Wednesday, January 12, 2011

HOW TO: Jailbreak Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 Using Seas0nPass

Well, the guys over FireCore has successfully jailbroke Apple TV 2G running iOS 4.2.1 with a new jailbreak tool called Seas0nPass, for now it's only available for Mac users. Seas0nPass jailbreak looks like PwnageTool technicality, as it cooks custom firmware that you can restore to via iTunes.

FireCore was able to enrich Seas0nPass with some features, as it allows you to download the IPSW file for your Apple TV and provides one click tethered boot. While Seasn0nPass is based on the boot room exploit which used to jailbreak iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, it's tethered till now.

How to jailbreak Apple TV 2G using Seas0nPass:

STEP 1: Unzip the '' file and launch Seas0nPass (Download at the end).
STEP 2: If your AppleTV is not yet jailbroken, select 'Create IPSW'. (if already jailbroken, and you just need to do a 'tethered boot' scroll down).
STEP 3: The latest AppleTV software will be downloaded and used to create a custom 'jailbroken' software file.
STEP 4: When prompted, connect your AppleTV using a micro-USB cable (leave power disconnected), and hold both the 'MENU' and 'PLAY/PAUSE' buttons for 7 seven seconds.
STEP 5: iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.
STEP 6: iTunes will confirm the restore when complete - your AppleTV is now jailbroken. Please proceed to the 'tethered boot' section below.
How to use Seas0nPass for a 'tethered boot':
Some AppleTV software versions require a tethered boot. This means the AppleTV must be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup.
Note: The AppleTV MUST be disconnected from the computer (for at least a brief moment) after restoring in iTunes for the tethered boot process below to work properly.
STEP 1: Open Seas0nPass and select the 'Boot Tethered' option.
STEP 2: When prompted, connect the AppleTV to your computer via USB. Wait for the rapid flashing light then connect the power. Once both are connected hold both the 'MENU' and 'PLAY/PAUSE' buttons for 7 seven seconds.
STEP 3: Seas0n Pass will complete the tethered boot automatically. Once complete, remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable.
Download Seas0nPass jailbreak for AppleTV

1 comment :

  1. Ok I got it installed everything is working great I am very happy I am very impressed with this thank you the software is much better if you tried last night you might want to try with a new account and re install Itunes.

    But I tend to think that I shouldn't give up my mac mini in this circumstance because I still need a provider and a mac to sync to. The aTV is only an accessory to the big picture. Though I got an iPad, but as I have made my Apple TV to be a home centre by iFunia DVD ripper pro, now enjoy various video files(including HD) onto the widescreen TV freely. Hope this jailbreak won't obstruct.

    P.S. Here you can get how to use AppleTV as your new home Media Centre