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OK, I am trying to follow the instructions Saurik gave out tonight and I think it is a little over my head. I am using a 2008 MacBook aluminum that
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    OK, I am trying to follow the instructions Saurik gave out tonight and I think it is a little over my head. I am using a 2008 MacBook aluminum that has been upgraded to Snow Leopard. I opened up terminal and typed in /etc/hosts and I got a "Permission denied" message. Is there something I am missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plegra97 View Post
    OK, I am trying to follow the instructions Saurik gave out tonight and I think it is a little over my head. I am using a 2008 MacBook aluminum that has been upgraded to Snow Leopard. I opened up terminal and typed in /etc/hosts and I got a "Permission denied" message. Is there something I am missing?

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    try this from your terminal:
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    sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/hosts

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    OK, I did that and got this message:

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    Password:



    I then entered my password and a seperate box popped up that said this:

    ##
    # Host Database
    #
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
    ##
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
    ::1 localhost
    fe80::1%lo0 localhost


    Is this where I type in the 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com command?

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    sudo pico /etc/hosts

    yes, put it after the last line
    Last edited by JedixJarf; 09-14-2009 at 09:32 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    OK, did that and now the window reads like this:

    ##
    # Host Database
    #
    # localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
    # when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
    ##
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    255.255.255.255 broadcasthost
    ::1 localhost
    fe80::1%lo0 localhost
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com


    Does that mean I am all set to bypass the iTunes server and go to Cydia instead?

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    yup you're good to go. assuming you are "on file" go ahead with the rest of the steps.

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    This means that when itunes (or any other web request) tries to contact gs.apple.com, it will contact 74.208.105.171 instead

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    Unfortunately, I am not "on file". I clicked the "Make my life easier" thing in Cydia last week but I guess I was a little too late and instead of getting the "This phone has an SHSH ECID on file" I got the "This iPhone 3GS is not hashed for 3.0: too late" message at the top of my Cydia home screen. Saurik has told me that while I am not hashed for 3.0, I am hashed for 3.1

    It's not a big deal right now since I am still running 3.0 and don't need to restore but I guess I might need it in the future. The only problem is that I won't be able to downgrade to 3.0, only 3.1

    I don't think it will be a big deal since the dev team seems to be working on a JB for 3.1 as we speak.

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