Put iPod into Diagnostics Mode

Posted April 15, 2007 by pro-ipod in iPod

If you really want to do some neat tricks and hacks with your ipod, just place it into Diagnostics Mode. You’ll enjoy a zillion ways to hack, test, and tweak your ipod from there.


Many interesting iPod hacks start by starting your iPod’s Diagnostics Mode. Here is how to do it.

First, you’ll need to reset or reboot your ipod.
– Slide the Hold key to the right and then left. Then hold the menu and middle select buttons until it reboots.

As soon as the ipod restarts, hold the left “back” and the middle “select” buttons.

Hold these buttons until it boots into Diagnostic mode. You’ll see the SRV Diag Boot appear.

ipod_diagnostic_mode

If you want to exit Diagnostics mode, just repeat the reset/reboot directions above.

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  • yw

    you have to hold the middle button down while restarting to reset

    • BOB125

      yep you have to hold down the middle button dowon while re-starting to getBack to main screen

      • Meg

        Thank you, you just saved my life.

  • Matthew

    to get out of this mode you have to press menu and center until you see the apple logo. then press and hold the center and forward button (one on right).

  • Anonymous

    MY IPOD DISPLAYED A SAD ICON, I AM IN DIAGNOSTIC MODE NOW. WHAT DO I DO NEXT? CAN ANYONE HELP ME?

  • Anonymous

    I cannot go out the Sys dialog even if I reset (in the menu or Menu/Enter).
    How the hell it can happen?

  • Anonymous

    i hav 30gb classic ipod ,, pressed select+menu ,prev+select(diag test) then reset,select+play,,,,,,,,,, after all

    im enable to start in normal mode.i tried all possibilities to do so.it freezes on assesorizes test and nothing happen ,help me