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

    Sep 17, 2010
    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

    Oct 25, 2013
    Columbus Ohio
    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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