I purchased the Belkin F3U151B06 cable from the link provided, my 8th cable overall. The brand new Belkin does not work.
For review, when Seas0nPass prompts for the USB cable, after inserting I get 1 flash followed about 4 seconds later with 2 flashes about a second apart. Then no flashes.
I press Menu & Play/Pause and hold. No flashes for a few seconds than rapid flashing. I continue holding for 7 to 10 seconds with the rapid flashes continuing, I’m using a clock. I then release. Nothing happens, No DFU Mode.
Can someone please tell me why all 8 of my micro USB cables, including the recommended one, can restore my Apple TV 2, but Seas0nPass can’t recognize DFU mode?
Following the instructions at iclarified.com, does in fact put my ATV2 in Recovery and then DFU mode. Seas0nPass then finds its restore file, iTunes opens, but always ends with a 1601 error. I’ve tried several times. The 1601 error seems to be associated with leaving the power cord in. I tried taking it out between recovery and DFU mode, but still 1601.
Doing an iTunes restore clears the 1601 error and the ATV2 is back to factory.
Once again, thanks for replying, James,
I’m looking forward to trying any new suggestions…