How to Enter DFU Recovery Mode for iPhone 6

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// March 30, 2016
What is DFU and How to Enter it for iPhones

DFU stands for Device Firmware upgrade and it is a term which is commonly repeated within the jailbreaking community. If you want to get into jailbreaking or are naturally conversant with it.

All about DFU

DFU is the mode that permits the iPhone to make an interface with the iTunes yet does not load iOS or boot loading. This is the main variance between DFU mode and recovery mode. DFU mode can be used for multiple things including up iOS and downgrading of firmware as well as rebooting of tethered devices after jailbreaking or undo a jailbreak.

What is DFU and How to Enter it for iPhones

How to Enter DFU Mode?

Plug the device (iPhone) into the computer
Switch off the iPhone 6 by holding the Sleep/Wake or Power button and swiping it
Hold the power button for a minimum of 3 sec
Hold the home button without letting go of the sleep/power button for 10 seconds
Release the power button and continue pressing the home button unless you get an indication of being in recovery mode from iTunes.

If you are stick in the DFU mode and need a quick exit, just hold the power and home button till the Apple logo comes on the screen. Whether you want to non-jailbreak, jailbreak, update from expired beta or need a solution when nothing else works, Apple has the answer. Putting your iPhone in DFU mode places it in a state it can communicate with iTunes on Windows or Mac. This is without activating the boot loader or iOS. DFU requires a lot of timing and practice to get right.

Step by Step instruction on how to put iPhone 6 in to DFU mode is instructed below:

Step 1:

Plug in the iPhone, iPod or iPad to the PC (either Mac or Window) and do so when iTunes is running
Turn off the iPhone if it is on
Press and hold the on/off button on the right side or top of the device for atlas 3 seconds

What is DFU and How to Enter it for iPhones

Step 2:

Swipe the side to turn off the slider to the right
You then need to press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side or top of the device for 3 seconds.

Step 3:

Following this, you need to push down and hold the home button while holding the on/off switch
Release the on/off button yet hold the Home button for around 5 seconds and if the screen stays blank, you have succeeded.

Step 4:

iTunes will then show an alert displaying how the iPhone has been detected and allow its restoration

Bear in mind that if any logos can be seen on the device, it must be in recovery mode and not DFU mode. If the former works, great going otherwise try for the DFU mode again.

Also Read: Itunes Error Fixes

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