Can you update the current Apple TV Software from iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by FreeState, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000

    FreeState

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    #1
    Is there a way to update the software via iTunes instead of the Apple TV itself?

    The reason I ask is it looks like thats changing...

    New iTunes strings:

    "4309.255" = "Preparing Apple*TV for software update…";
    "4309.256" = "Extracting software update package…";
    "4309.257" = "Verifying existing Apple*TV software…";
    "4309.258" = "Updating Apple*TV software…";
    "4309.259" = "Verifying updated Apple*TV software…";
    "4309.260" = "Updating Apple*TV firmware…";
    "4309.261" = "Finishing software update…";
    "4309.262" = "Restoring Apple*TV…";
    "4309.263" = "Preparing Apple*TV for restore…";
    "4309.264" = "Preparing Apple*TV for recovery…";
    "4309.265" = "Waiting for Apple*TV…";
    "4309.266" = "Preparing Apple*TV software for restore…";
    "4309.267" = "Restoring Apple*TV software…";
    "4309.268" = "Verifying Apple*TV software…";
    "4309.269" = "Verifying Apple*TV restore…";
    "4309.270" = "Verifying Apple*TV update with Apple…";
    "4309.271" = "Verifying Apple*TV restore with Apple…";
    "4309.272" = "Verifying Apple*TV…";
    "4309.273" = "Restoring Apple*TV firmware…";
    "4309.274" = "Finishing restore…";
    "4309.275" = "A new Apple*TV software version (^1) is available for the Apple*TV “^2”. Would you like to update your Apple*TV now?";
    "4309.276" = "A new Apple*TV software version (^1) is available for the Apple*TV “^2”. Would you like to download it and update your Apple*TV now?";
    "4309.277" = "A new Apple*TV software version (^1) is available for purchase for the Apple*TV “^2”. Would you like more information from the iTunes Store now?";
    "4309.278" = "A new Apple*TV software version (^1) is available, but requires iTunes ^2. Would you like to download iTunes ^2 now?";
    "4309.279" = "A new Apple*TV software version is available, but requires iTunes ^2. Would you like to download iTunes ^2 now?";
    "4309.280" = "A newer version of the Apple*TV software is available (version ^1). To update your Apple*TV with the latest software, click Update.";
    "4309.281" = "Your Apple*TV software is up to date. Click Check for Update to see if a new update is available.";
    "4309.282" = "Your Apple*TV software is up to date. iTunes will automatically check for an update again on ^1.";
    "4309.283" = "This version of the Apple*TV software (^1) is the current version.";
    "4309.284" = "iTunes is downloading a software update for this Apple*TV.";
    "4309.285" = "iTunes is downloading a software update for this Apple*TV and will install it when the download is complete.";
    "4309.286" = "iTunes is currently busy downloading software for the Apple*TV “^1”.";
    "4309.287" = "If you are experiencing problems with your Apple*TV, you can restore its original settings by clicking Restore.";
    "4309.288" = "Click Restore to restore your Apple*TV to its factory settings.";
    "4309.289" = "iTunes is downloading the software for this Apple*TV and will restore your Apple*TV when the download is complete.";
    "4309.290" = "iTunes will update your Apple*TV to iOS ^1 and will verify the update with Apple.";
     
  2. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    #2
    The new Apple TV is a USB device, not a host. So in theory it would update like an iPhone or other iDevice.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    FreeState

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    #3
    Which in theory would mean if its going to be hacked it wont be through a Flash drive. Can't wait to see what happens with this "hobby."
     
  4. macrumors P6

    Intell

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    #4
    True, if it is to be hack it'll be hacked in a similar manner to an iPhone or other iDevice.
     
  5. macrumors 601

    jaw04005

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    #5
    To answer your question, no you cannot update the old Apple TV’s firmware via iTunes.

    Looks like this device really is going to work similar to an iOS device. I wonder if it’ll get yearly iOS updates from now on? WWDC should be interesting.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    #6
    Well the front page just confirmed that Apple TV is running iOS 4.1 because Apple just posted the firmware for it. You can even download it now off Apple's servers and guess what... it has already been jailbroken!
     

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