iMessage on OS X Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Ryan Burgess, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Ryan Burgess macrumors 6502

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    Hello, I have a MacBook Pro with mountain lion installed and I love using messages to text from my mac.

    However I also have a MacBook that cannot be upgraded to Mountain Lion, and I would like to be able to get iMessage on this computer. Is there any way to do that?

    I tried just copying the app from the MacBook Pro to my other computer, but when I try to open it, it just quits. Any suggestions greatly appreciated thanks!
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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  3. Ryan Burgess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is there ANY way to run iMessage on Lion? Or is my only option to upgrade my non-compatible computer? Thanks!
     
  4. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    Take a look at hackerwayne's superb tutorial on how to get Mountain Lion on your unsupported Mac. It's really simple now that he's released MLPostFactor, which just automates & does everything for you. I used it to shoehorn Mountain Lion onto my X1600 iMac & my GMA950 white MacBook.
     
  5. Ryan Burgess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks alot, I was about to start the tutorial but realized I gave a x1300! Yikes...it would've bricked my mac!

    Thanks tho!
     
  6. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    They're currently working on V0.2, which will provide support for X1xxx based Macs. Sit tight!
     
  7. Ryan Burgess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya, keeping my fingers crossed…do you know if their hack supports iMessage tho? I heard that iMessage and FaceTime don't work?
     
  8. MLforAll macrumors member

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    Hello ! I'm MLforAll, the famous hackerwayne's colaborator on MLPostFactor. My iMac X1600 is running MLPostFactor 0.2.2 Final Private Beta. This release (not released for public actually) will come with a new installer app for both System and Installation (no longer /Hack.command). I have iMessage AND Facetime working as well as wake up (some users had kernel panic with 0.1) and bluetooth !
    We added support for GeForce Cards and ATI Radeon 1xxx (1300 working).
    We also inclued 10.8.3 support.

    I enjoy to report over 25,000 downloads for 0.1 ! Thank you all !
     
  9. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    I take it it will be on general release after the beta?
     
  10. MLforAll macrumors member

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    I cannot say the release date.... Wait.... :)
    But, we aren't encountered any bugs in that beta, so the wait time must short !
     
  11. Ryan Burgess thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hallelujah! I'll be anxiously awaiting the release!
     

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