I made the mistake a few days ago by beginning the upgrade process to OS 5 on my iPad late at night when I was not thinking clearly. Apparently I did not follow the instructions properly. At some point, I answered a key question or two wrong.
When the update was complete, it was like I had a brand new iPad. All of my Apps and data were erased. Also during this process, I had to change my ID etc.
During the update process, I remember a message displaying that a backup was being generated, but I did not select iCloud when asked at another point.
I believe I even have a new ID or name for the iPad.
My obvious question: is there a way that I can restore my apps and data? Or can I restore the iPad to its original OS 4 state and then try the update again?
Is there a way restore the paid-for apps, if I have to keep the OS 5 version on my iPad.
As you can see I am somewhat desparate and a beginner using the iPad and iTunes, so detailed steps are what I am hoping for.