Apple TV 2 Will Not Restore

Hondamaker

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I have an ATV 2 and it has iOS 5 beta 4 on it. I want to restore to original factory settings and firmware, but it won't let me. I can't do a restore over the air cause it says it can't download the software (it doesn't even try). So I plugged it into iTunes to restore it that way and after it hangs at 'preparing Apple tv for restore' for a bit, it says it can't be restored. So I manually downloaded the 4.3 firmware, used the option key with iTunes to restore it that way, and I get the same message.
My Apple TV is acting up and I just want to restore it to its original software. Any help?
 

patrickj

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I haven't had that issue, but just a thought. Can you restore / upgrade it to beta 7? If so, maybe that latest beta will allow for the downgrade restore.
 

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I found this guide to entering DFU mode and tried that, and although it didn't work as expected, my ATV was able to restore.