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Guide: How to Fix iMessage Version 2.1
OSX & AppleID Configuration
Version 1.0 - Public Release: 30th September 2013
Version 2.0 - Public Release: 25th February 2015
Version 2.1 - Reformatted for new site framework: May 2017 More Info
iMessage Status: GREEN (iMessage is working with self-generated MLB & ROM Values as per-guide)
Check Apple's On-Line Services Status now.
P1LGRIM has created a cut down version of this guide which deals with just the basics to get iMessage working so some users maybe better of trying that guide first. If you still have problems getting iMessage woking then return to this guide for a more detailed break down and debugging hints :-
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...
My original guide started life as just a few paragraphs on getting iChat running on OS X Lion, back then things were simple and easy. However, as Apple's messaging app and its on-line eco-system has matured over the years, getting this unique messaging system to work correctly on non-Apple hardware has become more and more complex and i've done my best to keep the guide up to date.
In Jan 2015 the guide became totally un-manageable, news, tips, notes, fixes and procedures were all combined in to one massive post .... it wasn't intentional, I just never imagined that it would become such a popular subject and grow so big .... with well over 1 million views the time was right to put some some structure to it all.
I hope you like the improvements, by breaking the guide up into different chapters and re-ordering some of the procedures, new-comers to the guide should be able to find the information they need quicker, use the Index below to quickly navigate to specific sections in the guide, you will find a link at the end of each chapter to return back to the main index.
|Chapter: 1||Overview & How to use this Guide||18-05-2017|
|Chapter: 2.1||Pre-requisites (RAID & Fusion Drives)||18-05-2017|
|Chapter: 2.2||iMessage Tips||18-05-2017|
|Chapter: 2.3||iMessage Error Codes||18-05-2017|
|Chapter: 3.1||Apple-ID Verification||19-05-2017|
|Chapter: 3.2||Network Interfaces (BSD Names)||19-05-2017|
|Chapter: 3.3||Reset iMessage Configuration files||19-05-2017|
|Chapter: 3.4||WAN IP Device Quota||19-05-2017|
|Chapter: 4.1||OS X Serial Number (S/N)||07-10-2019|
|Chapter: 4.2||OS X SMBIOS & System Type||19-05-2017|
|Chapter: 4.3||OS X Boot-Loader||19-05-2017|
|Chapter: 5||SmUUID (SystemID) and the SId Bug||20-05-2017|
|Chapter: 6.2||Reset FileNVRAM||22-05-2017|
|Chapter: 7.1||MLB & ROM ID Values||23-05-2017|
|Chapter: 7.2||Using Cloned ID's||23-05-2017|
|Chapter: 8||Contacting Apple Support||10-05-2020|
This guide is all my own work and is the result many hours of experimentation, research and writing, however I would not have been able to join all the dots together and create the guide without the help and support of the OS X Hackintosh community on this and other forums ... I have tried to list credit to those that have contributed directly to the guide at appropriate points in the text but there are far too many names to list and thank individually so my thanks goes out to everyone in the OS X community who helped or had input to the guides content.
I hope this guide helps you fix your iMessage problems and more importantly that you gain a better understanding of how Apple's on-line eco and messaging systems work and the importance of configuring OS X and it's System ID's Correctly.
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