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How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

How to Put an iPhone Into DFU Mode

Posted May 2, 2008 at 9:01pm · 247 comments · Add Comment
jorda mc namara
jorda mc namara - January 17, 2018 at 3:58pm
my home bottom is broken so how will I do it
Cat Head
Cat Head - March 10, 2017 at 1:13am
For iPhone 7/7+ you need to press the volume down button.
Donald Dcruze
Donald Dcruze - February 17, 2017 at 4:20pm
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Ethan Woods
Ethan Woods - June 18, 2016 at 10:51pm
Thanks that helps me go back to iOS 9.3.2 for the not-so great iOS Developer Beta 1 ^^
sfthornes - June 10, 2016 at 1:11pm
Thanks that helps
Kendall Chavez
Kendall Chavez - April 4, 2016 at 11:57pm
will this reset the iphone? how long does it take??
Abdul Haque
Abdul Haque - October 9, 2015 at 7:51pm
Friend It is downloading Update it is not restoring Phone Kindly Please Help What I have to Do..........?
Imtiaz - October 1, 2015 at 10:26am
very well done. very thanks to you. it solved my problem. love u. uummmmhhh
samandrea - June 16, 2015 at 12:23pm
Can i put my iphone 5s into recovery mode on a computer i haven't synced with before??
jaiannah - June 4, 2015 at 6:02am
i have ipad 3 i want to fully reset it to make new apple id and icloud acc but it has a previous apple id i didnt know the password what should i do
guy mariano
guy mariano - March 12, 2016 at 4:30am
return the stolen iphone
Juan Torres
Juan Torres - May 4, 2015 at 6:44pm
after putting an ipad in dfu mode when it resets will it still ask for previous apple id?
Cris McClure
Cris McClure - May 10, 2015 at 2:44am
hey I just got an iPod touch 5th generation and it was my but he's ex-girlfriends when they broke up she gave it back to him but never told her iTunes password how do I get around that and restored to factory settings any idea?
Mitchell Apps
Mitchell Apps - August 7, 2015 at 11:36am
If u have find my iphone u can remotely wipe it otherwise ur out of luck man
guy mariano
guy mariano - March 12, 2016 at 4:31am
yea usually a stolen iDevice or bought from a third party without knowing about find my iphone..
tech-admin - May 6, 2016 at 3:44pm
Very narrow minded to think that the phone is stolen. I am a company admin and deal with all the time when ex employees put their personal icloud account on my corporate phones. This is also not uncommon for people buying/selling used phones. If the seller does not go through the setup and deactiavte the account, the buyer will have issues.
Dr.Hyde - April 23, 2015 at 1:46am
how can u do it if screen has passcode and is cracked/unresponsive and have no idea what the itunes account info is cause person it was bought from is looney tunes?!
CStokes - April 6, 2015 at 8:30am
This solved my "ipod touch upgrade ios 2.2.1 to 4.2 error -1" problem I have had for more than a year. Thank You. Remember to backup your latest state of the IPOD.
Michelle0322 - April 3, 2015 at 2:28pm
I have my iPhone unlocked so I can use it for any carrier, will doing this DFU on it discontinue the unlock?
jacqueline - April 1, 2015 at 7:39am
Its working!! Thanks so much. every detail in this post was apt and essential so thanks for not leaving anything to chance!
mirul - March 11, 2015 at 4:01am
justine jude
justine jude - March 7, 2015 at 3:27pm
pls help me ,, my iphone need to connect in itunes and upgrade or restore it but when the restoring has 75% it stuck and there is an error(1) what shuold i do?
christine.schneider - March 6, 2015 at 9:22am
thank you for saving me from driving into town to the apple store with 2 little kids! I solved the problem within 10mn following the easy instructions. thank you!! christine
Iann - December 9, 2014 at 2:38am
Does this only work with a Mac?
mojohaas - December 26, 2014 at 5:02pm
This works with any computer that you can download iTunes onto. I have a Dell, a HP, and a Sony vaio and it works for all of them.
kriagmore - December 1, 2014 at 4:00am
For the record, my ipod touch is 5th gen, and my laptop 10.6 . And when I followed through with the instructions it worked until I got an error message of 4005, and basically my laptop's version of itunes was not up to date, although it said it was. Currently the latest version is 12.0.1. And my laptop was reading "This version of itunes (11.4) is the current version", which is incorrect and misleading. So I switched to my later model - and it works. Ensure that your stuff is up-to-date or it won;t work.
kriagmore - December 1, 2014 at 3:39am
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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
Timothiah Jones - November 5, 2014 at 1:56am
Mica Jonah
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
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
mojohaas - December 26, 2014 at 5:05pm
when it pops up the itunes icon then plug it into itunes and it will restore it. just wait for itunes to tell you the phone needs recovery/restoring
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!
Cheryl Imayoshi
Cheryl Imayoshi - August 21, 2014 at 6:04am
This worked, thank you!
Tomasz - August 15, 2014 at 5:59pm
Nie pomogło. Dalej pojawia się komunikat "This iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID. Sign in with the Apple ID that was used to set up this iPhone." Aby go odtworzyć muszę podać ID i Password poprzedniego właściciela. To jakaś paranoja.
dipsetbirdgang - August 15, 2014 at 5:02am
This really works!! Had my phone jailbroken and needed it back to normal. This restored the phone to its original setting. I would say to only do this if your planning on using the original carrier which it was purchased from. This helped me and I hope it does the same for you! God bless peace and love to all!!!
Kevin B
Kevin B - August 9, 2014 at 7:52pm
Easy way is to: Hold down both Sleep/Lock and Home buttons simultaneously, when the screen goes black count to 3, then release the Lock/Sleep button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds, or until iTunes recognizes the device again.
Stacey Haese
Stacey Haese - August 5, 2014 at 1:43pm
My son has an ipod 5th generation. He forgot his password & it's locked. I know how to restore it to factory settings by plugging into itunes, I've done it several times, however the "device locator" is turned on in settings & when I try to restore it, it will not let me, it tells me to go to icloud settings & turn off device locator but I obviously can't do that because it's locked & I can't get to it so now what do I do????
Law - August 22, 2014 at 9:43am
You cant bypass the find my phone on it, the only way to is to try to recover the password. No matter what you do it will always require that, it is a security feature that stops people who find/steal using the device, the passcode is easy to get past as u said but apple store is your best bet with that one or apple customer services.
libansalah - June 6, 2014 at 5:41am
/Users/libansalah/Downloads/iOS 8 beta - iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530) - 12A4265u/iPhone6,2_8.0_12A4265u_Restore.ipsw
natasftw - June 5, 2014 at 4:06am
This isn't DFU mode. You should either fix the tutorial or delete it. You're doing more harm than help.
Debbie - May 23, 2014 at 2:12am
Will this work for an ipad?
George - April 19, 2014 at 12:18am
What do I do if I recently just JailBroke my iPhone 4 and its just the Apple Logo it stays for 10 or 20 seconds then it gets of and comes back 2 seconds after. Can anyone help me please??????
Regan bowyer
Regan bowyer - August 25, 2014 at 10:57am
My iphone is locked in lost mode and I cannot get it out now that I have retired my device
Ryan Seachrist
Ryan Seachrist - March 13, 2014 at 7:51pm
Are you on a commission basis. Tell, i want some loot too and i could make a fortune as i am very famous
S. Rao
S. Rao - January 19, 2014 at 8:19pm
I have a jailbroken iPhone3GS. Something went wrong ..and it wont even power on.Screen remains 100% dead. No light. No apple logo. However, i am able to get into DFU mode .. and when I ask iTunes to "Restore iPhone": .. it goes through the motions of trying to restore/recover. And ends with the following message - "The iPhone cannot be restored. An unknown error occurred (3194)"
Charles William
Charles William - November 5, 2014 at 3:42am
I have an IPhone 3GS and ive had that problem but all I did to get it to turn on was I held the power and home button for 15 seconds and the apple logo showed then it brought me to the lock screen. The IPhone 3GS is getting very old so most likely my suggestion would be to get a new phone like Iphone 4 or 5. My girlfriend had an IPhone 3GS but 4 weeks ago it shut down on her and she couldn't get it to turn on so we went to every site including youtube to try and get it to turn on so we tried not realizing that the phone was 100% dead and wouldn't turn on so we knew that the phone was done so she got the IPhone 4S. So if I were you I would go and get either IPhone 4 or 5
Doombringer - January 11, 2014 at 7:55am
still not working!
gregglee - January 17, 2014 at 3:36am
ive done a master reset on a iphone 5s three times thru itunes and dfu and its still asking me for the previous owners information. Can anyone help me with this????
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