I just came back from lengthy traveling where I couldn't back up my phone and it started to act sluggish so I started to delete old videos before trying to back it up yet it kept acting sluggish until I found out that Apple in their infinite wisdom now moves deleted videos to a trash folder first so I was trying to get in there at which point it just froze. I had to do a hard reboot and now it's just stuck on the apple logo. It's really important to get to the pictures and videos I captured and have them backed up first so I can't to a restore until then. The methods of holding down the volume + button, or home button for prolonged time don't work at all and I tried software that suppose to fix startup problems but none of them work either. On a computer you can boot up in a savemode if something like that happens. I'm sure there must be something like that on the iPhone as well. Right now all I can do is keep rebooting it over night and hope it works again one day.