Restoring iPhone 4 without Internet? Solutions? Plz helllllllp

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  1. Flobot

    Flobot New Member

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    Need to restore my iPhone. Ploblrm is that my computer currently has no Internet access and I'm in the middle of hillbillyville, Florida.

    I try to restore and iTunes says that it cannot reach apple to verify the restore.

    Is there anything I can do with the hosts file to make it work locally? Any problems to do a restore? I have also tried the shift click restore.

    Please help me out. I'm going crazy ;)
  2. Tkf1

    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    You need an active internet connection to restore.
  3. iEnthusiast

    iEnthusiast Active Member

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    I'm not 100% sure on this, correct me if I'm wrong, but can't he just use TinyUmbrella to create a local server to make iTunes "think" Apple authenticated the restore?
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    Tkf1 Community Development Staff Member

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    No.
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    iEnthusiast Active Member

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    Ah, alright.
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    Xerox Well-Known Member

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    If your iPhone is still functional and NOT JAILBROKEN you can just go to

    Settings < General < Reset < Erase All Data and Reset

    this will do a restore on the device without an internet connection but you will need to have a backup of everything if you plan on restoring from a backup.
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  7. ale624

    ale624 Well-Known Member

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    DONT DO THIS IF YOUR JAILBROKEN.

    Yes he can, its the tts server. but he will need internet to grab his blobs from apple...
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