Today we are happy to release a new version of Seas0nPass that simplifies the installation of older firmware versions. This process called 'stitching' allows Seas0nPass to utilize previously saved firmware signatures to jailbreak and restore an Apple TV version that Apple may no longer be signing.

What are signatures? Why do I need them?

Firmware signatures are required to install a particular firmware version onto iOS devices like the Apple TV. When installing the latest version, these signatures will be created in real-time during the iTunes restore process.

However, from time to time some firmware versions will stop being 'signed' by Apple, which will prevent them from being installed. Backing up your firmware signatures allows you to retain the ability to install an older firmware version in the future, should the need ever arise.

Firmware signatures are unique to each Apple TV and firmware version. 

How do I backup my firmware signatures?

Details on backing up firmware signatures using TinyUmbrella or aTV Flash (black) can be found here.

How do I use Seas0nPass to install an older version?

If you have used TinyUmbrella or aTV Flash (black) to previously save your Apple TV's firmware signatures you can use Seas0nPass to downgrade to an older version by following the steps below.

  1. Connect Apple TV via USB
  2. Launch Seas0nPass
  3. Right-click the 'Create IPSW' button and select your desired version.
  4. Seas0nPass will handle fetching saved signatures and restoring the firmware automatically.

Seas0nPass is telling me that my Apple TV is not eligible. What does that mean?

If you're receiving a 'not eligible' message, this means Apple is no longer signing that particular version, and Seas0nPass was unable to locate any saved signatures for that device/firmware combination.

How do I get it?

As always, Seas0nPass is available as a free download from Seas0nPass.com.

Troubleshooting tips can be found here.

Enjoy Smile

Comments

Submitted by Anon on February 21, 2012 - 11:52am

So you're allowing us to install older versions of Apple TV software, but not your own? ATV Flash 1.3 is totally broken!

Submitted by maikelv on February 21, 2012 - 11:53am

Can Seasonpass's backup functionality tell my 2 apple tv's apart? I have 2 jailbroken ATV2's,one in the kitchen and one in the living room

Submitted by james on February 21, 2012 - 11:58am

Yes, each AppleTV has a unique identifying number which is used to locate saved signatures.

Submitted by james on February 21, 2012 - 11:58am

Please send in a bug report and we can help resolve any issues.

http://forum.firecore.com/topic/4291

Submitted by ANtrah on February 21, 2012 - 5:56pm

You can undo 4.4.4 issued after the upgrade to 5.1

Submitted by Anon on February 21, 2012 - 9:28pm

You guys are amazing. It is an awesome job anybody can think about it. Thanks. Regards to the fire core team.

Submitted by Fofer on February 22, 2012 - 5:00am

This is so fantastic! Thanks so much.  I've been dutifully using TinyUmbrella with both my AppleTVs ... with precisely this hope in mind.  Good to know I can always safely revert to my favorite firmware version 4.3 (8F455) -- as that's the last one that works perfectly with this great AirPlay extension for desktop Safari:  http://www.macstories.net/reviews/clicktoplugin-brings-airplay-support-t...

Submitted by Anon on February 23, 2012 - 9:00am

Did so when it first came out. Heard nothing.

Submitted by matty on February 23, 2012 - 11:57am

There certainly is a way to install older versions ;)

Submitted by didme on February 24, 2012 - 2:08pm

is it work with ifaith blobs? i want to downgrade from 4.4. -> 4.3 

Submitted by Anon on February 24, 2012 - 9:56pm

You guys are awesome!!!! Been a fan ever since I got my first Apple TV last July. Keep up the Great Work!!!!

Submitted by Anon on February 27, 2012 - 10:15am

is it at all possible to resize the rootfs like in pwnagetool with this?

Submitted by drm2011 on February 27, 2012 - 11:19pm

Good job!

Submitted by Anon on March 4, 2012 - 9:03am

YES

Submitted by knewknow on March 9, 2012 - 12:15pm

I've tried using this method and more, and still cannot downgrade with 4.4.4 blobs on hand. Check this thread...

http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7233?page=1

Submitted by euromikeym on March 11, 2012 - 4:02am

After doing some recent updates from within AppleTV via my flat screen TV screen as I have normally done for the past year or so, I rebooted my device and now it wont start up again..  Left it sitting with Apple Logo on my screen for hours but nothing.  Ive tried using Pwnage tool to get a custom restore on it but it keeps failing.  I have some of my blobs saved thru Tinyumbrella, so I decided to use SeasonPass and its signature function  in an attempt to get any firmware on it, other than the latest iOS5 which itunes is trying to make me instal....  A few firmwares got the 'not eligible' sorry window but one of them worked 4.1 and SeasonPass seemed to do its thing and itunes restore started but then it fails and itunes says my device is  not eligible.  WTF!!!  Please help.

Submitted by 11dreamsbig on March 13, 2012 - 7:45pm

I could really use some advice. I have a new (out of box yesterday) Apple TV 2, that I bought to jailbreak, with 4.3.  I already have one on 4.4.4- with the latest TV Flash. Awesome. Well, I can't figure out how to jailbreak it- neither an older version of SeasonPass, nor the new one will work. I did connect to iTunes but didn't think I could save anything there without them updating me.. I did use iFaith, and have 'signed' blobs. I've used iReb, tried shift/restore with iTunes, SeasonPass- nothing will work, even when pointing to 4.3 or (even tried 4.4.4)?? Using new SeasonPass will not accept any. Tiny Umbrella 'see it' unless I manually enter the number- which I have, but then it doesn't (nor should it because it's new I guess) have saved SHSH in Cydia- and won't save new ones, saying "You're just too late"- lol (not that funny!) over and over..I guess you could say I've exhausted every angle...but I'm sure hoping someone here will have some advice. I would be SO grateful! Smile Thank you in advance!

Submitted by Anon on March 14, 2012 - 11:28am

Submitted by Anon on March 15, 2012 - 6:44am

I'm running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion as my primary OS (yes, it's THAT stable!) and besides 1080p on the 3rd gen Apple TV, which is HUGE for anyone with a projector vs. an HDTV, there is another new feature that I can't wait to try out: AirPlay mirroring from any Mac to Apple TV! Grin

Right now, I accomplish this via a miniDisplayport-to-HDMI adapter and it works flawlessly with Thunderbolt! But wirelessly? This will be super SWEET!

Submitted by orphictam on March 18, 2012 - 12:41pm

Im having the same problem with the latest seasOnPass. I've tried every option and keep getting 'This AppleTV is not eligible for this version'. I can't even get a tethered boot done to at least get back to my last known good state (tethered 4.4.4 atv black).

Has anybody solved this, or is there any news on when it's going to get fixed. aTV is looking pretty broken right now.

 

Submitted by Anon on March 24, 2012 - 1:38pm

Search for the old Seasonpass 4.3 and go back to this Version. Works Fine. Use this as New starting Point. Worked Fine with my ATV2

Submitted by roberto gavarrete on March 30, 2012 - 8:57am

I   hello  I   have   some   problem    I  cant   even   get      a       tethered    boot   done    please   help  thank  you

Submitted by koosenulrike on March 30, 2012 - 4:02pm

i jailbreak my apple tv 2 with this latest version. everything looks to works fine, but when i connect my apple tv i get the message

on my tv screen that i have to reconnect my apple tv to itunes? 

Submitted by beltenebros on March 31, 2012 - 8:49am

good work, look forward with fingers crossed for ATV3 jailbreak ...

Submitted by Anon on April 2, 2012 - 1:48pm

hi the jailbreack dont work at all for mee i keep getting the same error in itunes 1604 and 1600 i have tryit all, i have chance the usb cables and also the usb ports i have remowed itunes and installt it again i have try to make a Tethered boot and allso a normal jailbreak..i have make a normal jailbreak where it restore in itunes automatic but when that happends i want me to connected it to itunes after i have connected it to the tv so no matter what i do i cant get it to work unless i put it back to the very beginning Smile what do i do Smile

Submitted by Anon on April 22, 2012 - 12:17pm

Hi i have a atv 2 but im having problems, when i connect to the laptop the atv boots into itunes so i can see the usb cable is working however when trying to jailbreak and seas0n pass askes to press menu and play to enter dfu mode i cannot? the usb cable is fine as i have used it to jailbreak dozens of atv's but not the new software one and i am stuck what do i need to do? my apple box light does not flash when plugged into my laptop like my old ones???

Submitted by Anon on April 23, 2012 - 11:51pm

Where can I find the old version of seasonpass? I'm trying to jailbreak my 4.3 version, but the only seasonpass i can download is the newest one. Please help!

Submitted by Anon on April 24, 2012 - 2:36am

Hello have you checked the firmware of your apple tv as I had problem also what antivirus do you use as some of them can interfere with the jailbreak

Submitted by markb.5817 on May 8, 2012 - 2:06pm

Have downloaded seasonpass but when i go to try and run i get meessage, need net framework 4, so went to microsoft and downloaded, now get a box open with, what do i open with....any ideas.

 

Mark

Submitted by Anon on May 9, 2012 - 6:43am

Hi everyone,
I have an ATV2 with software: 4.4.3. Is there any hope for jailbreak?

Regards,

Submitted by yassin25 on August 25, 2012 - 6:01pm

error entering dfu mode this device is not supported by seasonpass

Submitted by Anon on September 25, 2012 - 7:33am

Hi, having an issue running SeasOnPass 5.0.2 on ATV2 with current 4.4.4 JB. Durring the Custom IPSW creation, it fails on "Downloading firmware signatures". Error message is as follows: "SeasOnPass has detected critical error(s) and cannot continue. Please ensure no conflicting sotware is running and try again"
I have my shsh saved via TinyUmbrella for all firmwares. Has anyone see this and can assist? What I'm I doing wrong? Appreciate all the help. Thanks!

Submitted by Anon on September 25, 2012 - 9:37am

I am having the same exact issue. I imagine it has something to do with the Firecore program not working properly. I am testing it out on another machine shortly and will let you know if I have the same error message

Submitted by Anon on September 26, 2012 - 1:02am

Same here, tried it on two different machines and it is not working.

Submitted by Anon on September 27, 2012 - 8:10pm

Ok. I got passed it. I did a clean install of itunes (latest version), tinyumbrella and seasonpass on a PC that never had those installed before. Copied all my shsh from original PC and ran once more, just in case.
Next, I launched seasonpass and right away it started to download atv2 5.0.2 firmware. Did not even ask me to plug the atv2 in. My other PC asked to have it connected. When it finished the download, it started to work on creating a custom firmware. It got passed the part where it was failing before and completed the creation of custom firmware successfully. Now, I got prompted to connect atv2 and put it to DFU mode. Once in DFU mode, seasoanpass continued its script and opened iTunes to do a restore, but quickly hung/stuck on location newly created ipsw file. For some reason it was looking for it one folder up (in parent folder). So, restarted the whole seasonpass script from beginning. After it completed a new ipsw and before I connected atv2 in DFU mode, I copied the ipsw one folder up. Now, all was good. iTunes picked it up and proceeded with a restore with a custom firmware. But, all the way towards the end I got an error message 1604. I restored atv2 to legit 5.0.2 firmware, then ran seasonpass once more. Bingo!!! No errors and atv2 jailbroken!!!
Sorry for the lengthy write up, but I hope this will help some of you. Good luck!

Submitted by Anon on September 27, 2012 - 8:10pm

Ok. I got passed it. I did a clean install of itunes (latest version), tinyumbrella and seasonpass on a PC that never had those installed before. Copied all my shsh from original PC and ran once more, just in case.
Next, I launched seasonpass and right away it started to download atv2 5.0.2 firmware. Did not even ask me to plug the atv2 in. My other PC asked to have it connected. When it finished the download, it started to work on creating a custom firmware. It got passed the part where it was failing before and completed the creation of custom firmware successfully. Now, I got prompted to connect atv2 and put it to DFU mode. Once in DFU mode, seasoanpass continued its script and opened iTunes to do a restore, but quickly hung/stuck on location newly created ipsw file. For some reason it was looking for it one folder up (in parent folder). So, restarted the whole seasonpass script from beginning. After it completed a new ipsw and before I connected atv2 in DFU mode, I copied the ipsw one folder up. Now, all was good. iTunes picked it up and proceeded with a restore with a custom firmware. But, all the way towards the end I got an error message 1604. I restored atv2 to legit 5.0.2 firmware, then ran seasonpass once more. Bingo!!! No errors and atv2 jailbroken!!!
Sorry for the lengthy write up, but I hope this will help some of you. Good luck!

Submitted by Anon on October 20, 2012 - 10:44am

hola estoy haciendo el tutorial (con el cable de corriente puesto porque sino no me sale la luz )y no me funciona al final de hacer con el Seasonpass (FC) MENU + PLAY juntos me sale : Error entering DFU mode: this divice is not supported by seassonpass