ARGH! Can't get into DFU mode?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by petemwah, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. petemwah macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    OK, in the past I've got into DFU mode MANY a time, but I'm having real troubles at the moment:

    With my 3GS (currently running 3.1b2) I want to downgrade to 3.0 as am finding many errors which I want to avoid, so I try to get into DFU mode.

    BUT, when i hold down home and power at the same time, the phone just turns on and doesn't let me enter DFU mode! I've tried holding both at the same time, holding the home button first and THEN holding the power button and any way I try the phone just turns back on and doesn't let me enter DFU mode.

    Has anyone got any advice that could help? Why can I not get into DFU mode?

    Cheers!
     
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Are you holding Home and Lock for 10sec exactly while the device is plugged into your machine? Then releasing the lock button and holding the Home button until prompted in iTunes that a phone needs recovery?
     
  3. petemwah thread starter macrumors regular

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    yup, exactly 10 seconds whilst phone is off and plugged into machine with itunes open, still happens...
     
  4. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    There you go, that's your problem. Turn your phone on and try again while it's powered on and connected to your machine. :)
     
  5. petemwah thread starter macrumors regular

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    really? everywhere i've read mentions to turn the phone off first?
     
  6. bytethese macrumors 68030

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  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    This works for me:

    1. Turn off phone

    2. Wait ten seconds

    3. Hold down the home button

    4. Connect the phone to computer
     
  8. jmann macrumors 604

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    That is recovery mode. Not DFU mode.
     
  9. petemwah thread starter macrumors regular

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  10. Lumpyokc macrumors newbie

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    what if my ipod is stuck on the apple boot logo and no way i hold the buttons works?
     

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