Help! Cannot get iPhone 3G into DFU mode!!! (iOS 4.0.2; iTunes 10) - SEE UPDATE. So, I've watched many a' tutorials, and have tried to get it into DFU mode using several variations on the prescribed method, such as:
"While the iPhone is plugged in and connected to iTunes:
Press the Home key.
Reach and push the on/off/sleep key.
Hold the on/off/sleep key for 10 seconds. The display should turn off regardless what the phone is doing about 8 seconds into it.
Release the on/off/sleep key, keep the Home button down.
Eventually iTunes should pop up and say something along the lines of "there is a device in recovery mode here, and needs restored to be useful." "
"Connect phone to computer while on and keep connected through rest of the steps
Turn off phone. Verify it is off by pressing the home button.
Hold power button for 3 sec
Hold power and home for 10 sec
Hold home for 30"
I have honestly tried this about 50 times, with slight variations on timing each time. Nothing!
Someone with the time or compassion to tell me what I'm doing wrong would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Update: I've upgraded to iOS 4.1, to see if that helped, and it didn't. Still stuck!
Update 3/29/2013: I got rid of this phone after 1 week or two of unsuccessfulness, and upgraded to Android. I am all Android now..Galaxy S3 at the moment, and completely happy with it.
Update 1/29/2015: I am now a proud Galaxy S5 owner. For those of you still experiencing the problem in this video, try NOT pressing the HOME button too hard. Press it gently.... gently.....
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