i-Device has three modes, normal mode, recovery mode, and DFU mode. But what can we do with iDevices in these three modes? How to put them in various modes such as DFU mode, recovery mode, and normal mode?
In general, it is required to know how to enter/exit these three modes when you flash, restore and downgrade your iDevices using the 3uTools. Now, this tutorial is for you to know what to do when you begin iOS jail-breaking, flashing and restoring.
There are two ways to enter the recovery mode.
- Enter recovery mode manually.
- Ensure you connect your iDevice to 3uTools.
- Turn off the iDevice.
- Press the Power button, and then the white Apple logo will appear on the screen.
- Don’t release the Power button, and then after hold the Home button until the screen becomes blank.
- Please release the Power button as the screen become blank, but don’t let go Home button. The device enters into the recovery mode when the 3uTools detects an iOS device in recovery mode.
- Enter recovery mode using 3uTools
- Ensure that the 3uTools has detected an i-Device in recovery mode.
- Hold the “Home+Power” at the same time, until the white Apple logo appears on the screen. It means that the iOS device has exited the recovery mode, and is rebooting.
How to enter DFU mode?
For the iPhone 6s or earlier or iPad: Firstly hold the Home button, and then the Power button. Continue holding them for about to 4 seconds then after the screen become blank, and then release the Power button. Keep holding the Home button until the 3uTools detects an iOS device in DFU mode.
For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus:
- Open the 3uTools and connect your device with your PC.
- Please turn off your i-Device by long-pressing Power Button.
- Long-press the Power Button for about to 3 seconds, then after press Volume Down Button. Note that you need to still hold down Power Button.
- Then keep holding both of the buttons for about 10 seconds. It is noted here that if Apple logo appears on the screen, you will have to start it again.
- Release the Power Button and keep pressing Volume Down Button for around 5 seconds.
- This will bring you on a screen where it is written “Plug into iTunes”, and 3uTools will display that the device is in DFU mode. Make sure not to hold it for too long.
For iPhone 8/8 Plus, or iPhone X:
Step 1: Firstly Connect your iPhone PC with a Lightning to USB cable, and then launch 3uTools.
Step 2: Press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button for 10 seconds until the screen turns black.
Step 3: While still holding the Side button, press and hold the Volume Down button for the 5 seconds, and then release the Side button while continuing to hold the Volume Down button for another 10 seconds. The screen should remain black. 3uTools will detect your device in DFU mode.
How to exit the DFU mode?
For iPhone 6s or earlier or iPad: Hold the “Home+Power” till the Apple logo comes out on the screen, and then the device can exit the DFU mode.
For iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: Please long-press the Power Button and one of the Volume Down Button till Apple logo appears on the screen.
For iPhone 8/8 Plus, or iPhone X: Press and release the Volume Up button, press and release the Volume Down button, and press and hold the Side button tile you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.