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How to put you iPhone to DFU mode and restore 3.1.2 software version

I recently learned that RECOVERY MODE and DFU MODE are totally different. For that reason, I actually wanted to edit the title of this tip, but unfortunately, I can't, so I'm gonna write it here instead.
This instruction will guide you in putting your iPhone / iPod touch to RECOVERY MODE, NOT DFU mode because apparently, you'll know that your device is in DFU mode, only if your computer recognized that there is a USB device connected to it but you don't see anything in the screen of your device.PLEASE, TAKE NOTE OF THE CORRECTION. For instructions on how to put your device to DFU mode, CLICK HERE. For more detailed comparison, read from BigBoss' site.Procedure:

  1. While ON, plug your iDevice to your computer, it doesn't matter whether iTunes (on your computer) recognizes your device or not, just plug it in
  2. Turn it OFF
  3. Hold the POWER button (only button on the top-right corner of your iDevice)
  4. After just a second (literally, 1 second), press and hold the HOME button (only button on the face of your iDevice) and keep holding both buttons for about 10 seconds.
  5. Release ONLY the POWER button and keep holding the HOME button for another 15 to 30 seconds longer, or until you see this image:
This means your device is already in RECOVERY MODE and iTunes will recognize. This also means that you can restore your iPhone and make it operational again. But be warned though that restoring will wipe out all data in your iDevice, as if it's fresh from the box.
But, if your iDevice is DISABLED, you must put it to DFU mode first before you can restore it. For instructions on how to do that, CLICK HERE.

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Your device stucks in DFU mode, you can try some 3rd party ios data recovery tool to exit recovery mode. Follow this guide to have a try DFU Mode How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode of Your iOS Device

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little more info. which phone, what was the last thing you did before it shut off? what are you doing to try and turn it on?

if you actually turned if off fully by holding down on the power button until you got the "SLIDE TO POWER OFF" option you actually have to hold the power down few seconds before the phone will reboot. this option is different than when you press the power button quickly to put it to sleep.

if all else fails you might need to restore your phone using the dfu mode. this is pretty good description on how to put it in dfu mode..http://www.iclarified.com/entry/?enid=1034

basically you connect your phone to iTunes. while its connected you want to hold down the home and power button at the same time and hold it for about 10 seconds. you should get a pop up message from your itunes saying it has found a device in recovery mode... just follow the steps to restore your phone to factory setting

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If your iPhone gets to the Silver logo but restarts from there again and again then it is an indication of problem with the booting system. This often results due to Jailbreaking or updating your iPhone to latest iOS without enough battery life. You can fix this easily by entering into DFU Mode.

A DFU mode stand for Device Firmware Update mode which helps you to make small changes to the software that is exactly responsible for running your device. It is most often confused with Recovery Mode but it is very comprehensive than that. To enter into DFU mode follow these steps

Step1: Connect your iPhone with Computer

Step2: Since your device is turned off you need to hold down the sleep/power and Home buttons at the same time for atleast 10 seconds. Be patient in this step and make sure you hold these buttons for exactly 10 seconds because otherwise you will enter into recovery mode.

Step 3: After 10 seconds have passed, let go of the sleep/power button, but keep holding the Home Button.

Step4: Now Apple Logo will appear on you iPhone but you should not stop holding the home button until recovery warning pops up on your iTunes.

Step 5: A difference between DFU and recovery mode can understood by observing your iPhone screen. If it is black then you are in DFU mode and if shows a cable connecting to the iTunes icon then you are in recovery mode. The latter cases you will need to repeat all the steps and this time you should lay more emphasis on Step 3 and Step 4. It is normal if you don't get there in first few tries.

Once you are in DFU mode you can downgrade your iPhone iOS in case the new version has created the problem.

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You enter dfu mode so iTunes can detect an iPhone in recovery mode and then prompt you to restore. You will lose all your files when you do this but if you have a backup in iTunes then you're good to go. To enter dfu mode, just press both power and home buttons simultaneously for exactly 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, release the power but keep holding home then wait until iTunes detects your iphone and prompt you to restore.

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Try restoring in DFU mode, which is different than recovery mode. I happened to stumble across it while trying to restore an iPhone 3G that a user unplugged in the middle of the 3.1 update. It kept showing an error of 1611 or 13 and wouldn't restore in recovery mode. I found this DFU mode option and the restore worked fine. The DFU mode keeps the iPhone OS from loading, so you don't run into as many compatibility problems. Go into DFU mode, then try restoring the phone and see if that works.
To enter DFU mode:
1. Connect your iPhone to your computer
2 . Turn iPhone off. You may have to hold the power and home buttons down together to force the phone off
3. Once the phone is off, hold the power and home buttons together for 10 seconds exactly
4. After 10 seconds, release the power button but keep holding home until the computer recognizes that a USB device was plugged in
5. iTunes should detect your iPhone correctly, and also allow you to restore to the factory default settings

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