Cant update my old iphone 3g to newer S/W. Please Help!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by onesicktexan, May 12, 2011.

  1. onesicktexan macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I lost my iphone 4 and pulled out my old 3g which is on 3.1.3. I cant use alot of apps though so I need to update to newer Software, But when I restore to 4.2.1 in Itunes I get error code 3194. Ive been reading for hours and still cant find an answer. I dont care about preserving my baseband and all that jazz...just want to be on the newer software. What do I do? Ive tried putting it in DFU mode to restore but same error code 3194. Plzz help, thanks in advance!
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    What does the error code say when you googled it?
     
  3. HackerJL macrumors regular

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    Check your hosts file to see if there is an entry for gs.apple.com
     
  4. onesicktexan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is what the bottom of my Host File looks like...

    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You should verify this with a search, but you'll need another hash mark in front of the 74.208.10.249. The hash mark acts as an "ignore me" message.
     
  6. onesicktexan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey thanks that worked. I appreciate your help!
     
  7. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    Glad it worked. I use TU to deal with my host file, instead of manually doing it. However, I guess some of the manual stuff has finally sunk in.:eek:
     

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