I have an iphone 4 that is stuck in restore mode after trying to update to ios 6 wirelessly. Unfortunately, I do not have a recent itunes backup of this phone.

Is there any way to recover my photos from this device before I try to restore it? Will restoring it wipe all the data on the phone?


Do you have an iCloud backup? Do you have Photo Stream enabled? These each provide convenient ways of getting your recent photos.

If not Dr. Fone is the best option I can think of. It's not cheap ($70) but if the photos are valuable enough it is worth at least downloading the trial to test.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I ended up using Dr. Fone (although the website made me suspect I was getting ripped off..), and it worked great. Unfortunately, I did not have iCloud or photostream on the phone. Now that I've recovered my photos I'm backup up to my laptop on a regular basis. – Zach Mar 5 '13 at 13:53

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