How do I fix my jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode?

Darshak K February 8, 2012
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I have an iPhone 3G. The problem is that it stopped being detected on PC/mac(I believe because of voltage fluctuation). I was still able to charge it using wall charger. Luckily the iPhone was jailbroken at that time and I started using wifi sync on my phone to connect and sync with my mac. But, before few weeks, it’s just stuck at recovery mode and because of the fact that it’s not recognized by any computer I’m not able to make it out of recovery mode using redsn0w or other tools.

Any help will be much appreciated.


    September 15, 2012 at 5:00 am

    can you tell me how you fixed it?

  2. The Answer
    September 2, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Just go to your itunes (it should read that you are connected.

    double clilck the section that says your device name

    click restore, click cancel, if anything else pops up just ignore it.

    next you want to let it do its thing!

    after it should be done!


  3. yo_101
    July 23, 2012 at 8:23 am

    i had the same situation, so i took it down to the apple store and i was told it cant be fixed since the program they use to fix it only works on non jail broken phones

  4. Sachiko Cooper da Silva
    June 26, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    my phone is saying it does not have any service it is jail broken and a 3g

    • caines19
      August 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      go to settings on ur phone, then gereral, then go right down to the bottom and click reset. then click erase and restore all data. if it gets stuck in that do what "susendeep dutta" said ^^^^^^^ above

  5. Darshak K
    February 8, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Yes, I did try connecting this phone on different machines and it does not show up in itunes. @SDutta:disqus , It is on 4..1I tried that trick and I was not able to put it out of the "connect to itunes" mode.
    I think, because of the fact that it's connector is damaged, I won't be able to make it out of recovery mode :(

  6. Anonymous
    February 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

    have you tried on other computers, also on a computer that do not have itunes on it?

  7. Susendeep Dutta
    February 8, 2012 at 8:05 am

    Before trying out  something to recover your phone,you must know the configuration of your phone like baseband,iOS version etc. as the solution depends upon the firmware of iOS too.

    Here you can try the fix which works for most of the time -

    1) Hold down the power and home button for 20 seconds till Apple logo appears on your phone.
    2) Now,hold only home button for 5 seconds.
    3) Release the home button and wait for 20 seconds and see whether your phone has recovered.

    February 8, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Hello, there have been questions similar to this before.  Circumstances are a little bit different but if you read the comments from before, maybe there is something there you could try:


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