Have I been doing DFU wrong all this time?!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by crellion, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. crellion macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2009
    Everytime I need to DFU Restore my device - I simply plug my powered-on device into my iTunes and hold the power-and-home button until the screen shuts down - and I then keep holding the home button until I hear the device beep on my computer.

    However - now I read - that I need to "power-off" the phone first and the do the routine... So all this time I have been doing DFU while my device was powered-on...

    Does this matter in any way? Or am I being OCD about this?
  2. The Tos macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Buffalo, New York

    I have always done it with the phone turned on as well. As long as itunes reads it as a phone in recovery mode, I think you're all set.
  3. sunking101 macrumors 604


    Sep 19, 2013
    Mine was stuck in a boot loop the other day and I entered DFU from the Apple logo. Part of the DFU process involves switching the phone off anyway.
  4. crellion thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 22, 2009
    So basically it doesn't matter if the device is powered on or off when you do this process. Ok - that's a relief!

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