluetooth, continuity, everything), just like with a real iMac (no additional drivers needed, nothing). For your information, I am using the 14,2 SMBIOS, although my processor is newer.

Before I got the Broadcom "native" adapter, I was using a Realtek USB WiFi adapter, and I could not make iMessage work; Apparently, as P1LGRIM has nicely pointed out, you need your adapter to be recognized as native by MacOS. Also, the whole setup process was conducted exclusively over WiFi, with a working, also native Ethernet connection being present in the system, but not utilized at all.

Hope the above helps someone with a similar system.

Thanks for the great tutorial!
 
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Hello, I'm trying to follow the guide but when I click the magic wand to select my system, the dropdown only goes to iMac17,1 and mine is configured as an iMac18,3. Please let me know how to fix this. Thanks!
Use a newer Clover Configurator.

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