Seas0nPass is a new open source jailbreak tool for Apple TV 2G that jailbreaks ATV 2G by creating a custom firmware just like PwnageTool. In this guide you’ll learn how to jailbreak Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 with Seas0nPass jailbreak. Follow the detailed step-by-step guide below to create a custom iOS 4.2.1 firmware.
- Currently the jailbreak for the 4.1.1 (iOS 4.2.1) software is ‘tethered’. A tethered jailbreak requires the AppleTV to be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup.
- Seas0nPass makes this as easy as possible, but please do not proceed unless you are comfortable with this process.
- Download iTunes 10.1.1 and install it. (check for updates through Software Update located in Apple menu).
- Download Seas0nPass
- A micro USB cable will be required to complete the jailbreak.
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 with Seas0nPress [Custom Firmware]
Unzip the ‘Seas0nPass.zip’ file and launch Seas0nPass.
If your Apple TV 2G is not yet jailbroken, select ‘Create IPSW’.
(if already jailbroken, and you just need to do a ‘tethered boot’ scroll down).
Seas0nPass will download the latest Apple TV firmware which will be used to create a custom ‘jailbroken’ firmware file. You can also download Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 from here.
When prompted, connect your AppleTV 2G using a micro-USB cable (leave power disconnected), and hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.
Once the restore process has been completed, your AppleTV will be jailbroken. Now you need to ‘tethered boot’ your Apple TV 2G. follow the tethered boot instructions below.
How to tethered boot Apple TV 2G with Seas0nPass
iOS 4.2.1 (4.1.1) for AppleTV requires a tethered boot. This means the AppleTV must be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup.
Note: once the restore process via iTunes has been completed, disconnect your AppleTV from computer (for at least a brief moment) and reconnect to ensure that the tethered boot process below works properly.
Open Seas0nPass and select the ‘Boot Tethered’ option.
When prompted, connect the AppleTV to your computer via USB. Wait for the rapid flashing light then connect the power. Once both are connected hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
Seas0n Pass will complete the tethered boot automatically. Once complete, remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable.
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For anyone that has recently bought Apple TV 2G this won’t work as the it comes with iOS 4.3. In Apple TV 2G displays software version 4.2.1
This tutorial explains how to perform untethered jailbreak on the latest Apple TV 2G: