So, because your gadget continues to be frozen after all those attempts to unfreeze it , or repeatedly restarts but never stops on the Home screen, or shows only the logo of Apple with no progress bar further, or is no longer recognized in iTunes, or you wanna grab its SHSH blob or for some other reasons there is a need to put either iPad mini / iPad 4 or iPad / iPad 2 / iPad 3 into Recovery Mode which allows to flash a genuine firmware version greater than (if available) or equal to a current one. Here is a sequence to follow:
Sometimes after doing the step 8 you may find iTunes message saying "could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested built". If this your case skip the step 9 and instead turn off iPad. Then if you are with Mac:
If you are with Windows machine:
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