When iPhone gets stuck in recovery mode, the first solution that we could think of is to exit recovery mode by restoring iPhone with iTunes. However, restoring iPhone with iTunes will erase all data on your iPhone; even if you are okay with losing data, sometimes iPhone could not be restored because of iTunes 3194 (opens new window) or other errors.
That's why many users try to figure out a way to get iPhone out of recovery mode without iTunes and without restoring. Here we will show you how to use TinyUmbrella to fix recovery mode on iPhone. If TinyUmbrella doesn't work for you, there is also an alternative that can help you to exit recovery mode on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch without iTunes.
TinyUmbrella is well-known in jailbreak world for saving SHSHs blobs and downgrading iOS devices to older iOS versions(iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6), whilst few people know that TinyUmbrella also has Fix Recovery feature that can get iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch out of recovery mode in an easy and unjailbroken way. TinyUmbrella can help iPhone 4/4s/5/5s/5c/6/6s/6s Plus/7/ 7Plus to exit recovery mode. Here is how it works.
Step 1. Download TinyUmbrella 8 on your Mac or Window computer. Please notice that you need to have Java on your computer for TinyUmbrella to run.
- Download TinyUmbrella for Mac
- Download TinyUmbrella for Win 32Bit (opens new window)
- Download TinyUmbrella for Win 64Bit (opens new window)
Step 2. Connect your iPhone that is stuck at recovery mode to a computer with USB cable.
Step 3. Run TinyUmbrella and wait till the application to detect your iPhone. The application will notify you that your iPhone is in recovery mode.
Step 4. Click Exit Recovery in TinyUmbrella. Your iPhone will exit recovery mode and reboot. It won't wipe out any of your data.
While restoring iPhone with iTunes is complicated and causes data loss on your iPhone, TinyUmbrella Fix Recovery feature simplify the process to fix iPhone stuck at recovery mode, and more importantly, it won't remove any of your data on iPhone. That's why you should use TinyUmbrella to get iPhone out of recovery mode.
However, you need to have Java on your computer for TinyUmbrella to work. Moreover, some users find TinyUmbrella Fix Recovery doesn't work on their iOS devices or TinyUmbrella won't open on their Windows 10/8/7 PC. If TinyUmbrella fails to get your iPhone out of recovery mode, you can try FonePaw iOS System Recovery as an alternative.
Unlike TinyUmbrella, FonePaw iOS System Recovery (opens new window)is a professional system recovery tool for iOS devices, including iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. It is a more reliable tool when it comes to fixing devices stuck in recovery mode. And better than iTunes iOS System Recovery can get your iPhone 7/7 Plus/6/6s/6s Plus/5s/5/4s/4 out of recovery mode without wiping data. And the program can also be used to fix iPhone stuck at Apple logo, black screen and more.
Note: after exiting recovery mode, your iPhone will be updated to latest iOS version and if the device is jailbroken or network unlocked, it will be restored to unjailbroken and locked state.
Step 1. Download iOS System Recovery on Windows PC or Mac.
Step 2. Launch the program and choose iOS System Recovery.
Step 3. Connect your iPhone to the computer via USB connection. And Click Start.
Step 4. The program will detect that your iPhone is in recovery mode. Click Confirm.
Step 5. Your iPhone information will be displayed. It is important for you to ensure the information is correct about your device before clicking Repair. Click question mark if you don't know how to check iPhone model.
Step 6. The program will start to repair your iPhone. The iPhone will boots up when the repair is done. Please keep your iPhone connected to the computer during the repairing.
I believe your iPhone is out of recovery mode right now. If you have more question, please leave your comment below.