Trying to unjailbreak iPad 3...at a dead end

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  1. cgjohnst

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to do a factory reset on my iPad 3 without any luck. It is jailbroken with ios 7.0.3. All cydia changes are updated. When I look in the general tab, it shows there is an ios update available, but it sticks at a loading screen when I click on it. I've tried doing the erase all settings and content button, but it just gets stuck with the spinning lines and never does anything. Then itunes won't recognize the device at all. I already uploaded all my photos to my computer and it works fine for that, but itunes won't see it. Itunes is updated. I just saw the app "Cydia Impactor". Would that work?
     
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    Getting a jailbroken iPad back to stock, shouldn't be done via "Erase all Content and Settings" in Settings - General - Reset on the iDevice. The result is what you're experiencing now.

    Put your iPad into recovery mode, and restore it. Here are the instructions:
    If you can't update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

    If this fails, use this method:
    TUTORIAL - Failsafe method to restore the current version of IOS

    Cydia Impactor is a "work in progress". There's no guaranty that it will work or help at all.
     
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    Thanks, I'll take a look at those articles. It turns out cydia impactor is for ios 8 anyway =/
     
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    So both of those articles require itunes. Itunes is not recognizing my ipad in normal or recovery mode.
     
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    Recovery mode helps when your iPad is not recognized by iTunes. (See my first link)
     
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    I've had it in recovery mode and it's still not recognizing it.
     
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