iPhone Soft DFU, iPhone 4S

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

  1. RDPRDP macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2013
    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?



    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,
  2. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    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

    Apr 23, 2013
    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,
  4. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009

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