1. John Smith17's Avatar
    Hi there,

    I have an iPad 4. I have forgotten its passcode. I have never backed up it via iTunes and I have never used Find My iPhone. In other words, the only way to remove the passcode it to put the iPad into Recovery Mode and the restore it. The installed iOS version is 6. I put my iPad in recovery mode and connect it to PC. Then, a window shows up like this:
    How to restore a LOCKED iPad without downloading iOS 8-1.png

    I click on Restore iPad and the on Restore and Update.
    How to restore a LOCKED iPad without downloading iOS 8-2.png

    In the next window, I click on "Next"
    How to restore a LOCKED iPad without downloading iOS 8-3.png

    In the next window, I click on "Agree"
    How to restore a LOCKED iPad without downloading iOS 8-4.png

    Then, iTunes starts downloading new iOS which is iOS 8 probably.
    How to restore a LOCKED iPad without downloading iOS 8-5.png

    My problem is that I do not want to download new iOS. I just want to restore the iPad without updating to iOS 8. Please bear in mind that this iPad is disabled because I have forgotten the passcode. And, I have never backed up this iPad using iTunes or used Find My iPhone. How can I restore a LOCKED iPad without downloading iOS 8?
    02-28-2015 11:03 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    To answer the bottom line question.... You can't.
    02-28-2015 11:07 AM

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