How to Use RecBoot to Exit Recovery Mode

Apr 17, 2023 • Filed to: Mobile Repair Solutions • Proven solutions


Sometimes, things do not go exactly your way. There is always the possibility of things going wrong when you are trying to jailbreak your device or updating and downgrading your firmware. Among other things, your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch may get stuck in Recovery Mode while performing these acts. You can always get it out of Recovery Mode by restoring your device using iTunes. This, however, will wipe your iOS device clean to its factory settings. To avoid this, long-time Apple device users use RecBoot to exit Recovery Mode without losing everything on their devices.

Also, if you prefer to using iTunes to get the iPhone out of recovery mode, you can try to recover data from iPhone in recovery mode before you start off.

Part 1: About RecBoot recovery mode

RecBoot is a system recovery software that is available for free online. It does not require much---just download and install it on your Windows or Mac computer before firing it up. Just make sure that you download it from a reputable and secure source so that you can exit Recovery Mode without inflicting any further damages on your iOS device.

Pros :

  • 100% free.
  • Single-click and fast operation.
  • Cons :

  • Some download files may have malware. BE CAREFUL.
  • Older versions of the software will not work on newer iOS.
  • Only compatible with 32-bit versions of your computer's operating system. 
  • Part 2: How to use RecBoot to exit recovery mode

    Before doing anything, you will need to download RecBoot on your computer---it can be run from a Windows PC or a Mac. Here are the download links:

  • Download RecBoot v 1.3 for Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8)
  • Download RecBoot v 2.2 for Mac
  • Here are the steps you need to take to use RecBoot to exit Recovery Mode:

    Launch RecBoot. You will automatically see two buttons on your computer---this will be your options: Enter Recovery Mode and Exit Recovery Mode.

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    Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer using a USB cable.

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    Wait for RecBoot to detect your iOS device.

    Click Exit Recovery Mode to get your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch out of the Recovery Mode loop.

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    Make sure that the connection between your iOS device and the computer is not interrupted during the process. Wait for it to complete.

    Part 3: Alternative option: Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS)

    The best alternative to RecBoot is Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS), an all-inclusive device repair software that is good at saving your Android and iOS devices. To some people, it is pricey---especially if you only use it once. However, it is a great-value investment if you tend to get yourself in trouble in terms of your devices. If this is not a norm for you, the free trial version might be enough for you... just remember that it will perform with some limits in mind.

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    Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS)

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    • Fix with various iOS system issues like recovery mode, white Apple logo, black screen, looping on start, etc.
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    Important: You iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will be installed with the newest version of iOS and returned to its original state after applying Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) i.e. an iOS device that have been jailbreak will return to its factory settings or an unblocked device will be locked again.

    One of the perks of using Dr.Fone - System Repair (iOS) is that it is easy and intuitive to use. The clean interface is self-explanatory so that users will not get confused using it.

    This is how you can use the software to exit Recovery Mode:

    Download and install the software on your Windows or Mac computer. Launch Wondershare Dr.Fone.

    Select the System Repair function---click on it to start the function.

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    Establish a connection between your iOS device with your Windows or Mac computer with a USB cable. It will take a short while for the software to recognise your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Click the Standard Mode button when the software has detected the device. 

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    You will need to download the firmware package that is most compatible with your iOS device. If you are not sure which one you should be downloading, do not worry---the software will suggest which one will be the best firmware for your particular device. After selecting the firmware, click the Start button.

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    It will take a short time to complete the firmware download---installation will start automatically on your iOS device. 

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    After the firmware installation, the software will start repairing your device and eventually exit Recovery Mode.

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    This is a 10-minute process. The software will alert you when it is done by letting you know that your device will be starting in Normal Mode.

    Important: If Dr.Fone - iOS System Recovery was unable to force your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to exit Recovery Mode, it may be a hardware problem instead of the operating system. To solve this problem, it is best for you to consult the specialists at your nearest Apple store to help you.

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    RecBoot is a great free tool that helps your iOS device exit Recovery Mode. Using RecBoot is straightforward and easy but if there is any problem with it, you have an alternative to fall back into.

    Let us know if you have successfully used both programs and your thoughts on it.

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