Fix iTunes Error 3194

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Error 3194 commonly occurs when you're trying to update or restore and apple device and this error message appear: "The device could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build." This error is caused by an interrupted connection through the update/restore server.

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The following steps will show you how to recover your device from error 3194:

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Find the host file for your iTunes.
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    1. For Windows OS. go to C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/hosts.
    2. For MAC - it is in the file of /etc/
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  2. 2
    Open the file in a text editing software like Notepad or Wordpad.
    For Windows, be sure to open this with Admin Privileges.
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  3. 3
    When you see this text "74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com".
    Add a # sign before the text so it looks like this "#74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com"
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  4. 4
    Save the file, and then restart your computer.
    When the computer has restarted, turn off your Windows firewall.
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  5. 5
    Connect your Apple device to the computer and launch iTunes.
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  6. 6
    Try to update your Apple device again.
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Other iTunes error code and reason

Error -9843 - This happens when you are logged out of iTunes.

Error -9815 - Set Exact Date and reboot computer.

Error -9814 - Set Exact Date and reboot computer.

Error -9812 - Certificates, System Time, and reset internet connection.

Error -9808 - Computer system time is incorrect.

Error -9800 - Set Exact Date and reboot computer.

Error -5000 - App that has been downloaded that cannot be saved due to permissions of the Mobile application Folder.

Error -3259 - Connection timeout and retry.

Error -3198 - Error downloading and retry.

Error -50 - QuickTime issue, iTunes and storm video need to be reinstalled.

Error -35 - Downloading Songs that were purchased from iTunes.

Error -1 - Base band is not being updated using Redsn0w or TinyUmbrella.

Error 1 - Attempting to downgrade iOS version. Using Sn0wbreeze or PwnageTool

Error 2 - Ramdisk is corrupted or missing. Same situation might exist with ASR

Error 6 - Device not detected on the computer USB port. Use another USB port and reboot computer.

Error 9 - Kernel is rejecting ASR because it's not been signed properly. This happens after it has been. Resign once SHA has been changed.

Error 10 - Device cannot reboot. LLB is missing from IPSW.

Error 11 - Trying to update using a Custom Firmware. Using PwnageTool 2.1+.

Error 13 - Installing an iOS version of 4.1 Beta Firmware with iTunes on a Windows computer.

Error 14 - Customer Firmware Update fail. - Partition is too small in the Ramdisk

Error 17 - Device is no longer displaying Apple logo.

Error 18 - Media Library has been corrupted and cannot be updated nor modified.

Error 20 - Failed to downgrade from iOS 2.0 to 1.1.1 or 5 Beta to 4.3.3.

Error 21 - Customer Firmware restore fail using PwnageTool.

Error 23 - Cannot update and restore because of Hardware issues.

Error 26 - Incorrect or False version of NOR Flash Firmware.

Error 27 - When you are trying to flash an iOS5 to a 3G or 3GS phone.

Error 28 - Hardware issue. Dock connector issue on the phone. It is best to take the phone to iCenter near you.

Error 29 - Battery issue - needs to be replaced.

Error 31 - DFU Loop.

Error 34 - Disk space has insufficient space.

Error 37 - There is an issue with the Patch.

Error 40 - NAND Chip is dead. - There is a bug in sn0wbreeze 2.0.1.

Error 46 - Unknown error.

Error 1002 - Error when restoring from iTunes.

Error 1004 - Failed to match Baseband Nonce in memory to Nonce and returned to Baseband Firmware SHSH.

Error 1011 - Caused by recovery mode.

Error 1013 - Baseband is not updated on iPhone4.

Error 1014 - Due to downgrading the device's baseband.

Error 1015 - Error upon Downgrading iPad 3G version and iPhones.

Error 1050 - Invalid response from gs.apple.com.

Error 1394 - Device Crash in to DFU Mode.

Error 1413 - Device not detected by the USB port.

Error 1415 - Device not detected by the USB port.

Error 1417 - Device not detected by the USB port.

Error 1418 - Device not detected by the USB port.

Error 1428 - Device not detected by the USB port.

Error 1600 - Customer Firmware or CFW cannot be restored on the device in DFU mode.

Error 1601 - During Back up and restore.

Error 1602 - Reboot computer or reinstall system.

Error 1603 - False Kernel patch.

Error 1604 - Device was not owned. CFW cannot be restored.

Error 1611 - iTunes is trying to enter on Restore mode.

Error 1618 - Corrupt data in iTunes during the installation. iTunes needs to be reinstall.

Error 1619 - iTunes is not updated.

Error 1644 - IPSW was moved after preparing iTunes.

Error 1646 - iTunes is expecting the device to be in a different state.

Error 2001 - Bug on recognizing the iDevice in DFU mode.

Error 2002 - iTunes cannot connect. Due to another program running or it has been disconnected while in Apple Server Check.

Error 2003 - Connection issue, please check/change USB cord.

Error 2005 - Hardware issue. Reinstall USB drivers.

Error 2006 - Replace USB cord with a newer one.

Error 2009 - Local Network issue. Remove any of the following you have on the network. Hubs Spare Cables Switch Displays

Error 3002 - Timeout upon checking Apple Server. - Error upon trying to update with a local TSS.

Error 3004 - No internet connection detected.

Error 3014 - Bad or invalid Host file or no connection to Apple Server.

Error 3011 - Bad or invalid Host file or no connection to Apple Server.

Error 3123 - Problems with movie rentals.

Error 3191 - Problems with the Quick Time.

Error 3194 - Upon trying to install an older firmware - the Apple server prohibits the installation.

Error 3195 - Missing SHSH blob in the firmware.

Error 3200 - When trying to update a firmware.

Error 9008 - Error when trying to download.

Error 11222 - Security software has a conflict with iTunes - such as Anti-Virus.

Error 11556 - Occurs when you're trying to access a function or feature that is not available in your country.

Error 13019 - Error when syncing media.

Error 20000 - This error is due to a custom theme pack on a Windows computer. You need to use the default theme

Error 20008 - Mac with Tiny Umbrella that is running before the restoration of a firmware on an Apple TV.

Additional error codes for iTunes

  1. 1
    0xE800000F:
    Still Unknown error.
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  2. 2
    0xE8000001:
    Devices was unplugged for no reason and iTunes cannot detect the device. Try again.
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  3. 3
    0xE8000022:
    Firmware files has an error that you need to restore on your device.
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  4. 4
    0xE800003D:
    Problems with the permission. You need to update or fix the permissions error from your network carrier if it's a bundled phone.
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  5. 5
    0xE800006B:
    Device became unplugged and iTunes cannot detect the device's connection.
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  6. 6
    0xE8000065:
    Error on USB for using a custom firmware, Sn0wbreeze. Unplug and reboot the device and retry.
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  7. 7
    0xE8008001:
    Verification failed with the IPA signature.
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  8. 8
    0xE88000084:
    This is still an unknown error code.
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Questions and Answers

Error 3194 appeared because I updated to iOS 7 and want to go back to io6 on an iPhone 4?

How can I downgrade from ios7 to iOS 6?

Error 3194 occurs when iTunes is unable to communicate with the Apple update server. Please download the latest version of iTunes HERE. to fix that error. However, after fixing the error, you still won't be able to downgrade your iOS version from iOS 7 to iOS 6. Unfortunately, there is no way to revert back to iOS 6 after you've installed iOS 7 on your device.

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See more questions like this: Error 3194 iPhone 5S, when I try restore?

iOS 7.1 problems with downgrading to iOS 7.0.4?

I am trying to downgrade my iOS system after unknowingly upgrading my iPhone to iOS 7.1 and have lost some crucial benefits from the previous operating system. When I try to install iOS 7.0.4 I get error 17 and 3194.

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Downgrading is usually not allowed, especially if you are using the latest version of iPhone. You will keep on getting that error. In most cases, you will still be able to find the same benefits in the newer version of the operating system, you just have to explore further.

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Error 3194 pops up when the restoration is nearly over.

Recently, a friend asked me to restore his iPhone 4 which is at iOS 5.1.1 to the latest iOS 7.1.1. I have previously restored many iPhones and this one was no different. First, I tried to do the restore in normal state - error 3194 popped up after extraction was completed. The phone, I was told, had never been jailbroken. So I removed the cydia address from the host file and tried again. Again error 3194 came up. Finally I put the phone in DFU mode and started the restore. All went well in the first stage of software installation and verification, then it said installing iPhone firmware and the progress bar quickly reached the end. After a few seconds, came the notorious error 3194 showed up. I could have returned the phone to the owner but the original iOS 5.1.1 had been removed and the phone was in recovery mode and there were no blobs saved on cydia. I've tried many ways - including changing ports changing computers. I am stuck in recovery mode. Tell me, sir, could this be a hardware problem? Is there a solution you could suggest to either go back to the previous state or to perform the restore successfully? Thanks

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After 3194, I got 3004. Changing host does not help.

After 3194, I got 3004. Changing host does not help. Can you?

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I am currently in DFU mode. How do I get past error 3014?

My device is an iPad 2 model# A1395. I'm running iOS 7.1.1. Windows 7, 64bit. I recently tried a Pangu jailbreak (the first one), which was working fine, except I had problems with the Cydia file. When I tried to upgrade to iOS 7.1.2, I became stuck in recovery mode. I have edited my host file, but I should note that the apple lines in the host file were not present. In fact no reference to the apple server were in that file. However, using Windows website, I restored the host file to the original. Still no luck. I have tried the DFU mode, still no luck. Please help!

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Having trouble updating ipad2 from ios6 to ios7.

I downloaded an update file from another website, but iTunes keeps throwing this error. I am not sure if it's because Apple wants me to upgrade to 8 or not. Do you know if it's possible to still go from 6 to 7? Thanks!!! Jeff

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Hi. I have an iPod touch 5th running iOS 7.1.2 and I want to restore to iOS 7.1.2 again to wipe all data.

Can I do that?

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My iPhone 4S has been on its last leg since March.

I was hoping it would last until the next iPhone came out, because I didn't want the iPhone 5. I always wait till my current one crashes. I finally got my iPhone 6 and just activated it today.

Bottom line, my 4S is still a mess because I cannot restore the phone. I wanted my 6 years to use it for educational apps.

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iPhone 6 stuck in restore mode.

iPhone 6 overnight charge left iPhone 6 in restore mode and it doesn't restore and shows error 3194. Tried DFU. Tried Hosts changing dozen times. Tried Different Computers.

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How to navigate to /etc/ file on a Mac?

I'm having an issue locating the file location /etc/ on my Mac, in order to locate the specified file name that needs to be amended in order to rectify an iTunes error.

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I forgot my apple ID password.

Hi, after a restore, I forgot my apple ID password and the answer to the second question as well. I needed apple ID pass. Can you help me? Thanks a lot.

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How can I pass iCloud, I bought the phone and cannot access the person I bought it from.

Can I activate my phone and use it?

For new iOS versions, your iPhone use will be limited unless you contact your seller and ask him or her to unlock the smartphone.

  • Insert your SIM card. You need a WiFi network too.
  • Boot up the smartphone.
  • Go to the "Choose a WiFi Network" page.
  • Press the Home button.
  • Tap on "More WiFi Settings".
  • Tap on the exclamation mark next to the available WiFi network.
  • If you are connected to the network, tap on "Forget Network". Then, go back to "Choose a WiFi Network" page and press the Home button.
  • Select "Start over".
  • Tap on "DNS".
  • Type "104.154.51.7" for North America. Type "104.155.28.90" for Europe. Type "104.155.220.58" for Asia. Type "78.109.17.60" for other regions.
  • Tap "Back".
  • Tap on the network itself.
  • Enter a password, if you are asked to.
  • Tap on "Join".
  • You may need to tap on "Back" if you are redirected to a screen other than "Choose a WiFi Network". You will be redirected to the "Log in" page.
  • Tap on "Menu".
  • If you have an older iOS version, you can tap on "Applications". Then, tap on a "Crash" option, which will unlock the smartphone.
  • For newer iOS, you will have to use the smartphone from the menu.
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Hello error 1394 on restore iPad?

Error 1394 in iTunes during restore iPad

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