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Cant update ipad2 to ios5.1

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For some reason, the "download & install" button is greyed out in settings. What is going on?
 

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I got a pop up this morning asking if I wanted to upgrade to 5.1, I said yes and it upgraded immediately. Did you get the pop- up? If not maybe shutting down and restarting??
 

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Also try going to settings, then general, then software it may prompt you then to download 5.1.
 

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I suggest connect the iPad to power make sure you are on wifi connection and it should work. I also recommend doing a sync backup via wifi or direct to computer prior to upgrade. I upgraded 4 devices no problem hope that helps
 

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There is no software under General on my list. And where does one go to find the 5.1 to download?
 
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Yes. I have 3.6gb free

Just tried it whilst charging. Currently at 100%, it's still greyed out.
I'll call Apple tomorrow.
 

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Just guessing.

Try turning off any restrictions you may have set up under Settings > General > Restrictions. Perhaps one of those (like Installing Apps) is causing the issue.
 

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My iTunes is saying it can't contact the update server. Anyone else having this issue? I am assuming the servers are being hammered right now.

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My iTunes is saying it can't contact the update server. Anyone else having this issue? I am assuming the servers are being hammered right now.

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I. Never go to iTunes, what do you update from there. To me it's for downloading music, nothing else. I have Siriue/XM radio in my home and all our vehicles so have never even looked at iTunes except to get my iPad cinq'd. I'm afraid I refuse to pay a buck a song from iTunes. There is no saving there. I first started buying 78 rpm records, then 33 1/3, then cassettes, 8 tracks,
CDs and I'm finished buying the same music over and over in different formats.. Now it's Bluetooth and I don't have one to play the CDs on. Makes me so ticked.
 

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I suggest connect the iPad to power make sure you are on wifi connection and it should work. I also recommend doing a sync backup via wifi or direct to computer prior to upgrade. I upgraded 4 devices no problem hope that helps

I have turned it off, turned it on, plugged it in, unplugged it, reset it, turned it over, turned me over, updated itunes, synced, stood naked on a rooftop, and I still get a message saying there was an error trying to locate my update.

If this keeps up for a few more days, i will seriously consider thinking about growing impatient, or not.

UPDATE:

Got it. Finally. Suicide watch cancelled.
 
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Once I heard about the update, I completely forgot you could do it straight to the device and plugged mine in to iTunes. All went fine however, took about 45 minutes from beginning to end.
 

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My iTunes is saying it can't contact the update server. Anyone else having this issue? I am assuming the servers are being hammered right now. [snip]

Hi :)

I'm new to the forums. I own a MC770FD/A iPad 2 Wi-Fi 32GB Black since Jan 27, 2012. It should be used for pro-audio, in combination with a Linux PC, but since WLAN never worked, I couldn't use it.

So far it never was jailbroken.

I experienced that after updating apps, they often can't be applied anymore and more worse, since I updated from iOS 5.0.1 to 5.1, most of the audio apps can't be applied anymore. FWIW iBooks also is borked, I dunno if it's because I updated iOS or iBooks.

Anyway, the update server perhaps was overloaded or maybe it was effected by the solar storm.

When I tried to get the apps applied, the iPad completely didn't work anymore, hence I needed to restore it. It took hours, before I could restore it, because the update server wasn't accessible for the timeframe, needed to finish a restore.

I strongly recommend to avoid this update. At least on my tablet too many apps are borked since I updated to 5.1.

I. Never go to iTunes, what do you update from there. [snip]

How do you restore your iPad, if it's completely knocked out? I need to run iTunes on a Windows, installed to VirtualBox on my Linux, not only to restore it, but also because Wi-Fi of the iPad doesn't work. Is there another way to update apps and iOS, than using iTunes?

I wonder how to downgrade iOS and apps? I guess I could restore older versions by using snapshots or backups of Virtual Box. What's the regular way to downgrade?

Regards,
Ralf

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Pardon for my broken English.
 
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