How to reset ipad mini?

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  1. Apple2005

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    How to reset ipad mini?[SOLVED]

    Hi all,
    I want to give my version 7 jailbroken ipad mini to my son. I want to remove everything of mine and reset it. How to do resetting? I tried via settings twice but nothing happened. I have no access to my laptop also to do via itunes.

    Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.


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    #1 Apple2005, Apr 23, 2014
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    Go to Settings - iCloud, turn off "Find my iPad" and delete your iCloud account first. You'll have to enter your password to get this done.

    Then go to Settings - General - Reset and select "Erase all content and settings". This will remove everything from your iPad, and it can be set up as new.


    If this doesn't work, there's no other way I know than with a computer using iTunes, which you should do when your device is jailbroken, afaik.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    Do you want your jailbreak to remain?

    You should not use the reset features through the settings app on a Jailbroken iPad......I've heard doing this could leave your iPad in a bad state.

    I've moved your thread to our Hacking Section where the knowledgeable folk there will be better able to advise you on what to do
     
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    The key question here, is: Do you want to give your son a jail broken Mini or a stock one running the latest iOS (7.1.1 as of this writing)?

    There are different processed to "cleaning" your device of your personal information based on your answer.

    And, as leelai pointed out - never, ever (!) use the Reset section in the Settings app to "erase all contents and settings" on a jail broken device. That is a guaranteed way to mess up your iPad.

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    Thanks to all who presented to help. I would like to give him a stock one as per his choice. Your further help will be much appreciated.


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    This is the easiest option, so I'm glad that's what you want to do. :)

    First, go to the Settings app on the Mini (Settings > iCloud) and ensure "Find My iPad" is OFF.

    Then, connect the Mini to your iTunes on your computer. At the main summary page, you should see two buttons, "Update" and Restore." Click on the Restore button.

    iTunes will do its magic and will [eventually] ask you whether you want to set the iPad up as new or from a backup. Elect to set it up as new. Then, iTunes will finish and you will have an iPad Mini on the new iOS and stock.

    Don't do anything else with it and disconnect it from iTunes. It will be in a like new, fresh-out-of-the box state, ready to hand over to your son.

    Hope that helps. Let us know if you have any issues.

    Marilyn
     
  7. Apple2005

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    Thanks a lot Marilyn for your help. As I pointed out in the first post that I have no access to my laptop where I have itunes.

    Have I to install itunes to another laptop to do the job? If that is must then I have to install on my brother's laptop. Thanks.

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    Oh, sorry, my bad. I didn't re-read your first post before answering this last time.

    Yes, you will need to use iTunes to do the restore; you cannot restore a jail broken iPad without iTunes. So, yeah, you'll need to install iTunes on another computer if you don't have access to yours.

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    Thanks a million Marilyn once again. I will try and let you know later.

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    Thanks once again Marilyn. I successfully reset my iPad mini and handed over to my son. Bundle of Thanks to all who replied to the thread for help.

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