iPad Stuck in DFU Mode? Find Solutions Here

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DFU Mode is used by most iPad users when they want to change the firmware on their device. This mode is particularly useful when you want to downgrade the firmware on your iPad to a former version although it can also be very useful when you want to install custom firmware on your device for those who want to jailbreak the iPad or unlock the SIM.

While it can be very helpful, there are times when the device can remain stuck in DFU mode as you attempt to downgrade the iOS. This can be very problematic because your device can remain in this frozen state, not allowing you to use it in any way. If your iPad is stuck in DFU mode and you don’t know what to do to get it working normally again, this article is here to help.

Part 1 Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings

One of the ways to get your iPad out of DFU mode is to reset the iPad to factory settings. While this is a really good way to fix the problem it does result in complete data loss and if you hadn’t backed up the data on your device it may not be the ideal way to go.

To do this connect the device to your computer and then launch iTunes. While the device is connected to iTunes, Click the device icon and then choose restore iPad. This should safely allow you to exit DFU mode safely, but it will also restore your iPad to factory settings and all the data and settings on your iPad will be erased.

  Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings


Part 2 Get iPad out of DFU Mode without Losing Data

As we have seen above resetting the iPad to factory settings can work to fix the device and get it out of DFU mode but it is not a viable solution if you haven’t backed up the data on your device. Fortunately, there is a better solution that allows you to easily fix your device without losing any data. This solution comes in the form of a program known as iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac. The following are just some of the reasons why you should use this program as opposed to factory settings.

  • The data on your iPad will be protected. You will not lose any of it.
  • It can be useful in fixing any type of issue your iOS device is facing including a device stuck in recovery mode, one stuck in DFU mode, a device that is stuck on the white screen or a device that is completely unresponsive.
  • It is very easy to use as we shall see in a short tutorial below and it is also very fast. Your iPad will be fixed in just a few minutes.
  • It supports also recovering deleted text messages, photos, videos, notes, bookmarks and more data from your iPad/iTunes backup/iCloud backup.

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How to use iMyfone D-Back to get your iPad out of DFU mode

The following is a simple tutorial to help you get your iPad out of DFU mode. Begin by downloading and installing the program to your computer and them follow these very simple steps.

Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window, select “Fix iOS System” and then click “Start.”

 choose Fix iOS System

Step 2: Connect your iPad to the computer using USB cables. Once it is detected by the program, click “Start” to begin.

Connect iPad to the computer

Step 3: To be able to fix a faulty operating system, the program will need to download the latest version of iOS. The program already provides you with the latest firmware, all you have to do is download.

download the latest version of iOS

Step 4: Wait for the download the firmware, the process shouldn’t take long. Once the firmware is download, D-Back will automatically begin repairing the iOS system. A few minutes later, the device will restart in normal mode.

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As you can see, the process is easy, quick and effective. Regardless of the problem your iPad is facing, iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac can fix it without resulting in data loss.

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