DFU mode is ‘Device Firmware Update’ that bypasses the current iOS installation and allows user to update firmware on apple devices. In DFU mode Apple device can interface with iTunes but does not load its operating system or boot loader. Recovery Mode for Apple device allows user to do a standard iOS upgrade or restore on iPhone, iPad or iPod. These two are different from each other.
We enter Recovery Mode for iPhone, iPad or iPod to do a standard iOS (firmware) restore or upgrade on the device. After restoring or upgrading firmware, your Apple device will automatically reboot and exit recovery mode. However it might be the case that you want to exit the recovery mode without upgrade. Here is the tutorial to exit recovery mode.
Recovery Mode for Apple device allows you to do a standard iOS upgrade or restore on iPhone, iPad or iPod. It can also be used to jailbreak Apple devices. Recovery mode is different from DFU mode. When in recovery mode, Apple device screen will display a USB cable pointing towards the iTunes logo. Following tutorial will guide you about how to enter into recovery mode.
DFU (Device Firmware Update) for Apple TV 2 allows you to tweak and install firmware and is necessary for some of the hacks available to the Apple TV 2. Getting into DFU mode on the Apple TV 2 is slightly different than iPhone, iPad or iPod. It requires the Apple TV 2 remote control and a connection to your computer. Here is how to enter DFU mode on the Apple TV 2.
An iPhone, iPod or iPad is entered in DFU Mode (Device Firmware Update Mode) to upgrade or downgrade iOS on device, to jailbreak it, to fix non-responsive device or to perform SIM unlock. Its a condition shown as black screen by device where device can interface with iTunes but does not load its operating system or boot loader. If an Apple device is in DFU mode, you can exit DFU mode by following instructions below.
DFU mode on iPad, iPhone or iPod is ‘Device Firmware Upgrade‘ or ‘Device Firmware Update‘ that bypasses the current iOS installation and allows user to upgrade or downgrade (only if you have stored SHSH blobs) iOS version on apple devices. To update iOS on Apple devices you need to bring the device into DFU state or recovery state. If you are getting errors trying to restore in iTunes, DFU mode is very likely for you. Here we will talk about the DFU state. In DFU state, Apple device shows a blank, dark screen.
As soon as Apple releases update to iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod, Apple users update iOS on their devices to enjoy new features and innovation. The update process is simple for many but it also proves to be complicated for even more users. Many jailbreak their Apple device, and also there are requirements for iOS update if you provide iTunes a downloaded iOS file. If you download and update via iTunes, device still communicates to the Apple servers to verify the update. Error is likely to happen for many users. A common problem is observed where iTunes prepares iPad, […]
Have you ever encountered iTunes errors again and again while updating or restoring iOS? Few errors are like; “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build”, “Error 17″, “Error 1639″, “Error 3004″, “Error 3194″. If you are upgrading, downgrading or restoring iOS on your iPhone, iPad or iPod by (using iTunes) connecting it to MAC or Windows, you might encounter error. This is a problem faced by most of the users (generally but not limited to) with an outdated iTunes application software and/or a misconfigured hosts file on the Windows or the Mac. Apple support page does not point to […]
The hosts file is a plain text file in computer used by operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. It has no file extension and is named as ‘hosts’. Generally speaking we can block, unblock websites access or redirect websites by using hosts file of computer. Different operating systems have different location for this file. Its a system file and is protected. To make changes in the hosts file, you need administrative level access, rights and privileges.
Usually iTunes will throw an error code in case of unsuccessful attempt of iOS update. That error code won’t tell you much and you have to spend much time to search and find the solution for the error. Surprisingly the solution for all those errors is really simple. This article covers essential requirements to update iOS on Apple devices. Before you update iOS on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, you need to take care about few things. Consider following points to achieve a successful iOS install or update, on your Apple device.