Itunes wont see ATV2, cant get it into DFU mode

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by neo179neo, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular


    Im struggling!!!

    I brought a ATV2 to mod so i could get all my media from downstairs in my NAS drive onto my tv upstairs...

    Ive read all the guides to hack and it doesnt seem hard, but for the life of me i just cannot seem to get the ATV2 to be seen by my macbook, or to get it to enter DFU mode...

    It's running 4.4.3 if that helps?

    Thanks if someone can help
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Which jailbrake are you using?

    I've done mine with Seas0npass loads of times with no problems.
  3. macrumors regular

    Season pass yeah... Ive followed guides online...

    It just wont work... im not a noob or anything at all...

    My itunes on my mac doesnt even recognise device when i plug it in via micro usb... DFU just dont wanna happen...
  4. macrumors 6502a

    The ATV2 isn't pluged into the mains is it? Because it shouldn't be.

    Maybe a faulty USB cable? This would also prevent you from entering DFU mode. If you can try another cable.
  5. macrumors regular

    Nope not plugged in...

    ive tried 2 cables... 1st didnt even boot up machine... 2nd did as light was on...
  6. macrumors 6502a


    First iTunes should not be running while you're trying to get into DFU mode. So if it is close it down.

    So you get to the point in Seas0npass where it says waiting for device to enter DFU mode.

    This is how I do it:-

    Plug in the USB cable and once the light on the ATV starts to flash press and hold Menu and Play/Pause (the 2 very bottom buttons) on the remote. I then count slowly to 7 and let go of the remote buttons, then wait a couple more seconds and the Seas0npass screen should change to Found device in DFU mode. It will then ask if you want to restore in iTunes.

    Failing that I don't know what the problem could be.
  7. macrumors regular

    I'll have to try another cable then... failing that seeing someone that thinks they can help!
  8. macrumors 68040


    After doing this, iTunes opens on my mac then nothing happens with Seasonpass.
  9. macrumors 68000


    Run seasonpass. When it asks for the ATV in DFU mode, plug the USB into the ATV and the computer, then plug in the power cable. Immediately hold menu and pause/play on the remote for 7 seconds. Watch the computer screen, as soon as it says DFU detected, unplug the power cord. Let it run it's cycle and don't touch anything.

    It may take once or twice, but this worked for me when I couldn't get my ATV into DFU mode.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Got it. Thanks.

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