This morning when I was using my iPod touch, it froze and crashed sunddenly. I tried to turn it back on, but it wouldn't power up so I plugged it into iTunes. Then it said that my iPod touch went into recovery mode and I had to restore it to use it again. So I clicked the restore button and then I saw the Apple logo and a loading bar under it. However, after hours of waiting, there was no movement in the loading bar! I've tried holding down the Sleep and Home button but the loading bar just wouldn't move. So is there any effective way to fix iPod stuck in recovery mode while recovering iPod touch at the same time?
This is a problem found in Apple forum posted by an iPod touch user. Questions like this have been bothering many iPod users since iPod always got stuck on Apple logo after jailbreak, upgrade, reset and so forth. If you encountered this with your iPod touch 4/5 and can't get it out of recovery mode with methods provided by Apple, you may try a third party service to fix stuck iPod and recover lost iPod files.
It is called iPod Data Recovery which is designed to assist you exit iPod recovery mdoe and restore lost iPod files at the same time. It works for both iPod touch 5 and iPod touch 4.
To get started, you need to download the right version and install it on your computer. Both Mac and Windows version can help you get you iPod touch out of recovery mode with one click without causing any data loss.
After running iPod Data Recovery, connect your iPod touch 4/5 to Mac or Windows.
If you are using the Mac version, you'll see the window below. Click "Set Up" to restart your iPod to normal.
If you're using the Windows version of iPod Data Recovery, you'll see the window below. Click "Restart" and your iPod touch will return to normal in a few minutes after it restarted.
Once finish the steps above, your problem has already been solved. What you should do next is to recover lost data of your iPod touch by following Part 2.
Launch iPod Data Recovery and connect your iPod touch to computer. Select the correct iPod model and then choose "Recover data from iOS device" recovery mode.
If you are using iPod touch 5, simply click "Start" button to begin scanning data on your iPod device.
If you are using iPod touch 4, please follow the steps below to access your iPod file system before scanning the files:
1) Hold iPod touch 4 and click "Start" button in iPod Data Recovery;
2) Press the "Power" and "Home" buttons of iPod touch 4 at the same time for 10 seconds;
3) Release "Power" button while keep pressing the "Home" button for another 10 seconds. You'll then enter your iPod 4's file system (DFU mode);
4) Release the "Home" button and click the "Start Scan" button in the program to scan deleted data on your iPod touch 4.
After the scanning, you will notice that all the data are displayed in categories. Choose what you want and click "Recover".
Note: For iPod touch 4, it can recover camera roll, photo library, photo stream, contacts, messages, notes, call log, reminders, calendars, voice memos and Safari bookmarks. For iPod touch 5, it can recover contacts, messages, notes, call log, reminders, calendars and Safari bookmarks.