How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)

by tomek on June 6, 2012


apple tv 2 untethered jailbreak1 How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)

FireCore‘s Seas0nPass has been just updated to provide an untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 running the latest 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) firmware. Released yesterday, this minor software update for the 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV only includes an Australia-specific issue with Parental Controls, no new features have been added.

All of the most popular Apple TV plugins, like XBMC, Plex, Media Player, nitoTV, Rowmote, Last.fm, Couch Surfer and Weather are currently supported on 5.0.2 (Remote HD and Overflow are not yet working and require an author update for 5.0.1 compatibility).

If you are not in Australia, there is no need to update to 5.0.2 but if you have accidentally updated or bought an Apple TV 2 with 5.0.2 already installed, you can jailbreak it by following this tutorial.

NOTE: The current version of Seas0nPass doesn’t provide a jailbreak for the Apple TV 3.

Here is a step by step tutorial on how to untether jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 using Seas0nPass:

Pre-launch checklist

  1. Download and install the latest version of iTunes (check for updates through Software Update located in Apple menu).
  2. Download Seas0nPass for Mac [10.6 or later] or Windows [XP or later].
  3. A micro USB cable will be required to complete the jailbreak.
  4. Disconnect any iPods, iPhones, and iPads from your computer.

Jailbreaking

Step 1: Unzip the ‘Seas0nPass.zip’ file and launch Seas0nPass.

Seas0nPass 001 How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)Step 2: Select the ‘Create IPSW’ button to start the jailbreak process.

Seas0nPass 02 How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)Step 3: The latest Apple TV software will be downloaded and used to create a custom ‘jailbroken’ software file.

Seas0nPass 03 How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)Step 4:When prompted, connect your Apple TV using a micro-USB cable (leave power disconnected).

Once the light on the front of the Apple TV begins to flash rapidly, point the remote at the AppleTV and hold both the MENU and PLAY/PAUSE buttons for 7 seven seconds.

Note: This step will require the silver (aluminum) Apple TV remote that was included with the ATV2. The older, white (plastic) remotes will not work.

Seas0nPass 04 How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)Step 5: iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.

Seas0nPass 051 How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)Step 6: iTunes will confirm the restore when complete – your Apple TV is now jailbroken.

Note: To confirm the jailbreak was successful a (temporary) red FC logo will appear in the lower right corner of the screen – as shown below.

atv2 untethered How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 5.0.2 (iOS 5.1.1) using Seas0nPass (untethered)

Enjoy!

Now you can:

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  • Douglas Petercsak

    Where is AppleTV 3?

  • http://www.windowcleaning2you.com.au/ window cleaners sydney

    thanks for nice share .. i was looking for some thing like that …

  • Jonboy26

    I’m running the 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak and I don’t think I could be bothered updating for the sake of a fix for parental controls that I don’t even use.

  • AO_user

    I tried exactly as you described but it doesnt work…the light doesnt blink very fast…it just blink slowly …do you have any idea what I should be doing wrong? Thanks in advance!

  • Sarah Mcalinden

    This doesnt work, followed instructions to the latter, when gets to itunes part for restore get an error saying firmware is not compatible. ATV has v5.0.2 software on it

  • Burak Duvan

    Try looking up your “hosts” file. If you set your host to Saurik server, iTunes won’t restore any iDevice to a current firmware. Put “#” to the front of Saurik’s server’s ip  or any ips

  • Nasir_s_198

    hello
    i have followed these steps but in when itunes opens it gives error firmware is not compatible with the device
    plz help

  • Joe

    this does not work for me.  Light on ATV2 does not blink at all when plugged into computer and Itunes does not open.  The light flashes fast after holding the menu/play buttons down for the 7 seconds and then nothing happens.  Please advise what the problem is.

  • Shortscaptain

    When I connected my appletv with the micro USB the light never flashed. I held the remote buttons as directed anyways and nothing happened.

  • Michael950
  • Shortscaptain

    I tried the Force DFU mode and was told this device is not compatable.

  • Andy Sam

    Dear All, I can create the custom ipsw by using the seasonpass, however, when it pops up the iTunes, opened the ipsw and extracting the package, it pops up the unknown error. Is there anyone can help out here? Thanks a lot~~  

  • Andy Sam

    BTW, the iTunes version is 10.6.3.25

  • Muhanadn

    Hi i want to do jailbreak and i follow your steps but at last step when say to me press the remont buttoms after that there is little box pop up and saying itune restore please wait and stuck on that long time and mot finish i stop every thing and i do it again and same thing please can you help me and thank you very much

  • thefatmunky

     Hi Burak, I also get the same “firmware not compatible” message as Sarah. How do I lookup the hosts file as you suggested? Thanks!

  • Mighty-mo00

     I am in the same boat as Sarah and fatmunky. Where is the information for Saurik’s server ip’s? Do i just add that to the host file in place of something?

  • Spygirl

    I’m getting the same message as Andy Sam.  I made sure phone was disconnected from itunes and opened up package and it ran through restore then said “unknown error could not be restored”

  • http://twitter.com/wordsrmagic2me Mike Simpson

     I get as far as the restore and get the message that iTunes is restoring the ATV2 but that just seems to stall and nothing changes. Can someone help.

  • Guest

     Thanks a lot@bd7e8cfe073d9e75a0c3137ada5a9464:disqus  the trick of plugging in the power cable worked to enter DFU mode.

  • Rayyan

    guys,

    Having problems with this process. It looks as if everything is successful – get itunes confirmation etc. – but when I connect to the TV I only see two icons, one for computers and one for settings. I certainly do not see the screen shot like above. Any ideas on what to do next?

    Thanks

  • http://twitter.com/silentempire Silent Empire

    Guys, just to be on the safe side, im gonna buy an apple tv2 from my friend, its still in the box, no clue the ios version on it. am i to assume it would be untethered jailbreakable at the latest ios version?

  • Patrickwhalen10

    my apple tv will not jailbreak at all. i have firmware 5.0.2 and Seas0nPass will not jailbreak it 

  • Charles56

    i have the same problem. running 5.02 and the latest itunes. it will not jailbreak it.
    always get the message that firmware is not compatible. what can i do?

  • Dextermcleod

    i also after lost my icons and remain with two computer and setting on atv 2…help
     

  • Lianged

    I have the same problem as you. Also, I can not ssh into the box. Who can help me? OMG

  • Inasuc

    Please change location to UK or US from your settings.

  • gregcooper

    is your ethernet plugged in?

  • http://twitter.com/PhilMacU Phil Watson

    All went well (well sort of), my ATV2 needs to be booted tethered??? Did I miss some step?

    Tks, for any help

  • http://twitter.com/PhilMacU Phil Watson

    OK seemed to work after several tethered reboots!

  • Gavin N.

     connect your appletv to the computer, then connect the power after your computers says that it is connect, then hold down menu and play/pause, and you will be good.
    I had the same exact problem

  • Sdmovies44

    Hi Thanks frnd Iam Frm India Apple TV is Not Supplied to India But I Bought Frm US i Jailbrek Through Your trick Thanks Buddy Can U Suggest Me How To Load Apps In it

  • John M

    As Gavin N. suggested I had to plug my Apple TV 2 into power to get the light to flash.
    I then pressed both buttons on the remote for 7 seconds.
    Now nothing happens. The light just keeps flashing and iTunes does not come up.
    I am running 5.0.2 ( latest ) software version.
    Any ideas would be much appreciated

  • Bekkenes

    Confused, you say its untherered (ie no power needed), but then you say continue to theathered in part two.

    What is it?
    I tried it, all went ok until i plugged in power and booted it, no icon and i cant access via ssh.

  • http://twitter.com/emanzi emanzi

    Just did. Took me less than 5 minutes. 
    Thank you.

  • Dktruong168

    please help..!!

    when I plug in the usb nothing happen .. there were no flashing light and the season pass is still waiting for device to enter DFU mode.

    Thank you so much..

  • Jfinan

    I’m using latest iTunes and ATV2 with 5.0.2 (4250) and Seas0nPass as linked above with no luck after many attempts. iTunes consistently reports that the 1_5.0.2_9B830_SP_Restore.ipsw is incompatible. Hope you guys can head back to the drwing board and take another look at this.

  • Vlad

    Any chance that someone that has successfully broken there atv2 could write a tutorial? This one doesn’t appear to work for the majority

  • Trent Schukow

    …. could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible….

    please help!

  • Atucker922

     plug in. light flashes. unplug. then move on to next steps. dont leave pluged in

  • Atucker922

    Thanks so much. worked like a charm. Took ten min.

  • Vickygill22

    its work  thank you

  • Guest

    Sorry if this post does not refer to a big technical problem, in fact is more an esthetic issue. After jailbreaking my Apple TV 2 (IOS 5.1.1) untethered, the FC red logo remains permanently. Does anybody know how to remove it?

    Thanks a lot. 

  • mo

    I keep getting download is corrupt after the ipsw is downloaded. When its downloaded twice it wont try again. No luck restarting seasonpass either. I’m using the Mac version, downloading (AppleTV2,1_5.0.2_9B830) on Lion 10.7.4.

  • Petetp

    This is what keeps happening…

    “Error entering DFU mode: This device is not supported by Seas0nPass.”

    ATV2 5.0.2 on a Windows 7 64 bit machine
    What now?
    Gettin frustrated…

  • charles

    I’m using latest iTunes and ATV2 with 5.0.2 (4250) and Seas0nPass as linked above with no luck after many attempts. iTunes consistently reports that the 1_5.0.2_9B830_SP_Restore.ipsw is incompatible. Please help!

  • Careless2000

    step4: i had to connect power to get into DFU mode…. makes sense?!

  • AJ

    Worked for me. I connected Apple TV to PC firstly, made sure iTunes was not started and started the process

  • greatful

    much thanks michael950. manual dfu worked perfect :D

  • Zollirum

    Will the above procedure work for an ATV 1st gen?

  • Moha1266

    can someone please help me, i bought an APT2 from bestbuy, i am trying to jail break it with seasonpass, when it gets to the DFW mode i connect the usb but the light does not come on. i then connect the power cord and press menu and down button for 6 seconds then menu and play for 7 seconds. after holding it seasonpass says this device is not supported. what can i do.

  • Moha1266

    can someone please help me, i bought an APT2 from bestbuy, i am trying to jail break it with seasonpass, when it gets to the DFU mode i connect the usb but the light does not come on. i then connect the power cord and press menu and down button for 6 seconds then menu and play for 7 seconds. after holding it seasonpass says this device is not supported. what can i do.

  • EvilEd

    I’ve got the same issue – anyone know how to sort it?

  • EvilEd

    OK – found something that worked for me –> http://forum.firecore.com/topic/6317

    Specifically  Find your “hosts” file on your computer.
    For a mac, it will be in /etc/hosts. **NOTE: You may need to change your mac settings so that you can view hidden files and folders.
    To do this, open up your terminal and type: “defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE” without the quotes and hit enter. Open up finder and you should now see all of your hidden files. To turn this off, re-type the same line in terminal but change TRUE to FALSE.
    For a pc, your hosts file will be in c:windowssystem32driversetchosts
    Open your hosts file in a text editor and add the following line to the very bottom of the hosts file:
    #74.208.105.171 gs.apple.com
    and then run Seas0npass

  • idlephase

    The Apple TV 2 hasn’t been available for months. If you have an Apple TV that supports 1080p, then it’s ver. 3 and not jailbreakable.

  • Macdougall Jesse

    Any reposnse to this post? I am having the same issue.  I just bought an ATV2 last night, using the most updated seas0n pass, never saw this before, please help

  • Orac

    There are so many conflicting instructions on this forum. Can anyone provide a clear step-by-step approach that is consistent, clear and correct? Obviously the vanilla solution does not work for everyone.

  • ApplegEn

     its because its an apple tv3 not apple tv 2
    check the serial number its start by MDXXX instead of MCXXXX

  • AGon

    after the jailbreak, how do i install or send the XBMC to the ATV2 step by step. i am new to all this and i have no idea on how to use the PuTTY configuration.

  • Nonosapiens

    Hi,

    If serial start by MDxxx
    Its a apple TV3 ?

  • Mat

    Will this jailbreak allow you to use Apple tv without an active Internet connection??

  • Measner

    I have an atv2 and I did the untethered jailbreak. However it doesn’t seem to be untethered I have to plug in computer before I shut power down otherwise I lose jailbreak. Can anyone tell me what step I’m missing to be untethered?? Thanks

  • jawsont

    On one of my ATV2’s I have to have it plugged into power as well as plugged in via. micro-usb. The other ATV2 will only work when it is NOT plugged into power and ONLY the micro-usb. Go figure.

  • jawsont

    For what it’s worth –

    Issue #1) I have two ATV2’s. One regularly has jailbroken with every release and goes into DFU mode no problem by pressing the menu+play buttons as advertised. The other one I got about 5 months after the first and it has caused me a pile of grief. I discovered that it DOES NOT go into DFU mode in any conventional way (including the menu+down, screwing with clearing settings, uninstalling itunes etc etc etc). THE ONLY WAY the 2nd aTV2 goes into DFU mode is by plugging in the power, then the micro-USB and it enters DFU mode wihtin 6 seconds, no problem at all.
    Issue #2. For some reason I decided to put on 5.0.2 and JB them both, even though they were both operating fine running 4 and 4.4.4 no problem. Updating the first ATV2 – I ran through the JB, it came up with a ‘can’t restore’ error or something like that. I ran sesonpass a 2nd time and no problem JB successful. Again, updating the 2nd ATV2 – massive PITA. I knew I’d have to plug in my power cable prior to putting in the micro-usb as with previous versions, but every other conceivable thing seemed to go wrong. I got errors 1604, 1602, 21 (and a few more I’ve forgotten about) time and time again. I’d enter DFU mode, the automatic restore would fire up, then it would hang for 5 minutes, then pop up with the error message for that attempt. I tried looking at hosts files, switching USB cables, reinstalling itunes, rebooting the computer repeatedly, purging all season’s pass files. Nothing seemed to work for me.
    In the end here’s what seemed to work for me: I did a complete system restore of the ATV2 in iTUNES. I rebooted the computer, completely started season’s pass from scratch, ran through the JB process, got the error message 1604 (said a pile of bad words that unfortunately I think my daughters heard). I was going to give up. I put the ATV2 back onto my TV and fired it up for giggles. Lo and behold, it was working. Even though I had an error 1604.

    Now – bear in mind I’d plugged the ATV2 into the TV on and off during the entire day it took me to f’ck around with this and nearly every time it showed that “plug the ATV2 into iTunes via. USB” icon. That said – I BET that any time I had the 1604 error earlier in the day the damn thing was actually working.

    TL;DR – If you’re having problems, do a system restore on the ATV2, JB from seasonspass from scratch, if you come up with a 1604, roll with it and plug the ATV2 into a TV ’cause hopefully it’s actually working.

  • NaClty

    I got an error that said unable to restore, and plugged it into my TV anyway to find that the jailbreak had worked. Go figure. Thanks for this!

  • NaClty

    I should also note that mini usb alone didn’t work, I had to plug in the power.

  • http://twitter.com/ttvtrung Vinh Tran

    Make sure its connected to the internet via either wired and wireless. Otherwise, you’ll see just 2 icons and cannot ssh.

  • Andoni

    2º-Actualizar el XBMC para que sea compatible con nuestro XBMC
    Abrir WinSCP y PuTTY y en la consola teclear
    apt-get update
    mkdir -p /Applications/AppleTV.app/Appliances
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
    mkdir -p /Applications/XBMC.frappliance
    wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14341410/org.xb … os-arm.deb
    dpkg -i org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_11.0-3_iphoneos-arm.deb
    rm org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_11.0-3_iphoneos-arm.deb

    saludos desde México :)

  • Peter

    My aluminium apple tv remote dont work can i use a other remote that im using right know its a paired remote from my tv

  • http://twitter.com/LatannaStone Latanna Stone

    I am getting an message: Error entering DFU mode The device is not supported by seas0npass

  • http://www.facebook.com/anderswibling.hansen Anders Wibling Hansen

    I managed to jailbreak fine and installed XBMC and various addons. My question is whether others have experienced that after the jailbreak the normal podcast app in the mail menu of the Apple TV is missing?

  • james

    i had the same issues….nothing happened when i plugged my apple tv unit in….than when i plugged power in it read non compatible

  • Rodgathat

    I am tried out the same steps above and had no success. My ATV has to be plugged to power and USB simultaneously. After process is complete, the tethered boot does not work, though S/W update is performed yet not jailbroken

  • http://www.brazilfifaworldcup2014.net Jerry Maestro

    wow it really help me a lot :)

  • Bollamonster

    I download Seas0nPass and when I open it it gets stuck on the “Patching Filesystem” stage. Any help?

  • http://www.pregnancy-symptoms-week-by-week.net/ France Paterson

    I want to download but i’m afraid coz think there’s a lot of errors.

  • http://www.pregnancy-symptoms-week-by-week.net/ France Paterson

    I’m gonna give it a try thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.electroniccigaretteonline.org/ Mike Cosah

    Now i can manage my own…thanks for the turorial.

  • http://www.pregnancy-symptoms-week-by-week.net/ France Paterson

    I want to install atv flash back. grreat!

  • http://www.pregnancy-symptoms-week-by-week.net/ France Paterson

    nice and cool stuff.

  • Christofer

    I have suceeded to jajilbreak my Apple TV 5.0.2. But my home sharing wont work n my Apple TV. It works n my iPhone and in iTunes. Without home sharing, I am not able to install aTV flash (Black) and I allready paid for it. Someone with a likely problem? I get the error message: Apple TV could not connect to the server right now. Try again later.

  • http://www.masseffect3.net/ Simon Lopez

    Nice steps for the beginners like me.

  • http://www.youtube-converter.us/ John Port

    I imagine to have this device and use it on a good way.

  • http://www.buysocialmediatraffic.com/ Tyson Otto

    woot!! I try these at home.. thanks :D

  • Suk kock

    You guys are a bunch of fa got s

  • http://twitter.com/KylSmth Kyle Smith

    what does ios 6 mean for this process? will iTunes automatically update the atv2 to ios6 if we restore it before using season pass?

  • kyle

    what about now (9/19/2012) that iOS 6 is out? doesnt this mean a freshly updated apple tv 2 won’t be jailbreakable?

  • kevinqn

    it’s seem doesn’t work on itunes 10.7 in Step 6: iTunes can not restore… some one help me…

  • Jeff Noble

    I tried for 2 hours the other night. I tried editing the hosts file on my Mac per instructions. I tried running Tiny Umbrella’s servers while updating. Nothing would work. My AppleTV 2 is currently running 4.4.4 and I wanted to upgrade to a jailbroken 5.02 via SeasonPass.

    Never could get it to work, and I suspect it’s because there’s a newer firmware out, and iTunes 10.7 won’t allow me to downgrade using the option-restore on my Mac.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kennethpost Kenneth Hov

    After several attempts to jb my atv 2 (5.0.2) I finally succeeded yesterday :-) The first 4-5 times I got error 3194. I read about Apple not signing the 5.0.2 sw, and was afraid I had to wait for next jb version.
    Then I tried to restore manually and using the file made by Seas0nPass, this did not work either, and I think I got error 1604. When I started my atv I only got the iTunes logo and an usb cable on the screen. I restored the atv with iTunes the normal way, then I tried to jb it again with Seas0nPass. This time it used a lot more time, but ended up with 1604 again. Restored again, and tried another time, and this time it worked :-)
    Did not edit the host file or anything else, just used Seas0nPass. I think the restore of atv to original state was the key to success. I was afraid it would upgrade my atv to 5.1.1, but it kept the 5.0.2 version after restore.
    After this I installed XBMC according to the description on xbmc.org and it was a walk in the park. After reboot command it used quite a long time to start up, and the picture disappeared for a while after the apple logo had been visible.

  • lex

    I finally got this to work after 5 attempts. It worked without the device being plugged in with the power cord, but I tried both approaches.

  • mediaman

    Just performed this process of 5.0.2 atv2 firmware running iTunes 10.7 , and not sure if it worked. I don’t see any advantage of jailbreaking it, also never saw a red FC logo… WTF is the point of this jailbreak? ALSO it will not connect thru PuTTY does this mean it is not jailbroken? Ready to say fuck it and restore back to regular and remove your useless program

  • Haris Redzepagic

    you can run xbmc on a ATV2 if you do jailbreak your ATV. the only reason i would buy a ATV.

  • Bjarki

    Worked like a charm!

  • Alex

    When I connect my apple tv to the computer, it doesn’t appear in Itunes… so the restore process doesn’t even start when I run the jailbreaking software. Any idea?

  • ast

    hi guys. anyone has managed to get it to work recently?

  • Sam

    can i use the process above to re-jailbreak my apple tv – i wanted to wipe it clean and start again..

    the more i Google it the more its says don’t as things just don’t work as planned..

    where can i post if i have issues?

  • sebas

    HI ! The jailbreak all is ok so XBMC Can’t read movie mkv or avi without cuts off ( lagging) who know how can repair this bug…..

  • HaaDee

    guys… realy..
    I bought myself a second hand atv2 with the intention to jailbreak it. Never ever would have thought it would be made that easy. Compliments to all of you, this realy was the most easy jailbreak i’ve ever encounterd on any device yet! You’r the best!!

    :-) @happy me…

  • Andrea

    pls, note that the # symbols will rem your entry, and no chage will be made to the domain name resolution for gs.apple.com. If you want your pc to resolve gs.apple.com with the specified ip address you must remove the # symbol.

  • Nilofer

    same problem I have also.

  • tom

    Not working I get a script error and finding ipsw in finder? Why the hell is this not working? I have ATV2 with Seas0n Pass 0.8.6 on MAC OSX Mountain Lion and itunes 11.

    Someone please tell me whats going on?!

  • cmos

    Hi, I have Apple Tv Software 4.3, Jailbroken. Can I just update to the latest version and jailbreak it? How do I do a clean install?

  • joll

    i have apple tv2. After going through the process described with season pass, everything worked as described, entered DFU mode and the auto restore started. Then I had power failure. Now when I connect the aTV to my TV it shows, the iTunes logo and a USB cable, I try to reset with the remote but still the same. If I connect with the USB to my computer it does not appear in iTunes. Trying to re-enter DFU mode, but nothing.

    Please advice

    Thanks

  • joll

    it was the cable

  • munyovaeverything

    Worked fine today had trouble a few months ago must of been my itunes, but now i need to figure what apps i need for this to be conquered.

  • homepc

    I have an ATV2 with 4.2.1 software 4.1.1 firmware. Can I jb with Seas0nPass? Should I update and then jb? What is the lastest software and firmware that is jailbreakable? I am very new to jb and don’t want to mess it up. Please advice!!! Thanks.

  • Pipka

    Thanks! Everything works great!

    In my case I had to edit host file and patch my ATV2 with iREB-r6 before using iTunes

  • Ben

    This device is not supported on SeasonPass is the message I get: ATV 5.0.2, iTunes 10.7 Win XP. Who has a suggestion?

  • Ben

    This device is not supported on SeasonPass is the message I get: ATV 5.0.2, iTunes 10.7 Win XP. Who has a suggestion?

  • gonefishing1975

    Hi Can I still jailbreak an ATV2 with 5.1.1 today or am I out of luck. I googled it but many different stories.
    thanks

  • gonefishing1975

    I have looked all over the net for the answer about being able to still jailbreak 5.1.1 on ATV@ and so many different stories. Can Someone please give me the right answer.
    thanks

  • Christof Hurst

    Hi, the jailbreak works well, but in my Settings-Menu there is no “custom settings”. aTV Flash black is installed! Can anyone help?

  • beverly

    I went through everything as explained and it all worked the way it said it should. However, when I connect my atv back to the TV an Apple comes up for a second and then it is just black. The light is also flashing on the atv. I tried it twice and then did the regular restore through itunes to see if it would even work at all anymore or if it was just broken and it did go back to normal, but wasn’t jail broken. I tried the jailbraking one more time after that and it did the same thing as before, apple then black. Pushing buttons on the remote do nothing. Any idea what the problem could be? Thanks btw, my par number begins with MC57xxxx. I was under the impression that it is an atv2 not 3….

  • beverly

    I went through everything as explained and it all worked the way it said
    it should. However, when I connect my atv back to the TV an Apple comes
    up for a second and then it is just black. The light is also flashing
    on the atv. I tried it twice and then did the regular restore through
    itunes to see if it would even work at all anymore or if it was just
    broken and it did go back to normal, but wasn’t jail broken. I tried the
    jailbraking one more time after that and it did the same thing as
    before, apple then black. Pushing buttons on the remote do nothing. Any
    idea what the problem could be? Thanks btw, my par number begins with
    MC57xxxx. I was under the impression that it is an atv2 not 3….

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.flemming.39 Sean Flemming

    i downloaded the season pass and followed the instructions to the “T” and everything went well until it says you can now disconnect from the computer and plug it in the TV. when i do so the lights on the apple tv stays flashing the apple logo would come up but then it just goes to a blank screen. Help please!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.flemming.39 Sean Flemming

    Beverly i had the same issue and what i did was when you bring up the season pass with the two options 1.create IPSW and 2. Boot tethered right click on number 1 and insead of doing the last option(5.2.1 10B329a) i did the second to last option(5.2 10B144b). Its going to immediately pull to tell you plug in the apple tv. Once you connect it the computer will pick it up and you following the directions from then on. That worked for me hope it works for you.

  • beverly

    Hi Sean! Thanks for the info. I actually went through and tried the tethered version instead and it worked for me. It was a whole lot faster too! :)

  • nikDubi

    Any other updates on this? As for me it did not work…

  • dave

    it told me my atv2 wasn’t eligible. I have had it jailbroke before. any other ideas?

  • R M

    Please help… Ihave restored my ATV2 with Season twice and when I plug it into the Tv, it starts, loads the Apple Logo and goes black. After a minute or two, it resets and loads Apple Logo again. Keeps repeating. Its like the ATV2 is disconnecting in the middle of loading…Please help… Thank you…

  • Ad

    I have an Apple TV 2 with 5.0.2 as I haven’t updated it in ages. Will this still work for me? If not what are my options for an untethered jailbreak?

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