1. Fausty82's Avatar
    I attempted to load the iOS 5 beta 3 code on my AppleTV today - the load went well, and then when I connected it to my television, I kept getting the message that it was unable to activate.

    After playing with it for about an hour, I decided to "fall back" to the latest publicly released version, per the instructions provided on the developers' site.

    Now I get a 1604 error and it won't work with iOS 5 beta 3 and it won't let me roll it back... as pi$$ed as I am about this, I also wanted to warn any of you considering making the move... DON'T DO IT.

    And FWIW, the developer forums are worthless when it comes to assistance with restoring. I only decided to "go for it" after I read in the instructions that it could be rolled back. So until iOS 5 goes GA, one of my Apple TV units is a paperweight.
    07-12-2011 06:46 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    maybe because iTunes is down right now?
    07-12-2011 06:50 PM
  3. Fausty82's Avatar
    maybe because iTunes is down right now?
    How long has it been down? This went on earlier today - about 2-3 hours ago before I gave up...

    Will try again later. Thanks for the tip - definitely worth checking out.
    07-12-2011 06:55 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    Its been down for maybe 3 hours now. I just dont think it can activate if iTunes is down. I know at least for iPhones. Not sure about Apple TV
    07-12-2011 06:59 PM
  5. Dryland's Avatar
    Still down for me here in Atlanta.

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    07-12-2011 08:02 PM
  6. Fausty82's Avatar
    Nevermind... please disregard. I forgot to register the UDID with Apple... so of course the beta would not activate. Still mildly miffed that I can't go back, despite what the instructions say. Maybe it will now that the beta 3 is activated/registered ... but either way, as long as it works, I'm good with the beta 3 release on this AppleTV.
    07-13-2011 12:37 PM