If you see Error 3194, “this device isn’t eligible for the requested build” then it is required you must take care of the Apple iTunes. It is the application that can’t communicate with the Apple Software update server, or you might see one of the following messages or error code displayed on the screen.
• Error 17
• Error 1639
• Error 3000-3020
• Error 3194
• Error 3100-3999
• This particular device is not compatible for requested build
If you come across any of the messages from the list and need support while updating or restoring the iOS device, you can communicate with our qualified tech professional. If you require assistance for installing the latest version of iTunes or when need support for an update or restore, you can talk with us. In case you desired more help you can follow the mentioned steps in the blog.
Follow the steps to fix the error 3194 with host file:
Step 1: First you need to make sure that iTunes is stopped on your computer be it Windows or Mac
Step 2: Now you need to open the host files on your Computer System
For Windows users visit the folder via c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
If you are Mac user, you need to visit the /etc/hosts location
Step 3: Open the host file with the administrator rights
Step 4: Now you need to copy 126.96.36.199 gs.apple.com into the last line of host file and then save file.
For Mac users, you can use the arrow keys on the keyboard to find the entry containing “gs.apple.com”, and in case you not able to find the entry containing it means the error 3194 is not related to host file. In that case, one must go to fix the TCP/IP filtering, firewall, or security software issues whose steps are mentioned at the last of the blog.
Step 5: Now you must connect iPhone to PC via USB cable and open the iTunes application
Step 6: Power off the button by pressing the power button for 10 seconds
Step 7: Now you must put the iPhone/iPad/iPod to DFU mode by turning the Phone off and then holding down the home and power button for 10 seconds then release Power button but hold onto home button until iTunes isn’t displaying message in recovery mode
Step 8: In the recovery mode you can restore the iPhone. However, restoring the iPhone will erase all the data on your iPhone. Therefore, you must take care of all files and information and must back up iPhone data with iTunes or iCloud.
Step 9: Once your iOS update is finished go back to the host file and remove the “188.8.131.52 gs.apple.com” line again so that iTunes can properly update as normal. It is the essential step otherwise you may encounter future errors when trying to update or install iOS versions.
If your system is affected by the TCP/IP filtering, firewall or security software installed on your computer then you must follow the following steps
Step 1: You must configure or temporarily uninstall the security software
Step 2: Be sure you have the fine working internet connection
Step 3: Bypass, the internet router as some routers might block iTunes from accessing the update server. And in case you are using the router that is not manufactured by Apple you must try the following:
• Disconnect the device from your wired and wireless router and use an Ethernet cable to connect your computer directly to your modem
• Restart the PC and modem. Contact the ISP for more instructions on using the modem
After the Internet connection is working fine, you must update or restore your iOS device again.
In case you fail to solve the error 3194 of iTunes connect with our experienced tech team. Feel free to communicate the trained technicians any hour of day and night as they are available 24*7 around-the-clock to take care of the issues. You are most welcomed to get the error fixed so that you have the fine working of Apple iTunes applications.