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Q. So does it work on your wife`s Macbook air aswell now ?,are u using same serial number or generated a new one but u are using the rom,mlb and smuuid only.

i have a colleague that has a macbook pro 8.1 (same smbios that im using for my Lenovo B570e Laptop) i have all his dump (ROM,MLB,Hardware UUID,System ID,Serial Number) that he gaved me but never used them since i wouldve felt bad if they get blacklisted (even though he doesnt use iMessage) he uses his macbook only because he works as a DJ so he never uses iMessage or Facetime on it.[/QUOTE]


A. Yes I tested it with my Hackintosh and my wife's MacBook Air at the same time iMessaging to each other and it seems fine. I just copied her ROM, MLB and SmUUID.
 
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I tried with a new account today, but unfortunately same issue.

I'm using WIFI for internet connection and my wifi is on en1, should that be on en0? if yes, how can I change that? thx
 
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I got iMessage and FaceTime working on my Hackintosh, but I used my wife's MacBook Air to get the ROM, MLB and SmUUID.
Did you have to clone her Serial number / system def or just the ROM MLB and SmUUID?
I have so many machines I can grab the values for that will never login to any of apples services (render farm) if i can use my 17,1 def and generated SN, but with those 3 values from one of my render machines I'll be a happy camper.

I've done the guide 3 different times and I can't ever get apple to get my machine whitelisted :(
 
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Did you have to clone her Serial number / system def or just the ROM MLB and SmUUID?
I have so many machines I can grab the values for that will never login to any of apples services (render farm) if i can use my 17,1 def and generated SN, but with those 3 values from one of my render machines I'll be a happy camper.

I've done the guide 3 different times and I can't ever get apple to get my machine whitelisted :(

Well when trying to use the ROM MLB and SmUUID from a render farm iMac that's never logged into any Apple service, I get the "Authentication Error" issue when trying to log in.

Just went through the guide again and now get the "Contact apple with customer code xxx-xxx-xxx" issue.

Guess I'll call Apple and try one last time to get them to whitelist this thing with these new values. if not I guess I'm never using iMessage on this box :( grrrrrr. Everything else works SO good it's aggravating I can't get this working.
 
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Oh my!!!! It seems we are slowly creeping back to the bad old days of Cloning genuine Mac values to get iMsg/F-Time working on our Hacks. I don't want to come across as some pretend Apple wizard or authority on the subject and I do understand the frustrations but Cloning is absolutely WRONG and sooner or later will lead to tears for both genuine Mac and hack, also worst case scenario all connected Apple ID's being blocked.

The only time cloned values should be used and I reluctantly say this, is if the cloned Apple machine will never connect to any Apple services, preferably never ever connecting to the internet. If you think that I am just scare mongering, please read this section Using Cloned ID's in the main 'How to Fix iMessage' guide. The lock out did happen affecting both real Macs and Hacks along with ID's hence the reason for the frustration some of you are experiencing some difficulty in getting iMsg/F-Time working on your Hacks. After so many cases of cloned machines plus the iCloud security breach, Apple completely changed the security protocol for iMessage and FaceTime.
 
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Oh my!!!! It seems we are slowly creeping back to the bad old days of Cloning genuine Mac values to get iMsg/F-Time working on our Hacks. I don't want to come across as some pretend Apple wizard or authority on the subject and I do understand the frustrations but Cloning is absolutely WRONG and sooner or later will lead to tears for both genuine Mac and hack, also worst case scenario all connected Apple ID's being blocked.

The only time cloned values should be used and I reluctantly say this, is if the cloned Apple machine will never connect to any Apple services, preferably never ever connecting to the internet. If you think that I am just scare mongering, please read this section Using Cloned ID's in the main 'How to Fix iMessage' guide. The lock out did happen affecting both real Macs and Hacks along with ID's hence the reason for the frustration some of you are experiencing some difficulty in getting iMsg/F-Time working on your Hacks. After so many cases of cloned machines plus the iCloud security breach, Apple completely changed the security protocol for iMessage and FaceTime.

Well I did say the iMac I used was part of our render far and as such will *NEVER* access any Apple online services. That said, it worked WORSE than using generated values per the guides. I'm stuck at the contact apple with customer code issue.

I called Apple, they sent it to engineering, had me pull logs (which I had to sanitize of hack related items) and I'm waiting on a resolution on their end. According to the engineer I've been working with it should be working but something on Apple's end is still preventing successful registration.
 
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A credit card is not absolutely required to enable iMsg/F-Time to work my debit card is registered to my account and everything works. This problem of getting iMsg activated on Hacks started when there was a massive surge of Cloned values and duplicated values being registered to opposing Apple ID's and ownership causing massive confusion on Apple Servers. To combat the problem they partially closed the system down affecting real Macs and Hacks until they introduced a new method of registration and security measures. That's why I am constantly warning against cloning values unless certain conditions are met.
By the way, borrowing a neighbours credit card or any financial information is such a bad idea and would not agree to such a method.
 
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Ok - But you must understand there could be umpteen reasons why there is success for some and not others. Only Apple knows, also not having iMsg/F-Time access on one's Hack is not the end of the world and before you say 'Its easy for me to say that because It works on mine' I honestly feel the frustration of those that havn't. Thats why I try to help as much as I can with my limited knowledge on the subject. As Iv'e advised before, if you have followed the GUIDES and crossed checked your settings that nothing is amiss in the injected values, then it is pointless constantly changing Mac values, it will only frustrate the situation by adding more useless and conflicting data in your system compounding the problem even more.

The big hurdle is getting your hack Whitelisted coupled with your Apple ID and issued with a Security Token to be allowed on the iMsg/F-Time Servers and Apple is the only one that can do that. What continues to puzzle me is why these same machines are allowed to logon in the App Store and iTunes also make purchases but not iMsg/F-Time, one would think they would be locked out of those Servers as well if security was the big criteria.
 
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My Apple ID is as old as the hills, Iv'e had it for years since and before the first iPhone. The general trend seems to be old established ID's has a better success rate on newly created machines than newly created ID's on new builds. In saying that, GoingBald (one of the Mods) reported out of 3 or 4 of his machines, one of them is throwing up a code even though the other builds are using the same Apple ID without a problem, so go figure. Like I said earlier, there could be umpteen reasons at play here.
 
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