New combination for iPhone 7 DFU mode [MERGED]

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  1. Armen macrumors 604

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    Just an FYI,

    Apple has re-mapped the force restart, DFU mode combinations to the sleep/wake button + volume down on the iPhone 7.
     
  2. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    Interesting. Makes sense since there is no physical home button now.
     
  3. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    I guess if they really plan to completely remove the home button in future iphones, they all ready took care of one problem. ;)
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Is it not physical still, but just different in design essentially?
     
  5. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

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    the new home button is essentially not a button when the phone is turned off since there is a software element that makes it work. Kind of hard to enter DFU mode if one of the buttons required doesn't work if the phone is off.
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Right, the press on it wouldn't register as there isn't anything to pick it up. I haven't quite read up too much on it or seen it in action really, but it still seems that it's a physical button essentially, just one that doesn't really work when the device isn't on.
     
  7. spazma7ik macrumors 6502a

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  8. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    I'm hearing it's going to be power + volume down button now.
     
  9. Nozuka macrumors 68000

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    No. It's now Power + Volume down

    edit: Ah he beat me to it
     
  10. nia820 macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering the same thing. I imagine Apple may make the hard reset combo power+ volume button.
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I think I prefer the power/volume down button. Now you can do it one handed.
     
  12. veedubshafer macrumors 6502

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    My thoughts exactly!
     
  13. robertkarlsen macrumors 6502

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    Since Apple removed the homebutton, how will the DFU/Hard Reset work now?
     
  14. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Should work the same way with applying the right amount of pressure to the home button
     
  15. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    No, it has changed to power button and volume down. The home "button" doesn't work when the phone is off.
     
  16. robertkarlsen macrumors 6502

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    Source for that...?
     
  17. penajmz macrumors 68030

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  18. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    a few reviews have mentioned it. Only physical buttons will work...
     
  19. robertkarlsen macrumors 6502

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    Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately that is not the case with 7/7+. When the phone turns off the stationary home button does not work so it won't be able to. Apple has redirected it. also refer post #17 of their thread
     
  22. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Seems easier to do actually
     
  23. scotio200 macrumors member

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    Yes will be a one handed operation now
     
  24. TitsLegendary macrumors 6502

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    Are they positive about the timing on how to enter DFU? They say you hold power for 3, both buttons for 10, and then release the power. If you see the apple logo then it didn't work properly. In my experience, I would hold both buttons until the apple logo appeared then count to about 5 and release the power button until it went into what I thought was DFU mode. It always worked for me when downgrading software which I thought you had to be in DFU mode to do. Any insight?
     
  25. scotio200 macrumors member

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    The way I do it, hold both buttons until screen goes off, count to 3 and relese the power button. The screen will stay black and iTunes will detect your phone. Once iTunes detects I release the home button (or volume down as it will be now)
     

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