Updating a hacked iphone
Note that i Tunes Error 3194 can also happen sometimes if the wrong firmware version is used, and you will see an error message like “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build”, which is why it’s necessary to always use the appropriate firmware files for your device if you are performing manual updates.
Or better yet, just let i Tunes or i OS update itself without trying to use the firmware files manually.
Instead, Apple wants users to manage and sync their i OS apps directly on the i OS device itself through the built-in App Store.
The removal of App Store and an Apps section from i Tunes has confused some users, and annoyed others.
You can also delete the IP’s and their associated domains, but that isn’t entirely necessary.
If you need them, you can get the latest versions of i Phone firmware, i Pad firmware, and i Pod touch firmware directly from Apple.
Keep in mind that the signing window for downgrading i OS versions has shrank dramatically, and without a history of storing SHSH blobs there is no way to revert back to prior versions of i OS once that happens.
Downgrading and upgrading to unsigned i OS versions on i Phone, i Pod touches, and i Pads is a very hot topic among the jailbreak community.
Not too long ago a tool called ‘futurerestore’ or ‘Prometheus’ was released by tihmstar, giving people the ability to restore to unsigned i OS versions if you have the correct SHSH blobs for it.
But don’t distress, even if this change can take some adapting, because you can still easily manage apps, sync apps, and redownload apps and access apps through the App Store directly on an i Phone or i Pad.