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On March 19, 2011

Fix Recovery tools for Windows released by semaphore a.k.a notcom –the creator of TinyUmbrella. Fix recovery can be used to fix iPhones, iPad, or iPod touch which stuck on “Connect to iTunes” screen (a.k.a Recovery screen).

FixRecovery feature recently added to TinyUmbrella 4.21.14 as a surprise. But now, the Fix Recovery function has been available separately in external app called fixrecovery.

There are two files inside the, they are fixrecovery421.exe (to fix recovery iOS 4.2.1) and fixrecovery43.exe (to fix recovery iOS 4.3.*)

Official post from semaphore’s blog:

I’ve set up a couple downloads for the external fixrecovery app (based on the amazing greenpois0n by Chronic-Dev) These zip files contain windows and osx executables for 4.2.1 and 4.3. Unfortunately, there isn’t currently a way for me to put all of this in a single executable. I’m working on packaging this all together with TinyUmbrella but it’s tedious since it requires separate executables currently. I’ll clean that up soon. I just wanted you all to have the ability to RESTORE your iPhone 4 to 4.3 and keep your 01.59 baseband and be able to get out of the ensuing recovery loop.


1. Once you’ve restored your device to 4.2.1 or 4.3 and have entered the dreaded ‘recovery loop’
3. Put your device into DFU
4. Run the appropriate executable ie. fixrecovery421 for 4.2.1
5. …???
6. Profit – you should see the activation screen shortly…

Note that this app does /NOT/ hactivate. You must have a valid/official sim to activate your phone.


Download to fix recovery on iPhone


Use fixrecovery to fix ‘recovery loop’ screen on your device which showing unknown error 1013, 1014, and 1015 everytime restarted. Either simply run fixrecovery43.exe (if you are running iOS 4.3.*) or fixrecovery421.exe (if you are running iOS 4.2.1) on your device. (see: How-to check iPhone firmware version)