Why You Cannot fix iTunes error 3194 while Downgrading iOS

If you are trying to downgrade your iOS on iPhone or iPad .The most deadliest error you get is the error 3194 in itunes while downgrading.Many users are facing this error and are searching the web for a fix or a way to bypass this error.

There are not a lot of fixes for itunes 3194 error.In fact I too was faced with the same problem while downgrading my iPhone 4s to iOS 6.I searched for hours on the web to get a way around it .

There are some methods that claim to get this fixed using some method .I am going to show you what it is. And then later on, in which cases you can not get rid of iTunes 3194 error.

Why are You getting error 3194 in iTunes ?

This error usually occurs and happens when a user is manually trying to Update or Downgrade their iDevice via itunes. Either he uses DFU method or any else.You still can be greeted by this problem.

This is really a headache for users.As sometimes none of the methods seem to work.

Although there are a number of fixes to get rid of this error which involves fixing the hosts file (pure crap). And there are a number of reasons that you cannot get rid of this error.Like the one below.

 Why You Can not Fix This Error 

So , Don’t tell me.You are getting an error from itunes while installing ios. Not really installing but more likely downgrading.

You are downgrading your iPhone,iPad from iOS 7 to iOS 6 or from iOS 8 to iOS 6 or 7 and you are getting error 3196 in itunes while downgrading ?. Aren’t you ?

Well if this is the case then don’t bother looking for the fix.

I was a fan of iOS 6. When I installed iOS 7 I hoped that I would later on have the ability to downgrade.I regretted the decision ever since.

When i tried to downgrade, i was greeted by this problem. I straight away searched the web and started finding solutions for error 3194 fix while downgrading to ios 6.

I looked everywhere. In apple forums and on YouTube. From low sites to experts in this field.

But sadly i could not achieve what i wanted to . And here is the reason why.


You might have heard about the apple signing statues. This is the main reason that you cannot downgrade your iOS from 7 to 6, or from 8 to 7. Whenever you try to do so you will get an error.

The main reason that you are getting this error is because Apple is not signing your desired firmware anymore. That means that every ipsw file you try to download will always give you an error.

You might be thinking that there must be a way around it ?. Well there is not. Even if you do manage to bypass itunes 3194 error .You will be greeted by another error.

Apple’s downgrade policy is very strict. They hate going to older versions of iOS .Not even tools like cydia, tinyumbrella can help you in this case. Every ipsw installed is first signed by Apple via itunes and then installed.

What you can do to fix this is try to save your shsh blobs (for iPhone 4 only) before upgrading.This is a whole new story but it somehow gets iPhone 4 to downgrade easily. But for later devices.Learn to stick with your choice.

You can never downgrade your iOS version even if you are a born developer or programmer. There are millions of people in the world currently looking for a bypass or a fix around this problem.But till now there has not been a working method to get this problem solved.

So either you can jailbreak your iPhone and install some tweaks to mold your phone your way.Or you can stick to your current iOS.

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