Tag Archives: iPhone

iOS 5- Device Not Eligible Error

You’ve gone through the process of updating your OS X to 10.7.2, updating iTunes to 10.5, syncing, downloading iOS 5, and backing up, but after all that clicking and waiting you find that “this device is not eligible for the requested build.”

The culprit would seem to be a now problematic entry in /etc/hosts. Namely, a single line at the end:

74.208.10.249   gs.apple.com

Well, this line is not in a pristine hosts file and should be removed or commented out. By removed, I mean delete it. By commented out, I mean modify the line to read only:

#74.208.10.249   gs.apple.com

Of course, you cannot edit the file in place, so copy it, and perhaps a backup (how about “/etc/hosts.orig”) somewhere to edit, then copy that back to the original place – all as an admin user.

Reboot. Rebackup. Rejoice.

Songs Created Using iPads and iPhones

This is just mindblowing that these songs were created with only the iPhone/iPad! As makeuseof also mentions in their sample collection of top 10 YouTube songs article …

The Gorillaz recently released their latest album, The Fall, accompanied by the announcement that the album was produced almost entirely using an iPad. While The Gorillaz did let a few traditional instruments in on the album, there have been a whole slew of artists, professional and amateur that have been showing just how far you can push the limits of the iPad, and in the process create great music.

iTouch as iPhone?

Pogue’s latest post about Line2 seems too good to be true. A dollar app that gives your iPhone a full second number with voicemail, texting and all that. Even when it’s not running it rings to your regular phone number. If you’re in a wi-fi zone, it uses that instead of AT&T without using any minutes. You basically save 30-50 a month even after the 10 a month fee for Line2! Additionally, and amazingly (since the new iTouch/Pad have a mic) it turns your iTouch into a full functioning phone that will even take a voicemail (and email you about it) when you’re not wi-fi covered. Incredible.