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05-05-2012, 08:22 PM #1iPad 1 + 5.1 + Redsn0w: Lost Apps, Unable to Restore/Reset--Bricked?
I have used Redsn0w in the past to jailnbreak iDevices, but I'm having some major issues this time. On my iPad 1 with 5.1, I used Redsn0w to jailbreak it and lost all of my stock apps (Safari, Settings, etc.). I have spent the last couple of hours attempting to get it back to factory settings so that I could restore from iCloud with no luck. I've tried the following to fix the problem:
1. Re-jailbroken a number of times.
2. Booted tethered a number of times.
3. Downloaded the firmware and did the Shift+restore trick in iTunes and gave it the 5.1 firmware--it says an unknown error occurred.
4. Rick-clicked on iPad and restored to an older backup with hopes of then restoring to factory. Firmware was not changed in the process.
What else can I try to get this thing back to factory so I can restore it from iCloud? I'm out of ideas... did I permanently mess it up?
05-05-2012, 08:31 PM #2
Why don't you just use a regular stock firmware from iTunes? It doesn't really matter. Errors from iTunes like that aren't even uncommon. Do you have the latest Redsn0w and iTunes?
05-05-2012, 09:42 PM #3
That's what I'm trying to do, but it keeps giving me an "unknown error" when trying to restore with stock firmware within iTunes.
05-05-2012, 09:52 PM #4
05-05-2012, 10:45 PM #5
Completely reinstalled iTunes and rebooted. Same "unknown error"..... more thoughts?
05-05-2012, 10:47 PM #6
05-05-2012, 10:51 PM #7
Yes, I've tried that. Just did it again for good measure. Same error (error 21). It happens when it attempts to verify the update with Apple.
05-06-2012, 12:20 AM #8
Looks like this PC was the issue... tried it again on a different PC and it's working now!
05-06-2012, 05:11 AM #9
Glad ya fixed it