Is your iPhone stuck in recovery mode and you’re wondering what you did to deserve this! Well don’t connect to iTunes yet to fix your iPhone in recovery mode. First, read through this post and you’ll be able to understand what got your iPhone in recovery mode and how you can fix iPhone in recovery mode without iTunes and restoring your device.
It is not every day that you find your iPhone stuck in recovery mode. The problem is less frequent yet can be quite devastating for the users. Recovery mode on your iPhone and iPad is one such problem that makes you helpless and the only viable solution that comes to your mind is to connect your device to iTunes and restore your device. But, restoring is not something you’d like to do, right!
Why is recovery mode activated on iPhone or iPad?
You may find your iPad or iPhone in recovery mode when you Jailbreak your iOS device and suddenly it becomes unresponsive. Then you see your iPhone stuck in recovery mode. Similarly, if you try to remove Jailbreak without knowing how to do that properly, you can get stuck in recovery mode on your iPhone or iPad.
What users do is that they go to Settings > Reset > Reset all settings in hopes of deleting Cydia. But instead they get stuck with recovery mode on iPhone, the screen staring in their eye without a blink.
Don’t think that you can get recovery mode on iPhone or iPad only due to Jailbreak. You can pretty much bolt right into recovery mode with any firmware install or update. So it’s better to know beforehand what you can do to fix iPhone recovery mode without system restore through iTunes.
Restoring your iPhone or iPad through iTunes basically means to revert your device back to factory settings. You will get a clean slate device as if you just bought it and you’ll have to add media, apps, settings, etc from the scratch. If you’re lucky you might have a backup to restore your device, otherwise you’re a goner.
ReiBoot: Fix iPhone in Recovery Mode without Restoring with iTunes
Reiboot is an app for both Windows and Mac and it allows you to fix your iPhone in recovery mode without iTunes. You can use it for iPhone and iPad as it works for all iOS devices. Not just iPhone in recovery mode, ReiBoot can help you fix many other errors on your devices with Mac as well as Windows platform. It can help you fix:
- iTunes doesn’t recognize your device.
- ITunes says your device is in recovery mode.
- Downgrade or upgrade a firmware.
- IPhone freezes or fails to activate.
- Apple logo appears but there’s no progress bar.
- Fail to update iOS and device is stuck at red iTunes logo.
If you also hate these errors and want to get rid of them without restoring with iTunes, read along.
How to use ReiBoot to fix iPhone in Recovery Mode
Follow the steps below to get ReiBoot to fix your iPhone in recovery mode.
- Go to Tenorshare and download the latest version of ReiBoot for your Mac.
- Connect your iPhone in recovery mode to your computer.
- Launch ReiBoot and choose from the two buttons: “Enter Recovery Mode” or “Exit Recovery Mode.”
Since we’re here to fix our iPhone in recovery mode, we will use ‘Exit Recovery Mode.’ The device should boot now and run normally without losing any data. The best thing about ReiBoot is that it’s free and doesn’t need Jailbreak.