Solution: iPhone Stuck on ‘Connect to iTunes’ screen after Blackra1n

by Rohit on November 12, 2009

Stuck on Connect to iTunes after Blackra1n

“I Jailbroke my iPhone, everything was working fine and boom the Connect to itunes screen appeared!” If this is your story then the chances are that you own either a New iPhone 3gs, iPod Touch 3g or iPod Touch 2g MC.

All these models require a Tethered jailbreak. Now that brings us to the question: What is Tethered Jailbreak?

It means that every time you drain out your battery or have to restart your iPhone/iPod Touch(For eg: After an app installation), you will need to connect your iPhone/iPod Touch to your computer and re-run Blackra1n (Jailbreak tool), in order to power it back up again, if not the device will remain stuck on connect to iTunes screen.

Here’s the solution

1) Connect your turned off iPhone/iPod Touch to the computer using the usb cable. When you do this ‘Connect to iTunes’ will show up on the screen.

2) Run Blackra1n. If iTunes opens up, just minimize it without fiddling around. Just wait for your iPhone/iPod Touch to get fully charged and then close iTunes.

3) Congrats you are now out of ‘Stuck on connect to itunes’ misery.


{ 85 comments… read them below or add one }

arun July 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm

i m ving iphone 3gs which had thethered jail break.when power drained completely went in to resotre mode,when i tried to black ra1n agian i went in to black screen not even connect to usb symbol coming,worst thing when retried blackra1n does not even recognise the phone,shows” waiting for the phone”,it s frustrating,pls help

Antonio August 14, 2010 at 3:20 am

please somebody help me, I’ve been trying to get my Iphone to run on T-Mobile by jailbreaking it… NEED HELP. after I use blackrain software, it tells me to restore Iphone and I do but but I just stays in connect to Itunes mode… BTW: The two unlock/jailbreak softwares I use is Redsnow and blacksnow. Please respond asap and help me from stratch please

Antonio August 14, 2010 at 3:22 am

I would like to have it up and running on T-Mobile please the correct way

teyayee November 9, 2010 at 6:39 am

i used to used that process.. but now.. it didn’t work.. it just go back to connect to itunes.. what i’m supposed to do??

karan January 7, 2011 at 5:37 am

now the blackrain is stuck is in entering recovery mode, and won’t go any further.

Ulysess March 1, 2011 at 3:52 am

Blackra1n don’t work, I also tried iRecovery and that don’t work, it stay on recovery mode, any ideas?

Dalia March 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Ok I’ve iphone 3gs someone jailbreak it and I’ve been using it on T-mobile FOR 2 months but that person told me not to switch it off or reset it, but one day I was downloading program from cydia I accidently reloaded it, so it got locked and I was stuck on the apple logo for a week, I knew how to fix the apple logo thing on the internet but now I’m stuck with the itunes screen ..!! it telling me some error but I dont know after fixing this what am gonna see then, do i have to unlock it again..?!

Jimmy March 25, 2011 at 6:52 am

i have the same problem dalia is having does anyone know?

jaida April 19, 2011 at 5:17 pm

im having the same problem as dalila and jimmy n i did the whole black rain thing but it didnt work any way to fix it? oh btw im not on t-mobile tho. it keeps telling me 2 get an original sim card??

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Demetra April 26, 2011 at 12:52 am

Help PLEASE!!! I never had jailbreak or anything like that. I turned my phone off and when i tried to turn it back on, the apply logo was there for ages and then the screen in the picture above came on!!! My computer is so crap that when I was trying to connect my phone to itunes a couple weeks ago, it wasn’t recognising it and didn’t work! its an iphone 4…Can anyone help??? PLEASE!!!

Cian May 1, 2011 at 8:57 pm

i have that stuck on my screen but it will not let me do anything at all .. not even turn it off , my PC is unable to recognise the phone ( its a 3Gs) …. what will i do ?? i didnt jailbreak it or anything !

HELP !!!

KINGfix May 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm

USE TinyUmbrella and kick ur devicenout of recoverymode

Kai' May 19, 2011 at 1:25 am

Thanks a Million was trying to get my daughters started for her. This information really broke it down.

i have a same prob bt i still dont know what to do?? plzz helppp May 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

i have a same prob bt i still dont know what to do?? plzz helppp

jazz bhullar May 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

i have a same prob bt i still dont know what to do?? plzz help

breeonlee May 29, 2011 at 1:57 am

hay how u doin

Dylan June 22, 2011 at 9:29 am

the only thing that solved the problem for me… right click, properties on blackra1n unblock it!!!! and run as windows xp service pack 3 ;)

Ola Maage August 16, 2011 at 4:02 am

Hi I run Blackrain but my iphone 3g stil stand in itunes, help ? im using mac.

mukesh August 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm

my iphone is in slide to emergency mode for jailbreak when i run redsnow my 3g phone back to i tune connected screen plzzzzzzzzz help me i am very upset from 7 days ……….

Ramin October 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I DID IT GUYS………… I JUST GET RID OF EMERGENCY CALLS AND ITUNES SCREEN….. USING—– limera1n——- …… workED 100% for me. TRY IT. now i can use my iphone like before.

Raghav October 4, 2011 at 8:09 pm


kinsley October 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I did this process, & It didnt work. It is still on the “connect to itunes”

cindy December 27, 2011 at 8:09 am

I don’t have iTunes on my computer, but I connected my iPhone and it still says “connect to itunes” What do I do… HELP!!!

hritik January 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

i haveoriginal iphone.
its not frm uae were i live
i jailbroke it so i could use it here
battery drained too fast so i restored it
now the insert sim screen is coming and back of it i can see connect to itunes photo

phuong ngo February 20, 2012 at 3:13 am

plxx help me i click on window download of backsnow it say it cant fit the problem what i need to do now
plxx sent email or text me on 678 670 9383

nichole March 1, 2012 at 4:35 am

How do I run blackra1n or irecovery?

Denise March 9, 2012 at 10:40 am

tell you how to jail break with youtube video and gives links and step by step details on how to do so even with ipods GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

Kitty November 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I was having the same problems as Dahlia, have iphone 3g, had it unlocked to tmobile was working okay for about two months my son hooked it up to itunes and upadated it….grrrr….then it said unable to update had always had the connect to itunes on the screen, been this way for another two months , now tried blackra1n , seemed ok after i did the asl.dll error finished that, then clicked the make it rain took about ten minutes then it said it was finished wait for the reboot, the phone shut off by itself it still says done wait for a reboot been like this for 15 minutes? so hummmm wondering what I should try now…please help me.

alyssa February 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

I bought my ipod I think its a 3rd generation. Since the first day I bought it, it has had this problem. I am not good with technology. All I know is it really irritates me. My iPod stopped completely about 2 weeks ago, and I have no clue as to what to do. I have no idea what blackrain is, or how to work it. Please help me! I just want my iPod to work.

alyssa February 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I bought it from Ebay if this helps any..

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