iOS 4.0 [HOW TO] Fix recovery loop when updating to iOS 4.0

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  1. IamMartin

    IamMartin Member

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    First off, this HOW TO will only help you restore to a working firmware. You won't be able to update to 4.0, but at least you'll have a working iPod touch/iPhone.

    If you're like me, you woke up this morning, all excited about the new Apple Software update; iOS 4.0. However, after you updated, you seemed to be stuck in a recovery loop. You couldn't restore to 4.0. After trying a plethora of options such as using iRecovery, etc.

    But I think I may have found a solution.

    1. Connect your iPod touch/iPhone into iTunes. It should pop up saying it's in recovery mode.

    2. Find the 3.1.2 (not 3.1.3) firmware for your iDevice on the net and download it. I'm not going to link you as it's illegal.

    3. Hold down Shift and press restore and locate your 3.1.2 firmware file you downloaded and restore to it.

    4. Wait for your iPod touch/iPhone to restore and pray that it works.

    It can't be guaranteed this works at all or for any other iDevices as this has only been tested on my 2nd Gen MB-based iPod touch. The reason I said not to use 3.1.3 was it wouldn't restore for me.
  2. LssThanThree

    LssThanThree Active Member

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    I was actually quite happy when I read the title but then I read the post and was dissapointed.
  3. Genes1s

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    This thread is very misleading.
  4. IamMartin

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    How is it misleading?
  5. Genes1s

    Genes1s Banned

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    I thought you were able to get around the recovery mode loop and successfully boot into 4.0. But all you offer is to downgrade to 3.1.2.

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  6. IamMartin

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    Oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, it only gets rid of the recovery mode loop.

    Since then, I've tried updating to 4.0 many times to no avail.
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    Oh, and even though it was a bit misleading, thanks for this thread. I couldn't restore to 3.1.3 but am currently restoring to 3.1.2. At least I'll have a working iPod.
  8. ccho93

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    even though it was a little misleading, i could actually revive my ipod by restoring to 3.1.2 not 3.1.3.... Thanks anyway!
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    Yeah, that's why I said to restore to 3.1.2 in my guide.
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    has anybody managed to fix recovery loop and remain on iOS 4?

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