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Hi guys, I've been trying to get iMessage and facetime to work on my hackintosh (HP Folio 1040 G1). I tried p1grim's guide with some success. I can get pass the log on screen once and then imessage won't respond to anything I type into it. After trying to re-log it will give me the customer support message. What is the final piece of this puzzle that I am missing? Do I need to call customer support with the customer code listed in the error message? Or should I try a clean install? Any help would be appreciated!
 
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Dear friens.... I need your help.

I tried to solve my imesage issues with the threat but I didn't have any solution..... the last one reply from imessage was it... (attached file)


I tried to solve my issues with this guide and I don't have the way to solve it.

Anybody knwos what I need to do to solve it.....

Thnak you in advance.
 

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The 'Idiot Guide' offers offers a more simplified version ...... in red for security reasons.
Thanks for your patience and kind support. iMessage & F-Time functionality are important to me, so I would like to fully understand how I could restore in case of an emergency (fresh install). In such unfortunate event I would have to work my way back from the iMessageDebug output (attached) into the Clover Configurator screens. Could you please have a look, I have noted my questions in red?

iMessageDebug.jpg

Edit: in case that for whatever reason the "Clover/Idiot Guide values" stop working, I could fall back to the values from my old Mac mini. I also retrieved and stored those. In such case, would I then be forced to use the relevant Mac mini system definition for Clover configuration, or can I still use imac14,2 and my Mac mini's MLB and ROM? Hope this question is clear?
 
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Thanks for your patience and kind support. iMessage & F-Time functionality are important to me, so I would like to fully understand how I could restore in case of an emergency (fresh install). In such unfortunate event I would have to work my way back from the iMessageDebug output (attached) into the Clover Configurator screens. Could you please have a look, I have noted my questions in red?

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Edit: in case that for whatever reason the "Clover/Idiot Guide values" stop working, I could fall back to the values from my old Mac mini. I also retrieved and stored those. In such case, would I then be forced to use the relevant Mac mini system definition for Clover configuration, or can I still use imac14,2 and my Mac mini's MLB and ROM? Hope this question is clear?
It's not a problem we're all here to help each other - Ok apart from making a note and keeping a record of the iMessage DeBugger readout for future reference, one of the best sure fired method is to Clone your hard drive once your'e happy everything is working to your satisfaction. There are some very good cloning software (I use Carbon Copy Cloner) that will clone the entire disk including the EFI partition onto another disk which will also be made bootable. This is something everyone should adopt because sooner or later that backup disk will prove invaluable and save you from a complete reinstall.

If I've interpreted your post correctly and understand your query, Ive included a pic indicating where the three important values should be entered in Clover Configurator and saved, which will also save it automatically to your config.plist.
 

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I'm having a bit of an issue with getting iMessage and FaceTime to work. I'm currently running Sierra 10.12.3 and everything is working perfectly with the exception of iMessage and FaceTime. I went through a the iMessage setup guide up to the point where iMessage will give me a customer code and tell me to call Apple support when I try to log in. I called them and they took the code and cleared me without a problem. The issue is, the customer code persists and refuses to let me log in despite the fact that it has already been cleared by Apple. Has anyone had this issue before?
 
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As the facetime of my hackintosh activated ... I will try to activate the imessage of my hackintosh ..fico without activation of my face time ... any solution? Imessage and face time in conflict ..!?
 

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Ok so after a year of struggle i finally managed to fix iMessage and FaceTime on my Lenovo B570e
the Apple ID of my father signs in,both iMessage and FaceTime does work perfect.
But none of my Apple ID`s are working,i have 3 Apple ID and none of them does work,they sign in for like 5 sec and then give me the customer Code. should i let them settle for 24-48hrs or i have no choice but to call Apple Support.
i Followed P1LGRIM`s: Idiot`s guide to iMessage and my father Apple ID and my Sisters Apple ID do sign in without a problem without giving customer Code.
Both my Father and Sisters do have iPhones so do i need to have an active iMessage on iPhone in order to be able to sign or it doesn`t matter because i personally have a Android Phone (Nexus 6P).
So at this point i know that my laptop Configuration is correct since 3 Apple ID`(father and my two sisters) work.
Someone any idea ?

EDIT: i Created a new account after i tested that the Apple ID of my father is working correctly,just to be sure that the two others are not blacklisted or something,but the same case happened,it still did give me a customer code.
 
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Since both your sister and father can sign on with their ID's and you can't, then the problem is surely your ID. You need to call Apple with the Code and explain the problem with your ID so that they can remove the block. Good luck.
 

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Since both your sister and father can sign on with their ID's and you can't, then the problem is surely your ID. You need to call Apple with the Code and explain the problem with your ID so that they can remove the block. Good luck.
I printed the 3 customer Codes of each of my 3 Apple ID`s,called Apple Support from a cheap Internation calls (call center) after i finnished work.
I got lucky enough to be on contact with a good guy,i told him that i have problems signing in to iMessage and FaceTime with my Apple ID`s on my MacbookPro but my father and two sisters were able to sign in with their Apple ID`s without a problem.
After i gaved him my first apple ID and customer code,he just asked security questions to verify that its me,he said ok i got you registered now and you should be able to sign in without a problem man.go enjoy chatting on your macbook.
i Told him that i have Pages,Numbers,Keynote,iMovie on one of my apple id`s when i caught them while they were free,so i dont want to spend extra around 100$ again,can u fix the two other apple ID`s aswell so i can check which one had it,and use that as my main account after.he registered the two others aswell. All fine.

But after i came home,i tried signing in,none of them worked,same error codes again,i guess ill`have to wait 24-48hrs and try that again since many people reported here and on p1lgrim`s post that it didn`t work right after but after like 24-48hrs they were able to sign in without a problem and use iMessage and facetime.i just hope its the same case with me aswell.
 
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Hey,

I just followed the "an-idiots-guide-to-imessage" and I receive this error:

"You cannot sign in to iMessage on this Mac at this time" and it gives me a customer code.
Is there something I can do?

Btw, I'm using 10.12.3 if it matters and I checked even the network services order.
 
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