Windows Problem with Host...."Not Writable"

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by fuzion11, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. fuzion11, Feb 21, 2011
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    fuzion11

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    When I download and open tinyumbrella it opens with an error message which says Host are not writable.

    A while back I messed up my host file so I searched online and found a "Host file fix" from Microsoft, that from what I understood put the host file back to default. I can restore with Apple fine during the signing procedure but not sure if I wanted to downgrade my firmware via Cydia I'd be able to now due to the fact I can't alter my host file. Which I'm pretty sure also means TU can't alter the host file either.

    I've attached a picture of the error message for all to view.

    Does anyone have any clue as to how I can fix this issue? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.


    PS...and then when I go into Note pad as Admin and try to open the host file to see if I can rewrite it...I get the second error message saying to check the spelling and try again.

    Any help guys??
     

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    And you're sure you're running TU as an Administrator, logged on as an Adminstrator on the Windows box?
     
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    Go to "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc", right click on the hosts file and select properties. Make sure the box next to Read-only is unchecked. Click Apply, OK and try it again.
     
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    Which one would you suggest doing that to?
     

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    Well I opened every one under properties and every one had the box beside read only unchecked.

    Now what?
     
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    You smart Sonofa*itch!! haha changing the umbrella file to Hosts seemed to work great. Now when I open TU I don't get the error message anymore!

    Thanks so much buddy!!
     
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    One more question....at the bottom of hosts file it says the following:


    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com


    Does that mean if I wanted to downgrade my firmware Cydia would sign the firmware and trick iTunes into thinking Apple signed it??

    Also with that at the bottom of my hosts file....if I wanted to just do a clean restore with iTunes and have them sign it would I need to delete that line item and replace it with another line item to connect to Apple??

    Please advise!
     
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    Yes you're absolutely right, if you want to restore your iPhone using the SHSH blobs Cydia has stored for you - you must have 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com in your HOSTS-file.

    If you for some reason want to do a clean Restore, just as Apple wants it to be, you either comment out that line from your HOSTS-file (by making it read #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com) or just delete the line completely
     
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    So if I want to restore with Cydia just keep host file as is...but if I want to restore with Apple all I have to do is put the # in front of the 74.??

    That's how I'm understanding the last part of your last post??

    Thanks for all your help!
     
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    Okay that's great...thanks again! Although I don't really understand why the # sign would make the signing process change from Apple to Cydia....but hey, what I don't know won't hurt me right! lol
     
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    I think I understand now...if you place a # in front of 74. it "comments out" which means it'll ignore the line, which is Cydias servers and send it to Apple's servers.
     
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    i dont get it can u guys post pictures of what u did thx
     
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    error 3194./host not writeable


    my ipad has recently gone to the grave after or during a itunes restore and upgrade to 6.0.1, it said connect to itunes (with that cable pointing to the itunes logo) so i did some research on why it was not connecting to itunes after recieving the error 3194. I find out that i needed to fix my host file in order to restore my ipad using itunes or tinyumberla, the only problem was that i did fix it and rewrite the file to this

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost

    it still not only says that the host is unwritable but now my ipad wont be recognized in my computer or itunes for some reason :'(

    PLEASE HELPPP
     

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