Sunday, June 30, 2013

Apple TV2 Seas0nPass Jailbreak for iOS 5.2.1 / 6.1.3 Is Now Available

There are a lot of iOS users that have lost hope there will ever be an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 for iPhone 5 and Apple TV 3 despite intense efforts to that end. First progress signs have already been reported and while we are working on the Apple TV 3 jailbreak, it’s always nice to hear good news to keep all of us motivated. Earlier this month, the Seas0nPass developers released for public use a tethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 running iOS 5.1.2 (6.1.3).
 Seas0nPass Jailbreak iOS 5.2.1/6.1.3

Thanks to an updated seas0npass version, there is a jailbreak for ios 5.2.1/ 6.1.3 on Apple TV 2. This is definitely good news and we hope it’s a good sign for those of you who have lost hope your Apple TV will ever see the “light” of a new jailbreak.

The updated Seas0nPass jailbreaks iOS 5.2.1 or 6.1.3 on Apple TV 2 but performs only a tethered jailbreak, so you will have to keep your device connected to your Mac or PC when rebooting. That way you won’t have to install the jailbreak every time you reboot.

Don’t be disappointed because this is just a tethered jailbreak, Seas0nPass devs did a really good job and we’re sure they are working just as hard as we are to give you a free public release of an untethered jailbreak for ATV 2.

So, if you’re dying to rip the benefits of a jailbroken Apple TV 2, running iOS 5.2.1 (6.1.3) here’s how to perform the tethered jailbreak using the updated seas0npass tool:
Seas0nPass for Mac [10.6 or later]
Seas0nPass for Windows [XP or later]

Step 1

This is all about preparation. Prepare for the jailbreak Apple TV 2’s power cable, silver aluminum remote and a micro USB cable that is a maximum 1 meter long.

Step 2

Once you’ve got those items ready to go, it’s time to download the seas0npass jailbreak files. There are two versions available: one that works with Mac (10.6 or later) and one for Windows (XP or later).

Step 3

In the downloaded seasonpass jailbreak files, double click the folder and extract all the files. Select the .exe file and double click on it to launch the jailbreak application. You might be prompted a message that asks you to install iTunes, just click OK and proceed.

Step 4

You will have to click the “Create IPSW” option which basically activates the jailbreak app. Seas0nPass will now begin to download the Apple TV 5.2.1 ipsw file and create a jailbroken version of it. When that’s done, you will be asked to put your device in DFU mode.

Step 5

Entering the DFU mode is always something of a hassle for the first-time jailbreaker. Just follow these guidelines and you should have no problems entering the DFU mode the next time: plug-in the power cable and then the micro USB cable to your Apple TV. Wait for the front light to start glowing before pressing at the same time the Play and Menu buttons for 7 seconds. Remember to use the silver remote, not the plastic one. When the front light is blinking you have successfully entered your Apple TV 2 in DFU mode.

Step 6

Your Mac or desktop is now communicating with your Apple TV 2 in DFU mode. iTunes will launch and take over for you for the last few stages of the tethered jailbreak. It will begin a restoration process and when it will display a 1602 error message, don’t freak out. It is normal and it is a sign that your jailbreak has been performed correctly and is now completed.

Step 7

Before enjoying the perks of your newly jailbroken Apple TV 2 iOS 5.2.1, you will have to perform a few new steps to set top box on Tetherboot. Here’s how to do that. First of all, if the Seas0nPass jailbreak wizard closed after the jailbreak complete message, you will have to click on the Seas0nPass jailbreak file again and select “Boot Tethered” this time.

Step 8

Use the micro USB cable to connect your Apple TV 2 to your computer and put the box in DFU mode again. Just follow the guidelines we presented at Step 5. While in DFU mode for a second time during the tethered jailbreak, your Apple TV 2 will be taken over by iTunes.

Step 9

Remove the micro USB cable from the computer. Make sure you don’t touch the power cable however.

Step 10

Connect the HDMI cable to your Apple TV, set the Language and then just select “No Thanks” when the policy page is displayed.

Step 11

On your Apple TV 2’s home screen you should see the XBMC Firecore icon. If you do see it, then congrats: you've successfully performed a tethered jailbreak of your Apple TV 2 iOS 5.2.1.


  1. Great step by step, but in Step 11, I think you mean we'll see a Firecore icon, not XBMC.

  2. I have jailbroke the Apple tv2 because it shows Firecore Icon instead of settings I have also done the Tetherboot the apple device. Still I cannot install the NitoTV intaller. The Nitotv don't find my device and when I unplug the power cable, Appletv wont get stuck on apple logo but this way NitoTV finds it and than it says your apple tv is not Jailbroken. plz help

  3. Will this work on my ATV3 running o/s 5.2.1. Seem there are some conflicting posts out there and I just need this clarifying. Will it work on ATV3 with os 5.2.1

    1. No it will not Work On ATV 3
      The software is working only with second generation of ATV

  4. whats the problem if i get an error messsage that says your device is not supported by season pass

  5. Pain in the neck everytime the power fails I have to go and boot up my ATV with my laptop, I'm folding back to legal until this is untethered.

  6. hi Dear,
    when i try to do jailbroke apple tv 2, i got Error entering DFU Mode; This device is not supported by Sesonpass. my apple tv2 is Os 5.2.1(6025)Model A1469

    1. Hi we are aware of the problem
      and unfortunately it seems SeasonPass Jailbreak is not working anymore for iOS 5.2.1
      I will update this topic if SeasonPass releases an update.

      You can also follow the progress on iClarifed

      All the Best

    2. if ur model is 1469 then you have an Apple tv 3, the jailbreak wont work

  7. hello sir i have done my jailbreak 5.2.1 but when i restart apple tv2 then screen gone black and i have to attached with computer and enter in dfu mode and then connect with hdmo with tv then work fine and then reboot again if power off same process again whats happened with me please help me

    1. its a tethered jailbreak you need to connect to the PC everytime you reboot...

  8. Hi there, when I did the jailbreak I noticed I'm missing a couple of addons that I used - sportsdevil and ajaddons. Any idea how to get them back?

  9. I re jailbroke my ATV2 with season pass and I am still having the same problem. when I open the XBMC app, I use 1channel for movies and tv shows. but now, when I click on "featured" movies, or any other category for that matter, there is and error message stating "fail to connect to URL". It was doing this every once n a while, then more often, then everytime for the last 4wks. that is why I re broke it. I thought maybe it would clean any bugs up, but no. Any suggestions?

  10. I was just given an ATV 2 as a "gift" with 5.2.1 firmware and instructions on how to JB it with Seasonpass. I updated my iTunes to the latest version -- and then saw these posts. If understanding correctly, this 5.2.1 firmware can no longer be JB with Seasonpass? Should I do nothing now and wait for a potential JB solution? Should I get rid of this and seek a different firmware? I'm very bummed out, but glad I saw this info.

  11. In step 4, after clicking on "Create IPSW" it shows a screen that looks like it's trying to download the files but the text says:

    "Waiting for device...
    Please connect the Apple TV via USB to continue."

    Whenever I do connect it does nothing...

    Someone please help. I've tried doing this jailbreak using a PC and a mac but nothing works. It is ATV2 and using 5.2.1.

  12. My 1378 says "seasonpass was unable to save signatures for this apple tv"

    Any suggestions. I have restored and tried again with the same outcome.

  13. My atv2 stays forever in 'Restoring in iTunes. Please wait while script is running ...'. Is there anything I can do?
    It has been running well on an older version of jailbreak for about 6 months.

  14. There are a lot of iOS users that have lost hope there will ever be an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1.3 for iPhone 5 and Apple TV 3 despite intense efforts to that end. First progress signs have already been reported and while we are working on the Apple TV 3 jailbreak.

  15. hi can i unlock my ATV 2 on 6.0.2 ?

  16. Can i jailbreak apple Tv 3 with the latest version of seas0npass ?
    Pls help me !