Troubleshooting Microsoft® Windows® 7 Recovery Mode Loop
What are the tips to fix iphone recovery mode loop in Windows 7?
In certain situations during jailbreak or restoring iPhone/iPod touch using custom firmware your device might not boot normally get stuck in the recovery mode. When you reboot your iPhone/iPod Touch it enters into recovery mode asking for restoring your settings. Such a situation is called recovery mode loop. You can get the rid of recovery mode loop with an application called iRecovery. Through a USB, iRecovery is able to talk to the iBoot/iBSS in Apple’s iPhone. In Windows 7 you need to install LibUsb-Win32 in order to run iRecovery. The LibUsb-Win32 is a port of the USB library libusb located in the Windows. USB library allows you to access applications to any USB device on Windows.
The tips to fix iphone recovery mode loop in Windows 7 are:
- Install the LibUSB
- Use RecBoot
- Add the iTunes DLL file
Install the LibUSB
Download the iRecovery files in Windows 7 and install the LibUSB. You need to run LibUSB in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode. Right click on libusb exe file, Properties, compatibility. Run this program in compatibility mode box and select Windows XP (Service Pack2). Right click and select Run as Administrator, install LibUSB. Now you could run the iRecovery in Terminal/Command Prompt with iRecovery -s. Reboot your iPhone by holding home + power/sleep for 10 seconds.
Drag your iPhone out of the recovery by using the restore option in iTunes is a difficult process. The stock iPhone might cause the jailbreak users trouble, as they needed to restore the custom firmware and then apply jailbreaks. The RecBoot is a wonderful small application that lets you to put your iDevice into and out of recovery mode without using the restore option in iTunes. You need to add a proprietary iTunes DLL file in the root folder before launching this program in Windows OS.
For moving your iDevice into or out of recovery without disturbing previous installed OS or settings, first download RecBoot and extract the folder to your desktop (or wherever you prefer), Open the readme.txt file, follow the instructions to add the iTunes DLL file to the program. It is compulsory for Windows OS and skipping this step might cause your iDevice to permanently brick! However is you are a Mac user you can skip this step. Connect your iphone to the computer and launch RecBoot.exe. Now you will see a screen giving you options to enter and exit recovery mode.
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