My iPad 2, running iOS 4.3, just won't upgrade. (Not jailbroken.)
I've tried installing iOs 6 straight from Apple through iTunes. I've downloaded iOS 5 to try.
I get a different error code every time. Sometimes 41, sometimes 3194, etc. There's literally a different error code each time, and I've googled them all and tried every fix listed. NOTHING. None of it fixed the problem.
I've tried upgrading on 3 different PCs running:
I've tried upgrading to all different versions of ios 5, and even ios 6.
It hangs at "verifying restore with Apple."
I've tried 5 different wi-fi networks. I've plugged directly into a cable modem.
I've disabled anti-virus and firewalls.
I've redownlded firmware.
I've clicked restore and I've clicked upgrade.
I've completely wiped and reinstalled Vista from CD, then got the latest iTunes. No security features turned on... no firewall... no nothing... I literally erased everything on Vista PC and reinstalled from scratch.
I've tried several different USB cables and USB ports.
I CAN restore my iPad 2 to 4.3 just fine. So, my USB cables, etc. work. I can only restore it to 4.3 successfully. Everything else (ios 5, ios 6) hangs on the "verifying Restore" or "verifying Update" with Apple. Why, I don't know. I just got the iOs 6 firmware straight from Apple from iTunes itself. It's the latest. I downloaded it from iTunes less than an hour ago.
There's no Apple store nearby, so I can't take it in. The local Best Buy/etc. don't do these upgrades, as far as I know?
Many apps in the AppStore I would like to use are no longer available for 4.3. I can't get apps for school with my old iOs either.
Why on earth won't this thing upgrade? I'm beyond frustrated. Are there any solutions I'm missing?