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How Necessary is a Unique Serial ? (Clover)

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Hi folks

 

Excuse this probably rather noob-ish question but I have been fiddling with OSX86 for years now and always left everything to the multitude of tools out there to get me up and running.

 

Since recently moving to Clover UEFI booting I have done about 60+ installs on my hardware ranging from Mavericks, Yosemite, El-Capitan and now Sierra and in all cases I was always up and running and had no problems except for CPU Power Management.

 

Only this morning I came across this post which goes step by step in detail about creating a unique serial number, board ID etc. 

 

I have never done this on any of my installs, I just simply used Clover configurator, chose a system definition and never added any serial numbers as I had never even noticed the two buttons that say "shake"

 

So I went through that guide and when I rebooted it asked me to relogin to icloud which I did and it accepted it.

 

So what I want to know, is this even necessary due to the fact that everything Apple related has been working 100% without these serial numbers ie iCloud, iTunes, App Store, FindMyMac, iCloud KeyChain etc etc etc all been working just fine and dandy without all the serial numbers and board ID's.

 

Thanks in advance for any reply or clarification.

 

Regards

Mitchell

 

 

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Unique ID is mainly to resolve the problem of the builtin Messages and FaceTime apps not working properly. If you don't use them, it's not necessary to have unique IDs. 

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