Trouble downgrading 7.0.1 to 6.2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by LevMac, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. LevMac macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2008
    QLD, Australia
    Hey guys,

    I have searched through the forums and have found a few guides on how to downgrade my Apple TV 3 (2013 model) software from 7.0.1 to 6.2

    The message I keep getting through iTunes is the "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" message which is starting to annoy me!

    Now, I have edited my hosts file and saved it etc etc yet I still have the same message pop up. I am running Yosemite with the latest version of iTunes 12.0.1 and yes I'm connecting my Apple TV to my computer through micro-USB cable.

    My reason for downgrading is that while the Apple TV 3 is in sleep mode, it looses Wi-Fi connectivity which in turn causes my AirPlay icon not to show up on my devices. Now I know I can set it to never sleep, but I don't want it using power for no reason.

    If anyone can please point me in the right direction that would be great
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    There's no downgrade available for the later ATV 3 like you have. Apple isn't signing the firmware for any version except the latest. If you had the early version, you could install 6.1.4.

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