So I have a Unibody Macbook, how do I get iTunes to recognize my iPhone in DFU mode?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by hellomoto4, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. hellomoto4 macrumors 6502a

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    As the title suggests, I have a late 08 unibody Macbook, and I am wanting to jailbreak.

    However as you know iTunes in the new MBs and MBPs does not recognize an iPhone in DFU mode. Thus, I am unable to jailbreak my iPhone.

    I was wondering if there is a way to 'get around' this and allow iTunes to recognize my iPhone.

    And yes, I am jailbreaking for the first time so I have to be in DFU mode.

    Thank you.
     
  2. spriter macrumors 65816

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    Kinda answered your own question there. Can you not use an older MacBook from a friend or colleague?
     
  3. LastZion macrumors 6502a

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    i believe if you use a USB hub that works fine, as its a problem with the USB port/drivers...
     
  4. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Just about to say that. :rolleyes:

    Yeah, I've heard using a USB hub will get around this problem. But is it their by mistake, or has evil Mr. Jobs done that on purpose? :eek:
     
  5. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, I'm in Australia and not many people really have Macbooks. Well, no one else I know well.

    Nope I tried a 4 port USB hub and iTunes doesn't even recognize in standard mode.
     
  6. ex8886 macrumors member

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    Hm. . . so I guess I won't be updating my PowerBook to a MacBook . . . That's definitely a good reason to see what Windows 7 will offer!
     
  7. The General macrumors 601

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    Read through this thread and you'll find the fix.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=594878

     
  8. theevilone macrumors member

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  9. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  10. The General macrumors 601

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    Go back and actually read the thead, word for word, and then what I quoted, word for word, from start to finish.

    You'll know what to do.
     
  11. hellomoto4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay.
    I've read the whole thread now, and I think I know what to do.
    Now that I've downloaded IOUSBFamily.kext to my desktop do I write that stuff in Terminal?

    Thanks.
     

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