Submitted by james on October 18, 2011 - 10:47am

Seas0nPass has been updated to support a TETHERED jailbreak of the new AppleTV 4.4 (iOS 5) software released on 10/12 (also supported are the new minor updates - 4.4.1 released on 10/17, 4.4.2 released on 10/24, 4.4.3 released on 11/17, and 4.4.4 released on 12/16). Full details on what's new in 4.4, status of 3rd party features, and how to update are below.

Should I update?

Currently the jailbreak for 4.4+ is tethered, which is a bit less convenient than an untethered version. If the features added in 4.4 excite you it may be worth updating; however, the previous 4.3 version will continue to be supported so updating is not required.

The full list of changes included in 4.4 can be found below:

  • AirPlay Mirroring: Now with video mirroring – wirelessly stream what’s on your iPad 2 screen to your HDTV.
  • Photo Stream: View photos recently taken on your iOS device and pushed to your Photo Stream in iCloud.
  • Trailers: A whole new way to browse and view hundreds of the latest theatrical trailers.
  • National Hockey League: Watch live games. View highlights, scores, and more.
  • Wall Street Journal Live: Watch up-to-date news, business commentary, and financial analysis from leading experts.

Apple has also added support for subtitles in Netflix and three new slideshow themes: Photo Wall, Flip-up, and Shifting Tiles.

Which plugins are supported on 4.4?

  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • Last.fm (works)
  • Media Player (works)
  • NitoTV (works)
  • Overflow (works)
  • Remote HD (works)
  • Rowmote (works)
  • RSS Feeds (works)
  • Weather (works)
  • XBMC (nightly builds only)
  • Plex (not working)

How do I update?

Seas0nPass will default to the latest untethered version, which is currently 4.3. If you want to use Seas0nPass to update and jailbreak a newer version simply follow the steps below.

  1. Download version 4.4.4 (9A406a) and save the IPSW in an easy to find location.
  2. Download the latest version of Seas0nPass.
  3. Open Seas0nPass and Option + click (Mac) or Shift + click (PC) the Create IPSW button and select the new IPSW file that was downloaded in step #1.
  4. Seas0nPass will complete the jailbreak and restore process automatically.
  5. After the restore is complete, move the AppleTV to your TV and follow the steps for performing a Tethered Boot.

A demo video that outlines the tethered jailbreak process can be found here.

Enjoy. Smile

Update: It seems Apple has taken down the 4.4.1 AppleTV update due a number of reported issues. For now 4.4 is the recommended version for those wishing to update.

Update 2: The 4.4.1 version has been re-released.

Update 3: Seas0nPass has been updated to support AppleTV 4.4.2 - released on 10/24.

Update 4: Seas0nPass has been updated to support AppleTV 4.4.3 - released on 11/17.

Update 5: Seas0nPass has been updated to support AppleTV 4.4.4 - released on 12/15.

Comments

Submitted by alexandera.3565 on October 26, 2011 - 6:28am

How did you do it?!

Submitted by Anon on October 26, 2011 - 9:26am

Anyone have any suggestions how to get around the "Patching Ramdisk..." spinning wheel of death? On MacBook Pro, tried all versions of the IPSW, updated Seas0nPass, but in every combination, Seas0nPass unzips the IPSW and gets stuck on "Patching Ramdisk." Seems like even if I uninstall Seas0nPass, there are files that remain from previous versions.

I saw Josh post a link to a fix that included finding .bundle files in Library, but I've checked both hidden and unhidden files and have none. Gold Star to the person with the solution!

Submitted by Anon on October 26, 2011 - 9:43am

(I meant James posted a suggestion, not Josh)

Submitted by james on October 26, 2011 - 10:18am

It's probably similar to the issue posted here: http://forum.firecore.com/topic/3761#comment-13581

If you can send in your SP_Debug.log file (found in ~/Library/Logs) that will help track down which 'bundle' is at fault.

Submitted by weekend hack on October 26, 2011 - 11:49am

Did you have the SHSH blobs or you did you do it another way?

Submitted by Anon on October 26, 2011 - 12:08pm

Please Help me.

I've tried this process several time,

in the last time i did everything as it said and i still get no jailbreak! i get back to apple screen just as normal ???

Submitted by marcelg.0207 on October 26, 2011 - 5:52pm

I have the same problem with my Imac,have to jailbreake with my laptop with window xp first shot everything work fine

Submitted by jasontesser on October 26, 2011 - 6:07pm

I am getting the same issue.  tried many times with 4.4.2 no dice. Regular appleTV no JB

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 12:29am

we had the same issue, there is one thing you tube videos do not say, that is you have to download the latest ipsw for 4.4.2. When creating the new ipsw using season pass first hit shift and click on create and select the 4.4.2 ipsw, this will create the correct one. It finally worked for me!

Submitted by chteutsch on October 27, 2011 - 6:45am

Works all great on my AppleTV2 with 4.4.2: Jailbreak, boot up tethered and install of ATV flash :) Thanks for the update!!!

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 7:11am

Got the 4.4.2 JB done successfully. Tried to tether boot using my Windows lappy and the latest Seas0nPass. I get the "4.3 firmware does not require a tethered boot" message and now I'm stuck. Did the Windows version get updated to allow the 4.4.2 tethered boot? I'm almost back up and running, but now I'm stuck again.

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 11:26am

I just bought a new ATV2 and it is 4.3 out of the box. Is there still anyway to have this jailbroken untethered on 4.3? Or will I have to update to the newest firmware for the jailbreak?

Thanks!

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 11:31am

I'll just wait for the untethered version or until there is a working version of plex. Until that time I guess I'll just have to airplay via ipad2.

Submitted by seanmics on October 27, 2011 - 12:40pm

Hey James, I submitted the .log attached to a support ticket, but here's the latest log entry:

2011-10-26 08:16:48.344 Seas0nPass[5562:207] 

2011-10-26 08:16:48.360 Seas0nPass[5562:207] BEGIN NEW SESSION

2011-10-26 08:16:48.361 Seas0nPass[5562:207] ************************

2011-10-26 08:16:48.361 Seas0nPass[5562:207] Process: Seas0nPass

2011-10-26 08:16:48.362 Seas0nPass[5562:207] Path: /Users/seanmics/Downloads/Seas0nPass.app/Contents/MacOS/Seas0nPass

2011-10-26 08:16:48.363 Seas0nPass[5562:207] Identifier: com.firecore.Seas0nPass

2011-10-26 08:16:48.363 Seas0nPass[5562:207] Version: 0.7.9 (230)

2011-10-26 08:16:48.364 Seas0nPass[5562:207] Date/Time: 2011-10-26 08:16:48 -0700

2011-10-26 08:16:48.364 Seas0nPass[5562:207] OS Version: 10.6.8 (10K549)

 

 

2011-10-26 08:16:56.649 Seas0nPass[5562:207] already migrated

2011-10-26 08:17:14.290 Seas0nPass[5590:207] 

2011-10-26 08:17:14.378 Seas0nPass[5590:207] BEGIN NEW SESSION

2011-10-26 08:17:14.379 Seas0nPass[5590:207] ************************

2011-10-26 08:17:14.380 Seas0nPass[5590:207] Process: Seas0nPass

2011-10-26 08:17:14.381 Seas0nPass[5590:207] Path: /Users/seanmics/Downloads/Seas0nPass.app/Contents/MacOS/Seas0nPass

2011-10-26 08:17:14.382 Seas0nPass[5590:207] Identifier: com.firecore.Seas0nPass

2011-10-26 08:17:14.383 Seas0nPass[5590:207] Version: 0.7.9 (230)

2011-10-26 08:17:14.383 Seas0nPass[5590:207] Date/Time: 2011-10-26 08:17:14 -0700

2011-10-26 08:17:14.384 Seas0nPass[5590:207] OS Version: 10.6.8 (10K549)

 

 

2011-10-26 08:17:14.478 Seas0nPass[5590:207] already migrated

2011-10-26 08:18:00.316 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] unzip finished successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:00.334 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] updating partition size!!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.506 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBSS.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu decrypted successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.899 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] no MD5, skip check!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.900 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBSS.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu.decrypt removed successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.901 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBSS.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu.decrypt patched and replaced successfully!!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.901 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBSS.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu patched successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.983 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBSS.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu repacked successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.985 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBSS.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu patched, repacked and replaced successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:01.985 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] patched iBSS successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.156 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBEC.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu decrypted successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.305 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] no MD5, skip check!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.306 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBEC.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu.decrypt removed successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.306 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBEC.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu.decrypt patched and replaced successfully!!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.306 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBEC.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu patched successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.513 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBEC.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu repacked successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.537 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] /private/tmp/tk/Firmware/dfu/iBEC.k66ap.RELEASE.dfu patched, repacked and replaced successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:02.537 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] patched iBEC successfully!

2011-10-26 08:18:03.248 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] patch failed!! bail!

2011-10-26 08:18:03.248 Seas0nPass[5590:ba07] kernelcache patch failed!

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 2:13pm

can someone explain what the benefit of jb the apple tv is?? is it like jb iPhone so u can have stuff for free? thanks

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 3:07pm

Try plugging into power when trying to get into dfu mode... Normally works for me

Submitted by Ant1d0te on October 27, 2011 - 4:10pm

i have a problem with the latest seas0npass software. i try to start the exe file, currently running windows 7, and before it always work, but now it wont start. i´ve restarted my system, i´ve switched off antivir, i tryed on another user account on my pc, but nothing helps... and i´m sure that i´ve downloaded the windows version Wink so what can i do? itunes is updated to 10.5... please help

Submitted by Anon on October 27, 2011 - 9:10pm

It allows playing your own movies/content from a network share bypassing iTunes, you can use a NAS drive rather than a server/computer (thus cheaper setup cost and spares your computer the workload of streaming). With XBMC and Plex, you can watch content that is not curated by Apple including live streaming of news, music, tv and other internet content (google search XMBC and ATV2).

Flash tv also comes with a web browser and last.fm among other things.

iPad 2 mirroring may fill some of this now, but I haven't tried it. I have no interest in tying up the use of my iPad 2 while mirroring. I may need to check, send or do something quickly without interrupting the streaming displayed on my TV.

I really enjoy Firecore.

Submitted by Oljaysee on October 27, 2011 - 10:31pm

Im having same issue. Its pissing me off. Im sure it will be fixed though. I made a support ticket and you should as well if you havent already. Dont forget to include your log.

Submitted by t-bat on October 28, 2011 - 12:29am

ETA on plex available in aTV Flash for atv2?

Submitted by danielt on October 28, 2011 - 2:05am

Hi James and the rest of the team.

Great the new update, but I must note that it I miss a clear explenation regarding the options users have between the Apple iOS updates and the Firecore updates and in which cases you retain or lose Firecore  capability. Maybe you guys can write a little clearer FAQ?

I suggest a list stating if I can perform iOS updates from the AppleTV itself and whether I will loose fire core capability or not when updating? Will I need to re jailbreak and install Firecore all over again? or will everything just keep working? 

thanks and good luck with producing us a great gold master

 

 

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 11:39am

Hi,
i´ve got problems.

Ive followed the instructions and everything works in a expected way. Im using fw 4.2.2
No error messages or anything that can be a hint of a failed jailbreak.
After putting my ap 2 back to my tv, i just see the original fw.

Any suggestions?

Submitted by james on October 28, 2011 - 12:00pm

This is normal. Jailbreaking itself will not provide any visible changes to the AppleTV.

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 12:09pm

thanks,

and how can i figured out that jailbreak is successful installed? cause of.. ive looking for new menu selection they provide to install custom software like last.fm etc...

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 2:55pm

Hi,

I'm trying to jailbreak my aTV2 4.4.2 and using the firmware AppleTV2,1_4.4.2_9A336a_SP_Restore.ipsw and seasonpass.

however everytime it enters DFU and opens itunes and auto loads the firmware it says extracting software and thget the itunes error :The apple tv could not be restored. This device isnt elegible for the requested build.

Is there a newer appletv 4.4.2 build??

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 2:57pm

Hi,

I'm trying to jailbreak my aTV2 4.4.2 and using the firmware AppleTV2,1_4.4.2_9A336a_SP_Restore.ipsw and seasonpass.

however everytime it enters DFU and opens itunes and auto loads the firmware it says extracting software and thget the itunes error :The apple tv could not be restored. This device isnt elegible for the requested build.

Is there a newer appletv 4.4.2 build??

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 4:54pm

The real problem here is iTunes. Weather your using a Mac or pc with the latest version of iTunes and newest season pass, the updated ipsw file will not load back onto the apple tv 2 during the ford restore or selected restore in iTunes. If you want to test this theory just plug your atv2 into iTunes and press restore. Even after iTunes downloads their "official" restore, you will get the same error message that a newer version of iTunes is necessary.
The question is, how to overcome this glitch. I though tiny umbrella might work, but it did not. And greenposi0n and redsn0w are no use either for the latest 4.2.2.

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 6:43pm

can't ssh into my ATV2 - either with ssh root@apple-tv.local or
ssh root@192.168.123.100 (which is what my ATV2 say is its IP address (though its DHCP).
it always just says the request timed out.
Any suggestions?

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 6:45pm

Thanks Painfree, but i manage to figure it out.

There seems to be some problem with the mac version since i then did the same exact procedure with the windows version (both itunes and season pass also up to date) and it worked flawlessly.

Hope it helps someone!

Submitted by Anon on October 28, 2011 - 8:32pm

what is a nightly build?

Submitted by Anon on October 29, 2011 - 12:23am

Chevk he hosts file on your mac. I had the same and thats what caussed the issue on my mac - clean up all redirects to apple.

Submitted by Anon on October 29, 2011 - 6:42am

xbmc nightly is the last compiled developer version of xbmc. in other words, the bleeding edge, but not the most stable Wink

Submitted by Anon on October 29, 2011 - 7:29am

Like a few people have asked, are you working on an untethered version? If so, what is the ETA? Thanks

Submitted by Anon on October 29, 2011 - 1:02pm

Jailbreaking does not install any new software/features. You have to install the ATV Flash software to get the new features AFTER you jailbreak. Jailbreaking itself only allows the installation of ATV flash, et al.

Submitted by yanickv.9358 on October 29, 2011 - 3:56pm

PROBLEM :

Hi there, 

I follow the instructions with the Season Pass and the iOS 5 - 9A336a

I encounter no problem for the first part : Create the IPSW

But when comes the time to set up the Thethered boot, my Apple TV 2ndGen(black) will not go back to DFU mode. (no matter how long or how often I try.

It is well plugged in both usb and power, and the led is flashing quickly.

Many thanks for your support... 

Submitted by Anon on October 29, 2011 - 9:57pm

Tried to get the apple tv into DFU mode on MAC and Windows. Have tried all the suggestions given by everyone. Changed and bought a new piece and tried. Still does not work. Please help.

Submitted by Anon on October 30, 2011 - 8:34am

Any update on ISO files. All else works great but does not work with the ISO file. Also in some cases I do not see the cover art of the movie I am seeing a movie ticket. Not sure why any suggestions......

Submitted by davidr.3059 on October 30, 2011 - 6:33pm

What is normal? are you even reading? people cant even get the jailbreak to work.  the aptv's are frozen

Submitted by Anon on October 31, 2011 - 9:30am

I have the same problem. I have looked at thousands of forums. I have even tried on a windows computer.

Submitted by Anon on October 31, 2011 - 9:39pm

Plug in the power cord and plug in the usb.......then when it asks to go into DFU mode....unplug the power cord and immediately hold down the menu and play buttons for like 7 -10 seconds....then release...it will go into DFU everytime...if it doesnt..get a new usb cord....all of this worked for me on both of mine...I tried everything else prior just like u

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 2:04am

That was it exactly. It was the hosts file that needed a couple of # added. After the laptop was rebooted and I dis the whole process again, everything loaded fine in iTunes and the tether. All firecore apps loaded fine after that. Thank you.

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 7:00am

ssh root@192.168.1.20

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Of course "they" are. Usually if there is an exploit available the jailbreakers will wait a version or two before released it. i.e. don't release in 5.0.0 when 5.0.1 is around the corner as well as 5.0.2. This way they can get more life out of the exploit and make sure it doesn't get patched quickly.

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 8:02pm

atv2 not entering DFU mode, I follow the steps but my atv2 is on 4.4.2(3160) is season pass compatible with this firmware? i point season pass to ipsw 4.4.2 (9a336a) and it doesn't enter dfu mode???? please help..

Submitted by Anon on November 2, 2011 - 9:50am

Same deal. Tried for a couple hours last night and no go.
Dang 4.4!

Submitted by Anon on November 2, 2011 - 12:01pm

plug atv in to the power cord and usb to the computer.....unplug the power cord and then hold the menu and play for 10 seconds until the light flashes really fast.....u r now in DFU mode.....everyone forgets to include this in thier instructons....it is almost the only way Ive goten my 2 into DFU mode ever

Submitted by Anon on November 2, 2011 - 12:17pm

What do you mean no Plex plug in.....that was the only reason I bought the aTV....and i already updated....FML

Submitted by juan diegoc.0934 on November 2, 2011 - 3:00pm

Wait a bit and yo will be a able to use plex with your apple tv!

Submitted by Anon on November 2, 2011 - 4:09pm

Awesome thankyou for the response I'll try it when i get home.

Submitted by chrisr.6733 on November 3, 2011 - 6:18am

Last night my ATV2 just locked up.

The light flashes when I use my remote but no menus move.

I have rebooted tethered several times and the ATV2 unit always returns to the same state.

Any clues?