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How to put your iPhone, iPod touch to DFU mode and restore from being disabled

This will guide you in putting your device to DFU mode and let you bypass the passcode-lock to recover your device from being disabled.
This guide works for all iDevices
DFU mode is DIFFERENT from Recovery mode. The obvious difference is that in Recovery mode your device's screen shows a picture that says connect to iTunes (picture below) while in DFU mode, there's no display at all, even the backlight is OFF. If you see anything in the device's screen, that means you're not in DFU mode.
Here are some ways to put your device in DFU mode:
Procedure A:

  1. Plug/connect your device to a computer (Mac or PC)
  2. Turn it OFF
  3. Press and hold the POWER and HOME buttons together for EXACTLY 10seconds
  4. Release the POWER button but keep holding the HOME button until the computer beeps indicating that a USB device is recognized
If you don't get it at first, try holding the buttons for lesser time.

Procedure B:
  1. Plug your device to a computer
  2. Press and hold POWER and HOME until the device turns OFF but keep holding for 10 seconds
  3. Release POWER but keep holding HOME until the computer beeps indicating that a USB device is recognized
If the phone turns ON during step 2, start over and try holding the buttons for lesser time.

Procedure C:
  1. Plug your device to a computer
  2. Turn it OFF
  3. Press and hold POWER and keep holding it
  4. As soon as you see any display on the screen, press and hold HOME
  5. Keep holding the 2 buttons together for EXACTLY 10 seconds
  6. Release POWER but keep holding HOME until the computer beeps indicating that a USB device is recognized
If you don't get it at first, try holding the buttons for lesser time.
NOTE: Release HOME button once you hear the beep.
This is how iTunes should look like if you have been successful:


-just click OK, and you should see this 2nd image.

Click 2nd image to view larger. NOTE: Image above is from iTunes 10.


After putting your device in DFU mode, you can now restore your device thru iTunes without having to enter the passcode.

You can also restore to a version of your choice as long as you have saved your SHSH blobs with Cydia's server.
It is important that you do this to make sure that you can restore back to your previous iOS version if you're having issues with the new one. CLICK HERE to learn how to save your SHSH blobs.
To download the official IPSW file for your desired iOS version, CLICK HERE.
On iTunes, before you click the restore button, you must first, hold alt/option (if you're using a Mac), or SHIFT (if you're using Windows), on your keyboard. This will let you browse for the IPSW file you just downloaded.
WARNING: Restoring will remove all data on the device like songs, contact and notes including the jailbreak and unlock (for iPhones), so be sure you backup everything before you do it.

Also read these other guides:

iOS 4.2.1 JAILBREAK
http://www.fixya.com/support/r8764632-jailbreak_ios_4_2_1_all_idevices_iphone


iOS 4.1 JAILBREAK
http://www.fixya.com/support/r6356589-jailbreak_ios_4_1_iphone_4_3gs_ipod

iOS 4.0.1 JAILBREAK
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5452955-jailbreak_all_idevices_iphone_4_3gs


UNLOCK
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5537989-unlock_iphone_4_3gs_3g_or_older_ios


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my ipod is disable and am ask to connet to itunes


Yes, you need to connect it to the computer and restore via iTunes. But you also need to put it to DFU mode so the process can bypass the passcode-lock. Here's how to do it:
  1. Plug/connect your device to a computer (PC or Mac)
  2. Turn it OFF
  3. Press and hold the POWER and HOME buttons together for EXACTLY 10seconds
  4. Release the POWER button but keep holding the HOME button until the computer beeps indicating that a USB device is recognized.
  5. Open iTunes and restore your device.

Warning: Restoring will delete all data on your device but this is the only way for you to recover it.


If you don't get it at first, try holding the buttons for lesser time or see the other procedures and some screenshots on my tip (link below):

http://www.fixya.com/support/r5541493-put_iphone_ipod_touch_dfu_mode_restore

Oct 31, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

My ipod is disabled connect to i tunes.i connected to itunes and i got mikes ipod is locked with passcode.


You need to bypass that passcode-lock by putting your device to DFU mode before you can restore it on iTunes. There's no other way for you to recover your device from being disabled but to restore it this way. This process will erased everything on your iPod as if you just bought it today. Learn more on this topic by going to the link below:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5541493-put_iphone_ipod_touch_dfu_mode_restore


For more iPhone / iPod touch tips like jailbreaking and unlocking, click here.

If you need online help about jailbreaking and unlocking, you can contact me personally at this email: sale-47hyk-1863377234@craigslist.org


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Jul 10, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

UNLOCK MY PASSCOD ,I HAVE A IPHONE


The passcode is your personal security number, no one else knows that. But if you forgot what it is, chances are, your device will be disabled. However, if yoou want to recover it from being disabled, you need to put it to DFU mode first to bypass the passcode-lock and then continue on the restore.
WARNING: Restoring your device will remove ALL data in it.
To read my instruction on putting your device to DFU mode, click the link below:
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5541493-put_iphone_ipod_touch_dfu_mode_restore


For more iPhone / iPod touch tips, click here.


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May 03, 2010 | Apple FOR APPLE IPHONE 3Gs PHONE CAR+HOME...

2 Answers

i have a iphone that says disable connect to itunes but when i connect it it says need a passcode but i dont have it


Tsk, tsk..

Here's what you do, click here to open a page where you'll the step by step guide on how to put your iPhone to DFU mode and restore.

To put your iPhone to DFU mode means iTunes will be able to recognize your device, by-passing the fact that it is locked with a passcode. But the bad news is, all data in your iPhone will be wiped out.

Follow my instructions carefully to make your iPhone work again. It's better if you read it first before actually performing the procedure.

Good luck!

For more iPhone / iPod touch tips, click here.
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Feb 11, 2010 | Apple iPhone 3G

2 Answers

iphone disabled connect to itunes


Here are your instructions from the website below.
Reset your iPhone Passcode:
If you have forgotten your iPhone's Passcode you will need to restore your phone via iTunes.
But first you have to put your phone into the restore mode which is a slightly fiddly process.
Plug your iPhone into your PC or Mac with the USB cable
Press and hold the power button at the top and then slide to power off the iPhone
Press the power button to power the iPhone on and keep it held while simultaneously pressing the home button
After a few seconds a yellow alert triangle will appear and the iPhone will say it is iPhone Restore Mode.
Open up iTunes and click on the Summary tab
Click on Restore to restore your iPhone. This will reset all your iPhone's setting to the factory defaults, including the Passcode. You should then follow the steps above to activate the Passcode with a memorable number http://www.knowyourmobile.com/appleiphone/apple_iphone_userguides/4684/how_to_password_protect_your_iphone.html Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Dec 28, 2008 | Apple iPhone 3G

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