I have read everything there is to read about restoring an iPhone in recovery mode. And, I know what usually causes this problem. I have experienced it personally many times after installing a new Cydia app. But, I've never had to restore my phone. One time it took over an hour, but my phone always finally boots up from the apple logo. But this time is DIFFERENT. I didn't install anything new. I havent even opened Cydia in over 6 months. No new iTunes apps. NOTHING. Then I restart my phone, and BAM, stuck at Apple Logo Screen. Since it has always fixed itself before, I decided to let it sit. 6 hours later, I am still looking at an Apple logo. It hasn't rebooted, no "connect to iTunes" screen. Just a constant apple logo. So its strange - my phone seems to be bricked, but I literally haven't done a damn thing but make calls and use the internet on it in MONTHS. So, I have no idea what causes this, or why it isn't correcting itself like it always has. But here's the thing: I haven't backed it up in a looooong time and I have a lot of files and pictures that I seriously can't lose, so the restore option isn't great for me. Is there ANYTHING I can try before just flat-out wiping my phone? ANYTHING? I'm desperate here. Thanks for any ideas/suggestions.