iPad stuck in recovery mode for NO reason?17 Jan 2011
Today my iPad went into recovery mode for no reason. This was concerning as I almost never plug it into my computer to back it up. Luckily, just before Christmas I had upgraded to 4.2, however the prospect of losing everything since Christmas really wasn't appealing. No amount of rebooting helped.
I was about to give up and restore but one last Google found me Recboot. And here is a direct link to download the Mac version. And finally I think this is the official site. If only this could be on the Mac App Store. :-)
I clicked "Exit Recovery Mode" and instantly "Awake my precious." appeared and my iPad reboots. I'm backing it up right now. The Lord of the Rings reference makes it all seem a bit magical.