Jailbreak Your Apple TV with Seas0nPass

Jan 12, 2011 by

The FireCore team has made a new jailbreak for the Apple TV 2. It is called Seas0nPass and it is a little like PwnageTool from The iPhone Dev-Team. This jailbreak only works for The Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.2.1 and it is a tethered jailbreak. That means that you have to use a computer everytime you want to reboot you ATV.

Download Seas0nPass

Tutorial on how to use Seas0nPass. (Tutorial from FireCore)

Using Seas0nPass to jailbreak the Apple TV

Step 1: Unzip the ‘Seas0nPass.zip’ file and launch Seas0nPass.
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Step 2: If your AppleTV is not yet jailbroken, select ‘Create IPSW’. (if already jailbroken, and you just need to do a ‘tethered boot’ scroll down).
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Step 3: The latest AppleTV software will be downloaded and used to create a custom ‘jailbroken’ software file.
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Step 4: When prompted, connect your AppleTV using a micro-USB cable (leave power disconnected), and hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
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Step 5: iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.
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Step 6: iTunes will confirm the restore when complete – your AppleTV is now jailbroken. Please proceed to the ‘tethered boot’ section below.

Using Seas0nPass for a ‘tethered boot’

Some AppleTV software versions require a tethered boot. This means the AppleTV must be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup.

Note: The AppleTV MUST be disconnected from the computer (for at least a brief moment) after restoring in iTunes for the tethered boot process below to work properly.

Step 1: Open Seas0nPass and select the ‘Boot Tethered’ option.
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Step 2: When prompted, connect the AppleTV to your computer via USB. Wait for the rapid flashing light then connect the power. Once both are connected hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
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Step 3: Seas0n Pass will complete the tethered boot automatically. Once complete, remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable.
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