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I have an iPad 2, and I would like to update to iOS 6. But every time I pause the download in iTunes, the download gets reset to zero kB. I don't have a stable internet connection, so it's impossible for me to get that download in one go. Why does iTunes keep cancelling the download instead of actually pausing it, and what can I do to upgrade iOS on this iPad. I'm running iTunes on Windows XP but the same failures are occurring on 7 as well.

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If you have an iPad that is running iOS 4, then you can manually update your iPad from this link.

http://osxdaily.com/2010/11/02/download-ipad-firmware-ipsw/

Scroll down to iOS 6 and pick the corresponding iPad. Also, the difference between an iPad Wifi and a iPad(2,4) is that iPad(2,4) should have come preloaded with iOS 5.1. So in this case you want iPad 2 Wifi.

The direct link for iPad 2 Wifi is below:

http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS6/Restore/041-0804.20120919.9SgHU/iPad2,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw

Hope that helps.

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That's some pretty bad luck. There is no way to continue a download from where you left off. Apple doesn't want the download to get corrupted, so they redownload every time. You could try going to Settings-->General-->Software Update on your iPad, and download the update from there. I'm not sure if it will help though. Otherwise, I would suggest going somewhere with Wifi (Mcdonalds or something) and doing what I said above on your iPad itself.

Get something to eat though, it could take a while.

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Unfortunately, it's on iOS 4 currently, which doesn't provide the option to update directly from the iPad. –  ladaghini Oct 3 '12 at 14:03
    
Well, do you have a laptop with iTunes? You could do the same thing with the laptop if you go somewhere with stable internet. –  Josiah Oct 3 '12 at 14:05
    
Actually, I found this site with links to the actual files that iTunes downloads from, but I don't know which one to get now. iPad 2 2,4 or iPad 2 wifi (mine is wifi only). –  ladaghini Oct 3 '12 at 14:13
    
the iPad model is MC769ZP, if you could tell me which ipsw on that link, I'd appreciate it. –  ladaghini Oct 3 '12 at 14:16
    
iPad 2 wifi is the correct one. –  Josiah Oct 3 '12 at 14:25
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