Category: ERRORS

April 26th, 2012 by admin

Many of us at least once receive this 3194 error message when we are trying to restore our iPhone in the iTunes during restoring process. It is also obvious that mostly jailbreakers and unlockers are the victims of this error since they might be restoring iPhone for unlock, jailbreak, downgrade or update firmware. At this stage once you receive error 3194 it makes you crazy and troublesome. Message says ” The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occured (3194).

Main reason for this iTunes error 3194 is during the firmware restore verification not authorized by Apple or you don’t have the SHSH blobs stored in Cydia.

The error can be avoided by changing the hosts file on your computer. Just follow the below steps if you want to restore your device to an earlier firmware and if your SHSH blobs are stored in Cydia. So basically you will be adding the below line in your hosts file.

Here I have given the ways to find and update your hosts file on different platforms:

Microsoft XP/2003/2000

  • Go to Start => Programs => Accessories => Notepad
  • Click File => Open
  • Browse to C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc
  • Now select All Files (*.*)” from the “Files Type” drop-down menu
  • Now you need to select the file named “hosts” and click Open.
  • Enter this line without quotation marks “ ” . Save and close Notepad.

Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista

  • Click Start => All Programs => Accessories.
  • Right click “Notepad” and select “Run as administrator”
  • Click Yes on the UAC prompt.
  • Click File => Open.
  • Alter the file filter drop down box from “Text Documents (*.txt)” to “All Files (*.*)”.
  • Browse to “C:WindowsSystem32Driversetc”.
  • Select “hosts” and click “Open”.
  • Enter this line without quotation marks “ ” . Save and close Notepad.

Apple OSX 10.4.X Tiger   

  • Open Terminal (Click Spotlight, or click Command+Space. Now type terminal.)
  • In Terminal type, ‘sudo pico /etc/hosts‘, click Enter.
  • Put in
  • Click Ctrl+X, then Y to save.
  • Type ’sudo niload -v -m hosts . < /etc/hosts’, click Enter
  • Type ‘lookupd -flushcache’, click Enter.
  • Apple OS X Snow Leopard & Leopard
  • Start Terminal (Click Spotlight, or click Command+Space. Now type terminal.)
  • Copy and paste this code into Terminal
  • sudo /Applications/ /etc/hosts
  • Press Enter
  • Enter this line without quotation marks “ ” . Save and close Notepad.
  • Save by pressing Command+S, click Save.

After completing above steps try to restore again and I hope you will be successful.

If your hosts file contains this line already try to remove and save file and retry restore.

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April 7th, 2012 by admin

iPhone network “No Service” after Jailbreak

“No Service!!”

Many people face this problem after they jailbreak their iphone, if  your iPhone having trouble with network service saying No Service after the jailbreak? Here are some tips on how you could possibly fix this out.

  1. Reboot your iPhone.
  2. Remove then Insert again your SIM.
  3. Reinstall the jailbreak using RedSn0w, and when you reach at the screen of options uncheck Install Cydia and Check Install iPad Baseband then continue (A warning sign may appear. Read it and check the consequences). After restarting your iphone install the latest ultrasn0w from Cydia and reboot your device. Your SIM should be detected now.

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April 4th, 2012 by admin

“After 5.1 jailbreak of my iPhone when I run Cydia or Safari it is not loading ”  this is the error many people are facing after jailbreak 5.1 on iphone 4, iPad or iPod touch. This is normal behaviour and understood since the latest 5.1 jailbreak is tethered that means one needs to boot tethered his device after jailbreak and for rebooting every time.

But what about my iPhone 4 baseband 04-11-08 on iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) with untethered Corona/RedSn0w jailbreak showing the same problem. Yesterday I observed abnormal heating of my iPhone so I immediately turned it off for few minutes and I was shocked when I turned it on again and tried to run the Safari and it was not working then I checked Cydia and it was also not working (I am 100% sure that my jailbreak is untetherd 5.0.1 jailbreak).

So this can happen with any body therefore no need to worry just follow below steps and your device will work smoothly. You have to just boot tethered and your device will become normal.

  1. Download the RedSn0w 0.9.10b5 or 0.9.10b6 by clicking Here
  2. Extract the file in some folder and open the folder and buoble click the RedSn0w.exe file to run the jailbreak program.
  3. Select Extras and then Boot tethered.
  4. Connect your device to your computer and turn it off.
  5. Click Next and follow screeninstructions to put your device in DFU mode (Press and hold power button for 2 seconds and while keeping it pressed also press and hold Home button for 10 seconds and now release Power button but keep holding the Home button for 13 seconds until you see some activity on computer screen (RedSn0w window)).
  6. After some activity on computer screen your device will restart and you will see the RedSn0w icon on your device screen wait until it turn on normally.
  7. Now you can use Safari and Cydia normally.

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March 21st, 2012 by admin

TinyUmbrella was immediately revised and updated to fix some important fixes for Apple TV 2/3 after its update on 18-Mar-2012. TinyUmbrella is used to save SHSH blobs to Cydia which you can use to degrade your iOS 5.1 in case you want to revert back to iOS 5.0.1 because untethered 5.1 jailbreak is still not available. You can download the latest version of TinyUmbrella 5.10.09 from the links below.

Many people face the error 3194 which is an issue with attempting to restore and having iTunes not verify the SHSH blob. Some times it may be caused by TinyUmbrella being open and can be resolved by closing TinyUmbrella although it does not work in all cases.

Alternatively you can use iFaith for saving 5.1 SHSH blobs which is also a good software,which was also recently updated to save SHSH blobs for ios 5.1.

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January 14th, 2012 by admin


The most common error which almost all of us face when doing jail break first time is that our device doesn’t go into the DFU mode. You will face the error message ” DFU Mode Failed” on RedSn0w screen once it happens. First of all you have to ensure you are having iOS 5.0.1 go to Settings —> General and Version. If it is same check below steps. If it is old version update from your device if connected to WiFi or using iTunes.

Once this happens there can be various situations after this error which may be as under:

  1. Apple icon  is displayed on the screen and nothing happening: Don’t worry what you have to do is press and hold both Power and Home buttons until the device turns off. Wait a while 10-15 seconds and press and hold both buttons together until you see Apple icon and immediately release power button and hold Home button pressed and device will go in DFU mode. If still it is showing same error sequence remove the cable from device and press and hold both buttons until it turns off and then turn it on normally. Then try to install jailbreak 5.0.1 again.
  2. You Device is restarting again and again: Just remove the cable from your device and see if it start restarting. If it doesn’t press and hold both Power and Home buttons together until the device becomes off or turns on normally. Now restart the jail break process as mentioned in my guide on How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 for iPhone4, iPad and iPod Touch.
  3. Your device is showing icon of USB and iTunes like you turned it oN first time after purchase

Don’t worry just remove the cable from device and press and Hold both Power and Home buttons until it turns off or restarts. If still you are having same error try 2-3 times to enter in DFU mode as mentioned above or in my guide on How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 after connecting it to your PC. If still problem persists I suggest to Restore your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad using iTunes and retry the jail break.

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