January 19th, 2012 by Muz Khan

This is very easy but the most tricky area where many people are stuck, DFU is the device firmware update mode in which we update the firmware of our device.

When you are trying to jailbreak your device you have to put your iphone, ipod or ipad in DFU mode and steps are given with seconds couting on screen which makes us a little nervous.

I am going to tell you a simpler way so that you can put your device in DFU mode before running RedSn0w and you will receive confirmation message that your device is in DFU mode. Following are steps to put your iphone, ipod or ipad device in DFU mode.

Step 1: Connect your ipod, iphone or ipad to your computer and run iTunes.

Step 2: Press and hold both Power and Home buttons together for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds release the power button but keep pressing the Home button. You will see a pop up message in iTunes as under and release the home button also immediately.

Now your device is in DFU mode and you can start RedSn0w and follow jailbreaking and only need to press next once asked for DFU mode so you will reach to step 8 where you need to select “Install Cydia”.

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January 14th, 2012 by Muz Khan

COMMON ERRORS IN JAILBREAKING IOS 5 OVER IPHONE, IPODT TOUCH AND IPAD

The most common error which almost all of us face when doing jail break first time is that our device doesn’t go into the DFU mode. You will face the error message ” DFU Mode Failed” on RedSn0w screen once it happens. First of all you have to ensure you are having iOS 5.0.1 go to Settings —> General and Version. If it is same check below steps. If it is old version update from your device if connected to WiFi or using iTunes.

Once this happens there can be various situations after this error which may be as under:

  1. Apple icon  is displayed on the screen and nothing happening: Don’t worry what you have to do is press and hold both Power and Home buttons until the device turns off. Wait a while 10-15 seconds and press and hold both buttons together until you see Apple icon and immediately release power button and hold Home button pressed and device will go in DFU mode. If still it is showing same error sequence remove the cable from device and press and hold both buttons until it turns off and then turn it on normally. Then try to install jailbreak 5.0.1 again.
  2. You Device is restarting again and again: Just remove the cable from your device and see if it start restarting. If it doesn’t press and hold both Power and Home buttons together until the device becomes off or turns on normally. Now restart the jail break process as mentioned in my guide on How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 for iPhone4, iPad and iPod Touch.
  3. Your device is showing icon of USB and iTunes like you turned it oN first time after purchase

Don’t worry just remove the cable from device and press and Hold both Power and Home buttons until it turns off or restarts. If still you are having same error try 2-3 times to enter in DFU mode as mentioned above or in my guide on How to Jailbreak 5.0.1 after connecting it to your PC. If still problem persists I suggest to Restore your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad using iTunes and retry the jail break.

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