Troubleshooting Apple TV 5.1.1 Update Installation Issues

For those experiencing issues with their Apple TV during the 5.1.1 update, such as failed downloads or booting problems, there is a solution in sight. It appears the issue may be related to using an Ethernet connection for the update.

Switching to a WiFi connection should resolve the problem and allow the update to complete successfully.

If your Apple TV is stuck and won’t boot following a failed update, you can revive it by connecting it to your computer with a micro-USB cable. Perform a tethered restore using iTunes.

Once your device is detected, select it from the device list, and choose the restore option. After restoring, connect your Apple TV to WiFi and attempt the update again.

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