Through some software/hardware anomoly when I tried to reply to an e-mail I was taken to the recent phone call screen on the phone app. The phone then froze and subsequently went into recovery mode. This happened while I was on a trip and had mayb 300 photos on the phone that were not backed up yet. I'm not assuming the worst (i.e. - that I won't be able to restore the phone), but I know that restoring will not only remove my apps and music—which I can easily replace—but will permanently remove the photos, which I cannot replace. I've tried getting out of recovery mode using the two button technique, but with no success. Photo recovery programs don't see the phone. Someone suggested I tru iNdependence which might get it back to its normal mode; but that piece of software stopped being developed long before iTunes 8.02 came out. Can anyone suggest a way to recover the photos? Or how to get out of recovery mode? If I dowgrade to an warlier version of ITunes (to try iNdependence) will that screw up my iTunes library?