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Downgrade tvOS 15 Beta to tvOS 14 on Apple TV HD [Tutorial]


Today we will show you how you can downgrade tvOS 15 beta back to tvOS 14 on your Apple TV HD (1080p model).

Thanks to the Apple TV HD USB-C Port, You Can Downgrade tvOS 15 Beta to tvOS 14 in a Few Easy Steps

Running betas can be a tricky business. While they are super fun to try out for a lot of reasons, but ultimately will cause problems in day to day usage. Especially when it comes to third-party apps.

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So, we are assuming here that you ran into a few problems with the initial tvOS 15 beta, and decided to go back to tvOS 14. You can totally do that as long as you have the 1080p Apple TV HD. This model features a built-in USB-C port, allowing you to downgrade to whatever firmware that is currently being signed by Apple.

Although it is absolutely clear at this point - this tutorial does not apply to the Apple TV 4K, regardless of which one it is.


Before you begin, make sure you have downloaded the latest tvOS 14.x firmware file for your Apple TV HD. At the time of writing, it is tvOS 14.5. You can download the IPSW from here.

Step 1. Connect your Apple TV to your Mac or PC using a USB-C cable

Step 2. Launch iTunes or Finder

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Step 3. Select your Apple TV from the left hand side of Finder / iTunes

Step 4. Hold down the left Shift key (PC) or the left Option key (Mac) and then click on the Restore Apple TV button

Step 5. Select the tvOS 14.5 IPSW file you downloaded and saved before starting this tutorial

Step 6. Once selected, the IPSW will be extracted and restored onto your Apple TV. The whole thing may take several minutes

Once eventing is complete, you will be asked to unplug your Apple TV from your computer.

Check out the following before taking off: