Hey all, I've been looking at this forum for a few days now, as well as searching Youtube, Google, and the internet in general trying desperately to figure out how to fix my iPad. This is my first iProduct...I'm a big fat noob and I'm failing hardcore.
I don't know what version it is - I bought it on Ebay brand new and it's a first generation with Wi-Fi. Now that it's stuck on the iTunes loading screen I have no idea how to find out what version it is. I've tried looking it up by the serial number but that didn't work. It's Model A1219, if that helps.
I don't know what firmware it's supposed to run - at this point, I've tried to restore it with all kinds of versions of firmware, which I now understand won't work if I don't have the blobs for it...which I don't. Nothing works.
I downloaded iFaith to see if I have blobs, and I don't. I jailbroke it about a month ago and didn't have ANY idea about any of the technicalities of it - saving blobs, any of that jazz - I just listened to my dumb friend, who kept saying "It's okay to jailbreak it. If it crashes, you just restore it and it wipes it clean." Well, now I can't fix it. Argh!!!
Any help anyone can give me would be MOST appreciated. If you think you can help, let me know what info you'd like and I'll give it to you as best I can!
I don't hold out much hope for actually fixing it - I've been working on it for two days now. But what I want to know is...will Apple know it's been jailbroken if I take it in the Genius bar and coldly turn me away? I think I'll cry....$450 down the drain, in that case. I bought it on Ebay about two months ago brand new, so I guess it's maybe under warranty, maybe...but I'm scared to take it in as it is. I want to wipe it first, but I keep getting errors! The most recent error is 3194, but I've had 1604, 28, and a bunch of others. I keep cross referencing and trying to fix it but it keeps failing.
Thank you, and hope your holiday is going better than mine. :-)