1. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Has anyone had success putting their iPhone 8 in DFU mode?
    09-24-2017 12:17 AM
  2. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Nope, I haven’t had to yet. I always setup my phones as new.
    09-24-2017 09:10 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Nope, I haven’t had to yet. I always setup my phones as new.
    When I attempted to put it in DFU mode using the same instructions for the iPhone 7/7 Plus, I could not get it to take. I ended up selecting the restore option in iTunes. At that point, iTunes appeared to download the 2.66 gigabytes .ipsw file and then install it to my iPhone 8. Afterwards, I set it up as new.
    09-24-2017 09:52 AM
  4. nikkisharif's Avatar
    When I attempted to put it in DFU mode using the same instructions for the iPhone 7/7 Plus, I could not get it to take. I ended up selecting the restore option in iTunes. At that point, iTunes appeared to download the 2.66 gigabytes .ipsw file and then install it to my iPhone 8. Afterwards, I set it up as new.
    That’s weird!!! Everything on the net says the process is still the same. Hopefully someone out there has done it...now I’m curious
    09-24-2017 10:18 AM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    That’s weird!!! Everything on the net says the process is still the same. Hopefully someone out there has done it...now I’m curious
    Yeah, me too.
    09-24-2017 10:19 AM
  6. scruffypig's Avatar
    On an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen. Things have changed with iPhone 8. This is from Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201263
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    09-24-2017 09:37 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    On an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen. Things have changed with iPhone 8. This is from Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201263
    Thanks!!!! So it’s the same process as doing a hard reset. I swear I looked and couldn’t find this anywhere or maybe I just didn’t read it thoroughly enough to realize they were talking about DFU & not a hard reset🤷🏾*♀️
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    09-24-2017 09:49 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    On an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen. Things have changed with iPhone 8. This is from Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201263
    Nice...Thank you very much for the link....
    09-24-2017 09:49 PM
  9. scruffypig's Avatar
    Thanks!!!! So it’s the same process as doing a hard reset. I swear I looked and couldn’t find this anywhere or maybe I just didn’t read it thoroughly enough to realize they were talking about DFU & not a hard reset🤷🏾*♀️
    You are welcome. Glad to help. Yes it is the same just hold the side button until the Apple logo instead of until DFU. I did a force reboot yesterday and tried to do it like an iPhone 7 and jumped out of the chair when the SOS alert blast went off.
    09-24-2017 09:53 PM
  10. scruffypig's Avatar
    Nice...Thank you very much for the link....
    You are welcome and glad to help.
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    09-24-2017 09:54 PM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    You are welcome. Glad to help. Yes it is the same just hold the side button until the Apple logo instead of until DFU. I did a force reboot yesterday and tried to do it like an iPhone 7 and jumped out of the chair when the SOS alert blast went off.
    Yeah that sound is pretty scary
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    09-24-2017 09:54 PM
  12. scruffypig's Avatar
    Yeah that sound is pretty scary
    It wasn’t that bad, I thought that gee, “after a few attempts of this the phone might call 911... time to search Apple! Apple what have you done!”
    09-24-2017 09:59 PM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    It wasn’t that bad, I thought that gee, “after a few attempts of this the phone might call 911... time to search Apple! Apple what have you done!”
    I thought it was terrible lol! I was playing with my phone in the middle of the night so it was startling lol
    09-24-2017 10:15 PM
  14. scruffypig's Avatar
    I thought it was terrible lol! I was playing with my phone in the middle of the night so it was startling lol
    I can understand.
    09-24-2017 10:29 PM
  15. wjhmt's Avatar
    On an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery-mode screen. Things have changed with iPhone 8. This is from Apple:

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht201263
    Isn't this just for entering Recovery Mode? I thought DFU and Recovery Mode were different? These instructions are a surefire way to get into Recovery Mode on the 8, but why would they also be for DFU Mode?

    I've tried to use the hold side button, then add volume down, then let go of side button method from the 7 models, and it also takes me into Recovery Mode on the 8. Maybe because it's a new phone with no previous software versions available for it, you can't enter DFU Mode yet, so it defaults you to Recovery Mode instead?
    09-25-2017 03:27 PM
  16. WhiteiPadMini's Avatar
    So here is the actual method to put the DFU mode for the 8 and 8 Plus. The other method is just the recovery mode and not DFU. This one is. Try it out your self.

    UPDATE : i have found the way to enter DFU mode 8 and 8 plus
    1) connect iphone to computer and open itunes, make sure your phone is on, not off.
    2) quickly press volume up, quickly press volume down then press and hold power until the phone JUST go black
    3) release the power, then re hold down volume down and hold power together for 5 seconds
    4) after 5 seconds, release power button but keep hold volume down
    5) wait until Itunes detects as DFU mode as the phone 8/8plus goes black
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    10-05-2017 09:36 PM

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