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Flashing iPhone with DFU Mode
Why: To reanimate an iOS device when Recovery Mode does not help the iPhone does not turn on and does not respond to other manipulations.
How To: Connect iPhone to Computer, and Power Off if On.
Press and hold the power button for three seconds. Without releasing it, press the volume down button for 7-ki and Home for other devices and hold for ten seconds. Release the power button, but continue to hold the second for another five seconds.
Itunes will notify you that the iPhone is connected. Now it is in recovery mode via DFU and you can do it by pressing the corresponding button.
If the Apple or iTunes logo is lit on the screen, you have put your smartphone in Recovery Mode. Did something wrong, so try again from the beginning.
How to reflash your iPhone without breaking it
Here we deal with the standard methods for flashing the iPhone, as well as flashing through Recovery Mode and DFU. Bookmark the instructions. It will come in handy to update or revive the device.
Smartphone firmware via Recovery Mode
Why: To get a completely clean iOS if the operating system is not working properly.
How: Turn off your smartphone. Hold the volume down key for 7 or Home for other iPhones and connect the device to your computer.
Itunes will automatically detect that there is a problem with the iPhone and offer to update or restore it.
Manual iPhone update via iTunes
Why: To upgrade to a new version of iOS using the downloaded firmware file, if you cannot update the device using standard tools.
How To: Connect iPhone to Computer via USB. Go to the device management section. Hold down Option for Mac or Shift for Windows and click Refresh. Select the downloaded firmware file and wait for the operation to complete.
Downloading iOS this way is available to registered developers. But you can use the download links that we post and other thematic resources.
Automatic update via iTunes
Why: To upgrade to a new version of iOS if you can’t download software from iPhone.
How To: Connect iPhone to Computer via USB. Go to the device management section, click the Update button and wait for the operation to complete.
Automatic update over the air
Why: For a standard transition to the new version of iOS.
How: Go to Settings General Software Update. Wait for the information to be updated, read the innovations, download and install the software using the corresponding button.
Is it possible to downgrade (rollback) iOS or iPadOS firmware on iPhone and iPad?
Not. Officially, Apple does not allow installing iOS versions other than the current one.
However, there is a so-called time window, in which within a few weeks after the release of the latest firmware, users will be able to install the previous version of the software.
Also an exception is the ability to rollback to the latest official version of iOS from the beta version of the firmware installed on the device. We talked about how to install test firmware without a developer account here.
It is worth noting that from time to time, hackers still release various software that allows you to downgrade the iOS version. However, in most cases, firmware rollback is only possible on older iPhones and iPads.
If you need to select an IPSW firmware file
If you need to restore your iPhone or iPad to a version different from the current one, for example, from the latest beta version to an older, but official firmware, then download the IPSW firmware file for your device (link).
Then, while holding Shift on the Windows keyboard, click on the Restore button (for Mac, hold down Alt (⌥Option) and click on the Restore button).
In the window that appears, select the IPSW file of the firmware downloaded earlier and click Open. The recovery process will begin.
How Update is Different from Recovery?
During the firmware update process, all data (applications, contacts, etc.) on the iPhone or iPad is saved.
When restoring, the device will return to factory settings (clean system), while ALL user data will be deleted.
How to update iOS (iPadOS) on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch over the air using Wi-Fi?
The most common way to update an iPhone or iPad is by downloading the firmware directly to the device over the air using a Wi-Fi connection.
To download and install an iOS or iPadOS update:
1. Make sure the device being upgraded is 50% or more charged.
2. Open the Settings app, go to the General section, and then select Software update.
3. Click the Download and Install link or Install, if the update was downloaded earlier.
Note. If your iPhone or iPad doesn’t have enough free space to download an update, a message may appear stating that you can temporarily remove programs to free up memory. After the iOS or iPadOS update is installed, the uninstalled apps will be reinstalled.
How to reflash an iPhone or iPad on a computer or over the air
It would seem that it could be easier than restoring an iOS device on a computer. However, a fairly common question that our novice iOS readers ask us is exactly: How to reflash (reinstall) iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. We will devote this post to this topic.
So, in this article we will describe the processes of Restoring and Updating any iOS (iPadOS) device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch).
Why you need to reflash your iPhone or iPad?
The main purpose of restoring an iOS device is to reset it to factory settings with an upgrade of the software version (iOS firmware). Flashing (recovery) is usually performed:
- If there is a software failure of the iOS device;
- In order to install the latest version of iOS;
- In case the user has forgotten the password (code) of the screen lock (not to be confused with Apple ID Activation Lock)
- To create a clean system (for example, when changing the owner of the device or for the purpose of the subsequent jailbreak procedure).
Flashing iPhone regardless of model
Imagine the iPhone has served you faithfully and has never let you down. But the day came when something went wrong. The device stopped working like a clock and gives constant errors. It reboots frequently and for no reason. The last update of your iPhone was not entirely successful or the new version of the OS did not like it.
All these problems present you with a choice. Carry the iPhone to the service center, where, of course, it will be repaired, but you will also have to pay a round sum for it. Or you can solve the problem yourself by simply reflashing your smartphone. The same method will most likely be used in a service center. Do not be afraid to do the flashing yourself, because it is not as difficult and scary as you might think. You don’t need to be a programmer, wizard or priest to do this.
First of all, flashing the iPhone is restoring the smartphone to a working state. The main thing to remember is that by flashing you lose all data from your smartphone.
Therefore, before starting the process, if the device is in working order, connect it to the computer and make a backup copy. Copy your photos, music and to your hard drive, as after flashing the iPhone will return to default settings and be completely clean.
So, let’s start with the fact that regardless of your iPhone model, be it 3G, 4S or 5S, the flashing process for all of them will be the same, so you can skip the lines looking for confirmation of compatibility with your iPhone, just repeat the following simple and unpretentious actions.
Flashing via RecoveryMode
So, initiate the shutdown of the iPhone and wait until the screen finally turns off. Connect it to your computer while holding the Home button. Computer recognizes phone in RecoveryMode.
- We launch iTunes and wait until the program finds the iPhone, here are the options:
- Itunes may give us a window with a suggestion to Restore iPhone, if so, click OK
- Itunes will not react in any way, then we click on the smartphone icon and look for the Restore iPhone item, and then select it while holding down the Shift key (for Windows) or the Alt key (for Mac OC).
- The File Manager will appear, in which we have to select the firmware. We are looking for a file with firmware that was previously downloaded;
- Select it and click the Open button.
Flashing iPhone via iTunes
Then iTunes will do everything by itself, you just need to wait for the end of the operation. After flashing, disconnect the iPhone from the computer. Press and hold Power to turn off the smartphone. Quickly press Power to turn on the device. That’s it, the iPhone is fully functional and ready for further use.
The flashing process in action
There are 2 ways to flash: through RecoveryMode and DFUmode. Recoverymode is an emergency recovery mode. Designed to restore the working state of iOS devices after they have stopped working normally.
Dfumode is, in fact, the same RecoveryMode, it differs only in that it performs the entire operation bypassing the iPhone OS, and does the flashing directly through the firmware. It is recommended to reflash this method for owners of devices with a jailbreak or if it is impossible to reflash a smartphone using RecoveryMode.
Preparing for the flashing operation
Let’s take a look at the whole process using the iPhone 4S as an example. In order to start the operation, you need to download the firmware with the.Ipsw extension. There is a specific firmware version for each iPhone model.
The whole difficulty of choosing a firmware version by model is that there are GSM and CDMA models of iPhones. The only difference is that they work on different cellular networks. But that’s why you need to choose the model you need. Gsm iPhone 4 firmware won’t install on CDMA iPhone 4.
Once you’ve identified your iPhone 5s model, find a site where you can download the firmware. Select the one that suits you from the list and start downloading the OS. You can choose the latest version of iOS, or, if you do not like the new version of the OS, you have the opportunity to download the old firmware that was installed before. The most important thing is that the old version you download is signed by Apple.
The second thing to do before updating is to turn off Find My iPhone. This is done so that you can reflash your iPhone 4s, since if the option is on, it will not allow you to reflash, iTunes will display an error.
Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes, for this you just need to launch the program, if a new version is available, iTunes will inform you about it and you can update automatically (if you have not downloaded iTunes yet, do it here).
After you have made all the preparations, you can proceed directly to the flashing procedure itself.
Flashing via DFU Mode
Before flashing, the phone must be switched to DFU Mode. We connect the device to the computer and turn off the smartphone. Further, simultaneously hold down the Home and Power keys and count up to 10 seconds. After their expiration, release the Power button while continuing to hold Home until iTunes recognizes the iPhone in DFU mode.
Further, we act in the same way as when recovering through Recovery Mode.
- Choosing your device in iTunes.
- In the smartphone control menu, we find the item Restore iPhone.
- Select it by holding down the Shift key for the Windows operating system or Alt for the Mac OC.
- In the window that opens, specify the path to the file with the firmware and click Open.
- We are waiting for iTunes to complete the operation.
- We turn on and use a fully working device.
This method is suitable for those who put Jailbreak on their iPhone or, for some reason, the flashing in Recovery Mode did not work.
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Iphone flashing options
2 processes are related to flashing an iOS device at once:
In essence, the processes are identical, both in the first and in the second case, as a result of a flashing, a new iOS will be installed on the iPhone. Over, the concept of new in the case of iPhone recovery does not refer to the version of the operating system, but to its state, in other words, clean.
Updating iPhone from Computer via iTunes
1.Connect iPhone to computer with USB cable and launch iTunes. Go to the Devices menu and select your device;
2.On the page for configuring synchronization and settings for connecting the device to iTunes, left-click on Update. Confirm iPhone update to the latest iOS version.
3. You can save time and not wait for iOS to download to the iTunes service folder by downloading the current iOS to your hard drive. Use the Shift key to update to initiate the firmware update from the hard drive.
After the update, you will receive an iPhone with the current iOS on board, all user content and settings will be saved.
How to Recover iPhone from Recovery Mode and DFU Mode?
The procedure for restoring an iPhone from Recovery Mode or Firmware Upgrade Mode (DFU Mode) is completely identical, with one exception, you must enter iPhone into Recovery Mode or DFU Mode, respectively, before restoring.
2.Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable and launch iTunes. The program will detect the iPhone in recovery mode;
3.Hold down the Shift key on your keyboard and click on Restore (Mac users should press AltRestore);
4.Open the previously downloaded firmware file with the extension.Ipsw. Itunes will take over the further work, wait until the end of the process.
Is it possible to reset iPhone settings without updating iOS?
If we are talking about a clean iPhone restore via iTunes, as a result, the device will have the latest version of iOS installed, i.E. In fact, the firmware will be updated, and this is not always necessary, especially for owners of jailbroken devices. Why? Because the jailbreak for the current version of the iPhone firmware appears, as a rule, with a great delay, and as a result, updating the iPhone will entail the loss of the jailbreak.
Restoring / Updating a locked (locked under a specific mobile operator) jailbroken iPhone entails:
- Locking the locked iPhone, you cannot connect the device to the cellular network of another operator;
- Loss of jailbreak.
Fortunately, there is a way to reset iPhone settings and remove all content from it without updating the iOS version and without losing the jailbreak. We have already talked about the SemiRestore utility, which allows you to clear the contents of an iOS device and reset its settings to factory settings without loss. Use the instructions if you have a locked or jailbroken device.
What is iPhone firmware?
If we are talking about the firmware of an iOS device as a software component, the iPhone firmware is its software or operating system. Apple calls software for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad shortly iOS, which means iPhone Operation System in English.
If we talk about flashing an iOS device as a process, flashing an iPhone is the process of restoring or updating the device’s software. The most commonly used term is flashing.