dns control 101

The Issue:

Oh woe is me I am trying to restore a idevice and my host keeps picking up apple’s servers and says its not allowed OMG what to do.

The Solution:

Change your host’s file to reflect saurik’s server ip.

Windows location: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetchosts
macs location: /etc/hosts

edit and add gs.apple.com

Save the file and then yay you should see your new host.

If you are running dnsmasq on a router (like me) then use this simple line.


This allows me to remove the # and hit apply and immediately resolve apple to cydia’s servers its nice.

Some sweet programs:
Windows and Mac applications:

tiny umbrella
windows hosts file editor

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