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Thread: HOST file missing from NotePad
12-07-2010, 06:50 PM #1
HOST file missing from NotePad
So i changed the server to download from Saurik server and now i cant restore anything because i changed the file. NOw things get tricky, i got so frustrated and forgot what i changed that now i have a blank HOST file. I uninstalled/installed Itunes and still nothing.CAn someone please help me to get the proper files and server. I cant restore and im stuck here with no iphone.
12-08-2010, 06:10 PM #2
My default HOSTS file on Windows Vista consists of the following:
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 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
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# 188.8.131.52 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 184.108.40.206 x.acme.com # x client host
Even with a blank HOSTS file, you should be able to restore to the latest firmware. Or are you trying to restore to your current 4.0.1 firmware? If that's the case, then I'd try using TinyUmbrella to pull your SHSH files from Saurik's server, then start the TinySS server. Then shift+click Restore in iTunes to select a downloaded 4.0.1 ISPW firmware file, and the TinySS server will approve the restore request using your SHSH file even though Apple isn't signing that firmware anymore.