DFU mode not recognized in iTunes

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  1. Rdude

    Rdude Member

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    I am on the current iPhone 3G firmware 2.2. I am using Pwnage Tool.

    Well when i get to the step to enter dfu mode it will either say i have entered it successfully or not but then iTunes opens up right before it tells me if i have or havent...regardless iTunes tells me to disconnect and reconnect because it is in dfu mode...so i do but iTunes then doesnt recognize it....it wont pop up on iTunes...so i do a force restore...then it comes up....i have gone through this 8 times...please help....oh and by the way i am using the latest everything itunes and the os itself on my iMac.


    Thanks!
  2. Tman47

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    are you on osx 10.5.6?
  3. Rdude

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    yup...check out the screenshot...

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  4. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's why... The update for Mac OS X 10.5.6 disables DFU mode... Sorry, your out of luck...

    What you can try quickpwn and disabling iTunes from automatically opening up... That's worth a try, but Pwnage won't work... Neither will DFU.
  5. Gamma

    Gamma Active Member

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    I thought there was a fix?
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a fix to fix DFU, but it will break your Mac. The fix messes around with USB kext files on your Mac. these are system files, that shouldn't be tampered with. The Mac can actually figure out if these files have been changed, and if it does find out it was changed, it will disable them. And if your USB is disabled, don't plan on syncing, jailbreaking, and SSHing into your iPod any time soon!

    So yes, there is a fix. And yes, it can screw up your Mac!
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    your best bet is just to use QuickPwn

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  8. Rdude

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    oh really? i can still use quickpwn? and if i decided to restore my iphone it will let me right?

    if so, could you please provide me with a link for download from the dev team?


    Thanks a lot guys!

    oh and how do i disable iTunes from opening automatically?

    ha sorry for the excess questions but i appreciate the answers!
  9. crizh4x

    crizh4x Active Member

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    You sir, are a dumbass. They would release a patch unless is was safe? replacing a kext is simply like downgrading a driver in Windows... This wasn't an intentional thing on Apple's part (according to the dev team), it's a bug. I would rather not have the bugged USB IO kext anyway.

    Here is the thread where the patch I used came from:

    http://hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=60657

    I know it says Unibody MacBooks, but it should be just fine for your Machine.

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