It is not necessary but a must to download RecBoot if you want to put an iPhone, iPad Air, or iPod Touch into or out of recovery mode. RecBoot is a free software. The main feature of this freeware is to allow a Mac or Windows user to set an iOS device such as the iPhone or iPad into recovery mode with just a click. RecBoot also comes with the feature to force an iOS device out of recovery mode as long as it is connected to a computer. It has been tested on iOS 8, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 7, iOS 6, as well as iOS 5 devices and it works flawlessly. Be it a Mac or Windows, RecBoot is free and work on both operating systems.
The question “why should I download RecBoot?” may come into your mind because you can press the Home or Sleep or Wake button of your iOS device to set the recovery mode. Normally it takes more than 2 minutes to put an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into recovery mode because you have to go through many process, for example, hold the power button for 3 seconds then hold the home button and so on. With RecBoot, all you need is just one click! There are times where you can’t set your iOS device out from recovery mode especially when you are trying to jailbreak your Apple device. RecBoot can be very useful in this kind of situation.
How to Download RecBoot
Since this is a one-click software, the download should be one-click too, isn’t?
Step 1: Find the right source and download RecBoot to your computer. RecBoot is free and you shouldn’t spend any money to download it. There are two different versions. One is for Windows users such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. Another one is for the Mac version such as the Mac OS X. Download the right version according to your operating system.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad, iPad Air, iPod Touch, or any iOS device to your computer with a USB cable.
Step 3: Open RecBoot and it will recognize your iOS device automatically within a minute. There will be two buttons – Enter Recovery Mode and Exit Recovery Mode. Click on the one you wish to perform. The alternative to RecBoot? Try TinyUmbrella.
PS: Recovery mode is not DFU mode and DFU mode is not recovery mode. RecBoot is only able to put an iOS device into recovery mode or kick the device out from recovery mode. RecBoot is not working for DFU mode. Follow the steps below if you would like to put your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into DFU mode. See also: Best Cydia Tweaks for iOS 8.
How to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU Mode
- Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with your Windows PC or Mac. Open iTunes and make sure it is running.
- Press and hold both the Home Button and Sleep Butotn together for about 10 seconds.
- Let go the Sleep Button and keep holding the Home Button for another 5 seconds. You are now in DFU mode if your screen turns black.
The latest RecBoot version is 2.2. You can download RecBoot 2.2 because it is a stable version that works well for both Windows and Mac. Please leave a message here if your RecBoot not working while kicking your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch into recovery mode with RecBoot.