1. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I know these fixes have been covered else where on the web and on this forum however they're very difficult to find and it can take hours to filter through all the rubbish.

    I am currently restoring my IPhone 3GS as I'm selling it due to receiving my 4S on Saturday.

    I have received 2 errors whilst trying to restore, 1 saying my network timed out and the other a 3194 error.

    The network time out error was easy to work around, there are direct download links to the IOS software on this website - iOS 5 Now Available [Download Links]

    Once downloaded plug in your IPhone, launch ITunes and put the phone into DFU mode by
    Turning it off
    Press and hold the home/on buttons together for at least 10 seconds.
    Let go of the on button
    Wait another 10 seconds, let go of the home button and you should receive a message in ITunes saying something along the lines of "IPhone found in recovery mode"

    Cancel any updates ITunes tries to do, hold shift and select update
    Choose the file from the location it was downloaded to and click open

    If all goes to plan it will install with no problems.


    One other issue I had when restoring the IPhone was the 3194 error.
    I navigated to the following folder - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
    Right clicked on hosts
    Deleted any IP lines pointing to gs.apple.com
    CTRL + S to save
    Saved as "All files" (not a txt or anything)
    Reloaded ITunes and restored my IPhone

    This worked a treat and the IPhone has restored with no problems.
    I hope this helps others out there with the same issues.
    Last edited by Ipilot4s; 10-18-2011 at 12:33 PM.
    10-17-2011 05:16 PM
  2. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    For those experiencing issues with 3200 errors can you try the first section of the post and message back advising if it's worked please.
    10-18-2011 12:24 PM
  3. akmolin's Avatar
    I believe the 3200 error and 3194 error has to do with contacting the Apple servers
    10-18-2011 01:15 PM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    You don't have to put the device in DFU if you download the ipsw directly...you can download it and place the file in:
    C:\Users\<Your_Username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Update\
    or
    C:\Users\<Your_Username>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Update\
    I don't remember which, I can check when I get home and look at my wifes computer.
    10-18-2011 01:15 PM
  5. Snownation's Avatar
    Or you just shift click and browse to it.
    10-18-2011 01:26 PM
  6. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    I believe the 3200 error and 3194 error has to do with contacting the Apple servers
    I had the 3194 error and it was solved by the instructions above, I'm not sure about whether any of the above fixes the 3200.
    10-18-2011 01:30 PM
  7. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    Or you just shift click and browse to it.
    Yep a much easier way than dragging the file to a direct iTunes folder.
    10-18-2011 01:31 PM
  8. chrisinvermont's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I know these fixes have been covered else where on the web and on this forum however they're very difficult to find and it can take hours to filter through all the rubbish.

    I am currently restoring my IPhone 3GS as I'm selling it due to receiving my 4S on Saturday.

    I have received 2 errors whilst trying to restore, 1 saying my network timed out and the other a 3194 error.

    The network time out error was easy to work around, there are direct download links to the IOS software on this website - iOS 5 Now Available [Download Links]

    Once downloaded plug in your IPhone, launch ITunes and put the phone into DFU mode by
    Turning it off
    Press and hold the home/on buttons together for at least 10 seconds.
    Let go of the on button
    Wait another 10 seconds, let go of the home button and you should receive a message in ITunes saying something along the lines of "IPhone found in recovery mode"

    Cancel any updates ITunes tries to do, hold shift and select update
    Choose the file from the location it was downloaded to and click open

    If all goes to plan it will install with no problems.


    One other issue I had when restoring the IPhone was the 3194 error.
    I navigated to the following folder - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
    Right clicked on hosts
    Deleted any IP lines pointing to gs.apple.com
    CTRL + S to save
    Saved as "All files" (not a txt or anything)
    Reloaded ITunes and restored my IPhone

    This worked a treat and the IPhone has restored with no problems.
    I hope this helps others out there with the same issues.
    Had a problem with my Ipad 1 with the 3194 error that I could not resolve. The host file did the trick!
    10-18-2011 06:11 PM
  9. Ipilot4s's Avatar
    Fantastic, glad to hear it!
    10-18-2011 06:45 PM
  10. ivanz's Avatar
    If the hosts file points to cydia server you get that error. You have to do what Ipilot4s says.
    10-19-2011 12:44 AM
  11. Peligro911's Avatar
    I just Changed the settings in tu and it fixed my host file for me
    10-19-2011 01:39 AM
  12. soulfulzeta's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I know these fixes have been covered else where on the web and on this forum however they're very difficult to find and it can take hours to filter through all the rubbish.

    I am currently restoring my IPhone 3GS as I'm selling it due to receiving my 4S on Saturday.

    I have received 2 errors whilst trying to restore, 1 saying my network timed out and the other a 3194 error.

    The network time out error was easy to work around, there are direct download links to the IOS software on this website - iOS 5 Now Available [Download Links]

    Once downloaded plug in your IPhone, launch ITunes and put the phone into DFU mode by
    Turning it off
    Press and hold the home/on buttons together for at least 10 seconds.
    Let go of the on button
    Wait another 10 seconds, let go of the home button and you should receive a message in ITunes saying something along the lines of "IPhone found in recovery mode"

    Cancel any updates ITunes tries to do, hold shift and select update
    Choose the file from the location it was downloaded to and click open

    If all goes to plan it will install with no problems.


    One other issue I had when restoring the IPhone was the 3194 error.
    I navigated to the following folder - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\
    Right clicked on hosts
    Deleted any IP lines pointing to gs.apple.com
    CTRL + S to save
    Saved as "All files" (not a txt or anything)
    Reloaded ITunes and restored my IPhone

    This worked a treat and the IPhone has restored with no problems.
    I hope this helps others out there with the same issues.
    You were so right!!! I've been trying to upgrade since 9am EST. Looked all over the net for ways to correct this error and it looks like it's finally upgrading! Thanks so much!
    10-23-2011 03:32 PM
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