How to Put an iPad 4 into DFU Mode

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. By entering DFU mode, you are able to alter the firmware on your iPad 4.

Apple iPad 4 Off and Home Button Locations

To enter DFU mode on the iPad 4, follow the instructions below:

  • Connect the iPad 4 to your computer.
  • Launch iTunes.
  • Hold down the On/Off and Home Buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.
  • After the 10 seconds, release the On/Off Button but keep the Home Button pressed for a 3 to 5 seconds more.
  • If you see a black screen, the device should be in DFU mode. If you see the Apple logo, the device is not in DFU mode.
  • iTunes will notify you that it has detected a device in recovery mode.
  • Once in DFU mode follow the instructions of the firmware modifying app you have chosen if necessary.

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