Upgrade error

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Sedrick, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Sedrick macrumors 68030

    Sedrick

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    Thought I'd give iOS6 a go on the iPad 2. I'm plugged into a machine without iTunes. Ipad downloads the whole file, says it's 'preparing update' and then errors out with a download problem. Do you need to run this through iTunes?
     
  2. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

    KeepCalmPeople

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    No you don't need iTunes, not if your current iOS is iOS 5.0 or higher. Your iPad is failing while trying to install an 'over the air' update. It should work - however if it continues to fail, try updating via iTunes.

    On a side note - make sure you have run an iCloud backup as a precaution before proceeding.
     
  3. beergut macrumors member

    beergut

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    Mine did that. Third time was a charm for me.

    -although I did it the day it was released at 6pm eastern time when half of the country was also doing it. lol
     
  4. Sedrick thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sedrick

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    Sheesh. Went through the whole backup, transfer purchases, download iOS6 and install and it errors out at the end. This is running through iTunes. wft.

    I'll try again I 'spose... (*shakes fist) Now, it's going through an hour long recovery install...
     

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