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How to Fix iTunes Error 3194 While Restoring or Updating iPhone to iOS 8/iOS 7.x

Sept 23, 2014 9:46 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to iPhone Tips
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"While updating my iPhone 5 to ios7.0.4 an Error 3194 or "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" has occurred so I can't restore my iPhone. Is there any way to fix this error?"

Some iOS users experienced error 3194 in iTunes while updating their iOS device firmware. This is usually caused by the communication error between iTunes software and the Apple server. Below we list the common symptoms caused by this reason and the reliable methods to fix it.

Common iTunes Errors Caused by Communication Error

If iTunes can't communicate with the update server, you may see one of these messages:

How to Fix iTunes Error 3194 While Restoring or Updating iPhone?

Below is a tutorial on fixing iTunes error 3194. And the same steps can also used to fix similar iTunes error we listed above caused by the communication error between iTunes software and the Apple server.

Method 1: Update iTunes to the Latest Version

Firstly, you need to check whether you are running the latest version. Open iTunes and check for updates:

Method 2: Check for Hosts File

If you already installed the latest version of iTunes but the error still appeared while restoring or upgrading, then follow steps below to check for hosts file.

Now you have a clear idea about how to fix iTunes error 3194 while restoring or updating iPhone to iOS9/iOS8/iOS 7.x. If you have any data loss on iPhone due to iTunes error, you a get the lost data back by virtue of iPhone Data Recovery, a professional data restore tool for iPhone SE/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4.

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