Not happy about this.
Wife was on ipad 3 playing around and clicked the update for 5.1.1, she said it never prompted to backup and now the ipad is requiring a restore. The big deal is the large number of photos & albums on it. Albums and RAW files are not backed up via Photo Stream, far as I know game save data isn't either. So to me requiring a restore and not indicating that requirement (or possibility of it) is flawed. At least when Windows fails to update I can F8 and fix it.
My question: is there any software out there to pull files off this brick? Else does some of this 'jailbreaking' software provide a means to get at the files without wiping it?
P.S. I don't support jailbreaking nor do I want to go that route really, but if its an option absolutely. I'm a developer so give me a technical answer.