How to Put Your Apple TV 2G Into DFU Mode

Posted October 21, 2010 at 8:20pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 163977 views

These are instructions on how to put your Apple TV 2G into DFU mode.

Step One
Connect your Apple TV to the power outlet and to your computer via a Micro-USB cable.


Step Two
Hold down the Menu and Down buttons on your remote for about six seconds until the light on the device begins to blink rapidly.


Step Three
Let go of both buttons then press and hold the Menu and Play buttons together for another six seconds, then release.


Step Four
iTunes will then detect the device in DFU mode.

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japs - March 9, 2015 at 4:52am
before i was only trying menu+play for dfu. now that i tried menu+down and then menu+play it actually worked. thanks!
Ullrikk - October 22, 2014 at 5:56pm
Amazing! Does work, I found the same instructions all over the net but just couldn't figure out what was wrong. Used a different micro USB cable and voila popped up in itunes immediately after doing these. Seeing as this is the last page I was on before success you get the props. Cheers mate.
iain - September 23, 2014 at 12:39am
this doesn't work. at all... other people don't seem to be saying its working either .
John - March 6, 2013 at 12:05am
i have jailbroken ATV2 and want to restore it to factory settings and iTunes is not recognizing it. I tried this DFU Mode instructions and still no luck of it showing up on iTunes. any help???
PRIYANSHU patel - February 2, 2012 at 10:01am
Mate do clean restore from iTunes Connect your apple tv on your tv and open up YouTube. When you can see video Come back to me and will tell you want to do next. Forget jailbreaking for now till you can see a YouTube on your tv.
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