DFU and Restore mode

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  1. BillyJoeYah

    BillyJoeYah New Member

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    Hello!

    Uh, what's the difference between DFU and Restore mode?
    Could somebody explain when is that mode used? (both)
  2. Mosaic

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    [HOW TO] Put iPhone/iPod Touch In Restore Mode:
    1. Hold Power and Home button till it shuts off
    2. Let go of both
    3. Hold both of them down again till it turns on, when it does (You see the apple) Let go of the power button but continue to hold down the home button till you get the Connect To iTunes screen

    [HOW TO] Put iPhone/iPod Touch In DFU mode
    1. Make sure your iPhone/iPod Touch is turned on and connected to iTunes
    2. Hold the power and home button down at the same time till it turns off
    3. As soon (like once you see) the iPhone/iPod Touch disappears (disconnects) from iTunes, let go of the power button but continue to hold the Home button
    4. Wait till iTunes says "Your iPod is in recovery mode and has to be restored", if you look at your iPhone/iPod Touch the screen will be black...This is normal and your iPhone/iPod Touch is in DFU mode

    Quoted from Khaos:

    DFU Mode: Putting your iPod or iPhone in a state of no return, which locks the system up leaving you to restore, and because you are not operating the system, it allows you to downgrade.

    Recovery Mode: Just a mode that says your iPod needs to be recovered to resolve a problem. (Connect to iTunes screen)

    Restore Mode: Same as Recovery Mode.


    Hope it helped.
  3. BillyJoeYah

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    Ok cool, And I use DFU for Downgrading and Restore mode for JB? or DFU for both?
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    DFU for both....
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    What's said above is mostly correct, except that DFU mode isn't a point of no return. Holding the Power and Home buttons together restarts the iPod and brings it out of DFU mode.

    Other than that, everything else is accurate
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    Should have read the stickies, there is on Called Terminology, it is a glossary of all the iPod Touch terms, including DFU mode and Restore Mode.

    It contains loads of other cool definitions too.

    See here

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