Getting stuck in recovery mode is a nightmare.


Back when I first purchase an iPod touch 4th generation, it was a horrible experience to see a screen with nothing but one head of a cord pointing at an iTunes logo.


As a new user back then, I had no idea what to do or what I did wrong.

If you’re here because recovery mode is happening to you, here might be something you did.

  • Restore a Jailbroken iOS device using Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. This is definitely a no no.
  • You’ve followed some random steps from a tutorial, and you did it without having any knowledge about the instructions.

But that’s okay; there is a fix to this.

Don’t Hate, Appreciate

Recovery mode is not your enemy. A lot of users depend on this to restore their iPhone or iPad. If something goes wrong, you will have to enter recovery mode and use iTunes.

How to Get your iPhone out of Recovery Mode

In this post, we will showcase some popular utilities that will save your iPhone from getting stuck in recovery mode. Additionally, we will also teach you how to enter recovery mode when needed.



Although TinyUmbrella is known for saving the SHSH blobs of your iOS device, it also can save your ass. A lot of people didn’t know that there is a built-in option in this software that allows them to get out of recovery mode.

  1. Download the newest version of TinyUmbrella for your computer
  2. Connect the iPhone or iPad
  3. Launch TinyUmbrella and give it a few seconds to recognizes your iOS device
  4. Now click the visible Exit Recovery button on the top right-hand corner


And your device should boot back up.


Next, we have Redsn0w.

Again, not utility specializing in getting out of recovery. This jailbreak tool was very popular back in the day. Due to the lack of supportive firmware, not a lot of iOS users are still using it.

If you use Redsn0w enough, you will know that it also provide a feature called Recovery fix.


This option will let you get out of the recovery loop caused by a restore error.

  1. Download Redsn0w utility
  2. Connect your iPhone or iPad to a computer, and go to Extras.
  3. Click on Recovery fix and let do all the work.

I hope either TinyUmbrella or Redsn0w were able to help you kick your iPhone or iPad out of recovery mode.

General, anything like boot loop error, or typical screen that get stuck during a jailbreak, upgrade, or downgrading process will be resolved as well.


ReiBoot is a utility that allows users to fix several important errors on their iOS devices. The type of problems that doesn’t come on a daily basis but when it does occur, users will be left confused.

It’s hard for users to receive errors on their iOS device, especially to the point where nothing can be done except restoring from iTunes. What that means is entirely remove everything from applications to media files (pictures and videos) and setup the device as it was brand new.

Sometimes, when you jailbreak an iPhone or iPad and all of the sudden it became unresponsive then lead to the device stuck in recovery mode.

Many users also reported that they’ve experienced getting into recovery mode simply through a firmware update or getting rid of jailbreak with no proper knowledge of how to do it. By that I mean Settings > Reset > Reset All Settings.

The minute you choose that as a way of deleting Cydia off of your device, that’s when it gets stuck in the same screen.


You never know when recovery mode could occur on your device. The worst thing is that you will have to connect to iTunes and restore from there. In reality, that isn’t the only way. You can get out of recovery mode on your iPhone and still keep your data as is.

What are some of the things users can fix using Reiboot?

  • Fail to update to iOS 9.1/9/8.4/8 and stuck at the red iTunes logo
  • iTunes doesn’t recognize your device or says it’s in recovery mode
  • You need to update to a new firmware, or downgrade to an older firmware
  • iPhone won’t activate or freezes
  • Apple logo displays with no progress bar

Those are the errors that I hated the most and I know a lot of people doesn’t like it when it happens to them either.

Thankfully, ReiBoot will be able to get us out of trouble in no time.

How To Exit iPhone Recovery Mode using ReiBoot

  1. Download the latest version of ReiBoot for your Windows or Mac from Tenorshare
  2. Connect the device that is in Recovery mode to the computer
  3. Open ReiBoot and you will see only two buttons: Enter Recovery Mode and Exit Recovery Mode

Both of these options are helpful for iPhone users. You may think that who would want to enter recovery mode right?

Now that you know how to get out of recovery let’s learn how to get into it.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone using RecBoot

RecBoot is a free software for Mac and Windows that allows you to put your iPhone in Recovery Mode. We’ve talked about this earlier with ReiBoot, a similar utility from Tenorshare.

When jailbreaking an iOS device, downgrade to another firmware, or do anything technical with your iPhone or iPad, many people usually end up breaking their device. There aren’t rare cases where users have to restore their iOS device from iTunes and lose all their data.

The same result could show up if you don’t know how to get out of recovery mode. However, if an iPhone is not responding, shows a blank or black screen, then it’s important that you put it into Recovery Mode to fix the issue. We can do so with the help of RecBoot.

This utility is especially useful for those of you who want to put an iPhone in recovery mode without the power or home buttons. In addition to that, users don’t have to learn the technical steps to putting their device in this mode manually.

RecBoot can handle the job nice and smoothly. This software features a simple interface, compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems, can also help you exit recovery mode after, and fix 1015 Restore from iTunes.

Here’s how:

  1. Download the latest version of RecBoot (Windows | Mac)
  2. Once downloaded and installed, open the software
  3. You will only see two options: Enter Recovery Mode (on the left) and Exit Recovery Mode (on the right)
  4. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer and perform the action


If your iPhone is experiencing a black screen or not responding at all, put it in recovery mode.

Once the device is turned off and in recovery mode, you will then kick it out by selecting the other option. You should not be getting any errors from this tool as it has come a long way to become a stable release.

In the past, many users would be required to install LibUSB, but now that is not a problem anymore. All your computer need is Java SE Runtime, iTunes, and OS X 10.5.X or later (for Mac users).

  • Silvan Lombardi

    Excellent blog ! I had forgotten about RedsnOw, it seems like many years ago. In fact, I thought they were out of the business altogether. I wasn’t aware of the new tools available. Recently, in iOS 9.0.X jailbreaks, we’ve had the BLoD problem which many of you may be familiar with. I call it the ALoD ( Apple Logo of Death ). The first time that happened to me as I was one of the first to JB iOS 9.0.2, I was at a loss as to how to get out of it. I couldn’t even turn iPhone off ! Now that 9 is more stable, the problem is less frequent. Now I know how to get out of it. First, try to turn iPhone off and turn it back on. If that doesn’t work, reboot and hold Vol. up to get into Safe Mode. Then try to turn off again and back on. If that doesn’t work, then reboot when you get back into Safe Mode. That should work ( the idea is opt to turn off and back on rather than reboot ). If that doesn’t work, then there’s one painful option left I’ve found. In Safe Mode, uninstall Substrate. Yes, you read that correctly. Uninstall Substrate then reinstall. The painful part is that you’ll have to install all your tweaks again. Sucks but when you’re out of all options, this will get you back without having to tether to a computer.

    • EllenPompeo

      Exit iPhone recovery mode, you also can follow this method.

  • chess

    are the links working?

  • chigg

    if you Tried Recovery Mode iPhone and also Phone stuck in recovery mode how it is fixed solution then try methods above.

  • patrickevee

    I used the FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery, there is a iOS System Recovery in it. It works well, of course it’s much easier to use than RecBoot. However, it’s a little expensive. In general, it’s worth it.