How to Fix A Bricked iPhone without Restoring (iOS 12 Supported)


Dec 27, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

I plugged my iPhone into my computer to update to the latest version of iOS, and halfway through the update process, an error message pops up in iTunes. The iTunes error keeps existing no matter how I try resetting and restoring, and my phone is stuck on connect to iTunes logo. Please help, I think my iPhone get bricked. How to fix it? Thanks in advance!

I believe most iOS device users have ever got their iPad, iPod or iPhone won’t turn on or bricked since I have been told that dozens of people getting their iPhone bricked due to failed iOS upgrade, disoperation, or jailbreak.

If any of these symptoms occurs to your device: iPad stucks on Apple logo, iPhone black screen, iPhone red screen, iTunes recovery mode, a spinning wheel, or the screen of the device shows a battery logo with a red line, but it is actually fully charged, that means the device is bricked.

Fix a Bricked iPhone

Normally users will try to repair a bricked iPhone by hard resetting their phone, restoring the device, or performing a DFU restore.


If possible, please backup your iPhone before doing this, because restoring always equal to data loss. So here I would like to introduce the best way to unbrick an iPhone without erasing any of your data at all!

1. Factory Reset iPhone with iTunes to Fix Bricked iPhone

When your iPhone is bricked, you can't operate device at all. iTunes will be a good choice for you to reset iPhone to fix the issue. It requires that iTunes can detect your device without confirming connection again on your iPhone screen.

You need to kindly keep in mind it will wipe iPhone data. And then you can begin to factory reset iPhone.

Connect device to computer with USB cable, and then run iTunes on computer.

Click device icon > Summary > Restore iPhone.

Restore iPhone with iTunes

Follow the on-screen instruction to confirm the restoring.

If you don't want to lose iPhone data, you should move to the method 2.

2. Use FoneLab to Fix Bricked iPhone

All you need is FoneLab iOS System Recovery, a powerful iOS system recovery software which is able to fix with all kinds of iOS system problems like recovery mode, DFU mode, iPad stucks on Apple logo, black screen, blue screen, iPhone keeps restarting, exit DFU mode, iPhone messages crashing, etc to normal state without losing data. The software supports all iOS devices like iPhone X, iPhone SE, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod and more.

This iOS system recovery is easy to use and 100% safe.

Please check below simple tutorial about the recovery process.

How to Unbrick iPhone without Restoring

First of all, free download FoneLab iOS System Recovery software with below link according to what operating system that your computer is running, and install it afterwards.

Connect your iPhone with computer via USB cable. Once the software detects your device, you can choose More tools on the left bottom and then click iOS System Recovery on the right pane of the interface.

iOS System Recovery

The software can detect the connected iPhone is in abnormal state and it will ask you to click the Confirm button to get started.

Confirm iPhone Recovery Mode

You will be asked to confirm the information of your iPhone. Click Repair if it is correct, but if not, select the exact information manually before repair. It will take some time to download plug-in, please do not disconnect or use your device during the process. Otherwise, it may lead to the repair failure.

Repair Recovery Mode

The program will download the latest version of your firmware to repair the corrupted system and fix it to normal. It will take some time to finish, please do not disconnect or operate your device during the download process.

Download Plugin

To be honest,

Getting a bricked iPhone fixed can be a nightmare without an efficient tool. Thanks to FoneLab iOS System Recovery for making things extremely easy for every iOS device users.

If you can't slide to operate the iPhone, please check how to unlock disabled iPhone.

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