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How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]

How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]

Posted April 8, 2011 at 12:24am by iClarified
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These are instructions on how jailbreak your second generation Apple TV using Seas0nPass.

Step One
Download the latest version of SeasonPass from here.

Step Two
Double click to extract the archive you downloaded. Then double click the extract application to launch it.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]


Step Three
You will be asked to sign in as an Administrator. Enter your username and password then click the OK button.
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Step Four
You will be asked to enable UI Scripting. Click the Enable button.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]

Step Five
Click the Create IPSW button from the main screen.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]

Step Six
Seas0nPass will now download the latest Apple TV firmware file
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Step Seven
Seas0nPass will create a custom IPSW file for you.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]

Step Eight
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. The power cable should be unplugged during this process.
How to Jailbreak Your Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass (Mac) [4.3]

Step Nine
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.
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Step Ten
That's it! Your AppleTV's jailbroken!
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Marc
Marc - April 30, 2011 at 9:58am
You failed to mention Seas0nPass is only usable on OS 10.6 or above. Bummer.
Davy
Davy - April 10, 2011 at 1:55pm
Got update done now xmbc player crashes when i try to stream anything , bloodly ATV2 useless now.
Eric
Eric - April 10, 2011 at 10:30pm
are you sure your using seasonpass? pwnagetool caused major xbmc issues where as seasonpass did not. i do recall though that people had issues with smb (couldnt find computers when adding remote share). perhaps try re-adding your share using your computer ip instead of the default way of browsing network shares. also, visit the xbmc section for atv2g ;)
Davy1shoe
Davy1shoe - April 10, 2011 at 10:34pm
Yup done it with seas0n , xbmc runs ok finds my files starts to say 'working' than crashes back to atv2 main menu.
Pghilard
Pghilard - April 8, 2011 at 12:00pm
I still don't understand the point of jailbreaking the appletv yet. Is it just to get XBMC? That's not a good enough reason, for me at least. I want some games or other substantial functionality before I jailbreak. Please let me know if I'm way off here.
NoMan
NoMan - April 8, 2011 at 3:46pm
Thats the whole point dude, imagine you AppleTV able to play everyformat without the limitations of iTunes. Coverting formats is never optimal, you loose quality and its just silly limitation. With XBMC you can share any drive including network disk and play your stuff wirelesly from your devices trough AppleTV. Perfect. XBMC gives also option to install numerous plugins, some of the are less useful others I use daily. JB is justified to any iOS-device, could not imagine using them without anymore. Its a pitty that Apple does not impelent those great functionalities in the iOS.. like sbsettings, lockinfo, AirPlay Enabler....
Eric
Eric - April 10, 2011 at 10:28pm
yeah its basically the only thing to do really. i dont see how its not worth it. xbmc nightly builds have made xbmc fantastic on the atv2g now. it used to run like shite but its improved now and seems to handle medium bitrate 1080p files fine. pwnagetool sucks major ass for xbmc though. not sure what the dev team missed with it but seasonpass is the way to go for atv2g
Pegasos
Pegasos - May 14, 2011 at 9:06am
Plex it's a good choice to jailbreak,it's faster than XBMC
davy
davy - May 17, 2011 at 11:13pm
Yup i like Plex over it too.
inalvi
inalvi - April 8, 2011 at 6:27am
can someone verify ?? i tried alot of times and it doesnt work.
inalvi
inalvi - April 9, 2011 at 3:18am
ok after jb with seasonpass u need to ssh and manually install nitotv :)
elmo
elmo - April 16, 2011 at 1:39am
Same Thing! :(. Doesn't work!
elmo
elmo - April 16, 2011 at 1:43am
How can i do that?
elmo
elmo - April 30, 2011 at 11:46pm
nvm i got it!
rbs2000
rbs2000 - May 17, 2011 at 9:06pm
Whats the purpose of jailbreaking apple tv ? I want to get one ? its like $100 super cheap Do I get free movies or something like that ? Can someone explain? Thank you
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