iPhone 4 not recognized in recovery mode


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 3, 2014
I have an iphone 4 which is stuck in recovery mode. There is no backup available for it, no backup in iCloud etc. I do not want to have to restore as I will lose most of the photos from my daughters first two years. I have tried downloading recovery programs like iMobie PhoneBrowse etc. None of these recognize the phone. The driver that automatically loads for the phone is the iTunes recovery driver. Is there a way to point this to another driver so that one of these iphone explorer programs can just access the data? I have to imagine that someone at some time has accomplished this.

Thanks in advance.


macrumors newbie
Feb 14, 2014
I wish I could help. Just wanna reply so as to let you be hopeful.

Cheers bro!