To get past the issue of "Initializing GreenPoison" do this: Step 1. On your Mac, go to your “Applications” folder. Step 2. Now navigate to the “Utilities” folder. Step 3. Launch "Terminal". Step 4. Type "sudo nano /etc/hosts" (without quotes) and hit return. Step 5. Enter your password Step 6. Use the down arrow key to find the “gs.apple.com” entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line(s) by entering “#” in front of the text. Step 7. Save the file by pressing CONTROL+O. Step 8. Exit the nano editor by pressing CONTROL+X. Now re-follow the steps of running greenpoison and you're golden!