Ipad 2 Ios6 update. Ineligible for update?????

My younger brother is in the army and for bootcamp graduation I bought him an Ipad 2. He saw that an update was available, ios6, and clicked it. It is now stuck in recovery mod, please plug into itunes on the screen, and when connected into itunes it says it is ineligible for update. He is using a brand new macbook, belongs to another soldier down the hall. However, the itunes is out of date and the internet that is available is horrible and the update is not working. If anyone has any suggestions to fix this issue please help. He tried the hosts trick, however, the hosts file is not like the ones in the videos is only has a few lines in it and does not have the gs line to put the # sign in. Please help out a US Army soldier.

Thank you so much.
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  1. You'll have to re-flash the iPad to the older operating system. Which does not sound like it will be easy where he is. http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/how_downgrade_back_ios_5
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