Getting the iPhone / iPod Touch into Recovery Mode
If your iPhone or iPod Touch is messed up some how (like it wont boot up) and all else fails, you can put your iPhone into something called ‘Recovery Mode’. This allows you to use iTunes to restore it.
To put the iPhone / iPod Touch into recovery mode:
- Turn it off (hold the power button on the top down for a few seconds then slide the red slider across from left to right).
- Press and hold the home button (the button on the front, under the screen)
- While still holding the home button, plug it in to the computer
The screen should show something like this:
You should now be able to use iTunes to restore the iPhone / iPod Touch by clicking the Restore button.
(If you want to get out of recovery mode without restoring, see here: http://www.ichilton.co.uk/blog/iphone/getting-the-iphone-ipod-touch-out-of-recovery-mode-52.html)