How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Windows) [5.0]

Posted March 31, 2012 at 8:34pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 39374 views

These are instructions on how jailbreak your second generation Apple TV using Seas0nPass for Windows.

**Currently, only a tethered jailbreak is possible on the 5.0 firmware***

Step One
Download the latest version of SeasonPass from here.

Step Two
Extract the archive you downloaded. Then double click the extracted executable to launch it.

Step Three
Click the Create IPSW button from the main screen.

Step Four
Seas0nPass will now download the latest Apple TV firmware file

Step Five
Seas0nPass will create a custom IPSW file for you.

Step Six
Once your custom IPSW file has been created, Seas0nPass will ask you to connect the Apple TV to your computer via a micro-USB cable and use the remote to put it into DFU mode by holding MENU and PLAY/PAUSE for 7 seconds. It may take a few tries to get the Apple TV into DFU mode.

Step Seven
Once your Apple TV has been detected in DFU mode, Seas0nPass will upload some files, automatically launch iTunes, and beginning restoring to the new firmware.

To boot your Apple TV you will need to follow these instructions.

Step One
Launch Seas0nPass by double clicking its icon.

Step Two
Select Boot Tethered from the main menu.

Step Three
Connect the Apple TV to the computer via USB, plug it into the power outlet, and hold MENU and PLAY/PAUSE on the Apple TV remote for 7 seconds.

Step Four
Seas0nPass will detect the device in DFU mode and begin the boot process.

Step Five
Once the tethered boot is complete you can remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable to begin using your jailbroken device!

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Ilike it - April 1, 2012 at 3:39pm
Yes!! Its kool
Ilike it - April 1, 2012 at 3:39pm
Qaser - April 1, 2012 at 12:22am
I have an apple tv old gen, but have the same question, why jailbrakeit, can i see free movies? I dont see the advantage of installing cydia?
Dickhertz - March 31, 2012 at 9:35pm
Just curious what's the purpose of jail breaking tv2..?? I don't have one do u get free movies?? Please explain .. Then I might get one when the untethered comes out I'm not fuckin with tethered it's pain in the ass..
enigma - April 1, 2012 at 3:48pm
Because the AppleTV is useless without a jailbreak! It can only play online content (via netflix, youtube and what apple provides) and as for your own media, it can ONLY play itunes media. With a jailbreak, you can install XBMC or Plex (or other options) and play any type of file you want! Makes sense doesnt it?!
jokeman - April 12, 2012 at 6:20pm
With a jailbroken ATV you can run XBMC on it and stream movies from your network shares. Maybe there is something else you can do with it, but that's why I Jailbreak it. I Just hope untethered jailbreak comes out soon :)
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