Untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) released

by tomek on May 25, 2012

Apple TV 2 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak

FireCore has just released a new version of Seas0nPass that provides an untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.0.1 (iOS) 5.0.1. The new Seas0nPass uses pod2g‘s untethered exploit and has been successfully tested by nitoTV. Most of the plugins, like XBMC, Plex, Media Player, nitoTV, Rowmote, Last.fm, Couch Surfer and Weather are currently supported on 5.0.1. Only Remote HD and Overflow are not yet working and require an author update for 5.0.1 compatibility.

Released two weeks ago, Apple TV 5.0.1 (9B206f) adds HD previews for TV shows and movies in the iTunes store and brings fixes to Netflix, AirPlay and Home Sharing.

Here is what’s new in Apple TV 5.0.1:

  • iTunes previews: Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
  • AirPlay: Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
  • Home Sharing: Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
  • Netflix: Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
  • Stability and performance: Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.

You can jailbreak your Apple TV 2 running the latest 5.0.1 firmware by following this tutorial.

FireCore also said on its blog that the 3rd gen Apple TV is not supported in this release:

Unfortunately Seas0nPass is not yet compatible with the new ATV3. Work is still ongoing and we’ll be sure to announce any and all news as soon as it becomes available.

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  • MatTrue

    Why u no linky to sites other than your own in your posts?

  • Brentdibble

    how do I untether an already jailbroken apple tv 2?

  • Iseekknowledge

    Worked great! Takes for ever but it works. However now my ATV Flash is outdated and when you try to install  ATV Flash it wont allow you unless  you download the newest version which you can only do if you bought it and have an account. Anyone sharing the latest version or have a link to it please post!

  • Thewizardry

    I just did the JB but now ATV Black won’t work it says I’m either not connected to a network or my version is out dated was sup with that

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  • Zwabbit

    I hope they find a solution for ATV 3…  It would be nice to upgrade to a 1080p native solution…. 

  • Iseekknowledge

    Anyone have a link to a working download of ATVFlash Black for mac?

  • Brandon Bourget

    No luck with aTV Flash Black here either.  v1.5

  • Non

    There’s a new version of ATV 1.51.. released some hours ago..
    just wait

  • omega


  • omega

    Sorry here is the correct link I found


  • Mk_420

    so my apple tv is jailbroken. how do i watch movies and stuff for free? can’t work it out???? HELP!!

  • Dude

    may need to install .NET 4.0 framework.  I know I did for Windows XP SP3 to get it to work

  • Dude

    look on google search for “ATV2 addon repositories” you will find the official and unofficial varieties. Install the addons which are zipped up into files called repositories to XBMC via SSH method with a program such as WinSCP or Putty

  • Dude

     what I’m using its pc version

  • Dude

     ATV flash 1.5.1

  • Johnny Morris

    i jailbroke my atv2 untethered but after installing nitotv the firecore icon disappeared and the setting icon is back to the default icon shape..

    is that normal and is my ATV still jailbroken?

  • rhtoffees

    apple gen 2,download firecore latest up date untethered jailbreak can anyone explain how to get xmbc etc on it ?

  • Rjegust

    I have tried a dozen times on three different computers…it just doesn’t work…
    one apple TV turned into a brick

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