Taking Long Time on "Prepare to Restore"

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  1. Samuel Cabalza

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    Sorry for huge bump! but still i have the same issue with this guy.. im currently stuck at "preparing ipad for restore"

    I tried at my first laptop... same (32bit)
    2nd laptop.... same (64bit)

    What should i do? HELP ME PLEASE.. i need to restore... the ipad is too full and delay..

    Itunes version is 11.3 the latest one.. Help please..

    how many minutes should i wait? 10-15 mins?.... thanks in advance...

    i need to get the solution badly :(

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  2. Mickey330

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    Can you please tell us what generation of iPad you have? And, to what iOS version are you trying to go?

    Oh, and is the iPad currently jail broken?

    We need these details to get a good starting point so we can try to assist. Thanks.

    Marilyn
     
  3. Samuel Cabalza

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    Sorry for the Facebook link.. my bad..

    Well that was a quick reply..

    Im using IPAD 2
    Ios : 5.1.1
    Current state : Jailbroken, (sort of messed up) Deleted cydia but still jailbroken,
    I wanna update it to Ios 7
     
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    Double check to make sure you are using the iOS 7.1.2 IPSW that's specific to your iPad 2 (there are two different versions of iPad2). And you can only upgrade/restore to iOS 7.1.2 - that's the only iOS currently being signed by Apple.

    Try the restore this way (I recommend you reboot your computer before starting):

    (1) Close everything on your computer

    (2) With the iPad plugged in, put it into DFU mode

    (3) Open iTunes and accept the "detected an iPad in Restore, need to check" notice

    (4) Hold the shift key and click the iTunes' Restore button

    (5) Select the iOS 7.1.2 IPSW file you've already downloaded

    (6) Wait and see if that helps...

    Let's see if that works.

    Marilyn
     
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  5. Samuel Cabalza

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    Waittt.... what?

    so, ios 7.0.6 is not being signed anymore?

    i already downloaded IPSW 7.0.6 cause that time, 7.1.2 was not released yet :( sadly but i'm gonna download another ipsw first.... So thanks! then im gonna give my feedback! Good Site!
     
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    Yes, iOS 7.0.6 is no longer being signed and so can no longer be installed. iOS 7.1.1 used to be available (sign-able), but Apple turned off that one about a week ago.

    Currently, the only iOS that can be installed on an iPad2 is iOS 7.1.2.

    And so I'll bet that was your issue - had an older, "unapproved" iOS...

    Marilyn
     
  7. Samuel Cabalza

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    Thanks sir! You helped a newbie. Now i know that ios 7.0.6 is not virtually signed anymore. Thank you so much :)
     
  8. Samuel Cabalza

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    one last thing, are there any jailbreak for ios 7.1.2?
     
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    Yes. You can jail break the iPad2 on iOS 7.1.2 using the PanGu Jailbreak Tool (link: http://en.pangu.io/).

    The latest version is 1.2.1 and it's working great on my iPad Air (and my iPhone 5) running iOS 7.1.2.

    Marilyn
     
  10. Samuel Cabalza

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    Bad News! Still stuck at "Preparing Ipad for Restore"

    But TinyUmbrella is active.. Does tinyumbrella affect anything?
     

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