iOS 5 bricked my iPad.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Chaos123x, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Well iOS 5 installed fine on my iPhone 4, but the install on my iPad 2 failed and my iPad would only display a black screen. Going to have to restore it. :-(
     
  2. spencers macrumors 68020

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    Well if you have a backup of your iPad already saved on the computer, a doing a restore is no problem.
     
  3. LDTaylor85 macrumors member

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    mine is stuck in recovery mode and i cant even restore it...it says it cant connect to server, this really sucks. Android never did this to me :(
     
  4. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Pretty sure the Apple servers are getting hammered as we speak.

    Try again later.
     
  5. 15danielp macrumors regular

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    I'm in the same boat. I can't use my iPad.
     
  6. taylor200588 macrumors regular

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    SAME!!

    Downloaded the update, all going smoothly until it restored then an error message popped up! then it bricked, now its back to the old software and wont update :(
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    BTW your iPad isn't bricked, it will work again....just to clarify what bricking actually is
     
  8. taylor200588 macrumors regular

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    yeah it went into recovery mode. Now its working again but no iOS 5. My Apple TV failed as well to update!! I'll just wait and try tomorrow
     
  9. 15danielp macrumors regular

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    It's working now. I just kept trying, and trying, and trying, and trying.........................
     
  10. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    backup

    my backup it taking a FRIK of a long time, it's been about 20 minutes now, the bars seem to show that it might take another 2-3 hours at this pace. Is this normal, I thought the REALLY LONG backups were fixed before.
     
  11. jlluna macrumors 6502

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    Just keep trying folks I got that error a few times, but the restore finally went through, I pad up and running again, iOS 5
     
  12. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    not really an acceptable answer. No matter how you cut it Apple screwed up big time. There should be no need for the phone to connect back to Apple to get out of recovering mode. Apple at the very least should bulk up their servers for this or get the recovering server separated from the download ones.
     
  13. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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    Some apps take longer to backup because of their size. RealRacingHD and another I forget right now took most of the backup time.
     
  14. KHC831 macrumors member

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    you can skip the backup part by holding shift and click update (or restore). Took forever for me as well so I skipped it. But you will have to resync everything later. iOS 5 is great, Im wifi sync-ing and using my ipad 2 at the same time :D
     
  15. taylor200588 macrumors regular

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    I just updated my partners iPhone 4, I kept getting the error message, so I put it in airplane mode and worked a treat!! I like the look of iOS5, now to try it on my iPad 2
     
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    Am I correct that I can do a Shift-Update to update my iPad1 from the downloaded file (which will wipe my device and install iOS5), then do a restore to restore settings, etc? Then iTunes will re-sync all my music, videos, photos, apps, etc?

    Thanks,
     
  18. edub23o3 macrumors newbie

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    Update would fail with error code 3200, then it hung up, showed error code 3004 and iPad was stuck in recovery mode. Quit iTunes then used command line prompt "dscacheutil -flushcache" from apple support document http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3694#error3004. Restarted iTunes, and was able to do clean install/upgrade and restore iPad from previous backup.
     
  19. wrajr macrumors newbie

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    Fixed my problem by doing a clean download of iOS 5. My earlier download must have been corrupted.
     
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  21. tsekh macrumors member

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    Bricking it means turning it into a non-restorable and non-function condition.

    If the update really bricked your iPad 2, I'm sure Apple will replace it with a new one for you.
     
  22. gr8pics macrumors regular

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    I would like to know too!

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    So recovery is dependent on apple servers?
    I thought it was done through your local computer?
     
  23. miamijim macrumors 6502

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    I ended up doing a factory reset on my iPad...

    It actually felt good having it all new again... I did lose all my media from Stanza and comiczeal but that turned out to be a good thing as it needed thnning out and i have it all backed up on my imac anyway.
     
  24. gr8pics macrumors regular

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    How do you do that?
     
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