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I've read the post by Saurek, about modifying the host file using Mac OS X... /etc/hosts (Mac OS X) and add the following entry to the bottom of the file.
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    I've read the post by Saurek, about modifying the host file using Mac OS X...

    /etc/hosts (Mac OS X) and add the following entry to the bottom of the file.
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

    Unfortunately, I can't find the "/etc/hosts" file on my Mac.

    Where is it located on the HD?

    Unfortunately, I am using 3.1 firmware on a 3G S iPhone.

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    i googled "mac hosts file"

    you should try it some time. its pretty amazing

    Mac OS X: How to Add Hosts to Local Hosts File
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    Quote Originally Posted by bruchko2000 View Post
    I've read the post by Saurek, about modifying the host file using Mac OS X...

    /etc/hosts (Mac OS X) and add the following entry to the bottom of the file.
    74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

    Unfortunately, I can't find the "/etc/hosts" file on my Mac.

    Where is it located on the HD?

    Unfortunately, I am using 3.1 firmware on a 3G S iPhone.

    Go to Finder

    Hit the "Shift + Command + G" keys

    Paste "/private/etc/" into the search window

    Press enter

    Go to the file named "hosts"

    Open it in TextEdit.app with root permissions

    Add the line "74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com" at the end of the file

    Save it


    However, I'm not sure how much (if any) good that is going to do you, since you're already on 3.1 with a 3G[s] iphone

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    1) Open Terminal
    2) sudo pico /etc/hosts
    3) Paste 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com at the end of the text
    4) Ctrl-x to Exit

    This is how I did mine


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