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Did you tried backup by Acronis True Image and restore by it ?

TimeMachine wont help.

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It's a good job I keep the serial numbers of all my old Apple gear lying around... Simply changed the relevant settings in smbios.plist to include my very dead MBP's serial # and all is good.

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It's a good job I keep the serial numbers of all my old Apple gear lying around... Simply changed the relevant settings in smbios.plist to include my very dead MBP's serial # and all is good.

Where did you find the serial number on that old MPB?

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It's a good job I keep the serial numbers of all my old Apple gear lying around... Simply changed the relevant settings in smbios.plist to include my very dead MBP's serial # and all is good.


Which settings did you change? I changed the serial number to one of my macbook pros but it didn't fix the problem. What properties in smbios.plist did you change?

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Which settings did you change? I changed the serial number to one of my macbook pros but it didn't fix the problem. What properties in smbios.plist did you change?

same questions

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Which settings did you change? I changed the serial number to one of my macbook pros but it didn't fix the problem. What properties in smbios.plist did you change?

Maybe you have to set your model to your real mac's. And those related info must be the same to your real mac as well.

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TimeMachine wont help.


I'm using Acronis True Image to backup and i think it's helped me :)

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I'm using Acronis True Image to backup and i think it's helped me :)

i doubt it, bro

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I'm using Acronis True Image to backup and i think it's helped me :)

All I can do is wish you success though I don't really think it may work out.

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when 10.8.3 released, i will try restore that backup and testing about it :)

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If you load your hackintosh Disk to a real Mac, and access iMessage it works fine. Transfer it back and it does not work.

Perhaps a fix might lie in Fakesmc.kext as it is that file that persuades OSX it is running on real Mac hardware.

Come on you Devs out there any ideas as many would appreciate it. I would also confirm that the problem is confined to hacks irrespective of whether they are booted with Chameleon or the amazing Clover....

Perhaps Mr. Slice a Fakesmc expert might consider what the issues are.???


Pleeeeze....

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That sounds promising

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It's a good job I keep the serial numbers of all my old Apple gear lying around... Simply changed the relevant settings in smbios.plist to include my very dead MBP's serial # and all is good.

I'd be very interested to here some more on this? Log out and back in? Detailed specs for hack and Mac? Hasn't worked for anyone else who's tried, so if it has for you than it would be insanely important info! Even the still logged in ones and restored from backups will still fail in a few days, they all seem to be auto-logging out at some point:(

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I'd be very interested to here some more on this? Log out and back in? Detailed specs for hack and Mac? Hasn't worked for anyone else who's tried, so if it has for you than it would be insanely important info! Even the still logged in ones and restored from backups will still fail in a few days, they all seem to be auto-logging out at some point:(


I think the authorization just expires after n days; that's the way other services in the iCloud/ubiquity family handle it any rate.

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I think the authorization just expires after n days; that's the way other services in the iCloud/ubiquity family handle it any rate.

n is my unlucky number :)

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I'm pretty sure that Apple's just switched their authorization method to have a limited number of activations per machine serial number. If someone uploads a generic smbios.plist, then the people who download will all be using the same serial number. I think that if you generate a serial number using Chameleon Wizard it'll get fixed.

Oh, and OP, where did you get the idea that Apple was banning Hackintosh to iCloud? I think it's more of a security issue than anything.

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I just used my girlfriend's old Powerbook G4's serial and it didnt work.

I was just being dramatic when i said banned

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Trying to modify my smbios to match an old Powerbook G4 I have lying around here, but all I see is the serial number. I dont know what I should do with the other numbers. DOing it with hopes that it will fix the "iMessage hackintosh ban"

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BANNED!!??
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Generating a new serial via tried and true methods, "borrowed" from matching real Mac and/or change UUID doesn't fix it. It's been over 2 weeks, I think all the easy stuff has been tried already :) On older Intel Mac's the UUID 00000000-0000-1000-8000-<EthernetMACAddress>, anyone know exactly when that changed?

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BANNED!!??
Attached File  1232550297_Dramatic chipmunk.gif   629.93KB   32 downloads
Generating a new serial via tried and true methods, "borrowed" from matching real Mac and/or change UUID doesn't fix it. It's been over 2 weeks, I think all the easy stuff has been tried already :) On older Intel Mac's the UUID 00000000-0000-1000-8000-<EthernetMACAddress>, anyone know exactly when that changed?

What are we gonna do if this can't be fixed?

BANNED!!??
Attached File  1232550297_Dramatic chipmunk.gif   629.93KB   32 downloads
Generating a new serial via tried and true methods, "borrowed" from matching real Mac and/or change UUID doesn't fix it. It's been over 2 weeks, I think all the easy stuff has been tried already :) On older Intel Mac's the UUID 00000000-0000-1000-8000-<EthernetMACAddress>, anyone know exactly when that changed?

Bro, your 2000th post is coming up





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