Broken Power Button; need DFU mode! :@

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lyth, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. lyth, Jun 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

    lyth macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    So I was just given an Iphone 3G for free from my friend. The power button is broke.

    So, when I got the iphone I wanted to erase all contents. So, I did this.

    Now the phone is stuck in a loop. It shows the apple logo, then turns off, then does that again.

    I know that this is because the Operating System has been deleted, and that I need to enter DFU mode to be able to restore this in itunes.

    Is there any other way that I can restore this iphone (and have it be recognized by itunes) other than using the power button?

    What if I just let the phone die?

    edit: I found a program called recboot. Will this put my iphone into DFU/recovery mode, so I can do a restore through itunes?
     
  2. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    You would've been better off connecting to iTunes and restoring. You should not use the iPhone erase with a broken power button. DFU is achievable only by physical means. You formatted your phone. Recboot works on phones that have an iOS on it.
    You didn't mention what happened when you connected to iTunes.
     
  3. lyth, Jun 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011

    lyth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    Yea, I had no idea what I was using. But a better warning should be given by apple on this issue. (Tons of people have this issue on the apple support site.)

    Itunes doenst recognize the iphone. All that happens when I plug the iphone in USB, is that it charges.

    I do have the appropriate tools to take this thing apart. Should I do this, and see if I can fix or buy a new top button? Or should I see what apple says?
     
  4. lyth, Jun 12, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011

    lyth thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My new issue, is that when I try to restore to 4.2.1 in itunes, I get error 3194.

    Can someone help me?
     

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