iPad Might have bricked iPad 3! PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iZeeshan, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. iZeeshan macrumors regular

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    So without thinking, I put iOS 6 on my iPad 3 and now it won't activate!

    What do I do!?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can't brick an iOS device. Put it in to DFU mode (Google it) and restore it to iOS 5.1.1. Only use iOS 6 if you are a registered developer and your device has its UUID registered with Apple.
     
  3. smotania macrumors member

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  4. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    So have you recovered it yet? Do you have a 4G new iPad? If you recovered it is your 4G now working?
     
  5. iClive macrumors regular

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    really? :confused:
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    99% unbrickable. Only the iPhone 2G could be bricked by an end user. And that only was a small chance if the end user used ZiPhone to jailbreak their iPhone because ZiPhone was based on a buggy/incomplete Pwnage exploit. Members of the iPhone Dev-Team and other elite iOS people could brick an old bootrom 3Gs or older device. But they'd have to be wanting to brick it. redsn0w and other jailbreak tools are not able to brick a device. All "bricked" iDevices are able to be restored via DFU mode, unless it has a hardware problem.
     
  7. Altimax98 macrumors 6502

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    Well that's what happens when you install the beta hacktivate OS without fully reading the instructions...

    I hope you made a backup with iTunes 10.6.3 or you won't be able to restore to your backup, stock basic 5.1.1 will be your only option
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    i hate the misconception that your phone can be "bricked".
     
  9. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    Misconception? :confused: would you deny that flash memory has a limited life span? Would you deny that users who chose to install the iPad baseband on their 3GS ran a real risk of "bricking" or frying their 3GS? I'll grant you the risk as a rule is slight, but none the less there is a real, if slight risk.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Just because the baseband is bricked, doesn't mean the phone is. As long as it still powers on, it isn't bricked. NAND Flash memory does have a limited life span, but the backlight will die long before the NAND does.
     
  11. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Sage advice!
    I purchased what I thought was the ability to add 6.0 and spent the next couple of hours trying to fix my 4S with complete failure.
    I ended up having to remove all traces of iTunes (yes I had the latest installed) and reinstalling iTunes before I finally got rid of code 21 and code 1600 on attempted restores.

    It wasn't so much the $11. lost but the grief in having to get it all back right.
    I'll simply simmer down now and wait for the official release.
    I don't know what got into me thinking I could get this loaded before hand.
    (I face palmed myself after this experience!)
     
  12. Dan14 macrumors regular

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    Yeah it's a nightmare if you jump the gun.

    But really the first release of any new iOS, although packed with new features, is usually riddled with bugs that just make it unenjoyable. Then, as many people have found, it's an arse to go backwards!

    As everyone has said, plug into iTunes, DFU Mode, Restore, Bam.
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    Perhaps using this process will allow you to install it without UDID and a Developer account:

    Click Me
     
  14. Dav1 macrumors 6502

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    On an iPhone 4 it will hang with an active sim card installed, at the final boot... If you attempt to roll back to iOS 5.1.1 you'll find that the AT&T connection has been disabled, until you do an Earse all content and settings.
     

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