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Hi arsradu,


It looks like Apple has tightened its server side checking procedures again!


At the moment, you need the MLB & ROM from a real Mac in your Clover Rt Variables/config.plist in order to activate iMessage/Facetime.  I posted about this here.  The "call Apple Support with error code" method doesn't seem to work anymore unless you have at least a genuine MLB value in your config.plist.  With both MLB/ROM genuine, you don't have to call support at all :).


Good luck!



Only Apple exactly knows the authentication algorithm. 


iMessage isn't part of iCloud authentication, it has it's own. As hardware identification has become a drastically important part of FaceTime and iMessage authentication, to make continuity work properly, Apple uses MLB value to identify your device. Self generated MLB's wouldn't work as those don't match with Apple's MLB's pattern. MLB is reversible as is Serial Number. 


Since the Hackintosh community started to call actively to Apple Support, they have updated their server side authentication, it seeks for proper pattern, if this is not found, you never get activated anymore. If you are able to generate by-self proper MLB, you probably pass the validation. Anyway, there is no any public knowledge available how to generate it. Thats why original ROM/MLB become useful. There is a light change to generate a valid 13 char length MLB, but it works on case when your comp is not the latest model. Since 2010 Apple changed the way how serials are made. Since this comps have 12char serial numbers instead of 11 char serials, and MLB's length is since this 17chars, instead of 13chars.


You can read more here -  MLB pattern.

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