How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

Posted November 20, 2007 at 7:34pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 1599525 views
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To put the iPhone into recovery mode so you can do an iTunes firmware restore follow these steps:

Step One
Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac.


Step Two
Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.


Step Three
As soon as the screen goes black release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.


The iPhone will look like this:



UPDATE:
Apple has introduced a new method to entering Recovery Mode. You can find instructions and a video demonstrating the new method here.

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jess - October 6, 2014 at 3:13pm
this saved me!
ane doas - May 26, 2014 at 8:58pm
O botao Sleep/Wake do meu iphone nao funciona estou desesperada. Se puderem me ajudar ficarei muito agradecida.
YionGeo - May 21, 2014 at 7:26am
Once iPhone stuck in Recovery mode, you invariably have to Restore. Regarding your iPhone Data Recovery Google: "How to extract data from iPhone in recovery mode". May land up on some utility. Free or paid Good Luck PS: Genius bar will not help you in personal data recovery in any manner. Moral: Always backup your data periodically.
Simon's Locks - May 11, 2014 at 11:49pm
THANKS FOR THE HELP!! (Again)
itaym1 - March 9, 2014 at 6:30pm
http://www.rapidunlockers.com/ Great site for permanent factory unlocks - sim free your mobile phone It is the cheapest one i found, give it a try...
Collins Emily - April 14, 2014 at 8:41am
My iPhone stuck on recovery mode after iOS update so i searched google for help. To my surprise, i got a free tool to enter and exit iPhone recovery mode without holding home or power button, you just need to click the button on the main interface to choose to put iPhone into or out of recovery mode with one click. Totally free download is available here on CNET: http://download.cnet.com/ReiBoot/3000-18553_4-76037571.html
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