iTunes Error 17 Fix

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Aaleck, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Aaleck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Michigan, USA
    I've been searching the site and haven't found a solution to this problem. Problem started with me using Yosemite and iTunes beta and the iPhone would cause iTunes to crash. Installed Xcode and everything seemed to work fine until I tried installing the GM again. I received the "error 17" code. I used Tiny Umbrella to get my phone out of the restore process. Here's the solution to get rid of the error 17 on a mac.

    1. Go to terminal and type in "sudo nano /private/etc/hosts"
    2. Type in password
    3. Once it's loaded use the arrow key to go to the very bottom and delete the entire "*" entry
    4. When finished, hit Control+O followed by "enter" to save changes, then hit Control+X to exit

    Then you're done! This worked for me. Do this at your risk. It may or may not work for everyone.
  2. ProphetX macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2011
    Im having the same problem but I’m I’m confused by #3. Can you clarify? Delete the entire line that has in it or just delete everything in quotations "*”

    My entry does not have a * in it. It reads “"
  3. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    * is a wild card
  4. ProphetX macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2011

    So do i delete the entire line or......

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