This post will focus on the idea of fixing your iOS device’s software issues at home. There are multiple methods, but today I will show you how to use the ReiBoot software to enter and exit recovery mode, fix iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch stuck in Recovery Mode, and also how to repair/restore iOS using an iPSW. This is particularly useful since iTunes has been retired in macOS Mojave and iTunes was sub-par anyways.
ReiBoot can fix approximately 150 issues that can occur on iOS devices, including the device stuck on the Apple logo, the screen won’t turn on, recovery mode, boot loop, etc. The tool is pretty easy to use, meant for beginners and non-tech savvy people who simply can’t be bothered learning how to use the complicated command-line tools. The program supports both Windows and macOS. There’s currently no Linux version though.
I have tested ReiBoot and confirmed it works fine with iOS 12, iOS 13, and iOS 14, but it’s very likely that it works fine with older iOS versions as well, such as iOS 11, iOS 10 and possibly even iOS 9. The program has an option to either download automatically the appropriate iPSW (iPhone Software File), or you can manually specify one that you have already downloaded. It will easily restore it as long as Apple still signs that iOS version.
The video below details the whole process for fixing an iOS device stuck in Recovery Mode, it shows you how to use ReiBoot to put the device in recovery mode, and it shows you how to perform an iOS Software Restore using the program and a supplied IPSW file. Follow the video below if you’re unsure how to use the tool.
This video, as well as this post, is sponsored by Tenorshare.