3194 when updating to ios 5
Initially that’s not a problem, but it can trigger the error when i OS is later attempted to be updated to a new version, restored from a backup, or modified.
This applies to all versions of i Tunes on both Mac and Windows PC, here’s how to resole the error.Editing Your Hosts File Remotely Resetting Your i OS Device Community Q&A When you experience Error 3194 in i Tunes, you are not properly connecting to Apple's firmware signature verification server.This typically happens because you've jailbroken your device in the past and have changed the way i Tunes connects to the verification server. You can also perform a remote factory reset of your device to get it working again.You can also delete the IP’s and their associated domains, but that isn’t entirely necessary.For most users, the 3194 error is encountered because at some point in time, they used a jailbreak utility to modify their i OS device, and in that process of modification the jailbreak tweak modified the hosts file thereby blocking Apple’s servers.Apple’s support page for specific errors on i Tunes isn’t all that helpful.
For starters, Apple isn’t all that interested in people downgrading their i OS firmware.
But in some cases (like ours), it worked for an update too.
It’s mostly because we had a jailbroken i Phone that wasn’t restored to factory settings.
In more rare occurrences, Error 3194 can happen when there is an unrelated connectivity problem between the client and host server during an i OS upgrade or restore.
In those cases, usually attempting again in another minute or two will let the issue sort itself out and things will be working again as usual.
Or better yet, just let i Tunes or i OS update itself without trying to use the firmware files manually.