[Solved] iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode
I did not back up. Yes, shame on me. However, I have 4000+ photos of my daughter that I need out. Right now, it's in recovery mode with that dreadful plug to iTunes icon. I tried Absinthe - does not recognize the phone - nothing happens. I tried limera1n - hangs up in DFU mode step. Trying redsn0w and it's complaining of "not supported in DFU mode" or "in recovery mode, try again...". Watched a gazillion YouTube videos but nothing seems to work. I promise to back up as soon as I get in and get the photos. Please help!
It is really frustrating for anybody to encounter such an embarrassing issue, for which you can do nothing but learn a lesson indeed—promising to back up iPhone data timely.
However, iPhone stuck in recovery mode does not equal losing all the data of your iPhone. That iPhone is stuck in recovery mode always happens when you jailbreak your iPhone or update the iOS on your iPhone. How can I get my iPhone out of recovery mode, even without iTunes?
iOS Data Recovery software can do you a favor to solve this emergent issue in an easy, quick and effective way. In order to recover all your endangered data, you should take measures to get your iPhone out of recovery mode first, and the tutorial below will guide you in this way.
Download the free and trial version to have a try!
Tutorials 1: Get Your iPhone Out of Recovery Mode with One ClickAfter downloading and installing the program on your computer, you can follow the way below to get your iPhone out of recovery mode or DFU with one click.
1. Run the program and connect your iPhone to the computer.
2. When the program organized your iPhone, you'll see the window below.
If you use iOS Data Recovery (Windows):
If you use iOS Data Recovery (Mac):
3. You only need to click the "Restart" or "Set Up" button, and then your iPhone will be automatically restart and return to normal in a few seconds. That's all.
After your iPhone is back to normal, you still can use iOS Data Recovery to recover lost data from your iPhone, or backup data on your iPhone to your computer, if you have such a need.
Tutorials 2: Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backup
Step 1.Choose the suitable device typeLaunch the data recovery for iPhone on your computer, and you will get the interface as follows. Choose the device type for yours.Do not connect and sync your device with iTunes during the progress, or your iTunes backup will be updated and your previous data will be overwritten.
Step 2.Select a recovery modeThere are two recovery modes available for you to choose: one is recovering data from iTunes backup files, the other is scanning your iPhone for previous data directly. However, you need to connect your iPhone to your computer if you choose the second one, while if you choose the first one, you needn't.
Step 3.Extract iTunes backup or scan your iPhoneSelect the wanted backup file records and continue to scan.
To scan your iPhone, click "Start Scan" after getting into the phone's scanning mode.
Step 4.Preview and perform iPhone data recoveryAfter the scanning, all the backup file are listed and displayed in categories. You can preview each of them and decide which one to recover at your disposal.
When the lost files are recovered, you can keep your Contacts, SMS, Photos, Videos, Calendar and Notes on your computer as a backup, to avoid losing your data the next time.
Tutorials 3: Recover Data from Your iPhone
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer and scanⅰ. For iPhone 5/4S users
There is only a "Start Scan" button on the main window. After connecting your iPhone, you only need to click the "Start Scan" button to scan your iPhone. You'll see this scanning window immediately after clicking the "Start Scan" button.
ⅱ. For iPhone 4/3GS users
After connecting your iPhone to the computer, you need to get into the device's scanning mode before scanning. You can follow the steps below:
1) Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2) Pressing the "Power" and "Home" buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
3) After 10 seconds, release the "Power" button, but keep holding "Home" for another 15 seconds.
Step 2. Preview and select the recover dataWhen finishing the scan, all found data are displayed in categories, like camera roll, photo stream, photo library, contacts, messages, message attachments, call history, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark. You can preview full contents of all of them one by one.
It is at your will, if you want to recover all of them, mark them all and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with one click.
Note: Data found here includes deleted data and those still on your iPhone. If you only want back your deleted ones, you can refine the scan result by using the slide button at bottom to only display deleted items. Mark them and press "Recover" button to get them back.
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