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hey all. basically my ipad 16gb wifi was about to be sold, so i clicked ERASE everything on reset menu, then the ipad just showed the apple logo. i tried
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    Default ipad bricked. please advise
    hey all.
    basically my ipad 16gb wifi was about to be sold, so i clicked ERASE everything on reset menu,
    then the ipad just showed the apple logo.
    i tried tiny umbrella to fix recovery with no use.
    i think my ipad was on 3.2 firmware.
    so for the past 3 hours ive been tryin to restore it to 4.2.1 via recovery mode but im gettin the "itunes server not available"
    however now im gettin the "ur device is not eligible for the required build"
    i have no idea what to do. with googling and visiting numerous sites i cant find nethin.

    can someone please help me. i beg u.

    thanks.
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    So it appears you don't have ur shsh saved and might be out of luck and need to restore to 4.3....but if u do have them saved for anything other then 3.2 then ok
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    i dono much bout the shsh. im pretty sure i clicked the "make my life easier" on cydia.
    shall i just wait for 4.3 and restore that ?
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    4.3 is out. Just make sure that tiny umbrella didn't change your host file. Go to settings and uncheck start TSS server on exit, or something like that.


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    ok perfect . will try that tomoro and post results.
    btw when i did use tiny umbrella i did click star tss server. so if i uncheck it, it shoud sort everything out ryt ?
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    Download TinyUmbrella and follow the instructions included for downgrading to iOS 4.2.1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Download TinyUmbrella and follow the instructions included for downgrading to iOS 4.2.1.
    im on 3.2
    so how will i downgrade :s
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    Sorry, didn't realize you were on 3.2.

    Run TinyUmbrella to have it pull your saved shsh blobs and it will essentially give you a list of what iOS versions you can install, then simply download the applicable iOS ipsw and in stall it while running TinyUmbrella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Sorry, didn't realize you were on 3.2.

    Run TinyUmbrella to have it pull your saved shsh blobs and it will essentially give you a list of what iOS versions you can install, then simply download the applicable iOS ipsw and in stall it while running TinyUmbrella.
    ok cool. got tiny umbrella.
    im a macbbok. and i clicked start tss server..
    nothing has turned up yet.
    should the ipad be in recovery mode for this to work?
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    Start up TinyUmbrella with the iPad plugged in and it should show the ipad on the lefthand side of the app, either simply as iPad or maybe as the custom name (if any) you gave it when setting it up. Click on the iPad name there and then click on the save shsh button on the right.

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    UPDATE :

    just to let everyone know. u restored and updated to OS4.3 and it worked like a charm !!
    thanks all
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    not sure why people still say theyve bricked their device when you cant.

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    Technically, you can brick them. It just usually requires more than the average user would even have a clue to do.


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    I've yet to see a post where somebody claimed to have bricked an idevice and it actually turned out to be bricked..... ever.

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    Just cause you haven't seen it, doesn't mean it does not happen

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