This morning I woke up to find that my iPad 2 was in an endless boot cycle. Played a few games on it the night before and it was running fine. Wasn't on the charger. It seemed to be booting up, then crashing without showing the lock screen. Tried a soft reset, didn't do anything. Plugged it in, but iTunes would only recognize it for about 3 seconds. So I did a hard reset and attempted to restore. Downloaded the new 4.3.3 firmware, and initially it was frozen at the lock screen, so I did a soft reset. After that, I got onto the home screen and went to check to see if it installed correctly, and here's what I got: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62636578@N07/5703114606/in/photostream Every time it reset it was something new - if I tried to flip it it would shut down while it was switching the orientation. If I opened safari, it wouldn't load anything and freeze, then reboot. In some cases it even did the grey shade screen that Macs do when there's a kernal panic before it tried rebooting again. On the next boot up, here's what happened: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62636578@N07/5702546059/in/photostream/ Tried restoring it about 3 more times, even getting the .ipsw manually to make sure the download wasn't screwed up. I tried plugging it in to itunes in this state just for the hell of it and it gave me the option to set it up or restore from backup, doing either one froze both the iPad and iTunes. Just seems like a broken firmware, but the fact that it is unfixable tells me that somethings fried on the hardware end. I waited for the thing for about a month to ship, and only had the thing for a month. No jailbreak, pretty much babied it. Kinda ridiculous.