HOW TO : Fix iTunes Error Code 3194

On May 10, 2011, in iTunes Errors, by Farbod3f

It seems like some iPhone users are having trouble when restoring their device to either stock, or custom iOS 4.3.3 firmware.Turns out, if you have changed your system’s host file to point to Cydia’s SHSH caching server (possibly for downgrading purposes), you wont be able to restore/update to iOS 4.3.3. iTunes throws Error 3194.

itunes Error 3194


The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194). There is two simple solution.

  1. Download TinyUmbrella
  2. Launch it.
  3. Click on the “Advanced” tab.
  4. Uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit”
  5. Click on “Apply Changes”
  6. Reboot your PC/Mac.

 

OR

 

  1. Quit iTunes
  2. Locate your hosts file, in Mac OS X this is /etc/hosts and in Windows this is c:windowssystem32driversetchosts
  3. Open the hosts file with Administrator privileges
  4. Remove the following all lines include “ gs.apple.com “
  5. Save and exit
  6. Reboot PC or Mac and try restore again

 

 

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89 Responses to “HOW TO : Fix iTunes Error Code 3194”

  1. 1stblogger says:

    You need to put your idevice in DFU Mode and your idevice must be contected to your computer.

  2. haz says:

    it doesn’t work for me. i mean everything i do is ok but when i reboot my computer nothing changes in hosts. maybe i should change it myself (manually)?

  3. sittu says:

    work 100%

  4. Amit Gaur says:

    I tried everything, host file changed but still failed to restore/upgrade 4.2.1

  5. Austin says:

    Send me the jailbreaker

  6. fahd Hafeez says:

    Hey All

    Just a Query over here … I have recently bought an iphone4G with ios 4.1 Baseband 20.10.04 and jailbroke it with limera1n then installed Cydia , then restarted the phone and opened cydia it asked me to update cydia and since I updated it Cydia is giving issues “ Malformed line 3 in source list /etc/apt/soiurces.list.d/cydia.list (dist parse ) “ and then there are no sources in cydia, I tried to add sources manually but it fails.

    I tried to restore my iphone to original ios 4.1 with itunes it gives error “The iphone cannot be restored an Unknown Error 3194 has occoured” , I used tinnyumbrella to change the set host to cydia option it gave same error.

    Even tried to restore by DFU mode but it gave the same error “ The iphone cannot be restored an Unknown Error 3194 has occoured”.

    Then I tried to use redsn0w_win_0.9.6b2 but in using this all process goes fine but the uploading Ram disk gets stuk at 25% or 50% and does not move. I am able to use my phone but cant use cydia.

    Even I tried to jailbreak again with limera1n and the process completes but my phone when powered on has no change and the cydia issue remains.

    Iam using gevey sim for unlocking and using it pn my carrier.

    Need ur expert advice where iam going wrong and what to do ?? Please help !!!

  7. Farbod.3f says:

    hey you can not restore to iOS older than 4.3.5 if you have not SHSH ,
    i dont realy know what you do
    but the only chanse for having untethered jailbreak is iFaith if your device steel have iOS 4.1 ,

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  9. bik says:

    hey ,,i got the same problem ,The iphone :”iphone” could not be restored . and i download the tiny umbrella ,but i got scan only , how to get the advance tab?

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    i cant find the apply changes button ?!!
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