The 4.2 Update killed my iPAD - Need help

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  1. peled
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    While in the process of preparing the update (After the backup done by the upgrade program) I suddenly notice that I have a picture of a USB connector with an Arrow pointing toword a circle designated as iTune. Can't get rid of it. Tried to reset the iPOD ( Long press on the power button) . Nothing.
    By the way. I didn't have any jailbreak on it. No Cidia. Nothing. Just a new iPAD one month old with very few free programs, and some books.
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    Hopefully you backed up...you are in DFU mode and the only way out is to restore.
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    That's part of the update process. Did you disconnect?
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    no luck

    I had the same thing happen. my base PC said that the transfer did not happen and my i pad locked for anextended time. I don't think that this is part of any good process.

    how do I get back to a usable i pad?
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    Before it did the download it synced. You should be able to plug it into iTunes and do a restore.
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    I too had problems with installing 4.2. It performed a mysterious and very prolonged backup after the install and then hung up in the verification, crashing iTunes. After various unsuccessful attempts to fix things with the help of Apple, I ended up doing a full restore and it turned out that the backup was basically useless. I've had to resync the iPod completely from iTunes. The caution for this situation is that I guess I'll lose whatever is not visible in iTunes without the iPad (such as word processing documents). So be careful out there.
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    Well, that sucks. Mine went smooth as can be. Everything was explained as the process was occurring. I'm assuming you used a PC. Did Apple tell you how you could of avoided it or did they just say stuff happens?
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    Same thing happened to me, It seems like the reason was that iTunes filled my entire c: with backup data and upon running out of room corrupted the backup file....which in turn actually made it so it would crash iTunes in both Mac and Windows.

    I am now backing up the backup so I can restore some hard drive space and try again. How annoying.
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    No need to rest or to get out of it, just download tinyumbrella and there is a button you click to get out of dfu.
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    Well mine wasn't stuck in DFU I had to put it into DFU in order to restore...Mine was stuck in the finalize stage with a progress bar under the apple. And hard resetting caused it to go back to that screen and plugging it in caused iTunes to crash. I got it up and running but when I tried to use my back up it said it couldn't because I was out of disk space...now fixing that problem.
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    I tried all the tricks I could find. Even that nice Video, couldn't help me.
    Yes I was using a PC with Windows 7 running iTune 10.1

    Here is the Video:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkVr5CxFiFM[/ame]
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    I've Tried to update to 4.2 five times and it keeps say iTunes was unable to update a problem occurred. And it was stuck in recovery mode. Luckly I have a program called Ireb. And it fixes the loop so it's not stuck in recovery.
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    Has anyone had these issues with OSX or does it seem to be a windows only problem?
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    Mac here, went smooth as butter. I'm thinking that maybe people with a PC should do a reboot of their PC before installing.
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    I have an error also 3004 not sure if it's because my itunes is beta
    I used tiny umbrella to kick out then rebooted pc trying again but it's taking a long time in the verify stage. Next will reinstall itunes
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    I know this doesn't help anybody, but...

    I am Ukrainian, not Irish, and I know by saying this, my next upgrade will be totally jinxed... but I am using Vista with the "real" version of iTunes 10.1 (as opposed to the beta) and the whole upgrade was flawless.

    I also upgraded my wife's iPod Touch on her PC (also running Vista) and it was just as painless.
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    For those that have used tiny umbrella, make sure it hasn't modified your HOSTS file. It will cause the update to fail.
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    How do we find that out please? ^^^^^
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    I will hold up for a lil b4 trying this update. Windows users seem to have issues. Plus is a jailbreak available already for this update? If not then ill definitely wait. I gotta have ifiles. ;-)
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    Used windows 7 pro here. No issues however when I was going back throughout the IPad manual it looked up in and the IPad froze. Had to do the power home button thing to get it to unfreeze and reboot.

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