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How to Exit DFU Mode and Recover Data from iPhone

2014-10-22 15:13:36 / Updated by to How to iPhone
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iPhone DFU mode is short for "Device Firm Update", which allows you to choose and change the firmware you want to install onto your iPhone. It is commonly used to jailbreak the iPhone, unlock the SIM card or install a previous version of iOS. If you are going to complete any one of these tasks but not sure how to get iPhone out of DFU mode, take it easy. We’ve rounded up two effective ways to guide you exit DFU mode safely.

Before you get started, I highly recommend you back up iPhone data with iTunes to avoid data loss during the process. After iPhone exit DFU mode, you can use iPhone Data Recovery to extract recover iPhone data such photos, contacts, SMS, notes, etc. from iTunes backup files if you have made backup previously. This program allows you to preview the complete iTunes backup files after scanning, which is not available via iTunes. Most importantly, it lets you recover iPhone data directly from the backups and save all of them on computer in one click.
Download and install the trial versions here and give it a try.

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Note: All iPhone models including iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5s/5c/5 and more previous version are compatible with this program.

Part 1: How to Exit DFU Mode


Way 1: Kick iPhone out of DFU mode with iTunes
Step 1: Launch iTunes on computer > Connect iPhone to PC via the USB cable > Let iTunes recognize your iPhone.
Step 2: Press Home and Power buttons at the same times for 10 seconds > Release both the Home and Power buttons together.
Step 3: Press the Power button then your iPhone will restart automatically. After that, your iPhone will get out of DFU mode and be in normal state.

Way 2: Exit DFU Mode with iPhone Data Recovery
Step 1: Download, install and run iPhone Data Recovery on PC
Step 2: Connect iPhone to PC with the USB cable
Step 3: When you iPhone is detected by this program, you will see an interface as below. Click on "Restart" to get iPhone out of DFU mode. After that, your device will be back to normal.
get iphone out of dfu mode

Note: "iPhone DFU mode" is a common issue, you can try each method to solve the program. When problem solved, follow the instruction below to recover lost iPhone data by yourself.

Part 2: How to Recover iPhone Data via iTunes Backup Files


• Step 1: Install and Launch iPhone Data Recovery
If you have downloaded and installed the program on PC, then launch it immediately. You don’t have to connect iPhone to PC this time. When the primary window shows up, click on "Recover from iTunes Backup".
launch iphone data recovery

• Step 2: Scan iTunes Backup Files
Select an iTunes backup from the list. You can choose the latest iTunes backup or other iTunes backups according to the name, last backup time or serial number. After that, click on "Start Scan" to let the program scan the file.
scan itunes backup

• Step 3: Recover iPhone Data from iTunes Backup
After scanning, photos, videos, messages, call history, notes and other data from the backup file will be listed on the left column. Click on the categories one by one to preview the data carefully before restoring. There is a button named "Only display the deleted item(s)", click on it you will see all deleted or lost files only. When you’ve marked down the data you want to recover, just go to "Recover" then all of them will be saved in a specific folder on your computer.

preview and recover data from itunes


Note: To be added, whenever you find you lost data on iPhone, restoring iPhone from iTunes backup file is not the only way to save your day. This program supports your to restore iPhone from iCloud backup files too.

It is easy to handle all the methods to get iPhone out of DFU mode and recover data from iPhone, isn’t it? When it comes to regain data from iPhone, we’ve mentioned two methods to recover lost iPhone data from iPhone backups. If both of them are not working for you because you have no iPhone backups at all, don’t worry. This program also lets you retrieve lost data directly from iPhone. Now, don’t hesitate to download and use iPhone Data Recovery to restore all the lost files!


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