Problem with "hosts" file .

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Dr1lee, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    Hello guys,
    it's my first thread here , so sorry if i posted it in the wrong forum , anyhow , I have a problem with my "hosts" file , I want restore my iphone , and I always get this error "The device isn't eligible for the requested build" , so , I looked it up on youtube, and I got several videos showing how to solve this error , and all the videos had the same method , which is to change the bottom line of the "hosts" file , which is this " #" . now the problem is that my "hosts" file doesn't have such a bottom line, So, if someone has an idea on how can I fix this , it would be great !!
    thaks a lot .
  2. macrumors 6502


    Jan 17, 2010
    NW Oregon
    Comment out everything in your hosts file except the first line, which should basically be something like this: localhost

    Then it oughta work. Once you're done updating, you may need to un-comment those lines again.

  3. macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2007
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    The line gets added when using applications such as TinyUmbrella when upgrading iPhone firmwares without touching baseband.

    What version of the software is your iPhone running, and what version are you trying to restore? You will get this error if you try to restore a firmware older than the one currently installed firmware.

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