We reported earlier that FireCore has confirmed their new Apple TV 2G jailbreaking tool Seas0nPass has been released. This new jailbreak works with the latest iOS 5 (5.1 and baseband 9B179b) operating system. Unfortunately, if you are using the new Apple TV 3G this jailbreak won’t work. Yet another issue that you should remember that this is a tethered jailbreak.
Today, in this post I will explain how you can jailbreak your Apple TV 2G using Seas0nPass. Before we proceed, here are some of the pre-requisites that you should have to jailbreak your Apple TV 2G unit.
1. Download the latest version of iTunes.
2. Download Seas0nPass either for Mac or Windows.
3. Make sure you have a micro USB cable.
4. Disconnect any iPhone, iPod or iPad from your computer.
If you think you have all the necessary tools then you are ready to roll. Follow the step by step guideline given below.
Step by Step Guideline
Step 1: Open up the downloaded Seas0nPass zip folder and extract all of its contents.
Step 2: Launch the Seas0nPass program and select “Custom IPSW” option.
Step 3: At this point the latest Apple TV software would be downloaded and Seas0nPass would use it to create a custom IPSW file to begin the restoring process.
Step 4: Once the custom IPSW file creation process is done, it will prompt a message asking you to connect the Apple TV to your computer using the micro USB cable. Do not connect it.
Step 5: The light on the front panel of your Apple TV should flash rapidly at this point. Now you need your remote control, press the “Menu” and “Play/Pause” button together for seven seconds. Remember, old white plastic remote control won’t work.
Step 6: iTunes will open up automatically as it will recognize the Apple TV 2G unit. Start the restoring process using the custom iPSW file that we created earlier on step 3.
At this stage we are pretty much done with the restoring process. But we need to boot our unit as Seas0nPass a tethered jailbreak method. I am assuming that your already know what is tethered jailbreak. So, every time you re-boot your device for some reason, you must follow the following procedure. Let’s do it.
Step 1: Once iTunes completes the restoring process, disconnect your Apple TV unit for few seconds. Open up the Seas0nPass program once again and select the “Boot Tethered” option.
Step 2: It will prompt a message asking you to connect the Apple TV unit to your computer using the USB cable. Wait until the front panel light starts flashing rapidly. Connect your unit to you PC. At this point hold the “Menu” and “Play/Pause” button together for 7 seconds.
Step 3: Seas0nPass will do the rest. Once it’s done make sure to remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI one.
Congratulations! You have just successfully jailbroken and performed a tethered boot on your Apple TV 2G unit. You can use your unit as you did before. Remember one thing very carefully, like iPhone, iPad or iPod touch Apple TV doesn’t have any display so it is bit tough to follow these procedure successfully so, keep your eyes open. If for some reason you can’t either jailbreak or to boot your device, feel free to repeat these steps until you get it right. Timing is the key of success. Good luck.
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