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Just chiming in on one topic I saw pop up. Somebody said something about not being able to afford real macs thats why we mostly do the hackintoshs.. And that we wont ever buy real macs. Thats not so much the case. Macs aren't that expensive. I bet more than a few of the people here have bought real macs or thought about it. The mac minis make great deals. They are about the same as a laptop or cheap PC and look what you can do with them as far as usability with the rest of the internet (iMessage, Facetime etc).
And the iMacs, thats a computer and monitor all in one vs a desktop from Dell or HP that you will certainly be buying again 3 years later.

I always thought apple knew that their are hackintosh people out there but that because we are using their software more and more that they are seeing more and more people walk into the apple stores and buying real apple gear. Think about it, those apple stores are popular. And we are basically all driving around in our "hotrods" pretending we are driving Porsche's per say. But we all would by that Porsche when the money came around or when the time is right.

Apple if you are reading, make the mac mini more upgradable again and alot of us would be buying those again. I heard that the RAM is soldered in and now it doesn't make sense as much today.

But anyways, my 2 cents
I second your comment. I have been playing with hackintoshes since 2008, prior to that it was all Windows. Since playing and being introduced to the world or OS X, I have not looked back. And since then I have purchased 3 macbook pros, 1 macbook air, purchased many accessories from the apple store, iTunes media, app store apps and have influenced others into purchasinge a mac. This may be the case with many of you here, and fiddling with computers is a passion we all enjoy.

Thank you for all the work you guys do on this forum, and as with every other challenge that has been faced, a solution will be found.
 
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Really don't like calling them - or anyone for that matter..heh. They ask too many questions.
 
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Enjoy your vacation JayMonkey. I'm confident you'll find a solution to this so we don't have to use a real MLB and ROM.
 
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This problem will occurs on Mavericks or just Yosemite?

thanks.

ps. This problem convince me to buy a real mac but no have enough money to buy one even mac mini:banghead:
Quoted from the news update on the issue: "This issue affects Mavericks and Yosemite installs with any ​boot-loader"
 
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Some questions:

1) Would it be possible to use the MLB and ROM values from, say, a Macbook Air, while still letting the hackintosh be an iMac?

2) Will this procedure cause problem if the hackintosh and the MacBook Air are logged into iMessage/FaceTime at the same time?

3) Would it be enough to use the MLB/ROM values only for activation, and then change them afterwards?
 
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Some questions:

1) Would it be possible to use the MLB and ROM values from, say, a Macbook Air, while still letting the hackintosh be an iMac?

2) Will this procedure cause problem if the hackintosh and the MacBook Air are logged into iMessage/FaceTime at the same time?

3) Would it be enough to use the MLB/ROM values only for activation, and then change them afterwards?
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1) Yes.

2)Possibly, you would be risking Apple banning them, but if it's just the two you mentioned, it might be ok.

3)No, they will have to remain there.
 
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Some questions:

1) Would it be possible to use the MLB and ROM values from, say, a Macbook Air, while still letting the hackintosh be an iMac?

2) Will this procedure cause problem if the hackintosh and the MacBook Air are logged into iMessage/FaceTime at the same time?

3) Would it be enough to use the MLB/ROM values only for activation, and then change them afterwards?
I would say that would be a bad idea. This is the kind of stuff that causes Apple to tighten security. By duplicating your values, you are basically risking Apple seeing that you're using one value for two machines. At best, they'll only block you, at worse, they write some algorithm that checks an additional value for all Mac users, making it even more difficult for everyone.

This is on of those tough issues. In the guide on the front page, even though the poster could have omitted the information, they chose to be transparent and include it. The problem is that some people don't have the patience to wait, and so they shrug, and proceed to use methods not recommended. When Apple catches on, and we all lose functionality, we risk the very real fact that we are left with no options.

I understand the desire to have a fully functioning Hackintosh. Hell, I just purchased a $100 network card so I could use iMessage, and any second now it will sign me out, and I'll have spent that money for two weeks of iMessage. Unfortunately, if we don't show a little restraint, we might find there are no options if Apple catches on.

So the answer I have to all your questions is this. Ask yourself whether the potential short term gains are worth the possibility of a long term loss. If you are only going to use Hackintosh computers for the short term, and will be purchasing legit Apple computers in the future, then go for it. However, if you are planning on making Hackintosh a part of your regular upgrade cycle, I highly recommend you not make any decisions that could potentially make that an impossibility.
 
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