iPhone iPhone 4 + Soft DFU + No Power Button Functionality

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Dwalls90, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Stuck in soft DFU, and with the broken power button it cannot be simply entered into DFU. I put it into soft DFU using the DFU IPSW redsn0w option, which is why it's now stuck in soft DFU.

    iReb 6 says it put the phone into Pwned DFU mode, but I tried restoring even to 6.0.1 (currently signed by Apple) and error 1600 keeps coming up. Also, I don't think it's in Pwned DFU mode because redsn0w still reports it as "soft DFU mode"

    No, there is no issue with my hosts file - I restored another iOS device to ensure that wasn't an issue. I have blobs for other firmwares but that's irrelevant.

    Any thoughts?
     
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  3. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yea, I never knew of "soft dfu" until recently myself. It's a DFU mode driven by software rather than hard dfu mode where you use the buttons. It's a function of redsn0w.

    Recovery mode (to my knowledge?) is when there is at least the iTunes and cord on the screen. My screen is black as if in DFU mode, but will not restore to even the currently signed iOS!
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Go into redsnow and do "just boot." Then try restoring.

    As far as I know, redsnow's DFU IPSW option is only to allow iTunes to restore an iPhone to a custom IPSW.
     
  5. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    That requires DFU mode, and just boot boots tethered.
     
  6. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Do just boot. It should boot the phone to either recovery mode or the lock screen. Either way, iTunes will restore.
     
  7. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    No can do, as I said above.

    Here's a screen cap:

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    Extremely frustrating! Nothing can get it out of soft DFU or restore and activate even to STOCK iOS in iTunes
     
  8. AlphaDogg, Jan 23, 2013
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    AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Are you comfortable taking off the back of the phone? If so, disconnect the battery cable, reconnect it after about 10 seconds, and then connect a 30 pin cable to the phone. It'll boot normally.

    Edit: Actually I just found this.
     
  9. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Read it and tried already.

    Don't have pentalobe screwdriver thus I don't know how to take off the backplate without that tool.
     
  10. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    Then I guess you're stuck. Let the battery die and try again in a couple weeks... Or buy a pentalobular screwdriver.
     
  11. Dwalls90 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Use some elbow grease and got the backplate off, took the battery advice and now it's in recovery mode = I can install the most recent firmware. Thank you.

    It's getting sold to Gazelle as with the broken power button and my iPhone 5 and the jailbreak around the corner it's useless to me.
     

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