ATV 2 update embarrassment

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Flynnstone, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    #1
    OSund like a lot of people having iOS 5 update problems on their AppleTV 2.
    Me included.
    Far to many people are "unbricking" the ATV2 with a USB cable from a Droid device!
    Me included.
    2 Errors on Apple Engineering here:
    1) A fail safe firmware update mechanism
    2) the use of a micro USB connector. The mini USB is far more common.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    The restore via iTunes is the failsafe. Unlike the old Apple TV's which died, you can restore these ones at home.
     
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    My upgrade was a piece of cake. No issues at all.
     
  4. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

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    Mine as well, no issues.
     
  5. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    No problem with my update, only took a few minutes.
     
  6. laurim macrumors 68000

    laurim

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    same here.

    People need to remember that complainers are more likely to post their experiences so it just *seems* like a lot of people are having issues.
     
  7. RayK macrumors 6502

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    Mine s new out of box, but no issues here either.
     
  8. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    No issues here either. Maybe it's people trying to upgrade to iOS 5 from a jailbroken :apple:TV?

    By the way, RS232 connectors were common, once upon a time. ;)
     
  9. eye macrumors 6502a

    eye

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    Mine updated fine. Although it added no features that are even remotely interesting to me.
     
  10. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Echo That

    Update went fine, but it hasn't added anything exciting or groundbreaking. Still a great streaming device though.
     
  11. ZouKou macrumors newbie

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    The upgrade worked out fine for me as well. Far more easier than the iPhone or the iPad. It's the aftermath of the upgrade that is kinda strange for my case
     
  12. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    Both of mine updated with no problem. I had no idea you can restore via iTunes if there was a problem. Good to know, thanks..
     
  13. Shide macrumors newbie

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    Count me as one of the ones having an issue. Not jailbroken, just waiting for my micro usb to come in the mail.
     

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