Stuck in DFU Mode - iPhone 4 Challenge.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mactvr, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. mactvr, Sep 19, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2016

    mactvr macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2016
    I challenge anybody to please fix my phone!

    Ok so I've spent quite a lot of time searching and trying various programs to kick it out of DFU mode but nothing has been successful.

    My iPhone 4 is in DFU mode - not recovery mode.

    My home button is not working so i cant use the button method - although I did replace it but no way to check if it has actually worked or not.

    It was a few years ago i tried to jailbreak it with redsn0w but because I couldnt put it in dfu mode due to my broken home button I managed to get it in dfu mode some other way - must of used some something - cant remember.

    Anyway it is still in dfu mode and i dont want to restore it using itunes because the reason im trying to get it out of dfu mode is to get back my data - I NEED THAT DATA OFF IT.

    I have tried recboot / reiboot and did not recognize my phone. iTunes recognizes it as in recovery mode. The most luck ive seemed to have is with using redsn0w but still no further forward.

    It recognizes the phone as iPhone 4 (DFU Mode) I pressed the "Just boot" button and it goes identifying > exploiting with limera1n > uploading first stage > uploading second stage > Missing keys.plist for this build.

    I downloaded a few ipsw for iphone 4, manually selected it in redsn0w, tried again and it now says at the end of it Exploit failed.

    I tried with pressing the Recovery fix button, but I get the exact same outcome.

    Even using the restore method in redsn0w it comes up an error saying it cant continue because phone is in DFU mode, NOT recovery mode.

    Any ideas guys?
    Ideally all I need is to just get all the data off it, dont really care about the phone!
  2. dembu19 macrumors member


    Dec 14, 2013
    It is not possible. You can forget about all the data in this phone.
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    You would need to take it to an expert that does hardware and can do magic for a high cost. GL

    Otherwise you are sol

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