iPad 3 stuck in recovery mode - unknown error -1

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Johnkenn, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Johnkenn macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    All of a sudden my ipad 3 started rebooting over and over and now, it's stuck in recovery mode. When I try and restore, it stops at about 90% and gives me "Unable to restore, unknown error -1". The Apple Store told me that it's likely a hardware issue and the only thing to do is buy another one just like it at a discounted rate of $299. There's got to be SOMETHING to do, right?
  2. Zoneca macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2013
    Finally get out of this problem... and get into another

    I suffered the same problem as yours with my ipad 1. Then I tried to download the redsn0w and find out there's a button says "Recovery fix". Pressing this button it will lead you to DFU mode then... Daaada.... can startthe ipad again, butnow I'm still stuck in "activation"... Don't know why can not activate and keep restarting...:mad:
  3. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Perhaps not. If it is something like a blown logic board you can't fix that with a restore. And if you are out of warranty you are out of warranty.

    You can attempt to put it in DFU mode and see if that restores it. Trying another computer can't hurt either.

    But it might not do any good

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