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Can we still check if Serials Numbers are used using Apples servers? I read they shut them down due to, well, maybe hackintoshing.

I don't quite get your question maybe you can point us to the article you read to clarify. Thanks.
 
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Ok thanks - Ive read the article and most of the posts covering the piece and as far as I understand, it seems this is mainly about hacking iPhones and iPads. I didn't really see anything (not that it doesn't) to impact the Hackintosh community so I think for the time being we are ok as long as we stay away from cloning any Mac values, unless, and I am quite reluctant to say this, the Cloned device is owned by you, registered as your property and preferably no longer logging into any Apple Services.
 
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Many thanks to all iMessage experts over here. I'm at a loss. I have done two attempts following P1LGR1M's (clear) guide. All seems OK until I try to set up iMessage. I'm not sure on the first customer code (to provide to Apple Support), but with the second failure it is: 5995-7018-8088.

I think I have (at least) three options: 1) do a third attempt, 2) call Apple support with the guidance from OP in mind (e.g. S/N of my MBP) or 3) clone an old Mac mini I still own (and have not used for years).

Any thoughts - thank you very much.
 
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Many thanks to all iMessage experts over here. I'm at a loss. I have done two attempts following P1LGR1M's (clear) guide. All seems OK until I try to set up iMessage. I'm not sure on the first customer code (to provide to Apple Support), but with the second failure it is: 5995-7018-8088.

I think I have (at least) three options: 1) do a third attempt, 2) call Apple support with the guidance from OP in mind (e.g. S/N of my MBP) or 3) clone an old Mac mini I still own (and have not used for years).

Any thoughts - thank you very much.

Unfortunately you have joined the ranks of those with the same iMessage problem. We are still in the dark why some members gain success where iMsg/F-Time is concerned and others like your self will not. The general consensus in most cases seems to be old established Apple ID's have a better success rate than (new) ID's on new Hack builds.

As stated in the past, once your build throws up a Code there's nothing you can do other than make the call. Constantly changing S/N, Mac Specs etc will not change the situation apart from maybe throw up a different code. Personally I would make the call to Apple and give them the S/N (If asked) from your MBP and just say you're having problems logging in with your ID.

If that does not work, as a last resort use the values from your old Mac mini ONLY IF IT WILL NOT BE USED AGAIN to access any Apple Services - this most important. Good luck.
 

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Many thanks to all iMessage experts over here. I'm at a loss. I have done two attempts following P1LGR1M's (clear) guide. All seems OK until I try to set up iMessage. I'm not sure on the first customer code (to provide to Apple Support), but with the second failure it is: 5995-7018-8088.

I think I have (at least) three options: 1) do a third attempt, 2) call Apple support with the guidance from OP in mind (e.g. S/N of my MBP) or 3) clone an old Mac mini I still own (and have not used for years).

Any thoughts - thank you very much.
With your 100 series motherboard you will almost certainly have to use EmuVariableUefi-64 (and RC scripts) from Clover.
Have you done this ?
 
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I have the same problem with the customer code over and over again. I might try to call them again.
 
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Thank you @esafeddie and @P1LGRIM. Yes, EmuVariableUefi-64.efi is installed (not RC Scripts).

I have two AppleID's, a "primary" ID - created when Apple introduced .Mac services (1999?) and heavily used. Back in 2012, I created a "backup" AppleID - this account has been mostly dormant since. When I decided to try to get iMessage working on my (first) Hackintosh, I was a bit hesitant to use my "primary" account for testing this. So I reactivated my "backup" account, registered a credit card and tested from my MBP, iPhone and iPad's. Account is fine. But not for iMessage registration from my Hackintosh. Yesterday evening (CET), just before going to bed, I tried (for the first time) to register Hackintosh with the iMessage services of my "primary" account. What do you think .... SUCCESS. Again, many thanks to all.
 
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