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    I keep reading instructions for putting the ATV2 in DFU mode that are incorrect. Just so that there's some record of how to do this properly, I'm posting it here.

    1. Connect ATV2 to your computer using a microUSB cable.
    2. Press & hold the down & menu buttons on the remote simultaneously until the indicator light on your ATV2 begins to flash on and off in rapid succession & release the buttons.
    3. Immediately press & hold the menu & play buttons together until you again see the indicator light begin flashing on & off in rapid succession, and immediately release the buttons.

    All the pages I've found on the issue say to hold down & menu for six seconds, then hold menu & play until iTunes detects the ATV2 in recovery/DFU mode. That's not correct, the above is the correct proceedure, the indicator light on the front of your ATV2 will tell you exactly when to release the buttons.

    You can release the buttons at any point after the light starts flashing in step 2 - your ATV2 will wait until you stop holding the buttons & the light will just keep flashing until you release the buttons - the ATV2 will not reset until you release the buttons. In step 3 however, you have to release the buttons while the light is still flashing. If you keep holding the buttons in step 3 until the light stops flashing, your ATV2 will not go into DFU mode.



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    when you first plug it in, it will start to flash somewhat rapidly. when you hold the menu/play buttons down for approx 7seconds the light will begin to flash so rapidly that it will seem to be on solid. let go, and within a second or two you it will recognize DFU mode.

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    It seems to me that some ATV's 2G will also require that, after the menu+down step, you briefly unplug the unit and then press menu+play at which point it will go into DFU and you can reconnect the power. That is, some ATV's won't go into DFU mode when the power and usb cables are both attached. That seems to be the case with the units I have seen, though clearly not all since (most?) people have gotten into DFU mode using your steps.

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    That's an interesting way to do it - I'm sure it's just as effective as my own method - the first step in my own instructions are a simple reset, which you're doing by unplugging the unit. Sounds like sheer genius!

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    I've tried all of the above. Nothing gets the Apple TV 2 into DFU mode. It will not respond to Menu Pause/Play and will remount the Apple TV 2 into iTunes and not put it into DFU restore mode. My Apple TV 2 when you plug in the USB will startup immediately, pressing the down arrow and menu will make it flash rapidly but it will not stop it from booting even when I immediately switch to Menu and Pause/PLay button it just mounts into iTunes not into DFU mode. I'm using the white remote, not the silver one.
    Could that be why it's not working?
    If anyone has tried it with the white remote, will it actually go into DFU? Mine can't right now.


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    If the other methods don't work for you try this, cause I had lots of issues with DFU but this method works every time...

    a. Plug in USB [ONLY] to computer, watch light on Apple TV2, it will first blink slowly, then rapidly. (**see below if this doesn't happen).
    b. When the light blinks rapidly hold MENU & PLAY/PAUSE for around 7 seconds (If it's 6 or 8 seconds it should still work so don't worry).
    c. Release the MENU & PLAY/PAUSE buttons. You're in DFU.

    This works for me every time. I have tried other methods with MENU + DOWN button and had no success. So hopefully this helps.

    ** I had an instance where the light did not blink rapidly after plugging the ATV into my computer. I was able to resolve this by plugging my ATV back into my television and starting up the ATV. Once I reached the Apple TV main menu I unplugged it again and tried "again from step a." This worked.

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    If the other methods don't work for you try this, cause I had lots of issues with DFU but this method works every time...

    a. Plug in USB [ONLY] to computer, watch light on Apple TV2, it will first blink slowly, then rapidly. (**see below if this doesn't happen).
    b. When the light blinks rapidly hold MENU & PLAY/PAUSE for around 7 seconds (If it's 6 or 8 seconds it should still work so don't worry).
    c. Release the MENU & PLAY/PAUSE buttons. You're in DFU.

    ** I had an instance where the light did not blink rapidly after plugging the ATV into my computer. I was able to resolve this by plugging my ATV back into my television and starting up the ATV. Once I reached the Apple TV main menu I unplugged it again and tried "again from step a." This worked.

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    I found, that my best way to get into DFU is by plugging in power first then usb, hold menu and down for about 5 seconds till it starts flashing fast, then release and hold menu and play for 5 seconds or so till it starts flashing fast. presto in DFU

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    I believe you need use the silver remote. I have yet to read of anyone getting it into DFU mode using the white remote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by per a View Post
    I found, that my best way to get into DFU is by plugging in power first then usb, hold menu and down for about 5 seconds till it starts flashing fast, then release and hold menu and play for 5 seconds or so till it starts flashing fast. presto in DFU
    I just did my two and the first one, I did simply by connecting the USB and then pressing Menu and Play for 6 seconds but the seconds one (purchased at the same time), I had to connect it to power first, then connect USB and then do the Menu + Power for 6 seconds to get into DFU mode......


 

 
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