Hello, Background info: I am "that guy" in my family that "knows about computers". I was asked today to update an ipad 2 to the latest ios version by a family member that does not know where the on/off switch of his coffee maker is. This is my first experience with an ipad. (clearly not one that would make me change my mind about my hardware choices...) Sincerely hoping someone here can help me avoid eternal vendetta in the family. According to the system info the device had ios 4.3.3 installed. I downloaded iTunes to perform the upgrade (could not find an update option in the ipad menu). The device was recognized and I requested the update to the latest version (9.x). This failed with an error code 9. I tried several times but kept getting the error. I have taken the device home to try it on my own PC. Same thing. I tried many times, and all of the sudden it reset to version 4.3.3. I have no idea what I did differently. Then I stupidly tried to update again and now I am no longer able to get past the error 9. Google brought me to this forum post. I have followed this to the letter except for the part with tinyumbrella which I do not understand very well. I installed this software and found no advanced tab. I am only able to "Fetch OTA for DFU-iPad2,2" which returns a list of 14 things of type OTA (version 10b329(6.1.3) and version 12H321(8.4.1)) and 4 of type Unknown or beta, there seems to be a new one for every time I try to update manually. These seem to be ios versions. Point 6 of this post (manually reset and choose the downloaded 4.3.3 firmware) will funnily enough return a 3194 error. Maybe I should be trying to install version 8.4.1? It is not listed here, but I downloaded it from this site. It returns the same error. The 3194 error apparently has to do with my host file. My hosts file contains the line "127.0.0.1 localhost" and nothing else. Clearly, having never touched an ipad before i never tried to jailbreak one. Maybe I should be trying to install a more recent version since these are mentioned in the tinyumbrella software? I tried to ping the apple server on gs.apple.com but all packets were lost. Not sure if this is normal. My firewall is turned off. The iPad shows a larger apple logo with below a progress bar that doesn't progress during the attempted update. Then it returns to the iTunes-connection screen and the PC returns the error 9 message. I have been working on this all evening. Does anyone have a solution for this?