How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iOS 4.2.1 Apple TV using Greenpois0n for Mac.

Step One
Open your web browser of choice and navigate to http://www.greenpois0n.com. Click the Mac link at the bottom of the screen.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Step Two
When prompted save the download to your desktop
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Step Three
Double click the downloaded zip file to extract it then double click the extracted greenpois0n file to launch the application
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

When asked if you are jailbreaking the Apple TV click Yes.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Step Four
Disconnect your Apple TV from the power and USB then click the large Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Step Five
You will now be instructed on how to place your Apple TV into DFU mode.

Connect the USB cable immediately.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

After 7 seconds connect the power cable.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Press the Menu and Play/Pause buttons for 7 seconds
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Release the buttons.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Step Six
Once your Apple TV is successfully in DFU mode jailbreaking will begin.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

Step Seven
Once the jailbreak is complete you can press the Complete button. Make sure to wait 40 seconds before disconnecting the USB cable so the jailbreak process can finish up on the device.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Greenpois0n (Mac)

***A big thanks goes everyone who made this jailbreak possible.
James - February 15, 2011 at 7:21pm
I tried this for ages until this worked first time - 1. Open theGreenpois0n app 2. Follow the easier instructions to boot into DFU mode here: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12379 3. Click Jailbreak Done.
big - February 15, 2011 at 9:33pm
Super helpful. I successfully did it. I tried for a millions times before I follow this one.
Extrave1 - February 16, 2011 at 10:22am
Wow!! Got the j-o-b done !!! Apparently the big issue with Greenpois0n is getting DFU mode Running on the ATV 2G... Thanks !
Phil - February 15, 2011 at 4:34am
folks, for dummies. why would i need to jailbreak may atv2? i mean, are there any apps to be installed then? what is the benefit really?
magnificent3 - February 14, 2011 at 6:16pm
Worked like a charm! Great! Thx!
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