iphone 4 gone into recovery mode

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jonney92, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. jonney92 macrumors member

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    just plugged in my iphone 4 to back it up before setting up my iphone 5 and its gone into recovery mode and it saying i must recover the phone before it can be used, i havent backed up the phone for about 10months and now worried about loosing holiday photos and contacts can anyone suggest a way to fix this please??????
     
  2. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    Happened with me yesterday with my 4S and 3GS and i too panicked.

    Do this...

    1. Hold the POWER and HOME button simultaneously and wait for 10-15 seconds. You should see the APPLE logo on the screen.
    2. Once the logo comes, release the POWER button but still keep the HOME button pressed.
    3. Leave HOME button after 5-10 seconds and leave the phone on its own.
    4. In about 30 seconds to 1 Minute or so your phone will come back to life and exit out of recovery.
     
  3. jonney92 thread starter macrumors member

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    will this save all my stuff?
     
  4. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes everything will be as it is. Nothing will go.
     
  5. jonney92 thread starter macrumors member

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    cheers mate will try it now your a life saver if it works do i do it while the phone is unplugged?
     
  6. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes do it Unplugged.
     
  7. jonney92 thread starter macrumors member

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    it keeps coming up with connect to itunes is this right?
     
  8. rak007 macrumors 6502a

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  9. jonney92 thread starter macrumors member

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    will look now appreciate your help

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    not working mate just keeps popping up the itunes logo
     

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