iPad stuck after PwnageTool Restore!

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  1. infine0n

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    Hello all,

    I have an iPad 16GB. I tried to jailbreak with PwnageTool, and everything went smooth with restoring with custom firmware in iTunes, so it seems!

    After the restore is complete, the iPad stays in Recovery Mode, and all I get is a black screen (as if the iPad was off), but when I plug it into my Macbook or PC, it shows up as in Recovery Mode in iTunes every time!

    I have spent hours trying to get it to work. I've tried 4.2.1, 4.2.1 custom jailbreak, 4.3.1, then back to 4.2.1. Still nothing! I am stumped at this point. I have tried holding the power button, holding the power button as well as the home button, and the iPad will not do anything unless it is plugged into a computer.

    I have tried TinyUmbrella's "Fix Recovery," which brings it to a white screen, then says unable to find gbdevlist etc. etc.

    I am totally stumped at this point, someone please help me!

    Thank you
     
  2. infine0n

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    BUMP. Please help!!!
     
  3. SweetPoison

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    Did you try a soft reset? Hold the power button and home button down for 10-20 sec until you see the Apple Logo.

    Then let it do its thing. Try that ~ until someone else chimes in! Hang in there ~ you really can't brink an iPad.;)
     
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    Yes I have tried that. The iPad shows nothing on the screen, and has not shown anything since I started working on it, except when I try to use a program on the computer such as TinyUmbrella. I can click fix recovery, and it shows a white screen on the iPad, then it shows "unable to find gbdevlist etc. etc."

    or I can use PwnageTool process, and it actually let's me restore in iTunes after I have it "pwned."

    iTunes shows the iPad in "Recovery Mode" every time I connect it, but it gives me errors when I try to restore, unless I use PwnageTool process...
     
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    also I can use greenpois0n jailbreak process, it starts to work right away and it shows the process on the iPad, but when it is done and says it is rebooting, it just goes blank and stays like that and iTunes still says it is in Recovery Mode :(
     
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    I'd like to make note that it is stuck in Recovery (DFU Mode). Thanks..
     
  7. col.bris

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    I have a iPod touch 1 in exactly the same situation. It was not jail broken all that happen it was connected to a different user account on a MacBook went through normal set up and stopped in dfu mode and nothing brings it out it's dead dead dead so I wait fir answers from our forum techies
     
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    help! :(
     
  9. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    That can't be correct. Do you know what DFU mode is? It is impossible for an iPad to get stuck in a DFU loop unless you have damaged hardware.

    You are likely in a recovery loop. When you kick the device out of recovery using Tinyumbrella, you know that you will still reboot into the iTunes connect screen right? (the screen with the cable showing). At this point if you connect to iTunes your device will activate (rather than iTunes saying it is stuck in recovery). This fools a lot of people into thinking they cannot get out of a recovery loop...

    Connect the device back to Tinyumbrella. If it no longer says you can kick it out of recovery, then just connect to iTunes and you will be good to go...

    Hope that helps.
     

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