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    Default iPhone stuck in recovery mode
    I recently got an iPhone 3GS off a friend and it was stuck in recovery mode. I have tried to restore it multiple times in iTunes but it gets stuck at the stage where it says "Waiting for iPhone...". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Tried to put phone in dfu mode and restore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
    Tried to put phone in dfu mode and restore?
    I can't seem to be able to get the phone into dfu mode.

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    I was able to get it into dfu mode but it still gets stuck at the "Waiting for iPhone..." stage.

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    Gives any iTunes error?

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    Try restoring on a different computer. You can also use recboot to try to kick it out of recovery mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iDoctors Chicago View Post
    Try restoring on a different computer. You can also use recboot to try to kick it out of recovery mode.
    I concur.

    What iOS firmware are you trying to restore to?

    How about putting your phone in PWNED DFU mode and try restoring?

    Follow this video if you dont know how:
    How to enter pwned DFU mode with redsn0w - YouTube

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    Here are steps about how to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode:
    1. Use another USB cable.
    2. Restart your computer for a try.
    3. Hold the power button, it might restart your iPhone.
    4. Update your iTunes to the latest version. Plug in your iPhone.
    If iTunes can't recognize it, then in iTunes in the top left corner click help > run diagnostics.
    On the box that comes up, check the last two things. Click next and it should identify your iPhone and then restore it.
    recovery-tool.com/ios-recovery/iphone-stuck-in-recovery-mode.html
    Last edited by AberGreen; 04-28-2015 at 08:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AberGreen View Post
    Here are steps about how to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode:
    1. Use another USB cable.
    2. Restart your computer for a try.
    3. Hold the power button, it might restart your iPhone.
    4. Update your iTunes to the latest version. Plug in your iPhone.
    If iTunes can't recognize it, then in iTunes in the top left corner click help > run diagnostics.
    On the box that comes up, check the last two things. Click next and it should identify your iPhone and then restore it.
    Good advice, but this thread is almost 2 years old. lol

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