iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode? Get Out Quickly with RecBoot
Whether you’re just trying to update iOS firmware, downgrade, or jailbreak, it’s not terribly unusual for an iPhone to get stuck in Recovery Mode. You’ll know you’re stuck because the phone displays the classic USB to iTunes logo, and iTunes gives you the Recovery Mode detected message. Sometimes you can escape just by hardbooting the phone, but if that doesn’t work you can use a tool like RecBoot.
RecBoot works to escape Recovery Mode on older model iPhones, it may work on newer devices too but it’s best generally on older iOS releases and older devices in general.
This is how simple RecBoot is to use:
- Download & launch RecBoot
- Plug in your iPhone (or iPod touch)
- Click on “Exit Recovery”
It’s seriously that easy.
In addition to allowing you to escape from Recovery Mode, RecBoot will also enter into Recovery, which allows you to downgrade iOS firmware assuming you have SHSH blobs saved. If you don’t want to bother with RecBoot you can also learn how to enter and exit manually, but it’s a bit harder so I would generally recommend just clicking a button with the app instead.
Finally, tools like TinyUmbrella work in Mac OS X or Windows, but RecBoot does nothing else and is very foolproof, thus the recommendation.