- Oct 29, 2013
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
1. Run iMessage_debug on your real mac and copy down the:
IOPlatformUUID: ex. 5002e503-4904-ed05-e306-560700080009
ROM: ex. <05563119 b22b> convert this to 05563119b22b
MLB: ex. WA2826230BXA5
2. In clover configurator under SMBIOS, generate any fake system you want with clover configurator.
In the blanks for...put your real mac values in:
Board Serial Number (MLB): WA2826230BXA5
SmUUID (IOPlatformUUID): 5002e503-4904-ed05-e306-560700080009
This is incorrect your injecting your old Hardware (platform) Id as your new SmUUID (Systemid), so under Clover the OSX Hardware (platformId) will now be different, causing a S/N / Device UUID miss-match. You should be using the UUID value form the registry location detailed in Part-2 of the guide.
With what you've written above when you run iMessage Debug under your clover install you will see that your platform UUID has changed (again)
Do not get confused between the BIOS level UUID known as SmUUID or SystemId and the OSX generated Hardware UUID also known as the Platform UUID, if you do you will not be able to authenticate the iMessage security token that you originally registered iMessage with leading to login/contact list ... issues.
i suspect that many users are making this mistake, Part two of the guide explains the difference and how one is generated from the other ....
OK As I'm sure Jaymonkey suspected, you have to be very careful about completely duping all of the IDs of another Apple device you own and use. Since duping my Air's ID on to my Hack, I've started experiencing messaging weirdness. My iPhone is now stuck at waiting for activation, the Text Messaging Forwarding won't work with the real Air, and the Air has now lost as least one iMessage into thin air that I received on another device.
I'm going to spoof another Mac I have that I never use for messaging. Be warned: don't completely spoof a device you own if you also intend to keep using that device for messaging. I just ended a 30 min Apple support chat where the final question was wanting my Air's serial number to escalate it to a CPU advisor and with that I ended the chat...
I tried what tyns suggested and am able to get iMessages and send them as normal. No red contact list issues. Everything works. Question is - will doing what he suggested in his post get the Hackintosh banned from Apple?
having two macs ONLINE with same serial and IDs on 10.10 will cause issues with imessage and one of two may get a periodic boot.