I can't restore iPad for my iPad is stuck in recovery mode! I had a jailbroken iPad air on iOS 7 and I decided to un-jailbreak it and restore it to iOS 10.2. But iTunes came up with an error--"Could not restore" when I waited for the update to download. Then my iPad air got stuck in recovery mode whenever I reboot it. When I tried to restore it in DFU mode, all I would get was ERROR:3004. Would be great if someone could help?--GamingORB
Why does iPad stuck in recovery mode loop? The iPad's recovery mode is designed for users to use when they want to bypass the abnormal operation on iPad. This process can help force reset iPad’s factory default settings if iPad updated failed or has been disabled.
But iPad stuck in Recovery Mode, hung, is not rare when people update iOS. There are other cases like iPad update frozen, iPad recovery mode is not working, unable to restart it, or even locked out. Some say that the problem may result from corrupted Apple Mobile Device (Recovery Mode) drivers, while others insist there is no specific reason for iPad getting stuck in recovery mode.
Here are three simple methods for you to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode instead of spending big money to buy a new iPad.
Method 1: How to Get iPad out of Recovery Mode (Free but lose data)
Method 2: How to use iTunes to Restore iPad to Factory Setting (Data loss)
Method 3: How to Fix iPad stuck in Recovery Mode (No data loss)
Tips: You can also use IPSW file to fix the software update failed error or abnormal system issue.
Read more by clicking: Install IPSW File on iPhone iPad without iTunes
the latest version of iTunes can find in: Apple Support
Step 1. Connect your iPad to the computer via a USB cable, and just run iTunes.
Step 2. If iTunes can detect you iPad, it will tell you that your iPad is in Recovery Mode and you need to restore it. Next, now you can just click "Restore".
1.If “iPad is in Recovery Mode” did not pop up, check Method 2.
2.If you don't mind losing data at all, force iPad into factory settings is an option for you. However, you need to notice that all the precious pictures, pdf, videos and other files will be cleared. I prefer to suggest you make a backup before entering your iPad restore mode.
1.Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC.
2. Go to Settings > iCloud. Turn off Find My iPhone.
Step 1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
Step 2. Connect your iPad to your computer with the cable that came with your device.
Step 3. Select your iPad when it appears in iTunes.
Step 4. Find the Summary panel, click Restore [device].
Step 5. Click Restore again to confirm. Then iTunes erases your device and installs the latest iOS.
It will restart after your device restores to factory settings, and now you can set it up as new.
iOS System Recovery, which will help you get your iPad out of Recovery Mode easily and fix the errors
Here are the features of iOS System Recovery
- Get iPad out of Recovery Mode without losing any data!
- Fix other iOS system problems, such as Recovery Mode, stuck on Apple logo, black screen, loop on start issue, etc.
- Fixes issues with valuable hardware, included iTunes errors, such as error 4005, iPhone error 14, iTunes error 50, error 1009, iTunes error 27 and more.
iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS<br /> iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2
iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod mini, iPod Classic
Available: Windows Mac App Store
Step 1. Download iOS data recovery and launch it on PC. Use a USB cable to Connect your iPad to computer.
Step 2. After you run the program on the computer, go to the left-hand side of the main window, find "More Tools" and Click "iOS System Recovery". Once your iPad is detected, the program will ask you to confirm. Then now you can click "Download" below to get the firmware.
Once you finish downloading the firmware, it will automatically continue to fix your iPad. In less than 10 minutes, you will be told that your iPad is restarting to normal mode.
Here is a video for you to follow.
1. Restarting the iPad
2. Resetting the iPad
3. Restoring the iPad
4. Using iOS Data Recovery program
You may also like: how to enter iPad recovery mode
- Turn Off you iPad
- Press and hold down the On/Off button for 3 seconds.
- Swipe the slide to power off confirmation slider to the right.
- Press and hold down the Home button on your iPad.
- Plug your iPad into your Mac or Win PC and make sure iTunes is running.
- Release the Home button when you see the Connect to iTunes screen.