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So I was trying to restore my phone that was running 4.2.1 but it wasn't letting me. My phone was so messed up I finally just said screw it I'll
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    Default Stuck in recovery mode
    So I was trying to restore my phone that was running 4.2.1 but it wasn't letting me. My phone was so messed up I finally just said screw it I'll just restore and update to 4.3.5 and wait for ios5 to rejailbreak.
    So I hit restore and update to newest software, it went through the 20 min process and right before it finished I got a 1013 error and my phone got put into recovery mode showing the usb cord and itunes on my screen.
    I tried hitting restore again and it gets about halfway though and gives me the 1013 message again. So my phone is just stuck in recovery mode, how can I fix??

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    Edit your hosts file and delete all lines that contain gs.apple.com and try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    Edit your hosts file and delete all lines that contain gs.apple.com and try again.
    Where do I find host files?????

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    Possibly an easier method:
    Download and run Tiny Umbrella (link below). Advanced tab, uncheck 'set Hosts to Cydia on Exit', exit Tiny Umbrella.
    Try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    Possibly an easier method:
    Download and run Tiny Umbrella (link below). Advanced tab, uncheck 'set Hosts to Cydia on Exit', exit Tiny Umbrella.
    Try again.
    Ok, I unchecked and trying now. You said I should close out tinyumbrella right? I shouldn't run it and try?

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    Yes, close and exit Tiny Umbrella after unchecking 'set Hosts to Cydia on Exit'.

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    That did not work either. I got about 3/4 the way through and got the 1013 error

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    What phone do you have?
    Mac or PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    What phone do you have?
    Mac or PC?
    Mac. ive tried rebooting and changing usb ports as well

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    What phone do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    What phone do you have?
    Iphone 4. Was running 4.2.1 jailbroke using green poison

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    Exit all programs and start Terminal.

    Enter: $ sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
    Search for and delete any lines that contain gs.apple.com. Save the file and exit.
    Reboot.

    If you found any lines, try again. If not, report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    Exit all programs and start Terminal.

    Enter: $ sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
    Search for and delete any lines that contain gs.apple.com. Save the file and exit.
    Reboot.

    If you found any lines, try again. If not, report back.
    I copied and pasted in terminal and it says command not found? I tried entering it with no spaces and that was a no go as well

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    Use Spotlight to search for Terminal and open. Enter the command inside terminal.

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    Oops, I included the $. It worked but asks for my password but it won't let me enter it? I click next to password and nothing, just tried typing but nothing shows up

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    Sorry, I can't help you with your password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    Sorry, I can't help you with your password.
    Ok I got in and found 2 lines with gs apple. I highlight and hit delete but they don't delete?

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    They must be deleted or commented for a successful restore.

    If you need help using nano, a man[ual] page will help. Google 'man nano'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
    They must be deleted or commented for a successful restore.

    If you need help using nano, a man[ual] page will help. Google 'man nano'
    I'll keep searching but I haven't been able to find anything on how to delete those 2 lines, if someone else on here knows anything about how to delete them please let me know.
    Also how you save your changes
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    Ok i have seen in some youtube videos that instead of deleting you can just add #in front of the gs.apple numbers. Mine already has # in front of them. So do I have something else going on??

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