iTunes syncing issues 4.2 GM
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a) successfully upgraded my iPad 3G ...
iTunes syncing issues 4.2 GM
I have a weird problem happening right now. Didn't see anyone else having it, so I'm posting.
a) successfully upgraded my iPad 3G 64 to the 4.2GM
b) not a developer.
c) not jailbroken.
d) Just a risk-taker, so I took a chance.
When I plug my iPad into iTunes, it starts going through the syncing process. It appears to be backing up properly, until it stalls.
Then, the iPad itself starts restarting spontaneously, with the white apple appearing and a little gear rotating over the White apple (like its getting ready to start up and/or shut down). Eventually, after repeated restarts, it gets stuck on the apple logo.
It basically stays that way. iTunes, meanwhile, insists its still backing up, but doesn't go anywhere.
So the iPad works wonderfully, otherwise, but won't sync with iTunes.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
11-08-2010 12:51 PM
I wonder why is that happening. Very strange indeed. Did you try backing up(i know itunes failing but still),uninstalling the iTunes and reinstalling it again? Seems like a faulty cable to me but I am not so sure. Try reinstalling the iTunes and then if it continues then try a different cable.
Let's wait for experts,they might have a good reason as to why this is happening.
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Which iTunes version do you use?
4.2 only works with the latest beta (Beta2) of iTunes.
Is there a way to get a Windows version of Beta 2 since they yanked it from the developer site? I didn't realise till I'd installed the GM Seed of 4.2 to my ipad... so now need to get hold of a Windows version of iTunes 10.1 Beta 2.
Originally Posted by MarkK
I have no idea.
Being a developer, I use a Mac anyway, so I didn't even notice there was no Windows-version.
nothing to it but to do it
So, I installed the 4.2 GM #2 that was released with the hopes this would solve the problem, but it did not.
The iPad works fine, but it crashes during the backup portion of the sync process. It will stay on the white apple logo, with the little spinning gear superimposed (but it stops spinning) and then after a few minutes, restart to the white apple again.
So basically, my iPad won't back up. Bummer because my last backup is from the 5th of November, it seems. When I loaded the new beta 4.2 I had to re-download a few apps and reset my contacts from MobileME (long story). Not a huge deal, but annoying if I have to do it another time.
Well I've learned my lesson: don't mess with beta releases.
Seems like no one else is having this problem, which is odd. Usually other people report similar problems.
anyone else having this
My iPad still will not sync. To reiterate: It crashes several times during the sync process (during the backup), resets to the white logo several times and then eventually crashes iTunes. The iPad itself goes back to its usual non-syncing status. iTunes has to be Force-quitted. What I've done so far:
a) updated iPad to 4.2 GM 2 (not the 4.2.1 yet)
b) reinstalled iTunes 10.1
c) other iOs devices sync fine with iTunes 10.1
What I'm going to try:
a) syncing from another Mac.
b) installing the 4.2.1 update, then syncing from primary, then secondary mac
c) restoring to non-beta firmware if the above doesn't work. Not sure if this is a bad idea, though.
d) should I just wait until the final release? I haven't seen reports of this exact problem so I can't imagine its being "fixed"
You are not alone.
I had a very similar issue syncing by 3G/32gb iPad this morning. In my case it said the sync was over but when I opened iPod there was no music visible. I plugged in again and resynced music and it appeared.
I am now having a problem with my wife's Wifi/32gb, including the flashing on-and-off behavior you described.
Trying music-only sync again on this machine .... it *looks* like it's working.
I too successfully updated today (second go round) and have just realized that I have no songs or videos! Cannot presently sync as I am updating my iPod touch but hoping all will go well when I attach iPad again.
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