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How to get ipod or iphone out of recovery mode and How to solve the sad face or folder error problem

Updated on August 22, 2011
IPhone Recovery Mode
IPhone Recovery Mode

Sometimes whenyou try to update the software from your Iphone or Ipod and something goes wrong you'll see the image above... This means your Iphone or Ipod is in Recovery Mode and it asks you to connect it to iTunes.

The best way I found to solve this was to connect it to another pc with iTunes and the problem was solved.

But if you can't access another computer there're still a few things you can do to try to fix it.

Please check out these links and videos below.

After solving your problem, please leave a comment saying what worked for you! Thanks!

How to Videos

How to solve the sad face or folder error problem on ipod

I've been in your place before. It can be one of the most frustrating experiences in the world to find yourself iPod-less at the most inconvenient times. But my loss is your gain because I found a way to solve my problem, and it's really easy.

This guys made an amazing job writing this guide and I want to give full credits to them, so just follow the tips at this website Sad iPod and Folder Error Repair Guide

Please let me know if it worked for you guys.

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      Luis Bivar Ramos 5 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Hi, have you tried all the links on the hub? Have you tried to connect it to another computer?

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      help! 5 years ago

      mine just keeps coming up with the recovery mode logo, this is so gay i just want to throw it out the window. i also may or may not have accidentally jailbroken it :$ i dont know cause the stupid bugger wont turn on!, but yeah i watched a video and the dude said to do the whole limerain stuff and i did but it didnt work D: my ipod is a 4th gen

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      Luis Bivar Ramos 6 years ago from Porto, Portugal

      Thanks, glad I could help :)

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      Jordan Riley 6 years ago

      Handy hub you have provided . Fantastic is all I can say

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      chris 7 years ago

      it didnt work..

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      shane_75 7 years ago from Murrieta, Ca

      Thanks for writing on this. I will give it a try when I get home. :)