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What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

Whenever you restore a stock or custom IPSW of any firmware on your iDevice, iTunes request Apple servers to sign the IPSW with the ECID (Exclusive Chip ID) of your iDevice which is called SHSH Blob. As soon as new firmware gets released, Apple stops signing your ECID for old firmwares which result in iTunes 3194 error.

TinyUmbrella SHSH What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?
Saurik, who happens to the be creator of Cydia managed to create a workaround which can trick iTunes to get SHSH blobs from Cydia server instead of requesting them from Apple servers. Unlike Apple servers, Cydia or Saurik's server signs the IPSW with ECID of your iDevice even when Apple releases new firmware. Unfortunately, Saurik's server do not saves SHSH blobs for any iDevice until it is requested to do so. If you do not have SHSH blobs saved on Saurik's server and Apple has stopped signing ECID for the firmware to which you want to downgrade, in this case you CAN NOT downgrade firmware on your iDevice EVER.

iTunes Error 3194 What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?
If you have already saved SHSH blobs for the firmware to which you want to downgrade and you are still getting 3194 error then it means iTunes is unable to connect to Cydia server. To fix this issue, you can use the following two methods:

Get SHSH Blobs Using TinyUmbrella:

  1. Download TinyUmbrella for Windows or Mac OS X from here
  2. Connect your iDevice to your PC or Mac via USB cable.
  3. TinyUmbrella Save SHSH Blobs What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

  4. Launch TinyUmbrella and click on Save SHSH button. Wait while TinyUmbrella downloads your SHSH blobs from Cydia server to your hard-disk drive.
  5. TinyUmbrella SHSH Blobs Saved What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

  6. Once saved, switch to the LOG tab and click on Start TSS Server button. Make sure iTunes is closed at this time.
  7. TinyUmbrella TSS Server1 What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

  8. If you see the following two lines at the end of your LOG, it means TSS server has started successfully.
  9. TSS Server Started!

    TSS Accepting connections...

  10. Now open http://gs.apple.com in your default browser and see if it redirects you to Cydia homepage instead of opening Apple website.
  11. Thats it. Launch iTunes and restore the stock or custom IPSW using SHIFT+Restore combo on Windows and ALT+Restore combo on Mac.

Get SHSH Blobs by Editing HOSTS File:

Instead of using TinyUmbrella, you can use Windows or Mac HOSTS file to redirect iTunes to Cydia server. To edit HOSTS file on Windows or Mac, you must have full administrator privileges.

Edit HOSTS File on Windows:

  1. Open Notepad. Go to File -> Open... or press Ctrl+O. Now navigate to the following location and open HOSTS file in ETC directory.
  2. C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    Windows HOSTS File Unedited What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

  3. Now add the following line to the end of HOSTS file and close the Notepad window. Do not forget to Save the HOSTS file before closing the Notepad window.
  4. 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com

    Windows HOSTS File Edited What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

Edit HOSTS File on Mac:

  1. Click Go -> Go to Folder and then enter path /etc
  2. Mac HOSTS File Path What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

  3. Now open HOSTS file with TextEdit and add the following line with at the end of the file as shown in the screenshot below.
  4. 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com

    Mac HOSTS File Edited What iTunes Error 3194 Mean & How to Fix it while Downgrading Firmware?

Once you have edited the HOSTS file successfully, launch iTunes and restore the stock or custom IPSW. Hopefully, you shouldn't encounter the 3194 iTunes error while restoring the firmware.

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    sam4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello (iTunes restore 3194 error and/or gettomg EXE4J_JAVA_HOME new variable value;I have an iPhone 4 MC319LL(ATNT), i run iOS 4.3.5, I use a Lenovo T410s run Windows Prof 7.  I use iTunes 11.2.  I entered the exact line in the HOSTS file- with admin privs, and saved. I started iphone up in DFU. In iTunes, I pressed left shift and selected restore, opened up file of what I’d like to downgrade to: “iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw”.  iTunes gave me 3194 Hello to anyone who can help with iTunes restore 3194 and/or Tiny Umbrella NO JVM Found re:EXE4J_JAVA_HOME”;I have an iPhone 4 MC319LL(ATNT), i run iOS 4.3.5, I use a Lenovo T410s run Windows Prof 7.  I use iTunes 11.2.  I entered the exact line in the HOSTS file- with admin privs, and saved. I started iphone up in DFU. In iTunes, I pressed left shift and selected restore, opened up file of what I’d like to downgrade to: “iPhone3,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw”.  iTunes gave me 3194 error.I tried TU, it gives me this “NO JVM found (3194)” error . I tried to work on TU, following the directions found here: http://jaxov.com/wiki/how-to-fix-tinyumbrella-error-no-jvm-could-be-found/:When I ended up at Option 3, (Environmental Variables?System Variables>New) I put variable name “EXE4J_JAVA_HOME”, The directions say **note that the value is the path you got when searched for the java.exe file.**I put asteriks around the part that I especially don’t understand. Should I be entering something in the value field ?  I tried to enter “C:\Windows\System32″ for poops sake, as I don’t know  what this means; there were 3 extensions I was supposed to delete (javaw.exe, java.exe and jawaws.ex) they weren’t in System32 anyways;Also, I’m not sure what JAVA is or what it means to download the latest JAVA version, or if I’m barking up the right tree,  but I downloaded Java 6. Still no success with itunes iphone restore or TU.

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    jim9 months, 3 weeks ago

    it wont let me run tinyumbrella. what shoud i do

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    brandon11 months ago

    i cant save shsh help

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    Alex1 year ago

    Hi, i have an ipod touch 4th generation. My screen is blinking the apple logo..Ive tried restoring it with itunes on recovery mode.. but i get the error 3194..I’ve done the steps on editing the hosts file and yet nothing..what could i do… Plz help its my daughters ipod.. :)THX

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    Nikos1 year, 6 months ago

    I have a 3gs I am trying to upgrade to ios6 but keep getting error 3194. What can I do?

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    Sambo1291 year, 9 months ago

    I have an iphone 4S.
    It is in an apple logo loop. After holding down the Home button i was able to get to the connect to itunes logo.
    I am trying to restore with Itunes but each time do this (after 3 hours) it goes back to the apple loop. Also, during the restore process the apple logo keeps coming on then going off. Is this normal?

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      Daniel1 year ago

      If you have TinyUmbrella or Redsn0w you can exit recovery loop!

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    Kay2 years ago

    hi i tried restoring my iphone 4 but keep getting error (11). how do i resolve this please. (my phone was not in DFU mode though)

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    Maxsidhu2 years, 1 month ago

    Dear pramod, i Jailbroke my IOS 4.2.1 on my iphone 3g few days ago using tethered redsnow. while i tried to restore it using itunes, the phone was unable to complete the restoration process (the status bar does not progress after half the way). i tried ur above tutorial, but the log window of the tinyumberella shows that iphone is disconnected after the start of restoration process using itunes. help please
     

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    Vishnu2 years, 5 months ago

    It’s iPhone 3gs with ipad baseband. I had 4.3.3 which I tried to jailbreak and unlock and messed up somewhere. I rstored it with snowbreezecustome 4.3.3 and it boots teethered with redsnow but goes to recovery as soon as it is unhooked without 4.3.3 SHSH. To fix this recovery loop I want to go to the firmware for which I have SHSH i.e. 4.1, 4.3.5 or 5 GM.

    Please suggest if I should go up to 4.3.5, 5 or downgrade to 4.1.

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      I believe that’s your call to make. Make sure that your aware of the JB options avail for each of those iOS versions & you can’t restore to iOS 5 GM anymore.

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    Vishnu2 years, 5 months ago

    I want to go to 4.3.5 as my phone is stuck in recovery loop as soon as it is unhooked due to non availability of 4.3.3 SHSH. I have 4.3.5 SHSH and 4.1 SHSH. Since I am windows user, I do not have a tool to create a custom 4.3.5.

    I do not want to downgrading to 4.1 as it might cause some other issues.

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      There isn’t any tool that can create a custom 4.3.5 IPSW. What are your iPhone model / BB / iOS config details?

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    Vishnu2 years, 5 months ago

    I want to upgrade iPhone 3gs 4.3.3 with ipad baseband to custom 4.3.5 and retain my unlock. How can I create custom 4.3.5 firmware? I have SHSH for 4.1, 4.3.5 and 5 but not for 4.3.3.

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      I prefer you don’t update to iOS 4.3.5 because it has nothing new in it when compared to 4.3.3. Also, its still a tethered JB unlike 4.3.3 which is untethered.

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    Antun2 years, 5 months ago

    Hey!

    I have an iPhone in wich i use a Gevey SIM card beacause it’s looked to a different operater. Now i’ve updated my iPhone to ios 5 and the gevey does’nt work. So what i’m trying to do now is to downgrade the iPhone to a lower version and i’ve tried 4.1, 4.3 and 4.3.5. I allways get the same ERROR 3194!

    I’ve tried changing the hosts file and i still get the same error.

    Is it eaven possible to downgrade it now?

    I’ll appreciat any help. Thank you!

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      By updating to iOS 5, you have killed the Gevey unlock. Currently, there is no way for you to unlock your iP4 & so trying to downgrade your iOS will not help either. You will need to wait until an unlock is out for the 04.11.08+ BB version. :(

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    Helen Thompson2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi, i am on an iphone 3gs woth ios 4.1 and baseband 6.15. Is there a way i can update to ios 5 while still preserving my unlock? I know i need a custom ipsw but dont know if its possible

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      Yes you can do so by restoring your device using a custom IPSW created by either Redsn0w / Sn0wbreeze.

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    bss2 years, 5 months ago

    i can´t get out of black screan recovery mode, i can´t see even the loop logo, help

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      Read the post once again. It explains why.

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    bora2 years, 5 months ago

    thx, i read it already, that was my fault…!!! to be honest i have no idea to fix it…!!! and i don wanna return it back to apple. do u have any recommendations for me to do next ???? it works if i restore in to 4.3.5??

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      Nope. Only restoring to iOS 5 will help.

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    Omar2 years, 5 months ago

    Hi, i was trying to upgrade my iphone 4 from ios 4.1 to 4.3.3 It got stucked on DFU mode and according to what I’ve read it seems it’s because I did not save any SSH (shame on me I wasn’t aware of that). Now my device is stucked on a black screen (DFU mode) and can’t get it out of it… Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    bora2 years, 5 months ago

    hello, now my ipod touch is stuck in PWNED DFU, first of all, i would like to restore it to 4.3.3, actually iTunes shown me the message error 3194 then i used TN to help then iTunes shown up again error 1600, next i used redsn0w to put my iDervice in PWNED DFU mode, then i could restore it completely, but my iPod touch won’t show anything after restored..even Apple boot logo !! And i though it is working bcos i could use Voice Control and heard the disconnection beep when connected to iTunes, but iTunes said my ipod is in recovery mode..!!! I really don know how to fix it,,, pls help me !!! it belongs to my girlfriend..!!! i wanna make her happy..! :’(

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      Pramod2 years, 5 months ago

      I guess you used TU to force install your iOS onto your iPT w/o using any SHSH saved for your device. It is not possible to restore your device w/o a valid SHSH. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX.

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    abreham2 years, 6 months ago

    Pls help me after i downgraded my iphone to 4.3.3 it wont start it doesnt even show the apple logo anymore pls help.

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Its all about having valid SHSH blobs saved for your device / iOS. You might want to read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX first & understand why it happens.

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    MatMotor2 years, 6 months ago

    4.3.3 no more untethered even u downgrade with/without custom ipsw ur iphone will be in DFU mode n u need boot tethered … totally waste of time doing it btw just wait new JB released.

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      DFU loop happens when you restore your device w/o having any valid SHSH blobs saved for your device / iOS & even then use TU to force install the same. The type of IPSW is not at fault here, but its the need for a valid SHSH blob.

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    joellee2 years, 6 months ago

    hi, is it possible to downgrade iphone 4 from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 and performing untethered jailbreak?

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Yes, but ONLY if you have the necessary 4.3.3 SHSH saved for your device on Cydia / TU.

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    Helen Thompson2 years, 6 months ago

    Will stick on the 4.1 in that case, thank you for all your replies :-)

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    Helen Thompson2 years, 6 months ago

    So if i upgrade to a custom 4.3.5 will i lose my unlock and can i jailbreak untethered? Thank you for your help :-)

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      No, iOS 4.3.5 is still tethered. As of now, iOS 4.1 is your best untethered option.

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    Helen Thompson2 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you for reply, i fiinally got my phone working on a custom 4.1 by following your advice so thank you. I have tried to restore on 4.3.5 but still get the 1394 error, so does that mean i am now stuck on 4.1? I have lost all my data as my back up would not work

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Awesome !! Glad that I could get it working.
      In terms of data, Yes, everything is lost. Infact, it got erased from your device the first time you had tried the restore from iTunes. Ofcourse you can very well update to the latest version of iOS, but ONLY if a custom IPSW is available for the same & NOT stock. Make sure that you save your SHSH blobs in future to stay safe.

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    Ole2 years, 6 months ago

    in deep trouble: I have an Iphone 4, after receiving the usual offer of “upgrading to latest SW” when connecting to iTunes I got stuck with Error 9, now tried a thousand things (including FixRecovery43)and now ending up with error 3194 when clicking “yes” to the iTunes recovery suggestion. Working on a Windows 7 PC, which I am not familiar with at all.

    I have to et this phone to work again – it’s an important tool for me and I feel completely lost…. pls help ;-)

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      Pramod2 years, 6 months ago

      Do / did you rely on an unlock for your iP4? Do you have any SHSH saved for your device / iOS?

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    helen thompson2 years, 7 months ago

    My iphone is 3gs with 6.15 baseband running 4.3.3, but bricked during redsnow jailbreak. i have not saved shsh blobs, tried to restore in itunes 4.3.5, it would not allow. I have tried ireb, used custom ipsw 4.3 made with snowbreeze and changed hosts file to 74.208.105.171 etc, but i still keep getting error 1394, is this fixable? please help

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      If you do not have the SHSH, then there is no point in restoring to any of the earlier versions other than the current iOS 4.3.5. Restore to a custom iOS 4.1 instead by removing that line from the hosts file. Use Sn0wbreeze 2.1 for that. Make sure that you first remove that line from the hosts file & only then restore to 4.1.

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    alex2 years, 7 months ago

    does it still work? it worked for me before. but i cant seem to do it again. it gives me error 3194 over and over again. my iphone is stuck on recovery mode.

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      That’s because you do not have the necessary SHSH saved even on Cydia for your restores. There is no way that you can restore to that particular iOS version anymore w/o a valid SHSH.

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    khan2 years, 7 months ago

    I did what you said it goes right to the end then it gives 1015 errors i give up thanx for da help

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Use a custom IPSW instead of using the stock one from Apple. Expecting your stock IPSW to go through the restore with success is simply impossible when you already have an updated BB version.

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    khan2 years, 7 months ago

    when i was on 4.3.3 i jailbreak it and i saved my shsh then after while my iPhone went dead i give to shop he flashed the phone and updated it 4.3.5 then i used i faith check if has shsh and it give me 4.3.3 shsh again and saved that as well so i tryd restoring it now when i restore it, it goes all the way right the end it gives 1600 error with customs IPSW and when I RESTORE with official apple firmware it keeps giving me 1015 right at the end n i used iRab but it don’t work. yes all performed on a single iP3GS on my specific device

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      That’s impossible. iFaith can only save the SHSH for your device ONLY upto 4.3.3 & only if you were actually running 4.3.3 at the time of using iFaith. It can never give you a 4.3.3 SHSH when your on iOS 4.3.5. Also iFaith doesn’t support any version above 4.3.3 either.
      Use Redsn0w to put your device into a pwned DFU mode & make sure that your choosing the right bootrom version.

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    Khan2 years, 7 months ago

    When i was running on 4.3.3 i used ifaith dump it and iv got it saved on my drive then used i faith to build ipsw for my iphone 3gs 8gb !!! Am i doing something wrong?

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      All this was performed on a single iP3GS right? Or are you trying to use the SHSH file of one iP3GS & using the signed IPSW to restore another iP3GS? Because that’s totally not possible as SHSH blobs are device specific ALWAYS.

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    khan2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi i have 3gs on 4.3.5 baseband 6.15.00, i was trying to downgrade so i used TinyUmbrella to get shsh however i gt 4.3.3 dumped & i saved on my drive and then i created custom 4.3.3 with i faith but now when i restore with custom firmware that was created with i faith it doesn’t work i keep getting 1600 error even thow i put the phone in pwned DFU mode using Irab and resn0w can u plzz help?

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      You dumped the 4.3.3 SHSH using iFaith whilst you were running 4.3.3 on your device? Or did you use TU’s 4.3.3 SHSH with iFaith to create your custom signed IPSW?
      Which one is it?
      Nevertheless, Redsn0w will always positively put your device into a pwned DFU mode unless your making a wrong bootrom selection for your iP3GS.

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    john morales2 years, 7 months ago

    man im sorry to keep bothering so i did what you said and tried to restore on itunes without tu and i dont get an error.The apple logo pops up on my iphone sceen and then the progress bar during the restore goes up to 60% of the way and just freezes i get no error from itunes it just stops

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Open up TU & make sure that its settings are set like this http://bit.ly/mT3R3e & quit it. Next, repeat iOS 4.3.5 restore from iTunes. This should work just fine for you.

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    Devon2 years, 7 months ago

    Still 3194 :<

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Mhm, that’s weird. Anyways, restore your device using TU’s TSS Server & then Shift+Restore from iTunes in a pwned DFU mode. Hopefully everything should go through just fine.

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    Devon2 years, 7 months ago

    I applied setting. I’m sure(after exiting and turning on again they’re still same). Here more pics.
    http://imgur.com/MUjFz – Folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc – There is hosts.umbrella file… Is it should happen?
    http://imgur.com/GwYdF – inside hosts file. Same when TSS is off and on.
    http://imgur.com/J6ApT – Again settings.
    And i don’t have entry to Cydia’s servers… :< TSS is on and when i go to http://gs.apple.com i see this page: http://i.imgur.com/srOd8.png

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Add the following line into your hosts file, save the file & restart iTunes & redo the restore.
      74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com.

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    Devon2 years, 7 months ago

    I’m sure that i have blobs for 4.3.3/4.1. More pics from Cydia(taken in iphone) and Tiny Umbrella. Also all options are set as you told me.
    http://i.imgur.com/1Os93.png
    http://i.imgur.com/I6qLC.png
    http://i.imgur.com/OX1m7.png

    Custom? But i don’t need it. When clear 4.3.3 doesn’t work, you think that Custom will? And what about that – when i go to this page http://gs.apple.com it shows Apple page, not cydia – while TSS Server is running

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Check your hosts file & make sure that you have an entry to Cydia’s server. Did you Apply the TU settings after you changed it as pr my instructions? Because it should have. Recheck the settings once again.

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    Devon2 years, 7 months ago

    Ah and one more thing. I was trying to put CLEAR 4.3.3 software… 3194 error… ;( ;( ;(

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Doesn’t matter as it seems only TU has the necessary SHSH saved for your device locally & not Cydia. Restore a custom IPSW in the same pwned DFU mode with the TSS Server started from TU.

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    Devon2 years, 7 months ago

    I put my iphone 3gs in pwned DFU and itunes still shows 3194 error. TinyUmbrella is off. I don’t care of unlock. HELP! :<

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Did you set TU to exactly those settings as mentioned in the pic? Even then if it fails at 3194, then Cydia doesn’t have the necessary SHSH for the iOS to which your restoring to. So what you had stated earlier here is incorrect about having the SHSH blobs for iOS 4.1 / 4.3.3 atleast by Cydia if not TU.

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    john morales2 years, 7 months ago

    ok ive been trying to but my problem is that when i try the restore progress bar stops a little bit after half way :/

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Restore to stock 4.3.5 via iTunes w/o using TU. If it errors out, then with what error code does it mentions the error with?

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    john morales2 years, 7 months ago

    sorry well i was trying to downgrade from 4.3.4 to 4.3.3 and now its just stuck and wont restore i have an iphone 4 and i dunno the bb im a noob sorry

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Well you don’t have the SHSH for iOS 4.3.3. Therefore, you cannot downgrade to any other version other than for the ones you already have the SHSH for. Updating to 4.3.4 / 4.3.5 is the ONLY way that you can resolve this issue.

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    john morales2 years, 7 months ago

    so ive been trying to fix my phone it doesnt let me restore it. The little bar that appears when the phone is restoring stops a little bit after half way so i just need to know what i can do to fix it. I really dont care about downgrading it anymore i just want it to work lol i tried your steps so if you can give me some advice that be awesome i got shsh 4.3.4 4.3.5 on tu i tried to restore does the same stops after half way and just stays there

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Eh, can’t help you out much if you don’t detail me on the iOS / iPhone / BB version & model details.

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    Devon2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi there!

    I have iPhone 3Gs with 4.1 soft. A couple days ago my ipod stopped working(white screen, with blue belt above – after 15 seconds it returns to SprigBoard). I tried everything, so i decided to do restore. But i have another problem now. Cydia and Tiny Umbrella say that i have SHSH for 4.1, 4.3.1, 4.3.3 and 4.3.5. I want upgrade it to 4.3.3. I clicked “Start TSS Server”, LOG shows:
    “TSS Server Started!
    TSS Accepting connections…”
    But when i go to http://gs.apple.com i see apple page with 404 error. Also i can’t update(Shift + Restore) it in itunes because 3194 error appears. I tried to edit hosts file but this didn’t work as well. I turned off every antiviruses etc. What can i do? Help!
    Some screenshots:
    http://i.imgur.com/8SYqL.png
    http://i.imgur.com/r2Age.png
    http://i.imgur.com/BYmH8.png
    http://i.imgur.com/7VTUX.png

    PS Yes, i clicked “Save SHSH” and i run it as administrator and with win XP compatibility.

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Open up TU, set it to these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Do not open it again. Next, put your iP3GS in a pwned DFU mode (Use iReb / Redsn0w) & Shift + Restore to either a 4.1 / 4.3.3 IPSW. If you rely on an unlock, then make sure that your using a custom IPSW of the same created by Sn0wbreeze / Pwnage Tool.

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    Khan2 years, 7 months ago

    Iv saves my shsh file i still cant restore to 4.3.3 and edited hosts file but keep geting some times 3194 o 1600 o 21 so annoying errors am using windows7 do uh fink i should use windows xp???

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Open up TU & set it to these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Do not open it up again. Next, follow the restore procedures by putting your device in a pwned DFU mode ALWAYS. This is important. Read this http://bit.ly/pioV9v. Now, if it still shows a 3194 error, that means you do not have it saved on Cydia. Have you saved it locally?

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    Rafik2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi, i have a problem with my 3Gs, i want to downgrade it to 4.2.1 or 4.1 with custom firmware, when i use the saurik server, i have the error 3194 in itunes, and when i use tiny umbrella, i have a problem in the final of the restauration, the phone go to DFU mode, i try to fix recovery, but all the time he stay in dfu mode, have you some solutions ?

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      When Cydia itself showed a 3194, it means that you can forget about the downgrade forever since you do not have the sufficient SHSH blobs to perform that kind of restore at all to either 4.2.1/4.1. Using TU, all you did was to force restore your device w/o any valid SHSH blobs & hence the DFU loop. Read this http://bit.ly/oKCpYX to better understand.

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    Stanley2 years, 7 months ago

    Hello there Pramod,
    My iphone 3gs was finally restored to version 4.1 using modem firmware 06.15.00. The GPS functionality has not been affected, but the battery drainage is a problem. Otherwise the iphone is working well. What is the solution for the battery drainage issue?

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Using SAM (official activation) is the only way to resolve your battery issues on the iPad / any BB which is caused due to Hacktivation. Read http://bit.ly/mDpDwr.

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    Brandon2 years, 7 months ago

    Thanks a lot, I’m back in buisniess.

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    Mammali2 years, 7 months ago

    Kindly could look out for any which way how my problem can be solved..This was not the right remedy i was expexting from u. This either wont do i will have to suffer the loses of my phone by giving it to my brother..

    Would you think anyother way which can workout here..Im not clear enough but i can give you a suggestion. U jus let me know if this can workout.

    I mean if i happend to upgrade the version of ios 5. Do you think it can sort out my problems..

    So i happend to have over view and a glance while surfing on the net about the compatible and uncompatible Baseband..
    The list is stated below as under

    Compatible BB
    01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00

    In the list given above the version begining from 05.so on… does it belongs to ios 5? Its better i wud knw from you inspite of wild speculation…

    If i upgrade version 5? Can my phone unlocked by doing so? Dear, i persuade to you please by hook or crook render the needful help. Losing my phone by giving to bro would be my loss and i wouldnt get it back..

    I swear there must be someway its jus not clicking at the moment..

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      There isn’t any other way. Too bad if this wasn’t what you had expected, but we wouldn’t be encouraging readers to save their BB if it wasn’t a necessity. Also, the ones you see as 05.xx.xx are the iP3GS & the iP3G BBs. They aren’t for the iP4 or the iOS 5 itself. Moreover, the iOS 5 itself isn’t public just yet. They are still in its beta stages. Right now, the Gevey is the only way out & iOS 5 has blocked the Gevey as well.

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    Brandon2 years, 7 months ago

    I have an I phone 3G running 4.0.1 jail broke with Tmobile, it is on its last leg, so I bought a 3GS it came loaded with 4.3.3 and so I upgraded the baseband to 5.16.00 and then it bricked, is there anything I can do to unbrick it every time I get error 3194. How do I get it going again?
    Thank You very much.

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Did you save any SHSH prior to the restore? Using iFaith? Try restoring to iOS 4.1 because for some weird reason Apple is still signing that version.

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    Rwfisher2 years, 7 months ago

    Good Evening Pramod, I am trying to unlock an Iphone 3gs 4.3.2. I have an issue with the 3194 Error. I jailbroke the phone with jailbreakme.xxx. I changed the BB to 6.15 and went to open cydia and it didn’t open, stuck at the loading screen. So I used IphoneExplorer to delete the Cydia root. Now I still can’t re-install cydia and no matter what I am stuck with the 3194 Error. I have tiny umbrella, updated itunes, changed host file. I am using sn0wbreeze to create the custom IPSW for 4.3.2 to try to restore so I can re-jailbreak. Any suggestion? Or am I stuck with an Iphone on BB 6.15 that I cannot put ultrasn0w onto?

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Have you saved your SHSH for the version to which your trying to restore to via Cydia/TU? iOS 4.3.2 right? Probably you haven’t & that’s the reason why editing the hosts file failed. Use iFaith to save your current 4.3.2 SHSH, create a signed IPSW & restore to it in a pwned DFU mode. After that you can re-jailbreak your device. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7.

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    Mammali2 years, 7 months ago

    Due to the locking and unlocking procedure he want his iphone to be exchanged with mine. In which im least interested to share my phone. Prior my brothers use to operate his iphone on the version 4.3.something(unlocked by ultrasnow).

    Now without his acknowledgement he has upgraded his phone to 4.3.3..The sofrtware has been locked by default, due to which his base band also upgraded to 04.10.01.

    Would please mind sorting out my problem in unlocking it and please tell me the apt way of doing so with its right procedure

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Unfortunately, Ultrasn0w cannot unlock any BB other than the 01.59.00 version. By updating to iOS 4.3.3 w/o preserving the BB, you have lost your s/w unlock probably forever. Right now, the only way to unlock your iP4 is by using a Gevey SIM & nothing else will.

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    Mammali2 years, 7 months ago

    At the present my phone is working with the version 4.3.5. but i would will and want to work it out at the version of 4.3.3..
    Once i have tried downgrading it but it was resulting in an error 3194..there fore could u please sort out my problem and do the needful.

    The reson why i would want to use the version 4.3.3 is due to the problem of downloading applications in the vesion of 4.3.5

    i would upgrade IOS as and then. after doing jailbreak i would use to save SHSH for each IOS. Therefor the ios saved by me are of the versions 4.2.3, 4.3.3 & 4.3.5

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      You need to create a custom IPSW first for your device to which you will be restoring to for iOS 4.3.3 Read this http://bit.ly/mbFORU & make sure that you follow all the instructions till the end.
      Now open up Tiny Umbrella & set it to these settings http://bit.ly/qqFuve & quit it. Do not open it again. Go ahead & Shift+Restore to the custom IPSW you just created via iTunes.

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    Mammali2 years, 7 months ago

    Normally when i upgrade to the latest ios..After jailbreaking i use to save Shsh by Tinyumbrella for each ios (My cydia has saved shsh for 4.3,4.3.3,4.3.5)..and i tried to downgraded with stock ipsw 4.3.3.
    Now i dont have cydia in ma phone..means its jus upgraded to 4.3.5

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Don’t make guesses. See what iOS version does it show for your device in your Settings.app. How is it possible that you downgraded using 4.3.3 & yet your on 4.3.5? That’s just weird. Check your Settings.app.

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    Axper2 years, 7 months ago

    hello Pramod i’ve a problem

    i want to restore my iphone to 4.3.1

    i have surived to your instrucions

    I put the iphone in a Pwned DFU

    but after restoring i’ve a error 1013

    und tiny want to exit me of rec mode (i’ve tested Fix rec etc)

    what can i do? Help me PLEASE PLEASE…

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Use a custom IPSW to restore your device with. Avoid using the stock version form Apple since you have an updated BB version already on your iP3GS.

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    Vinu272 years, 7 months ago

    thanx a million ma friend,redownloaded 4.3.5 ipsw from apple and it worked in a first attempt,as u guided………THANXXXXXXXXX

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    Mammali2 years, 7 months ago

    Hi.. I have a problem with downgrading 4.3.5 to 4.3.3
    First of all thanks…. and mine is Iphone 4 4.3.5 (factory unlocked)
    Now when i try to downgrade to 4.3.3, im getting error 3194.
    I have saved SHSS for 4.3.3,
    I tried by editing my host file first…but getting same error
    then i tried using Tinyumbrella by starting Tss server (As u said it has started connection & accept………& itune have closed) but same error..
    Can u pls help me?

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      How do you know that you have an SHSH saved for your device for iOS 4.3.3 in the first place? Was it saved by Cydia/TU? Have you saved it before? Please explain.

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    Vinu272 years, 7 months ago

    i set TU as instructed and then after i giv it a try,but no restore,still error 3194

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      That’s just weird. Something’s definitely wrong. Did you restart your computer/iTunes after you have made the changes? And are you absolutely sure that your restoring to iOS 4.3.5 ONLY & nothing else?

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    Vinu272 years, 7 months ago

    evrythng did as u said bro,bt still 3194,may i had to edit host file thingy

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      That means you haven’t set TU as I had suggested in my previous pic. You might want to redo the steps as I instructed. Also, editing the hosts file back will do nothing except error you out again with a 3194 because Cydia doesn’t have your SHSH for 4.3.5 just yet.

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    Jcm8002 years, 7 months ago

    I can’t believe it!!! I took my iPhone back to the ‘genius bar’ ;)

    And walked out with a spanky new refurb iPhone 4 with get this…

    4.3.3 installed!!! Haha jailbreakme.com works a treat, thanks Apple!! ;)

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    Vinu272 years, 8 months ago

    now again same error 3194

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Impossible !! Did you restart iTunes after you opened up & closed TU? Restart your computer if necessary.

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    Vinu272 years, 8 months ago

    @ Parmod,agree wid ur words but i m still unable to restore 4.3.4 it always givs an error 1013 in end and stuck in recovery itune cable logo and if i restore to 4.3.5 it restores and itunes says restored to factory state but iphone never reboot and stuck in black screen………plz help

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Open up TU & set it to these settings first http://bit.ly/mT3R3e. Quit TU & do not open it again. Now, go ahead & Shift+Restore to iOS 4.3.5 via iTunes. That should get you back on track with iOS 4.3.5.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Ok, oh well just the way it goes. I googled the power button issue-it’s very common!

    I’d suggest everyone powers down their 4′s via SBS and save wear and tear on the button, or youll be screwed as well.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Damn damn the power button on my 4 has just stopped working. I’m still in warranty, if Apple give me a refurb replacement, and I’m back on 4.3.5 – is it true that Snowbreeze might be updated to give an un-tethered jailbreak Pramod?

    I can’t believe my luck :(

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      No, there will not be any jailbreak for the iOS 4.3.5/4.3.4, next stop is iOS 5. Why waste another exploit when the iOS 5 is already on the horizon? Also which Apple could easily patch in its betas? You will need to wait until iOS 5 is public. Hard luck I must say !!

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    Stanley2 years, 8 months ago

    Dear Pramod,
    Glen says:

    August 18, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Hi Pramod,
    I’ve literally tried everything to try and restore my ipod touch 4g on 4.3.3 without updating it to 4.3.5. I’ve deleted the apple hosts, ive downloaded tiny umbrella and, i even made a custom cooked IPSW, and i STILL get the 3194 error.

    Please help me out!
    This man’s problem is exactly my problem. Your response to him is that he:

    Pramod says:

    August 18, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Don’t bother to continue. You do not have the SHSH for iOS 4.3.3 & w/o that you can forget about your restores as well. Delete the Apple hosts & update yourselves to iOS 4.3.5. Then, jailbreak if necessary to see if Cydia has any saved for your device like this http://bit.ly/qS5bjW. There is nothing else that you can do.

    My question to you, dear Pramod, is how do I update to IOS 4.3.5? when I connect the iphone to the PC it is detected as being in restore mode and asks me to do a restore but always ends in the same error 3194. How do I update to 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 and avoid this error? I have no shsh blobs saved on cydia. Please help.

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    Vinu272 years, 8 months ago

    purchased iphone4 factory unlocked two days back,its on 4.3 baseband 4.10.01,tethered jailbreak it with redsnow but everytime it goes in dfu mode,i’ve saved shsh 4.3.4,5.0b1,5.0b2,5.0b3,i wants to restore to 4.3.4 but it throws error 1013 and went again to dfu (black screen)
    one more thing i also dumped 4.3 with ifaith and hv signed ipsw of same,but i did this after tethered jailbreak

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well, 4.3 is a tethered JB. So there isn’t any point in restoring to that & so is 4.3.4/4.3.5. So right now, you have an option to restore to any of these iOS versions that you see including 4.3.5, but all will have a tethered JB. So there isn’t anything special that you can do other than update to iOS 4.3.5 itself.

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    Glen2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Pramod,
    I’ve literally tried everything to try and restore my ipod touch 4g on 4.3.3 without updating it to 4.3.5. I’ve deleted the apple hosts, ive downloaded tiny umbrella and, i even made a custom cooked IPSW, and i STILL get the 3194 error.

    Please help me out!

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Don’t bother to continue. You do not have the SHSH for iOS 4.3.3 & w/o that you can forget about your restores as well. Delete the Apple hosts & update yourselves to iOS 4.3.5. Then, jailbreak if necessary to see if Cydia has any saved for your device like this http://bit.ly/qS5bjW. There is nothing else that you can do.

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    ReneD2 years, 8 months ago

    Pramod, I did a new install and it worked. Thanks your great.

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    Saturn2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi,

    it is not a charging problem – it is not coming out from DFU mode. Is this a display problem? has the display gone for a toss?
    Thanks

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Unhook your device from the computer first & hold down the Home+Power button for approx 15 secs. That should get you out of the DFU & into a recovery loop.

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    ReneD2 years, 8 months ago

    There is no settings icon (it seems that all the basic icons are not there)?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Mhm, that’s weird. I’m pretty sure that the JB did not have anything to do with this behavior of your iDevice. Seems like you might have to perform a fresh installation of your iOS once again. :(

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    ReneD2 years, 8 months ago

    It is unlocked now, thanks Pramod.
    The strainge thing is that I have no phone, mail, contacts, sms icons!
    I never had Cydia,so do I need to do more or do I have some faults?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Check under Settings->General->Restrictions to make sure that the Phone, Mail, Contacts & SMS apps are enabled or not.

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    ReneD2 years, 8 months ago

    I got it running now, thanks, on 4.1 but it gets no connection with provider and there is no settingsicon?
    I did:
    - redsnow with std 4.1 ipsw
    - in pwned DFU
    - itunes install with custom 4.1 ipsw

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    ReneD2 years, 8 months ago

    I did the pwned DFU mode and used TU 5.00.09 and a snowbreeze 4.1 custom ipsw. I now get a 1600 error?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well, you haven’t out it in a proper pwned DFU mode. Kick you device back to the recovery loop by unplugging, powering your iPhone up, then replugging in the USB cable & now use Redsn0w for the pwned DFU mode. Also, make sure that your having an SHSH blob saved for iOS 4.2.1 in TU (http://bit.ly/n8Kkb1).

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    ReneD2 years, 8 months ago

    Pramod,
    I have 3GS it runned on 4.3.3. Provider has unlocked simlock and iphone went to recovery mode. I have saved SHSH (4.1/4.2.1/4.2b3) by cydia. When starting server and update with stock ipsw 4.2.1 (thru itunes) i get a error 20.
    What is going wrong?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      A security s/w conflict. Make sure you have disabled any kind of firewall settings on your machine & then redo the process in a pwned DFU mode (http://bit.ly/pioV9v).

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    Benson2 years, 8 months ago

    I understand that this post is regarding downgrades, however, my question is on UPGRADING. How do I upgrade my IPad 2 3G with iOS 4.3.1 to 4.3.3 only and not the 4.3.5? Iv’e tried using the downgrade method but it just wont work. Help.

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Only if you have saved your SHSH blobs using TU can you upgrade/restore your iPad2. Without having them, its simply not possible.

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    ian galloway2 years, 8 months ago

    ive downloaded the ipsw file ive saved shsh blobs onto cydia for iphone 3gs 4.1 opened the webpage but keep getting a message sayin the iphone could not be restored because the firmware is not compatable

    someone plz help

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Are you sure that the IPSW that you have downloaded is indeed for the iP3GS & not for any other iDevice? Its very easy to get confused.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Ben, he knows his shit eh? :)

    On 4.3.3 Ben, do you experience any battery drain?

    Not sure whether to go up from 4.2.1..

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    ben2 years, 8 months ago

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! i did what you wrote and what do you know, it worked perfectly. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Hi again Pramod..

    Although I’m happy on 4.2.1, I’d like to try 4.3.3 as I now know Snowbreeze and my blobs will allow this.

    Are there any known battery drain issues going up to 4.3.3 do you know?

    I read there could be, just wondered if it’s worth the hassle of going up from 4.2.1?

    Thanks :)

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Yes, there are concerned battery issues with the iOS 4.3.3 & iPad BB combination. There’s nothing stopping you from updating your iOS but additionally there’s nothing new on iOS 4.3.3 as well that your missing on the iOS 4.2.1.

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    MAN!! YOU ARE THE GOOOOOOD SHITZ!!! IT TOOOK ME more than 3 weeeks to know to fix that downgrading thing and everytime i pass a level i get a new error!!! NOW IM back to 4.3.3 !!! 5 STARS TO YOU !!! thanks alot

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    regarding this ——->

    •Choose Activate the iPhone [Hacktivate] option if you rely on unlock or do not have official carrier SIM to activate your iPhone manually through iTunes.*

    <—— Do i have to choose *Activate the iphone (hactivate) option if my phone is factory unlocked or shouldnt activate it ??

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks for ur reply Pramod,

    I will now check and read step by step…
    but i have a small question regarding custom cooked IPSWS… is it safe to my factory unlocked iphone for later IOS update incase i wanted to update it!? and the solution u just told me about will let my iphone downgrade normally and once i reach the usb/itunes recovery mode it will kick it and work fine !?

    i hope it works man you are simply the besttt

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Yes, you will definitely need to use this if you do not want iTunes to error you out with a 10xx error & yes, its perfectly safe for factory unlocked iPhones as well.

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    Mark2 years, 8 months ago

    Hey there…

    well ive been trying to downgrade my iphone 4 from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 since ever…i tried all blogs and everything but simply doesnt work for me. I have saved SHSS 4.3.3 and i tried downgrading and it worked till last step when my phone shows the usb-itunes logo mode. I tried tinyumbrella to kick/exit recovery mode but after few seconds the screen comes back to usb-itunes logo and it keeps going on for ever…. i even tried another program called exit recovery and still didnt work… can you please help me out ?! im stuck in tht recovery mode and nothing seems to work for me at all :/

    Thanks alot

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Use custom cooked IPSWs created by either Sn0wbreeze/PwnageTool & then restore via iTunes. Using the stock IPSW for your restores will always error you out. Read this http://bit.ly/mbFORU to create one for your device using Sn0wbreeze.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Hello again, just a quick heads up to say you know your shit man, I’m happily jailbroken on 4.2.1 again and lovin it.

    Thanks once again.

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Lol !! Kind words there. :D Thanks !!

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    chanson2 years, 8 months ago

    thanks. well i was really desperate and tried to just upgrade to 4.3.5, but gives me error 1015. can i still restore to 4.2.1? thank you for replying, i really appreciate.

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      I have already answered this query. You might want to read my comment once again. Read this. Also, if you have failed to save any SHSH blobs for your device via Cydia/TU, your stuck.

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    chanson2 years, 8 months ago

    @pramod, hi still dont know what to do with the phone. i can’t open it anymore, seems like in dfu mode. but i can’t kick it out either. when i try to restore using the cfw its says error 3194.

    history is
    jailbroken 4.1 3gs
    6.15
    trying to restore to 4.3.3 but somehow stuck in recover/dfu mode

    i hope you can help me.

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Can’t restore to iOS 4.3.3 if you haven’t saved an SHSH blob for it on the iDevice via Cydia/TU. Hence the 3194.

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    @Pramod I’m back on 4.1 and it’s jailbroken and good to go! Now, since I’m on 5.16.02, will I have to do that iPad BB update to unlock the 3GS? There’s additional problems with upgrading to the iPad BB right?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Yes there are GPS loss & battery drain issues. This is the only way to get your iP3GS unlocked as well.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    ok i got it to open thanks so much at least i can sell if i cant get it to tmobile if u find out a way to make tmobile please help me with that next if u dont know how thanks for everything big big help.
    was there a way to before i got the phone jailbroken and filled with errors

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      No, there wasn’t any way to get your iP4 unlocked prior to the jailbreak.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    ok im gonna do it just so i can get it to open up but than there is no way to put tmobile…

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      That’s precisely what I had mentioned in my last reply.

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    chanson2 years, 8 months ago

    Hello i hope you can help me. i just bought a jailbroken iphone 3gs 4.1 today. when i tried to restore using snowbreeze cfw, it says error 1600 or something. then i tried ireb then restore again, now it says error 3194. what should i do?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Don’t update !! Keep it on iOS 4.1 itself & don’t attempt any update on it. Also see this http://bit.ly/p07pX2 & make sure first that the iOS to which your trying to restore to is listed for you as well in Cydia. Only then will you be able to update/restore successfully.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    ok i ran ipaith al the way thru and it said saving shsh files and i saved it to my desktop the file reads… iPhone_4-4.2.1_(8C148)-blobs.ifaith

    than i open itunes up and it says there is no sim card installed in the ihone your trying to activate and i dont have a sim card yet… i dunno if this matters i was gonna cut the tmobile one to fit it ….. but anyways i put in dfu mode to restore with 4.2.1 and the error 3194 is coming up all over again….

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Oki, now all you need to do is use Redsn0wRC19 to jailbreak your iP4. Remember that you cannot unlock an iP4 after you jailbreak. The only way that you can unlock is by using a Gevey SIM interposer. Read this http://bit.ly/jIVot1. Ofcourse Redsn0w will get you to your home screen atleast. Follow the instructions alone as mentioned here http://bit.ly/kPhfh0 except that you need to use the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW. Download one for yourselves from here http://bit.ly/k6Ssiq.

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks @Pramod! Getting a custom IPSW now.

    I just want to clarify something – should I restore using the custom IPSW from iTunes first and then from redsn0w? Or just iTunes?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      There’s only one way to do it & that’s via iTunes.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    ok i downloaded them both i running i faith 1.1 after this goes thru i will try to restore again with 4.2.1 and if that goes thru i will try to jail break with redsnowrc19 hopefully this works and thanks for just helping man ill let you know if this works or not

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well make sure that iFaith is indeed saving the SHSH blob for iOS 4.2.1. Keep an eye on the version for which its getting saved for.

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    @Pramod So I tried to restore to 4.1 and this time the restore process seemed to actually work, somewhat (a welcomed site from the previous errors that I kept getting in iTunes!). However, upon a restart, I got the infamous 1015 error and the phone is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen.

    Did I do something wrong? I believe I used a stock ipsw from a site, not a custom one. I also remember my BB being 5.15.something (if that’s even possible).

    What would you recommend?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Use custom created iOS 4.1 IPSW by Sn0wbreeze/PwnageTool for your restores. Using a stock IPSW will always error your restore out.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    i ran redsn0w and did the install cydia only with firmware 4.2.1 and it went thru passed the pinapple runnning…. than i ran redsn0w again with 4.2.1 this time only checking therethered jailbreak only and it went thru again but when it rebooted the iphone up it just shows the iphone cord pointing to itunes…. now where do i start now and what step u reccommend me taking sorry if i sound dumb but i havent jialbroken many devices
    Update: its iphone 4 i dont know the firmware or baseband because i cant get the phone to open just shows emergency calls…i would like to just beable to open my iphone normally or jailbreak it …. maybe im confused to what your asking me as to what details exactly…. i try to restore it shows error 3194 than i fix that with hosts in etc than i get error 1013 and that fix says to deltete what fixed the error 3194 so its taking me back and forth…. i feel dumb or somthing just really want help…

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      First of all I suggest you save your iOS 4.2.1 SHSH blob using iFaith. This will help you revert back to the original state if any errors occur. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7.
      Next, restore your iOS to 4.2.1 signed IPSW.
      After this, jailbreak your iPhone using Redsn0wRC19.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    i cant get my iphone to open up to even the passcode its just a cord pinting to itunes…. than i slide the phone to open and it says emergency calls only with every language flashing… i want the phone unlocked to put tmobile in it if possible

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      You might actually want to read my previous comment again to see if you have missed what I had actually asked for & then reply with the details.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    do u have the links for these tools and instrustions to follow to help me get this i paid 350 for this iphone 4 and i feel like i wasted my money i didnt sleep for the last 12 hours trying everything i feel like i need to restart and try somthing new…

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      You have explained everything else without mentioning what’s your issue, your iPhone details & others.

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    josh2 years, 8 months ago

    i bought i phone 4 off someone and they didnt know the password….. so i tried to restore and got error 3194…. i fixed hosts in etc but than i got error 1013….i looked up a fix on that but it tells me to delete what made the 3194 error go away… i downloaded TU and it cant find no shsh can anyone help me restore my i phone 4 to unlock or work regular if possible
    also i dont know what firmware it is running or baseband… is there any fix for this if so i would be great… if someone can walk me thru this even over the phone would be great

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      You need to use a custom IPSW instead of the stock version to restore your iP4 created by either Sn0wbreeze/PwnageTool. Stock IPSWs will always error your restore out. Avoid TU at any cost & use only the edited hosts file for your restores as well.

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    Nevermind, you can delete my earlier 2 comments!

    Using your earlier tip (http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2159/savedshsh.jpg) I can see 4.1 and 4.3.5 listed in Cydia! I’ll try to go back to 4.1 (using the steps in this blog!)

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    Ah ok, makes sense. Using your earlier tip (http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2159/savedshsh.jpg) I can see 4.1 and 4.3.5 listed in Cydia! Does this mean I can successfully go back to an untethered jailbreak for 4.1? (it would be much better than having 4.3.5 and not being able to do anything right now!)

    Will I need iFaith to extract the 4.1 blob from the phone?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Yes, you can very well restore to a custom iOS 4.1 IPSW with ease for an untethered JB. iFaith isn’t necessary as it can extract the SHSH blob only for your current iOS version that your running.

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks @Pramod! I’ll try to get Cydia on it and look for any previous iOS. Is there an unlock for 4.3.5 (so I could at least use it on my own carrier)?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      You will have only a tethered JB on iOS 4.3.5 & also you will have to update your BB to an iPad BB doing which you might end up loosing your GPS capability as well. This is necessary for an unlock though.

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    IM2 years, 8 months ago

    @Pramod I spent HOURS trying to downgrade before I came to this blog! However, after reading all the comments, I think I might be totally stuck.

    Basically, I got an iphone 3GS from somebody and it was updated to 4.3.5, locked to a specific carrier, and not activated. Since 4.3.5 doesn’t have an untethered jailbreak, I thought I would downgrade to 4.3.3 and then jailbreak/unlock as needed.

    However, since the phone belonged to someone else (and they didn’t create any blobs because they never jailbroke it), is there anything at all that I can do? Or am I just stuck with 4.3.5 and will have to wait for a future untethered jailbreak?

    Please help!

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well being a new iP3GS you might as well use Redsn0w 0.9.8b4 & JB it tethered. This is just to get your device to run Cydia atleast once. Once Cydia is fired up, if you see any of the previous iOS versions listed like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2, then your in luck. If not, you can very well restore back to iOS 4.3.5 because your just stuck on it & NO, nothing more can be done about it.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks big time! All seems fine, just had to set up as a new phone.

    Sound advice, thanks so much :)

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks man, i hadnt changed my hostfile stupidly, so needed to reboot after i cooked the ipsw – then i googled and found out about iReb – it worked a damn treat!! Back on 4.1.2 and currently syncing up – looks like i’ve got signal etc, too early to tell if it’s working as should, but sign’s are good :)

    Thanks for your help so far mate!
    EDIT: *4.2.1 i meant

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Hmm, not good so far, gone into dfu, it extracts software (snowbreeze) and after preparing for restore i get error 1600?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      You need to complete the whole process when Sn0wbreeze asks you to do so right after it finishes creating the IPSW. Only then will you be able to restore without any errors because a simple DFU mode will not work. You need to put your device into a Pwned DFU mode & then restore. Use Redsn0w instead. Read this http://bit.ly/pioV9v.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Sorry to be a pain, but when making my custom ipsw – being as i’m factory un-locked should i leave the hactivation box un-checked? I assume i wont need to hactivate the phone? Thanks, if it messes up and I get the damn errors I’ve been used too-a restore back up to 4.3.5 would still work yes?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      No, you need not Hacktivate. Yes, you can go back to any of the iOS versions you wish because as i had mentioned earlier as well, you do not rely on an unlock.

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    eddie2 years, 8 months ago

    its a new phone that my friend won, then he immediatly tried to unlock it at some highstreet shop who have seemed to have bricked it. i dont know what iOS it was on before

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Restore it to the latest iOS version via iTunes i.e to iOS 4.3.5.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Ok thanks, in your opinion is 4.3.3 any better than 4.2.1 that i was originally on? Is there a snowbreeze that cooks up a custom 4.2.1 that i could use at all please?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Sn0wbreeze v2.2.1. Download it from http://www.ih8sn0w.com. It doesn’t matter as long as you aren’t someone who relies on an unlock. Both have the same functionality. Nothing new/extra.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Thanks, still a bit greek to me i’m afraid – when i make a custom ipsw, i dont need to worry about preserving the baseband i take it? Being as i’m factory un-locked?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      No, you need not worry about it because Sn0wbreeze takes care of it.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    Oh I see, my phone is factory unlocked so that shouldn’t be a worry for me?

    Would you mind pointing me in the right direction as to how to make a snowbreeze custom ipsw?

    I just thought that restoring with a stock ipsw and tinyumbrella would have been sufficient :(

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Avoid TU at any costs if you want a successful restore, just use the edited hosts file & iTunes for your restore. Here you go http://bit.ly/mbFORU.

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    Jcm8002 years, 8 months ago

    I’m having issues rolling back from 4.3.5 to either 4.2.1 or 4.3.3 – I have blobs on Cydia, just keep getting 1013 error.

    I’m not an experienced jailbreaker so may I ask, are there two Cydia servers that I can try and point too?

    I’ve tried 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com and got 1013, is 74.208.105.171 also a Cydia server I could try please?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Its not the servers that’s causing this issue, but the stock IPSW that your using to restore inspite of you having had your BB updated to an iPad’s BB. You need to create a custom IPSW using Sn0wbreeze/PwnageTool & then use this IPSW to restore via iTunes. Using a stock IPSW will never get your restores through with success.

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    Stoon2 years, 8 months ago

    that’s what I was afraid of :( Well I guess I will try a repair of Win7 and see what happens. Thanks for trying
    UPDATE: did a system restore to a few days agao and my hosts file reappeared, so obviously I did something that deleted it. Now to try and downgrade from 4.3.5 to 4.3.3 so I can do untethered JB.

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    Stoon2 years, 8 months ago

    not hidden I already checked that. Is there somewhere I can download a basic hosts file? a reinstall of iTunes does not replace it. I have made a new hosts file with only the fake ip in it, but I don’t know if that will cause other issues. Thanks for the help

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Lol. Don’t tell me your version of Windows doesn’t have a hosts file. Hosts file is a Win file & not an iTunes supporting file. Also the hosts file has its own specific extension.

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    eddie2 years, 8 months ago

    hi im just trying to update my phone to 4.3.5 but i keep getting either error 1015,3194 or 20. im not sure what iOS my 3GS is on at the moment because when i plug it into tinyumbrella it doesnt tell me the installed firmware version. the field is just left blank. whats more where it says device model it says INVALID. in the top left hand corner where it usually has picture of an iPhone and is labelled for example david’s iPhone, it has a question mark and the ECID number next to it. I would really appreciate some help

    cheers in advance

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well, which iOS version version was it on before you even tried the upgrade? And did Cydia ever list any iOS version like this for you http://bit.ly/p07pX2 right before you tried the upgrade (which you never should have done).

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    Stoon2 years, 8 months ago

    I have no hosts file in my etc folder…can you advise what I should do?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Huh? Your running which version of Windows? Are you sure that your files aren’t hidden.

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    Jade2 years, 8 months ago

    I kept receiving error 3194 in iTunes. I’ve tried it on two different machines. One is an XP machine and the other one is Windows 7. Edited the host file but it makes no difference. Phone is Verizon Iphone 4 (4.2.8). Please assist!

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      That’s simply because Cydia doesn’t have an SHSH blob saved for your device to which your trying to restore to & hence the errors.

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    dwyt2 years, 8 months ago

    i’m getting error “20″ from itunes. please advice what to do… thanks…

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well only if you can explain me in detail what actually caused this error in the first place will I be of any help to you. Your question is just too vague to even guess.

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    Saturn2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi Pramod,

    sorry i was away for a few days. If the phone is dead (can’t reboot) what is the next step now before i try the steps you have mentioned using the link given?
    I suppose i should not restore it to factory setting in any case, right?
    Thanks

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Nope you should not & if your iPhone is not able to reboot, then its probably in a DFU mode. Connect your iPhone to the PC and see if iTunes is able to detect your iPhone in a recovery mode. If not, it simply could be out of charge as well.

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    markus amoungus2 years, 8 months ago

    I have an iphone 4 version 4.2.1

    I want to update to 4.3.3 so i can jailbreak it. Its never been jailbroken before. I have the 4.3.3 IPSW.

    Am I correct in assuming Im screwed… that I cant update the software to 4.3.3 because I have no shsh blobs on cydia, and because apple is now using 4.3.5?

    My other question is, how does one get shsh blobs to cydia in the first place? I think I remember cydia doing this for my iphone 3 when I jailbroke it the last time.

    I am guessing I need to update to 4.3.5 – then hope a jailbreak comes out, jailbreak it, save my shsh blobs to cydia, and then if future updates mess up the jailbreak, I can restore back down to 4.3.5?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Yes, that’s absolutely right. W/o an SHSH blob saved for your iDevice, you cannot update/restore to any of the versions other than the one Apple’s signing right now. If you had jailbroken you iDevice anytime when iOS 4.3.3 was being signed by Apple, Cydia would auto store them for you the first you ever fire up Cydia & you would find it here like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2. You can actually save your iOS 4.1 SHSH blob right now by using iFaith. Read this http://bit.ly/qIa3E7 & NEVER update to 4.3.4/4.3.5 if you really want a jailbreak.

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    stanley2 years, 8 months ago

    Dear Pramod,
    I have corrected the IP address to 74.208.105.171 and I get the following in the log:
    Date, Time, Loaded History
    Date, Time, Entered DFU Device connected
    Date, Time, Caching shsh files…
    Date, Time, Found (0) shsh files to cache
    Date, Time, Cached (0) shsh files
    Date, Time, Loaded History you arfe using the current version of TinyUmbrella.
    With this do you think I can restore the iphone?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Nope, you cannot because unfortunately you have no Saved SHSH blobs available on Cydia for your device which is quite weird because I’m sure that Cydia would have saved atleast one for your device the first time you jailbroke it. Are you sure that you ran TU with the Request SHSH from Cydia option ticked? Also, I did ask you here what iOS versions is Cydia listing for you in its homepage. What are they?

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    stanley2 years, 8 months ago

    It does not show any iOS at all. After changing the hosts file and including the following line:
    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com, I tried to type gs.apple com and it does not seem to avoid the apple site as it brings: Page cannot be found. but it does not bring the cydia site.

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      The line should be reading 74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com. Correct the IP address.

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    stanley2 years, 8 months ago

    Please help, anyone:
    When I first jailbroke my iphone I did not save my SHSH blob to cydia or am I wrong? Maybe I did not know what was happening. I did use cydia but it did not work until I changed or upgraded from 05.16.02 to 06.15.00 and then the iphone was unlocked.

    But now I am getting error 3194 and after using TinyUmbrella and clicking on Save SHSH I do not see any saved SHSHs in the general tab for my ECID: 817142644. It also does not show the device model but shows INVALID. What is the next step after this? Please help…

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      What iOS versions does Cydia list for your device on the top of its homepage like this http://bit.ly/p07pX2. Do you see the iOS version to which your trying to restore to here?

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    nova2 years, 8 months ago

    i have kick my device for about 15 seconds but nothing happens, the apple icon not showing again……
    do u think my ipad is really broke..??? :((

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Doesn’t look like its broken as long as your able to connect it to iTunes successfully. Do you have the SHSH blobs stored for your iPad on Cydia? Read this & let me know http://bit.ly/pUDssX.

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    nova2 years, 8 months ago

    yes, u’r right…….
    so, what must i do…???
    i think nothing change or happened with my ipad……
    even the apple icon nothing show up at that screen……..

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Well, then just kick you device back out of the DFU loop by holding the Power+Menu button for about 15 secs. Let me know what happens.

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    nova2 years, 8 months ago

    i think 4.2.1 but i dont know now coz my ipad was jb an after that my ipad is broke.. :D

    yes, iTunes can detect it but when i use TinyUmbrella, nothing device detect…….

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Your saying that your iPad is in a DFU mode (pitch black screen) & iTunes is detecting it in a recovery mode. Am I right?

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    nova2 years, 8 months ago

    i found problem with my ipad.
    when i use TinyUmbrella to restore my data, my device not detected in TinyUmbrella and nothing happened in my device. and when i try step two, i cant restore my device, too.

    can u help me to solve my problems..??

    sorry if my english not good… :D

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Which iOS version are you on right now? Is iTunes able to detect your iPad when connected to your PC?

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    khaldouz2 years, 8 months ago

    hi,
    i have ipad2 on 4.3.1 i am trying to restore it to 4.3.3 but failed with error 3194
    but after using tinyumbrella the error became at the end with 1032 .
    any solution ?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Weird error that one is. Did you have the SHSH blobs saved for your iPad2 by Tiny Umbrella? For any iOS 4.3.x?

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    stanley2 years, 8 months ago

    Dear Pramod,
    Thanks for the guidance on the use of the hosts file to defeat error 3194 in itunes. Unfortunately all my efforts in editing this file failed as it is saved as a read only file. Replacing this file has proved fruiteless. How best can this be done. I tried logging in as administrator but still could not go any further. I tried to change the readonly attribute but this file refuses to be changed or replaced in anyway.
    Please help
    Stanley

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Open the Notepad application itself with the Run As Admin option. Then goto File>>Open and choose the Hosts file and now edit the file and Save. Make sure the hosts file is having the Read Only attribute unchecked before you start.

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    Danielm2 years, 8 months ago

    I finally got it to work after 3-4 days. Your Help was very useful. Thanks Heaps!!!!!

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    Danielm2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi, I am now getting an iTunes error 20. What am I doing wrong. Can you please Help..

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Can you explain what your actually trying to achieve? Pleas explain in more detail as to what you tried, your iPhone Model/BB/iOS etc so as to be able to help you more effectively.

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    Danielm2 years, 8 months ago

    Do I need to put it in DFU mode?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Yes, you definitley need to put it in a Pwned DFU (not a simple DFU) state if you want to restore using a custom IPSW.

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    Danielm2 years, 8 months ago

    I have updated my iPhone 4 (GSM) to iOS 4.3.4 and I’m almost certain that I have my SHSH saved in Cydia (SHSH: iOS 4.1, 4.2.1, 4.2b3, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4). I want to downgrade to 4.3.3 and have tried tinyumbrella 5.00.06 on both mac and PC. When I start the Start TSS Server and enter http://gs.apple.com in a browser, it redirects to the cydia site, so this works!. And then when I restore to 4.3.3 it goes through the restore process but ends with the iTunes error 3194. I have tried many different ways including editing the HOSTS File with adding 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com, and still it doesn’t work. Can somebody PLEASE help…

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      W/o using the TSS Server, tick the Set Hosts to Cydia On Exit within TU’s Advanced menu and Quit. Now, Shift+Restore as Normal from iTunes itself using your Custom IPSW. The point here is to not use TSS Server at all.

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    sammer2 years, 8 months ago

    hi i m stuck wid my iphone cant restore it i tried all things …. my iphone wasnt jailbreaked … i want to restore it as i forgot my passcode …but every time i end up wid 3194 error

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Do you have any SHSH blobs saved for your device on Cydia?

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    Shuz2 years, 8 months ago

    Hi, i have read every single post here but im still stuck as i need my phone for work im freaking out.
    at first i got the 3194 error, somehow removed that through ireb + tiny umbrella, did a shift restore but now i get a 1013 error.

    thanks

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Make sure that your restoring to a custom cooked IPSW created by the latest versions of the tool that you may have used. Avoid using Tiny Umbrella because if Cydia has an SHSH saved for that particular iOS, all you need to do is point it to Cydia’s server in your Hosts file. Then put your iPhone into a Pwned DFU mode using Redsn0w. After that, follow it up with the custom restore.

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    wifi51132 years, 8 months ago

    OMG THANK YOPU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH MY IPHONE FINALY WORKS AGAIN <3

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    Sergey2 years, 9 months ago

    Someone had the same issue and looks like was able to bypass SHSH saving need for iPod
    http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345837

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      Probably not. Its just a way to bypass the security implemented for the SHSH restore. Some kind of a backdoor method. If you read till the end, you’ll notice that the device does infact fall back into the DFU mode every now and then. This is probably because of the incomplete SHSH signing not found on the current iOS.

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    a2 years, 9 months ago

    Hi, I’ve tried to restore my iPod touch 4g using many solutions but the same error keeps coming up. I have tried tinyumbrella but my device won’t show up. I also don’t have my shsh blobs saved. And I have tried reinstalling iTunes, switching computers, the hosts thing, and upgrading my firmware to the newest one. I’m not sure what to do now, please help!

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      Too bad. Simply its because you do not have the SHSH saved on Cydia. Apple has stopped signing all the older versions of the iOS & so your only way to get your iPT4G back up and running is to restore it to iOS 4.3.4 which cannot be jailbroken as of now.

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    Sergey2 years, 9 months ago

    this is so weird: all I keep reading is how to restore your iPhone and blah-blah-balh about custom IPSW, then download links … how do I know that file I’m downloading is not CUSTOM. It is listed everywhere next to redsn0w and the whole jailbreaking and restore process… In any case, I’ll know better next time.

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      You’ll know that they aren’t custom IPSWs by downloading them using direct download links to Apple’s servers. They are the untouched iOS IPSW files always.

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    Sergey2 years, 9 months ago

    Pramod,
    I’ve had my 3GS restored from 4.3.3 to 4.2.1 (custom) with 6.15 BB. I did get SHSH saved automatically on Cydia starting from 3.0 all the way up to 4.3. Took me BOTH Tinyumbrella AND Host file modification. Host file modification alone did not work. After restore, I’ve got stuck with 1015 error in restore mode, but someone on one of the forums mentioned it was not an issue. My Tinyumbrella indeed indicate the revert to 5.14 BB and 4.1 OS. So, I’ve started the jailbreaking process with redsn0w. At one point I thought I got stuck with a brick, but after trying it 3 times with iPad BB ONLY checked to install and then Cydia ONLY, the installation went through, so I’m on 4.2.1 with 6.15 BB. Left it at home testing for battery life with WiFi on and standby.
    My main findings during the whole process were that 1). Cydia does save your SHSH automatically starting with 3.1 ( I think this is true) and 2). that if you stuck with 1015 error in iTunes after restoring from custom OS, this is just Apple’s way to screw with you, but does not mean restore did not go well.

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      1. Not necessarily. Its not the same case for every iP3GS.
      2. 1015 error occurs because you used the stock IPSW downloaded from Apple’s server to restore your iP3GS when you had the iPad BB on. The right way to restore w/o any errors is via custom IPSW’s. 1015 indicates a BB mismatch which is absolutely true in your case & therefore kicks your device into a Recovery Loop. It never happens if you have restored them from a custom IPSW simply because they don’t touch the BB portion of the iOS itself.

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    Saturn2 years, 9 months ago

    Hi,

    I was able to get rid of error 1604 by following the step suggested and again tried to restore the iphone. This time, restore went thru successfully and the message was also displayed through itunes. However as per the guide, iphone should automatically reboot – it didn’t. So i tried to reboot it but it has gone dead.

    I tried to repeat the restore step using the same ipsw file but now it doesn’t go thru giving error 1015.
    Thanks

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      It seems like your trying to restore your iPhone using Apple’s stock IPSW. This is not possible anymore if you have updated your BB to an iPad’s BB. You’ll need to create a custom IPSW using Sn0wBreeze/Pwnage, put it into Pwned DFU mode & then restore to it. You can follow the Sn0wBreeze guide here http://bit.ly/mbFORU. Make sure that you download the latest SB 2.7.3 from here as well http://bit.ly/kOhAeX.

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    Is2 years, 9 months ago

    Oh I see now. xD thanks for the help again. :D

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    Is2 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you very much for your help.
    but it was not that i was using the wrong ipsw file that caused the problem. Like i said before i downloaded 3 ipsw files and one of them including the Ipod4,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw file. BUT as i was looking at them through a folder i noticed that only one of them was around 600,000mb and thats what its originally suppose to be. And that one was the only one that itunes was able to detect as compatible with my ipod. The rest of the ipsw files were like around 100,000mb. This is a personal computer problem because every time i download a big file i leave my computer and let it download but if i do that and let the computer sleep, it somehow cuts the amount of download that it download and it says that its complete. But in reality its not. So i have to be active on the computer for the whole 2 hours for it to download. IDK why it does this and its very very annoying. But anyways i downloaded the file from the link you gave me and stayed there the whole time and i restored it choosing it.

    THANK YOU so much for your time and keep up the work. :D Now its working again :]

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      Awesome !! :)
      Yes, if you allow your PC/Laptop to Sleep, it goes to a state where it closes/terminates every on going processes happening in your PC including N/w connections/installations etc.
      Sleep mode is like the ShutDown mode if you look at it in one way. The difference is that its going to save the current state of your PC into its memory and goes to a semi-ShutDown mode. The next time you push the Reboot button, your brought to the screen just like how you had left it.
      This is not a problem, but every laptop/desktop in the world does this to save Power after the PC/Laptop is in an idle state for a defined amount of time. All you need to do is to Disable the Sleep mode from your Power options. :)

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    Is2 years, 9 months ago

    I am currently downloading 4.3.3 ipsw and trying to update to that. I just want to know if this is correct and if so do i have to follow any other directions? such as editing the HOTSTS file?
    When i try to restore my ipod using shift+Restore and choosing 4.3.3 it states that the firmware file is not compatible. :/

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      No, you need not edit anything in your hosts file since your looking for a stock restore of your IPSW. Make sure that your pointing iTunes to that IPSW only which you have downloaded for the iPT4G ONLY. Its easy to get confused with the numbering scheme of the IPSW files. Your restore IPSW file should have the name iPod4,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw. :D

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    Is2 years, 9 months ago

    Hey I am really confused with all this but my ipod is not turning on..to a point. I jailbroke my ipod using the jailbreakme.com website directly from my ipod. After a few minutes i open an app(non cydia) and it froze. So i restarted my ipod but it never really restarts. It goes to the apple logo…then a white screen appears and then it turns off again. And then the apple logo appears again and repeats itself and never ends. I put it in recovery mode so it will stop. Ive decided to look up what was the problem and it looks like i have to reset it to original settings. I forgot what version of IOS i had on my ipod and i cant check it. So i downloaded 3 versions of them, 3.1.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2 and so far only 4.3.2 is “compatible” with my ipod. The rest just say they are not compatible. I have an ipod 4g 8g. Ive tried to edit the hosts file by adding in the ip and saving it but i still get the error. Ive also tried removing the hosts, re naming the hosts, and even removing the whole etc folder but i still get the same error, 3194. Ive only used the jailbroken ipod for about 5 minutes so i havent SHSH it or even know what that does. I click shift plus restore and then choose my file but it still gets the error. I dont care about downgrading my ipod or upgrading it i just want it to work. And im not sure if this is true but ive heard if you restore and upgrade your ipod while its jailbroken that you will lose some of your memory. Do you know how much of that memory is lost? Ive downloaded TU and unchecked the “set host to cydia on exit” box and retried but still getting the same error. I dont want to jailbreak my ipod i just want it back how it was before i jailbroke it. Ive even tried adding the #sign before the ip and no luck. If you can please suggest anything it will be of great help.
    I’ve also updated my itunes to the latest version available.

    Thank You

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      SImple !! Download the iOS IPSW for your iPT4G from here http://bit.ly/mS19Kt & Shift+Restore to it. You have been trying to restore to an IPSW that does not belong to the iPT4G (You might have confused yourself with the numbering scheme in the IPSW file names) & No, no memory is lost if you Restore after a jailbreak. It only wipes out the jailbreak and everything else that you have on it to a completely fresh iPT. Your restore IPSW file should have the name iPod4,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw. Good Luck. :D

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    Saturn2 years, 9 months ago

    While restoring using custom IPSW build during the execution of sn0W breeze, i am getting error 1604.
    What is the solution?
    Thanks

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      You have not put your iPhone in Pwned DFU state. To restore to a custom IPSW, its always necessary to put your iDevice in this mode. Use iRebr4 to do so by following this guide http://bit.ly/k8MNtA.

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    Caleb2 years, 9 months ago

    Okay so I know I can only restore to 4.3.3 bc I saved only the SHSH blobs for 4.3.3 but when I try to just do a restore from the stock IPSW I still get the 3914 error?? I checked my hosts files already for the line like “74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com.” but no lines like this were present. Is there something I am missing, everyones solution is to check for that, delete, reboot and try again. But if It is not there, any ideas what to do from there? Thanks in advance

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      Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

      If your sure that you have your SHSH files are saved on Cydia, then Restore using TinyUmbrella’s TSS Server instead of the native Shift+Restore. Make sure that you have Saved SHSH first locally and then continue with the restore using the TSS Server in TinyUmbrella.

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    Caleb2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks a lot for you help I appreciate it!!

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    Caleb2 years, 9 months ago

    I have an iphone 4 which I jailbroke (tethered) using redsnow (4.2.1) and have had some problems with cydia and want to start with a “restored” device before doing another jailbreak. Problem is I cant just click the “restore” button or “update” to delete my jailbreak because of error 3914. Is there any way to unjailbreak the device and keep 4.2.1 firmware or will I have to downgrade to a firmware below 4.2.1?

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      Caleb2 years, 9 months ago

      I also do not care if I lose my jailbreak apps etc. I just want this jailbreak off so I can start new but want to restore from my backup to save my contacts/pictures.

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        Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

        You will only be able to update/downgrade to 4.2.1/any version below 4.3.3 if you have the SHSH file saved for the same. If not, you cannot update, but you still can update to 4.3.3 as Apple is still signing this firmware.
        For resolving Error 3194, Goto your hosts file over here: C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. Check your hosts file for a line like this 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com. If its there, delete the line completely & reboot your PC. Once back, continue with the restore. You’ll have no more 3194 errors. :)

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          Caleb2 years, 9 months ago

          Thanks! that makes sense about the update/downgrading..
          I checked for the hosts file but no line was present like the one you listed above. I did get on cydia and clicked “make my life easier” and the TSS Queue was pending until today. Now it says “SHSH: IOS 4.3.3″ As far as I know that means the SHSH is saved? If so, does this means I could simply try and restore and it will clear unjailbreak my device? Sorry for all the questions, Ive been tinkering with this for a while with no luck! Thanks a lot!!

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            Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

            Yes, you can go ahead and very well restore from the stock IPSW, but only of 4.3.3 (You have the SHSH only for that). Since you do not rely on an unlock, it’ll never matter. So go ahead and restore it and yes, this will clear your jailbreak as well. Make sure you have a backup as well.

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    Saturn2 years, 10 months ago

    I have iphone 3GS 4.2.1 locked to AT&T. I have jailbroken it using greenpoison. Now i am trying to unlock it by customer restore using IPSW file. In Itunes (10.1) i am getting error 3194. I tried saving SHSH blobs (13 files were saved). Also tried ifaith s/w by again editing hosts file/removing pointer to saurik server. but nothing is working and i am getting the same error.

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      Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

      Your using the Custom IPSW for which version? If its for 4.2.1, your iTunes must point to Cydia’s server.

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        Suchet Dabadge2 years, 9 months ago

        I have downloaded iphone2,1_4.2.1_8c148a_custom-restore.ipsw and trying to restore using this.
        How do i point itunes to cydia’s server?
        I am trying to restore so that BB can be upgraded to 6.15.
        Is there any alternative than to upgrade BB to 6.15?
        Thanks

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          Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

          Yes, there is definitely an alternative. You cannot be on iOS 4.2.1 anymore unless you saved your SHSH files for the same. You’ll need to update yourself to 4.3.3 instead. Follow this guide http://bit.ly/jVI3cT once you have downloaded the stock iOS 4.3.3 IPSW and restored to the same via iTunes.

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            Suchet Dabadge2 years, 9 months ago

            Thanks for your inputs. Let me just reconfirm what i need to do
            1. Download ipsw for custom 4.3.3 (the link given in the guide points to 420MB file named
            File Name » iPhone2,1_4.3.3_8J2_Restore.ipsw
            File Size » 420.11238 MB
            Build » Durango 8J2
            SHA1 Hash » 027aaf90744076551a93a7f78e9aae2c740f3b40

            pl. confirm if this is the right file since it is a zipped compressed file and in the past upon extracting zipped files, i didn’t get the right files
            2. Do i need to store this in any particular folder
            3. While restoring using this ipsw file, iphone BB will get updated to 5.16.02 – but will it get updated to 6.15 which is unlockable?
            4. I will need to repeat the same process from iphone -cydia application after updating BB/restoring above for unlocking using ultrasn0W 1.2.3
            Thanks

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            Pramod2 years, 9 months ago

            1. Yes, your hashes are right. You shouldn’t extract them via WinZip, instead you must rename it to .ipsw extension so that it gets recognized by iTunes.
            2. No, just remember where you have kept them in the first place.
            3. No, it will not get updated to 06.15.00. you’ll need to use a custom restore option using Sn0wBreeze in case your planning to do an update+unlock. Use Sn0wBeeze/PwnageTool to get yourself a custom cooked IPSW. Follow this guide: http://bit.ly/mbFORU. Follow this guide carefully & make sure you have downloaded the latest SB 2.7.3 from the same post.
            4. If you use Sn0wB, all you need to do is finish the unlock via Ultrasn0w.

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    matt2 years, 10 months ago

    itunes keeps throwing this error at me(3194)i cant even update to the latest
    firmware(4.3.3) im trying a clean restore but cant… i already edited the hosts
    file so that it directs to saurik’s servers…i think my current firmware is
    4.1 or 4.2.1 i cant tell exactly because my ipod touch 4g is stuck in infinite
    recovery mode loop and its driving me nuts…its so stupid why itunes wont let me
    make a clean restore…BTW i dont have any shsh blob saved coz i dont think i will be needing it..please help me

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      Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

      Solution: Don’t point iTunes to Saurik’s server at all. Remove Cydia’s server from your hosts file. Cydia will not proxy your SHSH blobs anymore very soon. Due to this, you don’t have your 4.3.3 SHSH yet on Cydia and hence the 3194. Remove Saurik’s server from your hosts file & continue your restore to 4.3.3 normal from iTunes.

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    Ehtesham2 years, 10 months ago

    Wolverine
    I have iphone 4 which had a firmware 4.0 but yesterday I accediently got firmware erased just because I reset settings now i have no path to go back i don’t want to install the latest firmware as there is no unlock available for iphone 4. Guide me is there any possibility to install iOS 4.0 again in iphone 4

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      Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

      Yes, you definitely can come back to your saved/preserved BB. Do do anything related to updates because you may loose your unlock in the process of it. Currently, what does your iPhone screen show?

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    rith2 years, 10 months ago

    My iPhone 4 running on 4.3.3, now i want to downgrade it to 4.3.1 or 4.2.1, when i downgraded it, it show error 3194. i have done what you said, but it still error. i have save SHSH, but my SHSH have only 4.3.3 (8J2). Can i downgrade it?

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      Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

      You can still save your SHSH blob for the current iOS version if you have forgotten to save it by using iH8sn0w’s iFaith. This will help you to get back the SHSH blob of the iOS version that your currently running if Apple has stopped signing your iOS. It’ll only be able to save the SHSH blob of the iOS your currently running. You can have a look at it over here http://bit.ly/krAj38.

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        rith2 years, 10 months ago

        i have read and done with this guide, but i can only restore it with 4.3.3. Anyway when i selected on (Show Available SHSH Caches on Server) in available blobs has only 4.3.3 8(8J2). SO i still can’t downgrade it. Do you have any idea for this? Thanks

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          Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

          Your absolutely right. :) Only if you had run iFaith whilst you were on 4.2.1, you would be able to save your SHSH for 4.2.1. Since TU doesn’t show it either, it means that Cydia doesn’t have your 4.2.1 blob and so you’ll have to remain on 4.3.3 itself. (Sorry for the confusion earlier, I have edited my prev comment as well. My bad)

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            rith2 years, 10 months ago

            Your absolutely right, Cydia doesn’t have 4.2.1 or any blob for me, Only 4.3.3 blob. So it’s no ways for me to downgrade :( Thanks

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    domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

    http://pastie.org/1954417

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      Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

      Ok. When you start TSS Server, open http://gs.apple.com/ and see if it re-directs you to Cydia homepage instead of Apple page?

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        domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

        When i do all i see is “Apache/2.2.11 (Debian) DAV/2 SVN/1.5.1 mod_python/3.3.1 Python/2.5.2 mod_ssl/2.2.11 OpenSSL/0.9.8g mod_transform/0.6.0 Server at gs.apple.com Port 80″ text

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          Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

          That is also fine. When you are not running TU, it should redirect you to Apple homepage (This confirms you removed everything from your Windows HOST file and rebooted ur PC) For some reason, iTunes is failing to update your baseband. To fix this, the only possible solution left is to restore iOS 4.2.1 custom IPSW for iPhone 4 (This will not touch the current baseband and hence will not error out) To create iOS 4.2.1 custom IPSW, you can use PwnageTool 4.2 http://bit.ly/g4eqGd or Sn0wbreeze 2.2 http://bit.ly/hasi6C

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            domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

            Thanks

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    domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

    Well its currently on 4.10 and im trying to restore 4.2.1

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      Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

      You got iOS 4.2.1 SHSH blobs right? If yes then simply go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc and open HOSTS file in Notepad. Remove everything from it. Create a backup of it (In worst case) and the reboot your PC. Try restoring iOS 4.2.1 stock IPSW using TinyUmbrella.

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        domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

        It still says error 1013

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          Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

          Can you show me the FULL log of your TinyUmbrella?

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            domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

            http://pastie.org/1954389

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            Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

            Nops. TinyUmbrella aint providing the correct SHSHs for your iPhone. Go to C:\Users\YourName\.shsh and delete all .SHSH files. Open TinyUmbrella and click on Save SHSH button. And the click on Start TSS Server button. Then restore the stock iOS 4.2.1 IPSW. Also update me with the complete LOG my using http://pastie.org/

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    domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

    i did everything that you said and the first time it failed, i kicked it out of recovery with tinyumbrella and now i get a 1013 error.

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      Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

      Remove everything from your Windows or Mac HOSTS file and then restore. It will definitely fix this error.

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        domodevin3242 years, 10 months ago

        When you mean everything do u mean removing all content from that file?

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          Wolverine2 years, 10 months ago

          What is your current baseband and which firmware you are trying to restore?

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    mzoorw2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi I’m also getting the 3914 error. I stupidly attempted to install iOS 3.2.1 on my iPhone 3G without making any SHSH blobs. I have tried restoring numerous times but still getting the same 3914 error. I didn’t make any blobs because my iPhone has a base band 5.15.04 so could not work with the software available without upgrading to the iPad version of the baseband – which I was reluctant to do. Any ideas on how to get out of the 3914 error?

    Thanks

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      I think you probably mean iPhone OS 3.1.2. Well yes, do not use TinyUmbrella because you have an iPhone 3G. You do not need SHSH blobs to downgrade firmware. Just remove everything from your Windows or Mac HOSTS file and reboot your PC. Try restoring firmware again. Hopefully this time iTunes will not throw error 3914. Also make sure your computer has an active internet connection.

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    Gaurav2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi,
    I have an iphone 4 with firmware vr. 4.3.2 , and now i need to restore it to 4.3.2 again, but the problem is that, evry time i try to restore it by itunes it shows 3194 error,
    I didnt have any saved shsh file.
    Is this possible to restore it…..?
    Firmware vr. 4.3.2
    Baseband vr. 4.10

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      Nops. It is not possible to restore iOS 4.3.2 again if you do not have iOS 4.3.2 SHSH blobs. You can only restore iOS 4.3.3 now.

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        Gaurav2 years, 11 months ago

        I restore it to 4.3.3 but gevey sim not working, what to do now.?
        Its shows me accept and cancel button on start but after that whole procedure to get signal( dial 112 and all) it shows again NO SERVICE after a long searching…

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    Event Horizon2 years, 11 months ago

    It says I have the saved SHSH “iPod4G 4.2.1 (8C148)” but I still get a 3194 error when I shift click to the restore file (which is entitled “iPod4,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore” from this site: http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/)

    See I’m trying to downgrade to 4.2.1 ever since I updated from 4.1 to 4.3.3. Also, gs.apple.com isn’t leading to any cydia page, just some apple page that doesn’t exist.

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      Have you clicked on Start TSS Server button after saving SHSH blobs locally? I think not. Follow step-by-step guide here http://bit.ly/kBIP4E to downgrade your iPod Touch firmware from iOS 4.3.3 to iOS 4.2.1

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    Roberto2 years, 11 months ago

    I got rid of error 3194, but now it’s giving me error 21 -_-

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      Use this guide to fix error 21 http://bit.ly/fKxd0o

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        Roberto2 years, 11 months ago

        Thank you. I manage to fix error 21, but I got error 3194 again =[. I tried restoring a friend’s ipod before and got the same error. It was just a normal restore, no downgrading.

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          Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

          What is your iDevice name and model? What is your current firmware? What firmware you are trying to restore?

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            Roberto2 years, 11 months ago

            2nd gen. iPod touch. MC model. 4.1 firmware.Trying to restore to 3.1.3 or 3.1.2. I’ve tried both.

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            Ok. When you connect your iPod to your PC and then hit Save SHSH button in TinyUmbrella, do you see iOS 3.1.2 or iOS 3.1.3 SHSH blobs under Saved SHSH for Roberto’s iPod section? Like this http://i.imgur.com/J4ZJr.png (See the highlighted part)

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            Roberto2 years, 11 months ago

            There was no reply button to your last comment so I’ll reply to this. When I connect it, it shows me blobs for 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2.1

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    Ricky2 years, 11 months ago

    I have 8 SHSH blobs saved, but the problem is I am in a recovery loop and can not turn my Iphone 3gs on at all. I assume this would activate Tinyumbrella to grab the blobs from cydia. I used the AutoSHSH blob and have the actual 60K file. Is there anyway to manually insert into Tinyumbrella? Thanks.

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    karan2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi,
    I didnt jailbreak my iphone but i used tinyumbrella to save my shsh blobs and then i put it in dfu mode and tried downgrading my software…now its stuck in the connect to itunes screen. What do i do now??

    •  
      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      What is your current firmware, baseband and iPhone model?

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    MikeD2 years, 11 months ago

    Hey there,

    I’m having trouble downgrading my iPhone 3g to ios 4.0.1. I have the blobs saved locally but tinyumbrella doesn’t show that it’s on my hard drive. I’m assuming that it’s because I didn’t save the blobs to Cydia’s servers in time. What I’m wondering is if there is any way to downgrade my phone to the build I want? I keep getting error 3194 in itunes, and I’ve tried to open the hosts file to trick itunes into verifying with Cydia. However, the file doesn’t show up as a .txt file, and subsequently it won’t let me edit the file in any way. PLEASE HELP!! Thanks in advance for your time!!

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      If you have got .SHSH file in your hard-drive locally, place it in C:\Users\Username\.shsh and start TinyUmbrella

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    Jeanniton2 years, 11 months ago

    After downloading the java you recommended to me i install it and reboot my pc ! And tinyumbrlla refuse to start correctly each time i start it it asked me the administrator permission and when i allowed it , after 5seconde on the screen it desapear and never go back. What should i do in this case!

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      Definitely its the issue with your PC or Windows. I will recommend you to use any other PC around you or simply restore iOS 4.3.2 without TinyUmbrella.

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    Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

    how do i use only TU to downgrade? is there a way to do it without using itunes at all? is recovery mode the same as DFU, cuz i can put it in DFU no problemo! :-)

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      1. How do i use only TU to downgrade? http://bit.ly/fK073B
      2. Is there a way to do it without using itunes at all? Not yet!
      3. Is recovery mode the same as DFU? No http://bit.ly/gDlMLE [Recovery is used for upgrading firmware and DFU is used for downgrading]
      4. Yes you must put iPhone in DFU mode if you are restoring stock IPSW for downgrading purpose. If you are using custom IPSW, u must use Pwned DFU mode.

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        Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

        ok so its still kicking the 1013 error…how do i downgrade my baseband? is it even possible? if thats the only thing keeping me from completing the downgrade someone has to have figured that out right? i cant be the only one with this problem but it seems i am :-/

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          Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

          There is no way to downgrade your iPhone 4 baseband. To fix iTunes error 1013, remove everything from your Windows or Mac HOSTS file.

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            Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

            you mean just highlight everything and delete? or remove the ip’s with gs.apple.com in them? im confused :-/ i thought myself techno savvy, but im really not getting this.

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            Ok lets clear out the confusion. Tell your iPhone model (3G, 3GS, 4G)? Current firmware version? What firmware you want to restore and what is your baseband?

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            Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

            Alrighty, well im running win 7, iphone model is the verizon (MC678LL), current firmware is 4.2.7 (8E303), i’d like to restore to 4.2.6 (if possible), and my baseband is 1.0.06.

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            You got iOS 4.2.6 SHSH blobs?

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            Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

            according to TU i do (at least i think so). can i send you a screenshot of what it looks like? TU says that i have both 4.2.7 and 4.2.6 shsh blobs, but im not sure if they’re from sauriks server or another source. :-/

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            Send me screenshot!

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            Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

            Sent a screenshot. :D

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            Yup! Just remove everything from your Windows HOSTS file. Start TSS server and downgrade your firmware to iOS 4.2.6.

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    Nathanael2 years, 11 months ago

    Hey, i have a question about restoring my CDMA iphone. Long story short i was forced to upgrade to 4.2.7 after trying to alter preprogrammed text notification tones. I’ve tried this method over and over again but for some reason i keep on getting itunes error 1013. I have my 4.2.6 shsh blob saved according to TU, but i keep getting that error. Im trying to roll back to 4.2.6 so i can re-jailbreak my phone now that the sounds have been restored. any ideas? any help you could offer would be terrific! :-)
    thanks

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      Remove everything from your Windows or Mac HOSTS file and then only use TinyUmbrella to downgrade. Error 1013 means baseband has not been upgraded but firmware has been restore successfully. You can either use Recboot http://bit.ly/cPXtcN or TU FR http://bit.ly/epkz3f to kick your iPhone out of recovery. I am not sure if these two tools work with CDMA iP4 but you can give them a try!

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    Jeanniton2 years, 11 months ago

    Hi every one. I read more than 20 blogs where they talk about this error ! And all suggest the same thing( 2 methods) and i tried these methods on 2 different computer but nothing get done as it should ! I have a ipod 4g 4.2.1 and i break it because after jailbreak i restore all setting and delete all data( setting/ general/ restore!) so since this day it does work when you open it, it just stay and the apple logo for a while(15mn) and restar by itself and do the same thing again! I edit the file “host” and itunes still push up the error 3194 so i want to ask two question : 1′ did itunes will let me update my ipod if i download another ipsw which is > then 4.2.1 (like 4.3.1 or other) and why each time i used tinyUmbrulla they open with a lot of problem about java ! By the way i’m a haitian and i leave in haiti my network is so slow so i guess this can cause problem doesn’t it !”

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      1. Reinstall JDK http://bit.ly/fm1Zxs
      2. TinyUmbrella will only work if your SHSH blobs are saved on Cydia
      3. To see all of your currently saved SHSH blobs on Cydia, connect your iDevice to your PC or Mac and hit the Save SHSH button in TinyUmbrella.
      4. If you do not see any SHSH blobs, you can not downgrade or restore same firmware again
      5. I doubt you have saved iOS 4.3.1 SHSH blobs, so the only way is to restore iOS 4.3.2 IPSW (It will not require SHSH blobs)

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        Jeanniton2 years, 11 months ago

        So you are telling me that if i ugrade the ipod with iOS 4.3.1 itunes will not show the error 3194 ! Right ? If it did ! Plz tell me as soon as you can ! And by the way my tinyUmbrella wont even open the first page when i double click on it , it’s like downloading something i dont know what exactly but as soon as i get home i ll send you a screenshot if you want ! Thx for replying !

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          Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

          Yeah TinyUmbrella uses Java and recalculate splines (download libraries) from its server before launching itself. I would recommend you to restore iOS 4.3.2 stock IPSW which you can download from here http://bit.ly/hasT8c If you want to upgrade to iOS 4.3.1, you will need SHSH blobs which you currently don’t have. iOS 4.3.1 has battery issues which were resolved in iOS 4.3.2. So i will recommend you to upgrade to iOS 4.3.2. Once you are on iOS 4.3.2, you can see if you have saved SHSH blobs of any older firmware. If you see any SHSH blob of old firmware, you can definitely downgrade back to it.

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            Jeanniton2 years, 11 months ago

            Ok i will download iOS 4.3.2 ! But will i need tinyumbrella and stuff to upgrade it ! Will itunes keep push up this error when i’ll try to update it with this os !? Because actually i’m downloading iOS 4.3.2 and the jave you’re recommended to me. But i want to know if i download only the iOs ig itunes will still push up the error 3194 ! And thank a lot to be so explicite with me and really clear in your speech i really apreciate what you’re doing for me i mean for “US” thx a lot and great work!

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            No you won’t get 3194 or any restore error because you are restoring the stock and the most updated firmware on your iPod.

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            Jeanniton2 years, 11 months ago

            Ok so i think i will choose the option to update it and then rejailbreak it again ! This option is very easy and legal but first i will try to downgrade it after download the java ( it’s 72%process ) if it works that’s gonna be great but if it doesn’t now i will be in the only option to upgrade it ! So at all i thank you guy( wolverine) you’re the best and i will still the best ! Take care of you and great work thx a lot dude! I i salute all of the team of http://jaxov.com/ ! And by the way did you guys have a ID where we can contact you on facebook or tweeter whatever ! Like a email for exemple ! Thx

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            Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

            Do let me know how it goes. Yep you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/Jaxov and i am the only one who run this blog :)

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    Patrick2 years, 11 months ago

    I know SHSH blobs is needed, but my phone doesn’t act as normal… it just keep appear in recovery mode… and tiny umbrella doesn’t recognize it and cannot get SHSH blobs for it. urgent help needed… thank you…

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      Wolverine2 years, 11 months ago

      You don’t need TinyUmbrella when you can directly get SHSH blobs from Saurik server by adding “74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com” to your HOSTS file.

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    marco2 years, 11 months ago

    I solved. The key was simply to do the same, on a new computer. Error 3194 disappeared..
    Thanks!
    Marco

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    marco2 years, 12 months ago

    Ah… so I must send the log only after trying to install 4.2.1.
    Tomorrow I can… now I’ve no time, sorry.
    For now I send the screenshot:
    http://i53.tinypic.com/6e233s.png

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    Marco2 years, 12 months ago

    Ok this evening i send you!

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      Wolverine2 years, 12 months ago

      Make sure to restore the custom IPSW after starting TSS Server and then send me the LOG in the end. Do not send the LOG just after clicking Save SHSH button.

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    Marco2 years, 12 months ago

    Not understand exactly..And so? How to solve? I’ve tried to restore 4.2.1 but I can’t due to error 3194.
    I’ve tried both the methods dozens of times..
    And everytime error 3194.
    Thankyou for any help!

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      Wolverine2 years, 12 months ago

      Do it with TinyUmbrella again. Send me the screenshot of the main TU Window after clicking Save SHSH button. http://i.imgur.com/CfGlD.png
      Now start TSS Server and send me the complete LOG of TU.

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    marco2 years, 12 months ago

    http://pastie.org/1816881

    And the file I try to restore is:
    iPhone3,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore
    that I should have the shsh saved… :(
    i was sure was yesterday saurik server problem, I’ve read about it, but this eveneing is the same :(((

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      Wolverine2 years, 12 months ago

      According to the LOG, you do have iOS 4.2.1 SHSH blobs saved locally but you didn’t tried to restore iOS 4.2.1 stock or custom IPSW otherwise TU must have written the complete SHSH blobs string in the log. Also note that if your SHSH blobs are saved locally, TU do not bug Cydia when iTunes asks for SHSH blobs to restore ur iDevice.

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    marco2 years, 12 months ago

    I need a kind help: I have an iphone 4: 4.3.2. In the past I saved with tinyumbrella (and with cydia) the shsh of 4.2.1
    I can see this also now from tinyumbrella
    But unhappy about battery on 4.3.2 I am trying to downgrade
    When I use all the web guides, and both your methods, I get error 3194.
    When I use latest tinyumbrella all ok till point 5, I get
    TSS Server Started!

    TSS Accepting connections…
    But if I try point 6… http://gs.apple.com in your default browser… I get an apple error page
    So, this must be the problem (?)
    Maybe cydia servers are down?

    Or not?

    Many thanks for any help!
    Marco

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      Wolverine2 years, 12 months ago

      Can you tell me what you see in the LOG of TU?

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    Mike Cronin3 years ago

    Wow this really helped! Thanks so much!

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    Besso3 years ago

    I have done what you said, change the host file, what I got the same error, 3194. Please help me in that.

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      Wolverine3 years ago

      It means you do not have SHSH blobs for the firmware to which you want to downgrade. When you click TinyUmbrella Save SHSH button, it shows your saved SHSHs or not?

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    luke3 years ago

    THANKYOU SO MUCH!! i was looking for somthing like this for ages but none of them worked :)