Stuck in recovery loop after attempted update.
After the release of ios11 I backed up my iPad on my MacBook Pro and downloaded the update. The update process started, and then the iPad restarted and I got an error in iTunes. The iPad stayed at the Apple logo and wouldn't change. No big deal, I thought. I just backed up. Just restore and go from there.
I did a hard restart, and the iPad loaded to recovery mode with the plug into iTunes information. I plugged it in and iTunes prompted me to restore or update. I tried updating again, which returned with an error 9, and the iPad just restarted to recovery. I tried restoring from a Windows computer with the newest version of iTunes with the same error. Created a new user on my laptop and tried... same error.
Then came DFU mode. iTunes recognizes the iPad, restore starts. The iPad restarts and gives the Apple log and an empty progress bar. iTunes says verifying update, then the iPad restarts, and I get error 9 in iTunes.
At this point I've gone through everything I can find in forums for suggestions, and have even tried some of the apps that claim they can fix these issues. All with no success.
The iPad is cared for pristinely, and has been working flawlessly until this update. Is it bricked for good at this point? Hoping not... can't really afford to replace a perfectly good device.
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Solved it with ReiBoot. You can have a try.
WEIRD SOLVE: After trying EVERYTHING for hours, I simply plugged in some headphones every minute or so while it kept booting (while charging via the wall outlet) which brought me to the setup screen. Give it a try!
door BLS MUSIC
I spent hours and hours on this and the headphone trick worked! I plugged in a random set of headphones and did the sleep button/home button to go into restore mode and it just magically started working again. No clue how but it did it.
Amazing! I have been working on this for two days! Not sure if I'm out of the woods yet, but it has gotten farther than ever before. I kept getting errors that I needed to unplug usb that was using too much power in order to access usb devices...and the iPad battery was drained totally when I checked it last night after being plugged in to the computer for hours. iPad restart screen just came up! Thanks for your posts.
door Kathy Christensen
I’ve tried everything including ReiBoot and nothing worked. Then, I came across this post. The headphone trick worked. I’m amazed. I created an account just to post this that’s how impressed I am. Thank you so much!
door Patrick Cameron
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