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 February 13, 2012 - 4:43pm

I also was able to successfully jailbreak my atv2 following the instructions posted on Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:05 pm by anonymous. I would like to add that you have to make sure no other USB devices are connected, I had an external HD and it was conflicting with my atv2. Once I removed the ext. HD, I got it working. Thanks for the tip anonymous.

Submitted by Anon on February 13, 2012 - 5:01pm

I can confirm that I also have this problem.

Submitted by Anon on February 14, 2012 - 12:35am

You need to plug in your apple tv until it asks you to press and hold the buttons. Once you get to this step then unplug it and try holding the buttons for 7 seconds. It should work for you.
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Submitted by Anon on February 14, 2012 - 1:46am

Hi, i just bought an ATV2 and it came with Software 4.4.3, been loving it so far.

Submitted by Anon on February 16, 2012 - 6:32pm

Hi,

I have performed the procedure and everything seems to work fine until iTunes is verifying the restore and I get Error (14).

I get the same error when trying to do a regular restore to reset the apple tv.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thx.

Jon

Submitted by le ducf.9168 on February 17, 2012 - 10:14am

hi i have the same error on mac os 10.7.3 / iTunes 10.5.3 (this build is not eligible for the device (out of the box atv2 ) any idea ? thanx

Submitted by Quri on February 19, 2012 - 1:58pm

Hi, 

I have tried all ways as described below but I can't get my Apple TV2 to enter DFU mode.

I've tried to restart the computer, restart Seas0nPass with and without iTunes on. Connected the USB power cable and then remove it and tried again. I think I have tried all ways.I bought it like 3 weeks ago. So it is fairly new. Could it be the problem?When I plug it in to the computer it flashes from the start without the power cable. But when I press the Menu and Playbuttons, nothing happens.However, if I put the power cable for a little while with the USB cable still in the computer, removes power cable and try again by pressing Menu and Play in 7sec then the light will flash very fast. But as soon as I let go of the buttons it goes back to short slowly flashes and it is still not going to DFU mode.I've also tried to insert the USB, then the power cable and hold the Menu and the down arrow, the light will flash fast, I've removed the power cable and then tried the Menu and Play, but nothing happens again. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a new Macbook Pro with 8GB RAM and I've updated the firmeware on the Apple TV2 to 4.4.4.

Thanks!

 

 

I found the problem. I borrowed a different USB cable that was longer and then it worked perfectly. What I noticed was that when I plugged it in to the computer it didn't come up in iTunes. The cable was a 45cm Cabel  Westen Digital.

Submitted by Anon on February 19, 2012 - 2:19pm

Thank You !!! Works great now!!!! Smile

Submitted by Anon on February 22, 2012 - 5:03pm

I have a apple tv 2 and I'm trying to jailbreak it. I'm using a pc running with vista xp. I downloaded itunes with no problem and I downloaded seas0npass but when I go to open the seas0npass to run it, absolutely nothing happens. I've tried opening it with itunes open and closed. Can someone please help because I'm very eager to jb my atv2?

Submitted by Anon on February 27, 2012 - 10:39pm

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Submitted by Anon on March 6, 2012 - 11:26am

No problems here.

Submitted by Anon on March 7, 2012 - 12:52pm

Am I the only person who this absolutely will not work for? I am running 4.4.4 on my apple tv and when I open seas0npass to jailbreak it, I select the 4.4.4 version and it just sits there, and never downloads the firmware. So I try to just download the firmware and do the jailbreak with that. But the website that this site leads you to (http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/0413539.20111215.EQTW8/AppleTV2,1_4.4....)
Absolutely will not open on any computer I can get my hands on... anyone else having this issue?

Submitted by Anon on March 9, 2012 - 11:36am

i am having major issues! I have recently bought 16 of these atv2s I keep getting error message 3194 when i try to jb using seas0n pass. How do i get by this or should i send them all back to apple?

Submitted by NickLee1983 on March 9, 2012 - 3:09pm

I have tried and tried and tried, I absolutely can not down load the 4.4.4 firmware to jailbreak my atv2, It is running 4.4.4 but it came that way, When I try to just let seas0n pass do it it just sits there and never downloads it, If I try to download the firmware the website http://appldnld.apple.com/AppleTV/041-3539.20111215.EQTW8/AppleTV2,1_4.4... never loads.... any ideas of how I can get the ispw file so I can jailbreak my atv2?

Submitted by emsonlong on March 10, 2012 - 12:58am

change the hosts

Submitted by Anon on March 11, 2012 - 4:06am

agreed. same problem here. seems the direct link to 4.4.4 firmware doesnt work anymore.. has it been taken down due to the new software announced with the launch of the apple tv3v ? . i cant jailbrake my atv2 because seasonpass just sticks on downloading the firmware Frown

Submitted by NickLee1983 on March 11, 2012 - 2:37pm

Exactly, But there has to be a way to get the 4.4.4 firmware so a jail break can be done. I even got tired of trying to jail break and decided to update, but my apple tv won't even up day it eventually just times out, Same when I try to update my iPhone, it just sits there and eventually times out.

Submitted by Anon on March 11, 2012 - 3:31pm

Since the announcement of the new apple tv i am not able to JB with Seasonpass. My firmware is ,1_4.4.4_9A406a
The software gives the message This device is not eligible for this version.
What must i do ?
Thanks Eric

Submitted by NickLee1983 on March 11, 2012 - 7:47pm

Found the solution! Go to opendns.com and let them work their magic!

Submitted by NickLee1983 on March 11, 2012 - 8:24pm

Yeah I am getting the same thing... All I want to do is jailbreak this freaking thing!

Submitted by Anon on March 13, 2012 - 8:12am

I have jailbreaket many atv 2's in my time but since March 7 th., when Apple announced the new software version for ATV, it's not possible anymore. This seems to be the case, even if you are running firmware 4.4.4 on your ATV. I keep getting this message, that restore isn't possible. I hope there will be a solution soon from the SeasonPass Wonder Team Smile

Submitted by Anon on March 13, 2012 - 4:00pm

Please help,...

I've exchanged my ATV2, running software 5.0, to one running 4.4.3.
Will I be able to jailbreak it? And what is the best way to try this?

Regards,
Harm

Submitted by Anon on March 13, 2012 - 5:41pm

Hi, have you found a solution for this?

sunnydeol01@hotmail.com

Submitted by Anon on March 14, 2012 - 6:09am

Many users have the same issue include me.... i can't find any solution to jailbreak older firmwares 4.4.3 and 4.4.4....

Submitted by Anon on March 14, 2012 - 10:27am

Yea the problem is apple decided on march 8 that u can not restore something with old firmware meaning since 5.1 came out you cannot use 4.4.4 even if the device is running it so also meaning when say 5.2 or 5.1.1 comes out we can not use 5.1 to restore I'm sure someone will figure a way around this

Submitted by Anon on March 14, 2012 - 1:10pm

Hey Eric, I'm having the same troubles, if I find a fix i'll let you know straight away...be good if you could do the same. Thanks Scott.

Submitted by Anuar2082 on March 17, 2012 - 1:29am

it is possible downgrade from ios 5.0 to 4.4.4 on appletV?

Submitted by spoonjab on March 17, 2012 - 3:29am

Today I followed CYBERxNUKE’s instructions from forum.firecore.com to get it working on my ATV 2 I just bought 3 hours ago from the store (4.4.4). His instructions were hard for me to follow, so I re-created it in my own words with how to get XBMC on at the end. His method works. Just read and watch carefully: 
http://spoonjab.com/updated-jailbreak-apple-tv-2nd-gen-4-4-4-9a406a-ios-...

Submitted by robthomas619 on March 17, 2012 - 10:03am

Any idea when SeasOnPass will be updated to be compatible with ATV2 5.1? I've got a $30 .dmg just sitting on my desktop i can't use right now.

Submitted by Anon on March 19, 2012 - 5:14am

i get an unknown error

Submitted by Anon on March 23, 2012 - 2:27am

you don't know what you're talking about. how do you think people are selling them on ebay if they don't work.

nice trolling BTW

Submitted by Anon on March 29, 2012 - 9:21pm

hey Brainiacs U Don't Even have to unplug the power cord to enter dfu. that is y'all problem. drove me mad. then i forget n it drove me mad again. just leave it plugged in. make sure everything is disconnected. connect usb. wait for it to show in iTunes. plug in power. LEAVE IN POWER. then menu + play/pause for about 8 maybe 9. sometimes that 7 too short... but the update issue is entirely something else. i can barely use my atv. keeps freezin and rebooting...

Submitted by Anon on April 1, 2012 - 2:32am

jailbroke 5.0 on desktop macpro, can i tetherboot from macbook pro

Submitted by JonBOY26 on April 4, 2012 - 7:33pm

The latest version of SeasonPass seems to be broken. It's works when trying to use the latest firmware but when trying to use older firmwares it gives the error "This Apple TV is not eligible for this version". 

I got around this issue by using an older version of SeasonPass (fortunately somebody was willing to send it to me). I now have a copy of SeasonPass 4.4.4 and it worked perfectly when creating a custom ipsw for firmware version 4.3, whereas the version of SeasonPass that's linked to in the 'Jailbreaking 101' tutorial repeatedly gave me the above error. 

Submitted by JonBOY26 on April 4, 2012 - 7:51pm

It's still possible to jailbreak older firmwares. I jailbreaked an ATV2 running 4.2.2 last night! And the guy that helped me do it is currently jail breaking 4.4.4 firmwares. 

 

Firstly, get an older version of SeasonPass, as the current one is broken for older firmwares. SeasonPass 4.4.4 should work for you.

 

Here's the brief steps: 

-Use iFaith to dump your SHSH blobs

-Download the ipsw version that you need (matching the software version on your ATV2) then use iFaith to sign the ipsw you just downloaded with your SHSH blobs. Close iFaith.

-Use SeasonPass (older version such as 4.4.4) to jailbreak the firmware version that you need (right click on create ipsw and choose the version currently running on your ATV2). Close SeasonPass

-Download and install total Commander. Using total commander you need to copy the two .dmg files the jailbreaked SEASONPASS ipsw into the SIGNED ipsw produced by iFaith. The dmg files from the two different ipsw's should have matching file names, when when the dmg files are moved from the SeasonPass ipsw into the iFaith ipsw it should over-write the existing two dmg files.

-Once the two dmg files have finished over-writing close Total commander. 

The ipsw that was originally signed with your SHSH blobs using iFaith now contains the jailbroken files from the ipsw produced by SeasonPass. 

Open iTunes and click shift+restore then choose the signed iFaith firmware that incorporates the SeasonPass dmg files. If you get an error 1600 use iREB to put your ATV2 into DFU mode and then try again. 

For a more elaborate guide on this process see this link: 

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1623971&p=47#r924

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 5:28am

eh your mad i watch all the newcastle matches amazing quality all films stutter free

Submitted by Anon on April 7, 2012 - 11:18am

Hey, i had the same problem with the new seasonpass but i used an old one i download 24/01-12 and that is working.

Submitted by Anon on April 16, 2012 - 11:33am

Hey brainiac, go build your own jailbreak.

Submitted by Anon on May 5, 2012 - 3:38am

Ungrateful dbag..

Submitted by Anon on May 20, 2012 - 5:28am

you are a fucking idiot

Submitted by Anon on December 20, 2012 - 9:10pm

I had someone jailbreak my first gen atv. It has worked great until yesterday, it is stuck on setting date and time. I did press menu and it took me to the main screen but now my Netflix, Hulu and a whole bunch of other programs are gone. I pressed the menu button and back at the same time and then pressed menu with right arrow. Still nothing. I unplugged it overnight and same thing today. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Submitted by Ruddsy on December 30, 2012 - 12:47am

yeah me too.