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

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

  1. crellion macrumors member

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    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

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    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 603

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    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 member

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    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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