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Woofie2010

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Hi,
I have an old iPhone 6s, that I gave to my friend who somehow managed to change his passcode, but couldn't remember it. Because of this, the iPhone now displays "iPhoen disabled, connect to iTunes". However when I connect it to my 2017 MacBook Pro running Catalina it doesn't appear in finder.

I can not get the phone into DFU mode or recovery mode, because the home button no longer works, and he was getting around using the assistive touch.


Does anyone know of any programs or ways that I can reset this iPhone.
Or know why the doesn't appear in finder/iTunes?
 

akash.nu

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No can do. Only option is a visit to the Apple store with purchase proof.
 

studIOS5

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There used to be jailbreak utilities that force devices into dfu mode. Can’t point you to one specifically but I know I’ve used one back in the day
 

akash.nu

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There used to be jailbreak utilities that force devices into dfu mode. Can’t point you to one specifically but I know I’ve used one back in the day

With the present situation of the device, I don’t think there’s anything the OP could do to fix it. Especially since even Apple couldn’t fix it.
 

BugeyeSTI

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Even the Apple store doesn’t know what to do, because they can’t get into any mode since the home button is stuffed
Purchase a home button and replace it yourself. Touchid won’t work anymore but the home button will function allowing you to restore the phone
 

eyoungren

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No can do. Only option is a visit to the Apple store with purchase proof.
There used to be jailbreak utilities that force devices into dfu mode. Can’t point you to one specifically but I know I’ve used one back in the day
With the present situation of the device, I don’t think there’s anything the OP could do to fix it. Especially since even Apple couldn’t fix it.
Reiboot: https://www.tenorshare.com/products/reiboot.html

Also, TinyUmbrella can put a device into DFU mode.

A Google search also turns up other tools.
 
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Woofie2010

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Dec 11, 2010
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I think I might be out of luck, because I can’t get my Mac or my PC to recognise my iPhone when plugged into the computer. Reboot can’t even see it connected.
Not the biggest problem in the world, just want to keep the 6s in case I never needed a spare phone.
I also offered the phone to my friend as he needed it, but looks like he just killed it completely
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eyoungren

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Do those things still work? I remember tiny umbrella from back in the day when I used to jailbreak.

How would it put it into DFU mode if the device is disabled and the home button is non functional?!
AFAIK they still work. Reiboot, the first one I linked works for the iPhone 11 and iOS 13 (it says).

No idea how they get an iDevice into DFU mode without the button, but these tools have continually been suggested when a home button hasn't worked during all the time I've been jailbreaking.

Academic anyway as OP seems to have tried and failed.
 
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akash.nu

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AFAIK they still work. Reiboot, the first one I linked works for the iPhone 11 and iOS 13 (it says).

No idea how they get an iDevice into DFU mode without the button, but these tools have continually been suggested when a home button hasn't worked during all the time I've been jailbreaking.

Academic anyway as OP seems to have tried and failed.

Good to know. I haven’t been in the jail break camp since the iPhone 4 days I think.
 
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