How to get iOS 4.3 for Apple TV 2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by saintforlife, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    When is iOS 4.3 coming to ATV2 and do you just connect your ATV 2 to iTunes and then restore it to get the new version? Is there any other way to load the new software?

    Also, I just connected my Apple TV 2 to iTunes to restore it as I was having some problems with it. But while the ATV2 shows up in iTunes, it does not however show what OS version it currently has unlike an iPhone. Is the ATV OS version supposed to show up in iTunes? It just says Apple TV in iTunes and nothing else.
  2. Stuipdboy1000 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2007
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    It'll likely be coming on March 11th with the rest of the iOS 4.3 update.

    To update, there should be an option in the software on the device itself (I think it's under Settings>General), rather than having to plug it into a computer.
  3. sanford macrumors 65816

    Jan 5, 2003
    Dallas, USA
    There is, under the General menu. ATV2 also checks for available updates. It'll tell you when one is available. While perhaps not its most efficient use w/o media on a computer available to it, ATV2 is a standalone device as far as computers are concerned. You don't need anything but an HDMI-capable TV and a network connection.
  4. powerman macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    You can also restore the atv by holding down the menu and down button until the LED starts flashing.
  5. davids8477 macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2008
    True but that will not un-jailbreak it. Can only do that via Itunes.
  6. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2010
    That just reboots it. It doesn't restore the software or anything like that.

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