Recovery Mode

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iPhone in Recovery Mode.

Recovery Mode is a failsafe in iBoot that is used to reflash the device with a new OS, whether the currently installed one is somehow damaged or the device is undergoing an upgrade via iTunes.

Information about Recovery Mode's protocols is available.

Entering Recovery Mode

Automatic Method

Call the AMDeviceEnterRecovery function in iTunesMobileDevice.dll

Manual Method

  1. Connect the device to the Computer
  2. Make sure iPhone is in the homescreen
  3. Hold The Home Button and The Power Button till Connect To iTunes logo is seen
  4. Ignore the Slide To Power Off message


  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the home button
  3. Connect the device with iTunes
  4. Wait until you see the iTunes logo on the iPhone

Exiting Recovery Mode

Automatic Method

Call the AMRecoveryDeviceSetAutoBoot & AMRecoveryDeviceReboot functions in iTunesMobileDevice.dll or send the following commands to the iPhone using a terminal

> setenv auto-boot true
> saveenv
> reboot

Manual Method

Hold the Home button + Power Button till the Apple Logo Appears

Recovery Mode output to the computer

iProduct: "Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode)"