Target disc mode for the iPad. How?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by serr, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I want to back up my iPad by cloning the disc image like I do with Carbon Copy Cloner for the Mac. How do you bring up the iPad in target disc mode (or whatever term is used for it if different)?

    Apparently most Apple forum 'power users' don't even know there's a hard drive in their computer (emphasis on 'users' I guess) so it's just not possible to even get this question across on that forum. Frustrating...
     
  2. macrumors P6

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    You can't. iPad's don't have a disc mode like iPods. The closest thing would be only applicable to the first generation iPad.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Go on...
    I have a 1st gen iPad.
     
  4. macrumors P6

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    You need to boot your iPad from a SSH ram disk and then using a SSH tunnel over USB use dd to copy the entire iPad's NAND or each partition to a disk image.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    DiskAid might do what you want, check it out:

    http://www.digidna.net/diskaid

    I think you can get a disc out code from The Cult of Mac podcast, "The Cultcast"
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tips!
     

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