How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Sometimes, in order to restore your iPhone firmware using iTunes, you need to put iPhone into Recovery Mode. Lets learn how to enter iPhone in Recovery Mode in order to restore its firmware.

Step 1
Open iTunes and connect the iPhone via USB.

Step 2

Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.
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Step 3
Continue holding the both buttons until your iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
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Your iPhone screen will look like this:
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12 comments… add one

amrinder October 28, 2009, 7:09 am

i was update my iphone 3g with the help of itunes and after that it got locked
the update was iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restorewhat will i do to make my iphone again unlocked
please help

iPhoneHeat October 28, 2009, 1:07 pm

Sorry Updated Baseband is not unlockable, atleast for now

Andre November 4, 2009, 1:36 am

Thanks, very helpful :)

Scottp December 28, 2009, 11:40 pm

Thanks!! That did it! :)

raru July 4, 2010, 12:36 am

how to fix recovery mode loop?
pls help

Vipin Kumar August 11, 2010, 3:58 pm

How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode.

xxxx October 2, 2010, 12:05 am

dear vipin either you are illiterate are don’t understand English or an idiot read the things before comments

addy October 17, 2010, 2:45 pm

I install it and it tells me that i need a Valid Sim or a Sim without pin.
i tried Sim without pin and didn’t work.
need some help!

VampRtist June 15, 2011, 7:19 pm

i tried it and it didnt work. :( i never got the pop-up saying that itunes detected a iphone in recovery mode

fisch June 28, 2011, 4:33 am

i cant restore.. error 1015 occur.. what should i do?

king July 11, 2011, 10:37 pm

after firmwire update to 3.1.3, my iphone is in the recovery mode .
it only allows me to do an emergency call.
pls i need help

dwight35 August 29, 2012, 12:15 pm

You have been of great help.
Thanks alot.

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