Saturday, November 23, 2013

My iPad, iOS 7 and the Recovery Mode

Are you iPad users just like me? Have you upgraded to Ios 7 then? If so, how is the download process works for your iPad then, is it done successfully? If so, you are so lucky then.

My iPad 3 works just fine for me. I got it from my beloved and generous hubby LoL and got excited ever since. And guess what, my very first app is Hay Day! Well, I'm not proud of it since many of you will consider that it sound worthless to have an iPad just to play Hay Day. Hey! I love games. Too bad I can not find Farmville here. LoL. So, for several months, I use my iPad for nothing but Hayday and social network such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Until I got bored and tried to find something new to work with my iPad. And that was the beginning of disaster!

I realized that I have three blogs that have been sadly abandoned for about half a year or more due to my hectic schedule. I usually update my blog using laptop which means I need to spend more time sitting in front of my desk to write. I hate to bring laptop everywhere. And time is something i don't have! My laptop then can only sleep in my desk as well as my blogs. This iPad then wakes me up, that that I can easily update my blog without having to sit in front of my desk again. Yeay! I downloaded the Blogger app to get things even more easily.

As usual, I always try to put pictures in almost every posts I write. When I tried to upload pictures, there was a notification show up that I need to upgrade my iPad in order to continue. So I think, why not? The newest version is usually the better one, right. Then I go to the setting section and decided to upgrade to ios 7 and downloaded it OTA (Over The Air) by using Wi-Fi connection. A VERY BAD DECISION that I will always regret, even until now! The download process took forever. Almost eight hours! I was so glad that the download process finally over in the evening. Only to find out that there was something wrong with the process and my iPad ended in Recovery Mode. The screen displayed the iTunes image and asked me to connect to iTunes. In this recovery mode, I was unable to open anything in my iPad. I have to connect to iTunes to exit the recovery mode.

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I connected it with iTunes in hubby's Macbook and tried to recover the iPad software and it took forever too. Seven hours! And the result is: NOTHING! My iPad is still in recovery mode. It was a very stressfull days if I recall. I Google everything about this all night long since I could not sleep. Actually, I almost cried and scream! But there is a good point  i got during my research. I found so many post and stuff about iPad, tips and tricks, softwares, etc. And then I found out about Tiny Umbrella, a software that can help younto exit the recovery mode. I downloaded it too and follow the instructions and nothing happened. The only way I can imagine is to bring my iPad to IBox. Nothing else! And its frustrated me so much.

At last, I tried my one last luck to recover using iTunes again, altough it already failed before. I thought about leaving the process all night long when I go to sleep. I had nothing to lose. Suddenly, something happened. As soon as the recovery process started, the iTunes logo on my screen dissapear. The apple logo appear along with the dowloading bar, as if the iPad is in the recovery process. Then in the next 10 minutes, my iPad screen back to normal condition complete with the iOs 7 succesfully installed. I was so surprised! I never wished that the iOs 7 will successfully installed after everything I did to exit the recovery mode. But i was wrong. The ios 7 has been successfully installed and my iPad works like brand new. I am a lucky person and I found out about it in a hard way. I make a promise to myself that I will never try to download any kind of iOs again ever. This is my first and last stressfull experience about this. As long as my iPad works just fine, there is no need to change anything. Maybe next time I will not be this lucky *sweatdrop*

Well, how about you? Have you experienced the same thing with me?

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