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How to FIX an iPhone 4S Stuck in Recovery Mode Loop


Got an iPhone 4S Stuck in Recovery mode or Recovery Mode loop ? No problem if this is your situation then here you’ll find the exact solution without any doubt. The reason I’m saying this with such confidence is because I faced this problem earlier. Because it was my first time I didn’t know what to do and how to exit my iPhone 4s from recovery mode, so I started searching on internet & found couples of way that could kick out iPhone 4S from recovery mode loop but got confused with which one to proceed.

Luckily I found a guy on Apple forum who had the same problem before with his iPhone 5c & helped me out to recover my iPhone 4s stuck in recovery mode loop.

There could be lots of reason why your iPhone 4S gone into recovery mode loop, it could be due to older iTunes software, Wrong firmware installation, incomplete OTA update, USB disconnection from iTunes while the update is going on and many more. So whatever it be lets checkout how to get out of this recovery mode.

Here’s why my iPhone 4S stuck in Recovery Mode

The day before Yesterday I was trying to Upgrade my iPhone 4S from iOS 7.0.4 to iOS 7.1.1 through OTA update I received earlier from Apple, everything was fine until I tried to reboot my iPhone 4S at the middle of updating process. Actually I lost my WiFi connectivity while the process was going which make the device stop at 40% upgrading, when I got my connection back updating started but it was damn slow so I tried to stop the 7.1.1 OTA update by switching off my iPhone 4S & this what make my iPhone 4S stuck in Recovery mode LOOP.

Every times I tried to switch on my iPhone 4S it straight goes in recovery mode with an iTunes connection logo on screen.

iPhone 4S Stuck in Recovery Mode

How to Exit an iPhone 4s Stuck in Recovery Mode Loop

Like I said before there are lots of possible solution to get your iPhone out of recovery mode, but I don’t want to confuse you with so many ways that why below I’m going to describe only two ways that I found best and the easiest to recover an iPhone Stuck in Recovery mode.

Just to let you know, though I’m taking iPhone 4S as an example, this guide should work with all i-device such as iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPad mini, iPad Air, iPod Touch.

Process 1 : BootRec Recovery Mode in/out

In our first process we will show you how to get recover this situation with BootRec. BootRec is a software which is available free online for both Mac/Windows. With BootRec one click of your mouse could fix your iPhone 4S recovery mode looping. However there are few case where BootRec don’t work if this happen with you too, try process 2 below.

How to Use RecBoot to Exit iPhone 4S stuck in recovery mode :-

1) First you need to download RecBoot software if you don’t have it already, here’s the link to download RecBoot for Windows & RecBoot for Mac.

2) Run RecBoot, then connect your iPhone 4S to Computer.

3) Once your iPhone is recognized you’ll find two button on RecBoot window.

4) Tap the Exit Recovery Mode button which is probably on right side.

5) That’s it if you’re lucky enough within few seconds you’ll see the White Apple Logo on your Screen which indicate your iPhone 4S is rebooting to normal mode.

Recboot : iPhone 4S Stuck in Recovery Mode

If the RecBoot Process worked for you please leave you comment down in comment section, it will help us to understand which process works the most.

However if this process somehow didn’t worked for you, don’t worry try the Process 2.

Process 2 : TinyUmbrella Recovery in/out

TinyUmbrella is one of the most useful tool for iOS user, like Recboot it doesn’t only Force iPhone 4S in or out of recovery. It have lots of uses which is includes SHSH Blob saving.

How to Use TinyUmbrella to Exit iPhone 4S stuck in Recovery Mode :-

Requirement : Java (Make sure you have Java installed, else it won’t work)


1) Download TinyUmbrella software from here > Windows and Mac

2) Run TinyUmbrella, on the first run it will start fetching some libraries.

3) When fetching over, and the software window appears connect your iPhone 4s to your computer, make sure your iPhone 4S is in recovery mode while you connect it to your computer.

4) Now from the left sidebar click the device under Recovery Device heading. It should look somewhat like this > ?1004418621 (depends on which device you’re using.)

5) Now look for the Exit Recovery button and click it.

That’s it, wait for the device to boot up in normal mode, then disconnect USB cable.

Hope this guide worked for you, if you tried any of this guide and it worked for you do let me know in below comment which one you think easier to apply. Thanks for following our guide How to Exit an iPhone 4S Stuck in Recovery Mode Loop, please share and follow us for more guides.