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Need To Recover Corrupted Backup


I need help recovering a corrupted ipad backup. I was unable to restore my ipad from the backup when upgrading to ios 4.2. Does anyone know of a program that will allow me to decrypt the data from this backup


View 2 Replies (Posted: Nov 27, 2010)

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