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Fix iTunes Error 3194 while restoring iOS firmware

Fix iTunes Error 3194 while restoring iOS firmware
How to fix iTunes error 3194 while restoring either stock, or custom firmware/iOS on iPhone / iPad / iPad. iTunes error 3194 means iTunes failed to get SHSH blobs from Apple servers. So, if you run into Error 3194 from iTunes, you can temporarily fix 3194 error by pointing iTunes to Cydia’s SHSH server where you’ve SHSH blobs saved for that particular firmwares.

Fix iTunes Error 3194

Here’s how to resolve the iTunes Error 3194:

Windows:

  1. Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ and locate hosts file.
  2. Open and edit the hosts file in Notepad.
  3. Note: Win 7 and Vista users MUST run Notepad with admin privileges. Just right click on Notepad app and select Run as Administrator.
  4. Add “74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com” in bottom of the hosts file.
  5. Remove any other line that contains gs.apple.com
  6. Put the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch into DFU mode into DFU Mode and Try restoring it via iTunes again.

Mac OS X:

  1. Go to \etc\ directory and locate hosts file. Copy it on your desktop
  2. Open the hosts file in TextEdit.
  3. Add “74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com” in bottom of the hosts file.
  4. Remove any other line that contains gs.apple.com
  5. Put the iPhone/iPad/iPod touch into DFU mode into DFU Mode and Try restoring it via iTunes again.

Fix iTunes Error 3194 by edit hosts

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