Restore Ipad without connective to computer?

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  1. jeremy83

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    As I said in my previous message. I am unable to Erase All Content and Settings. When I try to, it freezes and I have to do a hard reset to turn it back on. Then when it comes back on, nothing is erased.
     
  2. Frenchroll

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    I said earlier you SHOULD NOT do that to a jailbroken device!!!
     
  3. f4780y

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    Well, I have never heard of "Erase All Contents & Settings" not rendering a jailbroken iPad inoperable, which is what you are trying to do. For the avoidance of doubt, that is the ONLY reason I am recommending you do this. Normally you NEVER take this option with a jailbroken device, but you have stated you want to return the device to Apple and it is jailbroken, but you can't restore it on the computer.

    Usually, once you press the "erase all content and settings" button, the device should be stuck at the Apple logo and even if you reset the iPad it should still hang there in an endless loop. I am amazed you are able to reset and get the iPad to reboot into a jailbroken state. How long did you leave it stuck at the Apple logo before you reset? You should leave it for a good few minutes, and not reset immediately. Perhaps it is because you tried to remove components of the jailbreak with Mobiile Terminal, I don't know and it is impossible to troubleshoot.

    The only option open to you now is therefore to fix the problem with your PC. You need to put your device back into DFU Mode and then get the drivers to install correctly. You must have interrupted the process before (it is easily done).
    The easiest way to do this is to plug the iPad into a DIFFERENT USB port than the one you are using ONCE the iPad is in DFU mode (not before). You know it is in DFU mode if you followed the instructions and the screen is black.
    If you are using a USB hub, then don't plug it in there. Plug it directly into another main USB socket on the computer and allow the DFU driver installation to complete. iTunes should then recognise the device and allow you to restore it to factory settings.
    If you cannot solve the problem with your PC, then you will need to try any friends that has iTunes installed (it will not mess up their PC, as long as you connect the device when it is in DFU mode and allow the drivers to install). Again, iTunes will prompt you to restore the iPad and it will set it back to factory defaults on 4.3.3.

    Sorry I can't be of any more help.
     
  4. jeremy83

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    Thank you for your help. I figured my last shot was to use mobile terminal to remove everything "jailbrake" that i could and take it to the Genius Bar. So, that's what i did. I removed everything i could, and ran the battery to 0 and then took it in. The replaced it, saying it was a hardware issue with no questions asked :)
     
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    Good for you ;)
     
  6. blindguy1992

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    big problem

    i have a completely different problem. my ipad started freezing, so i connected it to my computer. it put it into restore mode, but i didn;t see it in time, because my computer was being slow. i restarted it... now it restarts autimatically about every five minutes, all it shows is the restore/ loading ring, and when I connect it to my computer it makes me configure it as a new ipad, i had a password so i can;t restore the old configuration. i've tried restoring it with itunes, and blackraIn, but nothing helps, mainly because the ipad has either restarted or turned itself off. i can't return it to apple, because there is no warranty, i really need a way to restore it without connecting it to the computer. any other udeas would be great too.

    I have a first generation ipad, and it has not been jailbroken.
     
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  7. isko419

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    i have bought a second hand original ipad 16 gb. i did this Settings > General Settings > reset > reset all content and settings. i have also erased all date and contents. now i can't turn the ipad on. my computer can't detect it either. all i see is the black screen with the apple logo. what do i do? thanks in advance!!!
     
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    I would suggest following the guide here - http://www.ipadforums.net/jailbreak...lsafe-method-restore-current-version-ios.html

    You can probably skip Step2, since if you have never had an iPad before it won't be relevant, but make sure all the others are followed. You should end up with 5.1.1 freshly installed on the iPad.

    Good Luck!
     

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