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iPad2 won't reboot after ios6.0.1 update

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JAKaye Calculating status...
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Nov 5, 2012 6:14 AM

iPad is now going through automatic reboot on its own continuously. The apple logo appears, displays for about 60 seconds, then switches to a dark gray screen for 10 seconds, then goes completely black for 10 seconds, then repeats these same three steps.


What I have done:


1. Attached my iPad2 via USB connector to my MacBook Pro Retina;

2. Accepted install for ios 6.0.1 upgrade when the upgrade message appeared;

3. Waited while the upgrade ran, was verified, then the firmware was upgraded and verified;

4. The iPad2 began recycling thorough its reboot process;

5. Allowed this to continue through at least five iterations;

6. Disconnected iPad2 from Mac;

7. Performed a restart (held home and power buttons down for 10 seconds);

8. iPad cycled through the same restart process as above;

9. Allowed this to continue at least five iterations;

10. Performed a Recovery

      a. Plugged USB connector to Mac but NOT iPad;

      b. Pressed Home button, then attached connector to iPad;

      c. Allowed restore to reinstall ios 6.0.1;

11. iPad once again cycled through the same restart process as above.


I suspected that I might hve gotten a corrupted version of the ios 6.0.1 upgrade, but it verified so I am now at my wit's end.



iPhone 4S, iOS 6, 32GB
  • TarunSatiya Calculating status...
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    Nov 5, 2012 7:59 AM (in response to JAKaye)

    I am having the same issue since yesterday ... the iPad2 taking 60 seconds to reboot, and then starts reboot again after 20-30 seconds of use. Have restored the software twice through iTunes, and even let go off the back-up restoration ... still no luck!

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (21,510 points)
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,195 points)
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    Nov 5, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to JAKaye)

    What to Do When Your iPad Won't Turn On t-Turn-On.htm


    iOS: Not responding or does not turn on


    iPad Frozen? How to Force Quit an App, Reset or Restart Your iPad tart-your-ipad


    iPad: Basic troubleshooting


    iOS: Resolving update and restore alert messages


    iPad: Unable to update or restore


     Cheers, Tom

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to JAKaye)

    Since you have tried everything that you possibly can try and have had no luck whatsoever and the iPad is unusable in this condition, you can try this if you like.


    Let the iPad battery drain completely. Let it shut off on its own. Recharge it for about 20 minutes and then try restoring again.


    You aren't getting anywhere now, so it might be worth a try.

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to JAKaye)

    I have read about this "fix" before on the iPad forum. Obviously I can't tell you for sure that it will work, but we know that nothing else is working so that's why I suggested it.


    I did think about the fact that it could take a while, but as long as the iPad keeps restarting, that has to be using battery power - and maybe even more than just leaving the device turned on constantly.


    Have you been turning the iPad off or does the device not accept any user input at all now and just keeps cycling through this rebooting process? Can you see where the battery level is on the device now?

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 4:46 AM (in response to JAKaye)

    You are quite welcome. I hope that Apple can get this resolved for you or the battery drain works ....and do keep me posted! Good luck!!!

  • Demo Level 9 Level 9 (73,660 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 4:47 PM (in response to JAKaye)

    Good luck!!!!

  • SuzLewis Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2012 4:40 AM (in response to JAKaye)

    Just following along on this thread because I am having precisely the same issues with my iPad 2. 


    I'm fortunate enough to live very close to an Apple store, and that's my next step, but that's a last resort.


    Thanks so much for posting your problem!

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