Untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) to be released shortly (updated)

by tomek on May 24, 2012

UPDATE: It’s out! You can jailbreak your Apple TV 2 running the latest 5.0.1 firmware by following this tutorial.

Finally, we have some good news for you. Although there is still no sign of Apple TV 3 jailbreak, it seems that Apple TV 2 owners will soon be getting an untethered jailbreak for their black boxes updated to the latest Apple TV 5.0.1 firmware.

nitoTV tweeted that he had successfully tested pod2g’s untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2,1 5.0.1 (4224)/5.1.1(9B206f). He didn’t give any ETA but he is working hard to release it as soon as possible.

In case you don’t want to wait until the untethered jailbreak is out, you can tether jailbreak your Apple TV 2 running the latest firmware using FireCore’s Seas0nPass 0.8.4 right now by following this tutorial.

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  • Great article, like always! I am very much impressed with your work..

  • Whiner

    Nice… hope now it won’t take more then a week, sick of these ”’news updates”, it’s the same as last post actually… just to get google hits

  • Oppohot

    Yeah!As soon  as Possible!!

  • Vandal093

    1c0nic WHO!?!?!?!? Selfish Bastard! (And YES I PAID FOR THE FIRECORE Lifetime Subscription).   If you don’t want to share your work with the world, then DON’T BRAG (ICONIC) Because sooner or later someone will achieve what you have achieved and share it with the world as well. (Hey I’m willing to pay for the hard work of the Hackers!) But why be a D1cK (1c0nic) and just brag with no proof that you actually broke the iOS?  In a lab, scientists would call that a hypothesis with no solid empirical evidence.  What next? Cold Fusion Videos on Youtube? Best leave the REAL Jailbreaking to NITOTV!  Thanks Nito!

  • ChristopherMay

    I’m currently on the tethered jailbreak. Is there a quick and easy way to convert it to an untethered jailbreak, or do I need to restore and rejailbreak?

  • Chris

    can you cut the bull$hit… “Seas0nPass jailbreaking tool has been updated today to provide an untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 running the latest 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) firmware” – what you mean is it’s been announced that it works but it hasnt been released, stop trying to get people excited about shit that isnt available yet. I’m sure it’s good for your google search position but it fucks off your readership

  • Katron3

    Can someone explain what the benefit of jail breaking your apple tv is? And what’s the difference between tethered and untethered versions of this? Sorry for the novice level questions. Thanks

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  • Tester

    I need some help.  I want to do an untethered jailbreak of ATV2.  When I look at the specs under ABOUT on the ATV interface, it says that I am running 5.0 (4099).  Can I use the Seas0nPass AppleTV2,1_5.0_9B206f_restore.ipsw file?

  • Tombarrett

    wow. i just did the update. all worked… but i only have computer / fire core icons… THAT’S it!!! help!!!

  • I have an apple tv 2. i was trying to jail break and i pressed the boot tethered option. Now when i put it on the tv it doesnt come on. What do I have to do in order to make it untethered or how can i use it tethered?

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