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The other day I was jailbreaking my iPhone, but before doing so I had to put my iPhone into recovery mode. Getting your iPhone into recovery mode isn’t difficult: shut down your iPhone, hold down the home button, and then plug the device into iTunes. After doing that you’ll be prompted saying that you must restore the device back to the factory defaults. For awhile getting yourself into this mode meant that you must restore, and there was no turning back. That’s not the case anymore.

Now there is a handy free tool, RecBoot, for Windows, Mac, and Linux users that can take an iPhone out of recovery mode. If you’re using the Windows version you’ll have to copy a specific (and proprietary) DLL into the directory that you’re running the app from, but after that you should be all set. Once you’ve done that you can fire up the RecBoot app and choose whether you want to Enter Recovery Mode or Exit Recovery Mode. If you’re reading this post you probably want to exit recovery mode, which will get your iPhone back into the state it was prior to entering recovery mode.

If you’re a Mac user you’ll see two different applications: RecBoot and RecBoot Exit Only. In this case you’ll want to use RecBoot Exit Only which will take your device out of recovery mode. The good news is that on a Mac you don’t have to worry about copying the DLL over, and it should just work out-of-the-box.

If your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode you’ll likely find RecBoot to be an invaluable tool. The fact that it’s free and cross-platform is just a cherry on top.

RecBoot Homepage (Freeware; Windows/Mac/Linux)

UPDATE: Unfortunately it looks like RecBoot is no longer available. You can try using Firmware Umbrella to take your iPhone out of recovery mode.

UPDATE 2: One commenter, Jess, provided another option for trying to get your iPhone out of recovery mode that has worked for several of our readers:

Disconnect your iphone from your computer. Hold down the power and home button again for 20 seconds, or so. Then, a silver apple logo will appear. I then let go of ONLY the power button (keep the home button pressed) for about 5 seconds. I then let go of the home button and let my phone sit. In about 20 seconds, my phone came back to life.

There Are 191 Comments

  1. I have a iPhone 3g. I upgraded my iphone OS to 4.0 and hate it, it has slowed down my apps and my texting is lagged. How do you go back to the previous version?

    • If you want to rollback you’ll need to have jailbroken at 3.1.2 before, and have had Cydia store your SHSH on their server. Otherwise you will not be able to rollback.

    • jailbreak it with jailbreakme.com go on your iphone then go to safari then type in jailbreakme.com then slide to jailbreak if itunes pops up and says new update dont update

    • my iphone is now in a recovery mode mode what can i do now:

    • I don’t have shsh file and my iphone 3g is on recovery mode . what do i do?
      please help me.

    • what happens if your ipod is jailbroken but u cant get out of recovery mode?

  2. Thanks for this Ryan! Helped a lot when I was jailbreaking my phone. :)

    @Barry – do a google search. There are plenty of sites that offer a full outline on how to do it.

  3. great tool, helps a lot!! thanks

  4. i have iphone 3gs, its jailbroken and its stuck on the apple logo with the spinning circle, when i try to do recovery it wants to do an update first but when it gets to the end it wont update its saying an error occured, is there anyway around it? either to recover without updating or to get it back workin? sum1 please help.

    • please Please PLEASE!Tell me if you get the answer as the very same thing has happened to me & its not jailbroken, o2 opened it up to any network now i just look at a logo

    • did you find a sollution for this?? im at the same problem and need someones help!

    • download redsn0w 0.9.6 b5 and the firmware 4.2.1.

      once ispw is identified, click ipad baseband firmware

      once finish, download ultrasn0w on cydia.

      let me know.

    • This just happened to me too, exactly as stated by Laura. I can’t get it done via iTunes as it states the error over and over again. Help please..!

  5. your absolutely brilliant. and a lifesaver

  6. I plugged my iPhone in tonight to sync for the first time in weeks (months?) and download my pictures and restore the battery which was seconds from death. My MacBook prompted me to update to a new iTunes, then iPhoto quit during download and iPhone 4 went into recovery mode.

    Stuck in recovery mode with iTunes telling me to restore before using iPhone 4. Will lose all updates since I didn’t sync!!! Can I get it out of restore mode? I don’t want to restore! We just moved here and ALL my new local contacts live on my phone (because MobileMe seems to have stopped “clouding” as well).

    Will RecBoot Exit Only help get my phone back the way it was today? Can I use it if my iPhone 4 isn’t jailbroken?

    Help!!

  7. thank you so much for putting this up. was SO helpful

  8. Wow, this is excellent tool. One of my friends iphone 4 was in recovery mode with 600 snaps of travel to forign country. non of the things didnt work only this help to bring to normal mode. thanks guys

  9. This tool got it, but yours is better!
    [thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com]

    • TinyUmbrella worked for me, last time recovery frozen mode happened cost me hours of waiting for a Genius Bar appointment, not happy I was never given an explanation of the solution. Glad to see whoever has developed TinyUmbrella has managed to get past the software problems APPLE HAVE FAILED TO PROVIDE USER AVAILABLE SOLUTIONS FOR. PS. I don’t consider myself anything literate and was easily able to navigate what was needed to restore my phone. Have posted this in appreciation of your time given to help others like me with iPhone problems

  10. Ryan, I have a 3GS that is NOT jail broken and is in Recovery mode (I don’t want to hit restore via itunes b/c I haven’t synched in a while and don’t want to lose info). I have Windows 7 – so exactly how do I “copy a specific (and proprietary) DLL into the directory that you’re running the app from” so i can run this recboot tool to get out of recovery mode. Please advise thxs

    • Same problem here…where do you put the .dll? I thought since it was in the file with the prog, it would just run…HELP!!!

  11. i love you! you saved my iphone!

  12. does this work for ipod touch?

  13. Iphones greatest scam since Bernie Made Off

  14. very nice, saved me the grief of proceeding with the restore -
    my iPhone got into this recovery mode by mistake during testing… and this app saved my day

  15. My iphone is a 3G and i recently unlocked/jail broke it. My iphone wasn’t working at all and had a black screen (as if it was off) I plugged it into itunes thinking the battery was dead but it said

    “Itunes has detected and iphone inn recovery mode you must restore this iphone before it can be used with itunes”

    I downloaded the RecBoot and clicked the exit only one and it said Awake my precious. but my my iphone still doesn’t work. Any Ideas??

    • Try downloading Firmware Umbrella which also has a similar option to kick your phone put of recovery. Maybe that one will work for you.

  16. my i phone was not collecting any calls or text so i restored it. then i was faced with the challenge to activate it i used limera1n and while it was in recover the breaker in the house tripped now my i phone is stuck in recovery mode i need help getting it out wud the above kick my iphone out of this recovery mode for sure.

  17. You have saved my holiday photo library and therefore part of my relationship with my girlfriend! God bless your hard work!

  18. My IPHONE IS A HEADACHE !!! while using it it freezes and makes this static sound till it turns off and sits in recovery mode… my iphone is jail broken and i normally just use blackra1n to turn it back on,,, I tried to do that today but its staying on a black screen which is slightly lit up,, help what should i do !!! I want to restore my settings to the orginal but i wanted to keep my sms,, i have tensee as well but cant figure out how to use it HELP!!

  19. i did an IOS upgrade (to 4.2) on my wifes iphone without doing a backup… then the phone went into recovery mode at which i did a restore.. i then restored it to 4.1.. but the issue is that everything is lost and we dont have a recent backup.. is there a way to restore the Notes, SMS, images… etc? or anything?

  20. The link to recboot is broken :(

  21. yeah, broken link, got another?

  22. Hi. I’m pretty good with a computer, but for those who aren’t, I’ll try to explain this in a very simple fashion.

    My Iphone 4 got stuck just a few minutes ago, after doing an update from 4.1 to 4.2. It gave, I believe, an error message of 1602. It was displaying the “Connect to Itunes” logo on the Iphone screen when the download failed, and that logo was stuck on the screen, and would not come off. I tried a hard reboot by holding the home button, and the On/Off button until it rebooted, but it kept rebooting as the “Connect To Itunes” logo. When I plugged it back in to my computer, and opened Itunes, it did not recognize my Iphone at all, and no USB pop-ups appeared recognizing it as well. I am running Windows XP just to clarify. I hit the Start button, right clicked on My Computer, and then clicked Manage. Some people have to click “Start”, then right click on “My Computer”, then click “Properties”, then click “Hardware”, then click “Device Manager”. Once in the device Manager, I opened “Universal Serial Bus Controllers” at the very bottom by clicking the + sign to the very left of that name “+ Universal Serial Bus Controllers”, and saw that there was no USB logo followed by “Apple Mobile Device USB Driver” anywhere in the current driver listing.

    I then right clicked on the main “+ Universal Serial Bus Controllers” wording (the same wording that has the + sign next to it you click to collapse it down, and show all your current drivers), and clicked “Scan For Hardware Changes”. Within a few seconds it found the driver for the Iphone, and then Itunes picked it up, and then told me the Iphone was stuck in Recovery mode. Once I clicked OK, my only option was a restore back to the original setting. I clicked restore, and it worked! Back to life again. :) Once it was restored, I was able to reset to my last restore pooint, and I got all of my contacts back, but I did lose my apps, so I had to re-download them. I didn’t mind as much as losing my Iphone, and having to swap it for a refurbished one, which is the only option, if you can’t get out of the locked screen. Hope this helps someone else, if Itunes won’t recognize your Iphone once it get’s stuck in recovery mode. Regards, Travis Joles

    • hey i have got the same problem….but mine is jailbroken …will it work ???

    • hey travis i tried evrything u said i have a iphone 1st gen . i got up to the point where i scanned for any harware changes but my computer didnt find the driver for my iphone nor did itunes pick it up :( do u have any other advice that might work ???

    • Oh my gosh thank you so much this worked! i was so mad for about 3 days and it is fixed now! thank you so much,
      Ian

  23. Thanks to everyone who pointed out the broken link. Since RecBoot isn’t available anymore I added a link to Firmware Umbrella which should be able to do the same thing.

  24. My screens only show a white apple logo anyone can help…

  25. After jailbreak , my IPHONE 3GS with 4.2.1 gone to recovery mode and not coming out even after using recboot also. please help.

    • iPhone 3GS is only a tethered jailbreak right now on 4.2.1 which means you must connect it to the computer and use redsn0w to boot it up everytime you reboot…

    • it may be stuck in an infinite recovery mode loop like my iphone for try “iRecovery” gooogle it and you should find somewhere to download and instructions on how to use.

  26. Hi Rayan,

    My name is Rick and I just bought the iphone 4 and the person he did it restore the iphone and he said that he was on 4.0v and now he don’t know which version it should show after you get out from recovery mode. So my Q? is if I use this link to get out from recovery mode so am I still stay on previous 4.0 version or it go to newest version which is 4.2.1v

    Please help. I spend about $500.00 in this phone.

    Thanks

  27. hi guys,

    CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO EXIT RECOVERY MODE OF 3GS 4.2.1. I TRIED TINYUMBRELLA, RECBOOT STILL I COULD NOT RECOVER MY HOME SCREEN

    REGARDS

    HARISH

  28. Hi I have an Iphone 3Gs and when i woke up this morning it was flashing every 20 seconds with the apple symbol. my husband put it into recovery mode. I don’t know if my contacts and such are backed up. I all of the sudden came out of recovery mode and went back to flashing. I don’t know what to do. Im scared of loosing all my contacts/ calandar info etc. HELP!

  29. i thank God for people like you

  30. I think I discovered a way to get out of recovery mode.
    Disconnect your iphone from your computer.
    Hold down the power and home button again for 20 seconds, or so.
    Then, a silver apple logo will appear.

    I then let go of ONLY the power button (keep the home button pressed) for about 5 seconds.

    I then let go of the home button and let my phone sit. In about 20 seconds, my phone came back to life.

    I am using an iPhone 3GS w/ 4.1 (8B117)

    Of course..I only have tried this once….out of desperation. Let me know if anybody else gets this to work.

    • Yes! thank you. why didn’t i think of that. lol

    • Oh my goodness I love you!!!!

      This Definately works!!! I did it wrong the first time…tried it again & ta-da my phone was back in action.
      Cannot believe it. U dont know how grateful I am to you for this!!!

      Thanks sooooooooooooooo much!!!

    • Didn’t work and i am so upset i know this phone works i have tried them all rec boot, ire b, nothing will get this damn phone out of recovery any suggestions?

    • should the screen be completly black when i unplug it from my computer? or should it stil have the usb and itunes logo

    • THANKS!! – work great for my iPhone (MA712LL first – generation iPhone)
      you are life saver :)

    • works for me! thx!!!

    • Hello Jess, greetings from Nepal. You have no idea what you’ve done to my iPhone. I was like 2 weeks without my iphone and now, with your single comment its running smooth. Thanks a lot for your comment and hope you believe in Karma.

    • It works like a charm. Thanks Buddy !! :D

    • thanks man.

    • i am having the same problem and i have done this method and it still doesnt work it still goes back to connect to i tunes and then i do that and then it goes all the way thru and say it was un able to restore software

  31. Hi !

    I have problem. When I restored succesfully my iphone 3GS ios 4.0 my iphone go back to recovery mode and itunes write it…I tried with Your app but when I push “exit from recovery mode” in new console window nothing happen…
    Which DLL file need to copy and where ?

  32. hi…please send me some solution for my iphone my i phone is now in recovery mode and i can’t get out of this in itunes which one i have to open in my mobile i can open till an usb drive and itunes so after that what i should do for this problem.pls pls send me the solution for this.

  33. Have iphone 3gs getting error 29 after update and it is in recovery mode I have all the fixs I could find.

  34. 6 months ago, when I connected my iphone 3G to itunes, it gave the message, do you want to upgrade. I accidentally said yes when I should have clicked no because my iphone was jailbroken and unlock.

    Recently, I started to miss my phone so I tried to fix it. When I turn on the iphone, it shows itunes logo with the usb picture and of course the emergency phone call.

    I put the iphone in DFU mode and tried to restore it thru itunes and really thought it would work, but at the end of the restore, it gave me the dreaded “The SIM card inserted in this iphone does not appear to be supported.

    I installed tinyumbrella and tried to kick it out of recovery mode and unfortunately got the same results.

    I really don’t know which firmware I am using, however, when I open up tinyumbrella it says the firmware is 4.2.1

    Can anyone give me any suggestions or advice. Would be much appreciated as I really do miss my iphone.

    • I have run into the exact same problem with my iPhone 3G, doing the exact same thing. It would be nice to know if you found out how to resolve the issue?

    • Hey, I am facing same issue with my iphone 3g. Essentially I faced some call drop issues so I had decided to restore os 3.1 through itunes 10.1. I had downloaded 3.1.3 ipsw and trigger restore, steps I had taken are as follows -press SHIFT key and click on restore, one dialog box opened where i had selected my downloaded ipsw file. After restore progress bar completed on my iphone, it rebooted and showing me itunes icon with one arrow and usb sign. Even not accepting my sim and showing emergency screen. Please note, my iphone was unlocked and jailbroken earlier. I will appreciate if you help me out.

  35. Hey i need help with my i phone 3g, it is stuck on recovery mode with the plug, arrow, and the i tunes logo. My i phone is unlocked and jail broken but after i tried to restore everything back to factory settings i always seem to get an error at the very end and i don’t know what is wrong. Can someone please help.

    • Hey, did you ever find a solution to this problem? I am having the same one right now and I can not restore my iphone because it is also Jailbroken and unlocked. I’m kind of freaking out, please message me back if you found one that’d be awesome.

  36. i have an Iphone 3g version 4.0.1. i tried to jailbreak it for the first time and it got hanged. now it is in recovery mode. What do I do??…will I loose my data (contacts,msgs)…plz help me out

  37. i can’t change my iphone 3G mobile from recovery mode to normal mode after being in recovery mode.please please help me.

  38. please tell me anyone i have a apple iphone 3gs i want a shop to unlock this for country lock its work but, when i restart it than it stuck in a problem that is white apple logo please help me what to do please please please……
    1 minutes please i have try to open it 3 times 1st time it have stucked in USB anD ITUNE LOGO but, now it is in White Apple Logo ………..PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE PLEASE……

  39. ["

    ManishFebruary 6, 2011 at 8:17 pm
    please tell me anyone i have a apple iphone 3gs i want a shop to unlock this for country lock its work but, when i restart it than it stuck in a problem that is white apple logo please help me what to do please please please……
    \n1 minutes please i have try to open it 3 times 1st time it have stucked in USB anD ITUNE LOGO but, now it is in White Apple Logo ………..PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE PLEASE……\n
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  40. Recboot is still available and it really saved me!!
    thanks for the article!!

  41. Ive made the same stupid movement: updated jailbroken iPhone to 4.2 without restoring it to clean 4.1
    Than I used saved shsh torestore manually to 4.1, but that didn’t work (I got 1004 error)
    But Recboot (which is still available at it’s website) saved me!
    I’ve exit recovery mode and restored simply from my last backup!

    Thank you!

  42. Ahhh!!! You saved my phone, my time and my money! I have used blackra1n, redsnow, purplerain and quickpwn and so many other things, but only the tiny umbrella worked! ah! you’re a life saver!!! thank you soo much!! I have been going back and forth to the tech for this problem and TINYUMBRELLA helped me!!! thank you sooo much!!! weeeeeeehh!!!!^^

  43. I recently upgraded to ios 4.2 n my unlocked iphoen went to recovery mode! the BB is 04.05 so i downgrade it to 3.13 and its still in recovery mode. help

  44. This was truly a lifesaver. Thank you so much. You helped me restore valuable photos and videos. Stop asking questions in the comments and just try it.

    • Hey, it worked great for my iPhone 4 just now (after failing to upgrade to the latest iOS 4.3 release. Saved many pictures and videos I hadn’t yet synced. You can find it at the site even though the link in this article is broken. Just go to the site’s home page and look around. I think the latest version is 2.2

  45. okay, tried to jailbreak phone, failure… i-phone is 3g and is in infinite recovery mode no matter how many times i tried to fix it. looked all over the net for solution but cannot find any. phone was in the 4.2.1 version with 05.15.04 base-band and was trying to convert it to the 6.15.00 because it seemed like the only way to get it to work. but not. effing tired and frustrated. someone help me please…

    • oh and i almost forgot, the capacity and version is listed as n/a. while i try to restore it always goes to an error 1015. tried using irecovery, tinyumbrella, and recboot, but to no avail.

    • mine does the same thing

  46. Worked like a charm. A wonderful tool. Thanks.

    • 4.2.1 won’t kick out of recovery mode. You have to install 4.1 then upgrade to 4.2.1 in itunes (shift click method).

  47. Hey, I am facing infinite recovery mode after restore 3.1.3 (shift + click restore). Besides recovery mode (itune icon + arrow + usb sign), emergency dial screen is displaying. My iphone was unlocked and jailbroken earlier however it seems I have to unlock and jailbreak again when i will get my home screen. Please help to get home screen as well as suggest me tools for unlock and jailbreak.

  48. I have an iphone 4 not jailbroken that I updated to 4.3 using iTunes. It got stuck in recovery mode. I tried Recboot, Tiny Umbrella, and finally FixRecovery, in an effort to save my media (didn’t have a service agreement then). Nothing worked. So I tried to restore it and it still won’t work, just gives error messages (1013, 20000, 14, 1603, 1604)at the point of “restoring firmware”. Since I used FixRecovery and it appeared to have written pages of commands to C prompt but it literally gave up and didn’t finish, does that mean that all of those commands are still on there? Will it appear jailbroken if I take it to an Apple store? After all of this and I still don’t have a useable phone, I talked to the guys at tech support (without mentioning Recboot, Tiny Umbrella, or FixRecovery, of course), they were stumped and told me to take it to a Apple store. If it doesnt’ appear to void the warranty, they’ll switch it out with another phone for me but I don’t know if what I’ve done already will show up and void the warranty. I don’t necessarily want to jailbreak it to fix it except as a very last resort (as in the warranty is voided). I don’t think I’ll EVER update again. I’ve had it all of three months and this was the first update I’d done (and probably the last!).

  49. me too same problem any please help me…..my id hari.g2006@gmail.com

  50. My phone went into the pool last week. It’s dried out now. It works, but the screen is black. I tried to sinq my phone to itunes to back it up, but its needing the password to do it. SADLY, my screen is black and i can’t put in my password. I dont want to restore my phone. Please help. I dont know what to do. All i want to do is back up my phone.

  51. Thank you very much for this solution. I have an iPhone 4 and was upgrading the software and got a message that the upgrade had failed and then I was stuck in the “restore” mode. This solution enabled me to get out of the restore mode immediately and I have regained the use of my iPhone. Thank so much!

    • OK guys had the same problem with all of you above, and thought that my iPhone-4 was completely damaged,,
      What i did and worked again,, with firmware rolled back from 4.3.2 to 4.2.1
      after trying everything and reading all comments and forums,,
      I started green-poison with the jailbreak process,,, and when the process finished,, everything was OK,, with firmware again 4.2.1
      Just try it,,
      it was my final try,,and everything is fine now.,..

  52. i have a iphone 3gs and it has connect to itunes on it i tried doing the hard reset on it but i doesnt work..i went to a phone store and they unlocked it for me once the told me that i have to kick it out of restore mode by putting software 4.1 or 4.2 but i dont know how to put that software on my iphone can you help me

  53. to get out the recovery mode, just get yourself tinyumbrella.
    the button there ‘Exit Rec Mode’ will save the hassel, and the anxiety too =]

  54. This worked miracles for me! Iphone 3gs.

  55. the method in the update comment at the end of the post worked just fine with me, but I didn’t see the silver apple logo after the 20 seconds. I just resumed with the description. After I was done and a minute went by with the phone not booting on it’s own, I just tried the power button and it worked.

  56. I have an iPhone 4 , & I was on Safari with a full battery . then it started going into Recovery mode . Now the screen is completely blank . & when I try to hook it up to the computer nothing happens . I neeed help , please !

  57. this just saved my phone . . . . . wow

  58. I bought a IPHONE 4 from some one in exterior, but now i can used it, it’s give me the ITunes mode. Pls, some body know what to do.

  59. OMG!! THANKS FOR THIS POST, the comment from ‘Jess’ saved my iphone without having to restore.. mwah!! if i could i’d dance at your wedding!!!!!! ;D

  60. Oh my god, that TinyUmbrella has just saved my iphone4 from being restored and losing everthing – it is amazing and I am completely technology naive but it really did just involve clicking ‘end recovery’ and it pinged back to life!
    Thankyou

  61. I tried updating my Iphone4 and now its stuck in recovery…HELP!
    Its been trying to restore ..
    I plug it into Itunes and click restore because i thought that was my only option! and now everytime i turn it on it shows that plug into itunes..
    How does this tiny umbrella thing work? help me please!!!

    • hold down the lock and home button until you see the silver apple then let go and wait for 20-40 seconds.

  62. Hey I have a 3g that went into recovery mode. It won’t restore. I have tried to restore in dfu mode still nothing it just gives the connect to itunes screen. Any suggestions. Im out of the country and its kind of an emergency lol

  63. Hello..I have iphone 3gs V 4.2.1 and is also stuck in recovery mode..i tunes recognize it in recovery mode and offer to restore…after restore iphone is trying to reboot itself but it wont turn on. I have tried all button holding variations but phone just wont turn on. He succesfully restore but wont turn on. Connecting to the power for charging also doesnt help, nothin happens on the screen (stays black). Tryed to jailbreak it again and then screen shows that he is dloading jailbreak data and finish all the steps until he need to reebot…then he dies :D (to remind – I have tried all known button holding/releasing variations )

    Anyone can help with this? Thanks

  64. i updated my iphone4 to the latest version(4.3.3???)
    i put my phone in recovery mode
    i tried restoring my phone but it wouldnt work
    is there anything i can do to get my phnone out of recoevery mode and not lose anything?

  65. Hello!

    I have problem with my Iphone, so please try to help me. Actually , last night I connected my Iphone 4 to my Mac book in order to download movies and pictures. I used Iphoto. Unfortunately error is appear and my iphone is blocked. Message on itynes is> ITUNES IS DETECTING IPHONE IN RECOVERY MODE. YOU MUST RESTORE THIS IPHONE BEFORE USING WITH ITUNES. My telephone gone in recovery mode! I don’t like to restore my iphone because I will losing my datas….I don?t care for contacts becauseI have contacts on other place, but problem is with new videos and pictures from yesterday. Please try to help me …videos are very important for me!
    Thanks in advance!!!

    Thanks in advance!

  66. I think it is best to try to run through DFU mode first (power off, hold power for 2 seconds, then hold home button along with the power button for 10 seconds, your idevice might automatically reboot itself, if not, hold the power button and home button until the apple logo pops up)

    • Thanks! Unfortunately it doesnt work:(:( I tried yesterday all day, also with software tiny umbrela….nothing yet…

  67. if you want it restored just follow these steps it works

    Disconnect your iphone from your computer.
    Hold down the power and home button again for 20 seconds, or so.
    Then, a silver apple logo will appear.

    I then let go of ONLY the power button (keep the home button pressed) for about 5 seconds.

    I then let go of the home button and let my phone sit. In about 20 seconds, my phone came back to life.

  68. Im stuck on a black screen itunes wont recognize my phone it wont power on ive tried holdng down the home and power button.nothing. ive been trying to figure this out for 2 days im goin crazy over here HELP HELP HELP PLEASE!

  69. my iphone.. 4.1 is jailbroken
    i wanted to upgrade to 4.3.3…
    then half way it jam..
    so i plug out the usb…. and was in recovery mode…

    i tried IREB, TINYUMBRELLA but still not working … how ?

  70. i did a erae all content and settings on my jailbroken iphone 3g
    when i switch ot on all i get is the apple loggo
    when plug into itunes it trys to restore but crashes and gives error codes
    is there any way to fix my prob thanks for any help

  71. hey guys i was using a iphone 3G. i was restoring it to 3.1.3 n at last stage after the firmware had been downloaded itunes said there was error some 1601 or sth… n now my iphone doenst start jst a picture of i tunes n a usb cable is shown in homescreen… how can i get my iphone back to life.. plz plz help me out

  72. Hello everyone…I’m writing to you with my last hope… I jailbroke my 3Gs with baseband 6.15.00 and OS 4.3.3 I’m stuck on recovery mode and can’t get off of it anything… I tried Jess’s recommendation – still nothing. Itunes restore under DFU – nothing. Jailbrake again with some hope left – still nothing… Tried just to boot it with the redsn0w – nothing. I see no way out of this. Any advice is appreciated. Please poeople help !

  73. THIS WORKED SOOOOOOOOO GOOD !!!! THANX SOOO MUCH and im the same with jessie i love u !!! xx MY PHONE IS WORKING !!!

  74. greetings – i’ve read through the comments and replies, but nothing seems to help me get my iphone 3g out of recovery. i’ve tried TU, but it won’t launch. i updated my java, itunes, disabled proxy and plugged in my phone and it still won’t launch. (please see below for more info on files when try to execute *)

    i just downloaded recboot. when i try and launch it, the app doesn’t come up and it directs me to the download page for recboot.

    if anyone can please help me i would greatly appreciate it.

    many thanks!
    kathy

    *this is what “javaapplicationstub” indicates when i execute it:

    Last login: Sun Jul 3 09:23:06 on ttys000
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub ; exit;
    kathy-cristobals-macbook:~ kathycristobal$ /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub ; exit;
    [JavaAppLauncher Error] CFBundleCopyResourceURL() failed loading MRJApp.properties file
    [JavaAppLauncher Error] CFBundleCopyResourceURL() failed while getting Resource/Java directory
    [LaunchRunner Error] No main class specified
    [JavaAppLauncher Error] CallStaticVoidMethod() threw an exception
    Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NullPointerException
    at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.run(LaunchRunner.java:113)
    at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.callMain(LaunchRunner.java:51)
    at apple.launcher.JavaApplicationLauncher.main(JavaApplicationLauncher.java:61)
    logout

    [Process completed]

    *and this is what the “fixrecovery” says when i launch it:

    Last login: Sun Jul 3 09:23:06 on ttys000
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub ; exit;
    kathy-cristobals-macbook:~ kathycristobal$ /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub ; exit;
    [JavaAppLauncher Error] CFBundleCopyResourceURL() failed loading MRJApp.properties file
    [JavaAppLauncher Error] CFBundleCopyResourceURL() failed while getting Resource/Java directory
    [LaunchRunner Error] No main class specified
    [JavaAppLauncher Error] CallStaticVoidMethod() threw an exception
    Exception in thread “main” java.lang.NullPointerException
    at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.run(LaunchRunner.java:113)
    at apple.launcher.LaunchRunner.callMain(LaunchRunner.java:51)
    at apple.launcher.JavaApplicationLauncher.main(JavaApplicationLauncher.java:61)
    logout

    [Process completed]

    • hello agian – i got the app working, but it is unable to kick my iphone out of recovery mode. any other ideas?

  75. I am having no luck with Tiny umbrella, its not giving me the exit recovery only fix recover. Then it will stop half way through and say error.

    I have tried Jess comments but my phone is just sitting with the apple logo on the screen instead of coming back to life.

    Also tried rebooting with redsnow, just gets toa point with a pineapple on the screen and a black back ground.

    Same as everyone eles i dont want to doa itunes restore just want it to go out of reboot

  76. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!

    • what? was there a solution..please post so we can all see and maybe it will help one of us!!

  77. Hi

    when i recover my iphone it will go smoothly untill it reaches near the end then it will come up with error 1011 ???
    and then it goes bak to the apple logo and itunes logo etc…..

  78. Great help guys…. u helped me exit from restore mode!!!!!! Cool thanks!!!! :)

  79. I have a iPhone 3g and i tried to put it in DFU mode but when it got there it stopped and didn’t work, and now its on the iTunes logo and it wont restore, it has error and etc and when its about to be done the error happens… can someone help?

  80. Thank you so much Ryan! Tiny Umbrella worked for me :-) It saved my Mum’s iPhone 4, after I had stupidly attempted to upgrade it to OS 4.3.3 without backing it up first.

    In case this helps anyone else, the iPhone in question was not jailbroken, and was stuck on the iTunes logo/recovery mode after the attemped upgrade to OS 4.3.3. I downloaded Tiny Umbrella, and at first thought that it didn’t work because it did not detect my iPhone. Then I played around a little – re-connected the iPhone, started iTunes first and let it detect my iPhone, and only then downloaded Tiny Umbrella. That seemed to work! Tiny Umbrella detected then my iPhone – an easy click on “Exit Recovery”, the Apple logo appeared, and we were back to the homescreen :-)

    (FWIW, Jess’s method did not work for me.)

  81. Hi,
    This morning I went to back up all my pictures of my son and his videos so started to do what I always do by syncing my iPhone 4 up to my iTunes, only a window appeared that said there was a new version on iTunes available and some new Apple software so while it was syncing I decided to download the new updates. Now my phone is stuck in recovery mode and I’m gutted thinking that I’ll lose all my pics and videos. I’m not bothered about my apps or contacts but if I lose those I’ll be devastated. Is there anyone that can tell me how to go about it as I’m new to iPhones and I’m pretty basic with a computer. Any help would truly be appreciated!

  82. Ok, I was stuck in recovery mode, just the little USB icon pointing to the iTunes logo. I downloaded TinyUmbrella and ran it. Off to the far left in the side box was a number.. I assume it was a serial number or something, I clicked it and the exit recovery button became illuminated. I clicked the “exit recovery” and the apple logo appeared on my phone. About 10 seconds later it booted normally and all my files were there and all my apps. Hope this helps you.

  83. Thank you for the reply but I was struggling with TinyUmbrella itself. Only got to getting the file on my laptop and after that I was stumped! So unfortunately looked around, ran another program and it wiped the lot :( absolutely gutted. So I’m starting from scratch and have learnt a valuable lesson of backing up all my photos and videos before downloading any updates! But thank you again for your reply :)

  84. I proved a dumb. I received a jailbroken iphone 3G and once I connected it to I-tunes it prompted me to upgrade my firmware. I clicked OK and it took about 2 hours for the same and in the end prompted that itunes has detected a phone in Recovery mode and needs restoration before it can be used with itunes. I tried restore but there was no luck. The phone is in recovery mode and tinyumbrella didn’t help me either. After exiting the recovery mode, the phone again goes in to the recovery mode. Please help.

  85. hey ryan i have an iphone 4 thats not jailbroken. i tryed upating the software and then it went strait to recovery mode.Then my friend came over to help and we ended up getting the software to download but i got all the info from his account? why is this???

  86. can not make call or recevice call….and i take out the sim card it dont detect it

  87. Same problem as many here, but no solution seems to be working. I was having difficulty with having my new photos (important and many of them) importing into the iPhoto program on my Mac. So after several tries, I thought maybe I need to update my software since I had been ignoring those pesky update requests for a while. So I tried the update, and then the error message came, and my phone never came back to life. At first had the apple sign with a line under it (which was like a long narrow bubble and could have been colored in if it showed something “working”) then the evil Itunes sign with the USB pointing to it.

    I tried Jess’s trick many times, and no go. I tried Tiny Umbrella, and no go. Though, I feel like some of the boxes in the advanced setting for that should be in some combination I am unaware of

    Please assist. I cannot lose this data so I do NOT want to restore as it requests. Thank you in advance…

  88. I had the same problem. I was told by repair companies that the logic board had gone and it would cost £180.00 to send it back to apple and get a reconditioned phone. I did all the above. Removed itunes installed it again, umbrella, recboot no luck! I was on the verge of paying the money to get it sorted out. I spent ours of fustration. Anyway I went to my friends and plugged it into his itunes and holy moses the thing sparks back into life. Don’t get me wrong I lost all my data as I didn’t have a back up but I have a working iphone. So my advice is try another PC with itunes on and see what happens.

    • i just tried my Uncle’s computer & still no luck.. i tried everything else tinyumbrella as well but same. i feel like i wanted to cry!!

  89. hey guys! I have an iphone 4 with firmware 4.3.5 which i want to restore to 4.3.3 and jailbreak it. I tried this thing one time. I launched ireb and put my phone into pawned dfu mode and tried to restore it but everytime it gave me errors after errors also afer using the tss server. I then unplugged my iphone and tried to come back to home screen by pressing home and sleep button. But it is not starting. It is dead. I think it is still in the recovery mode. So can ireb or recboot bring my phone back to normal?

  90. hey i got a iphone 3g i got it unlocked a few weeks ago and last week it started to slow when lookin at messages so i tried to restore it and now its in recovery mode and nothin i do seems to help someone pls help

  91. Thanks jess its worked on my itunes boot loop on iphone 4 4.35
    thanks so much only thing that worked after 5-6 hours of trying to get my phone to reboot
    THANKS SO MUCH JESS

  92. Nice one!!!! I thought i had lost everything! You are a ledgend!

  93. READ BELOW PASTED FROM ANOTHER MESSAGE ON HERE….THIS WORKS AND SAVED ALL MY STUFF, THANKS TO WHO EVER POSTED THT :D

    Disconnect your iphone from your computer.
    Hold down the power and home button again for 20 seconds, or so.
    Then, a silver apple logo will appear.

    I then let go of ONLY the power button (keep the home button pressed) for about 5 seconds.

    I then let go of the home button and let my phone sit. In about 20 seconds, my phone came back to life.

  94. help unlocking iphone 4 without deleting pics and vids

  95. i just got an iphone 3gs ios 4.3.5 but the problem is it is in recovery mode . so should i try the above rrecboot method or Jess’s method .Please help as soon as possible.
    regards Raiyan

  96. my iphone is now in a connecting to itunes mode what can i do now?

  97. i mean in a recovery mode

  98. i cant firmware my iphone

  99. Hi every body. I have question any , I have to send my iphone 4 to repairing. I am afraid that they recover my deleted video. what should i do?

  100. tried updating my Iphone4 and now its stuck in recovery…HELP!
    Its been trying to restore ..
    I plug it into Itunes and click restore because i thought that was my only option! and now everytime i turn it on it shows that plug into itunes..

    I had this problem and didnt want to lose all my data i had the phone lead on my screen saying plug into itunes. I used this :
    [thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com]
    downloaded tiny umbrella plugged in iphone and just hit disconnect iphone it worked and my phone came back round with all my content on it.
    I cannot accept any responsibility for it not working for you buy it worked for me good luck :)

    • I updated my itunes and did not realize my verizon iphone 4S was plugged in. The result was that it entered recovery mode. I tried all the reboot tips – nothing. I had just come back from vacation and had hundreds of photos and notes within apps documenting my travel which would hurt to lose. Especially when everyone kept telling me to back up and I couldn’t do so during my trip because I had exceeded the 5gb icloud free storage and I was going to back up right after upgrading itunes happened.

      I installed tiny umbrella and in less than 3 minutes was able to exit recovery mode. All my photos,apps settings are back. I could not be happier! thank you

  101. HOORAY!! TinyUmbrella is AWESOME!! It worked in a matter of moments.. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

  102. My iPhone was updating to 4.3.3 and everything was fine until at the end error 3194 appeard. I edit the host file as admin and added the know line 74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com and again was back to the update. Again a message now 1015 error.

    In both cases ,y ihpne get OFF , I guess in DFU mode, but after I run iReb 4 to get off the DUF mode I cant get it. Before I have jailbraked 4 iPhones with some problems with host files but everything fixed wit iReb. Now Im tied and can’t do even put the iPhone ON.
    ANy idea or suggest??

    Thank you.

  103. I have an iPhone 4 and it was an tethered jailbreak and my boyfriend forgot to plug it in so it died over night. Now all that pops up is the apple logo, then it goes directly to the “connect to iTunes” picture. I plug it in to reboot it using Redsn0w but I just can’t get it into DFU mode. Something is really wrong with it… It will get to the pineapple and stay like that for a good 10 seconds, then fade to black and go back to the apple logo and then the Connect to iTunes sign shows up…. I can’t seem to figure it out! It’s stressing me out soooo much! I tried the tinyumbrella thing and it did the scan but nothing happened. it went back to the same thing….

    SOMEONE HELP!!!

    • I have the exact same problem could someone help me please i tried everything that she tried and still it is in the itunes screen with the plug and cord

  104. My I phone 3G got the apple logo then goes to recovery mode I a back up I need to get my 400 family pics help

  105. How can I get my Msg , Phone contact, and app back after a restore ?
    I do not have a back up. I have Iphone 4.
    is it possible ?
    Thank you

  106. Help! I was trying to update my iPhone 4 and now it’s stuck in restore mode and the error message says “the device cannot be found”. I can’t get into the Apple store for an appt until tomorrow and this is my only phone. Thanks.

  107. HELP ASAP!! stupis telus person “refreshed” my cell i had no idea it was jail broken! now when i go to turn it on the apple logo goes on and then it says connect to itunes tells me to restore i dont want to! i havent backed up my phone in so long dont want to lose anything iphone 3G ver… i dunno says up to date oct 27 but i know i dont have the lastest update! ugh HELP!!

  108. I don’t even want you to repeat yourself Ryan. Not because it’s so redundant I’m sure, but because we are such idiots to get into this friggin’ stupid situation to begin with… I mean, think about it – who the hell tries to update their iPhone and not perform a backup prior to? Me. I am extremely and highly dumbfounded by my stupidity right now and just needed to vent. Thanks for listening. You are great. Talk about a change of scenery, ey?

  109. During the latest iphone software upgrade it crashed i lost all info, so i thought i lost everything then found this file in the waste bin can and how do i use it to restore my phone iPhone3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore it is 792.919 kb so its not small

  110. please could you help me get my iphone off of the recovery screen i tried everything, I have an iPhone 4 and it has been tethered jailbreak i tried to downgrade the firmware from 4.11.08 all that pops up now is the apple logo, then it goes directly to the “connect to iTunes” picture. I plug it in to reboot it using Redsn0w but I just can’t get it into DFU mode. Something is really wrong with it… It will get to the pineapple and stay like that for a good 10 seconds, then fade to black and go back to the apple logo and then the Connect to iTunes sign shows up…. I can’t seem to figure it out! It’s stressing me out I tried the tiny umbrella and it did the scan but nothing happened. it went back to the same thing….sure wish there was an answer thanks..

    SOMEONE HELP!!!

  111. iphone 4 not jailbroken. ios 4.0.3 to ios 5.0.1 update. itunes gave an error message and the phone went to recovery mode. umbrella did the trick so i could enter the phone and save the pictures. umrella gave some alerts about ssh?? i followed their advice and everything went quick and smoothly
    Thanks a bunch. helped a lot

  112. .. so i got the same problem with my 3g, stuck in recovery mode ( picture of the cable and the iTunes logo), i tried TU, didn’t work out, the same with that stuff( the procedure with the holding buttons: 20sec/5sec etc..)! I don’t know what to do… please any help will be appreciated!

    p.s. about the TU, when I click on the phone(some digits on the left panel), I have only the option “Exit Recovery”, I do it, the phone resets and again with the cable and the iTunes logo…

  113. My iPhone 3GS has gone into recovery mode, it is jailbroken but i accidently clicked onto upgrade software and now its saying it cant do this cos its in recovery mode, how do i exit this? its only showeing the USB cable and iTunes logo on my phone, help!!

  114. thank you very much

  115. I had same problem with my iphone4, simplest and safest way to reboot from scratch would be to create a new user profile on your PC/MAC, then download latest iTunes, and then connect iPhone. Basically treat as as a new phone, and do what u did when u first got it. As your using iTunes under a different user profile, it wont recognize your phone, and will treat it as a new phone and thus download the relevant software and then revert all your phone back to how it was when you first got it out of its lovely box.

    You could also just use iTunes on another computer if you have it, or a friends PC/MAC.

    Hope that makes sense

  116. hi ryan
    im really sorry to be a pain, but im a massive technology illiterate.
    i have an iphone 3 that i got from my husband, i have taken loads of photos on it, and lastnite decided to upgrade itunes (and my phone). it was taking ages and seemed to start a backup, so i left it overnight, only to wake up and find that it was in recovery mode. I dont even know if it did a back up. i tried to plug it in to itunes to see if the backup existed, but nothing. i havent attempted to restore, as i dont want to potentially lose my photos. if i use tinyumbrella do you think it is safe to bring my iphone back to where it was yesterday before i even tried to update? i know this is repetitive and stupid but i really would like my pics, and im not very good at doing these things! help!

  117. the second method worked perfectly at the first try ! Thanks……

    UPDATE 2: One commenter, Jess, provided another option for trying to get your iPhone out of recovery mode that has worked for several of our readers:

    Disconnect your iphone from your computer.
    Hold down the power and home button again for 20 seconds, or so.
    Then, a silver apple logo will appear.

    I then let go of ONLY the power button (keep the home button pressed) for about 5 seconds.

    I then let go of the home button and let my phone sit. In about 20 seconds, my phone came back to life.

  118. My Iphone 3GS has been stuck on apple sybol and the circle rotatting for hours.
    can’t restore. Itunes won’t let me download the latest version. what can I do? tried everything

  119. my ipod wont let me do anything. it stays on a black screen saying plug into itunes. but itunes wont let me do anything bc it wont go out of recovery mode. and ideas?

  120. I have an iPhone 4 and it was an tethered jailbreak and now it says “connect to iTunes” picture. I plug it in to reboot it using Redsn0w but I just can’t get it into DFU mode. Something is really wrong with it… I tried the tinyumbrella thing and it did the scan but nothing happened. it went back to the same thing….

  121. My iPod touch 4 is stuck in recovery mode and is jailbroken and has a password. so i connect to itunes and it says it needs my password to connect but cant enter it as cant acess iPod so i try to restore it and apple wouldnt let me with error 3194

  122. Oh my gosh, TinyUmbrella worked for my iphone4 running iOS5 (not jailbroken)… thank GOD!!! i had over 800 pics on there, including pics from my son’s first day of school, and i was at a complete loss…

    Thank you so much!

  123. PS – the fix with the home and power button wouldn’t work for me. :( But hey, at least TinyUmbrella did!

  124. my iphone 4 is in recovery mode every time i try tu restore it i get error (1)…what i have to do??????

  125. I have an iphone 3GS. It decided to grace me with that recovery mode crap out of nowhere. I simply turned my phone off, then back on, and it magically came up with that. I have tried all the tricks on the web with no luck.

    Anything else I can try? Any other apps to force it to exit recovery?

    Thnx

  126. read the last part where it says Disconnect your iphone from your computer.
    Hold down the power and home button again for 20 seconds, or so.
    Then, a silver apple logo will appear.

    I then let go of ONLY the power button (keep the home button pressed) for about 5 seconds.

    I then let go of the home button and let my phone sit. In about 20 seconds, my phone came back to life.
    it actually worked

  127. I have an iphone 3gs and i droppd it about 5 months ago and my screen cracked but its been working fine ever since. Its just been kind of slow cuz i was running out of disk space but yesterday all of a sudden it went into recovery mode and weve tried pushing the home button and power button and just dont work. its att and they said they can’t do anything and says it has to do with the screen. would this tinyumbrella work for me? cuz i really dont want to restore have too many photos that i dnt want to lose.

  128. Thanks a lot…

  129. i have an iphone 3gs and i accidentally reset it. what are the easiest way to fix my iphone 3gs back to normal?

  130. hai guys i updated my version 4.1 to 4.1.2 while updateing my PHONE shows connect to itunes i tried more than 5 times it dosn”t work my phone is iphone3g pls help me from this my mail is maashwaq91@gmail.com

  131. So heres the thing! i was using one day and so i turned it off bc it was being slow, so i turned it back on it showed the logo to the “plug into itunes”. i plug it in and it says its in “recovery mode” and it says to restore. i try to restore and it wont work! im not a genus when it comes to this stuff. so i need step by step answers! please help!! my whole life is on this phone!

  132. I believe your site is very robust. Not missing any one of the comments on your site users. I can say really enjoyed. I wish you continued success.

  133. iphone in recovery mode how do i get it out

  134. I also same issue like mike gray, my iphone in recovery mode, how do I get it out or release from this covery mode…???

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