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Baoden129

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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 :)
 
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BrianWr

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hi everyone , 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 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 !

Search on here but I think I ease its volume up volume down hold power button I think
 

jeutie

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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.
 

Baoden129

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Sep 26, 2017
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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.

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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That's Recovery Mode, not DFU Mode. DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) Mode gives you a black screen.
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
 
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Gathomblipoob

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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

I've been sitting here for a while trying the published method with slight variations. No luck as of yet.
[doublepost=1506500964][/doublepost]Maybe if I hit it with a hammer it'll go into DFU mode.
 

jeutie

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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? :)
 

Gathomblipoob

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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? :)

I've already tried this with no success.
 

jeutie

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Jul 9, 2011
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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.
 

Baoden129

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Sep 26, 2017
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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.
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 ?
 

Baoden129

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Sep 26, 2017
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I've been sitting here for a while trying the published method with slight variations. No luck as of yet.
[doublepost=1506500964][/doublepost]Maybe if I hit it with a hammer it'll go into DFU mode.
I've been wondering the same thing.

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 :)
 
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Shadowbech

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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 :)
Interesting. I’ll have to try this when I get home. Curious to know if successful do you get a message on iTunes?
 

Shadowbech

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

Thanks
 

Baoden129

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Sep 26, 2017
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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?

The screen will goes black, iTunes should pops up with “restore option” only, instead of “update” and “restore”.
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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
No worries friend!
 

Maclver

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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 :)


has anyone had trouble with this method also? Mine keeps booting up.. Why does apple have to change ****.... :mad:
 
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Shadowbech

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has anyone had trouble with this method also? Mine keeps booting up.. Why does apple have to change ****.... :mad:
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.
 

Maclver

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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.
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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