Enter DFU mode without Power Button

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by eddiexhart, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. eddiexhart macrumors regular

    eddiexhart

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    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to enter DFU mode. I tried RecBoot but it goes to the plug and itunes symbol on the iPhone.

    I sadly lost my iPhone 4 this weekend so my brother is letting me use his old school iPhone 3G which the lock/power button is broken. I updated to 4.2.1 and created a custom IPSW with Sn0wbreeze, But I dont know why it's not proceeding. When I use RecBoot and enters Recovery Mode, I select the custom IPSW build from the select in itunes. iTunes then says "preparing iphone for restore" and just stays like that.

    Help anyone?!
     
  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    It took me around 4 hours to enter DFU mode without a power button. I had to use a butterfly clip and prayer to get it to work.
     
  3. eddiexhart thread starter macrumors regular

    eddiexhart

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    A butter fly clip?! ah! I tried the whole google run c:DFU thing but nothing happens lol! THIS SUCKS!!!!
     
  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    What are you trying to achieve here?

    If you can tell me what you really want out of this 3G, then there might be suggestion to make it works?

    Are you on AT&T network?
    What is the baseband on the phone?
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Why dont you go back down to 3.1.2 or 3.1.3
    Then you wont need to put it in DFU mode to JB and unlock.
     
  6. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Applejuiced, you are reading my mind. With 3.1.2 or 3.1.3, OP does not need DFU to jailbreak. Blackra1n, spirit or jailbreakme.com will work. However, it will not work if OP's iphone has 05.14 or 05.15 baseband because if OP's iphone has these basebands, the only software will work to upgrade baseband is redsn0w.
     
  7. jmaldia macrumors newbie

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    dfu

    try this:
    drain the battery.
    when it's drained do the following:
    hold the home button.
    plug the iPhone.
    it should go into DFU mode after.

    I tried it twice. Hope it works for you.
     
  8. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

    Crystal-RX

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    This is recovery mode and not DFU. with your method, it will show the USB cable and Itunes and it is recovery mode.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    In the 'old days' you could get a fresh ipsw, browse inside and overwrite the LLB files with the applelogo files and follow normal jb pwnage procedure. Maybe check if that's still possible, I remember you had to copy out an applelogo..img3
     
  11. seanwebb68 macrumors 6502

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    doesn't work any more i gave in and just brought the flex cable from ebay used a youtube video and fixed the power button when i had that issues, it was quite easy
     
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