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Thread: Restoring 3GS with 4.0.1: 3194 Error. Tried Everything

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    Default Restoring 3GS with 4.0.1: 3194 Error. Tried Everything
    So some days back I was installing some apps on Cydia on my 3GS with 4.0.1 which was jailbreaked and unlocked. But then the phone crashed and from that time it has been unable to get it started and its stuck on the apple logo.

    Now I read a lot on how to restore it to 4.0.1 back and use the backup that I have to get the phone back to same condition.

    I have .shsh blobs for 4.0.1 and they are saved locally.

    I put my phone in DFU mode and edited hosts file to add 127.0.0.1 gs.apple.com as the .shsh blobs were saved locally. Then I hit shift+restore on itunes to restore 4.0.1. But no matter what I do I always get 3194 error.

    I have tried two versions of itunes: 10.3 and 9.0.2, both 64 and 32 bit Windows 7.

    I checked by pinging gs.apple.com whether it was working fine and it was working fine.

    Will be very grateful if anyone can help in identifying the problem.

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    have you used tinyumbrella and started the TSS server and tried restoring?

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    Yes I did tried it.

    But I don't have my shsh saved on cydia server. I have them saved locally.

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    using the TSS server is for restoring locally, did you verify that the TSS server is accepting connections by looking at the log tab in tinyumbrella?

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    Yes it does says that it is accepting connections.

    I am using old version 4.02.xx as the new version gives java errors even with latest java installed.

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    and you are sure you have the proper shsh for the version you are trying to restore to, error 3194 means that itunes cannot find the shsh for the version you are trying to restore to

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    Yes the files are correct.

    The file I am trying to restore is: iPhone2,1_4.0.1_8A306_Restore.ipsw
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    that doesn't make sense, do you have another computer that you can try the restore from, also make sure your host file looks like this when the TSS server is running, the # should not be in front of the 127.x.x line


    # 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

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

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    Yes the hosts file was correct.

    I have tried already on other computer.


    See I have been wondering whether I can use the custom firmware method. But my 3GS is having new bootrom and I read online that custom firmware doesn't work with new boot rom.

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    You can use custom firmware to restore on a new bootrom of 3gs.

    You still need shsh blob for every restore except 4.3.3 as apple is still signing 4.3.3

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    Actually I already tried it. But I keep getting 1601 and 1604 error.

    Can you tell me whether .shsh files and blobs are different?
    I have only .shsh files saved for 4.0.1 of my 3GS and its only 60 kbs.

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    Why do you want 4.0.1, go for the latest which is 4.3.3 , restore to it using cfw.
    Shsh files and blobs mean the same thing. 60 to 65 kbs is the correct blob. You have to enter pwned dfu mode before restoring to custom firmware of 4.3.3 thru itunes. Use the pwned dfu from SB , PT or even Redsn0w ( there is an option to set iphone into pwned dfu mode which is located at the very bottom portion)

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    Ohh...well I am just scared not to upgrade my baseband.

    I used snowbreeze 2.0.2 to make custom fw of 4.0.1.

    I used iREB tool to enter into pwned dfu.


    Do I need to do something extra other than cfw to preserve baseband?

    I think 3GS 4.3.3 is not unlockable: http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/index....are#iPhone_3GS
    Last edited by Darrenan; 2011-06-22 at 10:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrenan View Post
    Do I need to do something extra other than cfw to preserve baseband?
    nope, as long as you used the preserve baseband option when building the firmware

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    At there seems to be some improvement in situation.

    I tried cfw 4.3.3 and it almost started restoring when I pulled the plugs.

    I am not keen on upgrading to 6.15.0 baseband on 4.3.3 as I have read alot about battery drains and missing GPS etc.

    What if I first restore to cfw 4.3.3 and then downgrade to cfw 4.0.1, is there any negative in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrenan View Post
    I am not keen on upgrading to 6.15.0 baseband on 4.3.3 as I have read alot about battery drains and missing GPS etc.
    using a custom firmware will not update your baseband to 6.15.0 unless you didn't use the preserve baseband option, if you didn't then rebuild using that option and your baseband will not update.

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    snowbreeze says that it has preserve baseband for all the 3 options ie preserve base band only, simple and expert. So I have made cfw for 4.3.3 choosing simple mode.

    What I am worried is will I be able to unlock the phone at 4.3.3

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    I have now successfully installed custom 4.3.3. Thanks for the help.

    Now for unlock as I read, do I need to jailbreak the phone to Ipad baseband? Please confirm that there is no other way for this, I don't want to loose my GPS.

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    Just popping to say that now the phone is working fine.
    Thanks guys for the help.

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