Submitted by james on August 19, 2011 - 2:55pm

Seas0nPass has been updated to support an un-tethered jailbreak of the new AppleTV 4.3 (8F455) software. A big thanks goes to comex for helping port the Saffron jailbreak to the AppleTV. For the uninitiated, Seas0nPass is the simplest jailbreaking tool available for the AppleTV, and the first to support the new 4.3 version.

What's new in AppleTV 4.3?

- iTunes TV Shows: Purchase your favorite TV shows directly from the iTunes Store, and watch the shows you already own, in HD.
- Vimeo: Browse and play videos from Vimeo, access your video inbox, and mark videos you want to watch later.
- 4.3 is also required to access Movie and TV Show rentals.

What happens to my jailbreak and settings if I choose to update?

If you choose to update you will lose your current installation of aTV Flash (black) and any related settings. If the above features don't excite you the auto-update feature can be disabled through the Maintenance --> Settings menu.

Is aTV Flash (black) compatible?

Yes! aTV Flash (black) Beta6 is compatible with the new 4.3 software. Simply re-run the aTV Flash (black) installer after jailbreaking and you'll be automatically be updated to the latest and greatest version.

Additionally we have a shiny new version of Media Player (0.7.1) for you!

What's new in Media Player 0.7.1?

  • Added more subtitle encoding types
  • Added subtitle options (size, color, border)
  • Added support for folder cover art
  • Improved audio track detection
  • Improved AFP/SMB streaming
  • Improved chapter support
  • Improved .srt subtitle support
  • Improved subtitle settings (persistent)
  • Improved DVD playback and menu handling
  • Improved appearance of Loading/Buffering box
  • Resolved crashes when trying to access a broken/unavailable share
  • Resolved issues related to displaying metadata
  • Other miscellaneous fixes

Great! How do I update?

The latest version of Seas0nPass (and user guides) can be found at

The new version of Media Player can be downloaded on your ATV2 through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. If you need to re-install aTV Flash (black), links for the latest version can be found under the Downloads tab in your account.

New users can pre-order aTV Flash (black) here.

Enjoy Smile


Submitted by james on August 24, 2011 - 8:55am

Right, the current version will not add a Seas0nPass menu.

This feature should be available again soon, we just didn't want to delay the release of Seas0nPass because of it.

Submitted by james on August 24, 2011 - 8:55am

Try one of the tips found here.

Submitted by james on August 24, 2011 - 8:56am

Do you have an alternate USB cable you can try?

Submitted by james on August 24, 2011 - 8:57am

We're looking into a few similar issues, but if you can submit a bug report we'll be sure to take a look at your specific case.

Submitted by Anon on August 24, 2011 - 9:39am

Plex dont work.

Submitted by artoodeetoo on August 24, 2011 - 4:19pm

How do I downgrade to iOS 4.2.1?  I did the fix for PLEX but still crashes alot and I can't even do grid 'coz it's really borked.  I'll just downgrade (if possible through Tiny Umbrella) and wait until all else works great.  Please advise. Thanks! Keep up the great work guys!

Submitted by Anon on August 24, 2011 - 4:52pm

You may also try an OS X automater apple script or a cron job to access the drive periodically during the peak watching times of the day... again especially during peak watching hours but then let it all go to sleep at night or at work. Let me know if this helps at all.


Submitted by bountykiller on August 25, 2011 - 3:24pm

i can´t add a share for the mediaplayer since QNAP released the new 3.5.0 firmware using netatalk 2.2.

Manage shares finds my NAS (AFP) but could not connect using the correct user + password. I always get the error "AFP connection failed: unreachable network or incorrect login/password"

Login to the NAS works fine using the web-interface.

Submitted by micheleg.4769 on August 26, 2011 - 2:03am

it's not work! Error 21.

I tried several times and with different OS (WXP and W7) the official restore works correctly, but whenever I try to install the patched one, it goes in error 21. I tried with or withour power supply... but no way!

Using third softwares (iReb-r4) I got other errors.

I re-installed the firmware because after last update the ATV BE went in stall afer executed XBMC and there was no solution to reset it and restart.

I hope there will be a new release or a solution that I didn't tried out

Submitted by lav1984 on August 26, 2011 - 6:27am

i cannot see Media Player as an available option to update under Manage Extras. I had that until some time before. any ideas? i have v0.7 and seeing a lot of ATV crashes on running a movie from my Mac over SMB. and now i cannot update to 0.7.1.. pls help![[wysiwyg_imageupload:79:]]

Submitted by Anon on August 26, 2011 - 6:43am

I have the same problem. Maybe the timeout for the login is to short, since netatalk 2.2 it takes 20 -30 seconds to connect to the NAS (from lion)

Submitted by Anon on August 26, 2011 - 8:53am

I also had that problem with AFP. I enabled SMB on my QNAP and it works.

Submitted by bountykiller on August 27, 2011 - 3:38am

OK, SMB works fine. But using AFP must be possible.

Submitted by micheleg.4769 on August 28, 2011 - 2:14am

I reply to my self... it was a drama but at the end I succeed.

If you get error 3194 you should change the host file (c:\windows\system32\etc\drivers\hosts) and replace the last row with <your ip addres> localhost

If you get error 21 and later 1600 do the following

change the executable properties of seas0npass:

go to compatibility task and click on

'Run this program..' with WindowsXp 3

Run the program as Administrator

then, as soon Seas0npass has created the ipsw file, rename it like the downloaded one (so you have to remove the '_ps' characters on the name).

Execute the iTunes (manually or automatically doesn't change).


Now my problem is to make visible Plex client, but this is another story!

InshaAllah this will help you!

Submitted by josephc.37213 on August 28, 2011 - 7:54am

Got it to work - all I had to do was read the instructions and and make sure my two other apple tvs were unplugged

Submitted by james on August 29, 2011 - 4:32pm

It looks like you're running a pretty old version of AppleTV. Your best option will be to re-jailbreak with Seas0nPass and update to the latest 4.3 version.

Submitted by Anon on August 29, 2011 - 4:33pm

Do I need to re-jailbreak and re-install ATVblack for v4.3 or does my existing version of ATVblack update itself online?

Submitted by james on August 29, 2011 - 4:35pm

aTV Flash (black) can be updated through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.

Simply select any item that has the word 'Update' next to it.

Submitted by Anon on August 29, 2011 - 6:12pm

I don't the word UPDATE next to any items in the Manage Extras menu. I can't update Apple TV from the Settings-General-Update Software menu. It downloads but says it did not successfully install the update. Any ideas?

Submitted by Anon on August 29, 2011 - 6:25pm

Should I re-run SeasonPass and install ATVblack?

Submitted by Anon on August 30, 2011 - 7:51pm

What you need:

Apple TV2 (Black)
USB cable to fit back of Apple TV
Updated ITunes
HDMI cable

Version 4.3 (2557) Upgrade for Apple TV

1. Update to 4.3 via itunes, twice (who knows why - just seems to work)
2. Download “seasonpass” – Latest Version – and put in your main documents folder)
3. Run seasonpass and follow instructions
4. To enter DHU you may need to put the power plug in first (count to 4) then the USB (count to 4) then push the menu and play buttons (count to 7). If this doesn’t work try without the power cord. If the power cord in worked to enter DHU mode now remove it.
5. Restore from itunes using file
6. Try out on Apple TV your TV – follow instructions for network set up and language etc. Find out your IP address under network settings.

Install nito TV via SSH

1. Get the IP Address of your AppleTV from the Settings Menu.
2. SSH from your Mac using “Terminal” to that IP as root (password: alpine) – type “ssh -l root” <-- replacing that with your IP address
3. Chang your password if you like - type “passwd”
4. Update apt sources - type “apt-get update”
5. Install NitoTV - type “apt-get install com.nito.nitoTV”
Install Software
1. Go to settings on newly installed NitoTV on Apple TV and turn off auto update
2. Install “XBMC” from NitoTV
3. Install “updatebegone” from NitoTV to prevent popup reminders about updates which sometimes crashes XBMC
4. Load and Setup XBMC to point to your network hard drive
a. From Videos/Files - Select add new video source
b. Add a “Windows Network UBS” device
c. Browse to your network hard drive and select
d. Choose the type of info in that directory (movies/TV etc)
e. Go to XBMC settings, appearance; turn on “enable renaming and delete” under file settings. (that way you can delete when viewed)
Install Downloading Software for movies/TV
1. Setup account with showRSS ( for TV
a. Select the shows you like
b. Copy the RSS feed into buffer
2. Setup Utorrent to access the feed setup above using RSS
3. Use “Torrent Butler” for movies
4. Use “The Renamer” on Win or “Iflicks” on mac to rename and move from your computer to your network hard drive once downloaded

Submitted by james on August 31, 2011 - 8:55am

Yes, if you want to update to the latest 4.3 software your best option will be to re-jailbreak with Seas0nPass.

Submitted by Anon on September 1, 2011 - 2:56am

Hey,I recently Jailbroke my ATV 2 with Seasonpass and installed latest Flash no probs

Im really disappointed at the moment with it...

1.A cant play my Brrips without stutter(.Avi's),anything in HD is choppy like crazy..SD plays no problems
Most hd content wont play at all,Is this a common issue as I understood it enabled ATV2 to play all formats?
Im using the Mediaplayer and also XBMC

2.Plex wont show up

3.Cant play my MP3s,XBMC freezes my ATV2 when trying to play music

50mb internet,wired and firewalls etc...thanks

Submitted by Lezz on September 1, 2011 - 8:30am

Is it possible to downgrade to Media Player 0.7? I have a lot of problems with video's stopping after ffwd and AFP errors when trying to play a video after being idle a few minutes that were not present on 0.7 (or atv 4.2)...

Submitted by joseph .7360 on September 2, 2011 - 2:45pm

Prior to the current updates all was well except not getting AC3 passthrough, which i have pretty much given up on as far as it working.

Submitted by joseph .7360 on September 2, 2011 - 2:48pm

So, now I am feeling pretty helpless concerning ATV2 FlashBlack and not using it for a week. The newest Seasonpass creates the ISPW properly, I am able to get into DFU mode easily, Itunes (the latest version) opens and the process begins and when finished it says there is an error. Last time it was a PC error #21-weird. It is not a usb cable problem because I can restore/update ATV2 via Itunes to Apple 4.3 effortlessly, which of course I have to do to use the ATV2 for Netflix. Any suggestions. I am using my black Macbook for Seasonpass jailbreak. I also have an IMac. Both are running SnowLeopard 10.6 Prior to the current updates all was well except not getting AC3 passthrough, which i have pretty much given up on as far as it working.

Submitted by Anon on September 3, 2011 - 12:49am

im stuck on this too.. i downloaded the latest version of seasonpass and it gives me the error of cant restore cause of wrong build :(... pls help

Submitted by fernandoafonso on September 3, 2011 - 4:42am

I'm having the same problem, "Low Memory" when playing videos, almost in the end of them and AFP error with authentication fail in the first try.


I always send a report to you to help in the diagnose.

Submitted by keithf on September 3, 2011 - 5:34pm

I had huge problems, Apparently Seasonpass was thinking that it was in DFU, but I had to use IReb 4 to make sure. Afterwards everything worked out ok. To make sure your USB cable is ok you can always try to do the official upgrade. If it still pops up with errors then it is a bad usb cable.

Submitted by Anon on September 4, 2011 - 12:48am

Could you please tell how I can downgrade plex?

Submitted by joseph .7360 on September 5, 2011 - 9:42am

My Sept 2 post update. This is corrected. Uninstalled and Reinstalled Itunes manually as per another thread suggestion. Did current jailbreak and updated through Itunes. All works except I still get no 5.1 Dolby. Ac3 passthrough enabled gets no sound. Turned off I get sound in the receiver but only 3 channel Dolby Pro-Logic.

Submitted by Anon on September 6, 2011 - 3:38pm

This may or may not help but hook your ATV up to your tv and let it boot up the do a factory restore then try again. Try changing the USB port as well. Once mine was updated and I went to restart the ATV, it would crash until I found that on the first boot, it somehow needed to use the Ethernet port instead of wifi.

Submitted by Anon on September 6, 2011 - 4:01pm

Not sure if this is your issue but I've had problems with the network drive being asleep. The MacBook wakes it up obviously but the ATV doesn't always. I went to the airport drive on my MacBook first then tried the ATV. Also restart the airport. Not sure if that's your deal or if the bug has been fixed?

Submitted by Anon on September 11, 2011 - 10:32pm

hello i was able to restore to the custom ipsw that season pass directed me to. Plug it into my TV & season pass is not on the menu, which is expected right? now how do i ssh?

i have a macbook pro. should i connect the apple tv to the computer again?

i tried connecting it to the macbook, then use terminal. however after i type in ssh root @(my ip address) out says operation time out.

What am i doing wrong?

Submitted by Anon on September 15, 2011 - 6:14am

I have jailbreak ATV using Seas0nPass very successfully. But Jailbreak using Seas0nPass break ATV slideshow.
As soon as you jail break this problem starts. The problem is when you stop a slide show the screen goes blank. *** I am sure this happens to every ATV black if you jail break using Seas0nPass! ***

Can anyone please do this simple test and confirm to me that it happens to you as well??

Just go to screen saver setup and select "Origami" transition and do a preview. As soon as you stop the preview screen goes black. ATV can continue to play music but no video. You need to power off and on to get the video again.

Please od the test and post a reply! This will help to highlight the issue and get a fix.

Thank you in advance.


Submitted by Anon on September 15, 2011 - 6:20am

After Jailbreak using Seas0nPass you do not see extra menus. You need to install ATV flash black using your computer. Then you get extra menu to install additional components.

ATV Flash is very easy to install. Go to


Submitted by perh.51637 on September 17, 2011 - 10:53am

Using the latest s/w of both iTunes & Seas0nPass I try to follow steps in Steps 1-4 seems to be OK but the 5th sucks...

iTunes gives the following message:
Apple TV could not be restored.This device isn´t eligible for the requested build.

Someone having a clue on what to do?

Thanx in advance

Submitted by Larry Chandler on September 18, 2011 - 4:24am

How do I jailbreak my 4.2.1 I-pod 8c148

Submitted by pipen319 on September 21, 2011 - 7:38pm

HI, i have a apple tv 2g 4.3 (2557) i already downloaded seas0n pass and created IPSW but when iTunes pops up and i click restore an error 1600 appears I'm new at this... but can you please help me!!!!!! I'm doing all this with a mac.

Submitted by Anon on September 27, 2011 - 9:57am

I'm having this issue too. any solutions?

Submitted by Anon on September 28, 2011 - 3:38pm

Same Problem here.
Sllideshow or Origami Screen Saver make the screen go black after exiting.

Submitted by Anon on September 29, 2011 - 1:14pm

Same is happening to me and now i cant get it to play

Submitted by Anon on September 29, 2011 - 9:47pm

I was about to give up on jailbreaking my ATV2 until i came upon your solution. This worked for me. thanks for posting.

Submitted by mdxsport on October 7, 2011 - 12:06pm

affter jailbreak no seas0npass

Submitted by Anon on October 18, 2011 - 4:57pm

I am having the exact same issue. After jailbreaking with seasonpass (flawlessly) the slideshow is broken. I can start it, but whenever I quit it (or click on right arrow on the remote to skip a picture) all I get is a black screen, with music sometimes still playing in the background.
All I can do then is reboot the apple tv, nothing else will bring it back "alive".
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Do I need to restore and jailbreak again?

Submitted by Anon on October 18, 2011 - 7:01pm

jailbroke my atv2 now stuck on itunes logo frozen tried to restore nothing working. help pls

Submitted by JREED on October 26, 2011 - 6:06am


Are you giving instructions on how to jaiibreak ATV 4.3 (2557)?

Please help me and email few instructions johnreed234 at


Submitted by JREED on October 29, 2011 - 3:31am


Does any one helped you out for your question?

I also has same 4.3 (2557) and I am looking for the answer what version of seasonpass, or snowbreeze or greepoison should I use??

If you find any soultion then please let me know.



Submitted by JREED on October 29, 2011 - 3:59am

Hi James,

Please give me advice, I have ATV Black 4.3 (2557) and let me know what version of seasonpass should I use?

Should I downloade new and latest seasonpass fro FireCore and installing Black TV Flash would work?


Submitted by jaakp.0730 on November 6, 2011 - 11:51am

2557 as well, won't go to DFU mode Frown