Fix Error 3194 on IOS 5.0.1

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.

Error 3194

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.

c: windows/systems32/drivers/etc/(HOST)

(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: # # # source server # # x client host

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


20 comments on “Fix Error 3194 on IOS 5.0.1

  1. itunes still giving me error 3194. tried both and currently using iOS 5.0.

  2. ERROR !!!
    Apple change IP (ping if you want)
    Now work this IP (or delete row with

  3. mine doesnt have

    instead it has
    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # localhost
    # ::1 localhost

    i tired deleting it but it didnt help so i put it back idk what to do

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