Some time while jailbreaking and unlocking process iPhone refuses to boot in normal mode and every time you restart your iPhone it enters in Recovery mode. This situation is named as recovery mode loop. If you are in a recovery mode loop (i.e. your phone enters recovery mode on every reboot), follow these steps to get out of it. To get the rid of recovery mode loop we use iRecovery, iRecovery is a libusb-based command line utility for Mac OS X and Linux (perhaps Windows too). It is able to talk to the iBoot/iBSS in Apple’s iPhone/iPod touch via USB. If you are on Windows then you need to install LibUsb-Win32 in order to run iRecovery. LibUsb-Win32 is a port of the USB library libusb the Windows operating system. The library allows user space applications to access any USB device on Windows.
This process is universal and tested several times though we are not responsible for any damage (if any) use it at your own risk.
1) Install libusb from the downloaded pack for Windows users only Mac users can skip this step. If you are on Windows Vista then follow the steps given below to install Libusb-Win32.
- Right click on this file. Select Properties | Compatibility Click the “Run this program in compatibility mode” box and select “Windows XP (Service Pack2)” from the drop down list.
- Right click again and select “Run as “Administrator”. Follow the installation instructions. Running the test program list the usb devices plugged into my computer – but not my new device.
2) Start iRecovery in Terminal / Console with
3) Execute the following commands:
setenv auto-boot true
4) Reboot your iPhone (keep holding home + sleep for 10 seconds).
Video Guide :
Following video guide is made on a Mac, though Windows instructions are same as Mac.
If you are still unsure what to do check this article for more step by step detailsRecover iPhone 3GS from Apple Logo or Recovery Mode loop
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