If you have been using iOS 4 on iPhone and if you have downgraded iOS4 to 3.1.3 then you might have encountered this Error 3194. This error is associated with firmware.
This error occurs when you have an unsigned firmware. This is because, Apple now signs the firmware and if your firmware has no authenticity then you are bound to get this error. However, getting back on the signed firmware might not solve this error.
So, how do you fix this error?
Solution to Error 3194
In order to fix the Error 3194 and enable the users to downgrade iOS 4 to 3.1.3, you need to follow the steps discussed below.
It is important to note that this solution is applicable to all the operating systems and any version you are using.
Now quickly follow these steps:
- First, you have to quit iTunes.
- In Mac OS X, search out for host file: /etc/hosts
- If you are using Windows OS,then locate c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
- Now using the administrator privileges open the host files.
- Now, at the bottom of the host file, you have to add the following line:
- 184.108.40.206 gs.apple.com
- Once you have done this, connect your iPhone to your computer or laptop.
- Plus, now launch the iTunes.
- Now put your iPhone in the Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) mode.
- In order to put the phone in DFU mode, first turn off the phone.
- Now hold the Home and Power button simultaneously for exactly 10 seconds.
- The computer should give you a beep sound and the screen would turn black and blank.
- Now you are in the DFU mode.
- Now use the normal Restore option in iTunes.
- After your upgrade is finished, you will have to remove “220.127.116.11 gs.apple.com” from your host files.
- This will update the iTunes properly.
- This is the IP address of signing server to associate with apple.com
This process is applicable to iPad and iPod as well.
So, now that you have learnt this process, you can be free from Error 3194.