How to Fix “couldn’t resolve host name” Error in Cydia Impactor

With the latest update of Cydia Impactor, many users are getting the hostname error. Here’s how to fix it.

What does this error mean?

This is what the error displays –

Couldn’t resolve host name
Couldn’t resolve host ‘’ 

This error suggests that something is wrong with your internet connection somewhere. This means Cydia Impactor is not able to contact Apple’s servers properly.

cydia impactor error

Here are a few fixes that will help you solve this problem once and for all.

How to Fix “couldn’t resolve host name” Error in Cydia Impactor

Method 1 

Check your Internet connection because this error indicates something is wrong with it. You can try doing the following –

  • Make sure you are connected to the internet.
  • If you are using any VPN (Virtual Private Network) service, disconnect it for the time being and retry.
  • Use a different internet connection.
  • Open your hosts file present in this location C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts. Make sure the host is not blocked.

If you are sure your internet is working just fine, try the following methods.

Method 2

Restart your computer. As vague as it may sound, this method does work.

Method 3

Try using an older version of Cydia Impactor utility as the last resort. The new version is throwing a lot of errors for some users. You can leave a message below if you want its download link.

That’s it. These solutions should fix the error. If you are still getting this error, leave a comment below.

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  1. CHERYL MITTEL October 26, 2018
    • Gian October 26, 2018

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