DFU without remote, using iphone

Gday, Is is possible to get to DFU mode using the iphone as a remote, or any other way? The kids have hidden my remote.

Apple's docs list no way of doing that.  The iphone can only act as a remote when ios is running on the appletv not while restarting.  A universal remote from logitech or some others would have the ir codes for the apple tv though.