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I'm trying to restore my iP4 CDMA to 5.1.1, just to get rid of the jailbreak to do an OTA update to iOS6. I tried to do it, and when I do, it goes through "verifying restore with Apple" then it says "error: 3194" Im using an ipsw file, rather than a straight one from apple. can anyone help? I'm on 10.7 for iTunes, btw.

asked 05 Oct '12, 22:20

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closed 29 Apr '14, 12:27

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The question has been closed for being "Other" by theiphoneguy, 29 Apr '14, 12:27

You need to edit your host file to point at apples servers.

o help solve both errors, remove lines from your hosts file:

Mac OS X:

On your Mac, go to your “Applications” folder.
Now navigate to the “Utilities” folder.
Launch "Terminal".
Type "sudo nano /etc/hosts" (without quotes) and hit return.
Enter your password
Use the down arrow key to find the “” entries. Once the cursor is in front, make sure you comment out the line(s) by entering “#” in front of the text.
Save the file by pressing CONTROL+O.
Exit the nano editor by pressing CONTROL+X.
If iTunes is open, close and re-open it so that it uses the changed hosts file.
Restore your device.


Close iTunes
Start –> Programs –> Accessories
Run Notepad or WordPad (as administrator on windows 7)
Click “Open..” from File menu.
Browse to Windows/System32/drivers/etc
In "files of type:" select all documents
Open "hosts"
Either delete all line that has "", or add a "#" sign at the beginning of the line to comment it out
Hit Save
Reboot computer for changes to take effect.
Visit to verify that the hosts file is pointing to Apple and not Cydia.
Restore your device.

answered 05 Oct '12, 22:24

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i dont see it on the file. it says it's a sample. There isn't a line anywhere.

(05 Oct '12, 22:32) AlexiPhone123 AlexiPhone123's gravatar image

Is your ipsw called iPhone3,1_5.1.1_9B208_Restore.ipsw? If so, that's the wrong one. iPhone3,1 is the GSM version (with sim slot), you need iPhone3,3 the CDMA version. You may as well just hit Restore in iTunes and let it download iOS 6 if that's the case.

(05 Oct '12, 22:39) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

It says iPhone3,3_5.1.1_9B206_Restore. I made sure it was the right one. I dunno why this is this difficult. The host file in drivers is just a sample. and the other host file doesnt have the in it.

(05 Oct '12, 22:40) AlexiPhone123 AlexiPhone123's gravatar image

What do you see at

(05 Oct '12, 22:41) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

this is a copy/paste, so it might be hard to follow, but.

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(05 Oct '12, 22:43) AlexiPhone123 AlexiPhone123's gravatar image

You can't just restore to 5.1.1 without stitching blobs. Why don't you just click restore in iTunes and let it download the iOS 6 ipsw if iOS 6 is your destination?

(05 Oct '12, 22:50) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

I already had 5.1.1 downloaded, so I was trying to avoid waiting hours for it to download. I thought you could restore to your same OS though.

(05 Oct '12, 22:59) AlexiPhone123 AlexiPhone123's gravatar image

No, not without shsh's. Anyway, the OTA is about 600 megs, so it's not going to be quick. You probably have the shsh's anyway, run redsn0w -> Extras -> SHSH blobs -> Query. If nothing shows up, use Fetch to extract the blobs from the device.

(05 Oct '12, 23:09) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

use tiny umbrella and start tss server


answered 06 Oct '12, 10:53

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Apple is no longer signing 5.1.1, just restore to ios 6


answered 06 Oct '12, 10:57

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i am not able to find any ((( ))) named file in host file.

iphone 5 ios 7.0.4

want to restore 7.0.4 & using 7.0.4

please help !!! asap !!!


answered 29 Apr '14, 10:25

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You cannot restore an iPhone 5 to 7.0.4, only choice is 7.1.1 since that is the only firmware Apple is currently "signing" for your phone

This thread is 18 months out of date.

(29 Apr '14, 11:12) dhlizard dhlizard's gravatar image

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