An iDiot's Guide To iMessage

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  1. TheSuitIsNotBlack

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    Jul 14, 2016 at 1:52 AM #51
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    My iMessage works already without having to mess with anything, unless I'm missing something... I'm able to login and send/receive messages with no problem.
     
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    Jul 14, 2016 at 1:57 AM #52
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    That's great!
     
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    Jul 15, 2016 at 4:49 PM #53
    CoBrA2168

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    This is a fantastic guide. I needed a refresher on how to do this with the latest version of Clover, and this was a great reminder. Once I get a working WiFi card and fully configure my laptop, I will use this guide to ensure I have my .plist correct.
     
  4. P1LGRIM

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    Jul 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM #54
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    No need to wait for the WiFi, as iMessage needs a working Ethernet connection you can go ahead now.
     
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    Jul 15, 2016 at 5:24 PM #55
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    Yeah, but once I get the new WiFi card installed, I plan on doing a complete reinstall with a fresh DSDT which is why I'm deciding to wait. Yeah, I realize I could do it now and just reuse my config, but the WiFi should be here any day now.
     
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    Jul 16, 2016 at 6:27 AM #56
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    Jul 17, 2016 at 11:50 AM #57
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    iMessage started working! Thanks so much!

    Can I login to icloud now from settings? Can I use FaceTime also? :)

    I get this error while logging in FaceTime, but not on iMessage.

    You cannot sign in to FaceTime on this Mac at this time.
     
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    Jul 17, 2016 at 12:03 PM #58
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    The requirements for iCloud, FaceTime and iMessage are pretty much the same.
    With a Laptop I heard that there can be problems with FaceTime if the Camera does not show a Serial number (Unique ID) in About this Mac.

    Remember that :
     
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    Good guide so far, only issue I'm having is that simpleMLB.sh keeps outputting

    Error: Invalid serial number (reason: invalid week number)!

    Used two different system definitions so far and it keeps outputting that. I'll try the reddit guide for that part though.

    EDIT: Hmm, it tried sending as SMS when I first started it up and now it keeps saying every number isn't registered with iMessage. I think it's because I accidentally opened the Mac App Store once.

    EDIT: OKAY I figured it out. I wasn't editing the config.plist in my EFI partition. I was checking "About My Mac" and it was still on a 2008 Mac Pro. I redid this guide and it's WORKING! Thank you! (And the simpleMLB.sh problem went away when I edited the config.plist on the EFI partition.)
     
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    Jul 18, 2016 at 9:51 AM #60
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    Well done - You got there in the end :thumbup:
     

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