3194 when updating to ios
If you experience the error on your i OS device, here’s how you can quickly resolve it so that i Tunes will function with the restore or i OS update as intended.
This applies to all versions of i Tunes on both Mac and Windows PC, here’s how to resole the error.
If you know you’re using the proper i Tunes and i OS version and you’re familiar with editing a hosts file, just throw # in front of the “74.2 gs.apple.com” entry and you’ll be good to go.
If you have no idea what that means, read on and it’ll be explained easily.
If you do not have SHSH blobs saved on Saurik's server and Apple has stopped signing ECID for the firmware to which you want to downgrade, in this case you CAN NOT downgrade firmware on your i Device EVER.
There’s two ways to fix this, the first is the easiest: Easy: Using Tiny Umbrella Tiny Umbrella prevents you from having to use the Terminal to edit system files, instead you can just launch the app and quit it.
If you run into Error 3194 within i Tunes when you are trying to restore your i Phone, i Pad, or i Pod touch, you can fix it by temporarily blocking Apple’s firmware signing services.
Error 3194 seems to usually be triggered when unsigned or expired firmware is used, often during an i OS downgrade or upgrade, or even during some restores.
To proceed with the recovery, nothing special needs to be prepared.
Just get your frozen/disabled i Phone/i Pad/i Pod plugged into PC and follow the notices in a few clicks.