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    Quote Originally Posted by dc1387 View Post
    i am not able to change the setting to read and write under sharing and permissions on mac OS.. What do i do ??
    You need to click the "lock" on the bottom right, enter your account password and it should unlock, by then you should be able to change the permission.

    Be sure to revert to original setting after saving your hosts file...just in case

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    Please advise...I opened the file and put in tne IP but when I try to save I get the message "cannot save" make sure host name and file path are the same??huh??
    I've tried a few times with same results..Can you tell me whats wrong.?(Windows XP)
    I put the IP then a space then gs.apple.com.

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    Reaves: I got the exact same problem in Vista. Someone said to copy the file into your desktop and make the changes and then copy it back inside etc overwriting the original. I haven't tried it yet.

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    Default Can't Save IP Address
    When I open the file there are instructions telling me to add IP Address followed by a space, then the hosts name so it looks like 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com.
    Then I go to the top left under the file tab and click save. Thats where the window opens telling me "cannot save" make sure file name and path are the same.. I can't figure out how to save it to the desktop and still add the IP in..??

    I copied it to the desktop, changed it clicked save and it seemed to work. Then I draged and dropped the changed file onto the orginal and the changed shows up. However when I close and re-open to see if it took, its just not there..
    Can someone help????

    I saved it to my desktop by using "save as" and it worked. It saved. Now can someone tell me if doing this changed the main file.
    Last edited by reaves205; 09-15-2009 at 01:32 PM. Reason: new material

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    Is it necessary to modify the hosts file only in order to downgrade from 3.1 to 3.0 or even otherwise ? i'm using OS 3.0.1 so do i still need to modify my hosts file ??

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    Post WinXP hosts file
    For all asking about the hosts file on Windows XP. Below is what I have made my hosts file. You simply add the IP [space] gs.apple.com (I also put in a comment of why it's there). Then click on the red X to close Notepad. Say Yes to saving it. Done.

    Code:
    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is no longer a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    #      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
    #       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host
    
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com  # cydia cache of apple shsh signature server; see http://www.saurik.com/id/12

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    Ok I got. You have to go into the properties of the "etc" folder and uncheck Read Only. You will have to ok it with vista but you should be able to edit the hosts file with no problems after that. Remember to run Notepad as an administrator.

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    I had the message on Cydia that said I was good and everything and I clicked agree. But very unwisely I upgraded and this whole process is just not going my way of downgrading. It always gives me the 3002 error no matter how or what I try.

    Also, If I agreed on 3.0.1 should I try to restore to it or 3.0?
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    I think you might wanna try 3.0.1. Could be wrong though. I have to ask, what in the hell made you think is was ok to upgrade to 3.1? Did you not read anything on all of the iPhone related sites about NOT upgrading?

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    Not sure. I saw something MMS and just figured I could downgrade easily back down like before.

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    can someone explain at what part do we add 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    when i use notepad and open the file all i see is # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

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    I am on Vista, trying to save 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com it in hosts, but it won't let me, i am administrator , any ideas?
    Should i put # like #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com ?? why isn't it letting me save it?

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    I feel your pain, I am on Vista 64bit. Could that be the reason why I can't save?

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    Ok i now have my mirror to what yours looks like. What step should i take next. I'm trying to downgrade from 3.1 to 3.0 just to be able to Jailbreak.

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    scc4fun, I am the admin. and I keep getting error to make sure file name and path are the same and cannot save...
    (windows XP)
    any ideas??

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    Okey guy's i was copy pasting it and it wasn't let me save it, Copy hosts file to Dekstop and another copy to a safe place just incase, just write down the whole command manually do not copy paste the command, save it and then replace it in etc folder with the current hosts file, you are done . it's done on Vista 64bit.

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    It just will not let me save. I did it just like you said letter for letter. It keeps telling me it can't save and to make sure my file name and path are the same...?? Someone said to go into properties of the "etc" folder and uncheck the read only, but I don't know how to do that.. Can to help me??

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    Quote Originally Posted by reaves205 View Post
    It just will not let me save. I did it just like you said letter for letter. It keeps telling me it can't save and to make sure my file name and path are the same...?? Someone said to go into properties of the "etc" folder and uncheck the read only, but I don't know how to do that.. Can to help me??
    if it get opened with notepad and you are writing there then you dont have uncheck read only, as if it was read only then you wouldn't be able write anything in it. save on desktop, open with notepad, write the command in bottom without adding # or anything in start not even space in start, after writing command simply close the notepad with RED X on right top, it'll ask you to save save it then replace it in etc folder with current hosts file. hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luisandlinda View Post
    can someone explain at what part do we add 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    when i use notepad and open the file all i see is # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
    just put it under:
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    my now looks like this (XP):

    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

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    This works to save the IP on the hosts file. (WINDOWS XP)
    Go to my computer and open. Double click on C: drive. Find the Windows folder and open it. Find the Systen32 folder and open it. Find the drivers folder and open it. Find the etc folder and open it. Look for the hosts file and oposite click on it and go to properties under the general tab and remove the check mark from "read only". Now go back to the etc folder and open the hosts file and put the 74.208.105.171 address right under local host leaving 1 space then gs.apple.com. You should have nothing in front of the IP address. Its starts the next line under local host . Looks like this
    local host
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com Click save and your done.

    I figured out how to do it. Read my post.
    Last edited by reaves205; 09-15-2009 at 04:09 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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