Upgrade error

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?
 

KeepCalmPeople

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Sep 5, 2012
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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.
 

beergut

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Aug 23, 2012
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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
 

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...