When I used the Pwnage Tool to jailbreak my iPhone, there is a method to enter Recovery Mode. It involves with several steps and correct timing for pushing the right button at the right time. I found a quicker and simpler way. Here are the steps.
- Press and hold the sleep button for a few seconds. Slide the red button to turn it off.
- Hold the home button and connect your iPhone to the computer with iTunes running.
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Great, Thank You. The timming issue was killing me, this method took all the work out of it.
Ha! Thanks man.. that’s much better.
So much easier! Thank you, thank you!
Ahhhhh!!!!! The skies opened and god looked down and said “you may now use your iPhone.” Thank you!!!!!!
worked like a charm…one note: hold the home button until the itunes and usb cable appear on the screen of the iphone.
I was trying to upgrade my iPhone and some how it got stuck on restore mode. Is it the same thing as \recovery mode\? And can I follow the same steps??
yes it is the same step
can anybody tell me when i am updating or following these step will iphone go to shutdown
If you just want to shutdown iPhone, do the step 1 only.
Thank you sooooooooooo much!
I love you! Swear to god 😀
you are da best…
thank you SO MUCH! you’re the best! Was starting to get really mad at all this… 😛
lol wow 😀
Only worked for me when I hit the power button as well (after powering down, holding home button, and connecting to mac). Worked great then though!
Thank you soo much! This was so much easier!
if i just got it unlocked to work on tmobile.
and it went to emergency mode
would this fix it?
It happened to me once. I just restarted my iPhone and that fixed it.
the iPhone 3G looks very cool and feature packed. i will be saving some of my allowance to buy that phone.
Were you sent by god?
Thanks!! you!! i waste to much time with other methods!!
Iphone 3G have the best features among all the phones that i have owned. the iPhone is also very classy and stylish.
Thanks a lot for the tips, it’s very helpful
thanks the timing was really anoing me
i was stuck in recovery mode (usb cable connected with itunes and there is lock sign above the itunes) tell me how can i get rid of this problem. my iphone is 3gs. before i had 3.0 version but i accidently updated 3.1.3 version with 05.12 baseband. later on i restore my iphone into factory settings from itunes. now i am stuck in recovery mode.can somebody help me. please please
If your iTunes is not the latest version, update it first. Then, connect your iPhone in recovery mode to the computer with iTunes open and see if you can restore your iPhone.
Thank you so much after a failed attempt to get 4.0 my phone ws stuck with the lock down screen this works great.
does any of you know a way to unlock the ip 3gs 4.0 with new bootrom??.:(
u da man!
This really helped me when my phone was not showing up in iTunes after 4.1 update.
i fucking love you
Thanx dude, damn my iPhone kept restarting to lock screen, as soon as i try to unlock it, it restart. now with ur way, it went to recovery mode but it doesn’t let me restore it.
No it didnt work, my iphone 3G is tuck at the apple logo…. Like WTF..
Thanks, great tip!
But now iTunes forced me to install OS4 – and i read that the 3G has problems with OS4.
If I restore my backup via iTunes, will it also restore my OS3.1 I had before?
crossing my fingers ….
I have an iphone4 that refused to work, it came with an AT&T sim card, i am in Nigeria and i insert an etisalat and MTN sim card it still not seeing network. so what do i do now please advice me on what to do because am really fed up it thanks.
Your iPhone 4 is locked for AT&T. You’ll have to unlock it for other carriers. You can visit