Hi everyone (got an account just for this), This will be quite lengthy. I decided to try out the iOS 7 beta (have a Verizon iPhone 5). After making a backup, I downloaded it and it installed fine, but only then did I realize I had stupidly gotten the GSM one instead of the CDMA, so I didn't get phone service. I downgraded back to iOS 6 only to find that my backup of all the data I had was for some reason not working. It said the phone's software was too old. This leads me to believe that my backup is somehow an iOS 7 file (not sure the technical term for it) even though I did it when I had iOS 6. After researching a bit it became clear that there is no easy way to get my data back while on iOS 6 so I naturally decided to get the right version of iOS 7. Just a side note here, I did try to restore a backup I had done a few months ago, but none of my contacts or photos came and my apps were freshly downloaded with no save data. I got the correct CDMA version of iOS 7 beta 5 and began downloading it. Here is where I hit the infamous error 3194 problem. I have done research on this and nothing I try works. Almost every solution involves going to the host folder and deleting anything relating to gs.apple.com. Only problem is, that doesn't exist for me. Either way, I can't save any changes to that host file for some reason even though I am the administrator. (Windows 7 PC) So right now I am just spending vast amounts of time trying to find a solution to this. Does anyone have one? Until I get back to iOS 7, my phone has nothing on it besides default apps. And even then I'm not completely sure I will get all my stuff back with all the save data and everything. I am sincerely hoping that if no solution comes up now, I can wait till iOS 7 is released fully and get my stuff back. Does someone know if it will work that way? Anyway, if anyone managed to understand all that and has a solution, please tell me. Would paying 5 bucks to register a UDID or whatever help? And yes I do understand that there were risks in getting the beta and everything, but I would still love my good ol' phone back Thank you ahead of time.