Apple TV4 9.0 Jailbroken stuck in recovery mode

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JA92, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. JA92 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2017
    Hi there,

    Ive got a jailbroken ATV4 on 9.0 with Kodi etc installed. However today, I experienced a problem which caused the device to turn off every time the apple logo would appear on screen.

    This no longer happens and the device keeps flashing now. I can put it in recovery mode but iTunes is asking me to update in order to restore (which I don't want to do, for obvious reasons).

    Are there any applications out there that will allow me to just restore the firmware to its current state (9.0) without updating it?

    Any help on this would be much appreciated.

  2. cyber16 macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
    Although this site is known for some pirating, I think you will find more atv-4 help if asked there.

    by chance did you backup the OS files? as there is a way shown to do so at this site that may gave helped
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    IMO You are sol and will need to restore to the newest fw.
  4. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    Tried this?

    How to fix the Apple TV 4 black screen of death
    Some users have complained about being stuck in a black screen reboot loop after jailbreaking the Apple TV 4. This, as it turns out, can be easily fixed by a few simple SSH commands.

    Step 1: Turn on your Apple TV

    Step 2: Open Terminal

    Step 3: Type the following in the Terminal window:

    ssh root@<ip address of apple tv>

    (password = alpine)


    chmod +x


    This will run the following commands automatically upon startup, which resolves the issue:

    launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/

    launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/

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