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Ok - I dare say you've run all the necessary checks on the injected values, i.e not using a Generic MLB value and have formulated one unique to your machine, constant static values between reboots also not settling for the first S/N thrown up by Clover, running uuidgen at least a dozen times in 'Terminal' to choose a value unique to your setup. If you have followed and implemented all that is advised in the GUIDE and you're still plagued with the Code and to call Apple, then I am afraid you're at the mercy of the Apple Tech's.

Yup. I've followed the guide to the letter, just waiting to hear back from Apple :(
 

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The Apple ID of my father was created on his iPhone 5 which i purchased it as a gift for his birthday like 2 years ago.
i Created the account straight from his iPhone,went to app store searched for a free app so u can create a account without credit card,i searched for facebook,i pressed get app and when it asks for account i went to the create new apple id option from there.
So basically his account is from the united states store,without credit card,opened on his iPhone 5 and it works just fine.
im using his apple id for iMessage the way IAMTHEONLY4EVER said to add a personal email on his reachable at on iMessage section of his account,unticked my email on his iPhone so messages doesnt get mixed with his iPhone & unticked his email`s and phone number on my hackintosh`s laptops so i don`t receive his iMessages.
At least im glad theres a sort of workaround to be able to use it and yes like IAMTHEONLY4EVER said i want iMessage because 80% of my friends and family,people who i know use iPhones the most so i can contact with them without having 100 chatting apps on our phones.
i hope we can find a way soon.
i was wondering if i should contact apple support 1 more time through the case number and tell that it didnt get fixed and see how it goes.
maybe give them the serial number of one my colleagues,he has a macbook pro 8.1 which is similar to my Lenovo B570e.
Will hold on and see how the situation goes for like a a week or so.
 
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@ MikeHoward - Hi run iMessageDeBugger and post the results and I will look at your values to see if anything is amiss. At this point don't worry about someone copying your values because if they are not working for you then they'll be useless to others. There is no guarantee that my advice will solve the problem but maybe I will be able to offer some constructive advice and hopefully point you in the right direction. Initially I used to formulate my MLB by just adding 5 random characters to the end of the S/N but now I use a script in 'Terminal' to Generate a value for all my builds without any problems, again let me stress, I can offer no promises just another angle to tackle the problem.
 
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@ MikeHoward - Hi run iMessageDeBugger and post the results and I will look at your values to see if anything is amiss. At this point don't worry about someone copying your values because if they are not working for you then they'll be useless to others. There is no guarantee that my advice will solve the problem but maybe I will be able to offer some constructive advice and hopefully point you in the right direction. Initially I used to formulate my MLB by just adding 5 random characters to the end of the S/N but now I use a script in 'Terminal' to Generate a value for all my builds without any problems, again let me stress, I can offer no promises just another angle to tackle the problem.
@esafeddie,

Cool , thank you for your reply. Will do it later today after work.

have tried adding the five random character to the end of MLB. In fact 3 years ago when i build my machine on mavericks, and then switch to Yosemite with a completely new install. IM worked first time using that !!!

Over the past weeks I have tried using simpleMLB.sh script (comes with recommendation from the awesome guide provide on tonymac by P1LGRIM- aka Idiots guide... ) without success, but maybe i'm doing it wrong. I noted that the script has been deprecated. In fact there is another one "MacGen" which i have not tried.

Regards
 
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@ MikeHoward - Hi run iMessageDeBugger and post the results and I will look at your values to see if anything is amiss. At this point don't worry about someone copying your values because if they are not working for you then they'll be useless to others. There is no guarantee that my advice will solve the problem but maybe I will be able to offer some constructive advice and hopefully point you in the right direction. Initially I used to formulate my MLB by just adding 5 random characters to the end of the S/N but now I use a script in 'Terminal' to Generate a value for all my builds without any problems, again let me stress, I can offer no promises just another angle to tackle the problem.
Hi @esafeddie,

Please see the attached files.

1. network configuration 1.png -> show network. en0 and en1 is configured.
2. network configuration 2.png -> show that we actually use wifi to connect to internet. This is because the machine is not close enough to the router. However I have completely removed the wifi card and moved the machine to the router and then connect via LAN cable. Also verified that it is configured as en0 and built in etc. Still no luck with IM.

3. iMessage-debug.png. Please note, values in the ROM is changed for the purpose of making this info public. The MLB and Serials were untouched.

Also im getting the contact support message with a cc.. Have not tried to phone home :)

Tx for the effort.
 

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Btw i also have 2 credit cards : 1 Visa Classic & 1 Master Card.
They are from the bank where i work but they only work on Albanian Store,i tried to switch to United States store but on the US store it says credit card/payment declined,will give it a try with the CC of my father which is from a higher End bank on my country.if it works on US Store i will try Apple Music and see if somehow it might fix iMessage but i really am not counting on that.
My only personal option that i would like to try is go to a Apple store and on one of the iPhones there that are for testing,add my main Apple id - sign in to icloud,add as a trusted device,call my sister to give her the code when she tries to sign in on my hackintosh with my Apple ID and tell her try to sign in into my hackintosh and see if it somehow fixes that,if it does,remove everything from that iPhone after and go home happy.

I can 90% say that Credit Card doesn't matter (from my own personal experience)

In case i call Apple Support for a second time, what if i give the serial number of my colleague Macbook Pro and tell them that I don't have it with me.Or maybe tell them the generated serial number and tell them that i purchased it from eBay,it had a problem with the board and got fixed ?
 
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@ MikeHoward - The script I use 'SimpleMLB.sh' or'MLBGen17v3' for all my current builds (I take no credit for the creation of the script), just open 'Terminal' and drag or copy and paste the whole script and hit enter which will then generate an MLB value unique to your machine specs (This can be done numerous times, formulating different ones each time). Maybe you've already tried this version but if you haven't just give it a try. This is important - before you change your values, you should sign out of iCloud, delete the files depicted in the 'Idiot Guide', completely remove the machine from the internet and inject the new values. After all this is done, 'Repair Permissions' reboot and run iMsg DeBugger and check that the new values are the same as injected. If all looks ok, connect to internet, log onto iCloud to register machine, after this you can try iMsg/F-Time.

One bizarre tip a member tried and shared which worked for him - Turn your internet router off for a minute or so forcing a reset/refresh. Apparently the router was broadcasting different and random data at times causing iMsg/F-Time rejection, I'm not suggesting this is the problem you're having but I've seen many weird happenings with the iMessage problem. Good luck.
 

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Btw i also have 2 credit cards : 1 Visa Classic & 1 Master Card.
They are from the bank where i work but they only work on Albanian Store,i tried to switch to United States store but on the US store it says credit card/payment declined,will give it a try with the CC of my father which is from a higher End bank on my country.if it works on US Store i will try Apple Music and see if somehow it might fix iMessage but i really am not counting on that.
My only personal option that i would like to try is go to a Apple store and on one of the iPhones there that are for testing,add my main Apple id - sign in to icloud,add as a trusted device,call my sister to give her the code when she tries to sign in on my hackintosh with my Apple ID and tell her try to sign in into my hackintosh and see if it somehow fixes that,if it does,remove everything from that iPhone after and go home happy.

I can 90% say that Credit Card doesn't matter (from my own personal experience)

In case i call Apple Support for a second time, what if i give the serial number of my colleague Macbook Pro and tell them that I don't have it with me.Or maybe tell them the generated serial number and tell them that i purchased it from eBay,it had a problem with the board and got fixed ?
But won't your friend's laptop be registered on Apple's Data base in his name already and as his property? Just be careful and be wise.
 
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@ MikeHoward - The script I use 'SimpleMLB.sh' or'MLBGen17v3' for all my current builds (I take no credit for the creation of the script), just open 'Terminal' and drag or copy and paste the whole script and hit enter which will then generate an MLB value unique to your machine specs (This can be done numerous times, formulating different ones each time). Maybe you've already tried this version but if you haven't just give it a try. This is important - before you change your values, you should sign out of iCloud, delete the files depicted in the 'Idiot Guide', completely remove the machine from the internet and inject the new values. After all this is done, 'Repair Permissions' reboot and run iMsg DeBugger and check that the new values are the same as injected. If all looks ok, connect to internet, log onto iCloud to register machine, after this you can try iMsg/F-Time.

One bizarre tip a member tried and shared which worked for him - Turn your internet router off for a minute or so forcing a reset/refresh. Apparently the router was broadcasting different and random data at times causing iMsg/F-Time rejection, I'm not suggesting this is the problem you're having but I've seen many weird happenings with the iMessage problem. Good luck.
@esafedddie, Thank you. Two things stands out for me:

  1. Which of the two scripts should i run ?
  2. Is it a pre-requisite to first log into iCloud before activating IM ?
 
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