Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2014 9:35 PM (in response to midnightarrow)
FORCE IPAD INTO RECOVERY MODE
1. Turn off iPad
2. Turn on computer and launch iTune (make sure you have the latest version of iTune)
3. Plug USB cable into computer's USB port
4. Hold Home button down and plug the other end of cable into docking port. Do not release button until you see picture of iTune and plug (very important)
5. Release Home button.
6. iTune has detected iPad in recovery mode. You must restore this iPad before it can be used with iTune.
7. Select "Restore iPad"...
Note: Data will be lost
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 6:39 AM (in response to Diavonex)
I have done this but before itunes can finish the recovery the ipad reboots itself. Is there a way to speed up the recovery time, mine is saying it will take 3 hours to do.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 6:48 AM (in response to midnightarrow)
Something is not right, it shouldn't take that long.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 7:17 AM (in response to Diavonex)
I wonder if it could be my internet connection? I'm going to try heading over to a friends house that has a really good internet connection and see if that is the issue.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 8:00 AM (in response to midnightarrow)
What kind of screen comes up when you are asked for the "passcode?"
Is it a numerical keypad or something else.
The reason I ask this is because farther along in your OP you say that you get a message saying, "go in iCloud and turn off the find my iPad feature." This indicates to me ythat the iPad is asking for the original owners Apple ID and password. If this is the case you have encountered the Activation Lock. This is a security feature that prevents thieves from setting up and using a stolen or lost iPad or iPhone. You have no alternative. No must have the original owner, your mom, give you permission to use the device by her entering her Apple ID and password or by clearing the device from her iCloud account. If she cannot do this you will never be able to activate the device and no one can help you do it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 11:02 AM (in response to Ralph9430)
It's the regular passcode screen, like what you would normaly see on the iphone, ipad ect.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 4, 2014 11:15 AM (in response to midnightarrow)
Follow this instructions provided by Diavonex. Make sure your internet connection is good. If the iPad has to reload the entire iOS it will take some time.