Yesterday I tried updating to iOS 8 via Wi-Fi, which turned out to be a big mistake I later reckoned. While the download went fine, when the iPad rebooted it is stuck in recovery mode (iTunes and connector symbol). When I connect it to my computer it says that it recognizes an iPad in recovery mode and that I have to restore it. I try to restore it but it instantly gets an error saying that the update is not available. While I understand this might be a problem with the servers, I'm worried that I'll have this problem when I try again tonight. When I almost want to give up, I unintentionally find a way to get out of recovery mode without restoring.
If you have the similar experience as mine, you can follow my way to go. All you need is the powerful iPad program - iPad Data Recovery. With it, you can effectively get your iPad out of the recovery mode.
Now free download the trial version below to have a shot:
Tutorial 1: How to Solve iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode
Connect iPad to PC
Connect your iPad to the PC, and then launch the program. Afterwards, you can see the program's interface below. Click "Restart" and you can resolve this problem in a few seconds. Step 2.
When the iPad restarted, it will become to normal again.
If you have lost data on your iPad after this situation or you just want to back up the data on your iPad, you can use this software to scan your iPad to recover and save the data on it to your computer as well.
Tutorial 2: How to Recover Deleted Files from iPad
Scan your iPad
This program supports all kinds of iPads. If yours are iPad Air, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad or iPad 2, the program's window will be as follows. You just need to click “Start Scan” to find data on your iPad. If you use iPad 1, you need to get into advanced mode first by clicking “Advanced Mode”.
Preview and recover data on your iPad
As a matter of fact, you can begin previewing the found data during the scan. When you've found out what you want, you can halt or stop the scan at any time. Choose those you want back and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with one click.
Note: Data you find there includes deleted data and existing data on your iPad. To separate them, you can use the sliding button on the top: Only display the deleted items.
Tutorial 3: How to Recover Deleted Files from iTunes Backup
Scan iTunes Backup Files
Once you have installed this program, run it and then choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" mode. You can recover existing data in iTunes backup. And choose the backup file you want to recover. Then click “Start Scan”.
Recover data from iTunes
After a few minutes scan of your iPad, you can preview detailed contents of your iTunes backup. Choose the one you want back and click “Recover” to restore it to your computer.
Tutorial 4: How to Recover Deleted Files from iCloud
Choose Recovery mode and log in your account
In this way, you need to choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode. Then log in with your Apple ID and the password.
Note: All personal information will be seriously protected. It won’t be recorded at any time during this session.
Download and scan your iCloud backup
The program will automatically extract all your iCloud backup files, then you can see the found out results shown as below. Before scanning iCloud backup files, download it. Then click “Scan”.
Preview and recover deleted iPad data
The scanning will cost you a few seconds, then you can preview the data displayed in well-organized categories. Check the contents that you want to get back and click “Recover” to recover them. In addition, you can delete the iCloud Back files downloaded after recovery.