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  • BigMoFo Level 1 Level 1

    Folks, there are many threads on this board tracking the same issue with the corrupted file error received upon ios 6.1 upgrade for iPad 2 users. I was able to fix the problem based on a solution posted in this thread >  I hope you find this helpful and good luck!!

  • awesomedudez Level 1 Level 1

    i have the same problem too.. iPad was corrupted during download. Does anyone have a solution?

  • cprice2 Level 1 Level 1

    On Windows XP :
    Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

    On Windows Vista/Windows 7:
    Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

    On Mac:
    ~/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates


    Delete the software update for the iPad and then try restoring.

  • MacintoshDenali Level 1 Level 1

    I am using a G5 PowerMac, OS 10.5.8. A co-worker experienced this same problem. My solution was:

    1) at Redmond Pie direct-links/ I downloaded the  iPad2,1_6.1_10B141_Restore.ipsw

    2) moved that file to Users/(Me)/Library/iTunes/iPad Software Updates

    3) launched iTunes and connected the iPad

    4) at the prompt (iTunes has detected an iPad in Recovery mode...) click "OK"

    5) click "Restore"


    This circumvents the downloading portion of the update process, which is apparently where the corruption occurs.

    I'll hand the iPad back to my co-worker tomorrow and she can sync with her latest back-up (let this be a lesson to those who don't get at least one fairly recent and accessable back-up- the Cloud isn't always available without first re-entering a lot of info)


    Hope this helps- my research indicates a widespread and frustrating problem here and the Apple Geniuses are a little behind on the solution


  • j159 Level 1 Level 1

    I want to thank you for the help that you gave me. I did as you said and now my iPad is up. Thank you so much.

    I am very greatful for your help. I could'nt have done it with out your instructions.

    Thanks again.

  • MacintoshDenali Level 1 Level 1

    Happy to help, j159! I just stopped at my local watering-hole and overheard someone complaining about the same problem. His friend had a MacBook and I fixed his iPad on the spot. He bought me a Guiness and would have bought me more if I hadn't insisted I had to go.


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