Took me 2 hours and 30 mins to fix error 3194 on iPhone 4 running 5.0.1. Tried so many tricks found via google but none of them worked until i changed the host file.
Tried tiny umbrella, iReb and redsnow (just boot) just to kick me out of apple logo. I was stuck with apple logo and whenever i tried restoring to FW for IOS 5.0.1, i get 3194 error. I was about to give up and submit to the idea that i’m losing my only phone. I was already thinking of a back up phone to use in the morning when i get to my usual working day.
Here’s the step, Sharing the steps i followed to fix 3194 ( realized how easy it was ).
(1) Search for the host file.
(2) Open the file. ( Either you right click and use open with or whatever trick)
(3) Ctrl + A then paste this:
# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.# # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP for Windows. # # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name. # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one # space. # # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual # lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol. # # For example: # # 22.214.171.124 rhino.acme.com # source server # 126.96.36.199 x.acme.com # x client host 188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com
This will replace everything in your host file. Don’t worry about the format. It won’t matter.
It did the trick and made my day. Whew. I thought i would lose my iDevice or at least won’t be using it for a long time. If you have issues with the steps above, you can send me a tweet http://www.twitter.com/toto_antonio.