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I had a jailbroken iphone v 5.x.x and I was having issues with it so I wanted to completely upgrade my phone to the newest software version (6.1.1 I believe?)....
02-14-2013, 04:31 PM #1Iphone won't restore. (jailbroken)- please help :)
I had a jailbroken iphone v 5.x.x and I was having issues with it so I wanted to completely upgrade my phone to the newest software version (6.1.1 I believe?). When I plugged it in and selected to upgrade my phone in itunes I got an error after it finished. (Error 9 and -1). Now my phone wont turn on at all and is stuck at the screen telling me to plug into itunes.
I have tried it in DFU mode and still nothing..
Does anyone know how to fix this.
02-14-2013, 04:32 PM #2
Ate you on windows or Mac?
02-14-2013, 04:39 PM #3
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02-14-2013, 04:44 PM #6
^why wouldn't you post the fix, could help others.
02-14-2013, 04:45 PM #7
On a mac,
Open up a finder window and click on "GO/Go to folder" on the menu bar. Type in
Look for the hosts files.
Open them up in any coding software such as coda, sublime, notepad+, or whichever you have.
You will see lines in the code called:
Delete these and save the document.
You may be required to input a security password for changing a system file.
If you aren't able to edit it and save it. Drag the files that contain the gs.apple.com to the desktop and open it from your desktop to edit and save. Then drag back to where they were.
If you have any troubles, please feel free to let me know.
These steps should be similar to windows. I don't have windows so I'm not entirely sure.
Once you completed these steps, launch itunes and restore
Last edited by DarkXShadowX21; 02-14-2013 at 04:52 PM.
02-14-2013, 05:12 PM #8
02-14-2013, 05:13 PM #9
when I open hosts this is what I see:
# Host Database
# localhost is used to configure the loopback interface
# when the system is booting. Do not change this entry.
02-14-2013, 05:16 PM #10
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02-14-2013, 05:39 PM #13
So I located hosts.umbrella on my windows and it worked!!
Thanks you very much for your help good sir. May the gods shine brightly upon your beautiful mind.
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02-14-2013, 05:54 PM #14
Would you mind saying where you found it? In case someone else has similar issue!
02-14-2013, 08:32 PM #15
02-18-2013, 07:32 AM #16
I had the same problem, iPhone 4S won't restore. It started when the phone was j/b way back on iOS 5.1.1 the phone would lock up at times and I have to "hard reboot" hold the power button and home button down until the apple logo appears and let go both power and home buttons. Sometime it works some times takes 2 to 4 times before the lock screen shows up..... I thing it has to do with Cydia, this all started when HACKCULO shut down and Cydia attemp to reload files " can't download xxxxxxxx files old files are being use" something like that. I try to re install the HACKCULO program thinking it was corrupted many more time until I learn it was shut down, so I deleted the HACKCULO program within Cydia. With the new release evasion, I restore and updated to 6.1 and this work for a few weeks and bam won't restore. Lucky I purchas the warranty so I got a new or refurbish phone.... My question is this I have find my phone setup and set it to lock and wipe phone, apple store has this phone now will it still lock and wipe the phone should they figure how to restart the phone with out restore the phone????
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10-26-2013, 02:36 AM #18
01-22-2014, 02:14 PM #19Apple Terminal
You can use the apple terminal.
1) sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
2) use admin password if you don't have one you can set it in system preferences >> users
3) edit file
4) control + o to save
5) hit enter
6) control + x to exit