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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CatsTide, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. CatsTide

    CatsTide Well-Known Member
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    i keep getting update failed when trying to update hosts
     

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  2. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    anybody get it to work? i had the same result as the OP.
     
  3. titos1997

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  4. psmafia

    psmafia New Member
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    That's because hosts is in /system/etc and system is protected still. Feel free to correct me if Im wrong.
     
  5. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Well-Known Member
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    you're probably right.
     
  6. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member
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    I've been messing in su but unable to change the hosts file. Looks like that should have been one of the steps right after getting root in recovery. Either make it writeable which is a bit hazardous or simply push a new hosts file over the stock empty one. I only know what that will do in Windows. Not sure how an android would react to failed host. I would make all blocked hosts refer to 0.0.0.0 as opposed to the loop back 127.0.0.0 to speed it up.
     

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