Hi im trying to restore my ios 4.33 to version 5.0 but everytime i try to do it i get error 3194. Ive tried everything, restore mode, dfu mode, the tiny umbrella method, hosts file... but nothing seems to work. please help me.
It basically just tells you to make sure you have the newest version of iTunes.
Somewhat non-intuitively, if you scroll back up to the very top of the page, there's more info on error 3194. Here's the text (there's no anchor link):
"This device is not eligible for the requested build: Also sometimes displayed as an "error 3194." If you receive this alert, update to the latest version of iTunes. Third-party security software or router security settings can also cause this issue. To resolve this, follow Troubleshooting security software issues.
Downgrading to a previous version of iOS is not supported. If you have installed software to perform unauthorized modifications to your iOS device, that software may have redirected connections to the update server (gs.apple.com) within the Hosts file. First you must uninstall the unauthorized modification software from the computer, then edit out the "gs.apple.com" redirect from the hosts file, and then restart the computer for the host file changes to take affect. For steps to edit the Hosts file and allow iTunes to communicate with the update server, see iTunes: Troubleshooting iTunes Store on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPodfollow steps under the heading Blocked by configuration (Mac OS X / Windows) > Rebuild network information > The hosts file may also be blocking the iTunes Store. If you do not uninstall the unauthorized modification software prior to editing the hosts file, that software may automatically modify the hosts file again on restart. Also, using an older or modified .ipsw file can cause this issue. Try moving the current .ipsw file, or try restoring in a new user to ensure that iTunes downloads a new .ipsw."
I've tried iReb as well as other DFU programs as well as creating a custom IPSW using Sn0wbreeze. Yes, I have the latest iTunes (10.6) I can't seem to get rid of this "Error 3194" it's driving me nuts! Thank you for all your reply btw.