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iPhone 3GS BB 6.15.00 Stuck in Recovery Mode After iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak

Hi, I am using an iPhone 3GS with iPad 6.15.00 baseband which was previously jailbroken on iOS 4.2.1. Recently, I used Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 to rejailbreak it on iOS 5.0.1. While jailbreaking, the phone was accidentally unplugged from my computer therefore I had to redo the entire process again. Once done, I disconnected it form my computer and did a tethered reboot using “Just boot” option. The entire process went smoothly, but after an hour I noticed that the phone kept crashing, so I reconnected it to my PC for a tethered boot. But instead of booting, it got stuck in Recovery Mode. Please help me to fix this. Thanks.

Asked by: Clarice from Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hello Clarice, this error is quite common. And this is maybe one of the reasons why the iPhone Dev-Team have included a new feature on their Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 jailbreak tool that has capability to forced kick iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch out of Recovery Mode. Anyway, to fix this, all you have to do is connect your iPhone to your computer and then launch Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (download link), click on Extras and then select Recovery fix option. The entire process will take at least a minute or two.

If this doesn’t work, then you can use the standalone TinyUmbrella (Fix Recovery) to kick your iPhone out of the recovery mode loop. The detailed instructions on how to use this tool is posted 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.

That’s it! Hopefully you will be able to fix this error using the above tips and tutorials. If you want to unlock, then navigate to this link for Ultrasn0w unlock tutorial (install Ultrasn0w 1.2.4). Good luck!

iPhone 3GS Stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 5 Jailbreak

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    Kevin9 years ago

    hey Jaxov, i currently have a iphone 3gs with new bootrom on 4.1.1, it is currently jailbroken, i want to update to 5.1.1, not to 6.0, how can i acheive this without bricking my device? I have on my computer latest itunes, redsnow 0.9.14b2, tinyumbrella 6.0 and teh 5.1.1 ipsw. What else would i need, or the safe steps to follow so i dont get a brick?