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How to Fix iMessage

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Good news, well my wife who has an iPhone with her AppleId works without any issues.

I will wait to try my AppleId, which was never associated with Apple hardware. I have a valid id as I bought movies from iTunes before.

Thanks!
Ok - Good luck, keep us informed on how it goes, old established Apple ID's (iTune purchase history, App Store D/Loads etc) seems to have a better pass rate on new Hack builds than new ID's on new builds judging by numerous previous posts.
 
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Hello guys,
I'm having a weird issue with Messages on my Mojave Hackintosh. It's all synced and working except for one part: I can't view/download/send attachments. I get an error message when sending and when I receive an attachment I can't see it nor download it. When I send one from my iPhone, I will get an error message on the Hackintosh (failed to send message, try again?)

This is a new issue for me, I don't exactly know what could be the cause...

Thanks for your tips
 
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Hello guys,
I'm having a weird issue with Messages on my Mojave Hackintosh. It's all synced and working except for one part: I can't view/download/send attachments. I get an error message when sending and when I receive an attachment I can't see it nor download it. When I send one from my iPhone, I will get an error message on the Hackintosh (failed to send message, try again?)

This is a new issue for me, I don't exactly know what could be the cause...

Thanks for your tips
Have you tried signing out of iCloud on both devices and then back in again to insure both devices are syncing properly?
 
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Two questions regarding setting up iMessage:
  1. Does the internet connection initially used to setup iMessage need to be the built-in en0 or can i use another connection to set it up e.g. a wifi card or usb tethering via horndis that are not built-in en0? I do have the ethernet recognised as built-in en0, but don't have internet access via ethernet.
  2. Is the the 3.1 Apple ID Verification step still valid? The appleid.apple.com page looks different from the screen cap and at least for me i cant see any verification status anywhere. So is there any way of checking whether my Apple ID is "kosher"?
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Does the internet connection initially used to setup iMessage need to be the built-in en0 or can i use another connection to set it up e.g. a wifi card or usb tethering via horndis that are not built-in en0? I do have the ethernet recognised as built-in en0, but don't have internet access via ethernet.

@manaba,

As long as your system has a network adapter that is flagged as "built-in" and connected then you can setup and use iMessage. If you don't have a "built-in" network device you wont be able to setup or use iMessage.

One method to work around this is to install @RehabMan's Null Ethernet kext, this creates a dummy/fake ethernet device that is flagged as "built-in" which means you can use a USB ethernet or wifi network adapter to connect to the internet and use iMessage or any of Apples other online services.

You can find out more about Null Ethernet by visiting his repo here :-


Is the the 3.1 Apple ID Verification step still valid? The appleid.apple.com page looks different from the screen cap and at least for me i cant see any verification status anywhere. So is there any way of checking whether my Apple ID is "kosher"?

Since the guide was written back in 2016 Apple have changed the "Manage you AppleID" website ... as far as i can see they no longer have the verify AppleID feature most likely because AppleID security is way more stronger these days. I thin as long as you can login to your AppleID account on the "Manage your AppleID" website you should be ok.

Cheers
Jay
 
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