Resolved How to enter DFU mode on iPhone 8/8Plus ?

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  1. Baoden129, Sep 26, 2017
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    hi everyone , this is my first post and first of all, sorry for my broken English.

    I tried enter DFU mode from iPhone 8 plus, but it does not work like iPhone 7’s method ( volume down + power button ). I still can access recovery mode using apple’s website method but not DFU mode. I have been looking all over internet and still can’t find a way to enter DFU mode on iPhone 8 plus, if anyone know how to enter DFU mode on iPhone 8, thank you for help me out !

    UPDATE : i have found the way to enter DFU mode 8 and 8 plus
    1) connect iphone to computer and open itunes, make sure your phone is on, not off.
    2) quickly press volume up, quickly press volume down then press and hold power until the phone JUST go black
    3) release the power, then re hold down volume down and hold power together for 5 seconds
    4) after 5 seconds, release power button but keep hold volume down
    5) wait until Itunes detects as DFU mode as the phone 8/8plus goes black :)
     
  2. BrianWr Suspended

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    Search on here but I think I ease its volume up volume down hold power button I think
     
  3. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That performs a hard reboot.
     
  4. BrianWr Suspended

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    Oh sorry
     
  5. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    No problem. Everything has changed with the new iPhones. The DFU procedure is here.
     
  6. Baoden129, Sep 27, 2017
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    Hi there.

    I tried this method but all it does is restarting, go back to home screen :(
     
  7. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    Same here. I'll keep at it.
     
  8. jeutie macrumors member

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    1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes.
    2. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
    3. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button
    4. Press and hold the Side button for 6 seconds until the screen goes blank.
    5. Press and hold the Side button again until the "Connect to iTunes" screen appears.

    I'm not kidding.
     
  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    That's Recovery Mode, not DFU Mode. DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) Mode gives you a black screen.
     
  10. Baoden129 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi there, thanks for the help but I assumed this is recovery mode, not DFU mode as DFU mode will only give you blank black screen.
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    You are right friend , this is only recovery mode, I have been searching all over internet for the past 2 days, no luck, the best I could go is recovery mode, desperate someone to figure out how to enter DFU mode on iPhone 8 plus
     
  11. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I've been sitting here for a while trying the published method with slight variations. No luck as of yet.
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    Maybe if I hit it with a hammer it'll go into DFU mode.
     
  12. jeutie macrumors member

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    My apologies. Try this:

    1. Connect your iPhone to iTunes
    2. Start iTunes if it does not happen automatically.
    3. Shut off your iPhone.
    4. Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds.
    5. Also press the volume down button (you're now holding down two buttons) and do this for 10 seconds.
    6. Let go off the power button and keep pressing the volume down button for another 5 seconds.

    Did that do the trick? :)
     
  13. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601

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    I've already tried this with no success.
     
  14. jeutie macrumors member

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    I've looked around in GSX and reviewed the iPhone 8 service guide as well as the training course in ATLAS but I do not find any documented way of entering DFU mode. Only recovery mode and diagnostic mode. The latter won't help you with anything but running diagnostics initiated by an Apple technician.

    The method above I picked up from a local iPhone news site. Perhaps Apple went the same route as with the new Apple TV? You can no longer restore that with a USB-C cable but only via the built-in recovery modus. Perhaps the new iPhone no longer have DFU mode? Sorry I can't assist you further.

    What exactly are you trying to accomplish that you need DFU mode for? A regular restore via recovery mode should resolve most if not all of your problems regardless.
     
  15. Baoden129 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for spending your time to help this problem, I am starting to think if it is true that iPhone 8 no longer have DFU mode ? I find it very unlikely that this is true, maybe just new methods of accessing DFU mode that we haven’t been discovered yet ?
     
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    been trying all the methods on internet so far but no luck :(
     
  19. Baoden129, Oct 5, 2017
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    hi guys im back ! finally i know how to enter DFU mode on 8/8plus

    1) connect iphone to computer and open itunes, make sure your phone is on, not off.
    2) quickly press volume up, quickly press volume down then press and hold power until the phone JUST go black
    3) release the power, then re hold down volume down and hold power button together for 5 seconds
    4) after 5 seconds, release power button but keep hold volume down
    5) wait until Itunes detects as DFU mode as the phone 8/8plus goes black :)
     
  20. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Interesting. I’ll have to try this when I get home. Curious to know if successful do you get a message on iTunes?
     
  21. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I can confirm that this is the method for DFU Mode for the 8 and 8 Plus and worked like a charm.

    Thanks
     
  22. Baoden129 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The screen will goes black, iTunes should pops up with “restore option” only, instead of “update” and “restore”.
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    No worries friend!
     
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    has anyone had trouble with this method also? Mine keeps booting up.. Why does apple have to change ****.... :mad:
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    The method you quoted does work. You have to be connected to iTunes and you have have your phone on. Between step 2 and 3 just do the step 3 right after the screen goes off. This worked for me many times.
     
  25. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Yea, I'm doing everything exactly and it wont work.....

    1. push volume up
    2. push volume down
    3. hold down sleep button until phone turns black
    4. release
    5. press and hold sleep/volume down for 5 seconds
    6. release power while holding volume down
    7. my phone boots up...
     

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