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Hello,
I have just finished my new installation of Sierra.
I don't know why but iMessage is directly available!
If my hard config can help somebody, I can give details.
Is it because of my Wifi/Bluetooth card natively recognised?

Hardly, it's a little more complex than just a wifi/bluetooth card - but as a matter of interest what Wifi/Bluetooth card are you using?
 
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ABWB 802.11AC, Bluetooth 4.0 WI-FI PCI Express (PCI-E)-Carte Combo BCM94360CD.
Maybe it's not only this card,but it's running…

Ok thanks - Hopefully you will give an insight as to the procedure or guide you followed to get your iMsg/F-Time working as quite a few members are still trying to do the same. Is this your first hack install, also is your Apple ID newly created and how was the Mac S/N, MLB and ROM formulated? If you can provide the info or even a short guide on your method, maybe it would go a long way to help others. Thanks.
 
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Hello,
It's my first hackintosh. But it's not my first Mac. My Apple ID has more than 7 or 8 years and several devices (iPad, iPhones, MacBook…). I would like to give you a formulation of what I've done, but I've only followed the unibeast and multibeast method. I've also installed different kext for audio and graphic card. But that's all. I can provide anything else on my config (hard or soft).
 
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If you're logged into iMsg/F-Time and only some messages are showing up, the problem is synchronisation between devices which is relatively easy to fix. Here's how to fix it - on your hack -> System Preferences -> iCloud, click 'Sign Out' and reboot then sign back into iCloud, the sync problem should be fixed.

Normally that's all it takes, if that did not fix the problem or you've already tried this method, I will tell you a more extensive method to try. Good luck.

Hi esafeddie!

Sorry for the delay! I had an issue when I tried the above and has taken a few days to recover.

My Contacts became all messed up. I lost the majority of them, both on my iPhone and hack, but somehow got them back. One thing I did notice was once the Contacts were back it took about a day or so for the iMessage phone numbers to sync backup with the Contact names.

So.now I'm back to the same inconsistent syncing between the iPhone and Hack. I'm gonna give it another shot and triple backup my contacts this time.

Thanks,

John
 
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Hello,
It's my first hackintosh. But it's not my first Mac. My Apple ID has more than 7 or 8 years and several devices (iPad, iPhones, MacBook…). I would like to give you a formulation of what I've done, but I've only followed the unibeast and multibeast method. I've also installed different kext for audio and graphic card. But that's all. I can provide anything else on my config (hard or soft).

Ahhhh yes that explains a lot!!! - Although its your first hack its not your first Mac. I suspect as your Apple ID is quite old and is already established and was or is coupled with a genuine Mac machine, your ease of connection to iMsg/F-Time was quite straight forward.
I have always theorise and said old established Apple ID's stands a better chance of connection on a new build than a newly created Apple ID on a newly created build. If I may offer some advice I'm always shouting about - Now that you have everything working as expected, run iMessageDeBugger and make a note or print out of these values:- Mac S/N, MLB, SmUUID, the ROM doesn't matter so much as this can be your Mac address - of course a more and better way is to clone the operating disk to a spare hard drive to keep incase of emergencies. Well done on your first hack :thumbup:.
 
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Hi esafeddie!

Sorry for the delay! I had an issue when I tried the above and has taken a few days to recover.

My Contacts became all messed up. I lost the majority of them, both on my iPhone and hack, but somehow got them back. One thing I did notice was once the Contacts were back it took about a day or so for the iMessage phone numbers to sync backup with the Contact names.

So.now I'm back to the same inconsistent syncing between the iPhone and Hack. I'm gonna give it another shot and triple backup my contacts this time.

Thanks,

John

Sorry to hear you encountered some problems, but simply signing your hack out of iCloud shouldn't have caused such a problem if all the injected values were correct. Under normal circumstances that exercise takes care of synchronisation between the hack and another device. That tip also works on real Macs suffering the same problem, glad you're up and running again.
 
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@esafeddie
Thanks for your answer. It would be interesting to test it with another user. I will check it with my wife's account. But I expect it's going to be the same issue because she's also an old user… I can also try with my daughter. She's also a mac user with other real mac hardware but with an ID more young! I will try this week-end. Bye
 
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@esafeddie
Thanks for your answer. It would be interesting to test it with another user. I will check it with my wife's account. But I expect it's going to be the same issue because she's also an old user… I can also try with my daughter. She's also a mac user with other real mac hardware but with an ID more young! I will try this week-end. Bye

Get your wife and daughter respectively to sign in on the guest account, note the result and post back with your findings. Thanks.
 
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@esafeddie
Thanks for your answer. It would be interesting to test it with another user. I will check it with my wife's account. But I expect it's going to be the same issue because she's also an old user… I can also try with my daughter. She's also a mac user with other real mac hardware but with an ID more young! I will try this week-end. Bye

You could try to create a new Apple ID with some new yahoo or gmail email and see what happens. I tend to think that it would result in "client code" issue.

When I got "client code" error and called Apple, even entering client code didn't help, and they said that they will only be able to resolve the issue when they register my serial number so it becomes valid. And for that they needed info about where I bought Hack... I mean Mac, how much i paid and so on. So my journey with iMessages ended at that point. I think that to be able sign in with Apple ID it must be related to the existing and registered Apple product (now or formerly).
 
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