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[Q] Google Play Store Error Fix:Can't Edit Hosts File.HELP!?

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15th April 2014, 08:35 AM   |  #1  
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So I wanna Know If anyone can help me with this issue I have.I know, from YouTube video's, that the hosts file isn't supposed to look like the screen shot I took.Does anyone know how to fix this? I think it's from The Adfree Apk, that I installed before I Factory reset My Samsung Galaxy S3.&that has me thinking because I reset it and its showing that in the hosts file.Help anyone? I dont want to reset my phone again
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15th April 2014, 09:39 AM   |  #2  
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Copy one from stock rom. You need root to access it. Factory reset won't affect the hosts file as its on the /system partition.
15th April 2014, 08:26 PM   |  #3  
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Copy one from stock rom. You need root to access it. Factory reset won't affect the hosts file as its on the /system partition.

Can you be more specific please? I don't know much about this
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Download a stock rom. Unzip and copy its hosts file over your current one.
Or have you tried reinstalling the app? I'd expect it would be able to restore the original...

Factory reset only wipes the data partition. Hosts is in the system partition so factory resetting will have no effect.

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If all else fails you can reflash your rom, or flash stock firmware via odin.
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Download a stock rom. Unzip and copy its hosts file over your current one.
Or have you tried reinstalling the app? I'd expect it would be able to restore the original...

Factory reset only wipes the data partition. Hosts is in the system partition so factory resetting will have no effect.

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If all else fails you can reflash your rom, or flash stock firmware via odin.

Im sorry but can you give me a link to download The rom ? I have a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3
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StockMod is a good one to use. Usually on page 1 of development section.
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StockMod is a good one to use. Usually on page 1 of development section.

What do I do after the download finishes? Thanks for the help, hope you can keep helping me
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Unzip it, copy the hosts file from inside over the one on your device.

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