error 3194 when restoring iPad iphone Fix

Error 3194 is an iTunes error that you may get when trying to install a firmware to your iPad, iPhone or iPod. This error indicates  one of the following issues:

  • You are unable to connect to iTunes server.
  • You can connect to the server, but the ipsw version you are trying to install is not the latest version provided by apple.
  • You (or a third part software)  have  modified the hosts file in your PC to redirect apple server requests to the Cydia server. Which does not have SHSH blobs for the version you are trying to downgrade to.

If you are trying to upgrade, then you must have point to apple, otherwise you will get error 3194.

If you are trying to downgrade, you must have it point to cydia server, AND have SHSH blobs saved there (you must had  version you are trying to downgrade to jailbroken, and opened Cydia on it). another option is to have these SHSH blobs saved on computer using tiny Umbrella. ipad error 3194

To find out if you have one of the first two problems. open your browser and try going to You should get a 404 page inside, if you find yourself in Cydia then you will have to navigate to c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ and open the file called hosts. look for entries containing

Disable them with a hash if you need to connect to apple.


Another solution you may do is to use tiny umbrella, it WILL make error 3194 go away, but it may lead to a bad restore (black screen) after the restore is completed in case it didn’t have the correct SHSH blobs.


iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Wifi scan problem. Fix it!

I had this old iPhone 2G running on 3.1.3, jailbroken and unlocked. it was working fine but at some point wifi just stopped  functioning, it does not detect networks, and pops a message that it can’t  scan for wireless networks when you try to manually specify an SSiD.

Driven by the assumption that it was working fine before, I went and made a backup for it, downloaded a stock ipsw, and modified it with pwnage tools for MAC.

The sad thing is that wifi was still not working when I was done, and to sweeten my misery, stupid iTunes went and replaced that backup I made before the retore with a backup of the freshly restored device. babies cried hard that night, it was a sad sad night. I will write later on how I got “some” of my data back.

So back to the matter on hand. I’m with a wirelessless (no typo here 🙂 ) iPhone, not even installous to restore my old ipa apps.

I read at some websites that installing Push Fix, may solve the wifi issue. but with no Wifi and an expensive data plan that was a little tricky.

After some hours of struggling around deserted old furms and dead file sharing links I found my solution and it is called “Cyder”

Well, cyder will communicate with cydia on your iphone, and allow you to download cydia apps on your PC and place them in the Cydia auto install directory, where they will be installed when the iphone is rebooted.

first download Cyder, I have eased your suffering by updating QTCF.DLL inside cyder, and included i-fun-box which you may also find useful

Next, make sure that cyder is connected to your iphone (read the note in the status bar of cyder) and load cydia sources from the iphone to cyder then add the source

search for the package Push fix then right click it and install it with its dependencies, go to the download tab and start all downloads.

there is also another package called “Wifi Fix” inside the same source above, downlod it with it’s dependencies too, you can use it. You can also use use cyder to download the Cydia installer (update cydia), SBSettings, Installous, Winterboard.

Copy all files from Cyder cache to Cydia Autoinstall folder by dragging them within cyder. and restart the iphone.

once the iphone is started, DO NOT TRY ANYTHING YET, cydia is still working in the background installing all the stuff you requested, give it around 5 mintes, just to be sure. then try turning WIFI on. it should detect the networks now (Hurray) IF Safari claims that you are not connected to the internet, just retart the iphone. It worked then in my case.


Don’t be fooled into thinking that it is over. Wifi may still stop functioning again for some reason, it it does, just reinstall Push fix as you did now, and it should come back. I’ll update if I find a permanent fix for it.

iTunes 10.x Freezes when connecting iPhones. Fix it!

After upgrading to iTunes 10 and 10.2 I noticed that iTunes tends to freeze or hang as soon as I plug my iphone, it will resume working as soon as you unplug the USB connection. Or minutes after the device is connected, but it wouldn’t detect the device.

At first I thought it was a power issue, but then I realized that other software like i-fun-box works just fine.

After some digging I discovered that my “Kaspersky Antivirus” was conflicting with itunes in some way causing it to freeze. closing Kaspersky completely before connecting the device solved the problem for me.

Try closing any antivirus or security software you have, it may solve the issue