Apple Updates Apple TV 2 Firmware to 4.2.2, Untethered Jailbreak is Already Out

by tomek on May 12, 2011

Apple Updates Apple TV 2 Firmware to 4.2.2

Apple released minor software update for Apple TV 2 – labeled 4.2.2 – which generally fixes some audio and video playback issues (see the full list of changes below). The IPSW name is still 4.3, but the build version changed from 8F202 to 8F305. @i0n1c has already updated Apple TV 2 kernel for his original 4.3.1 untether. NitoTV confirmed that the new untether works “beautifully” and he said there should be a new Seas0nPass out very soon.

If you do feel like updating to 4.2.2, you can then use the latest version of PwnageTool and the freshly released bundle for atv2 8F305 biuld to jailbreak your device. Remember to place the bundle in FirmwareBundles directory before you start.

For Windows users, sn0wbreeze has also been updated to version 2.7.2 which supports untether jailbreak on the latest firmware version 4.2.2. To jailbreak your Apple TV 2 with sn0wbreeze, use the instructions from this tutorial, just make sure you are using the latest version of sn0wbreeze.

Apple TV Software Update 4.2.2 features:

  • Audio: addresses an issue in which audio is not output when playing some video content.
  • Video playback: addresses an issue in which video is not displayed when playing some content.
  • Audio output setting: adds an audio output setting for switching to 16-bit audio for compatibility with some TVs and AV receivers.
  • Live FF/RW improvements: improves the performance of fast-forwarding and rewinding live events.
  • Movie description: addresses an issue in which the description information is not displayed for some movies.
  • YouTube video order: addresses an issue in which YouTube subscription videos were not ordered by date.

You may also want to read:
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.3 with sn0wbreeze (untethered)
SHOUTcast Radio App Updated to Support AirPlay
AirPlay-Enabled Apps: Air Video (review)
Remote HD now supports Apple TV 2 (updated)

  • Paul Keyworth

    Seas0nPass has been updated and is available here :
    Mac – 0.7.6 (73)

  • Paul Keyworth

    Apologies for the previous post the link didn’t copy!
    Seas0nPass has been updated and is available here:

  • Nico

    I’m not an expert, sorry ;-(

    My ATV2 is already jailbroken with seas0npass. Do I need to update the new firmware 4.2.2 before using seas0npass or do I just use seas0npass to update the firmware? Thanks in advance for a reply.

  • Paul Keyworth

    if you run the new version of Seas0nPass and select “create IPSW” it will download the new firmware and then apply the patch to that – then u connect your ATV2 and iTunes does the rest

  • Ken

    Is this version working with latest aTV Flash beta4?

  • Nico


    Super. Thanks!!


  • Mike the Dudess

     PLZ can sum1 HELP i hav BUILD 2203 very rare i think BUT help would b brill am waitin on a reply from Geo MMMM Wonder how long i will hav 2 wait LoL 

  • Tuongtvm

     Everything ok , But XBMC can not play file MKV :((

  • Potino

    You simply need to install the nightly release of xbmc in order to make mkv stream possible 😉

  • Tuongtvm

     i updated , can play file MKV . Now can,t play music Happens with all audio files in the music section.

  • Alex

     I’m trying to update my ATV2 to 4.2.2, but I constantly get unknown error 3194.  The message appears right after iTunes says “Verifying Apple TV restore with Apple”

    I used SeasonPass to jailbreak initially.  Apple updates are “enabled” under settings.  I have tried every USB port on my computer.  Nothing helps.  It won’t restore factory firmware or SeasonPass jailbroken firmware.  Any suggestions?

  • Alex

     Nevermind, tried a different computer and it works fine.

  • Juice15F4i

    So i downloaded SnowBreeze and the newest ipsw but when i go into the folder snowbreeze can’t find any useful files in order to complete the process.  Any suggestions?

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