Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Extending Photoshop CS4 30 days free trial to unlimited?


I met Peter last night, a lucky guy who still manage to land a job in banking industrial in this difficulty time. He seen to be worked one tail off these days. He was shouting "FXXKING PHOTOSHOP" when I was few steps aways from his room. Peter a finance and accounting talent obviously knowing nothing about images or photo editing.

Photo editing is not his cup of coffee, after learning more than a month, It is the time to harvest and enjoy a fruity and juicy crops. A deadhead dialog prompt up pruning all Peter's hope to give his girl friend a surprise, by compiling a photo album as birthday present this coming weekend. Oh my god, the 30 days luxury trial period was over :(. what should Peter do now?

Buying a photoshop cs4 license costing about USD750 would not be a best choice, since it cost equivalent to what Peter get per month. Buying or downloading a pirated version also not a good choice, since spy-wares are anywhere and keygen included might be infected. Moreover, Peter's most reliable source "The Pirate Bay" was accused and 4 guys had been sent to jail 2 months ago. This restricts Peter going no where to download from file sharing method.How do peter keep continue using photoshop? Ohh yes, by extending the trial period. This would be the most safety and secure ways.

After searching across three languages and a dozen of websites and blogs. This is what Peter get. In a nutshell, extending Photoshop CS4 free trial can be done by registering a duplicated product serial number and mapping the adobe fault detection engine driver's IPs to your localhost.

The step by step procedure for window OS is shown as follows:

1. You can get photoshop cs4 window version here:

2. After 30 days trial was over, when notification dialog prompts up. Let's your PC or laptop goes offline.

3. Choose the registration a series numbers. Fill in one of these duplicated series numbers into the corresponding column and click Ok.

1330-1779-4488-2103-6954-0916
1330-1170-1002-7856-5023-0777
1330-1795-2880-5375-9721-5392
1330-1221-6824-4838-0308-6823
1330-1283-7461-4574-7002-2504

4. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts and open Hosts using notepad. If you are using Vista, the file should be opened as administrator. Fill in the all possible IPs and map them to your localhost (172.0.0.1).




127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com



5. Viola! save the file and reconnect your PC or laptop to the internet.

36 comments:

  1. Nice Blog! Am i the first to drop the comment? hehe...

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    1. wats ur # can you find me on facebook

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  3. how does this work on a mac?

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  4. Just follow the similar procedures. login as "root", use finder to search "/etc/hosts". then open and add on all IPs domain names with any text editor. Yes, you may use this duplicated SN (1330-0873-3707-7642-1546-6428), if those windows version SN don't work.

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  5. I cannot seem to find "/etc/hosts" on my Mac, do you know what area it would be in?

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    1. MACS DONT HAVE SYSTEM 32!

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  6. Sorry, Anonymous, but he means for Linux.

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  7. So this is working for people? Those numbers are still good?

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  8. thank u so much keep doing this nice job

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  9. it worked! thanks!

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  10. I wonder if this works for the master collection trial?

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  11. I tried to enter a serial number and even though I still have a week left, it says my product's expired. This is before I read this blog! Is there any way for me to undo what I did?

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  12. wow - thanks! I just needed to extend till CS5 comes out then I'll buy that - don't want to spend $$$ on CS4 for 1 month then pay for the upgrade cus i need it now...!

    worked perfect

    Thanks!

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  13. Does this work for CS5? or just CS4?

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  14. im using vista n i cant save da file!!
    how du open files as administrator?
    maybe thats what im doing wrong
    thanx!

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  15. Does this work for CS5? or just CS4?

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  16. is it applicable in adobe PS CS5?

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  17. cool thanks a lot :) It works well for CS4

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  18. Anyone get this to work on a Mac? I can't.

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  19. LooooL

    it works! :):):):):)

    thx the post :)

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  20. Hi, well be sensible, well-all described

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  21. can i use this for illustrator? cs4

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  22. works with cs5, google an used serial

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  23. How can I get it to work on a mac for cs5?

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  24. can you do this for dreamweaver??

    Thanks

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  25. hi, it wont let me add the stuff into the "host" file. it tells me i do not have permission, even though i am the computer's Administrator

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  26. Do you have anything for Photoshop and Flash CS6?

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  29. Hello, I seem to be having the same problem that Alex Kirwan is having.

    And quote:
    "hi, it wont let me add the stuff into the "host" file. it tells me i do not have permission, even though i am the computer's Administrator"

    Can anyone help us with this? I am the only user on my computer, I am completely sure I am administrator, all my other powers work and still work fine, this is a private computer, and I have never had any problems like this before on this PC. PLEASE REPLY! Thank you! ^.^

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    1. I was having the same problem In windows 8.1

      First, Click Windows key + "S"

      Then serch for notepad

      Right click and run as an administrator.

      Click yes is UAC asks for administrator permissions.

      Click file open Then navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\Hosts

      No results will show up... then look at the bottem right of the window and clcik the tab that says "Text Documents (*.txt) then select "All files" then you should see the hosts file! Then copy and paste the following hosts as the post explained!


      Hope this helped!!!

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  30. Hello,

    Unfortunately this is what I see.

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  31. I was wondering if this would work if I do it on 29th trial day ..rather than waiting for the trial days to end.

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  32. This still works...tons of thanks :)))))))))))))))))))))

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