How to Solve iPad Restore Error 9/3014/3194

What's the error 9/3014/3194 when I restore my iPad? How to solve it? The changes of operating system files are the direct cause of why the error happens when you are trying to restore your iPad. Let me explain each error to you first: Error 9 is caused by an ASR patch which changes the SHA signature; Error 3014 is caused by a bad Hosts file which blocks the connection between your iPad and the Apple Server; Error 3194 occurs when you installed older firmware but the Apple Server disallows the restoration. Seems it's very complicated but in fact, all these errors can be easily fixed by several simple steps.

What's the error 9/3014/3194 when I reinstate my iPad? How to solve it?

The changes of files of operating system are the direct cause of why the error happens when you attempt to restore the iPad. Let me explain each error to you first: Error 9 is happens by the ASR patch that alters the SHA signature; Error 3014 occurs by a file of bad Hosts which obstructs the link between your the Apple Server and iPad; Error 3194 is caused when you install older firmware but the Apple Server prohibits the restoration. Seems it's very complicated but in fact, all such errors are simple to be fixed by several simple steps.

Part 1. The Direct Way to Solve iPad Restore 9/3014/3194

Once you restore your iPad on your computer but meet the restore error 9, 3014 or 3194, you can follow the below 3 steps to solve this problem directly on your computer without of any other third-party tools:

Step #1) Update your iTunes version. The errors might just be occurred by the old version of iTunes software, so just update the iTunes version, then the faults will be easily fixed. If you have an Apple Mac, simply open your iTunes program on your PC and find out the “Check for Updates” option on the program interface and click on it. If your computer is a Windows operating system one, click on the “Help” option on the program interface and then select the “Check for Updates” option to update your iTunes program on your computer.

Step #2) Update the operating system of your PC. Then you need to check whether the operating system of your PC is the newest version or not. If not, you need to update the operating system files for your PC. On an Apple Mac PC, click on “Apple Menu” on the desktop and then click on “Software Update” option to find the newest update version for your PC. On a PC with Windows, click on the “Start Menu” button on the desktop and type the word “update” in the box of search then click on “Windows Update” to finalize the process.

Step #3) Restart your computer. After you have revised both of the iTunes program and computer operating system, simply restart your computer, the downloaded update files will be installed on your PC and be implemented after the restart. Then you will won't meet the restore error 9, 3014 or 3194 anymore when you restore your iPad again.

Part 2. The Third-party Tool Way to Solve iPad Error 9/3194/3014

If you think the above direct way is a little bit complicated for you to solve the unknown faults during your iPad reinstation, you can choose this third-party tool way to solve this problem. And the iPad Recovery software should be the best software for you to choose due to its easy to use “Fix iOS to Normal” feature which can help you deal with the iPad restore error 9, 3014 or 3194 with ease.

Main attributes of iPad Recovery

  • 3 data recovery ways – It offers you the lost data recovery from device itself, iTunes backup and iCloud backup. The comprehensive ways make you fully retrieve the lost data you want.
  • Fully compatible with all iOS devices – It can be compatible with all the iOS devices, not just iPad, but also iPhone, iPod, and so on. It means you can use it to retrieve the data from all the iOS devices.
  • Easy operation – It offers you an easy interface, which allows you to use this software without any difficulties even if you are a software beginner.

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How to solve the iPad restore error 9/3194/3014 by iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery

When you meet the errors like these during your iPad restoration, you can choose to use this software to fix the changes that might have been done to the important files of the operating system. Because this software can have access to the files of IPSW on Apple Server to help you fix and restore any damaged or lost data in the OS or operating system.

Step I) Connect your iPad with PC

Download the correct version of iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery software from its iSkysoft software official website for your computer. Wait for some time until the download is done. And then install it on your PC and launch it. When you enter the main interface of this program, find out the “Fix iOS to Normal” option on the left side of the interface and then click on it. Then use a working USB cable to connect the iPad with the PC, and wait for a while until the program detected your iPad. Then click the “Start” tab to continue.

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Step II) Download the latest version of firmware

After the above step, the iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery program will access the iTunes server and search out all the compatible IPSW files on your PC. After the IPSW are listed on the interface, select the newest version for your iPad and then download it by clicking on the “Download” button. Wait a moment until the files be completely downloaded on the computer.

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Step III) Fix the iPad restore error 9/3194/3014

Once the new version of firmware be downloaded on your PC, the iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery program will update the system files on your PC and iPad automatically. Wait for some time to allow the program doing the updating. Once the process is done, your iPad will restart and the iPad restore error 9, 3014 or 3194 will be fixed.

Surely I can understand how disappointing you will be when getting a message of error that you don't understand. And you might be panic at the same time and believe that you might lose all your data of your iPad. But since you learnt the above ways, you won't be scared anymore when you meet these errors again. And to retrieve iPad data by iPad Recovery tool seems like the easiest way for the green hand users. And we should know the IPSW files of iTunes are regularly kept posted by Apple which is for restoring your Mac/PC and iPad files in case of such kind of errors, so always keep the operating systems of both computer and iPad of the latest version. And also this is the key point to avoid such kind of error happens again.

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