How To Get IPhone Out Of Recovery Mode

POSTED BY Heather Johnson, UPDATED ON March 21st, 2023
How to Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode

Coming on to the technical discussions once again, we take into consideration one of the most trend-setting devices in today’s era. Indeed we are talking of the Apple iPhone (iPhone 4 to be precise in this case); the device in a way skyrocketed the whole smartphone industry as well as the software developers to come up with some of the best developmental examples in the shortest possible times. Here we take a look at how to get the iPhone out of recovery mode, which is a very common problem that occurs with many users who accidentally get their iPhone stuck in recovery mode. 


The Problem

Coming onto the crux of the topic, the problem we shed light upon through this piece of article is the repeated booting of the iPhone in recovery mode. This in a simpler sense means that the device would constantly start entering the recovery mood and just refuses to take on to normal functioning mood.


The Reason

The reason why the above problem happens most of the time is the practice of jailbreaking or unlocking an iPhone. The practice of manipulating the operating system codes can sometimes result in unintentional changes to the coding that can make the iPhone’s base codes boot onto recovery mode unless and until the problem with the piece of code is resolved.


The Solution

The solution is simple; to get the piece of conflicting code fixed. But the trickier part is that getting the code fixed is no less than an ordeal. The reason is, that only specialized software solutions can detect the piece of problem code in the IOS and help to get it fixed. A lot of third-party services are available that help you get an iPhone out of its recovery mode with ease. The one we are going to illustrate with is called LibUSB.

You can download your copy of LibUSB at: and iRecovery from


Get the iPhone out of Recovery Mode: The Steps

To begin with the process, we need to install the software and get the application up and running. Once the installation is successfully done, we follow the steps mentioned below:

If you are using Windows Vista/Windows 7, here is how to go about the installation:

  • Right-click on this file. Click Properties > Compatibility. Click “Run this program in compatibility mode” and select “Windows XP (Service Pack2)” from the drop-down list.
  • Right-click again, and select “Run as Administrator”. Follow the installation instructions.

The next step is to carry out the correction of the recovery loop by:

  • Starting iRecovery by typing in the Terminal/Console the command: iRecovery-S
  • In the next step, you need to execute the under-mentioned codes:

                    setenv auto-boot true



  • Once the process is done, the next step is to restart the iPhone and after the restart, we have an iPhone which is no longer in the recovery loop.

Note: We have tested this method on iPhone 4 and this method might fail with other iDevices stuck in recovery mode, therefore proceed at your own risk!

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