iPhone 8 Stuck in Recovery Mode? 10 Seconds to Get iPhone 8/X out of Trouble

Posted by Estelle to iPhone Manager | Sep.13, 2017

iPhone recovery mode is desgined to protect your iPhone from being subject to more damage. It's part of iPhone's bootloader, called iBoot whose daily responsibility is to check, scan and search for errors. Once your iPhone iOS firmware or upgrade shows abnormal, your iPhone will enter the recovery mode automatically to load iBoot. Plus, if you wanna jailbreak your iPhone 8/Plus/Edition, restore iPhone or upgrade to iOS 11, you still need to put iPhone in recovery mode.

Yet, the unexpected waits around every turn. When your iPhone 8 or iPhone X is in recovery mode, there is a high likelihood of iPhone stuck in recovery mode, probably 55-80%, based on the feedbacks from various forums and SNS. And if you have no effective solution to instantly solve iPhone 8 stuck in recovery mode problem, the direct consequence is to lose your iPhone current data and settings. Of course, you are needless to worry if you have the latest backup in iTunes, for you can use iTunes restore to restore data to iPhone. But what if you don't have the newest iTunes backup? Oh, that's a real tragedy.

Luckily, every cloud has a silver lining. There are certain iPhone boot repair tools able to troubleshoot iPhone 8/Plus or iPhone X stuck in recovery mode problems to leave you time for saving your iPhone files data from being lost forever. Whether they work or not, you give the answer after you try.

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Solution 1 - Get iPhone out of Recovery Mode and Backup iPhone Files

The first tip & trick for iPhone 8 is suitable for those who have no iTunes backup when the iPhone 8 is stuck in recovery mode. Thus, they can't resort to iTunes restore for iPhone recovery but to some iPhone boot repair software. If you have iTunes backup, please scroll down to Solution 2 to see the process of solvement.

ReiBoot is the very one we wanna share with you here. This application is a free app available for both Mac and Windows users to get iPhone 8/Edition/7/Plus/6s/6/SE/5s out of recovery mode within 10 seconds via "Exit Recovery Mode" option in the main window. That's not the whole story. This iPhone boot repair tool also enables you to fix iPhone 8 stuck in iTunes logo or in a loop of rebooting. It might not work every time, but at least it's worth a try, esp when you are at wit's end.

1) How to Get iPhone 8 Out of Recovery Mode within 2 Steps

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Step 1: Connect your iOS 11 iPhone 8 (already stuck in recovery mode) to your computer via a USB cable and then run Reiboot on your computer.

Step 2: Click "Exit Recovery Mode" and your iPhone 8 will begin to exit from recovery mode. Only seconds later (maximum 10 secs), your iOS 11 iPhone 8 or iPhone X is eventually out of recovery mode.

Note: You can also use its "Enter Recovery Mode" to put iPhone in Recovery Mode if needed. Another option "Fix All iOS Stuck" is used to solve other iPhone stuck problems. Consider it if necessary.

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2) How to Backup iPhone 8/Plus Files Data within 3 Steps

To backup iPhone files, you have iTunes or iCloud to choose from. But iTunes is unstable and troublesome while iCloud has some cons like storage space limits, iCloud sync problem, etc. So in a bid to make you backup iPhone files as convenient yet fast as possible, here recommends you the top iTunes alternative - MacX MediaTrans to fast backup iPhone content with 3 steps only.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8 or iPhone X to computer with USB cable and fire up this iPhone backup tool.

Step 2: Click "Photo Transfer", "Music Manager", "Video", etc. based on your needs. Here we take "Photo Transfer" as an example.

Step 3: Select the photos you wanna backup or just tick "Select All". Afterwards, tap "Export" button to backup iPhone photos to Mac/PC (8 secs to transfer 100 4K images).

Solution 2 - Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with iTunes Restore

If ReiBoot is just happening not working for your case, you can use the traditional method - iTunes restore to fix iPhone 8 stuck in recovery mode trouble. BTW, the iPhone data recovery process will erase all contents and settings from your iPhone 8/iPhone X. Please make sure you have an iPhone backup once again before embarking on solving iPhone 8 problem.

Step 1: Launch your iTunes on Mac/PC and then connect your iPhone 8 via USB cable.

Step 2: Click "Summary" on iTunes and choose "Restore iPhone". iTunes will download the firmware for your iPhone 8 in the first place.

Step 3: Set up iPhone 8 as new device after the process is accomplished. The whole process ends here.

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Solution 3 - Solve iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with DFU Mode

DFU stands for Device Firmware Update. You don't need to figure out what it means. What you need to know is that this DFU restore is one of three iPhone restores, able to solve iPhone 8 stuck in recovery mode issue as well as restore the jailbroken iPhone devices safer than others. And if you think this unfamiliar DFU mode is complicated to operate, you are totally wrong. It just needs the usual steps, not a hard core to crack.

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Step 1: Update your iTunes to the latest version and make sure your network connection is stable and smooth.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone 8/Plus, iPhone X to Mac/PC via USB cable.

Step 3: Simultaneously press and hold the power and virtual home buttons together for about 10 - 15 seconds to enter the DFU mode. Afterwards, loosen the power button, but still press the home button.

Step 4: Click "Restore" on the popup message after iTunes says it has detected your iPhone 8 in Recovery Mode.

Step 5: Now iTunes begins to download the firmware for your iPhone 8/Plus. Just wait the process to complete.

Note: if the above mentioned methods still can't fix your iPhone stuck in recovery mode problem, you can resort to Apple Support or Apple Authorized Service Provider to render assistance. In general, your iPhone stuck in recovery mode can be resolved using the above solutions. Only if your hardware iPhone is seriously damaged or software app encounters major errors, you have to try other solutions from professional experts or just change your iPhone.

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