can i update ipad to 4.2?

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  1. lewys macrumors 6502

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    hi my ipad is jailbroken on 3.2.2 and i was wondering if i could update it to 4.2 or does it have to be the newest one?

    i have the SHSH saved for 4.2 and 4.2b3 if that would help
    thanks
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Since you have SHSH saved, yes, you can. Easiest way is to get TinyUmbrella, and use its server function. You can download the ipsw file from here:
    http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    Start TinyUmbrella, start server, then go to iTunes, and shift-click (PC) or option-click (Mac) restore. I think update should work as well.
     
  3. lewys thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    Did you use fix recovery @ the tiny umbrella site?

    It would also be helpful to post when you got this error.
     
  6. lewys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    whats fix recovery?
    i just done what the guy above told me
     
  7. lewys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i restore with the firmware i downloaded and after about 10 mins of waiting it comes up with that error
     
  8. lewys, Mar 23, 2011
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    lewys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    tried it on a mac and a windows and it still dont work.

    i downloaded the recovery thing and there was 2 programs. 4.2.1 and 4.3.

    i picked 4.2.1 because i am on 3.2.2 but want to go to 4.2.1

    when i run the program it says alot of things but at the end it says

    Hooking jump_to command
    libusb:error [darwin_transfer_status] transfer error: timed out
    Exiting libpois0n
    logout

    [Process completed] then all scrolling sentences on the ipad itself.

    thenit just goes back to saying itunes with a pic of the usb on the screen
     
  9. Dav1, Mar 23, 2011
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    Okay that says your not getting the 4.2.1 firmware to take...

    Get firmware here; http://appldnld.apple.com/iPad/061-9857.20101122.VGthy/iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

    Note on a windows system you'll need to rename iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.zip to iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

    Is this what you are doing?

    1). Get the latest TinyUmbrella.
    2). Open TinyUmbrella
    3). Plug in your device and save SHSH (make sure 4.2.1 SHSH were saved, if not don't bother continuing.
    4). Start TSS Server (If you get errors read the help section or FAQs or comment below typically it fails because you have some kind of web sharing enabled... use google to fix it - your issue really not much I can do...)
    5). Open iTunes
    6). Select your device in iTunes
    7). Shift(windows) / Option(Mac) restore -> Select the 4.2.1 ipsw (iPad1,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw)

    Restore SHOULD error with a 1013 error. Click the "ok's" and close iTunes.


    8). With your device sitting with the usb pointing to iTunes (recovery mode), enter DFU by pressing and holding HOME + POWER until your screen goes black... then after a count of 2 (1.5-2 seconds) let go of POWER but keep holding HOME. If all goes well you will see nothing but a black screen. If your timing is even a LITTLE bit off, you will see the apple logo and your phone will boot back into recovery mode... Go back to step 8 and try again.

    Start 'Fix Recovery'
    Click 'Yes'
    Your device's screen will turn white and you'll see debug boot information.
    Eventually your device will boot into the activation screen.d
    Congrats. You're on 4.2.1 (again)? :)
     
  10. lewys thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks a lot Dav1.

    following your instructions and it worked.
    :D
     
  11. atrac7 macrumors regular

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    Regarding what Dav posted, would I need to be jailbroken on 3.2.2?


    just got my iPad 1 in today and the firmware is old school.

    I know 4.3 has a tethered jailbreak on it right now AND it has some battery issues and what not


    Would I be able to somehow update to 4.2.2 INSTEAD of 4.3? That way I'd hold on to good battery life and untethered jailbreak. Once more, I am NOT jailbroken right now so I am wondering if I need to do that first.
     
  12. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    Step one would be to download and run TinyUmbrella, this will check to see just what the previous owner did. If he never saved SHSH Blobs then your only option would be to upgrade to 4.3. There is no real need to jailbreak first.
     
  13. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    I am glad you got it working, congratulations! I hope you enjoy it.
     
  14. atrac7 macrumors regular

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    Ahh, no previous owner as this is brand new iPad on 3.2, so I don't think any SHSH was saved :(

    So I am out of luck then to go to 4.2? I pretty much MUST go to 4.3 if I want to upgrade my firmware at all?
     
  15. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    Your only choice to upgrade is 4.3 today.

    If you upgrade you will lose the ability to fully use the camera connection kit, on the other hand your GPS if a 3G model will improve, and you'll get gestures, and a larger selection of software...

    Have you done the tiny umbrella bit yet? This does not do anything to your iPad, and will at least allow you to return to the 4.3 software version...
     
  16. atrac7 macrumors regular

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    Ahh thanks for the reply. I am going to do the TU portion right now. Guess I will go straight to 4.3. Might as well because 3.2.2 on the iPad does not even have multitasking!

    Just to clarify, I can upgrade to 4.3 the "normal apple way" correct, and then still be able to JB after that? ( know it's tethered, but I can live with that)
     
  17. Dav1, Mar 23, 2011
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    Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can...

    If you wish to play with the normal 4.3 to get a feel for it, this is a good plan...

    I keep hearing rumors of an untethered jailbreak about to be released, it may even happen, but I'm not holding my breath for it to happen...

    If you decide to jailbreak with a tether jailbreak I suggest that you try Sn0wBreeze 2.3b4 that beta FOUR part is important and sometimes hard to find, Here is a direct link;

    http://hotfile.com/dl/110970596/fe3ea9f/sn0wbreeze-v2.3b4.zip.html

    You'll need to download the 4.3 ipsw file for your iPad from apple, and change the iPad1,1_4.3_8F190_Restore.zip to iPad1,1_4.3_8F190_Restore.ipsw as per my post above, (but you'll want the 4.3 version of it) that you can find here;

    http://appldnld.apple.com/iPhone4/041-0329.20110311.Cvfre/iPad1,1_4.3_8F190_Restore.ipsw
     
  18. The Catalyst macrumors 6502

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    Nice write up Dav1; good job.
     
  19. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    Thank you, you are kind.
     

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