Did You Have Problems with iOS 4.2 Update?

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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.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
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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!
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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.
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    All good here.... Took about 10min for the whole thing to finish! Rockin 4.2.1 :):D
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    No problems on my end. Took about 20 minutes to d/l and 15 to install.
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    From my post on another thread:

    I have now tried to download 4.2 3x. It appears to be downloading fine all the way to the end....551.4MB worth of download and then I get this error message:

    "The software for the Ipad was corrupted during download. Disconnect & reconnect and then try again.blah blah blah."

    I try again and get the same message. What'sup with this & more important what do I do about it?

    Thanks.
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    Totally hosed my iPad

    I backed up my iPad all last night (took forever) then after work this evening i DL'd and installed the update 4.2

    After a few minutes I received an error message saying "couldn't update the iPad" or something like that

    Now i have to completely restore the iPad so I guess I'm going to lose everything on there.

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the backup backed everything up.
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    As a last resort, you should check your Recycle Bin for your old back-up (3.2.2). If necessary, you can use that to go back to the old OS using iTunes. You would go to the Summary screen, press Shift while you click the Restore button, and then select the old restore file. Restore will run and put you back to your last working 3.2.2 config. A few people have used this to remove 4.2.1 because they don't like it.
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    Mine went very easy and I actually did it remotely with team viewer. I was watching the football game while doing it via my iPhone. I really am digging this app ( thanks to a thread here ). Took about 2 hours total with adding new movies and music from a computer switch over the day before.
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    The update went smoothly for me. There haven't been any issues so far.
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    Several members recommended disabling firewall and antivirus during the update. Some of them are much too aggressive.
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    On try #4 it finally worked....6pmish west coast time. I guess enough people went to dinner or bed, that I could finally get in.

    Once downloaded it hung-up on the syncing. I had to turn things off, unplug, from my mac, replug into electricity (tho I had 98% battery charge) and replug into my Mac & itunes, so it could finally finish steps 1-5. Shish.

    Not a piece of cake, but doable...even by a limited knowledge techie like myself.

    And as a Mac owner, indeed I have no virus protection.

    Thanks all for the hand holding....now I get to play.

    CM
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    screen lock key

    hi all,
    the screen lock key of ipad does not function after 4.2.1 update.
    its new job is making ipad silent.
    do you have any idea for that ? i can not lock screen on portrait or landscape.
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    Screen lock button

    This function is now part of the multiple-tasking bar on the bottom of your screen which comes up when you double-click your 'home' button.:p
    I personally wish Apple had left this function on the side button too, as the silence switch really was not needed given we can turn volume to zero anyway!:(
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

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