I attempted to do the 5.1 upgrade earlier today, and in the middle of it iTunes reported an error (which I stupidly did not write down) and I assume the upgrade stopped. When I had a look at the iPad, it had the little Apple symbol with the progress bar which seemed to be at 0%. Alas I could not get a response from the iPad so I had to press the on button with the home button until it restarted. When I went into iTunes, it informed me that the iPad was in restore mode, did I wish to restore it. I said I did (figured I had to?). It performed the restore BUT iTunes stays on the 'Setup your iPad' page and the only options being 'Set up a new iPad' or 'Restore from backup'. The problem I am finding is that only quite recent backups show up, they seem to be AFTER I have restored the iPad. So that's one problem I have.
When I try to use the iPad, the only thing that identifies it as my iPad is the JPEG background. None of my apps are there, none of my photos or music. Only the standard apps. Since iOS 5.0 upgrade happened, I have been syncing to iCloud. I've realised (NOW) that iCloud only provides 5GB of storage and therefore not everything could possibly have been backing up. I can live with this, after all, my photos and music are all on the PC still. But why aren't my downloaded/purchased apps at least there?
In the iPad under Settings, it says it's at iOS 5.0.1.
I think something is majorly broken, and I'm an Apple noob. Sorry. Help please?