Please help me - I am running out of hope and this breaks my heart. My iPhone is stuck in recovery mode. Let me start by saying I am not a computer savvy person, nor have I synced my phone to my computer, have it backed it up, or have iCloud for that matter. (Trust me I realize my mistake) This is personal request I am asking anyone who has any knowledge that could help me - PLEASE! My father recently passed away and on my phone is a birthday voicemail and text messages he sent me. I would do anything to get these back as they are irreplaceable and sentimental to me. It started when I plugged my phone in for an update. I have not updated my phone in quite sometime, and everyone says it is pretty basic to do. I start the update and when i come back an hour later my phone only shows the itunes symbol and usb cord on the screen. With that, the only option it now gives me is to restore the phone, which would erase everything and put the phone back to factory settings. I have tried the tinyumbrella, redsn0w, and recBoot. Nothing has worked. I have called Apple, spoken with Genius Bar, and Apple contacted AT&T to try and recover just the voicemail. They all concur that once the phone is in recovery mode there really isn't anything to do other then restore it. I have been frantically researching the internet for some sort of hope. Now I am asking ANYONE please - I will do anything. Can Pay you for your services. I have heard that there are recovery sticks that are often used in court to retreive deleted texts and voicemails. I would be willing to buy one of these, however I do not know if it would work with the phone in recovery mode? If anyone has any ideas, suggestions, anything - I am willing to do whatever. PLEASE help me.