Apple TV2 ERROR 6000, 6001, 6002, 6003, etc

If you’re like me and you’re going for the iOS 5.0 update on your apple tv2 take note of the follow while trying to update.

Troubleshoot Apple tv2 iOS 5 jailbreak

When trying to update my Apple TV2 with jailbroken firmware, I encountered the following error: “ERROR 6004“. Of course, this advice is beneficial to those getting ERROR code 9, 6000, 6001, 6002, 6003, 6004, etc.

If you are receiving any error code stated above, it’s probably the connection between your Apple TV and computer. From what I have observed, make sure you use the USB ports directly connected to your motherboard. If I tried to use USB ports connected on the front of my computer case, I would get an error.

So what does all this mean? Well, the USB connectors on the front of my case are crap. When I tried a different port on the back of my computer, I was able to successfully update the firmware to my Apple TV2 device. You should also confirm that the USB cable you’re using is also in good form.

Another issue you may run into is that the Apple TV2 will not turn on when plugged in via USB. In my opinion, I think that there’s not enough power from the USB port to turn the Apple TV2 on, so what you can do is plug in the Apple TV2 to a power source to give it help to power it on, but then unplug the power from the device when trying to jailbreak it. I have run into this noted power issue as well and found success in giving it a “boost” then unplugging the power.


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Sal Ciampa

Hi, I'm Sal and I'm a tech lover. From cell phones, to computers to gaming consoles, to gadgets, I love them all. Along with my passion of technology, I love to blog. You can visit my website at and be sure to check out my YouTube channel: You can follow me on Twitter @TheTechLoft for updates and thoughts on society.

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