I have been driven mad by the recent changes in iMessage registration which have resulted in the dreaded 'Contact Apple Support' error. For those with an Asus Series 6 or 7 Chipset mobo (sandy / ivy bridge) then here is the fix that finally worked for me:
Go here to download the excellent FD44Editor and FTKToolkit (all credit to the developer CodeRush for this great piece of software):
Please read this page carefully before you proceed so you understand what you are doing. The usual warnings about flashing your bios apply here as always.
Use the dos toolkit to dump a backup of your bios as per instructions on the webpage. Keep a copy of this safe just in case...
Use the FD44Editor to change your System UUID and MAC address of your Intel GbE onboard ethernet
Flash the fixed bios back using instructions on the webpage
Clear CMOS and restore your original bios settings
Use your bootloader of choice (Revoboot/Clover) to provide necessary MLB and ROM keys for iMessage to work, make sure the ROM key matches your new MAC address and that your MLB key matches your 17-byte board serial number injected into your SMBIOS.
Make sure your 16-byte SystemID injected via your bootloader matches the one you modded your bios with
Change the name of your hack in SysPrefs > Sharing
Login to iMessage and fingers crossed.
If any of these steps or if any of the keys are missing login will fail.
Good Luck, I hope you have success with it.
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