You are wrong at all …. i did it last week-end for an iPad and for my iPhone 3G
you do exactly the same as update :
Mac user: Option + update and at the end when you got the message error, and your iPad is in restore mode you use the magic tool you can get here
Window user: Shift + update (same as Mac user) and the magic tool is Here
Hope that help
PS: this is valid for downgrade to all firmware you want include 3.1
Last edited by IpadOne; 09-30-2010 at 10:14 AM.
Where did you download the Beta 2 if you wern't a Dev?
I read people did this, but I can't find it on the interwebz. XD
Edit: Never mind, found one. XD
Last edited by Timmah; 09-30-2010 at 06:06 PM.
I don't know why, but I tried repeatedly to get 4.2 on my iPad and got an unknown error every time...after unfreezing the thing because I tried restore the first time.
Best I could do was revert to 3.2.2 and pray that 4.2 will work for me when it is finally released.
No idea why I couldn't option-upgrade.
first restart you computer and ipad ( i don’t know if you are in Mac or PC)
when both are restart.
plug your iPad in your computer
1) press shift (PC) or option (mac)
2) maintain the key pressed and them press update in itunes you will see a window open and them localize your firmware 4.2 and let iTunes do the job for you , normally that should work fine … if not find RecBoot 1.0.2 in Google download the one you need (PC or MAC) and when your iPad show the itunes symbol and the error message start redBoot exit and enjoy your device in 4.2 beta 2
PS: this tool also work for downgrade
I hope that help and work for you
I still say be aware that this is beta guys we seem to be getting nothing but problems and issues from many trying to upgrade whom have no idea what is happening. 4.2 is not complete many features are not implemented most apps need to be upgraded to support apples multiple tasking so just wait until final release. If you choose to do your own thing that's your choice if it fails don't complain.
The only thing different between this morning's attempt and yesterday's several attempts was the cold boot of both the PC and the iPad.
Thanks very much for your persistence and patience. :-)
Should I just google iPad iOS 4.2 beta 2 to get the firmware?