Can't get phone into DFU mode

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Piercey, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. Piercey macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    I've tried everything to jailbreak my phone but I keep getting stuck on DFU. I've watched youtube videos read threads here but nothing is working.

    When I go through to process itunes sits at a window that says "waiting for ipod". Then it gives me a message that "An ipod has been detected but could not be identified properly. Please disconnect and reconnect the ipod, then try again. An unknown error occurred (1601)."

    The most recent failure was with quickpwn. I'm using itunes 8, iphone 3g 2.1.

    Is there something else going on beyond me just not doing it right?

  2. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2008
    Bergen County, NJ
  3. DN7335 macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    Try following these steps:

    Open iTunes
    Connect Phone to computer
    Turn off Phone, leave it connected to computer
    Bring up a clock on your screen that has seconds so you can time yourself
    Hold Home + Power for exactly 10 seconds using the clock on your computer
    Once you hit 10 seconds, release the power button but keep holding the Home button
    Continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds
    The phone should now be in DFU and recognized by the computer and iTunes, ready for restore
    (Note, the screen should be dark during this entire process. If not, start over)
  4. elkay macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    I concur with the previous post, except that my phone is sometime finicky about going into DFU while it's connected via USB. If it's not working out for you, try omitting that step and connect it to the computer last.

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