2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 19, 2013 4:55 AM by lllaass
Judy Noel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Okay, I've spent the past couple hours searching various forums and youtube videos for a fix, and I just cannot find one (or nothing seems to be working for me). I have an iPod Touch 64gb 3rd Gen that just recently started the reboot loop. It randomly shut off on me earlier today, and everytime I try to turn it on I only see the apple logo screen for a few seconds and then it shuts off. I then researched and attempted to force the iPod into recovery mode and restore it. Apparently this has worked with others. When I attempt to restore using the most up to date software (and my iTunes is up to date), the restore process completes and there are no errors. However, once the iPod resets after the restore is complete, it goes right back to recovery mode. I have also tried to restore with older versions of the software, but I always get "unknown error code (3194)". I have also tried this on two different computers. And, if you are wondering, after I restore it, if I unplug it and take it out of recovery mode, it just goes right back to the reboot loop. Does anyone have any additional pointers? Also, I don't want to get in trouble (I have never jailbroken anything I own), but I did attempt to use ireb7 to force it out of the restore loop. This did not work.

iPod touch
  • CesarD11 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Hello Judy!,


    So, i can say that you tried to restore to the newest software one time, and tried two times with an older software (which is impossible because apple stops signing them), then you came here because you just can't, am i right?


    So, what is wrong? The problem is that the first time you tried to restore your ipod to the newest software, accidentally the ipod has been discconected in the procces of reset (believe me, that usually happens to me)

    Do it again and check your Apple Charging Cable.


    If that not happend (that probably not, haha) i have another theories.

    Apple updates constantly their software for a better performance.

    You can try this:



    That should fix the problem and if not, try a complete uninstall of your itunes using CCleaner and install iTunes again. If all of above doesn't seems to work, try another O.S./PC.



  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (168,850 points)

    You can only restore to the latestest iOS version for you model iPod. If you try to use an earlier version you will get the 3194 error.


    For restore loop::

    Restore loop (being prompted to restore again after a restore successfully completes)

    Troubleshoot your USB connection. If the issue persists, out-of-date or incorrectly configured third-party security software may be causing this issue. Please follow Troubleshooting security software issues. .


    Next try placing in DFU mode and then restoring.

    How to put iPod touch / iPhone into DFU mode « Karthik's scribblings

    Then try restoring on another computer.

    Last, make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store.

    Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar