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How to enter DFU mode when Apple device has non-functional physical buttons

Getting your iPhone enter DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode can be tricky, as it involves carefully timed pressing and holding of multiple buttons. Imagine the situation when your Apple device have broken Power and/or Home buttons which do not work as expected, and the need to get your device in DFU mode arises.

Thankfully, the leading jailbreaking utility redsn0w offers a solution to create DFU .IPSW firmware restore file for users who are not able to get the DFU mode using the button combination.

iPhone DFU mode

How to activate a PWNED DFU mode on your Apple iDevice

The DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode is needed to update/upgrade/restore an Apple iDevice, however if you want to flash a custom .IPSW file you must enter a Pwned DFU mode i.e. a special DFU mode which had exploited limera1n jailbroken core to allow operations not permitted by the normal Apple DFU core.

Apple Pwned DFU

Here is a simple to follow, visual tutorial on how to enter the Pwned DFU mode on an Apple device using ever handy redsn0w jailbreaking tool.

Sn0wbreeze 3.1.3 - Upgrade To iPhone OS 3.1.3 Keeping Older Bootrom For Jailbreak And Unlock

Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3 update is now available for download allowing users to create custom 3.1.3 IPSW restore files while retaining the older baseband so they can still enjoy existing blacksn0w or ultrasn0w iPhone unlocks.

sn0wbreeze 3.1.3

To get iPhone OS 3.1.3 with jailbreak and carrier-unlock all you need to do it to create a custom IPSW file using Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3 (download link after the jump) and restore you iPhone with this newly created IPSW file having older baseband.

Download Sn0wbreeze 3.1.2 Final And Create Customized IPSW Files With Ease On Windows

Sn0wbreezeMuch needed utility for creating custom IPSW files on Windows Sn0wbreeze 3.1.2 Final is now available for download, Sn0wbreeze 3.1.2 Public Beta download shared earlier had Expert Mode disabled but the final version has it enabled which lets users create custom IPSW files with options including changing of boot and recovery logos, enabling verbose boot mode, download and add applications packages, include blacksn0w or Bootneuter unlock, add Cydia and Rock installers, pre-hactivate the phone, make IPSW NOR only and change root partition size.

Sn0wbreeze 3.1.2 Main Screen

Sn0wbreeze lets Windows users create customized iPhone/iPod IPSW restore files having their personal selection of applications and customizations to be pre-compiled into the restore file so they can restore as many devices as they like to a fixed configuration without working individually on every device.

iTunes 8 Detects Pwnage Exploit

Apple seems to have equipped iTunes 8 to detect and prevent the Pwnage exploit, iTunes 8 will now flash the error below if you try to load an Pwned IPSW file with an unPwned device preventing the exploit to suceed.

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