Jahanzeb A: Just an outside chance here: Maybe try using an OLDER version(s) of iTunes if you have one. (If you use Time Machine on your Mac you may have an older version there, or try install an older version onto your PC, may even be a better option using the PC as iTunes on PC doesn't seem to be as extremely regulated as the Mac version.) If you search the net you can likely find older version installs for iTunes (go for the minimum version that was needed for the new iPad 4 when first released). This worked for a friend who had similar issues to yours. Once he tried an older iTunes version it worked and let him gain access to and restored the idevice where the newer updated iTunes wouldn't and just kept giving errors or problems of one type or another. To run an older iTunes on the Mac, you may have to boot into an older Mac OS as well (as in, not Mavericks, maybe Snow Leopard 10.6.8 etc). Might be easier to try on the PC installing an older iTunes version there (tho you may have to uninstall or disable the current version of iTunes on the PC, and ignore when you do install the older version and it tells you newer versions are available and asks if you'd like to 'update' to the newer one.... say NO obviously.) Also, make a backup of your iTunes data beforehand. And if you do get access, set the iPad up as a "New" device to hopefully avoid any of the corrupted stuff, and you can restore from your backup data after all is working again. Maybe you'll get lucky and the older iTunes will reactivate your ipad (hope so!). If you do, then you can just reactivate your original version of iTunes on your PC, and trash the older version you just installed to make the fix and all should be back to normal. Oh, and one other thing that has caused problems, espec for jailbroken devices, is the "Find My iPhone" app (messed mine up for sure and caused major issues similar to yours, took forever to get running again). If you manage to somehow gain access to the iPad, disable the "Find My iPhone" app first thing, until you can get everything else going at least. Hope you find a fix somewhere. Good luck!