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Question: How do I forcefully update a 3rd Generation iPad to iOS 10 or above?

Please note that any answers saying "you can't", "it is impossible", or similar answers to those will be dismissed as excuss not to answer, and will be ignored.

iOS 9.3.5

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May 26, 2018 12:33 AM in response to Zaenon In response to Zaenon

Sorry,

But you already KNOW what you want to do cannot be done with a six year old, 3rd gen iPad.

You really want an iPad with iOS 10 or 11, go out and purchase an iPad 4th generation or a new or refurbished iPad or another “newer” used iPad model capable of running iOS 10 or 11.

The older iPad 2, 3 and 1st gen iPad Mini will never, EVER be able to run iOS 10 or 11.

It is what it is.


Why do you need your iPad 3 to run iOS 10 or 11?

I have a seven year oldiPad 2 and I am still getting regular, daily updates of apps that I am, still using on my newer iOS 10 iPad.

So what app/s do you need that you need that you are not getting under iOS 9.3.5?

May 26, 2018 12:33 AM

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May 26, 2018 8:20 AM in response to Zaenon In response to Zaenon

I'm sorry, but you are not Thanos and cannot bend reality to your will.


Forcefully or not, an iPad 3 cannot be updated beyond iOS 9.3.5. It simply lacks the hardware to support newer iOS versions.


You can ignore the fact all you want, or disregard any answers stating as much, but it will not change that reality.


It cannot be done.

May 26, 2018 8:20 AM

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May 26, 2018 8:24 AM in response to Zaenon In response to Zaenon

Zaenon wrote:


Please note that any answers saying "you can't", "it is impossible", or similar answers to those will be dismissed as excuss not to answer, and will be ignored.

Black magic would be required and that usually ends badly.

May 26, 2018 8:24 AM

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