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)
  • (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. :)

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.


Submitted by james on November 3, 2011 - 9:26am

Submitted by GreggRand on November 5, 2011 - 4:37am

I am not able to enter DFU mode. I have tried the suggestions above, but it's a no go. Please help because I am sat with a ATV2 with a flashing light and don't know what to do now!!??



Submitted by GreggRand on November 5, 2011 - 4:46am

Managed to get into DFU mode now with the below steps, but Seas0nPass refuses to recognise it???


Step One
Connect your Apple TV to the power outlet and to your computer via a Micro-USB cable.

Step Two
Hold down the Menu and Down buttons on your remote for about six seconds until the light on the device begins to blink rapidly.

Step Three
Let go of both buttons then press and hold the Menu and Play buttons together for another six seconds, then release.

Step Four
iTunes will then detect the device in DFU mode.

Submitted by Anon on November 5, 2011 - 6:25am

everthing is ok, until power off, i meaning unplug the power line, then power on, everything is gone.
this version seems could not been saved if power off.

Submitted by Anon on November 5, 2011 - 9:41am

Anyone managed to jailbreak with 4.4.2 build 3160? I can't seem to find the IPSW for this build. Using the 9A336A build mentioned just gives me error that it is unauthorized. I like Apple less and less now because of this. I should have the right to downgrade to the version of FW that my Apple TV came with.

Submitted by Anon on November 5, 2011 - 9:43am

Anyone managed to jailbreak with 4.4.2 build 3160? I can't seem to find the IPSW for this build. Using the 9A336A build mentioned just gives me error that it is unauthorized. I like Apple less and less now because of this. I should have the right to downgrade to the version of FW that my Apple TV came with.

Submitted by Anon on November 5, 2011 - 7:20pm

Had the same problem... turned out I just needed to restart my computer for seas0npass to recognize my atv2 again.
I hope this will help you too.

Submitted by Anon on November 6, 2011 - 8:57am

It should show a small logo on the bottom right hand corner of the atv2 home screen

Submitted by Anon on November 6, 2011 - 9:23am

I seem to have everything running fine until itunes starts the restore. SeasonsPass gives me a message saying the itunes script is complete (not the teathered boot complete like in the instructions. Same graphic though) Itunes finishes what it's doing, tells me to disconnect. Reconnect ATV2 to tv, light on ATV2 still blinking rapidly, and graphic comes up on tv screen in green telling me to connect ATV2 to micro usb and the itunes icon.

Submitted by Anon on November 6, 2011 - 12:48pm

Still cannot get to restore in itunes get error message 3194 ( itunes helps says udate itunes how ever it is latest version install, even reinstalled to be sure) W7 64bit version.

Submitted by lleenheer on November 6, 2011 - 1:16pm

I am running into simular issues with build 3160. Does anyone know wherr to find the ipsw for this build?

Submitted by jonmiller on November 6, 2011 - 1:43pm

Updated to 4.4.2 and seas0npass jailbreak worked fine. However, having issue where ATV seems to drop out of network when screensaver kicks in. I've since turned screensaver off and seems to be OK.

checked and nito sshack is installed to latest version.

Only other observation was that AFP login to my MyBookWorld seems to time out when enter password. New MyBookWorld firmware they released for Lion compatibility seems to make the login take a lot longer from Mac so is it possible that there is a timeout set in Media player that is shorter than the MyBookWorld now seems to take? If I just use guest account with no password, Media works fine so not a showstopper at all.



Submitted by Anon on November 7, 2011 - 10:25am

I'm not getting any joy :(
Every thing was going well till the 2nd part ie the Tethered part. Seas0nPass sits at 'Uploading kernelcache.release.k66 to device...", after 15 / 20 mins I clicked cancel button as nothing was happening.

Now I see two Apple TVs in iTunes under devices and trying to roll back to an 4.3 using Seas0nPass, I get an alert saying 'The Apple TV "Apple TV" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build.'

Any help would be appreciated to kick start my Apple TV back into life.

Submitted by james on November 7, 2011 - 11:46am

Please open a support ticket and send in your Seas0nPass log file.

Submitted by michaelb.6207 on November 7, 2011 - 12:15pm

Apologies; I was getting '1601' & '9' errors on the 1st part of installation, before moving onto the 2nd part. 

Submitted by alangeorge21 on November 9, 2011 - 1:38pm

Yep - I know what sym links do, just wasn't sure if the ATV does 'strange' checks internally.Just to make it easier for anyone else.. here's what we did.ssh root@apple-tvmkdir -p /private/var/Applicationscd /Applicationsmv * /private/var/Applicationscd /rmdir /Applications (This won't delete unless the directory is empty...)ln -s /private/var/Applications /Applicationscdapt-get updateapt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2wget -i xbmc-20111020.bc49ac0-master-atv2.debThat's it.. XBMC working on AppleTV2 4.4.x (iOS5)

Submitted by timothyb.7788 on November 10, 2011 - 8:58am

Any word on when an untethered jailbreak of 4.4.2 will be available?

Submitted by Anon on November 10, 2011 - 3:57pm

I second this question: any estimate on an untethered jb? Would be sweeeet!

Submitted by Anon on November 12, 2011 - 1:19pm

I third this question. :)

Submitted by ronaldv.9867 on November 12, 2011 - 6:04pm

For anyone jailbreaking/installing aTV Flash Black with firmware 4.3--

You do not have to update the apple TV to jailbreak.  I tried repeated times to jailbreak aTV with my mac and got the not eligible for requested build error.  I then tried the same process with my pc and it worked the first time.  I am not sure exactly what is wrong with the mac version...maybe my computer, but give it a shot if you run into problems.  I also used iReb to get around a 1600 error.

Submitted by johns.7125 on November 15, 2011 - 12:15am

Any updates? And whatelet about Xbmc? When are they Ready for full support

Submitted by Anon on November 15, 2011 - 6:28am

I fourth this question.

Submitted by Anon on November 15, 2011 - 7:57am

Do you just have to install the Curia version of xbmc then SSH the nightly build to get xbmc working with this tethered jailbreak? Or do u have to mess around with moving files n stuff?

Submitted by Anon on November 15, 2011 - 6:32pm

Curia = cydia

Submitted by superdifficult on November 16, 2011 - 2:47pm

I Fifth this. Just a hint that it might be coming soon so I can stop holding my breath.

Also John, the Firecore guys don't manage XBMC. 

Submitted by deanzo on November 17, 2011 - 5:15am

His response is correct. Jailbreaking the Apple TV doesn't cause any visible changes to the software. You have to follow the next steps to load the software after you jailbreak it.

To jailbreak, follow these steps:

To install the software (currently tethered only), follow these steps:

I'm not saying you have other valid issues, just saying there are two steps in the process: jailbreaking and installing.

Submitted by Anon on November 17, 2011 - 9:11am


So I want to jailbreak my Apple TV 2 with iOS 4.4.2.

I do understand the jailbreaking procedure, no problem for that, and I do understand how to boot it in a tethered way.


I have my Apple TV in the living room, and my Mac in another room. No problem for jailbreaking, but at the moment I'll have to boot the Apple TV in a tethered manner, I'll have to plug in the power cord.

SO, how to move my now jailbroken and booted Apple TV back to the TV????

Submitted by Anon on November 17, 2011 - 9:38am

Or is it possible to jailbreak the Apple Box on Mac (with Lion an iTunes 10.5.1) and boot it thered on PC (Laptop with Vista).

It is impossible for me to get the Mac to the room I have the Apple TV, much tooooo many cables and hardware

Submitted by Anon on November 17, 2011 - 3:36pm

ATV 4.4.3 is now being pushed to boxes with this jailbreak work? Should I not automatically update ATV?

Submitted by eann.5185 on November 17, 2011 - 5:05pm

I would hold off the update to 4.4.3. Seasonpass does not appear to support it currently.

Submitted by Anon on November 17, 2011 - 5:57pm

Any idea when it will be supported (did the mistake to update to 4.4.3 :(

Submitted by stefant.0531 on November 17, 2011 - 11:23pm

Good morning, is there any solution for the brandnew version 4.4.3? Right now i updated my atv and think about jailbreaking and installing firecore.

Submitted by Anon on November 18, 2011 - 8:41am

me too :-(

Submitted by mbrownug on November 18, 2011 - 11:51am

When will Plex be ready for 4.4.3 and aTV Flash (black) 1.0? Currently having to run aTV2 4.3 to support Plex. Thanks

Submitted by m.m.8607 on November 18, 2011 - 9:09pm

cool. thanks for that!

it does not ran quite smoothly as in your place, but i did managed it with some tweaks:


problem was:

rmdir /Applications
rmdir: failed to remove `/Applications': Resource busy


i then just renamed the folder and contunied as described.

mv /Applications/ /Applications.old


actually  i don't really see, why the symlinking is needed anyway, but now it works and so i don't care :)

Submitted by Anon on November 19, 2011 - 6:47am

Can´t restore, I get 1600 error from iTunes on restoring
Note: In video demo the atv2 starts to blink rapidly after plug usb cable and before entering on dfu, but my device only blink rapidly when entering on dfu mode not before.

Submitted by Anon on November 19, 2011 - 8:27am

I am having the same issue.

Submitted by JimNorth on November 19, 2011 - 3:09pm

Here's hoping for a speedy release of an un-tethered version, kids updated ATV2 unbeknownst to me and can't install aTVFlash 1.0  I just got through the Macupdate offer.  =(

Submitted by Anon on November 19, 2011 - 9:15pm

Yar, me too. I should have gone with 4.4.2 instead.

Submitted by Anon on November 19, 2011 - 11:20pm

I rolled back to 4.2.2 and apparently completed the jailbreak and install of aTV flash, but my aTV wouldn't come out of DFU mode. When I plugged it into the TV, it had the 'plug into iTunes' picture on there.

Then restoring back to 4.22 wouldn't work, I had to do a normal iTunes restore which put it back to 4.23. Then back to 4.22 again. About to try and install again.

Submitted by pammylu on November 19, 2011 - 11:54pm

I agree, I also bought the aTV Flash via the MacUpdate offer and updated to 4.4.3 prior to watching the video for installing the SeasOnPass.  So we are stuck, that is if we have our iMac in a different room than our aTV2.  I do not have a 100-ft mini-usb cable to do the available tethered boot at this time.  Please, please, please hurry with the untethered version. :(

Submitted by Openmind on November 20, 2011 - 8:14am



I want to jailbreak my Apple TV 2 because I just bought the aTV Flash (black).


Because the Booting of the jailbroken ATV2 is still tethered, I want to know if it is possible to boot from any computer in the house, or must it be the same computer where I've done the jailbreak? (with seas0npass).

In other word, can I jailbreak on a Mac and boot from a PC?




Submitted by wedge07 on November 20, 2011 - 8:27am

Issue 1: my ATV won't go into DFU unless plugged in.

Issue 2: after the custom firmware is imported into iTunes, I get the "device is unsupported for this software."  

Need your help.




Submitted by vdesantiago on November 20, 2011 - 1:51pm

there's no "network" option under nitoTV... whats a boy to do?

Submitted by Anon on November 20, 2011 - 4:28pm

Here's a guide I wrote, its for 4.3, it has been working, and I will have a guide up for the new update once it is untethered

Submitted by Anon on November 20, 2011 - 4:29pm

Submitted by papasmurf on November 21, 2011 - 8:17am

Hi I just want Seas0nPass to support a UN ---- Tethered jailbreak of the 4.4.3 (iOS 5.0.1 - 9A405l) , What is the ETA!!!!!

Submitted by Anon on November 21, 2011 - 8:59am

Hi, you can boot with any computer, as long as you have seas0npass installed there. You need it to boot tethered.

Submitted by petesguitar1 on November 21, 2011 - 11:57pm

I think with all the issues, maybe there should be a warning to people to not update their ATV2 - I'm just happy that I've read about it and not updated yet. I understand there may be small bugs, but this seems really pretty complicated and far from stable - pretty sad as I got really excited :)  Is there anyway I can get say, 4.3 so I can get 1.0? (I'm currently on 4.1)