Today we are happy to release a brand new version of Seas0nPass that provides an untethered jailbreak of the latest 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software for the 2nd gen Apple TV. Massive thanks goes to @pod2g and Co. for the countless hours that went into making this new release possible.

Update 6/6: Seas0nPass has been updated to support the new 5.0.2 Apple TV software.

What about the new 3rd gen Apple TV?

Unfortunately Seas0nPass is not yet compatible with the new ATV3. Work is still ongoing and we'll be sure to announce any and all news as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for up to the minute info.

Which plugins are currently supported on 5.0.1?

  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • (works)
  • Maintenance (works)
  • Media Player (works)
  • NitoTV (works)
  • Plex (works)
  • Remote HD (works)
  • Rowmote (works)
  • RSS Feeds (works)
  • Weather (works)
  • XBMC (works)
  • Overflow (not working)

Superb! Where can I get it?

As always, Seas0nPass is available as a free download from

Troubleshooting tips can be found here.

Enjoy. Smile


Submitted by clutchkargo on May 25, 2012 - 7:35am

Firecore Great Job!! Many Thanks!!

Submitted by aceedburn on May 25, 2012 - 7:37am

as usual, well done seasonpass! thanks!

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 7:40am

Ok going for it now Smile

Submitted by piratx on May 25, 2012 - 7:42am


Submitted by twitamicha on May 25, 2012 - 7:46am

Excellent work! Thanks, team!

Submitted by Antifuse on May 25, 2012 - 7:52am

If only it was possible to buy an ATV2 these days, that wasn't outrageously marked up. If only they could find a vulnerability in the ATV3!

Submitted by nntong2007 on May 25, 2012 - 7:54am


Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 7:58am

Good job! Hopefully the ATV 3 will be at least tethered next =[

Submitted by Dan3266 on May 25, 2012 - 8:09am

Excellent work guys.  Worked perfectly first time.....which for me is a first as I have always had issues with the restore in iTunes.  This time it worked first time.  Great work and many thanks.....just the ATv 3 now please chaps B-)

Submitted by SaSaSushi on May 25, 2012 - 8:10am

I just followed your twitter feed not 10 minutes ago in hopes of some news of an untethered jailbreak! Wow! THANKS!

Submitted by marshalx on May 25, 2012 - 8:13am


Submitted by John63217994 on May 25, 2012 - 8:16am

Great news... and just in time for the weekend! Thanks for all of your hard work!

Submitted by apprehensive on May 25, 2012 - 8:24am

Great news!! Is there a way to back up XBMC so you don't have to reindex all your shows?

Submitted by iShawn on May 25, 2012 - 8:26am

Thanks guys! As usual, great work.

Submitted by steve_v on May 25, 2012 - 8:27am

Great work Firecore team. The ATV 3 news does suck, but I know you guys are on top of it, so I'm not worried. It'll be cracked eventually.

Submitted by philipo84 on May 25, 2012 - 8:30am

Great work Smile


But then I try it, it stops at "restoring in itunes" Frown What to do?

Submitted by apple sucker on May 25, 2012 - 8:32am

You rock, guys!!! The BEST!

Submitted by macs2u on May 25, 2012 - 8:32am

I get exactly the same, and an apparently-dormant ATV2

Submitted by RomRom on May 25, 2012 - 8:36am

Excellent ! bravo !

Submitted by alexnfld on May 25, 2012 - 8:37am

I jailbroke my aTV2 using the previous Seas0nPass (tethered boot). Is there a way to change to untethered boot, without having to redo the jailbreak and wipe everything you installed since?

Submitted by larryb.6958 on May 25, 2012 - 8:40am

How do I update to the new Apple TV look and feel with the icon look. I've updated my Firecore software via AppleTV 2's manage firecore settings on the AppleTV, but my main screen AppleTV 2 software still shows the old look and feel before the updates rolled out earlier this year. When I go to Apple TV settings menu and click Update Software it says my software is up-to-date. I think Firecore blocks it from being updated? right? How do I get new look and feel?

Submitted by Reece on May 25, 2012 - 8:42am

I was also just looking to see if there was an update and half hour later , bam, I get the email.

Thank you guess so much for your work. I love you guys!

Also, to back up your current xbmc, basically all you can do is go into the settings, and export your library to import on the new one. But you need some firm of network storage to put it on while the new software is installed then copied back with the file manager.

Sounds like a pain in the ass, but is better than having to redownload all the meta data for your library, especially if it's the size of mine and takes 2 whole days!

Then just reinstall your skins, repos add ons...etc and your good to go.

I think I can get from a clean install back to my custom setup with all library info, skins and add ons in about 20 minutes.

Again. Thank you guys so much!

Submitted by thepeet on May 25, 2012 - 8:43am

Yippie !!! thanks team! You Make My Day Cool

Submitted by thepeet on May 25, 2012 - 8:44am

Yippie !!! thanks team! You Make My Day Cool

Submitted by thepeet on May 25, 2012 - 8:44am

Yippie !!! thanks team! You Make My Day Cool

Submitted by Reece on May 25, 2012 - 8:45am

You have to update it from the firecore program on the computer. This will download the latest ios which is what your looking for

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 8:47am

waiting for Gen 3 - already paid but still waiting.....

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 8:50am

Is there any advantage by upgrading to iOS5.0 if my ATV2 is working fine? Is it just the new icon view?

Upgrading (at least for me) represent some major effort and risk since not always things go as they should, so, why fix it if its not broken?

Submitted by eng.amt on May 25, 2012 - 8:53am

I love you fireCore B-)

Submitted by jmhenry5150 on May 25, 2012 - 8:54am

When a new jailbreak comes out, you have to reset and update your apple tv to the newest apple software - then perform the jailbreak from scratch...

Submitted by mikeh.1816 on May 25, 2012 - 8:55am

When a new jailbreak comes out, you have to reset and update your apple tv to the newest apple software - then perform the jailbreak from scratch...

Submitted by TomSwede on May 25, 2012 - 8:57am

Greta work, Looking forward to the ATV 3 update.

Submitted by jlegrand3 on May 25, 2012 - 8:58am

Hello, Will I loose the Read/Unread status of my movies in the Media Player if i do this upgrade ?



Submitted by Maxilicious on May 25, 2012 - 8:59am

So, how well does XBMC work on this version?

Submitted by sylvainp.7247 on May 25, 2012 - 8:59am

Super thanks! my bday today too Smile

Submitted by percyb.8515 on May 25, 2012 - 8:59am

Guys!!!! What just happen I ran the update and then I unplug my ATV2 and i see the itune usb icon "WTH" anyone else with this same issue?

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 8:59am

Don't go crazy guys, it wasn't firecore team that provided the new jailbreak it was pod2g. All firecore team had to do was incorporate it in their software. Cool work nonetheless but they didn't discover the vulnerabilities and they are NOT the ones working on aTV3.

Submitted by twhiting9275 on May 25, 2012 - 9:08am

I've been using XBMC with 5.1 for quite some time, it works just dandy!

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 9:12am

beware guys! some atv 2 boxes will cause problems when unplugging and trying to reset!
this will cause an endless reboot and getting stuck at "updating" in itunes or getting numerous itunes errors.
i had to try it 10000 times until it magically worked.
it is still a big risk using jailbreak with seasonpass.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 9:15am

Why does atv flash 1.5 not work after the jailbreak of atv2 5.1.1?

Submitted by ml41782 on May 25, 2012 - 9:15am

same problem.

Ran the update pulled the plug after everything looked good and there was the USB plug... AUGH!!!


I did it three times !

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 9:18am

Yes, please do something gen 3 has been out for a while now and people would like to actually use their Apple TV

Submitted by Conor on May 25, 2012 - 9:25am

Hi, You will need to re Jailbreak. This will download the latest version of the apple tv software, then re install ATV flash

Submitted by rtownz251 on May 25, 2012 - 9:26am

Once again great work bij @pod2g and FireCore! Much appreciated!

Submitted by ibbi on May 25, 2012 - 9:28am

why does atv flash not work on 5.1.1?

Submitted by andsoitgoes on May 25, 2012 - 9:31am

You can do a backup through the maintenance section. That will save you from having to do a ton, as it stores all the settings and such once you jailbreak again.

Submitted by Anonymous on May 25, 2012 - 9:32am

well, then "people" shouldn't have bought the AppleTV 3rd generation if they wanted to jailbreak. It could be a very long time.

Submitted by kabotchi on May 25, 2012 - 9:37am

Is a flash player will be available anytime soon for atv2? I can't wait for it.

Submitted by FUDGR on May 25, 2012 - 9:38am

when I open the new Season Pass and tell it to create a new IPSW, it downloads AppleTV2,1_5.0_9B206f_Restore.ipsw... is this the newest ipsw version? or should it be grabbing one that says "AppleTV2,1_5.0.1"??