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Hi guys. So last night I backed up my iPhone 4 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella. I then downloaded 4.0.1 from iTunes, however the software will not install and I keep
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    Hi guys.

    So last night I backed up my iPhone 4 SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella.

    I then downloaded 4.0.1 from iTunes, however the software will not install and I keep getting a 'Software Activation Server cannot be contacted' error.

    Anybody else having this problem?

    I know the update does not really do much, but its worrying me why I can't have it anyway!

    Thanks all
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    Sounds like there is an entry in your hosts file for gs.apple.com if so comment this out.

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    Hi, thanks for the reply.
    I'm fairly new to this so a bit more detail would be great.
    I had the same problem trying to update my iPad too!
    Cheers

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    Open your host file with notepad (assuming your running windows) start -> run -> %SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts -> ok. Are there any lines that contain gs.apple.com? If so remove that line and save the file.

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    I'm guessing he has no such entry and it's just Apple's servers being overloaded or a problem with his internet connection.

    But I could be wrong.
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    Yep, the gs.apple line was in the host file.
    Removed, saved and updated to 4.0.1.

    Kudos to liv3wire,

    AG

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    Just out of interest, where had you pointed it too?
    If you had pointed it to the right place you shouldn't have got that error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
    Just out of interest, where had you pointed it too?
    If you had pointed it to the right place you shouldn't have got that error.
    Hi Confucious,
    I hadn't pointed it anywhere.

    I requested SHSH blobs from Apple using TinyUmbrella, would this have added the line into the host file?

    All I did was d/l the software and try to update in the normal fashion.

    Cheers
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    Hi Gav

    I had exactly the same issue using firmware umbrella and using the guidance given by Liv3wire and was able to fix it, very happy indeed to at last find out what the issue was even if I'm not sure what caused it at least its working again
    Eric's iPhone 4 4.01 offically unlocked

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