Upgrade Apple TV

I just purchased an older appletv (in new condition) that has S/W V. 1.0

When i go to upgrade this under settings… It sits on “Downloading update” for over 20 minutes. I have a decent broadband connection, I am given no progress bar.

I tried installing aTV Flash, and now it wont even get past checking for upgrade…

Any suggestions or ways to upgrade via USB

By default the aTV Flash will block the update feature. This option can be deselected when creating the flash drive.

To update your Apple, perform a factory restore, then update. Version 1.0 doesnt have a progress bar unfortunately, and it can take awhile as you are downloading the OS and EFI firmware to update from 1.0.