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iPhone stuck in an infinite reboot cycle: starts, gets to the screen with Apple logo and spinning circle, then after a few minutes reboots again.

Phone was fixed by putting it into a recovery mode and doing a restore via iTunes. Be aware that this resets the phone to factory defaults which deletes all apps and data from the iPhone. This also updates iOS to the latest version so if you had a jailbroken phone it will restored to factory iOS version.

  • Connect the iPhone to a computer and open iTunes
  • Hold Power Button and Home Button for 10 seconds
  • Release the Power Button but keep Home Button pressed for another 10 seconds or so
  • When iTunes "recovery mode" message appears, release the Home Button
    iTunes recovery mode
  • Click Restore button in iTunes
    iTunes - restore
  • Wait until iTunes downloads and installs latest iOS version
    iTunes - Extracting software
    iTunes - Preparing iPhone for restore...
    iTunes - Restoring iPhone software...

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  • You can try this tool TunesKit iOS System Recovery, which can help you solve some problems like iPhone stuck on Apple logo. It's simple to use and fixed my iPhone 6s which stuck in disabled screen. It's friendly to non-technical people.

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