How to Fix iPhone Stuck in DFU Mode Without Losing Data

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 18 November, 2020

Summary

How to put iPhone in DFU mode? Why so many iPhone users would like to put iPhone in DFU mode? How to restore from DFU mode when iPhone stuck on it? You will get all answers from this article, and choose the right solution to fix iPhone stuck in DFU mode.


Relative to iPhone recovery mode, iPhone DFU mode is more advanced, because you can get more decision-making power if you put iPhone into DFU mode, especially when you want to jailbreak iPhone, DFU mode is one important step during the whole jailbreak process.

Different from the recovery mode, it's more difficult and more complex to put iPhone into DFU mode, what's more, iPhone always stuck in DFU mode and won't restore, you can't advance to the next step if your iPhone stuck in DFU mode. Force power off iPhone will erase iPhone data and damage iOS system. Acquire one right method to exit DFU mode iPhone is significant and important. We'll present the right method to get into/get out of DFU mode from this article in the most detailed steps.

Part 1: Why Should We Put iPhone into DFU Mode


As mentioned above, iPhone users may need put iPhone into DFU mode to act in concert with the jailbreak or downgrade iPhone iOS system, getting iPhone into DFU mode make it possible to get the approach to change deeper settings. It's indispensable step to get more right of iPhone.

But you should know also that getting into DFU mode doesn't mean that you can jailbreak iPhone, it's only one step of iPhone jailbreak process. One more important, not only that it's difficult to put iPhone into DFU mode, but also that the DFU mode may damage iPhone iOS system, because DFU mode of iPhone breaks the original restrictions and gain more permissions at last.

Part 2: How to Put iPhone in DFU Mode


Ok, if you indeed should put your iPhone into DFU mode but can't get the right steps from other articles, from this article, you'll get the detailed and the right steps to make iPhone into DFU mode effectively.

iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 before
Power it off and then plug iPhone to the computer via USB cable, when iPhone was linked to the computer with success, hold on Home and Power buttons at the same time for around 10 seconds, then, the most important, release the Power button only, the Home button still hold on for around 5 seconds, when your iPhone screen is totally black, it means that you have got iPhone into DFU mode with success.
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iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 plus
It's a little bit different, but you should power off iPhone at first also, then connect iPhone to computer, now you need hold on the Power and the Volume Down buttons at the same time for around 10 seconds rather than the power and the Home buttons, after around 10 seconds, leave the power button but keep holding on the volume down button at least 5 seconds, when iPhone is totally black, the iPhone 7/7plus entered DFU mode with success.
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iPhone 8 or later
It's the most complex steps compared with two types above, so please follow the steps one by one. Press and quickly release the volume up button, then press and quickly release the volume down button. Hold on the power button and when iPhone goes black, hold on the volume down button at the same time for 5 seconds.
After 5 seconds, release power button but keep holding on volume down button for 5 seconds, the iPhone is black, you have put iPhone into DFU mode with success.
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After iPhone getting into DFU mode, you can go on to jailbreak iPhone or downgrade iPhone system. According to the iPhone system version to put iPhone into DFU mode.

Part 3: How to Get iPhone Out of DFU Mode


When you want to exit DFU mode, there are three ways to get iPhone out of DFU mode, you can try one by one if failed from the first one.

1.Exit DFU mode iPhone, just hold on the Home and the Power button for a few seconds to force power off iPhone, when apple logo appears on iPhone, iPhone get out of DFU mode with success and your iPhone have restarted, use it as usual. It's also the way to get iPhone out of DFU mode without itunes and without computer.

2.Plug iPhone to computer, keep holding on the Power and the Home buttons at the same time, release two buttons when you sound the disconnection of USB from computer.

3.The last way is EelPhone OSFixit when iPhone stuck in DFU mode and won't restore even after two attempts above, the detailed steps of taking iPhone out of DFU mode.

Part 4: How to Fix iPhone Stuck in DFU Mode-EelPhone OSFixit


At the moment that the home and the power buttons can't help to recover iPhone from DFU mode after almost one minute, the third part tool is the last way you can choose to get iPhone out of DFU mode.

Superiority of EelPhone OSFixit
1.Most attractive: Without any data loss after the standard mode, all data and settings are keep original state, use the restored iPhone as usual.
2.Two operations: If standard mode can't fix iPhone stuck in DFU mode without restore, it means that the iOS system was damaged seriously, advanced mode can fix it.
3.Easy steps: The whole process takes only a few clicks, then what you need to do is waiting and keep connection between iPhone and computer.
4.Effective tool: The standard mode and the advanced mode can fix almost all iOS system issue.
The Easy Steps to Fix iPhone Stuck in DFU Mode Black Screen:


Step 1: Get the EelPhone OSFixit by tapping on the Download button above according to the PC version, install it according to the installation guide. From the home interface of the tool, use the Standard Mode at the first of all, for the reason that the standard mode can recover iPhone from DFU mode without losing data.
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Step 2: Connect iPhone to Computer
Plug the iPhone to the computer using the original USB cable, don't disconnect iPhone during the whole process, or will make a failure.
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Step 3: Check the iOS Version
Mostly, the tool will link iPhone to the tool automatically, once iPhone linked to the tool, check the iOS version from the interface, click on the Start button to download the iPSW data package.
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Step 4: Download and Unpack iPSW Data Package
Once having a click on the Start button, the tool will download the corresponding iPSW data package automatically, and it will unpack the package automatically also.
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Step 5: Repair Now
The iPSW data package was unpacked, all is ready, click on Repair Now button to recover iPhone from DFU mode.
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At last, wait and keep the connection, the tool will restore iPhone from DFU mode within a few minutes. Just in case that the standard mode can't restore iPhone from DFU mode, return to the home interface to use the advanced mode to fix it, the steps of advanced mode is totally same as the steps of the standard mode.


Follow the steps above to take iPhone into DFU mode with ease, it's not easy to put iPhone into DFU mode, it's another way to change iOS system, and it's not friendly for iOS system, considering before using the DFU mode to jailbreak iPhone to get more power to change inner data of iOS system.