Restore Ipad without connective to computer?

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  1. destined4soda

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    Restore Ipad without connecting to computer?

    I'm in a real bind here. I have an Ipad that has some sort of defective connection and will not connect to any computer. Applecare will cover it, however, the unit is jailbroken. I've heard some horror stories about applecare being voided with hacked devices. I am also aware that I can boot into DFU mode, but to do so, I'm under the impression that it has to be connected to a computer. Any idea how I can restore this thing without connecting to any computer?
     
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  2. MikesTooLz

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    Yes the warrenty is void once you jailbreak. Also the only way to perform a full restore is to connect it to a computer with the cable.

    However you can perform the following steps and they probably wont be able to notice at the apple store if it was broken and will replace it.

    #1 go to settings
    #2 go to general settings
    #3 go to reset at the very bottom
    #4 select Reset all content and settings

    This will reboot the iPad and you will see the white progress bar as it clears everything off of the iPad. Then it will come to the screen saying "connect to iTunes" just like how it came from the factory. They will be unable to use the iPad unless they get the cable connection to work and connect to iTunes. Even then it may not be jailbroken any more.
     
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    Wow! thanks for this procedure MikesTooLZ
     
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    One learns something every day. Thanks mike
     
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    I was going to give the exact same advice... :)

    Piko
     
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    I am now having the same problem. My ipad will not connect to any computer/itunes and it is jailbroken. Only my problem is a little more complicated. When I try to Erase All Content and Settings, the loading bar appears for a second and then disappears and hangs up on the Apple loading screen. I think i've just about tried everything. Am I screwed?
     
  7. Frenchroll

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    you should NEVER

    #1 go to settings
    #2 go to general settings
    #3 go to reset at the very bottom
    #4 select Reset all content and settings
    on any jailbroken device!! you end up having to restore from computer anyway!!!

    have you guys that are having these connection problems trying different cables or going into dfu mode etc??
     
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    I am assuming you want to restore the iPad. If you had the same problem, then you would just be handing the iPad in to Apple, which is what the OP wanted to do and that's why he was given this advice. If you are handing it in to Apple for replacement or whatever, then just hand it is now...

    If on the other hand you want to restore the iPad to working operation yourself, you need to enter DFU mode. I wrote this guide to help you...

    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-hacking/27489-dfu-mode-dummies.html

    When you connect to iTunes you will then be prompted to restore. Using DFU mode is the ONLY way you will get it to work so you must use this method.
     
  9. jeremy83

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    thank you for the help. I wanted to restore my iPad before i take it in because i'm afraid they won't help me if it's jailbroken. I tried like a hundred times to put it in DFU mode but itunes (or my computer) will not recognize the ipad at all. I was able to remove Cydia from my ipad using mobile terminal, but it still has Activator and Mobile Terminal. if i can somehow get rid of both of those programs, i think i can hid the fact that it's jailbroken and maybe apple will replace it. any more suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    So if all you want to do is return it to apple, then just follow frenchroll's instructions above. This will render your iPad inoperable but there will be no way for Apple to tell that it was jailbroken. But be clear. You will not be able to restore it yourself if you change your mind, unless you can get it into DFU mode and recognised by your PC again...
    It is the best and only thing you can do if you intend to return the device and cannot restore it yourself. This is the only scenario I would recommend doing this for.
     

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