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iPhone 4 stuck in RECOVERY MODE, help!

Ray2884

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Aug 8, 2011
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I've tried using TinyUmbrella, but when I press "exit recovery" the script says "08/09/2011 00:23:15.351 Sending exit recovery request to 0 08/09/2011 00:23:15.526 Recovery Device disconnected: 012337007548946" and then my iPhone reboots in recovery mode still. I'm not sure why it immediately tries to disconnect every time I try to exit recovery, but I can't get it to kick out of recovery because it keeps disconnecting itself every time I try. I even tried putting it in DFU mode and fixing recovery but my iPhone then showed a screen with something about greenpois0n and then rebooted in recovery mode about twenty minutes later. I also tried using the "fix recovery" download from TinyUmbrella too but it failed to help anything either. Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated, I really need to get photos and videos off of my iPhone... Thanks so much
 

WhatAmI

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Sep 2, 2009
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I've tried using TinyUmbrella, but when I press "exit recovery" the script says "08/09/2011 00:23:15.351 Sending exit recovery request to 0 08/09/2011 00:23:15.526 Recovery Device disconnected: 012337007548946" and then my iPhone reboots in recovery mode still. I'm not sure why it immediately tries to disconnect every time I try to exit recovery, but I can't get it to kick out of recovery because it keeps disconnecting itself every time I try. I even tried putting it in DFU mode and fixing recovery but my iPhone then showed a screen with something about greenpois0n and then rebooted in recovery mode about twenty minutes later. I also tried using the "fix recovery" download from TinyUmbrella too but it failed to help anything either. Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated, I really need to get photos and videos off of my iPhone... Thanks so much

I was in the same spot two days ago. 'exit recovery' didn't work, DFU and 'Fix Recovery' from with TU did nothing. What type of error is the external 'Fix Recovery' giving you (once I downloaded that DLL-file it all worked out nicely for me)

btw, I'm not 100% sure about this but seem to recall that you can still access the iOS file system while in Recovery/DFU mode, providing you have OpenSSH installed of course!)
 
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Ray2884

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Aug 8, 2011
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I've never done anything to the phone before, so I don't have any SHSH saved, nor do I have OpenSSH installed, I'm just trying to break it so that I can get my photos and videos out of the recovery mode, I've never needed to do it before. And what it gives me when I try the external fix recovery is a long script on the screen of my iPhone ending with a message about not being able to mount. Also I know almost nothing about iPhones technically so I'm not sure what a DLL file is... thanks so much for working with me on this...
 
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WhatAmI

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Sep 2, 2009
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I've never done anything to the phone before, so I don't have any SHSH saved, nor do I have OpenSSH installed, I'm just trying to break it so that I can get my photos and videos out of the recovery mode, I've never needed to do it before. And what it gives me when I try the external fix recovery is a long script on the screen of my iPhone ending with a message about not being able to mount. Also I know almost nothing about iPhones technically so I'm not sure what a DLL file is... thanks so much for working with me on this...


Again, What type of error is the external 'Fix Recovery' giving you
 
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labman

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Jun 9, 2009
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if you don't have shsh blobs saved you have to go with 4.3.5 firmware a tethered jailbreak. you will not be allowed to put any other firmware on the device.
 
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krFALCON

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Aug 6, 2011
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Rockford, IL
Have you tried doing a clean restore?

Connect your phone and open up TinyUmbrella. Go into the Advanced tab and make sure the box "Set hosts to Cydia on exit" is unchecked. This is vital to doing a clean restore of your phone. Once you've done that, restore your phone through iTunes.

You're being shunted to greenpois0n because during the process, your phone is talking to Cydia's servers, not Apple's. Try the above method and see if that works. I've had the same problem and a clean restore is what kicked my phone out of recovery mode.
 
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WhatAmI

macrumors 6502a
Sep 2, 2009
920
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Have you tried doing a clean restore?

Connect your phone and open up TinyUmbrella. Go into the Advanced tab and make sure the box "Set hosts to Cydia on exit" is unchecked. This is vital to doing a clean restore of your phone. Once you've done that, restore your phone through iTunes.

You're being shunted to greenpois0n because during the process, your phone is talking to Cydia's servers, not Apple's. Try the above method and see if that works. I've had the same problem and a clean restore is what kicked my phone out of recovery mode.

A Restore kind of defeats what TS is trying to achieve =) "I really need to get photos and videos off of my iPhone"
 
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krFALCON

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Aug 6, 2011
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Rockford, IL
A Restore kind of defeats what TS is trying to achieve =) "I really need to get photos and videos off of my iPhone"

I've been assuming here that he's made any backups via iTunes at all, which he can restore to. I've been stuck in a recovery loop before, but frequent backups ensured that I didn't lose a thing when I finally tried the above.

Assuming he did back up his phone semi-recently, any photos and videos in his camera roll will be fine.


I've looked on Google for any methods of getting out of recovery mode without restoring. Methods are provided but from what I can tell, no one's had any success.
 
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