Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

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I experienced lots of trouble getting the apple TV 2 into DFU mode both during jailbreak and tether boot.

The only saving grace was the following site which suggested that you may also benefit from getting the device into DFU by first holding the Menu + Down arrow for a few seconds (until rapid blinking starts) and then holding the Menu + Play buttons for 7 seconds.

This is the only solution that works for me on my system.

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12379

Hope it helps you.

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

Thanks for posting this Roland. Unfortunately, even this did not work for me, and I still can not get mine into DFU. If anybody has other tricks to do this, let me know.

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

sarahe.8186 wrote:

Thanks for posting this Roland. Unfortunately, even this did not work for me, and I still can not get mine into DFU. If anybody has other tricks to do this, let me know.

What worked for me was after jailbreaking I then did the tethered boot ( some say not removing usb helps but I did)

- press menu+down ( when usb connected)--> this reboots the atv

- remove the power ( this is what is not in most descriptions but it was the only way I could get things in DFU when performing the tethered boot)

- press menu+play for the 7 secs or so ( this will put it into dfu

- replace the power cable and continue

When finished do not disconnect the power cable. Just disconnect the usb cable and plug in the hdmi cable. You should then be at the selection of the language.

If this does not work for you please report back.

philip

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

I have the same experience as above to get it in DFU-mode. To know how long you should press the buttons, watch the blinking speed. i found this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EWKr7Ww_c0 , where the light-signaling is shown 3:54 out in the video. The video shows the pwnageTool, but the process of getting it in DFU mode works as described above.

I also found this http://www.hackint0sh.org/f286/209857.htm on the same theme with the describing the light signaling and two different approaches to enter DFU.

SeasOnPass responded immediately when it detected the AppleTV in the right DFU mode.

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

I could not get the aTV into DFU mode, but after using a different micro USB cable the problem was totaly solved.

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

Hi everyone.

I am still having trouble getting ATV2 into DFU mode when Jailbreaking. I've downloaded the latest Seas0nPass (0.6.7 (23)) and have an iMac running 10.6.6. I have followed the links above, and while have no problem with iTunes recognizing my ATV, can't seem to get past the Seas0nPass screen of Waiting for device to enter DFU mode....

Here are the steaps that I am following:

1. Do not have iTunes running

2. Do not have ATV connected to either power or USB

3. Run Seas0nPass and wait until it prompts you to Connect USB and then press and hold MENU and Plan/Pause for 7 seconds

4. Plug in ATV2 into USB and hold down MENU and Play/Pause for 7 seconds

I have ATV2 flash every 1/2 second, but nothing else - iTunes does not launch, Seas0nPass does not say anything about detecting my ATV2 in DFU mode.

I have experimented with various permutations and when I have iTunes also launched (ignoring step 1) [this works if power cable is in or not in] at the same time as Seas0nPass, it does detect ATV2 in DFU mode. This is about as far as I have gotten.

Do you have any suggestions? I have tried every combination I can think of (hold down Menu down once plugging in the USB cable, not hold down menu down, with power cable, without power cable, iTunes running, not running, micro USB cable 1, micro USB cable 2, iMac, MacBook Air).... nothing.

BR,

AK

iMac. ATV2. Latest MacOS X

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

I could not get it into DFU mode after about an hour of trying a tethered boot. The "downward arrow+menu" then "menu+play" worked for me so thanks!!

I previously JB and tethered book without issues but 2nd time around had issues.

Looking forward to an untethered boot as this can be very frustrating!!

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

A little trick I learned trying to get my Apple TV to go info DFU mode is to make sure both the USB and the power cable are both unplugged and then plug in the USB cable first and then the Power cable. It should let you go into DFU mode.

This still doesn't help my problem of no internet after I do a tethered reboot.

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

I had EXACTLY THE SAME EXPERIENCE. My original cable came via Amazon and a link I believe for the pwnage tool. I tried for weeks to get it to work and believed that it did since I was able to use TinyUmbrella to back up. But it did work with the DFU mode. I bought a new cable from RadioShack and it worked the first time and every time I have tried thereafter. The tethered boot works and the Firecore installation worked perfectly.

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

Excellent, worked perfectly!

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Re: Trick to get Apple TV 2 into DFU mode

I came across this thread as I am having the same problem. My atv doesn't even show up in itunes. Is it meant to, even? Finally had time to try and jb my new atv2 today, with greenpois0n. borrowed a micro cable, downloaded greenpois0n, and off we go, or so I thought!!! After 3 hours I still can't get it into dfu mode. I've tried every method on the internet. Tried on a mac and a pc. ATV doesn't even show up in itunes on the mac on the pc there is a usb error device, and an unknown device. I don't know if it is a problem with the lead or the device. Any ideas please?

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