This is a discussion on TUTORIAL - Failsafe method to restore the current version of IOS within the Jailbreaking & Hacking Tutorials & How-To Guides forums, part of the iPad Hacking category; Originally Posted by Swarmjag Short question... If I did a botched recovery mode recover using stock iTunes 6.1.3 over top my rooted 6.1 can I ...
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Affirmative... Thanks for the quick reply. I figured that was my fate.
One last question.. To help prevent future mistakes. Had I done the shift key + recover button to start with I could have gotten back to 6.1 and re rooted?
No. The iPad 4 cannot be selectively restored, meaning the only iOS that you can restore to is the latest iOS, in which case is 6.1.3. BUT. HUGE but. I know someone that knows another person that's working on a little project that's still in beta testing. I've tested it on 2 devices so far and it looks promising, but still a little buggy. We'll see how that re-restore method pans out.
Ok so I got dfu mode and restored to the 6.1.3 official firmware from the link. It all worked fine but result is same it won't activate. Host file confirmed correct I even tried activating not connected to iTunes using my wifi. Any ideas?
15" MacBookPro with Retina Display 16GB 3.4GHz i7 256GB | iPad4 WiFi 32GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPad3 4G 64GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPad2 3G 64GB 5.1.1 (redsn0w) | iPad1 3G 64GB 4.3.3 (jbme) |
iPhone5 32GB 6.1.2 (evasi0n) | iPhone4S 64GB 5.1.1 (absinthe) | iPhone4 32GB 7.0b2 (stock) | iPhone3G 16GB 3.1.3 (jbme) | iPod Classic 6G 160GB (stock) | AppleTV 2G 5.0.2 (seas0npass)
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I tried Redsnow, but when the iPad is in DFU, if I click on any action (Jailbreak or within Extras) Redsnow shows and "Unexpected Error" message. Tried for a custom IPSW, but selecting any IOS 6.0 or higher, I get a "Wrong IPSW Type" message. All my SHSH check out with APTicket valid and present... but I guess I can't do anything with that anyway huh?
I tried to access the iPad through SSH Ramdisk (from Mostly Iphone Hacking msftguy*blogspot*ca) but got "Ignoring unsupported device UNSUPPORTED" from the app when iPad is plugged in.
So? is my only option here to restore to 6.1.3? Just checking with you guys on the final word before I pull the trigger Thanks for any advice...
If it's stuck on the Recovery mode screen and not at the Apple logo, it's pretty hard to fix the issue as you don't have access to your device at all. See if you can put the device into Safe Mode.
Thanks for your reply... the only modes I have been able to get to were the Recovery (cable connecting to iTunes logo), or DFU with blank screen. But that's it... I can can only go between these two screens by going through the home and power button :S
The iPad doesn't even show up in OSX Disk Utillity... though iTunes recognizes it as an iPad and wants me to restore.
I guess I will have to make peace with having to wait until iOS 7.0 jailbreak huh?
Last edited by Nooovie; 05-22-2013 at 01:24 PM.
Since your computer can't recognize it, you won't be able to use iLEX R.A.T. to either wipe the tweaks or wipe everything and retain the jailbreak. Considering the steps you've taken, the only solution to get the iPad working again would be to do a fresh restore since you can't get into Safe Mode.