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An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

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@P1LGRIM cant verify any of iMac 19,1 serial on everymac.com?
 

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I got the reverse problem, my MacBook Pro 2010 can no longer sign in to iMessages ever since I built my hackintosh, this hackintosh signing into iMessage and I been using it no drama. Tried logging out of it on the hack, shutdown try to sign in on the MBP, nothing. Serial number on MBP still fine, reset NVRAM and everything else suggested. I never had iCloud so no need go there. Dunno, I generated a serial for the hack in Clover, it isn't the same as my MBP. Who knows what's goin on?
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For help with iMessage refer to the comprehensive How to Fix iMessage Guide thread.
 
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Thanks for the guide, @P1LGRIM ! I was actually able to log into Messages immediately after my initial Clover configuration (before finding this thread), but could only send messages to other Macs (probably an issue relaying SMS to my iPhone). All fixed now, after going through the guide.
 

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Hello P1LGRIM
I have read through the guide many times and am still left confused if I should be connected to the internet or not during this process. I have just copied your text above and highlighted in purple any commands that might suggest I am either currently connected or disconnected to the internet during this process. (I eliminated most of the text between the starred areas to save space) If I remember correctly, it was stated to be disconnected during this process, but some of the commands make me think maybe I am remembering incorrectly. If I overlooked anything, please excuse me and just point me in the right direction.

Please do not take any offense to this, I am a nooby and just trying to understand as best as possible. I think this is a great detailed guide.

Thanks, Thaigyver
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@P1LGRIM , Just wanted to drop a line and say many many thanks for taking the time to write this guide. I was able to get everything working on a fresh Sierra load 10.12.6 by following your directions, and it really made it easy for a nooby like me.

Thaigyver
 

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Tried dozens of times by strictly following this guide...
Clearly you did not.

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For help with iMessage refer to the comprehensive How to Fix iMessage Guide thread.
 

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Hey,

I recently used this guide as a great tool for changing my SMBIOS on a cloned machine. Basically, I built an identical machine (All the same components) by cloning the drives but needed the serials, board-ID etc to be different. Everything works great except one thing- Remote login.

When trying to use software like anydesk or splashtop it won't let me add both computers. If I add one the other gets kicked out or the remote login code is the same. Everything is different in the SMBIOS except the 'Board Serial Number'. I wondering if this is what could be causing the issues in thinking that 2 x HACKS are the same.

My question is - Do you think the 'Board Serial Number" could be causing the problem? and can I change the board serial of one of the machines or does this have to be specific? I don't want to change this number if its not the problem.

Thanks.
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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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Hi to everyone, a simple (and stupid) question: if I haven't got an ethernet or a working wifi card on my laptop (it has CNVi wifi card, so I can't replace it), I can't make this services work, right? there is no way to have a wifi stick recognized as built-in wifi...it is all right?
Thanks
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I followed you guide and iMessage works, I'm getting the same iMessageDebut output between 2 reboot, but for sure I don't have the nvram as I loose the value set between reboots... so I should be happy if mssage works, right... still I'm curious, is nvram mandatory for the system to be fully functional knowing message/facetime work (I followed your guide not because of message but because somehow even if message works, airdrop, airplay... I can't make handoff/continuity work!, wonder if it's because of nvram)
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For help with iMessage refer to the comprehensive How to Fix iMessage Guide thread.
 
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