Did You Have Problems with iOS 4.2 Update?

Discussion in 'Apple iPad Polls' started by NumbLock, Nov 23, 2010.

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Did You Have Problems with the iOS 4.2 Update?

  1. No, for me the upgrade went smoothly

    67.5%
  2. Yes, a tiny little problem. Everything is OK now.

    11.7%
  3. Yes, a tough situation. I've fixed it now (post fix or forum link to fix)

    4.2%
  4. Yes! I'm really frustrated! It still doesn't work!

    16.7%
  1. NumbLock

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    Did you have problems during the iOS 4.2 update or was it smooth sailing?

    My only problem was the backup took forever. I should have deleted my apps that store date in advance (VLC and GoodReader, for example) .

    Please don't post problems here, this is for general experiences working problem resolutions. Do a forum search and post in an existing thread to get help for problems that aren't solved here.
     
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  2. gentlefury

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    Horrible experience. My Gf's iPad is now back to stock 4.2 because no matter what I did I couldn't get it to restore the data that was on there and still come back to the home screen. It would restore then go to the progress bar with the apple on top and freeze up. iTunes would register all the data as being there and even act as if it were syncing like normal then it would freeze up. Holding home and power only brought it back to the progress bar screen which would freeze at exactly the same place every time.

    The only thing I could do was run Blackra1n to get it into DFU and restore again.

    After retrying 3 times, reinstalling iTunes 3 times, reinstalling windows twice and finally trying to put the backup on my Mac and try nothing worked. So now its back to scratch!! I'm really pissed!
     
  3. deckyon

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    Weird. I went home last night, plugged my iPad into my laptop and did a sync (still with 3.2.2) to get a current backup and make sure everything was up to date. After that, I did the upgrade to 4.2.1 and everything took about 20-25 minutes to run (download and install and reboot of the iPad) when it finally came back up as 4.2.1.

    I had never jailbroken my iPad (and don't plan on it - I have yet to need to do something I can't with iOS) so I have a feeling that was part of the success.
     
  4. Dannyboy85

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    All good here.... Took about 10min for the whole thing to finish! Rockin 4.2.1 :):D
     
  5. gentlefury

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    Nope, hers was stock 3.2.2.

    Look around the apple forum..there are many many other people experiencing the same thing.

    Apple - Support - Discussions - 4.2.1 stops and freezes my iPad it wont ...

    5 pages worth now.
     
  6. iPadCharlie

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    Easy Peasy at the C4 garage! I am thinking of trading in my American passport for one from Ireland!

    I also upgraded my wife's 2nd generation iPod Touch that already had 4.1. The part that sucks is that it won't do multi-tasking, but it will do folders.
     
  7. NumbLock

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  8. deckyon

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    I don't know what to tell you. I do wonder, based off the link you posted, just how many were jailbroken in that list. I have jailbroken a couple touches for my friends and they have never played nicely with updates after (the ipods.) For a vanilla 3.2.2 not to take the update doesnt make sense.
     
  9. wrecklass

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    Update went smoothly but the forced backup took 9 hours. Last time I backed up it took a couple of days. Something Apple really needs to fix.

    4.2.1 is very smooth and I like the ability to quick switch Apps.
     
  10. gman60

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    Update went fine until my Vista PC froze up solid. The pad was halfway through the update. I unplugged my iPad and held down both buttons for ten seconds, it beeped and the apple popped up, restarted my PC and once iTunes opened I plugged it back in and it went great, about 25 minutes for everything after the problem. Nothing lost, everything works like it should. I'm happy now.:)
     

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