How to put in DFU mode? HOME button not working

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mishonio, May 11, 2009.

  1. mishonio macrumors newbie

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    How can I put an iPhone/iPod touch in DFU mode without using the HOME button?

    The HOME button on mine is not working at all and there's no warranty.

    I read about an app which will allow me to use the battery icon as HOME button. But to install it I need to jailbreak and use Cydia.

    The question is how do I put it in DFU mode (to jailbreak it) if the HOME button doesn't function.

    Please HELP.

    Thx,
    M
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can't then. Home button not working, better take it to Apple and fix it.
     
  3. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    home button

    Or use one of the many iPhone repair shops you can find on the internet. Much cheaper then going to Apple since you are out of warranty.
     
  4. iPhoneMK macrumors newbie

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    Strange, but there are a loooooooot of devices with broken Power/Unlock button.
    So, can someone pleeeeeeease finaaaaaly make some application for this procedure?!

    Pleeeease, there are a lot of us with this problem, and we'll all be greatful!!!

    Thank you in advance! :apple::):apple:
     
  5. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    You cant make an application for this procedure. It has to be done during the boot of your phone, not in the OS.
     
  6. iPhoneMK macrumors newbie

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    Of course it has to be done during the boot! I meant: a Mac application.
     
  7. rspy macrumors member

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    For the purposes of putting the phone in DFU - you'll need a working Home button. Period...
     
  8. iPhoneMK macrumors newbie

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    Home button is not an issue. Power/Unlock button is the one that is broken on lot of devices.

    And, there were some applications (like ZiPhone, iLiberty...) that were doing this. But, since 2.0 that stopped working. So, this only has to be updated for current firmware versions and made like a standalone software. :)
     
  9. mishonio thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Believe me...it's an issue
     
  10. iPhoneMK macrumors newbie

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    I believe! And I share your feelings - I have a broken Power/Unlock btn.
    I've just trying to clear my point to rspy. :)
     
  11. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

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  12. iPhoneMK macrumors newbie

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  14. chickenplucker macrumors newbie

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    home screen problem

    Inside the phone next to the button there are 2 prongs that touch the back side of the phone when you compress the button. When one of those prongs are not set correct it will either not work or you have to press real hard.
    If you get it open to look be careful with the prong they break off very easy, but if you can extend it out a bit it will work.
     
  15. blaqink macrumors member

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    i know this post is kind of old, but if your still looking for a solution to just jailbreak, i believe blackra1n does not need you to press any buttons on the phone, it puts it in DFU mode for you.
     
  16. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    No, blackra1n doesn't need DFU mode. The effect's the same, but the reason's different.
     
  17. The General macrumors 601

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    Apple might be pretty cheap if it's just the home button.
     
  18. jmcl989 macrumors newbie

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    If you're still looking...

    Last DFU is a program that works on iPhone 3G devices with iOS 4.0.2 or later.
     

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