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    Default Putting iPhone into DFU mode without home button

    I have a somewhat unusual situation with my iPhone. The home button stopped working several weeks ago, so a friend of mine jailbroke it for me so that I could use a third-party software that basically puts a home button on the screen (something with Cydia). I tried to reboot my phone a couple weeks later, and it's now in this endless loop. It refuses to boot up completely, only showing the Apple icon for several minutes before restarting and doing it all over again.

    I've tried to use different software (iLiberty, ziphone, ibrickr, etc) to get my phone into DFU mode so that I can restore it, but none of them can ever find the phone. Do you know of something that has worked or if I am doing something wrong?

    I currently have the 2.2.1 OS.

    Thanks for any help you can possibly provide.



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    I had the same problem before, the fix is relatively easy, however, you will loose all the data you have in the iphone unless u have a recent backup.

    The solution would be:
    1. hold power and home buttons for some time till u turn the iphone off.
    2. One the iphone is off, hold bot buttons again, u will see the apple logo, keep holding the buttons down. iphone will turn off and then back on. Once you see the apple logo (this should be the second time) release the power button while holding the home button.
    3. You should see a picture of USB and Itunes.
    4. Now plug into itunes and resotre.

    Hope this helps.
    Good Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebestzero View Post
    I had the same problem before, the fix is relatively easy, however, you will loose all the data you have in the iphone unless u have a recent backup.

    The solution would be:
    1. hold power and home buttons for some time till u turn the iphone off.
    2. One the iphone is off, hold bot buttons again, u will see the apple logo, keep holding the buttons down. iphone will turn off and then back on. Once you see the apple logo (this should be the second time) release the power button while holding the home button.
    3. You should see a picture of USB and Itunes.
    4. Now plug into itunes and resotre.
    This is NOT dfu mode. Will not work either as the "home button is broken"

    The tools listed by the original poster are all 2G / OS 1.x tools and will not work on a 3G iPhone.

    - Real solution for DFU mode - is buried deep in this thread http://www.hackint0sh.org/f206/80193.htm - however this won't work in your case as your iPhone is not currently in a normal state.

    Off the top of my head I can't think of a (non hardware) solution for your iPhone. If you were running OS 3.1.2 - there might be more options.

    Did you have OpenSSH installed on your iPhone?
    During the period when the Apple logo is on the screen can any AFC2 utilities see the iPhone (iPhone browser, DiskAid, iFuntastic)?
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