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Notcom mention on twitter that jailbreaking the ATV requires a 4 pin microUSB, not an 8 pin. I haven't been able to find much info on the difference. I used
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    Notcom mention on twitter that jailbreaking the ATV requires a 4 pin microUSB, not an 8 pin. I haven't been able to find much info on the difference.

    I used a blackberry microUSB to back up my SHSH, and it appeared to allow a restore using this cable as well (in iTunes). Physically counting the pins in the plug shows 5. Could anyone shed some light on this?

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    If a restore works then the cable is compatible.. You're fine,

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    You should be good to go

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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping for, but could anyone explain the difference between 8 pin and 4 pin? Is there a separate microUSB standard with 8 pins and a different plug, or the same plug with an 8 pin configuration?

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    just different configurations

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