Update fears

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  1. CMFox

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    My iPad is working wonderfully. Hooks up to wi-fi, all apps run well.

    Reading all the stories of iPad's that have been updated "bricking," wi fi problems occuring, deleted apps has me nervous about updating. I live far from a Mac store (3hours) and won't be able to access a genius should shit happen.

    Am I worrying for nada or good reasons?

    To update or not to update? That's my question.

    Thanks.
     
  2. iPadCharlie

    iPadCharlie iPad Super Guru

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    Its totally up to you. I updated with zero issues at all whatsoever and I am glad I did. Obviously other people here have had "issues". I suspect that some, not all, are not telling the whole story. Some people may have jailbroken their iPad and left that little detail out and some people here (judging by some of the posts) are just not that "tech-savvy" and may have done something wrong.

    I have not seen where this update "bricks" an iPad making it totally unusable. Some may have lost apps or data, but there is usually always a way to restore an iPad to the point where you can start over from scratch if necessary.

    Its your iPad. I can't make that decision for you.
     
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    My update went very good, no problems at all.
     
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    Anfield800 iPF Novice

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    When my iPad arrived the update was already available. I did it anyway and certainly haven't had any problems at all!
     
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    Just updated...

    Updated my ipad a week ago and no problems.
     
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    I've just posted in OS section. I updated today and generally have no issues apart froma few of my apps that used to work no longer do. Im moping it's just a case that the app developer need to issue an update with regards to firmware comparability.

    Paul
     
  7. DavidNM

    DavidNM iPad Junkie

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    I updated as well - no problems. While I have all the technical expertise to jailbreak (I actually did once with the 'spirit' jailbreak (I think that's the name)) - when Apple tests software updates and their impacts they test on 'stock' machines with stock OS's. With the exception of the wifi issues - I think the iPad has generally been quite stable and error free. The iPad will run quite well when not jailbroken. Yep - I know there are folks out there with jailbroken machines that have no problems but I find it interesting that in the last several episodes of the iPad Show - the hosts were having some problems with their iPads crashing or freezing up and they were commenting that the jailbreak probably was the culprit.
     
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    I updated both iTunes and iPad last night, when I got to the iPad update it showed I wasn't connected to iTunes,I was connected. I then tried a Restore, no go. I re-booted my PC and tried again, bingo, it did it's thing.
    Dan
     
  9. MikesTooLz

    MikesTooLz Super Moderator Staff Member

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    You shouldnt worry about official apple updates.
     
  10. Ultrimate

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    I read that only two ppl had probs, some writer/journalist and some editor for ZDTV, its rare that you will have issues, only thing is if you wanna jb you won't be able to as the update resolves exploits by Spirit..

    But I heard If you backup your firmware then you can downgrade.:eek:
     

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