iPhone 4S stuck in Recovery after OTA Update

Lon

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My son tried to update iOS on his 4S OTA and it stuck in Recovery Mode. Couldn't kick it out with Tiny Umbrella. Remind me, if he restores in iTunes will he be able to recover any data and photos on the phone. (No, of course, he hasn't backed it up for several months:mad: !)
 

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He doesn't have iCloud backups turned on? They are automatic, so that will be a good idea for him since it sounds like he rarely syncs with the computer. If he restores, he lose everything from the point it was last backed up. Also, FYI, you can't do OTA updates on jailbroken phones. The update will fail.
 

Lon

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No iCloud. No iTunes. I thought I taught him better than that. :eek: