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Old Aug 22, 2008, 12:10 AM   #1
iNassar
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Need help..my home button doesn’t work and I need to enter DFU mode

My home button just stopped working suddenly, so thinking that it may be software problem (although I think is not very likely) y decided to update it to 2.0 using winpwn. The problem was that when I have to enter DFU mode, I can’t because my home button won’t work. I ’m wondering if there is any other way of entering DFU mode without using the home button or maybe a suggestion for another way to updating to 2.0 without having to enter DFU mode. Also I would appreciate some of your opinions about my home button issue is it hardware or software?
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Old Aug 22, 2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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I think I may have fixed it

I have found this method:
Alternate Method: Going Into DFU Mode Without Button Pushing: (on windows) Easier than timing the buttons just right!


1.) First download the required archive http://www.sendspace.com/file/93fx93

2.) Extract the archive to the root of your hard drive, should be C:/DFU/

3.) Connect your iPhone and ignore iTunes

4.) Goto Start - run

5.) Next type in “c:/dfu/dfu iBSS.m68ap.RELEASE.dfu”

6.) Wait for iPhone to show a “white” screen

7.) Now you may proceed to downgrade!

**also these files are found in ibrickr’s directory except for the .dfu file**

written by truehybridx
Sources: http://limitededitioniphone.com/how-...into-dfu-mode/

The problem now is that when I do the restore I get the error "1604"
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 04:16 PM   #3
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I'm having the same exact issue...

Only problem is, I'm on a MAC.

Any idea on how to do this on a MacBook?

Thanks.
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 04:32 PM   #4
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put it in dfu on a friends pc and restore with ur macbook?

or a neighbours you must know someone close with a pc :P
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Old Sep 16, 2008, 04:43 PM   #5
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Funny thing...most of my friends have Macs...

I'll see what I can pull off.

Thanks!
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Old Sep 21, 2008, 06:16 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by iNassar View Post
I have found this method:
Alternate Method: Going Into DFU Mode Without Button Pushing: (on windows) Easier than timing the buttons just right!


1.) First download the required archive http://www.sendspace.com/file/93fx93

2.) Extract the archive to the root of your hard drive, should be C:/DFU/

3.) Connect your iPhone and ignore iTunes

4.) Goto Start - run

5.) Next type in “c:/dfu/dfu iBSS.m68ap.RELEASE.dfu”

6.) Wait for iPhone to show a “white” screen

7.) Now you may proceed to downgrade!

**also these files are found in ibrickr’s directory except for the .dfu file**

written by truehybridx
Sources: http://limitededitioniphone.com/how-...into-dfu-mode/

The problem now is that when I do the restore I get the error "1604"
I followed these steps precisely, and this is the error I get:

When I run the command, it says:
"s_Looking for iPhone
e_Couldn't pair with iPhone
e_Failure"

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
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Old Sep 22, 2008, 03:40 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by overbo0st2k4 View Post
I followed these steps precisely, and this is the error I get:

When I run the command, it says:
"s_Looking for iPhone
e_Couldn't pair with iPhone
e_Failure"

Any help is greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.
Try it in another usb port or computer. If it still won´t work check your cable it may be damaged. You can also use iLiberty, whch i think it would be better. Check on the advanced tab. I think there is an option for entering DFU mode.
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Old Sep 10, 2009, 08:03 PM   #8
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Try it in another usb port or computer. If it still won´t work check your cable it may be damaged. You can also use iLiberty, whch i think it would be better. Check on the advanced tab. I think there is an option for entering DFU mode.
I have tried both methods and for the DFU program i got the same response. I also tried everything in the quote and iliberty was not able to put my phone in BFU mode. My iphone is on OS 3.1 and because i cant get into BFU mode i cant down grade either. Any other suggestions?
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Old Sep 22, 2009, 11:42 PM   #9
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I have tried both methods and for the DFU program i got the same response. I also tried everything in the quote and iliberty was not able to put my phone in BFU mode. My iphone is on OS 3.1 and because i cant get into BFU mode i cant down grade either. Any other suggestions?
The only way to get into dfu mode is by removing the two screws at the bottom of the iphone. Once these are removed you can lift the screen assembly up slightly with a small screw driver. Once its lifted you will see two small rectangle contact points that the home button assembly makes contact with. If you use a small piece of metal and make contact with both of these points the iphone will think you are pressing the home button. Now you can follow the typical method for entering DFU mode, but instead of holding down the home button you will be making contact between those two points. It might take a few tries to get it down, but it works good luck!
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Old Jan 3, 2012, 08:36 AM   #10
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Thanks cdobrow!

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Originally Posted by cdobrow View Post
The only way to get into dfu mode is by removing the two screws at the bottom of the iphone. Once these are removed you can lift the screen assembly up slightly with a small screw driver. Once its lifted you will see two small rectangle contact points that the home button assembly makes contact with. If you use a small piece of metal and make contact with both of these points the iphone will think you are pressing the home button. Now you can follow the typical method for entering DFU mode, but instead of holding down the home button you will be making contact between those two points. It might take a few tries to get it down, but it works good luck!
I've been researching and trying like crazy to get to dfu without a home button. Tried manually changing the insides of the ipsw to force a dfu loop to no avail.

But your tip on the metal contacts saved my iphone! I'm on 5.0.1 now with no problems. Unlocked too. Now I can get some work done.

Thanks cdobrow! :-)
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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What Metal Tool?

What metal tool did you used to do this, i really need this and i can't get into my iLhone without the Home Button Cause of iOS 5, Can you describe me what tool and metal pieces you tale and where to put it to make contact and help me to get into DFU mode!

Thanks A Thousand Time!
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