Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Updating iPhone 4 to 4.3.3 with Error 3194

With the latest Jailbreakme 3.0 just out this morning you might be running into problem trying to update your iPhone to iOS 4.3.3.

If you're trying to update your iPhone 4 through iTunes and you're getting the error 3194.  Apple tells you to update to the latest iTunes but that will still fail.  There are a few things you can do to fix error 3194 while updating to 4.3.3 for your iPhone 4.

Option #1

First try this quick fix for error 3194.  Go to C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc and locate the “hosts” file.

Open it with NotePad and look for something that says "apple".  Put a # directly in front of the ones that have apple or iTunes in the name



Make sure there are no entries that has apple or iTunes, otherwise this fix will not work.  You do not need to reboot or reload iTunes, just run the update/restore again.

Option #2

Download TinyUmbrella from TinyUmbrella Website
Launch it the app.
Click on the “Advanced” tab.
Uncheck “Set Hosts to Cydia on Exit”
Click on “Apply Changes”
I'm not sure if this one is necessary but you can try to Reboot your PC/Mac.

Then now try to complete the update.

Just One More Issue to contend With

Once you get iOS 4.3.3 installed on your iPhone 4 without error 3194 and you'll have problem with the JailbreakMe 3.0.  When using the Jailbreakme 3.0 cydia will disappear during the installation.  Cydia will appear initially and then disappear before it has completed the install.  This might be a minor bug but the fix for this is to load up iTunes once more, do a restore on your phone (pain the butt, I KNOW!). Once the restore has been completed go back to again and install Cydia.  Hopefully Cydia will completely be installed without disappearing.  Now you're good to go!

Good luck and I hope this helps anyone that finds this because I've spent alot of time googling all of the individual problems and I've put them all together here to help anyone that runs into the same problems.

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