3gs stuck in recovery/dfu and wont come out?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by geekgirrl, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. geekgirrl macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    I have a 3gs 4.0.1 I was trying to upgrade to 5.0.1. Something happened and itunes tried to restore back I guess and now it's stuck. No holding the power/home buttons system works. It kind of wont shut off and itunes doesnt even see the phone. This is an non jb phone. It was jb a while back but I un jail broke it to 4.0.1.

    Any ideas how to get out of this? I dont even think I can do a restore and itunes doesnt see the phone. I'm using windows 7.

  2. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2011
    are you on ipad BB?
  3. normanbates macrumors regular

    Aug 24, 2011
    Try tiny umbrella to force it out of DFU mode
  4. geekgirrl, Feb 28, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2012

    geekgirrl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2010
    I'm on an iphone 3gs.

    No other way to boot this phone out of dfu/recovery mode than some software?
    I dont even know what mode I'm in except that itunes will not see the phone no matter what magic button sequence I use....so far. Grrrrrr...

    Tinyumbrella doesnt see my device. The exit recovery & fix recovery buttons are grayed out.

    I got it! I tried the 3rd usb port and it worked.
  5. bring-ass macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2012
    I love u geek girl i had like 2 days stuck on this, i had switched different USB port but never a 3rd... i hope God gives you like ten sons in return

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