How to get iPhone or iPad into DFU Mode

Entering DFU / Device Firmware Upgrade Mode on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Plug your device into your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Turn off the device.
  3. Hold the Power button for 3 seconds.
  4. Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds.
  5. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button.
  6. After about 15 seconds you will be alerted by iTunes saying that it has detected a device in Recovery Mode.

Make sure the device screen is blank and no logos are present

Exiting DFU Mode on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

  1. Hold the Home and Power buttons until the Apple Logo appears.

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