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11-05-2007, 08:13 AM #1Permanently prevent itunes from updating the iphone
Hey there folks... sorry if this is already answered somewhere i could not find it.
Many friends of mine have bougth iphones and i unlocked for them... and i tell them countless times that when a new iphone update arrives they must not update! but they do it anyway so i get a really nice job as an iphone viriginator and stuff...
is there a way? a hack, modifying hosts files or something like that to prevent itunes from updating the iphone?
please help me! thanks!
11-05-2007, 08:25 AM #2
11-05-2007, 08:28 AM #3
the thing is to disable firmware updates... permanently.. moron resistant.... something like editing the servers itunes contacts in order to check this... so i dont think disable the sync will solve this.. there is always the "check updates" button
11-05-2007, 10:11 AM #4
Fill the connector at the bottom of the iPhone with a little epoxy so they can't plug the dock connector in.
Either that, or they'll learn eventually.cash removed my sig of a donation link.
"Brewin' and 'quein' since last Tuesday."
11-05-2007, 10:14 AM #5
Nothing is moron proof. Your friends are just going to have to learn not to push the update button. How hard can that be?
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11-05-2007, 10:14 AM #6
yes there is you need a modded .com.apple.update.plist...iamlooking for it now
11-05-2007, 11:12 AM #7
jajajajajaj (or hahahahaha in english) that was funny :P
11-06-2007, 01:09 PM #8..
anybody? has some info bout this? thanks
11-06-2007, 01:16 PM #9
11-06-2007, 02:45 PM #10
Its pretty simple. Grab the back of their heads, and push it to the computer, pull up the update notification, and smack them in the back of the head and tell them NO. I did this to my dog when it shat on the carpet and it worked like a charm.
11-06-2007, 02:51 PM #11
theres a option that when it asks you to update you can choose never to be reminded about the update so click never simple as that
11-07-2007, 09:22 AM #12
what about this?
whats the apple update website url?
i think we can add a line in the hosts file...
is located in
the file name is "hosts" without extensions...
we should add a line like this
can anyone confirm the url? for the firmware download? or for the update check?
11-07-2007, 10:22 AM #13
If you make something moron proof, they'll just come out with a bigger moron that will defeat your moron proofing.
11-07-2007, 02:02 PM #14
Haha, ^ good point. OR just uninstall iTunes from their computers and make sure they only use yours to update their Music Libraries and so forth.