My iPhone won't go past the apple logo and its been this way for about a month. I have never experienced this before or anything that required me to restore my phone/ipod touch for that matter, so I don't have a whole lot of experience with recovery mode/DFU mode. The thing is, I haven't backed up my phones photos/notes/app data/etc since last October, so I'd be losing a lot of stuff. I am wondering if it is possible for me not to use my phone's october backup if it can restore on its own properly? Or does it format the phone and you're required to? My main question is what should I use in this case, I know Recovery mode utilizes iBoot and DFU doesn't, but does it even matter?