iPad in recovery mode. What can I do?

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  1. michaelnv

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    I plugged the iPad into my computer and iTunes stated I needed an update. 20 minutes later iTunes says the iPad is in recovery mode and I need to restore it. iTunes states I will lose all my data.
    I'm guessing iTunes tried to install ios 8. I have a 16 gig model and have 1 gig of free space.
    Can I undo what itunes did?
    I do backup. What will I lose?
    Are there any other options?
    iPad is unusable. It has the cable and iTunes logo on screen. will not start up.
    Man, am I Mad.
    Thank you for your help.
     
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    J.A. Thank you so much for the reply.
    iOS 8.0.2 is around 4 gb. I have 1 gb of free space. I'm thinking I'm going to lose something.
    I'll try your suggestion. Hope it works.
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    The software will need that amount for a short time during the update over the air, afaik. If you use iTunes, it should be different.

    I hope this will solve your problem.
     

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