All About Smartphones: How To Enter DFU Mode When Home Key is broken

Friday, April 12, 2013

How To Enter DFU Mode When Home Key is broken

The iPhone is a wonderful piece of device. Built to last and to be loved.
For various reasons, we may be forced to  restore our device firmware, and for some other reasons, restoring to a firmware can be futile unless the device is placed in a state known as DFU mode.
The thing is that to enter DFU mode, you will need to have a functioning Home key and Power button.
What happens when you need to enter DFU mode desperately but your home and power button are faulty?
Well this tutorial which show you how to enter DFU mode without the Home & Power buttons
 
Requirements
  1. Redsn0w latest version: download here
  2. iTunes latest version
  3. Stock unmodified IPSW that is currently be signed (iOS 6.1.3 at the time of this writing): Download here
Procedures
  1. Launch Redsn0w and click on Extras
  2. Click Even more, finally click on DFU IPSW
  3. Click OK and then select the Stock unmodified IPSW you downloaded
  4. Once selected Redsn0w will create a new IPSW named as ENTER_DFU_iPhone3,1_6.1_10B144_Restore and it will be saved in the same folder you selected your IPSW. 
  5. Now connect your phone to your computer and let iTunes detect it. Click on phone and you will be taken to the summary page. Hold down the Shift button on your computer and click on Restore.
  6. Select  'ENTER_DFU_iPhone3,1_6.1_10B144_Restore' that Redsn0w created for you. 

  7. iTunes would try to restore to that modified IPSW, it will even show progress bar, show the iTunes logo at a point. Don't panic. After a while, device will enter DFU mode. 
  8. You can confirm the DFU mode with Redsn0w
 Once you have landed in DFU mode, your device will be off with black screen. You can then do as you like with your device. 
Do drop comment if you encountered any problem while performing this process 
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