iPhone Soft DFU, iPhone 4S

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by RDPRDP, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. RDPRDP macrumors newbie

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    My 4S on 5.0.1 started acting up a few weeks ago. It just turned off all of a sudden. After a few minutes I got it to boot up again and I used it again no problem. Next time I went to use it it was dead again.

    After much effort and little gain I have figured out the unit is in Soft DFU Mode and it's really very tricky to get it into regular DFU mode, but even then since it's a 4S absolutely no tool I have tried (listed below) let's me kick it out of it's state. Only ONCE out of an insane amount of times was I able to get it to show the recovery mode graphics, but just once and since then it's been back in Soft DFU mode.

    I waited a few weeks for the battery to die, but when plugging it in RedSn0w still shows it in Soft DFU mode.

    Any ideas?

    Tried:

    RedSn0w
    TU
    iFaith
    f0recast
    iReb
    IRecovery
    recboot

    I think none of these will ever work because it's an A5 device, but since I am at my wit's end I really want to try to kick this out of it's loop as my last full backup is really old..... so a restore is my last resort....


    thanks all,
    RDP
     
  2. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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    Nov 5, 2009
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    While you are on soft dfu mode:
    hold power + home button for 10 seconds
    then 10 second with home only.
    You will enter normal dfu mode,
    shift+restore to fw
     
  3. RDPRDP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 23, 2013
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    Thanks a million for the 100% way to move from Soft DFU to DFU. I had no confirmed way to do it before, but now I can repeat it every time. Excellent.

    Next step: Now I am in DFU and would like to try to get it to Recovery Mode OR to try to Exit DFU and try to boot it. I really want to try to avoid a Restore since my last backup is quite dated (yes, I am aware this is completely my fault...).

    Once again, its a iPhone 4S, so most tools I have tried are not compatible (A5+).

    If this is absolutely not possible then yes, I will Restore.

    Thanks again,
    RDP
     
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604

    Carlanga

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