ios 7.0.4 has put my ipad 3 into recovery mode

Just a heads up, make sure you have a fresh back up before installing ios 7.0.4, i am super pee'd off as im going to lose a bit off work as my last itunes backup was when i was on ios 6 a few weeks back, plus my icloud space is full, even though I've upgraded to a higher tier. I have over 700 apps so its going to take a while to reinstall, I wish apple would bring an osx feature over, where if an update goes wonky you can just reinstall the os and have all your files and apps still in place.