Untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.3 released

by tomek on January 9, 2014


apple tv 2 untethered jailbreak1 Untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.3 released

So you didn’t update your Apple TV 2 firmware to version 6.0 (iOS 7) when it came in September, hoping for a jailbreak for 5.3 software (iOS 6.1.4 – 10B809) to come sooner or later? The wait is finally over as an updated version of FireCore‘s Seas0nPass now allows for an untethered jailbreak of Apple TV 5.3 (Apple TV 2 only).

The update was possible thanks to the help from @iH8sn0w@winocm, and @SquiffyPwn.

FireCore also revealed that “there has been some encouraging progress made on Apple TV 6.0+” (thanks to the work of @evad3rs and @nitoTV) and they hope to have more news available “soon”.

If you’re on 6.0.x but have the SHSH blobs saved for 5.3, you can use Seas0nPass to first downgrade and then jailbreak your atv2.

Here is how to jailbreak (instructions provided by FireCore):

Option 1 – if you’re already running 5.3

  1. On the ATV2, navigate to Maintenance > Manage Extras
  2. Install the Maintenance (2.4) update and the Click to Untether (1.2) items – restart the Apple TV when prompted.

atv accessories 3 Untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 5.3 released

Option 2 – to update or reinstall 5.3

  1. (Optional) Navigate to Maintenance > Settings > Manage Backups and create a new backup. Double-check to ensure the backup is listed in the Restore From Backups menu.
  2. Download the latest version of Seas0nPass.
  3. Open and run Seas0nPass normally, to update the Apple TV to 5.3 untethered.
  4. Download and run the new 2.4 version of aTV Flash (black) to reinstall.

If you’re new to aTV Flash (black) you can read our full review here.

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

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  • Mark Holoubek

    Why do we all know that the ATV 3 will be jailbroken the day before the ATV 4 is released???

  • NAT

    Any known issues with third party apps. Xbmc PLEX etc. also what’s the advantage of this upgrade. Thanks

  • hkt

    I wish that dream comes true buddy

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