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How To Enter DFU Mode on iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad

1. Plug iPhone to your computer.
2. Make sure to turn on the volume of your speaker as you will this as guide to hear the beeps.
3. Hold the Sleep and Home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds
4. When you hear the first beep, immediately release the sleep button while still holding on to home.

5. Wait for the second beep then release the home button

6. The screen on your phone should now be black and you have successfully entered DFU Mode.

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my ipod say disable what do i do


An iPod becomes disabled if you have entered a wrong code several times. To be able to use it again, you have to restore it to factory settings. All media and user information will be deleted from the iPod but if you have a backup on iTunes, you can select to restore from that.

Right now, you will not be able to restore it unless you enter DFU Mode. To be able to enter that mode, follow these instructions until iTunes detects the iPod is in recovery mode and it will allow you to restore.

How To Enter DFU Mode.

1. Plug iPhone to your computer. 2. Make sure to turn on the volume of your speaker as you will this as guide to hear the beeps. 3. Hold the Sleep and Home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds 4. When you hear the first beep, immediately release the sleep button while still holding on to home. 5. Wait for the second beep then release the home button6. The screen on your phone should now be black and you have successfully entered DFU Mode.

After the restore, just select set up as new ipod or restore from back up. You will have to sync again your files, music and movies.

Mar 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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my iphone3G is disabled and it says Connect To iTunes wat should i do????


open the newest version of itunes on your computer and plug it in with its sync cable

Mar 04, 2011 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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Got a new Iphone 3Gs and all seems to be ok but when I connect it to my pc all I get is a "iTunes cannot connect to this iPhone because of an unknown error". I'm hoping its something simple that I've just missed but I've tried lots of different things


If your using a MAC try the below steps as this worked for me:

1. User - Library - Prefrences - com.apple.iTunes.plist
2. Delete that com.apple.iTunes.plist
3. Restart the computer. It should recognise.

If your using a PC the steps are lengthy, and the steps are:

Restore I-Phone
1) Close all programs and restart computer.
2) Open iTunes and plug in powered off iPhone with direct USB connection.
3) If iTunes fails to connect to iPhone...continue to #4, if it does...restore.
4) Shut DOWN iTunes again.
5) Power OFF the iPhone & Disconnect from computer. (Power off two ways-one will work, hold home and sleep button until off or just hold sleep button until off)
6) Hold down Home button & connect to computer using direct connected USB cable (keep holding down the home button until iTunes sees it).
7) It should go into recovery mode and iTunes should recognise it.
8) If you want to recover to previous software version, Hold Alt/Shift and click restore in iTunes. Then select the old update version.

If the above steps doesnot work then try the below steps:

1. Turn the iPhone ON
2. CONNECT it to the computer with a DIRECT USB connection.
3. Make sure iTunes is open so you'll know when it enters DFU mode.
4. HOLD the Power/Sleep-Wake button AND the Home button for 10 seconds.
5. RELEASE only the Power/Sleep-Wake button and continue to hold the Home button.
6. WAIT until iTunes recognizes the phone in DFU Restore mode (in Windows a bubble pops up saying it recognized new hardware "DFU Mode" or something to that effect)
The last step may take SOME TIME, like, say, even 60 seconds or so.
The screen should be OFF (black), if you see the "Connect to iTunes" logo, START OVER.
It may take a few tries to do the steps just right, just reboot
(hold both Power/Sleep-Wake AND Home until the Apple logo appears and the phone turns back on) then try again.
7. Then restore the iphone

-Plug one end of the cord into your phone and the other in your computer
-Remove the cord in your computer, leaving the cord in the phone still plugged in
-Hold both the home button and on/off button on the phone
-Once the screen turns off, let go of the on/off button but continue holding the home button
-Plug in the other end of the cord in your computer while still holding the home button on the phone
-Once the apple logo appears, continue holding until you see the plug into itunes screen on your phone
-Click restore.

Hope this should resolve your issue :)

Mar 01, 2010 | Apple iPhone Smartphone

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iphone will not sync with itunes


Download the latest iTunes to your computer and reset the iPhone. Then re-sync it.
Reset

To reset iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. During this time, a red "power off" slider may appear and the screen may go black, but do not release Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until the Apple logo appears.
If iPhone won't turn on, or the display freezes or doesn't respond
  1. Press and hold the Home button for at least six seconds, until the application you were using quits.
  2. If that doesn't work, turn iPhone off and turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button on top of iPhone for a few seconds until a red slider appears, and then slide the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.
  3. If that doesn't work, reset iPhone. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears

More resets:
Try This:
1. Remove Sim Card
2. Hold in 'Home' button and 'On/Off' button together until Apple logo appears
3. Replace Sim Card
4. Hold in 'Home' button and 'On/Off' button together until normal phone screen appears.


Also, Try this:
1.) Shut down the iPhone 3G.
2.) Start up iTunes
3.) Hold down HOME button on the iPhone 3G
4.) While keeping the HOME button depressed, plug in the Sync cable
5.) A message will pop up to ask if you want to reset.
6.) Just click YES and the reset process should start.

Sep 12, 2009 | Apple iPhone 3G

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frozen jailbroken iphone 3g


I'll recommend you re-break your phone and if you are willing to perform the task in a more simple yet time-saving manner, follow the step by step guide from this website: iphoneunlockeasily.com

Jul 24, 2009 | Apple iPhone 3G

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