Troubleshooting

How do I exit safe mode on my jailbroken iPhone?

Noticed your iPhone status bar says "it Safe Mode" instead of the time? This means that SpringBoard crashed and extensions have been disabled. Touching the words Safe Mode in the status bar brings up the following dialog box, giving you three options on how to proceed.

it Safe Mode iPhone warning

Here are the recommended steps to exit iPhone safe mode and return to normal operation:

How can I exit / get out of iPhone DFU mode?

As long as nothing is actually wrong with your iPhone, you can exit Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode without restoring the device in iTunes. To get out of DFU mode follow the same steps as a forced restart.

1. Hold down the Sleep button and Home button at the same time.
2. After a few seconds the Apple logo appears and the iPhone will boot.
3. Your iPhone is now out of DFU mode.

How do I put my iPhone 4 into DFU / recovery mode?

To put your iPhone 4 or 3GS into Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode:

1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and start iTunes.
2. Turn off your iPhone by holding down the Sleep button and slide to power off.
3. Press and hold down the Sleep button and Home button simultaneously.
4. After 10 seconds release the Sleep button but continue to hold the Home button down.
5. iTunes will pop up a window that says it has "detected an iPhone in recovery mode."

iPhone iOS 5 / iOS 4.2 Problem: How to Get Your Music Back

Some iPhone owners who jumped to install the iOS 4.2 firmware update yesterday were greeted with an unwelcome surprise. Media including music, audio books, podcasts and videos disappear after the update is complete. iTunes still displays the storage space occupied by the media files, but they are nowhere to be found on the iPhone.

apple iphone ios 4.2 update media disappears

Opening the iPod app simply says "No Content" and re-syncing with iTunes does not bring back the media library! Apparently something was overlooked by Apple, but lucky for iPhone owners the bug fix is quick and easy. Your music files are hidden but still stored on the device. Don't restore your iPhone or take drastic measures, just follow these simple steps:

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