iOS7 bricked my ipad

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  1. tooshaggy
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    I have tried to reinstall the ios7 beta2 several times to no avail. I can't restore because find my ipad is on.
    It wont let me downgrade to iOS6.
    I got into the activation screen, and set it up, but now I cant get past the apple logo. It just shows the apple logo over and over. Will not start up.
    What do I do!!???
    I am a developer, and the device is registered. Its an iPad4. non cellular.


    Thanks!
     
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  3. WB2Colorado
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    Does putting it into DFU mode and restoring to iOS 6 not work?
     
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    Bricked means you can't get to DFU mode to restore. So do that, and then if you can't, not much can be done.
     
  5. tooshaggy
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    Sorry, I can get into DFU mode. Just don't want to have to do it.
     
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    Lol, well there's no other way to restore. If you want to use your iPad again, you'll have to go into DFU mode.
     
  7. eclipseblur954
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    As a developer you should know your device isn't bricked then...
     
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    Just clean restored mine with zero problems.

    Try backing everything up, installing fresh and then you can restore your info from iCloud.
     
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    Having the same issue, restoring to iOS 6 and after that i will deactivate the Find my iPad feature. Then restoring to iOS 7 and will let you know if its solve.
     
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    If your a developer wouldn't you get better results if you posted this on Apple's Developer Forums? You would probably get better help there.

    https://devforums.apple.com
     
  12. tooshaggy
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    Solution: DFU Restored back to iOS6, then updated to 7. No issues.
     
  13. robwilson
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    Apple says: Show me da money......LOL:D
     
  14. darkfiber
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    I am able to access the developer forums for free. I just used my regular Apple ID to sign in and it worked.

    https://devforums.apple.com
     
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    I thought bricked meant it was a dead, useless device?
     
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    I had this problem with my iPad on iOS 7. I was able to get it into DFU mode and I'm now restoring to iOS 6 with a backup. Funny thing is my UDID was registered. =\
     
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    That's what I always thought as well. But according to Wikipedia...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_(electronics)

    "In one common sense of the term, "bricking" suggests that the damage, often a misconfiguration of essential on-board software, is so serious as to have rendered the device permanently unusable.

    However, another use of the term "bricked" is understood to describe a situation where a device is unable to function even when the device does have potential to be recovered later to a working state. In this sense, the damage may be reversible; it is only during the period that it's unable to function that the device is deemed "bricked". This is often referred to as a "soft brick" whereas an unrecoverable device is a "hard brick"."
     
  18. nikicampos
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    The worst comment in a forum ever... and no, you are not a developer.
     

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