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Put Apple TV in DFU Mode

To place the Apple TV 4 (Apple TV HD) into DFU, follow these steps.

  • Make sure the device is connected to power and is turned on.

  • Connect the device to the computer using a USB-C cable.

  • Press and hold the Menu and Play buttons until the LED starts flashing rapidly (6 seconds)

  • Release both buttons.

To place the Apple TV 4K into DFU, use the following steps.

  • Disconnect the device from the power source.

  • Connect the DCSD cable to the computer's USB port.

  • Connect the GoldenEye adapter to the DCSD cable (using Lightning)

  • Connect the GoldenEye to the Apple TV 4K.

  • Connect the Apple TV 4K to the power source.