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Originally Posted by EVO I'm under the assumption you are not using an "official" sim card....that means you are using another carrier sim card instead of the one that was...
11-06-2012, 02:26 PM #41
Sorry for bringing this thread up. I'm currently having activation issue after I restore my iphone 3gs to ios 6 thru iTunes. Previously, I'm using ios 5.1.1 (jailbroken) and out of my curiosity I tried to restore the iphone. Restore was successful. iTunes was able to upgrade ios to 6 however I can't activate it.
I do understand that in order for me to seamlessly activate the phone is thru the use of the orginal carrier sim. However, in my case, I'm using an unofficial sim and trying to hactivate my iphone 3gs. I did exactly the steps you've mentioned above, however I'm receiving error in step 15. Here's the error message:
"The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194)."
I did some research and found solutions pertaining to the use of Tiny Umbrella. I thought of giving it a try however I opt to consult you as I don't want to mess-up (as I already did during restore thru iTunes ).
I hope I was able to describe clearly my problem and hope to hear from you. I'm really sorry as I'm new with these stuff.
Thanks a lot,
11-06-2012, 03:48 PM #42
For me, when I chose to restore, I got the error 'The iphone "iphone" could not be restored. An unknown error occured (3194).'
Any ideas on what I could do would be greatly appreciated.
11-21-2012, 02:27 AM #43hello Evo
I have applied all instructions that you mentioned to activate my iphone 3gs which gave me a message said there is no SIM card, after i have updated it to new software.
unfortunately, after applied ur instructions to activate that iphone a message from itunes appear said: AN UNKOWN ERROR OCCURED (3194)
i will be more than thankful to you if you can please guide me to solve that problem
mt best regards
11-24-2012, 02:05 AM #44
12-05-2012, 01:41 PM #45
EVO you are the MAN!
I had the same problem as "safemyiPhone", but thanks to your help I managed to resolve it!
12-08-2012, 08:29 PM #46
I keep getting a message saying an unknown error occurred (3194) What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
12-08-2012, 08:58 PM #47
12-10-2012, 09:49 PM #48
I am having a serious problem which i dont know how too fix. If someone can help like right away that would be great, my friends ipone needed to be updated, so i updated it through itunes. Now its saying activating iphone, then after that it says cannot activate, try connecting through itunes blah. Then i plus it into the computer and it says there is no sim card in the phone, this phone is a telus phone and telus is the provider. How do i activate it easily or put it back too normal??????????
12-15-2012, 01:27 PM #49
same problem here on iphone 3gs
01-05-2013, 08:00 AM #50
Hey Guys!!! I need some help... I have a 3GS iphone... it was jailbroken, and I wanted to update it trhoug iTunes. I request the unlock from AT&T, and they approved it. I followed the instructions from at&t;
To complete the unlock, simply:
1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC and verify that you have Internet connectivity.
2. Ensure a SIM card is inserted into your iPhone.
3. Connect your iPhone using the dock connector to USB cable that came with your iPhone.
4. Backup and restore your iPhone using iTunes. For information on backup and restore, please visit iTunes: Restoring iOS software.
5. After restoring, your iPhone will be unlocked.
Easy right?... well i got stucked in the activation part too... it shows a message saying that the server is not available, try later... i've been trying all day, I restore it twice already... right now it is restored with this version iPhone2,1_6.0.1_10A523_Restore.ipsw...
Can you please guide me to have my phone back?... I do not have the original at&t sim card, but i have another at&t sim card. It did not work with this one.
01-26-2013, 09:43 AM #51
I was able to fix this problem with my Iphone 3gs,but whenever I try to connect to itunes it still says: "We're sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time. Please try again later, or contact customer care." When I got my phone it was jailbroken and unlocked,but because the phone froze up on the apple logo screen I had to do a restore and lost all that. I did manage to re-jail break it,and I did back up the jalbreak apps before restoring,but can't access them now because stupid itunes keeps giving that error. If I can get that stuff back I could unlock my phone again without having to pay to have it done. Anyone got any ideas? Please help! LOL!
01-26-2013, 11:37 AM #52
Never mind,fixed it!
04-10-2013, 10:53 PM #53
i did everything you instructed but when i went to restore my iphone the file wasn't anywhere! i'm afraid it's dead! help me!