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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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
alexxis - September 24, 2014 at 5:36am
i dont understand why my 4s will not restore with itunes and im getting very angry. ive been doing this for 2.5 hours now and still NOTHING. error 2005 has shown up as well as other errors. UGH :(:(:(
sachin900 - September 18, 2014 at 7:24pm
this worked thanks...............
gv - September 3, 2014 at 9:46pm
thank you ! very much this helped me a lot :)
nghetrung - August 22, 2014 at 2:03pm
can this fix the iphone wifi grey out?
ysf - August 28, 2014 at 10:56am
This can not fix the wifi grey out! If its iphone 4s... You should open backside and make warm wifi cheap than it willl be fixed!
Tom Riddle - September 3, 2014 at 6:02am
You can follow these steps : Press and hold the power button that is present on the top edge of the iPhone and along with that press home buttonfor at least 15 seconds Wait till the iphone device turns off and then release the power and home button. It could take around fifteen seconds to power off. Turn iPhone On by pressing iphone button. And hwen the iphone reboots, it will not be in recovery mode. And for More info visit : http://bit.do/Put-an-iPhone-Into-DFU-Mode
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