Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

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Ok, let me get this straight. As of today at 2:20 am EST, Apple is signing 5.0.2 software, again.

Last friday I was trying to jb a friend's ATV2 that was on 4.4.4. but had 3194 error on iTunes. That's when I found out that Apple wasn't signing anymore 5.0.2, hence the error.

I tried many methods. Saving blobs, weird workarounds, and suddenly I had an ATV2 stuck in DFU mode and had to update to 5.1. I still tried to go back to 4.4.4 with my saved blobs and never worked. 3 complete frustation days.

Then the miracle happened. While reading this thread http://forum.firecore.com/topic/8977 I realized that this user was certain that Apple was signing 5.0.2. I even replied that his proccedure was wrong because that couldn't be possible. Posts later, someone wrote that he read in Apple forums that because of many issues with 5.1 on ATV3, Apple had no choice than having to re-enable the signing of 5.0.2, so this ATV3 users could downgrade.

So, with this 5.1 ATV2, I was able to downgrade in iTunes to an official 5.0.2 ipsw, then, once back in 5.0.2, I fired up season pass and let the magic begins. Now I have a jailbroken ATV2 who used to be 4.4.4, then 5.1 and then back to jb 5.0.2.

Ok, yes, I'm happy. so I suggest that if you accidentally updated to 5.1, NOW is time to go back, or save your blobs. Don't know when Apple kills the 5.0.2 signing again.

Cheers!

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

i can confirm this is working , just done a straight forward downgrade from 5.1 (iOS 6 - 10A406e) back to 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1 - 9B830)

just using itunes nothing else.

so apple must be signing it again.

good news for the time being ;-)

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Thank you for posting this info. I can confirm it's working. I was 5.1 5201 and followed the steps from above and BINGO!

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Can any of you guys write easy to follow step how to get back to 5.0.2 ?

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Couldn't have said it better myself Smile

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Try this.

  1. Download http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/041-4362.20120605.t8i4U/AppleTV2,1_5.0.2_9B830_Restore.ipsw
  2. Open iTunes. Preferable use iTunes 10.6
  3. Connect ATV2 to USB port on your PC with a USB to mirco USB cable (not supplied by apple)
  4. Select Apple TV in iTunes.
  5. Hold down Shift and click Restore.
  6. Select the ipsw that you saved from step 1.
  7. Wait a long time for process to complete.
  8. If Apple is still signing 5.0.2 then it should complete without error.

Enjoy!

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)
atv2jber wrote:

Try this.

  1. Download http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/041-4362.20120605.t8i4U/AppleTV2,1_5.0.2_9B830_Restore.ipsw
  2. Open iTunes. Preferable use iTunes 10.6
  3. Connect ATV2 to USB port on your PC with a USB to mirco USB cable (not supplied by apple)
  4. Select Apple TV.
  5. Hold down Shift and click Restore.
  6. Select the ipsw that you saved from step 1.
  7. Wait a long time for process to complete.
  8. If Apple is still signing 5.0.2 then it should complete without error.

Enjoy!

I can vouch that works. Definitely use iTunes 10.6, the latest version is a nightmare of errors to deal with. Of course the easier way to find out if Apple is still signing 5.02 is to use TinyUmbrella and download all the shsh blobs for the ATV. If the 5.02 blobs appear, you are in business.

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

I like to note that I used Itunes 10.7 Hope this helps, Good luck!!

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Fantastic! Thanks to baruchin for the thread, and to atv2jber for the guide. I can still confirm working right now!

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Am I too late..All I am getting is error 3194 . I have itune V10.5

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Re: Breaking News: Apple is signing 5.0.2 (again)

Are you following the instructions exactly as listed above?

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