Yesterday I turned on me iPad and got th' connect t' itunes logo…I were bein' a little freaked, but plugged that comely wench in t' me workstation. I got a message that th' ios 4.2 beta were bein' expired and I need t' update (yes, I AM a member o' th' Apple Developer Program).
I download th' latest ios sdk, and tried t' update via iTunes 10 usin' th' iPad1,14.28C5101c ipsw . The update failed and I went into restore mode, with a chest full of booty. Forgettin' that downgrades are not supported, I tried t' th' default restore (3.2, and a bucket o' chum. somethin'). Ahoy, by Davy Jones' locker! Now I got an error 1015 on update… So next I restored th' same ispw usin' iTunes again, pass the grog! Next I got an activation error statin' th' device were bein' not registered in th' developer program and t' register th' deviceid via th' developers provision portal. I tried t' go back t' restore/DFU mode usin' th' normal means (home & sleep button,etc), but it would not re-enter restore mode….it would go straight t' th' connect t' iTunes screen. Once I connected back t' iTunes, I got th' same activation error again, with no way t' get me deviceid from iTunes!