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How To Put The iPhone Into DFU Mode

December 5th, 2007 · 220 Comments · Apple, FAQ, iPhone

iPhone DFU Mode

If you are getting error (1) or error (6) while downgrading the firmware, you need to put your iPhone in DFU mode before you can restore or downgrade the firmware.

Step 1. Turn off your iPhone.

Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.

Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.

Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that its in restore mode.

Alternative Method:

Step 1. Connect iphone to USB then listen to the sound when it connect and disconnect.

Step 2. Hold the home and power buttons until hear the disconnect sound then release power button.

Step 3. Wait until you hear another sound then release home button.

Alternate Method: Going Into DFU Mode Without Button Pushing: (on windows) Easier than timing the buttons just right!

1.) First download the required archive http://www.sendspace.com/file/93fx93

2.) Extract the archive to the root of your hard drive, should be C:/DFU/

3.) Connect your iPhone and ignore iTunes

4.) Goto Start – run

5.) Next type in “c:/dfu/dfu iBSS.m68ap.RELEASE.dfu”

6.) Wait for iPhone to show a “white” screen

7.) Now you may proceed to downgrade!

**also these files are found in ibrickr’s directory except for the .dfu file**

written by truehybridx

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220 Comments so far ↓

  • matt

    i went to upgrade my phone through itunes on my mac and it come up with phone in restore mode and error 1015???? the phone will not come off the restore screen where its showing the usb lead and the itunes circuler symbol … i need help plzzzzz

  • Marama

    I have the same problem.My iphone is showing emergency calls only after i updated it on Itunes.I have put it through DFU mode and after its restored it goes back to the same screen.Can someone help please.

  • Jyat

    how long those it take for the white screen to pop up?

    • Marama

      Hi.no white screen shows up on iphone.All that i have on screen is a itunes icon and a usb connector.Then i take it off that screen,all that shows up is the keypad to make emergency calls only.

  • rolando

    does this method work with ipod touch?

  • Derrik

    Hey, I am just getting “USBMuxListenerCreat: No Error”

  • SadBoy

    im the same with Derrik, im gettin “USBMuxListenerCreat: No Error” only and thats it.. ;(

    • stupid iphone bs

      I’m having the same “USBMuxListenerCreate: No error” issue as SADBOY and Derrik…
      Any suggestions?

  • buffolus

    USBMuxListenercreater ? whats up with this ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • buffolus

    is there another waythan these two.!

  • brit

    okay my ipod touch wont come on at all it wont even pop up in itunes i really dont know how to get it into dfu mode ? pleeeease help

  • beth

    i have put my password into my ipod and i have fogot it and it wont let me on is there a way to get onto it. and i dont no how to get to the dfu mode and which is the home button.

  • djalma pedro da costa

    meu iphone nao liga fica so na maça.

  • jaz

    i accidently took my mums iphone to work today thinking it was mine, i turned it off cuase it was ringing. when i gave it bak that night it turned on and had white screen… mum seems to think i dropped it or broke it somehow but i didnt touch it! it has normal screen when i reset it but as soon as try make a call it bak to white screen or as soon as it locks when you unlock it it goes back to white screen :/ any other suggestions besides the ones already mentioned…or is it new screen time..

  • cronic

    thanx for this it worked perfectly now got my iphone back 🙂

    • Dip

      Hi Cronic,

      Is your iPhone Jailbroken???? What version you are running on? Can you please describe the procedure you did on your phone????? I am stuck on 3G 4.1 with 5.15.04. Not able to get into DFU….Please help…………

  • Zackattack

    All Im getting is the Same as the other 3 USBMuxListenercreater
    Whatsup with this ^^^

  • pooriphone

    yeah, me too, just gettin “no error”.
    How lond does it takes to show the “white screen”?

  • SRK

    hey guys this wrked for me thnks ….
    you have to copy your actual iTunesMobileDevice.dll to the DFU folder and extract your ipsw and go to the Firmware folder, then DFU and copy the iBSS.***.dfu file to the DFU folder and run THAT file
    after this copy all .dll files from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support” to the dfu folder ….then it will work….

    • LUKE

      hey guys,did not worked for me .
      I copied my actual iTunesMobileDevice.dll to the DFU folder. extracted my ipsw and go to the Firmware folder, then DFU and copied the iBSS.***.dfu file to the DFU folder and copied all .dll files from “C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support” to the dfu folder and run THAT file, stoped to give “no error”, but after apears s_Sending boot files, gave error and ipod stay in RECOVERY MODE.

      HELP ME

    • Dip

      Hi,

      Is your iPhone Jailbroken? What version you are running on? Can you please describe the procedure more detailed?? I am stuck on 3G 4.1 with 5.15.04. Not able to get into DFU….Please help

    • Xvelocity

      Thanks a lot, the clarification really really helped

  • Copernicus

    These simple steps worked on my 1st generation Edge iPhone (not jailbreaked). Thanks!

  • Rosalynn

    My Iphone 4 wont stop resetting. I did press the reset buttom bc I didnt like how the phone was performing. I jailbroke the iphone to enhance it capabilities but I didnt like it so I reseted so it will go back to it original setting and now it wont stop restarting. Its being doing that for 5 hours or more. can someone help me

  • Rosalynn

    My Iphone 4 wont stop resetting. I did press the reset buttom bc I didnt like how the phone was performing. I jailbroke the iphone to enhance it capabilities but I didnt like it so I reseted so it will go back to it original setting and now it wont stop restarting. Its being doing that for 5 hours or more. can someone help me?

  • Fawad Ali

    just plug ur hedphone it it then it will easily come in DFU mod
    i jst do that and suceded…;)
    just try it…..
    Great PAKISTAN….

  • AMMAD

    UNKNOWN ERROR STILL AS I M SURE MY PHONE IS IN DFU MODE PLZ HELP

  • AMMAD

    UNKNOWN ERROR (1) STILL AS I M SURE MY PHONE IS IN DFU MODE PLZ HELP

  • lisa

    hi please help,i try many time restore my iphone 3Gs.i have erroe 1015 and i follow the direction but after i restore again ii’s wont worked.
    i did install the error 1015 and the fix programme but still the same,my iphone is not

    • AMMAD

      just jailbreak ur phone using redsnow using 4.3.3 file for ur 3gs its a great solution
      By upgrading through itunes u ‘ill not get cydia and also u ‘ill face many errors 🙁

    • AMMAD

      just jailbreak ur phone using redsnow using 4.3.3 file for ur 3gs its a great solution
      By upgrading through itunes u ‘ill not get cydia and also u ‘ill face many errors 🙁
      j

  • vinj

    Hello, it did not work, if i restore my iphone into its original or factory setting, will it delete my all files specifically PHOTOS? thank you

  • felface

    just exactly for those of us who aren’t programming whizz how do you get to this root

  • ninja masta

    what is up my ninjas.
    just so you know, this no helps you make DFU. only helps put recovery. recovery =/= dfu and will not allow redsnow to jailbreak. or allow you to jailbreak on anything but blackrain (as far as i know) if your power button broke-is only thing for you to do are downgrade your software to 3.1.3 (or whatever blackrain uses)
    jailbreak with blackrain
    upgrade with custom firmwares to whatever you want-is

    cheers mates 🙂

  • Ronak

    i have followed the steps but in command prompt its showing s_Looking for iphone USBMUXListner create : No Error

    what should i do ? pls help

  • Linna

    I solved my problem after reading this page, big thanks!

  • yogesh

    i have followed the steps but in command prompt its showing s_Looking for iphone USBMUXListner create : No Error

  • Eyleen

    It Worked, thnx!!!

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  • keith

    i am having a number of problems with this in relation to windows 7..

    1.. windows does not use forward slashes and when one does a run with the forward slashes it says not found..when one changes them to back slashes then it goes to the folder and says it cannot run the object and asks for a program with which to run it..

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    • grumpy

      my ipad date is displaying february and the day and the year of 2513BE do you know what is wrong? thank you

  • vlasis

    please can you saw us how can we do the 3th way for dfu mode because i cant do it that.

  • Shawn

    Easier than going through iTunes. My daughter couldn’t remember her password, tried 4 times to push all the buttons and hook to my computer to restore to factory settings. Each time it said couldn’t connect because it was locked and I need to enter pass code. I called apple. They said do the same thing. Didn’t work. I asked them about wiping it clean through the find I phone app I had on my iPad that enables you to wipe an apple product if lost. She said I have never heard of that, but it may work. Sure enough I tried it and it took 5 seconds to wipe it back to factory settings through find I phone app. Wish I had figured that out prior to the 2 hours trying the computer way.

  • szim

    now here is my case ……i’ve gt an iphone 3g , its been stuck in recovery mode for like two weeks now,,,,i tried to update i think it had iso 4.0 or 4.1 nto 100% sure usin itunes,, it gives me error 1015 wen i try to restore it……help me out sm1.

  • zimsam

    here iz my issue,,,,,iphone 3g…..stuck in restore mode,,,,,,cant get it to enter dfu mode manualy,,,,,error 1015 on itunes wen tryna restore,,,,and yah bored to death ,,can sm1 help mwa pliz

  • Kyle

    I have a strange problem. Using windows 7, I click run in the start menu, and put in the command, but all that this does is open the “dfu” folder.

  • Rickie Mero

    Wow! Thank you! I continuously needed to write on my blog something like that. Can I include a portion of your post to my website?

  • chandy

    i can not enter DFU mode on my iphone 4s

  • Kc

    Hi guys can u help me removing the passcode from iPod touch please and where should I find the dfu? 🙁

  • Kc

    Hi,
    please I need your help! I can’t remove my passcode In my iPod touch and I cannot download please help me! ;(

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