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Great news! Hoping you can get a permanent fix

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  • sonny1618
    1543 posts New member
    edited December 2012
    At least you're back in. :)

    That stylus is interesting. Is it easier to move things around? (I'm thinking tap accuracy)
  • zuzupj
    1452 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I love using a stylus, but the ones I bought were cheap and they wore out after a day of use so im back to using my fingers. It is so much easier using a stylus, I plan to buy a better quality one soon.
  • mellytan
    1258 posts
    edited December 2012
    Congrats mike! However temporary it is, it's still great news. :) At least now you know what's the problem.
  • H1_ROADBLOK
    2884 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    That's great to hear that you can access your game now! :mrgreen:
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    YAY Mike! I know you have a lot of catching up to do with the Simpson family, but I hope you still have time for your forum fam. We like you. A lot. :)
  • battyguy
    1123 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Welcome back.... The siren that is tsto calls...
    Now get collecting those coins :mrgreen:
    Is there anyone out there?
  • Tony68k
    279 posts
    edited December 2012
    Glad you got back in your game!

    I understand others with this problem can recover if they backup their device, then restore to NEW. If you do this, you could probably then restore your backup.
  • thejazzdiva
    220 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    At-a-Boy Mike! Happy Tapping... I love my stylus!
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited December 2012
    Nice to have you back bro :) let the addition grab hold again lol
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • kgirl32
    462 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Good news, even if it is just temporary (or when you can borrow mom's iPad).
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    Argh! I tried a full backup and reboot of my iPad.

    Nope!

    Darn EA. This is the most infuriating bug....
  • nettangel
    1589 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    With temporary access to a different iPad (thanks mom!), I've gotten reacquainted with my Springfield tonight. I even was brave enough to ale Gil up on his offer and bought doughnuts.

    I also learned that playing Tapped Out with a stylus is actually quite a bit easier ("to order a special dialling wand, please mash you palm into the keypad...).

    Well, at least this proves that is not my account that has crapped out. Is just the interface between my account and the iPad I actually own. :cry:


    Great Mike, nice to have your town back eh.
    Were you using iPad first generation? My little cousin has been locked out as well using the old version and now his parents broke down and picked up a new iPad for him, which he will get tomorrow.

    Hope you will be able to keep playing, welcome back!
  • Pchorsedoc
    323 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Argh! I tried a full backup and reboot of my iPad.

    Nope!

    Darn EA. This is the most infuriating bug....




    That is really insane :-( So sorry
  • Pchorsedoc
    323 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Tony68k wrote:
    Glad you got back in your game!

    I understand others with this problem can recover if they backup their device, then restore to NEW. If you do this, you could probably then restore your backup.



    I did the restore as new, wiped the ipad and got the game up but it still asks for itunes sign in which is disturbing.
    Thanks dromtsul for suggestion and thread links and thanks to my friends. We shall see how stable the game is now, I havent visited other
    Towns yet. Also have to get a refund from itunes :(


    I am amazed how addicted to this game i have become.


    :)
  • DocNo42
    112 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Argh! I tried a full backup and reboot of my iPad.

    You can try this... Delete the Tapped Out game from your iPad *before* you back it up. That should (hopefully) keep any tapped out data out of your backups and let you do a truly clean restore.

    Now back up your iPad.
    Reset to factory defaults and restore your backup.
    Re-download the Tapped Out app - it will re-download the ~250MB of updates.
    Re-login to your origin account and your Springfield should restore.

    If that doesn't do it, then I don't know what will!
  • Jopa79
    357 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    You've probably already tried this, but make sure you enabled to allow in-app purchases. I just bought some donuts with an iTunes card (yes, sadly I caved in). They showed up immediately and I wasn't even asked for my password.
  • mike_bornste
    941 posts
    edited December 2012
    Screw that limited time crap! Like a bad smell, I'm back baby!!

    After continuing to mess around with resetting my ipad, I finally broke down and gave it a full flush -- erased all the contents and settings. Then, during the setup I did NOT restore my backup. Once up and running, I logged back in to my Apple ID, downloaded Tapped Out and voila, back in!

    No idea why this extreme would be necessary (grumble, stupid EA...) but at least I've finally found a method. I'm awfully happy that we really didn't have that much on our ipad that I would have lost/worked to restore.

  • rawmel3
    276 posts
    edited December 2012
    With temporary access to a different iPad (thanks mom!), I've gotten reacquainted with my Springfield tonight. I even was brave enough to ale Gil up on his offer and bought doughnuts.

    I also learned that playing Tapped Out with a stylus is actually quite a bit easier ("to order a special dialling wand, please mash you palm into the keypad...).

    Well, at least this proves that is not my account that has crapped out. Is just the interface between my account and the iPad I actually own. :cry:

    Lol okay no one cares if you're back
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Awesome sauce! Glad to have you back, Mike. :D
  • H1_ROADBLOK
    2884 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    It's a pain to restore/setup as new but you got back in and that's great to hear! Hopefully it stays that way.
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