Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to hotorange)
i've just done the very same thing and have the same problem.
will be walking it back to the Apple store tomorrow!
(the wheels are already falling off the apple cart)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to hotorange)
Theres no solution yet? God It's so annoying my Ipad 2 is all useless now....
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 1:21 PM (in response to hotorange)
I am replying to this post on behalf of my wife and her love for apple products..maybe not so much now, after I tell you this..last night she received the update to ios 6.1 message, and as soon as she clicked to update it started the process, after about 5 minutes the Ipad rebooted and the "connect to itunes" screen appeared on the ipad...i connected to itunes and as soon as I connected my Ipad it stated it was in recovery mode..to make a long story short I clicked restore and after 11 minutes it said "download not complete due to corrupt file/data" after hitting the forums i did what almost everyone said from doing it another 10 times to turning off virus protection..today I visit my local Apple store and hear this excuse..."during your download your WIFI must of lost connection and due to that the file on your IPAD is damaged..so what do i do "well Im sorry to say but your Ipad is not going to recover and is now useless" My Ipad was 37 days over the warranty and will not be covered $250 replacement fee or a $400 paper weight..I never posted before in any forum whether Apple or sport related..but this is the biggest joke..I WILL NEVER buy another apple product again and they wonder why they are losing to android 3 to 1...I dont want hate mail or replies just saying please be careful when updating to new software or this will be your result...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 1:26 PM (in response to Extremelyupsetwithios6)
I doubt that your iPad is "bricked" so to speak. I'm also surprised the store couldn't recover it.
This article might help you get it up and going again:
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:07 PM (in response to hotorange)
Thank goodness I'm not the only one. I panicked and was trying to restore it many times,but it just wouldn't work. I got so flustered thinking that my iPad won't work again. So now I am going to go Apple and tell them about this. So I am not that relieved but relieved. Now my iPad is just sitting on my desk when I can be playing on it right now. I am sooo sad! Now I know that I won't update my iPad until I know this won't happen!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 30, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to zombi3g)
Zombi3g the Apple tech tried four times to recover it. The tech told me that was damaged beyond repair and replacement was the only option. She told me there are several scenarios that kill the device, but most likely there was interference or a break in my wi fi that killed it. I had no idea that a pause in wi fi during an update could permanently damage a device. Well with that said I am not going to update unless I have a warranty. I had to purchase a replacement (luckily she gave me a discount) and a extended warranty. I am so disappointed that I will be looking into Android for future purchases.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 12:46 AM (in response to hotorange)
Everything same happened to me this morning!! I cant fix it
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 4:49 AM (in response to hotorange)
I have the same problem. My IPAD 2 was an anniversary gift from my wife. She bought it 1 year and 10 days ago. So no warranty. This was also my first apple product. It appears it will also be my last Apple product. I have followed the restore instruction 4 times since it locked up last night durring the iOS 6.1 Update. This is a JOKE Apple!!! It's amazing I had always heard how great apple support was. Now they are acting like a cable company. "Not my fault".
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 5:02 AM (in response to rdugas999)
have you tried the firmware fix above?
i've had to do this on all of the ipads at work today and so far they have all recovered properly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 6:18 AM (in response to Techmadness)
YOU fixed my IPAD too Thank you so much
You saved my time and money
Also I used Icloud to get everything back, Everything is ok now..
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 7:26 AM (in response to emrederki)
most welcome , spread the word so people don't go buying new devices
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 11:10 AM (in response to hotorange)
I have been on the phone to apple all day today at 50 per min!!! mine did this this morning and i get the currupt msg too
im in the uk and dont have a mac pc but windows will this still work for me? thanks