Untethered iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak for Apple TV 2 Released (updated)

by tomek on April 4, 2011

You love NBA and MLB but you haven’t yet updated your Apple TV 2 to iOS 4.3.1 because you love XBMC, Hulu, Couch Surfer, Plex and Remote HD even more? The waiting is over and you can now have it all as iPhone Dev-Team has released untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak for all iDevices (except iPad 2). Just update your tiny black box to 4.3.1 (Apple TV 4.2.1) and then re-jailbreak it with the freshly released PwnageTool 4.3. Note that PwnageTool is Mac only, Windows users will have to wait until redsn0w is updated to support atv2.

Here is the official PwnageTool 4.3 link (Bittorent). Some unofficial mirrors are here.

Update: sn0wbreeze, a custom IPSW creator and jailbreaking tool for Windows has also been updated to version 2.5 which can now jailbreak your Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.3.1.

  • Ricey

    sn0wbreez is ready to Jailbreak the AppleTV2G now but iv tried and iv not the
    first clue how to use sn0wbreez to JB the AppleTV lol. Anyone got a guide
    to use sn0wbreez to jb the aptv2g??

    Would be much appreciated 😀


  • Ricky19

    problem with xbmc!!!

  • Kevin

    Also no 5.1 in netflix? can anyone else confirm?

  • Ricey

    Anyone here been Abel to jb with sn0wbreeze??

  • Bertt

    Try 4 times with sn0wbreeze but gives à iTunes 21 error at the and when trying to restore in iTunes on window XP computer 🙁

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  • Me

    works but no xbmc 🙁

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  • Ricey

    If u jailbroke it… Can u say how u done it with sn0wbreeze? I’m asking
    All over n looking at guides but not one thing to
    Help with the atv! We need a tutorial for this pls :-/

    I nvr had problems doing a jb lyc this b4!
    Error 21 and I think I got a error 41 too but def
    Getting error 21. Someone help 🙂 pls heh.


  • modi

    getting error 14 when trying to jailbreak with snowbreeze

  • waitingJBAppleTV

    the same to u. sn0wbreeze doesn’t work at all

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  • cee123

    where is a good source for getting the ATV2 IPSW file?

  • Will be giving this a go on my #ATV2 via #Windows7

  • Klave

    problem is bigger than this. Like you, JB appears to work. But cannot install from NitoTV or ssh into atv from my mac

  • Queldorado
  • Grant

    I could not get jailbreak to work. MAJOR issues getting into DFU mode. XBMC forums have blown up and there is a fix to getting XBMC working but it involves using the nightly builds and yes — getting SSH access.

    SO…for now, I’m sticking with current set up and waiting for greenpoison.

  • Grant

    There are a couple of issues with these instructions.

    First, for some reason the ATV2 will not get into DFU mode. I’ve read two different ways to do this — with and without the power cord.

    Second, no mention of the itunes errors that keep cropping up for those who somehow make it past DFU mode.

    Third — if you are moving from 4.2 to 4.3 – do you upgrade atv first or let itunes do it when the new jailbroken ipsw is uploaded?

  • Wescravn


    The problem was resolved by going to this site. Hope that helps. It worked for me.


  • Microfud

    if you need XBMC, hold off. There is a bug in the jailbreak that disables the audio via HDMI.

  • aww

    If you are getting an error trying to install XBMC, just go to the NitoTV settings and choose update.

  • Microfud

    You can get xmbc working, if you are handy with OS X’s terminal app. (I can’t find the link, but I found it on Google last night and got it working.) But the problem is you won’t have any audio, unless you are using the optical audio connection.

  • Microfud
  • aww

    Just update your NitoTV under settings. This should take care of your issue.

  • I keep getting error 21 from itunes during the restore using pwnagetool, I’ve rebuilt and redownloaded the firmware several times with no luck. Anyone have a solution or workaround?

  • Queldorado

    Jailbreaking using Seasonpass and ssh-ing nitoTV solved all my problems

  • Klavepatsfan

    are you able to use XBMC ? It installed,(thanks for the tip) but I could not point it at my SMB share on my network. I have not tried any plugins yet so I dont know if it has any other issues. what are your experiences so far?

  • Gujivu

    PwnageTool 4.3 is not compatible with XBMC on ATV2. Audio device error means no audio with XBMC movie.

  • Dinggus

    I can’t jailbreak with Seas0npass and PwnageTools is giving me Error 1600 from iTunes. I don’t know why Seas0npass didn’t work, I followed the instructions and tried 3 times!

  • Bfnjsd

    why are u guys posting stuff that does not work proberly

  • Gdfdf

    smb and sound does not work

  • Microfud

    get season pass from FireCore. It is untethered and doesn’t have the bugs found in Pwnagetool.

  • Guest

    Have a brand new ATV2 running 4.3. Can I jailbrake it then install Plex? I can find alot of articles on the jailbrake but not alot on installing Plex. Have already jailbroken iphone 3gs running 4.3 with pwnage. It was very easy with no bugs whatsoever. Would like to do the same with my apple tv to be able to enjoy all formats of movies. Need help with the Plex install. Can it be done on 4.3 thats never been jailbroken and where can I find good how to article. Thanks guys…Awesome posts!!!

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  • Krause28

    I keep getting an error in itunes that the apple tv is not able to accept this update. I am going to write it down next time I try.

  • Krause28

    OK…so tried again, and it gives me an error after checking with Apple. Saying that this device is not authorized for the requested build. I have itunes updated to the latest, OS on mac updated, using pwnagetool 4.3 and the 4.3.1 apple tv firmware. It so bizarre, I have never had so many problems.

  • Yes it does. I have tried Seasonpass newest verison 0.7.4 and it doesn’t enter DFU mode ..! Pwnage gets further but is denied access to the ATV2 firmware. Does anyone have a JB that works???

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  • Joerg Peters

    Hier findet Ihr eine komplette deutsche Anleitung mit allen Downloads und XBMC installation: http://www.maddins-world.de/2011/07/anleitung-jailbreak-apple-tv-2g-und-xmbc-installation/

  • Admin1

    I did the same for some reason mine didn’t work and season pass said it  was completed with new script.. :S

  • Bruce

    After jailbreaking my ATV2 w/ Seasonpass, the Seasonpass icon does not appear on the main menu of ATV2.  It only appears on the bottom right side of the screen where iy is useless.  Pleas help.

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