Broken iPhone 5 home button, keeps going in DFU mode, want to recover data.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Hezzaa, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Hezzaa macrumors member

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    #1
    My iPhones 5 has a broken home button and due to that it keeps going to DFU so I can't back it up. I just bought a new iPhone 5S and would like to transfer my messages and photos from my old phone to the new one. Should I just rip off the home button since I won't need the phone anymore? Any ideas?
     
  2. mdr101 macrumors newbie

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    Columbus Ohio
    #2
    home button

    You can easily just remove the home button. You need a couple tools, but I would not recommend destroying the phone to end that. You will need a pentalobe screw driver, razor blade or iSesame tool, small flat head or spudger, and then a small phillips head screwdriver. It might take you 30 min to 20 min to do if that.
     

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