iPhone This is annoying me

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Josh7047, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Josh7047 macrumors newbie

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    I unjailbroke my iPhone, not that it matters. However, something is messed up. I wasnt able to unjailbreak on my computer, i had to use my brothers. My computer would always fail at preparing for restore. I now have an iPhone 5S with ios 8.1.1. I can't add music to it thru mediamonkey or itunes. Mediamonkey starts syncing and immediately stops, while itunes says it can't recognize it. Im not falling for that restore crap again because i know it will fail. Someone noted that something was wrong with my hosts file in a previous thread, however they didn't help me with that after they noted that. I just want to get Music on my phone again. Any help?
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    There a plenty of existing tutorials on the Internet about how to direct your host file to Cydia or how to comment out the redirection and return your host file to Apple.

    I recommend using Google.
     
  3. Josh7047 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If i uninstall itunes, delete the hosts file, then reinstall itunes will this fix it?
     
  4. dhlizard macrumors G4

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  5. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    Posts with nondescript titles is really annoying ME. :)

    Now we're even, lol
     
  6. Josh7047, Dec 10, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2014

    Josh7047 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i uninstalled itunes, deleted the apple computer folder, and deleted my hosts file. i then reinstalled itunes thinking it would reinstall the hosts file but i guess i was wrong. So i made a text document, named it "hosts" and put these two lines in there. I saved it to Windows/system32/drivers/etc

    127.0.0.1 localhost

    ::1 localhost

    iTunes still doesnt recognize my phone and i still cannot sync with mediamonkey.


    EDIT: did what windows support told me to do and made a hosts file with this:


    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 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 handle within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost


    Still the same problems.
     
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  9. Josh7047, Dec 11, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2014

    Josh7047 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will restoring my phone do anything? The reason i dont want to is because im 90% sure it will fail. i know something is wrong with itunes i just cant figure it out. Should i try it anyways?
     
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  11. Daviddeteo macrumors newbie

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    Update to latest itunes
    And restore your iphone
     
  12. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    make sure that the text file does NOT have an extension to it

    by default, windows hides the extension name for known file types. so your text file that shows "hosts" might actually be "hosts.txt"

    do you have the latest version of iTunes?
     
  13. Josh7047, Dec 14, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2014

    Josh7047 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is just hosts. Not hosts.txt. I completely removed all apple software and all the other steps in the guide above. Reinstalled. Same problems. I am downloading 8.1.2 right now and will restore when it is done. I will get back to you guys with the results.


    EDIT: it worked. Thanks guys.
     

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