“iTunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode. You must restore this iPad before it can be used with iTunes.”
The screen on your iPad will look similar to the one on the right.
Getting your iPad or iPhone out of recovery mode without restoring or updating your software is simple.
All you need is a program called TinyUmbrella.
TinyUmbrella will do more than get your iOS device out of recovery mode. The application is primarily designed to save your SHSH blobs for downgrading iOS firmware.