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08-19-2013, 03:47 PM #1Can't update/restore or downgrade! Need help!
So here is what happened. I had an iPad 2 on I think 5.1.1 firmware, jailbroken. My wife saw this update in the settings and decided to update the software, which obviously wasn't good. So it went into recovery mode, and I figured we could just update it through itunes, we would lose our data but it would still work. So I tried that, and I have been getting error messages ever since. I have tried directing it to other firmwares (5.1, 5.1.1, 6.0) with no success. I have used TinyUmbrella to direct it to the Cydia servers for the SHSH blobs (I have 5.0.1,5.1.1,5.1,6.0.1,and 6.1.3 saved) and that didn't work. It's stuck in recovery and I can't get it to update to the 6.1.3 or downgrade to any of the 5.x firmware. I don't have saved SHSH blobs for any of the 4.x firmware, so I can't downgrade to that.
Anyone have any idea how I can get my iPad 2 working again? Why won't it just let me update to 6.1.3?
08-20-2013, 12:54 PM #2
08-28-2013, 03:21 AM #3
Note on that guide mentions will not work if you did an OVER THE AIR upgrade or restore. Thus you might be still stuck.
When things like this happen I go to a Genius Bar appointment and claim ignorance. That I was trying to upgrade a friends iPad and it locked up. They might give you a trade in model for no charge if lucky. If unlucky they will charge some fee.