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An Easy Way to Restore Disabled iPhone without iTunes

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Gabriel Hammond

April 13, 2017 (Updated: September 17, 2018)• Filed to: iPhone Issues

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"Is it possible to restore a disabled iPhone without iTunes? All solutions I find seem to be pointing back to iTunes and I was wondering if there is something else. My iPhone is running iOS 12".

The truth is that most solutions you will find will require that you put your device in recovery mode and then use iTunes to erase it. And while this is a good solution, that works, it is not the only one. In this article, we are going to show you a much better and easier alternative. Read on to find out what it is.

Restore a Disabled iPhone without iTunes (iOS 12 Supported)

One of the best ways to restore a disabled iPhone is to use iMyFone iOS system recovery. This program is designed to help you fix any software issue your device may be experiencing that could have led to the device being disabled in the first place. The following are just some of the things it can do.

  • It can help you fix iPhone that is stuck in recovery mode, one that is stuck in DFU mode and various iOS related problems including a bricked device, a device stuck on the Apple Logo or a device that simply won't work.
  • The advance mode do more, it will factory reset your iPhone even without restrictions code.
  • The normal mode won't cause any data loss, while the advanced mode will erase all the content and settings on your iPhone.
  • It is fully compatible with iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max.

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How to Use iMyFone iOS System Recovery

Download and install the tool to your computer and then follow these simple steps to get the device working normally again. Because your device is disabled, the program may not be able to recognize it and as such we have to use the advanced mode. This will result in total data loss.

Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window choose "Advanced mode".

Launch the program and choose advanced mode

Connect the device to the computer and put your device into DFU mode or Recovery Mode.

enter DFU mode under Advanced mode

Step 2: Click on "Download" to download the latest firmware on your device.

download firmware

Step 3: Once the firmware has been downloaded, click "Start to Fix" and the program will begin fixing the device. The process will take just a few minutes. Once it's complete, the device will restart.


Follow the instructions on the set-up screen and restore the device with iMyFone D-Port Pro.

Download iMyFone iOS system recovery software (compatible with iOS 12) now to have a try.

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