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iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

Jun 05, 2014 09:40 am / Posted by Fitch to iOS Topics
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"When I was updating my iPhone to iOS 7, I mistakenly got my iPhone into recovery mode, and I failed to get out of it. Can you help me reset my iPhone back to normal."

According to user reviews, iPhone is likely to stuck in recovery mode when you failed to upgrade iOS or jailbreak your iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus. In general, with only three simple steps, you can get your iPhone into recovery mode. At first, disconnect the USB cable and turn off iPhone. Then hold HOME button and connect your iPhone to computer via USB. After the screen shows your iPhone has connected with iTunes, please release the HOME button, your iPhone will be in the recovery mode. And if you want to get your iPhone back to normal, you just need hold HOME and POWER buttons at the same time. Until the white Apple logo shows up, your iPhone will be in the normal mode. Under normal circumstances, you can get your iPhone in or out of recovery mode by following the above direction. However, if your device suddenly stuck in recovery mode because of failure in jailbreaking or updating iOS, you can turn to a third-party software to return your iPhone to normal and restore lost data. Here you can try this Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery software.

This Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery provides you with two modes to help recover deleted data from iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus. If you want to restore from iPhone, you should set your iPhone into DFU mode; while if you are going to retrieve lost data from iTunes, you should have kept a backup file on iTunes before.

Now you can follow this instruction to set your iPhone into DFU mode before working iPhone Data Recovery:

1. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB, then turn off iPhone.
2. Hold HOME and POWER buttons at the same time for ten seconds.
3. Release POWER and keep holding HOME button. Over ten seconds later, release the HOME button, your iPhone's screen will go black. Then your iPhone has entered the DFU mode.

Quick Start: Two Recovery Modes:

Mode 1: Directly Recover Files from iPhone (Without iTunes Backups)

Mode 2: Retrieve Lost Data from iTunes Backup (Without iPhone)


iDataRescuer is a powerful program to help users easily recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod device or iTunes backup file without any loss.

Two Ways: Restore Lost Data from iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/5C/6 or iTunes Backups

Mode 1: Directly Restore Lost Data from iPhone

1Open this Program, Connect iPhone to Computer

After getting your iPhone into DFU mode, please operate this software on computer. Then select "Recover from iOS Device", and touch the "StartScan" option, this software will deeply scan iPhone data.

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2Preview and Restore Lost Data

After scanning for a while, you will get all files arranged on the menu one by one, including Camera Roll, Videos, Contacts, Messages, Call History, Notes, etc. Now you can preview and mark your lost data. At last, hit the "Recover" option, you are able to recover deleted files from iPhone in a batch.

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Mode 2: Retrieve iPhone Deleted Files from iTunes Backup

1Select the Right Recovery Mode

Now you should choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File". In order to successfully get your lost data, you should have synchronized your iPhone with iTunes before. Soon you will get a menu as shown. Please select the latest iPhone backup and press "StartScan".

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2Scan and Preview All Files on iTunes Backup

After scanning, you will get a similar main interface as the Step 2 in Mode 1, you can act as the same way to restore lost data from iTunes backup file.

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Here is the free trial version of this Vibosoft iPhone Data Recovery for Windows, you can download it to have a try. By the way, if you fail to get iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus back to normal or DFU mode according to the above guide, you should send your device to Apple Store to look for professional help. And in case of losing your iPhone data accidentally in future, you'd better backup files to iTunes or computer. Thus you can easily restore lost data with backups.

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