Apple TV JB ATV2 will not take update

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by wrz0170, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. wrz0170 macrumors regular

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    Fascinating. I tried to update my :apple:TV2 that is JB and has XBMC on it and it will not take the update. Says "Update Unsuccessful".

    I tried updating twice and it would not take. Not sure if it being JB is the cause or not.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. cmoore49 macrumors regular

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    Same here. Probably have to restore back to normal and then update.
    I will try this later tonight.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Are u aware that u will lose the jailbrake if you update?
     
  4. alectheking macrumors 6502a

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    Yup. Had to do mine through iTunes. Even a "restore" from the ATV menu didn't work.
     
  5. cmoore49 macrumors regular

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    Lost jailbreak but that was expected. Figure they will have that done in no time.
    After restore I updated to new firmware and just now trying out new AirPlay to see.
     
  6. wrz0170 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What method did you use to restore ?

    I am not sure if I will JB again after update. I may go the way of the Mini and plex.
     
  7. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    1. Disconnect hdmi and power cord from ATV2
    2. Open iTunes on Mac
    3. Plug micro-USB into ATV2 and other end into Mac
    4. ATV2 will show in iTunes, then hit Restore

    By doing this, it will get rid of Nitro TV and Plex/XBMC/anything else installed via JB AND will auto load latest iOS update (in this case iOS 4.3 - or as the ATV2 reads it, 4.2).
     
  8. Chodite macrumors 6502a

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    I did exactly this and iTunes still cannot successfully update my firmware to 4.3. And yes, well aware I will lose my JB. Haven't been using any of the features to be honest.
     
  9. beatledud macrumors 6502

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    What is the best way to backup your settings and JB and XBMC settings, etc? And can anyone confirm that the untethered greepois0n still installs on iOS 4.3?
     
  10. Diode macrumors 68020

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    Try a different computer. My iMac won't restore my ATV but my macbook will, go figure.
     
  11. myjay610 macrumors regular

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    Is anyone that is still running 4.2.1 have XBMC crash all the time now because the update is available?
     
  12. sammyman macrumors 6502a

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    I love plex. I am going to hold out as long as possible, or until they come out with the next jailbreak.
     
  13. wrz0170 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This worked for me. Restored and updated to 4.3 without a hitch. Thank you. Now to wait patiently for the eventual new mini.
     
  14. beatledud macrumors 6502

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    So wait, does the JB not work when you update?
     
  15. wrz0170 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately no. I had to do a full restore to get the update. or in my case, follow the instructions with connecting my :apple:TV to my laptop. XBMC was wiped clean. Not sure if JB will work for 4.3. If not, it won't be long.
     
  16. Greydog macrumors member

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    Yup

    Actually, yes. Had XMBC running flawlessly for 3 weeks now since JB. Last night checked and saw update was available, but did not install. In fact, nitoTV set to block updates. Yes WBMC crashed 3 times even after reboot of ATV on TV files encoded w/ HB. Very strange...:(
     
  17. wrz0170 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried Airplay myself. Worked fantastic from my iPhone to ATV. Pretty neat. I look forward to the speaker solutions that are coming in a couple of months.
     
  18. beatledud macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to backup JB and XBMC settings?
     
  19. Chodite macrumors 6502a

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    BAM! Worked from a Windows PC / iTunes. Weeeird.
    Thanks!
     

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