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 Anon on December 30, 2011 - 5:31pm

i can't get my apple tv into dfu mode. i have the new season pass and the new ipsw 4.4.4
i am holding down the menu and play button for 7 seconds and it won't work? is there a new way to put into DFU mode?

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 8:19pm

everything work fine...good work
thnx

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 9:14pm

I think i may have bricked my Apple TV. There is no way to restore it. It gets as far as the error in iTunes about "The Apple TV "Apple TV" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build."

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 10:03pm

Click Finder
At the top menu, click Go.
Select “Go To Folder” from the submenu.
Type “/private“.
Open the folder “etc” and locate the “hosts” file.
Copy it to some folder and right click on the file and click show info and make sure you have the rights to read and edit it.
Open it with text editor.
Add “ #74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com” to the end of the file.
Now, save the file. Your host file will look like this after you edit.
Copy it back into the “etc” folder and replace the old “hosts” file.
Restart iTunes and it should be fixed.

Read more: http://www.karthikk.net/2011/06/how-to-solve-this-device-isnt-eligible-f...

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 11:13pm

after hours of trying to get into dfu mode.. I plugged in the POWER cable, waited for the light to flash quickly and then held menu and play.. worked perfectly..

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 11:26pm

after hours of trying to get into dfu mode.. I plugged in the POWER cable, waited for the light to flash quickly and then held menu and play.. worked perfectly iTunes said restore was not successful but i was still able to plug it in and have it work!! JAILBROKEN!! 4.4.4

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:25am

i have problem restoring the generated AppleTV2,1_4.4.4_9A406a_SP_Restore.ipsw with iTunes 10.5.2.11 (latest). It says an unknown error occured (3194). I've tried many times, but still the same error.

Anyone have idea to resolve this? I was able to restore my aTV2 to factory setting and at the same time updated using iTunes. Then, I tried running Seas0nPass again to generate the new custom IPSW. Error 3194 still deter me from Custom Restore (shift+Restore).

Help appreciated.

Thanks.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:26am

i have problem restoring the generated AppleTV2,1_4.4.4_9A406a_SP_Restore.ipsw with iTunes 10.5.2.11 (latest). It says an unknown error occured (3194). I've tried many times, but still the same error.

Anyone have idea to resolve this? I was able to restore my aTV2 to factory setting and at the same time updated using iTunes. Then, I tried running Seas0nPass again to generate the new custom IPSW. Error 3194 still deter me from Custom Restore (shift+Restore).

Help appreciated.

Thanks.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 4:43am

Check yours hosts file.
Ensure apples IP isn't blocked. Thats one way for this error to occur.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 8:53am

Same problem right here!!!
i'm trying for the 3rd time now!!!

Submitted by d_moonen on December 31, 2011 - 9:10am

After trying and trying!

Uodate first (legally) to 4.4.4

And then try it again. Worked for me!!!

Good luck!

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:06pm

Restarting iTunes and sometimes even restarting your PC can make the difference. Check out my homepage at www.sliced-apple.com and search for my guide to help you the rest of the way.

Good luck!

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:06pm

thanks
took a couple of tries but got it

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 6:25pm

How do you check your hosts file to do ths?

Submitted by neo_strut on January 1, 2012 - 12:34am

I've been able to JB my aTV2 to 4.4.4

 

1. Resolve 3194 restore problem

http://jaxov.com/2011/05/fix-itunes-error-3194-21-1013-1014-1015-while-r...

 

2. Use iREB R4 (download from: http://oron.com/9d0ns5rggw9v)  (http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/products/view/ireb.snow) to put aTV2 into pwned DFU

Full video instruction here: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bstb_GpyIoc)

 

Happy New Year!!!! ......my first New Year accomplishment.....

 

hope this will help some of you out there having the same problem

Submitted by noggyman on January 1, 2012 - 7:02am

Why doesn't the Manage Extras menu work after installing ATV Flash (Black) with the new SP 4.4.4 upgrade?

 

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2012 - 4:24am

Why do I have to update to 4.4.4 (is this thethered) when my box is running 4.3 out of the box... I keep getting the error 1600, 1604, 3194 when the software updates on the box. Tried 3 computers now lol.

Any ideas?

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2012 - 7:18pm

Me too. What's the fix?!@

Submitted by Anon on January 3, 2012 - 4:43am

This method worked fine for me!

Submitted by Anon on January 3, 2012 - 10:14pm

What actually worked for me was just restarting my computer,I tried everything posted in this forum nothing was working, finally decided to just restart my computer and it worked perfectly fine!

Hope that helps!

Submitted by Anon on January 5, 2012 - 7:48am

So after all is done, I had to set up an itune account. Do I just order the movie and you won't be billed?

Submitted by Anon on January 6, 2012 - 9:46am

This guy Raj above got it right! I used his site and he got me 99% JB. There seems to be this 1% hit or miss in getting the ATV 2 in DFU mode. For me I rebooted, changed usb ports & let usb drivers install, rebooted again, plugged in the USB & the power.Used the remote to enter DFU mode. I left the power plugged into the AVT well into the restore process & unplugged it while it was being verified. I still got the error 1600... I didn't care anymore after 12 trys I thought I would try it. It works great. Since then I used Raj's site to install the good stuff.

Submitted by Anon on January 7, 2012 - 12:27pm

My fix was to just to install iTunes on my Win7 machine and it went off without a hitch. Was previously trying on XP but it would not budge. Not sure if it was that it had to install the new drivers or whatever, but it worked.

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2012 - 7:41am

I have problems !! I keep getting this message :

org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.

I have tired over several hours to get it to resolve but I really don't have a clue.
Is there a simple fix or do I have to uninstall XBMC and then reinstall it??

Submitted by Anon on January 8, 2012 - 1:05pm

So, after much ado, I finally got this working on my MacBook. Here's the secret:

Follow the directions exactly EXCEPT when the prompt to enter DFU mode shows up. Then, plug in the USB to you computer, followed by connecting the power. DO NOT use the remote yet!! Instead, once the light on the Apple TV starts to rapidly blink, UNPLUG your power cable! This is ESSENTIAL!

With the power cable unplugged & the USB still attached, use the remote as instructed to enter DFU mode. Everything should work as planned from here on out.

In the event of an error, briefly unplug the USB from the computer, and do a standard restore via iTunes before attempting the jailbreak again.

Hope that helps!

Submitted by Anon on January 9, 2012 - 12:53am

I need help! I`m on the verge of smashing this thing! I`ve completed this thing step by step over 10 times and Apple TV (No FC) keeps appearing (thus not jailbroken). I get no errors so I have no idea what`s going wrong!

Submitted by nigel_917 on January 9, 2012 - 9:41am

mine has the FC logo but not the additional tabs such as music movies etc. what should i do now?

Submitted by vednar on January 10, 2012 - 5:33pm

Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'll add your issues to the blog, hopefully that will help someone in the future! 

Submitted by Anon on January 10, 2012 - 10:42pm

apple tv wouldnt accept firmware tired ireb and then i decided to re do firmware on seas0n worked perfect!

Submitted by Anon on January 11, 2012 - 6:16pm

Thanks so much! I followed your instructions exactly, after having tried to follow others and this is the one that worked!

Submitted by Anon on January 11, 2012 - 8:00pm

Have jailbroken Apple TV 2 but for some reason images/logo (Movie Thumbs, NitoTV Logo and Apple Logo) above menu is blank now. Anyone know how to fix please?

Submitted by Anon on January 12, 2012 - 3:16pm

with ease.. thanks a lot.

Submitted by Anon on January 12, 2012 - 11:35pm

WOW!!!!!! AI would have never tried this if I hadn't exhausted all other things to try. I tried it 3 differnt cables, reinstalled itunes, rebooted, tried it on my macbook pro, vaio, asus and low and behold what this WORKED!!!! THNAK-YOU wish I would have found and tried this 5 hrs ago!

Submitted by vednar on January 13, 2012 - 6:40pm

Just continue with the next step, even though you don't see FC it actually is JB! 

Submitted by Anon on January 14, 2012 - 8:08am

Hi, i just bought an ATV2 and it came with Software 4.4.3 (3323). Then i just downloaded and installed itunes (haven´t any account nor apple id. does this matter?) and got seas0npass and an orginal firmware file with version 4.3 (i want to try this for plex).
I startet seas0npass and did a shift-Click on Create-IPSW and gave him the AppleTV2,1_4.3_8F455_Restore.ipsw file .... he does as been told and created the custom firmware and after i got the ATV in DFU mode, itunes tried to install the CF. But i always get the error 3194.
Yes, my hosts file is fine. No entry facing an apple server.
I tried to reboot and tried another windows client. No success.

Is there an error with apple signing this CF?
Can anyone help?

Submitted by Anon on January 17, 2012 - 9:15pm

Thanks bud! This was stumping me and your trick finally got everything to work. Enjoying Plexy goodness on two aTV's!

Submitted by Anon on January 18, 2012 - 7:05pm

Same issue here. I CAN jailbreak to 4.4.4 but it won't work for my attempt with 4.3.

Seems that one of my TVs worked fine with 4.3 but not with 4.4.4. My HD movies will not play in 4.4.4 but did in 4.3 so I am trying to downgrade.

Any help is much appreciated.

Submitted by johns.7355 on January 20, 2012 - 3:16pm

It did not work for me. ATV wants me to log in to iDisk. I don't use iDisk. I get error "iTunes restore script failed, selecting IPSW in Finder... How can i over come this? Thanks.

Submitted by Anon on January 22, 2012 - 10:28pm

Am i missing something here? I jailbroke my atv 2, installed Plex, XBMC, and Nito TV. it is the most garbage collected in one place ever. On a 16 mbps wired connection, about 90% of the vids dont play. If they do, it's the crappiest quality, if you're lucky enough for it to be seen at all.

Nitotv is worthless. Not one video from plex plays.

It is actually laughable that anyone considers this a benefit to Apple TV. yea, let's watch a movie of some kid in a theater, barely able to see, coughing, talking and enjoy it!

Must be 12 yr olds who just think it's cool to modify something. I'll restore back to normal. I'd actually rather pay a couple bucks for great quality than click through a bunch of broken links, watch half of the movie, out of sync, find the other half an hour later and watch that in the worst quality possible.

If you are thinking about jailbreaking your atv, TRUST ME, it is a horrible move. There is NO benefit. Yes, you can install 3rd party apps, but that's the problem, they're 3rd party. They are worthless and not working. Just leave it - believe me, you will want back the time you invest.

Submitted by kajun on January 24, 2012 - 8:37pm

ha ha ha you've got bad problems with your system my friend, my apple tv 2 has been playing movies ever since i jb'd it without a hicup,

6 mbps running wireless..btw i'm 13 and my 6 y/o sister got this simple thing working :X This thing is GREAT

Submitted by Anon on January 25, 2012 - 4:48am

Seems like you are clueless my friend.

Submitted by Anon on January 25, 2012 - 9:41am

Hi,

I just jailbroke 4.4.4 using seasonpass but now I can no longer view my favorites on youtube. It shows a communication error...

Any ideas?

Submitted by Anon on January 25, 2012 - 9:06pm

Sems like you're not a techie at all and on top of it kind of suit&tie guy who has lots of money invested in movie industry. Shame on you posting that here. Try to do something better for people or humanity, That's it, you don't even deserve my time to continue..............

Submitted by Anon on January 29, 2012 - 6:29pm

Hello everyone !
I'd like to know if in this fw version or whichever is possible to connect external drives in atv2...
Regards,

Submitted by Anon on January 30, 2012 - 10:55am

Fantastic, I can report that it did the trick on Windows too Smile

Submitted by Anon on February 4, 2012 - 9:22am

I can verify that this 'fix' is correct and working.
I had all sorts of problems with my 2nd ATV2 until I came across this.
Thanks poster.

Submitted by Anon on February 6, 2012 - 12:34am

Hi wondering if we are any further forward with plex working on 4.4.4?

Submitted by Anon on February 8, 2012 - 6:02pm

I would like to say that after trying about 20 times. I carefully read the post where it states to take out the power cord before doing the DFU. Once I followed exactly as stated, it worked. I am so happy. Thank You,

Submitted by Anon on February 12, 2012 - 10:11am

I just used SeasonPass on 2 ATV2 boxes on 4.4.4 and can confirm I am having this issue as well. What's weird is if I try to select Floating it acts like I can not select it. No √ appears next to it. All the others are selectable but nothing actually changes. I still have Floating. I'm having trouble finding any other references to this problem.

Submitted by randalls.4762 on February 13, 2012 - 2:47pm

Im running seasonpass on a mac attempting 4.4.4 tethered.itunes 10.5.3 (3) I have only the USB cable plugged in. I  cannot get it into to DFU mode. Itunes will be open and it refreshes the Apple tv2 but Seas0npass is still waiting for DFU mode?

Is there something im missing? Ive jailbroken every iphone since birth, also jailbroke the 1st gen apple tv. Dont know what is going on here.