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How to place Apple TV in recovery mode

If your Apple TV won’t start up properly, or you are a developer who wants to install a tvOS beta, you must put the device in recovery (DFU) mode. In this post, you’ll learn how to put an Apple TV in recovery mode so you can restore it to factory settings if it’s acting up or install beta software on it.

How to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on Pre-A5 devices using backup and restore

We’ve been stressing how many new features were packed into the new RedSn0w, and we weren’t kidding. Another under the radar feature that’s been added to the new RedSn0w is the ability to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered on Pre-A5 devices in A5 Non DFU style.

This is accomplished using the same method used for jailbreak tools like Absinthe, which utilizes backup and restore instead of the typical DFU ramdisk method. This is a great feature that speeds up the jailbreak process on Pre-A5 devices running iOS 5.1.1. Check inside as we give you a video demonstration and tutorial showing how it works.

How to downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 on A4 devices

Have an iPhone 4, iPod touch, or below running iOS 6, and would like to downgrade back to iOS 5.1.1? Doing so is easy is you have your SHSH blobs saved for iOS 5.1.1 and can follow the steps inside. Unlike the beta period of iOS 6, you must have your SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1.1 save for you device now, because Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.1.1.

To downgrade, you will need the latest public version of RedSn0w. We will use the SHSH Stitching feature to combine the appropriate IPSW file for 5.1.1 and your corresponding SHSH blob for the device you wish to downgrade. It may sound a bit confusing, but it’s extremely easy if you follow along carefully.

Take a look inside for the full walkthrough and video how-to.

How to jailbreak an iPhone with a broken Home button

Although there have been methods in the past geared towards skirting around a broken Home button in order to jailbreak an iPhone, I don’t remember any of them being as easy as this.

If your Home button is on the fritz, then chances are you have problems getting into DFU mode, which is a prerequisite to using most jailbreak software. Fortunately, the iPhone Dev Team has come up with a simple, yet ingenious method for easily pushing your device into DFU mode using their latest update to the RedSn0w jailbreak tool.

RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 allows you to create a firmware file that will push your device into DFU mode once a normal restore through iTunes is completed. Check out our full tutorial inside for the step-by-step video walkthrough…

How to Save iOS 5 SHSH Blobs and Create Custom Firmware to Downgrade iOS 5.x Using iFaith

As we told you yesterday, iFaith — the Windows based tool that allows you to manage SHSH blobs on all devices sans the iPhone 4S — has been updated with the ability to save iOS 5.x blobs, and create custom firmware that you can use to downgrade your iOS 5 device.

It works very similar to RedSn0w’s stitching feature, except the big difference here is that it encompasses Apple’s APTicket and features iOS 5 compatibility.

Up until now it was impossible to downgrade an iOS 5.x device to a previous version of iOS 5. That’s no longer the case, as our video tutorial shows you inside…

Video Walkthrough of the New RedSn0w Jailbreak Tool

As we previously reported, RedSn0w received a massive update with its 0.9.9b1 iteration, released a few days ago.

This latest version of RedSn0w is a huge step in the right direction for the iPhone Dev Team, as it includes features like firmware fetching and caching, auto-detection from DFU mode, and SHSH blob management.

We’re very excited about the future of RedSn0w, but admittedly, all of the new fangled features can be a bit confusing. For this reason, we’ve created a brief video walkthrough that touches on some of the new areas of RedSnow…

How to Put Your Apple TV in DFU Mode

Since we now know that it is possible to jailbreak the Apple TV (and install apps on it), one thing we need to learn sooner rather than later is to put the Apple TV in DFU mode. Putting the Apple TV in DFU mode is not complicated, assuming you know how to press a couple buttons together…

Step 1: Make sure your Apple TV is connected to your computer via a mini USB cable.

Step 2: On the remote, press and hold the Down and Menu button together for a few seconds. Your Apple TV will start blinking. You can now release.

Step 3: Now press and hold the Menu and Play button together for another few seconds.

Step 4: Done! Your Apple TV should now show up in iTunes, from where you’ll be able to restore it.

Next step is getting a jailbreak for this Apple TV. I can’t wait for that.

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