DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode is usually used as a last resort method in restoring a phone or changing the firmware. The difference between DFU mode and regular Restore Mode is that in DFU mode, the iPod's operating system is bypassed and does not load up. It's important to note that if the Apple logo, splash screen or any other image appears on your iPod, you are not in DFU mode but in regular Restore Mode.
Things You'll Need
- iPod Touch
Connect your iPod to your computer and launch iTunes. Power off the iPod.
Hold and press the Power button and the Home button of your iPod down at the same time for 10 seconds. Release the Power button while continuing to hold the Home button.
Continue holding the Home button until a message saying "iTunes has detected an iPod in recovery mode..." and click "OK." Your iPod screen should be completely black. You are now in DFU mode.
Tips & Warnings
- It may take multiple attempts to enter DFU mode. Repeat steps until you're successful.
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