My wife upgraded her iPad 3 (New iPad) to the new iOS7 that just came out. Unfortunately she had never backed up her device and was not given the option when she was "forced" (her words) to do the upgrade.
I saw her screen and all that was on it was a picture of the data cable. I believe the initial upgrade failed and she had to do a factory reset to get her device operational again.
When she was able to use it again, all of her pictures and videos she had made with the iPad were gone.
I tried physically connecting and browsing to the picture folder and nothing is there.
I installed iExplore and am seeing if it can find anything.
She is connecting her iPad to a Windows 7 Professional workstation.
Also nothing was backed up to the cloud either.
Aside from sending this thing to a data recovery shop (not going to do), is there any way to get her pictures back.
One more thing, she reinstalled all of her apps and re-downloaded all of her music so the memory has been heavily accessed.
I have properly set her expectations that everything is most likely gone for good.
However, if one of you Apple gurus can help me bring anything back I will be a hero.
Thanks in advance.