How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

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These are instructions on how to perform an untethered jailbreak of your Apple TV 2 on iOS 5.2 using Sn0wBreeze for Windows.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage.

Download the Apple TV 2 iOS 5.2 firmware from here and Sn0wBreeze from here and place them into the Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Two
Extract the Sn0wBreeze archive to the same Pwnage folder.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Three
Launch the Sn0wBreeze application from the folder we just extracted.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Four
Click the arrow at the bottom right to begin.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Five
Click the Browse for an IPSW button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Six
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop, select the ipsw we just downloaded, and click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Seven
Once your device is determined, click the arrow at the bottom right to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Eight
Click to select Simple Mode.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Nine
You will be asked to set the root partition size. You can leave the default and click the arrow at the bottom right to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Ten
Your custom IPSW will now be generated.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Eleven
Once the custom IPSW creation is complete you will be warned that after setting up your Apple TV the screen may be blank for 60 seconds. Click the OK button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Twelve
You will then be asked if you want to donate to the evad3rs for the untether. Click Yes if you wish to donate immediately or No if you do not want to donate at this time.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Thirteen
You'll then be informed that custom IPSW has been placed on your desktop. Click the large OK button to begin instructions on how to put your device into a restorable state.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Fourteen
Plug your Apple TV 2 into the computer using a micro-USB cable and click Start
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Fifteen
In five seconds you will need to press and hold both the Menu and Play/Pause buttons on your Apple TV's remote for 7 seconds then release.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Sixteen
Once you've done this, iREB will run placing your device into a Pwned DFU state and iTunes will be ready for your to restore to your custom IPSW.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Seventeen:
Hold down the Shift key and click the Restore Apple TV... button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Eighteen:
Navigate to the desktop, select the custom IPSW that Sn0wBreeze placed there, and click the Open button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Nineteen:
iTunes will prompt you to confirm the restore. Click the Restore button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]

Step Twenty:
Once your Apple TV has restored successfully you will be ready to use your newly jailbroken device.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2 Using Sn0wBreeze (Windows) [5.2]


NOTES:
The first time we booted up the Apple TV 2 after this procedure the UI was a bit scrambled. A reboot fixed this. Also, some of your Apple TV tweaks may not be ready for iOS 5.2 yet so double check before updating.

ANSWERS:
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THANKS:
Of course, much thanks is due to the Evad3rs and iH8Sn0w for their hard work in making this jailbreak possible.

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Rexray - June 6, 2014 at 6:21am
Also, just when I finally "successfully" JB it or so I thought, when I plug it in on the tv, it's just blank. Any idea why or how to fix that? I downgraded to 5.3 and used the latest version of seas0npass. Any idea?
Avi Anconina - June 6, 2014 at 8:46am
It happened to me too, I don't remember if plugging it from the electricity and back on did the trice or to run another jailbreak again
Rexray - June 6, 2014 at 6:16am
Yeah about that, I have a MacBook Pro... :(
Avi Anconina - June 6, 2014 at 6:23am
Beside telling you to ethnic again and again I can't help. I meant season pass as a software
rexray - June 6, 2014 at 5:16am
I have ATV2 720p software 6.1.1 (6698.99.19) to be specific. Do i have to downgrade it first or will it work? I tried it a million times nothin works: the tv was blank, restored it again, tried different method to the latest and it says filesystem failed patcher (something like that) etc. Can you please help me and give me some hope!
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