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 Anon on November 9, 2011 - 9:18am

I have the same problem. Once the photo slideshow starts, pressing any key causes a black screen. Only option seems to be to reboot the ATV.

Have you found any solution/workaround to this issue ?


Submitted by an3k on November 15, 2011 - 12:40am

but it worked well with the old version which was for 4.2.x! Did someone accidentally deleted the sourcecode for that feature? Smile

Submitted by Anon on November 16, 2011 - 3:26pm

I was able to jailbreak my ATV2 4.3 with seas0npass, but now Netflix, MLBtv, and the NBA app are no longer on it. Are these apps not included in the jailbreak?

Submitted by Anon on November 23, 2011 - 6:49pm

I had this issue. error 1600.

The problem is that i started the restore and the power cable was plugged. I read somewhere that after bringing it in DFU mode you need to take out the power cable. Just have the USB cable (mine it would of not go in DFU without being plugged with the power cable).

So yeah in my case 1600 was because of the power cable being plugged during the restore.

Hope this helps

Submitted by yoflo on November 26, 2011 - 2:41pm

I can confirm this bug as well. I find it extremely annoying as it breaks the screensaver functionality of the atv completely. The HDMI video signal does not only crash when stopping the screensaver manually, it also happens by itself after the screensaver has been running for a while. Basically, the screensaver crashes sooner or later and breaks the HDMI signal. I would be extremely grateful for a solution! If the apple screensaver cant be fixed, maybe a different screensaver app could be added? I find the fact that there is only photo slideshows as a screensaver a bit poor anyways. I miss a screensaver that simply blackens the screen or other basic patterns etc.

Submitted by Anon on December 4, 2011 - 3:16am

I'm getting tha black screen issue when the screensaver kicks in or viewing photos, ive noticed other people on here having same issue! Has anyone got a solution to fix this please! I'm on 4.3 jailbroken with seasonpass!

Submitted by Anon on December 4, 2011 - 3:21am

I'm having the issue of the black screen from the screensaver or viewing photos! Ive noticed other people on here have to! Has anyone found a solution to fix this annoying issue please! I'm on 4.3 jailbroken with season pass!

Submitted by Anon on December 7, 2011 - 12:06pm

first use ifaith to backup current shsh. then use seas0npass to jb. once it jb. u can ssh and install nito tv and xbmc.

Submitted by Anon on December 7, 2011 - 12:07pm

always use latest iReb to put the atv2 in dfu.

Submitted by Anon on December 7, 2011 - 12:10pm

use iReb to put atv2 in recovery mode first then run seas0npass. sometime seas0npass will fail to put the device in recovery mode.

Submitted by Anon on December 7, 2011 - 12:12pm

just find the ip of your atv2 and ssh into it. install nito tv and then xbmx.

Submitted by Anon on December 27, 2011 - 9:19pm

Confirm this is still happening. Did a lot of hair-tearing out trying to get the slideshows to work without crashing on exit since the photo functionality was one of the main reasons I got the atv as a christmas gift for someone who is somewhat tech-phobic but loves his family photos. Haven't found any workarounds yet. Frown

Submitted by Anon on December 28, 2011 - 12:02am

SUCCESS! I installed the "Screen Saver Hack" from NitoTV and my slideshow error seems to be fixed! I can exit out of the slideshow back to the photo thumbnails view fine, and I can also click the right arrow button during the slideshow to skip to the next image.

Submitted by Anon on December 28, 2011 - 10:26pm

I've lost the NBA app,too. still have Netflix and that works. but what happened to the NBA app?

Submitted by Anon on January 3, 2012 - 7:19am

I recently hacked my atv ios 5 thru seasonpass so it s running on ios4.3 now. Everything runs perfect but the only issue is some time atv CRASHES or all of sudden my tv shows theres NO SIGNAL even though my atv is on n running , anybody else having the same issue n if yes any solutions

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2012 - 1:23pm

Have JB my ATV2 and installed Flash Black but when i go to Maintenance - Manage the following page just shows the title of Manage Applications but the rest of the screen is just black........nothing. If I press Enter the ATV2 reboots itself.
Any ideas?
I have reinstalled Flash Black a few times now.

Submitted by Anon on January 9, 2012 - 5:14pm

r these instructions for mac users

Submitted by Anon on January 15, 2012 - 10:55am

After jailbreaking my ATV2 and installing NitoTV and XBMC successfully, I am now unable to select Top Movies or TV Shows on the original ATV 2 menu to access their rented services. Everytime I try and select these options my ATV2 just crashes and restarts.

Anyone else had this problem or have a solution?

Submitted by Anon on January 17, 2012 - 3:05pm

i have the same problem, but i don't have xbmc or nitotv, just media player and overflow

Submitted by Anon on January 17, 2012 - 4:19pm

I have the same problem!

I installed xbmc and main menu slide show.

Can anyone help for the fix?


Submitted by Anon on January 17, 2012 - 4:19pm

upps and the overflow!

Submitted by Anon on January 24, 2012 - 3:59pm

I had that as well, turned out the version of IOS you are restoring to is not being signed by Apple anymore. I upgraded to the latest version 4.4.4 and ran seasonpass for that version and all good. Installed latest version of XNMC (eden beta 2) and no issues so far.

Submitted by Anon on January 24, 2012 - 4:00pm

Should be XBMC ( typo error)

Submitted by Anon on February 2, 2012 - 4:01pm

Same problem here!

Submitted by Anon on February 20, 2012 - 3:35am

Overflow BUG

Had same issue and found what works for me:
In order for "TV Show" and "Movies" to work you can neither hide them, NOR "Internet" in the Overflow sub menu.

Remember to "Restart Lowtide" (possibly also restart Apple TV from the NitoTV menu)

At least this worked for me.

Submitted by Anon on February 21, 2012 - 9:17pm

Different screensaver issue - it works with photos, but no matter what display option I pick, it's always Cascade (and I like Origami damnit!)

Submitted by Anon on March 6, 2012 - 5:30am


I jailbroke my apple tv2 via season pass - have the fc logo at the bottom of the screen etc (first time I have managed to do it!) - so far so good but......when I go to my mac and go on the terminal and put ssh root@myipaddress I get this message:

ssh: connect to host "ipaddress" port 22: operation timed out

What do I do now - so frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by markp.8487 on April 22, 2012 - 7:14pm

I have the same problem, please help!

Submitted by Anon on July 11, 2012 - 12:44am

use the devices actual ip adress

Submitted by Anon on September 22, 2012 - 8:39am