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.
     
  2. gentlefury

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    Hopefully you backed up...you are in DFU mode and the only way out is to restore.
     
  3. hookbill

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    That's part of the update process. Did you disconnect?
     
  4. kirby2

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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?
     
  5. hookbill

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    Before it did the download it synced. You should be able to plug it into iTunes and do a restore.
     
  6. rwsimon

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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.
     
  7. hookbill

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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?
     
  8. gentlefury

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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.
     
  9. Munky

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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.
     
  10. gentlefury

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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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