How to Fix iMessage

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  1. LouPaloma

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    Feb 2, 2018 at 7:38 AM #7021
    LouPaloma

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    Installed the Update for El Capitan -> Sierra, which fixed iCloud and iMessage, but FaceTime still doesn‘t work.
     
  2. bhedge

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    Feb 5, 2018 at 11:16 AM #7022
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    After about four years of getting the "unable to sign into iMessage here's an activation code. Call Apple" error my iMessage and FaceTime suddenly started working last week (as did my daughter's). It asked me to update my password and that seemed to do it.

    Anyone else had this?
     
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  3. esafeddie

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    Feb 7, 2018 at 1:51 AM #7023
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    Yes it's been known to happened, after getting continuous 'Call Apple with Code' messages some members found after a period of time iMsg/F-Time started to work without any additional input - strange workings at Apple me thinks. Thats the reason I said in a few posts way back, if you're confident you've followed the recommended procedure to setup iMsg/F-Time and you're hit with the Code and you made the call and still faced a shut out, just leave it for the time being and just like you've discovered, it will suddenly start working so enjoy :thumbup:.
     
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    Feb 7, 2018 at 6:58 PM #7024
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    So, my imessage just started working by itself after requesting a password change.
     
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    Feb 11, 2018 at 1:45 PM #7025
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    how did you do it exactly? I also followed the guide step by step but it does not work.
     
  6. CaptainKernelPanic

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    Feb 11, 2018 at 7:48 PM #7026
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    Ok I have a tricky question for y'all :)

    Essentially, I set up a fresh hack on my Lenovo machine, everything works great! However, iMessage/FaceTime/iCloud is being a little bugger...

    I followed this guide https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/an-idiots-guide-to-imessage.196827/ EXACTLY and precisely. Literally, I did everything in there at least 3 times each time it didn't work I tried again.

    To give you all a rundown, my ethernet (using ethernet) is set to en0 and built in, checked with DCIP manager. I have a card linked to my apple ID, I deleted all files listed in guide, followed the clover configurator steps checking my serial number that it was in valid format but not actually registered to a mac, ran uuidgen several times and copied one into clover configurator, and finally I tested NVRAM with the thread on this website. Terminal output yielded something, so NVRAM is good to go. Also before all of this I removed my previous sign ins from my apple id and signed out of icloud on my hack.

    Yet whenever I try to sign into imessage it says could not activate. With facetime, it just sits at the loading bar. I am 100% stumped and I've hacked quite a few machines. I would say my apple id is blacklisted but that cannot be the case because I can sign in with other devices to iMessage just fine.

    Please let me know if anyone thinks of something I might have missed.
     
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    Feb 11, 2018 at 8:05 PM #7027
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    If you google 'how to fix imessage on a hackintosh' there is a link to a post on reddit, try following that.
     
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    Feb 11, 2018 at 8:30 PM #7028
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    All the guides are essentially the same :) I've researched.
     
  9. tecemac

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    Feb 11, 2018 at 11:29 PM #7029
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    Maybe someone has asked this question before in the 7000 odd posts of this thread. I tried googling to find the answer but found nothing definitive.

    I fixed a couple of CLOVER issues regarding sleep in my config.plist, and suddenly iMessage started working.

    If I look in my SMBIOS section of Clover Configurator, the UUID filed is blank. I just didn't expect iMessage to work until I followed the Idiot's Guide so I have not set it yet. My Clover version is 4392. I know setting / resetting the UUID in the SMBIOS will likely cause this Hack to go through iCloud init again.

    Should I leave the UUID blank as it is now? Will iMessage continue to work after rebooting? All the other checks of the Idiot's Guide regarding serial number and service support pass.

    Does ROM:fffffffff mean something is wrong?

    My iMessageDebugV2 says something like this - I have overwritten the Serial numbers.


    Model: iMac18,2
    Board-id: Mac-77F17D7DATTTTTTT
    SerialNumber: -ERASED-FOR-DEBUG
    Hardware UUID: --Looks-Good-In-My-Opinion

    System-ID: NUMBERS-NUMB-0000-0000-000000000000
    ROM: ffffffffffff
    BoardSerialNumber: ERASED-FOR-DEBUG-TOO
     
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    Feb 12, 2018 at 9:29 AM #7030
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    I don't know what happened exactly but if I was to try it again I think I would try and get the account locked by repeatedly putting in the wrong password or suchlike. I had a message that was something like "This AppleID has been locked for security reasons" and I had to unlock it with my recovery key (which I didn't have to hand so I answered the security questions) thereafter with a new password it worked.

    Backup your iCloud related stuff first incase you can't unlock it! Probably wise to login and delete any spurious devices that appear on the account too and be sure your iMessage is setup properly.

    I have a feeling that as esafeddie said, they just go right after so long if your machine is set up properly (about four years in my case though!)

    Good luck
     

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