1. iMore Question's Avatar
    The home button on my iphone 4 doesn't work and my phone is locked. I am trying to use the dfu restore, but it says I need to hold the home button down......is there different way or another option?
    10-19-2013 05:58 AM
  2. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    The home button on my iphone 4 doesn't work and my phone is locked. I am trying to use the dfu restore, but it says I need to hold the home button down......is there different way or another option?
    There is a way. Use assistive touch. You can use this as a home button replacement.
    10-19-2013 06:28 AM
  3. eve6er69's Avatar
    There is a way. Use assistive touch. You can use this as a home button replacement.
    I believe you have to set the mode from within the phone so they still need to unlock the device.

    To the op. Not sure you will be able to unlock out of dfu without the home button.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    10-19-2013 07:04 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The home button on my iphone 4 doesn't work and my phone is locked. I am trying to use the dfu restore, but it says I need to hold the home button down......is there different way or another option?
    You can use the power button to bring up the lockscreen and then unlock your iPhone. Afterwards, you can connect your device to your computer, initiate the computer's iTunes app and then select restore. It's not the same as putting the device in DFU mode, but it will reset your device to it's native state.
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    10-19-2013 10:58 AM
  5. Ipheuria's Avatar
    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=259868

    This is how to setup assistive touch. It wont help with DFU mode but Jag already suggested how to reload your phone. After the reload you will prob want to use this.


    Sent from my Space Grey iPhone 5s
    10-19-2013 11:44 AM
  6. jcdrepair's Avatar
    It's also not that expensive to get your iPhone 4 home button repaired. This might be an option that will not only let you put the iPhone in DFU mode, but will also make your iPhone work better.
    10-20-2013 10:36 PM

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