How to enable DFU mode in Mac OS X 10.5.6?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by maccy-g, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. maccy-g macrumors newbie

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    A lot of people including me have trouble jailbreaking the iphone in the 10.5.6 update, as itunes doesnt seem to recognise the iphone in dfu mode. I found this tutorial below while searching for the answer but it seems a bit comlicated. are there any simpler ways to enable dfu mode in 10.5.6?

    Source: http://www.answers4pc.com/29

     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Yikes. Apparently some people have had success by using a USB hub. Personally I had no trouble with entering DFU mode directly on 10.5.6; it's apparently a bug in one of the USB drivers so my USB chipset must be one of the ones that still works.
     
  3. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    I haven't had any problems entering DFU on my old whitebook running 10.5.6. But, with my new aluminum MB, it's a completely different story...
     
  4. 11800506 macrumors 65816

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    Yeh... I had issues too as I was trying to jailbreak my iPod for the first time today but it just wouldn't work on my MBP or iMac.
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Nope, but I wouldn't follow those steps. I highly recommend the USB hub so that future updates have a better chance of working properly. :)
     
  6. jumplittlechloe macrumors member

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    USB hub worked for me on an iMac alum 2.4ghz.
     
  7. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    It should be mentioned that this problem is not a problem
    For those who do not have the newer unibody model of MacBook or on my iMac.
     
  8. megamanbnmaster macrumors 6502

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    You can just buy a USB Hub for like $10 and then connect the iPhone through the USB Hub. That allows DFU mode.
     
  9. superspud macrumors regular

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  10. lil666jrkatz macrumors member

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    I tried the Automator script, but I confirm ok, it quits my apps, and the script quits as well. help?
     

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