1. jamespakele's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 3G that I just found which was lost for a while. It currently has iOS 4.1, I, for obvious reasons, want to install Find My iPhone which requires 4.2. I start up iTunes and try to upgrade to 4.2.2 and it gives me a 3194 error.

    The iPhone was never jailbroken, and I do not have the SHSH Blobs or whatever.

    The 3G cannot be upgraded to 4.3, so now what???
    05-07-2011 04:07 PM
  2. maxburn's Avatar
    I think that phone has a permanent downgrade option to something like 3.1.3, should look into that. I haven't had one but people talk like the phone is so much faster and usable on 3.x.

    Anyway I am not sure where the firmware left off with the 3G but apple should still be signing it. Make sure your hosts file is cleared out so itunes can reach apple.
    05-07-2011 04:27 PM
  3. jamespakele's Avatar
    I need/want 4.2 on the phone so that I can install Find My iPhone... this phone belongs to my three year old... yes my three year old, who puts it in weird places... which is why it was missing for so long...
    05-07-2011 04:32 PM
  4. rosser's Avatar
    Lol. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think the 3G only goes up to 4.2.1

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
    05-07-2011 04:44 PM
  5. jamespakele's Avatar
    Yeah, ok, 4.2.1 then... Whatever version it tries to install when I start up iTunes, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, whatever.... I click upgrade and it doesn't complete with an error of 3194 and how do I fix it?
    05-07-2011 05:02 PM
  6. iPhoneGleek's Avatar
    The find my iphone feauture is only usable for newer iphone models, ipod touches and ipads. At least i thought so..
    05-07-2011 06:37 PM
  7. maxburn's Avatar
    Again I think you need to clear your hosts file. I googled it and first couple pages were that.
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    05-07-2011 08:07 PM
  8. Andiena91's Avatar
    i got My firts 3GS i guess It unlocked by US carrier, The question is, If im going to Upgrade Into 4.2 or 4.3 because my Phone still 4.1 right now.

    Does a Iphone get locked back? or it will work smoothly
    Bc My Friend's was Doing factory setting, and The iphone get locked ( stay in Standby mode on, Apple Screen Pup up)
    05-07-2011 08:32 PM
  9. jamespakele's Avatar
    Thanks to MaxBurn... I commented out the entries in the hosts file and it worked like a charm!!!
    05-07-2011 08:33 PM
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