iPhone iPhone5 Stuck in recovery while updating in iTunes

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  1. mdlooker, Jan 29, 2013
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    mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    I think I need some assistance here please..

    I have the AT&T version of the IP5, ver 6.0 and was trying to update to 6.1 through iTunes. Well as it was in it's beginning stages of updating, it came with an error that I can't recall then got stuck in DFU mode.

    I've googled and saw a couple of videos explaining to use Tiny Umbrella to kick it out of DFU. I downloaded the latest version of TU and it would not recognize that the phone was even connected..so nothing there.

    I saw a video saying to download iREB, extract all of the files and use the .exe file to kick it out of DFU..nothing there either.

    I've searched in here but may have missed any link that explains what to do in this circumstance.

    Anyone know what I should do??

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Is it in DFU or recovery?

    Did you try holding home and power together for 1 minute?
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    You're not putting it in DFU mode properly.

    Google or YouTube these steps it's simple and effective!
     
  4. mdlooker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My mistake, I changed the title, it's stuck in recovery mode (iTunes symbol + USB).
     
  5. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Okay.

    So put it into DFU, then click restore in iTunes!
     
  6. mdlooker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I looked up the video and followed these steps..

    1. Turn off the phone

    2. Hold both the Power and Home buttons for 10 Sec then release only the power button

    3. Continue to hold the Home button until iTunes recognizes the device. I continued to hold it for an additional 60 sec.

    iTunes still doesn't recognize the device.
     
  7. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Use this:

    Connect USB

    Hold home and power until it turns off
    Keep holding both 3 more seconds
    Release power while keeping Home in for another 10 seconds

    Black iphone screen, itunes says an iphone in recovery(actually DFU, but itunes doesn't know the difference)
     
  8. mdlooker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok I tried that and each time the phone turns on or off, the computer makes these settle sounds..

    On - low/high
    Off - high/low
    Blk Screen - 3 short horn sounds

    Using windows 7 computer.
    It still has the blk screen right now but iTunes is not recognizing it. :confused:
     
  9. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    You're not suppost to hear any sounds, try again exactly like saud, also turn of any anti-virus and try different pc/mac
     
  10. Night Spring, Jan 29, 2013
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    Try another USB port. If that doesn't work, try other USB cables.

    On windows, if you successfully get it into DFU mode, you'll hear a connect sound followed by an "installing drivers" message.


    Actually, on Windows, you are supposed to hear sounds. In fact, you can use the sounds to time your button press. Something like:

    Connect iDevice -- connect sound
    Hold power and home together until you hear the disconnect sound
    Let go of power and keep holding home until you hear connect sound again

    At this point, Windows should give a "USB device detected, installing drivers" message.
     
  11. mdlooker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I keep getting the same results. I hold down the power and home buttons for 10 sec, release the power button and get 3 short horn sounds and a black screen and iTunes not reconizing the device.

    I change usb ports, hold the power and home buttons until it powers down and hold for an additional 3 seconds then release the power button while holding the home button and get 3 short horn sounds and a black screen and iTunes is still not recognizing the device. I'm following the steps exactly as you all are saying but still not getting anywhere.

    I have an Apple Store about 20min away, I may just go to them.

    I do have a question though. If I take it to them and they determine that I need another phone, what happens to all of my personal stuff on this phone?
     

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