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macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jun 1, 2014
So I plugged my ipad retina into my MBPr and it asked if I wanted to update the OS on my ipad retina to the latest OS. I chose yes and then it restarts my ipad in recovery mode asking me to connect it to my comp. However it crashes Itunes everytime and I can no longer update my ipad retina it's just stuck in recovery mode the entire time.

Anybody got any ideas?


macrumors newbie
Aug 24, 2014
Don't sync your iPad with iTunes 12!!!!


I have been on the Beta for the last month and till the update to iTunes 12 yesterday all was fine. But now there is no way I can have iTunes 12 running while my iPad is connected - instant crashes - repentantly.
Tried moving old settings / complete re-install of 10.10 - no effect. Seeing more and more users having that problem - I can only hope for quick fix and advise not to install and run iTunes 12 if you wish to still sync with your iPad.
If you don't need the sync - iTunes 12 isn't to bad...



macrumors member
Jun 25, 2011
I'm also having the same issue, I was attempting to restore my iPad Air with iOS 8 GM. iTunes crashes upon plugging in iPad in restore mode.

Everything is up-to-date software wise and my hardware specs are in my signature.

Any help would be truly appreciated.


macrumors regular
May 15, 2014
Just download and install Xcode 6 beta for Yosemite and the crashes on iTunes 12 will get fixed.
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