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I tried updating my ipad mini to ios 6.1 via iTunes. I keep getting error code 3194. Any ideas on how to fix it?

asked 02 Feb '13, 15:02

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Fixed the issue. i went into the host files and removed "74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com" AND "gs.apple.com" from everything, restarted itunes, and it updated perfectly. Thanks for your help though!

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answered 02 Feb '13, 17:35

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Fix iTunes Error 3194 During iOS Update

You’re just trying to update / upgrade the firmware but iTunes keeps throwing up this error. In most cases, it’s because of a simple problem with the hosts file. Here’s how to fix it:

For Windows, navigate to C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc/ and find the file that’s named “hosts” For Mac, the file is in /etc/ Open the file in Notepad (or any other text editing software) (for Windows users, open this with Administrator Privileges) You’ll mostly have this line at the bottom of the file: 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com Either comment this line out by typing a single ‘#’ (without the quotes) in front of the line (before 74) or remove the line entirely. Now, save the hosts file and then try updating your iPhone through iTunes. In most cases, the error shouldn’t pop up now. Again, if you’re lucky, this should work. To me, this method never worked but then, I had my iPhone jailbroken too many times. So that’s when TinyUmbrella comes to the rescue.

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answered 02 Feb '13, 15:08

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I've tried that. No luck on it working :(

(02 Feb '13, 15:10) Deanj502 Deanj502's gravatar image

Update it from your ipad mini, then restore it with itunes.. it might work

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answered 02 Feb '13, 15:17

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you are doing this for the evasi0n jailbreak right?

(02 Feb '13, 15:24) sukhbirgill sukhbirgill's gravatar image

yes, im doing it for the evasi0n jailbreak, thats why im a bit hesitant to update it ota

(02 Feb '13, 15:29) Deanj502 Deanj502's gravatar image

it is okay just update with ota first then restore it with itunes.. or try a different computer!

(02 Feb '13, 16:03) sukhbirgill sukhbirgill's gravatar image
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