iPhone 4s restore help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Enferno, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Enferno macrumors newbie

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    Hey everybody, my name is Enferno. I will get to the point;
    I have this iPhone 4s which my cousin gave me to restore. It is passcode protected. The thing is, she received this phone from her dad and her dad doesn't remember the passcode. Also, somehow, it shows the message "This iPhone has been lost. Please call me".
    So i googled how to restore it( as i don't own an iPhone or any IOS device ).
    1-First i tried some random passwords, but unfortunately it didn't work
    2-Then i watched some bypassing videos on YouTube but they didn't work either
    3-Then i tried connecting it(i don't have an iPhone cable, i connected it with my iPod cable) to iTunes and restoring it. I did it 3 times but it automatically disconnected itself.
    4-I then downloaded the IOS 7 Beta 1 version and restored it in DFU by clicking shift+restore button but after extraction it gave this message "The iPhone 'iPhone' could not be restored. An unknown error occurred(3194)"
    5-I even tried resetting the host files on my windows and disabling the antivirus but it showed the same message.
    P.S: I don't even know if it is jail broken or not. Does it matter?
    Now iam stuck, What should i do now? I hope this issue would be solved here, at least that's why I joined this forum.
    "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred(3194)" - See more at: http://www.pakgamers.com/forums/f118/iphone-4s-185326/index3.html#sthash.9J0tDTxN.dpuf
    "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred(3194)" - See more at: http://www.pakgamers.com/forums/f118/iphone-4s-185326/index3.html#sthash.9J0tDTxN.dpuf
    "The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred(3194)" - See more at: http://www.pakgamers.com/forums/f118/iphone-4s-185326/index3.html#sthash.9J0tDTxN.dpuf
     
  2. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    1) sounds like the phone is stolen. It doesn't just "somehow" show that message. The phone is stolen and the original owner is trying to get it back. That's a personal message from the owner of the phone that can only be done by the owner of the phone with the iCloud account.

    2) you can't restore beta software to a device that is not registered by a registered developer.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Sounds legit.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The phone is lost/stolen and probably has activation lock enabled. There is no bypass or workaround.
    iOS 7 beta software has expired and cannot be used. EDIT: if you meant the 7.1 Beta, as mentioned above, the phone needs to be registered in the Developer program to work.
     
  5. Enferno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is not stolen or lost. The phone it self belong to my cousins father, he bought it himself new. And about that message, it was sent by accident by his father.
    And the remaining, i have retored it and updated it to ios 7.0.4 so thank you any way.
    And mods please close this thread, the issue has been solved
     
  6. holycharms, Dec 31, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014

    holycharms macrumors newbie

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    Put it in DFU and then see if iTunes recognizes it.

    Plug device into computer via USB. Don't look at the device, concentrate on the counting. Hold home+power for 10 seconds, then release power but keep holding home for 12 more seconds. Screen should be black.

    How to restore iPhone from a backup

    I hope this helps you all.
     

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