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Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 Stuck in Recovery Mode After iOS 4.3.5 Downgrade

I have downgraded my factory unlocked iPhone 4 after accidentally updating it to iOS 4.3.5 last week. Good news is that Cydia have saved the SHSH blobs of my device. Anyway, after jailbreaking with JailbreakMe 3.0, my iPhone got stuck at the recovery screen with iTunes logo and USB cable. Need help guys! Thanks.

Asked by: Efrain from Blytheville, Arkansas

Hello Efrain, this error when jailbreaking and downgrading iPhone (GSM, CDMA, or even factory unlocked) is quite normal. Anyway, you can use the standalone TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) to kick your iPhone out of recovery mode loop and fix this error. The step by step guide on how to use this tool can be found below.

Step 1: Download the latest version TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) for Windows (Direct Link) or Mac OS X (Direct Link).

Step 2: Download Zlib1.dll from here and put it in the same location where fixrecovery43.exe is located.

Step 3: Then connect your iPhone 4 into the computer via USB cable and power OFF your device.

Step 4: Now, launch iTunes as well as the downloaded TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) and put your iPhone into DFU mode.

  • Press and hold the Power and Home button for 10 seconds.
  • Then release Power button after 10 seconds but continue holding the Home button for another 10 seconds.

Step 5: That’s it! TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) will start fixing the error on your device.

Also, you can check this blog post on how to keep your iPhone jailbroken as well as prevent iTunes form restoring your iPhone to the latest iPhone firmware.

Fix Recovery Mode Loop

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