"Preparing Apple TV for restore"

Hey all, im pretty new to this atv2 jb so im having a few problems… For the life of me I cannot get itunes to restore to any custom fw created by seasonpass I have literally tried 4.4, 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 any SP fw that is created will hang at “Preparing apple tv for restore” and then crash into error 1604… but if I point itunes at the same fw used to create the custom sp ispw it will restore with no problem at all… I have even tried uninstalling and reinstalling itunes and that didnt help either im completely lost at this point any help would be much appreciated!

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