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Hi, I attempted to jailbreak my iphone 5 with Evasi0n for ios 7 and didn't realize ahead of time that the phone has to be ACTIVATED (it is a phone that an employee was using, but he switched accounts to another phone, so this one is currently not assigned a phone number). Now phone is stuck at apple logo and won't respond to the DFU protocol, so there's no way I can restore it. It does not show up in iTunes. Is there another way to reboot iphone or get it into recovery or DFU mode? I restored it through itunes before I attempted jailbreak because I thought it might have previously been updated over the air.

asked 13 Jan '14, 21:09

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Unless there is something wrong with the buttons, it should be able to go into dfu.

EASY DFU: Plug device into computer via USB. Don't look at the device, concentrate on the counting. Hold home+power for 10 seconds, then release power but keep holding home for 12 more seconds. Screen should be black.


answered 13 Jan '14, 21:11

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justinred ♦

Thanks Justin, EASY DFU did not work. Its a newer phone, but I suspect the home button might have problems. It was taking two clicks to do most things you only need to press once for before I jailbroke it. Is there a way to go into DFU mode without using the home button?

(13 Jan '14, 21:38) mikeinportland mikeinportland's gravatar image

Since it is in a bootloop and not recognized by your computer, only way to dfu is with working buttons.

(13 Jan '14, 21:45) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

I know wou said your home button doesn't work but try this... 1.Plug USB into a computer 2.Hold home button on Iphone 3.Plug USB into phone

This should show the stock screen of a USB going into the ITunes logo. Keep trying that method until your home button eventually functions correctly.


answered 13 Jan '14, 21:47

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Matt the ok kid

I know this is an old post but the last post from matt-the-ok-kid saved my wifes iphone 5s cheers

(08 Mar '17, 13:04) Hambo999 Hambo999's gravatar image
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