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    Getting iPhone 3gs out of recovery loop mode
    What is this c**p?

    Like an idiot I did as instructed by iTunes and ran the install for iOS 5. It froze when 'registering the restore with Apple' and is now dead, stuck in recovery loop mode.

    The phone is not jailbroken.

    How do I fix it?

    thanks

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    Same problem but on a 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxwelljsly View Post
    What is this c**p?

    Like an idiot I did as instructed by iTunes and ran the install for iOS 5. It froze when 'registering the restore with Apple' and is now dead, stuck in recovery loop mode.

    The phone is not jailbroken.

    How do I fix it?

    thanks
    I had the same issue, and this is what I did:

    1: Unplug iphone from USB
    2: hold power and home button until it powers off
    3: press and hold home button while plugging usb back in

    it should now boot into recovery mode, and iTunes will prompt to restore.

    This will get you back into the try/fail mode of connecting to apple servers to verify...

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    I did the latest update for my friend's iphone and it went into the recovery loop. I installed reboot and am trying to exit recovery but all I am getting is the apple sign and nothing else.
    I did the above
    1: Unplug iphone from USB
    2: hold power and home button until it powers off
    3: press and hold home button while plugging usb back in
    and it brought up the iphone cable with the itunes written above.
    in itunes it say I have to restore.
    If I do the restore will I lose all the contact and info on it?
    My friend has not backed up her phone from what she says and I am guess it is not on iCloud.

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    i think in that case you should restore your iphone.....download first restore ipsw

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    Thanks loverboy, what is the ipsw?

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    i have link where you can download your ipsw......

    iPhone, iPod, iPad and Firmware/Software Download

    select iphone 3g s (4.1/8b117)

    after you finish download

    open your latest Itunes be sure you are connected to the internet

    press shift key of your keyboard then click rrestore...

    there is a window appear on your screen where you van browse your downloaded ipsw

    then wait until finish extracting

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    Specs:
    MBP 2011, Ipad 4, Iphone 5, Imac 21.5 2012, ipod 4thG
    My friends phone is the 4s lte.
    Her phone has not been backed up to her computer and she is worried about losing her pictures.
    Says it will erase & restore

    Thanks.

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    yes it will be erase....your phone will go back to its original program

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