How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

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DFU means Device Firmware Update. If a restore using Recovery Mode doesn't work you will want to use DFU Mode as a last resort. When placing your iPhone into DFU Mode it does not load the OS before attempting the restore.

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To put the iPhone into DFU mode so you can do an iTunes firmware restore follow these steps:

Step One
Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac.


Step Two
Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.


Step Three
After exactly 10 seconds release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.


The iPhone screen will remain black like this:


NOTE***: It may take a few attempts to get your iPhone into DFU mode. Generally, I hold down both buttons then release the Home button just before I think the Apple logo would appear. If you are still holding both buttons down and you see the Apple logo you are holding them down for too long!

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ledbg - November 17, 2014 at 2:17am
This really works!! Had my phone jailbroken and needed it back to normal. watchesforbuck
Kole - November 5, 2014 at 1:54am
still now working on my ipod 3. I'm getting pretty frustrated. I've been trying to do this for 84398457938457 hours and its not budging. I tried all of those and it won't work. I forgot the password and my cpu doesn't recognize it because it isn't synced.
Timothiah Jones - November 5, 2014 at 1:56am
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Mica Jonah - October 31, 2014 at 7:45am
how about if our sleep/wake button is broken? how can we have it in a DFU mode?
luke jr - October 14, 2014 at 11:34pm
this didnt work for me because i tryed it and it keeps popping the itunes icon up and i need help grrr
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