how to get my iphone out of recovery and not losing my stuff

March 21, 2015 at 11:14:54
Specs: Windows 8
I lost my iPhone 4s in the snow. Shortly after that I found it. it was working for about fifteen minutes than shut off. Now whenever I plug it in it says to plug into iTunes. So I did, and it told me that it was in recovery mode and that I had to restore it for it to work again. But when you restore stuff it erases everything on your phone. so how do I get my iPhone out of recovery mode without it erasing everything?

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#1
March 21, 2015 at 14:23:32
Make sure it has thoroughly dried out in a warm but not very hot place. If you give it long enough it is possible it will start working normally again.

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#2
March 21, 2015 at 18:52:14
Also there was a suggestion here a while back to use rice (uncooked) as a drying agent - similar to silica gel...

Put the phone (perhaps wrapped in a Kleenex type tissue) in a plastic bag and a handful of uncooked rice. Seal the bag and leave it somewhere warm, but not overly so. Possibly an airing cupboard or similar?

Leave it there for few days if possible... Then remove from bag etc. and see if that rice process has helped to dry it out more fully.

If you can open the case (it is is possible if done with care and the right tool) and then wrap the phone in the tissue and put in the bag with rice - as above... It may be even more effective...?

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#3
March 21, 2015 at 22:44:58
Both Derek & trvlr have good suggestions for removing moisture from electronic devices, however...

Once your iDevice says to put it in recovery mode, all bets are off. No amount of drying it out will change that. Hopefully you have backed up your data recently, because you will need to do a recovery on it to get it working again. You can either or a restore from a recent restore point or to a factory restore which means it is reset to its pristine contrition with no data on it.

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#4
March 22, 2015 at 11:16:28
Yes, thinking further, my earlier optimism was probably unfounded. Great idea to dry it out further but THX 1138's point makes good sense. Once it has hooked in to recovery you are unlikely to be able to back out.

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#5
April 17, 2015 at 07:22:01
Don't worry about that. iPhone 4 stuck in recovery mode always happens when you update the iOS on your iPhone. There are two ways to solve it.

First is is to put your iPhone in DFU mode
Step 1. Turn off iPhone
Step 2. Hold down the power and home button.
Step 3. When you see the Apple logo, release the power button but continue holding the home button down.
Step 4. Open iTunes and wait for it to tell you that it’s in restore mode.

Second is to fix with a iPhone Data Recovery tool.
Step 1: Fix the Problem of iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode
Step 2: Recover Data from your iPhone Directly
Step 3: Recover Lost Data from iTunes Backup


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#6
April 17, 2015 at 07:56:41
Re #5
Might work but just for info the reported issue was not after updating the IOS - it was after dropping the iPhone in snow.

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#7
June 26, 2015 at 10:06:43
No recovery software will help. When you launch the recovery software, it will tell you it can't communicate with the phone until it's turned on and unlocked. If the phone is in DFU mode the software won't be able to talk to the phone.

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#8
August 7, 2015 at 00:19:15
You can hold down the "Home" and "Sleep" buttons together until your iPhone shuts off. Then press the "Power" button to boot your iPhone. If it's still on recovery mode, you can turn to iPhone Data Recovery for help.
Launch the program and connect iPhone to computer.
Click “Restart”, then your iPhone will exit recovery mode.

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#9
September 21, 2015 at 04:46:59
They have given some suggestions. In addition, if you fail, you may try a iphone data recovery software. It is possible to get part of the data back.
link: http://goo.gl/hVuh1O

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#10
September 21, 2015 at 07:15:15
Re #10

This post was raised in March. I suspect it has either been fixed or ditched by now.

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#11
September 22, 2015 at 00:18:08
When you "delete" some data from your iPhone device, they don't actually get deleted/lost . Instead, they were marked for deletion, but in fact, they were hidden on iPhone internal memory. When you add new data ,they are truly deleted.

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#12
September 22, 2015 at 09:09:11
Daqwertt

Quite right and this applies to computers as well - right back to the early ones before iPhone was invented.

As I said at #11 though, it is highly unlikely that this poster will return as he/she has not been around since March.

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#13
October 16, 2015 at 01:37:05
"You can hold down the "Home" and "Sleep" buttons together until your iPhone shuts off. Then press the "Power" button to boot your iPhone. If it's still on recovery mode, you can turn to iPhone Data Recovery for help.
Launch the program and connect iPhone to computer.
Click “Restart”, then your iPhone will exit recovery mode. "
This is howardmcguckin said. And it really helpful.

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#14
October 16, 2015 at 11:29:12
Which iphone data recovery programme was actually used? Useful to know for future reference...

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