5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2010 12:37 PM by Landbo
blake.bang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Has anybody tried restoring the iPad as of yet?

Everytime I do so, I get stuck in recovery mode with an error 1014 - Unknown error. I tried iRecovery and it worked and I was happy I wouldn't have to return it for another one.

Thing is, if I restore again, from iTunes, it goes back to the same error message and enters the recovery mode loop. This has happened thrice now.

BTW, I tried everything from formatting my Macbook to fresh iTunes to different USB cables to numerous other Macs and PC's, before trying iRecovery. It comes up with the exact same error, even on XP and Vista laptops!

So, is there somebody here who has successfully 'Restored' their iPad to its original settings from the iTunes in their computers?

Or is this something which will be addressed with a future iTunes update?

P.S. Haven't jailbroken.

Macbook late 2008 Al, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Stock
  • red555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,550 points)
    You can try to do a complete resort,
    Go to Settings, general, reset, erase all content and settings.

    Then when you reactivate it, you will have the option to restore or add as a new iPad.
    Keep in mind the backup file may be bad, so I'd treat it as a new iPad.

    Hope this helps.
  • blake.bang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The iPad won't boot. Its stuck in a restore loop, every time I try restoring.

    I redid the iRestore thing, got it into normal mode, reset all settings and tried restoring again. Still with the 1404.

    Could anyone please tell me what this error means?

    I could attach a log if there are some engineers here who could help out.
  • Landbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the same issue - don't know what to. I'd tried both on Mac & PC, using latest version of iTunes.
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    blake.bang wrote:
    The iPad won't boot. Its stuck in a restore loop, every time I try restoring.

    I redid the iRestore thing, got it into normal mode, reset all settings and tried restoring again. Still with the 1404.

    Could anyone please tell me what this error means?

    I could attach a log if there are some engineers here who could help out.


    Don't restore it. Add as a new iPad. There is something wrong with your backup file. None of your apps, photos or music will be lost, but it will take some time to re-add them.
  • Landbo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    a iOS update solved the issue