Just got an apple tv it won't update to 5.0

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JSmoove05, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    It stays stuck on 4.3 and when I go to update. Your apple tv is up to date. Any way I can fix this please help.
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    There is no 5 for the ATV2 yet. It's 4.4 or 4.4.1
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    IOS 5 for apple tv2 = non existent
    IOS5= iPod touch 3g, iPod touch 4g, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3gs, iPhone4, iPhone 4s.
  4. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    I meant to say 4.41 how can I fix this issue.
  5. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
  6. shandyman, Oct 18, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011

    shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    You're mixing up the Software version and the OS Version. The Apple TV is definitely on iOS 5. And its software version is 4.4. But the Software Version and the OS Version are two entirely different things.

    If you click the select button when looking at the Settings showing the Software Version, it will switch to show you the OS Version and you will see what I'm talking about.
  7. JSmoove05, Oct 18, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011

    JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 4, 2007
    Ya that's what it shows for me os build version 5 on my other apple tv.
  8. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2009
    Incorrect. The Apple TV runs iOS 5 same as all the other devices. Think of the front end of Apple TV (the GUI you see and interact with) as an app running on iOS 5. The app is version 4.4(.1), but it runs on top of iOS 5.
  9. thomamon macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2008
    Flemington, NJ
    Mines still stuck on 4.3 as well and I can not get it to upgrade.
  10. El Jefe macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    Dallas, Texas
    Same here. Just keeps saying "Your software is up to date" or whatever.
  11. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502


    Apr 1, 2011
    Guys I figured it out!

    I had the same problem as y'all until 5min ago. Here's what you need to do to get it to work.

    1.unplug the power cord from your Atv2(this must be unplugged or iTunes won't recognize your Atv!)

    2. Using a microUSB cable, plug in to iTunes directly from your atv to computer

    3.Your computer will display ur atv, click RESTORE(this will automatically download the new update even though it kept telling you it was already up to date.

    4. You're done! Now in settings it'll say 4.4.1 and video mirroring will now be an option to select when u double click on the home button and scroll all the way to the left. :cool:
  12. johnnymg macrumors 65816


    Nov 16, 2008
    My guess is that Apple pulled the update.
  13. darster Suspended

    Aug 25, 2011
    That's exactly what I had to do tonight to update. ATV2 is a mess that the lowest workers on the apple food chain are working on. Pretty sad.
  14. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Do you have an ATV2? There most certainly is an update for. It. It dropped the same day as the other devices.

    It added Wall Street Journal Live, Airplay Mirroring, Photostream, and a couple of other features.

    So, that's probably the update he's referring to.

    So, to the OP, if you have those options on the main screen, you have the latest version.

    Make sense?

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