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Restoring iPad in Singapore

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by canshota, Jun 6, 2010.

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    Hi Guys,

    I Need Help!
    I got my new iPad from States and currently the iPad now is in recovery mode and I've been unable to restore the iPad. Whenever I try to restore to firmware 3.2, I keep getting this error msg: "....Apple Update Server cannot be reached or is temporary unavailable."

    Methods tried:
    1) Reinstalling iTunes 9.1.1,
    2) Download the firmware 3.2 and 'Shift+Restore' (Windows user here)
    3) Sending the iPad into DFU mode & try to restore from there.

    Any one knows the root cause and solution for this issue?
    (As iPad is not officially on sale in Singapore till later this yr, I was wondering is it due to that problem that iTunes does not support my restore.)

    Any answers would be much appreciated!

    Regards.
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    Is your iTunes account from the US?
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    You will need a USA itunes account to perform restore if you don't know how to set it up just ask

    Colin
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    Well... My Theory is because the WWDC 2010. Something is wrong with iTunes servers.

    I was trying to download the OS 3.2 to restore my iPad, and i couldn't. It start to download, but a few minutes lates, it displayed this mensage.
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    Hello and welcome here from Bishan, i have restored 2 wifi iPad (from US) and no trouble at all , yet i am not in Lalaland but i am pretty sure is Apple server problem try tomolo and i guess all will work like a charm, apple server are under maintenance for almost 2 days we got error message several time
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    Thank you guys!!

    nice prompt response... I've managed to set-up a US account, and waited till now then I did my restore...successfully!

    Apparently they did not prompt me for the US account id/pw, and the restore went ahead. (I presume it Maybe the problem with the apple server...)

    Weird, but enjoying my iPad now regardless of that... Thanks again all.

    Regards
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    USA itunes account better than Singapore
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    Glad you got it working!
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    Glad for that finally work, by the way you can manage to get the account (US & SG) as i did and no problem at all so you can enjoy our local app’s and the best of US iTunes
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    Yea, now I'll get to enjoy both of best world...awesome.
    Thanks and let's all enjoy the prowess of the iPad... :D

    Regards
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    hi,
    i just had a similar problem.....it tries to restore and just "hangs" a bit past the half way mark. Can some one please help?. There is talk of the need to crete a US account....did that work
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    you may want to the following after getting your iPad into DFU mode:

    1) Reinstall iTunes, restore and update.
    2) Install iTunes onto another system/desktop/laptop, try doing a restore on that.

    I managed to get my iPad up and running after #2. Not sure if a US A/C helps, but I got one set-up anyways... Hope this helps.

    Regards,

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