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    Question 3GS-Buttons failure, 3194 error
    Hey guys,
    I have an iPhone 3GS 16gb white. It was running on firmware 4.2.1 until today. Last week, the power buttons and the volume and mute buttons all stopped working. I didnt drop it or anything and it was always in its case.

    I tried to do a normal restore to 4.3.3 thinking that this would solve the problem but I keep getting error code 6 on my desktop and 3194 on my laptop. All anti virus sw, firewalls and security suites are turned off.

    I used Tiny Umbrella to id the device but all it says in Device Model is 'invalid'. If I kick it out of recovery, it reboots and shows the plug into itunes logo.

    I can't get into DFU mode cos the power buttons dont work.

    I've gone to the advanced settings in TU and de-selected the 'set host files to cydia' and 'request shsh from cydia' as well.
    Closed it, restarted windows, tried to do a direct update from iTunes but the same 3194 error on my laptop and error 6 on my PC.

    Please advise.

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    doublecheck your hosts file again on your laptop.

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    The hosts files looks like this:

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost

    74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com
    #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com


    The hosts.umberella file looks like this:

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    ::1 localhost

    #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com
    #127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com
    #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com

    What now?

    I did this. I deleted the original hosts file and left the hosts.umberella file on. It started loading until 3/4th of the way and then it gave me error 6. Now both systems give me error 6.

    Please advise.

    Also, please bear in mind my power and volume buttons dont work. When i start TU it gives me an error message that says "Cannot start TSS Service. Dont restore. c:win:....etc\hosts is not writeable.
    Last edited by lordra; 2011-05-21 at 05:20 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Host file not writable, you have to go to folder option and edit your folder option.
    Click start : key in notepad and run as admin, then open up to hosts file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
    Host file not writable, you have to go to folder option and edit your folder option.
    Click start : key in notepad and run as admin, then open up to hosts file.
    Well, great timing to upgrade! Never felt it so much before!
    Anyways, the hosts file does not exist cos I deleted it.
    What now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordra View Post
    Well, great timing to upgrade! Never felt it so much before!
    Anyways, the hosts file does not exist cos I deleted it.
    What now?
    BUMP!
    Pleease!!!! ANyone?? My phone is unusable!!
    PLEASE help me!!

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    Open your Recycle Bin and find the Host file, then right click on it, then select Restore. That
    will put it back into "CWindows\System32\Drivers\etc" if your using Windows XP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyHawker View Post
    Open your Recycle Bin and find the Host file, then right click on it, then select Restore. That
    will put it back into "CWindows\System32\Drivers\etc" if your using Windows XP.
    I did a blasted ****+del without thinking. I can create a new file and copy paste from what I have here but with what extension do I save it with?
    I tried a system restart but it doesn't bring the hosts file back. I'm using Vista 32b.

    In the mean time, I went out, borrowed a mate's laptop, and managed to restore the phone. So now the 16gb 3gs is working(software) but the buttons, except for the home button, have ceased to work. Well, they stopped working 2 weeks ago anyways.

    Please advise.

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    If your mate's PC has Vista 32 bit on it, I would just copy his host file and email it yourself. Then
    just copy back into "C\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc" on your computer. It's worth a try and
    I'm pretty sure it will work

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyHawker View Post
    If your mate's PC has Vista 32 bit on it, I would just copy his host file and email it yourself. Then
    just copy back into "C\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc" on your computer. It's worth a try and
    I'm pretty sure it will work
    Yes I'm sure it will. Unfortunately, its a windows 7 Lappy.
    About the power buttons and volume keys not working, what can be done?

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    Copy and paste this and call it hosts

    # Copyright (c) 1993-2009 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself.
    # 127.0.0.1 localhost
    # ::1 localhost
    The hosts file is not really needed as you can see, as long as DNS is working and can resolve your requests.
    As for your power and volume buttons, a restore will help show if it is a software or hardware problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofball2k View Post
    Copy and paste this and call it hosts



    The hosts file is not really needed as you can see, as long as DNS is working and can resolve your requests.
    As for your power and volume buttons, a restore will help show if it is a software or hardware problem.
    Thanks for that. What extension do I need for it then? Hosts.***? I successfully did a restore on the pc after getting back the hosts file and deleting the umberella host file.
    However, the buttons still dont work.
    Guess it has to be hardware then, eh?

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    Turned out that the iphone had been tampered with. So a fake screen had been put in. That screwed up the electrics.
    Thanks for the help guys. Who would've thought!

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    Yeah those cheap screens can suck. It sounded much more like hardware failure than anything else. So are you getting a new screen? Is it working otherwise or did the screen screw the rest of the phone up too?

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    The software is ok, the home button works. its just the other buttons that didnt work. We may or may not get it fixed thru insurance but the apple store refuses to fix it.

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