Happy New Year! Today we are happy to release an updated version of Seas0nPass that supports an untethered jailbreak of the latest 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1) AppleTV software. Big thanks goes to the world famous @pod2g for doing the lion's share of the work to make this new version possible.

What's new in AppleTV 4.4.4?

  • 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.
  • Audio output: Addresses an issue in which audio may not play through the optical port when the TV is turned off.
  • Netflix: Added support for Netflix in Mexico and Latin America.
  • Stability and performance: version 4.4.4 includes general performance and stability improvements, including a fix for an issue that displayed an error when playing some video content.

Note: If you're already running a tethered version of 4.4.4 you will need to re-jailbreak using Seas0nPass to take advantage of the new untethered version. 

Which plugins are supported on 4.4.4?

  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • Last.fm (works)
  • Media Player (works)
  • NitoTV (works)
  • Overflow (works)
  • Plex (works)
  • Remote HD (works)
  • Rowmote (works)
  • RSS Feeds (works)
  • Weather (works)
  • XBMC (works)

How do I get it?

As always, Seas0nPass is available as a free download from Seas0nPass.com.

Troubleshooting tips can be found here.

Enjoy Smile

Comments

Submitted by Laz on December 30, 2011 - 2:47pm

I'm in Austraial and there is no 4.4.4 update for the ATV2 it says. We are still on 4.4.3. Am I doing something wrong? If I download 4.4.4 will Apple sign it?

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 2:47pm

For sure this has something to do with the USB cable. Also check ur hosts settings

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 2:57pm

Same with me. I tried it 5 times, but no go.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 2:59pm

Worked like a dream! Tested XMBC and all the apps I had untethered! No problems!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:01pm

i was on the tether jailbreak ..4.4.3 and running xbmc nightly with no issues.. I update to the new untether jailbreak and run the xbmc nightly with no issues.. thank guys..

here is my process..
1. updated itunes
2. rebooted my pc
3.download the new seaonpass
4.ran it

all went well.. it gave error at the end saying couldn't restore but it was indeed jailbroken with 4.4.4 untethered..

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:02pm

did you try using iReb to put your atv into DFU mode? Do this BEFORE opening iTunes and see if it works. I got error 1604 once and tried again until it restored fully, so maybe you just need to try a couple more times?

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:02pm

90%? I hope you mean for you. 90% of most peoples use on a jailbroken ATV is not Plex. XBMC would be more used by most people, as Plex on ATV to me is useless. Having to have a computer running 24/7 in your house with Plex server just so that you can use ATV to watch them is ridiculous.

I have a 2TB usb hard drive plugged in the back of my router as my media drive so I can access all my movies and tv shows with XBMC on my ATV without having to run another computer 24/7. I believe networked hard drives NAS coupled with XBMC are used more than Plex. In fact, I would go so far as to say Plex is probably the least used setup.

Submitted by squelch8bengie on December 30, 2011 - 3:03pm

could you tell me where and how i download and install a nightly build?

thanks in advance

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:05pm

If you need the new features of the Apple TV firmware 4.4.4, then yes, you have to restore, re-jailbreak and re-install ATVFlash and all accompanying files (nitoTV, XBMC, etc) that you want.

If you do not need the additional features of the Apple TV offered in v4.4.4, then no, you are fine, just stay on your jailbroken 4.3 and enjoy what you have.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:15pm

Worked great on my 1st try, thanks.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:20pm

IT WORKS

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 3:27pm

To get my unit into DFU mode for restore i actually have to have itunes open and the apple tv showing in restore mode (just usb) then i plug in the power and when the light starts blinking i hold the buttons down. This was suggested to me since i'm running from a windows laptop i might not be getting enough voltage across the USB port

Submitted by Ed Brenner on December 30, 2011 - 3:45pm

Worked on the first go around for me. Here's a tip be sure to have the current version of the atvFlash dmg when your jailbreak is complete. That will ensure that "Manage Extras" shows up.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:00pm

My atv does not show up in iTunes for longer dan 2 seconds. After 2 sec. it dissapears... No luck with both mac and pc.
Everything else, like putting in dfu mode, goes well.

Any ideas how let it show up in iTunes?

Submitted by nitramat on December 30, 2011 - 4:05pm

I updated my atv now to 4.4 using season pass, but now my manage extras option is empty - i also rerun the fire core tav installer... does somebody know how to fix this? 

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:13pm

I followed all the instructions and everything worked fine up until the point where iTunes is supposed to do the restore with the custom IPSW - I am getting an error "The Apple Tv could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build." I am running the latest version of iTunes.... Any ideas?

Submitted by cliffordm.7429 on December 30, 2011 - 4:18pm

Just upgraded - WORKS LIKE A CHARM - THANKS GUYS!!!!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:18pm

Ok it's very easy but where is the into tv???how can I install the xbmc??i have pc whit xp pls helppp!!!

Submitted by nanoamp on December 30, 2011 - 4:20pm

Hey EBob, I went from jailbroken v4.3 (iOS4) direct to jailbroken v4.4 (iOS5) with Seas0nPass. There's no point in upgrading to vanilla Apple iOS5 first - it'd just be overwritten by the jailbroken version anyway.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:23pm

Latest Plex Beta 4 has been released. Support for 4.4.4 now available.

http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/34029-09-beta-releases/

Submitted by alessio.dicataldo on December 30, 2011 - 4:33pm

We need PLEX! Any solution?

Submitted by r_bobrov on December 30, 2011 - 4:36pm

Thank you guys, it works fine!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:37pm

Disconnecting all other USB devices during jailbreak worked for me.

Up and running now.

Submitted by andreasj.1646 on December 30, 2011 - 4:46pm

Confirming that XBMC is working? Not talking the nightly build but the regular one with ATV Flash Black.

AJ

Submitted by joergj.6871 on December 30, 2011 - 4:50pm

what a fine piece of software! Brilliant!

JB was done in minutes. Without ANY problem. I am so much thankful!

Only Plex missing now. But anyway, firecores mediaplayer is doing the job as well.

oh and by the way, 1080p mkv is playing without any stuttering. Well, I guess output is still 720p, but still.....

Have a happy new year, James!

Submitted by joergj.6871 on December 30, 2011 - 4:50pm

what a fine piece of software! Brilliant!

JB was done in minutes. Without ANY problem. I am so much thankful!

Only Plex missing now. But anyway, firecores mediaplayer is doing the job as well.

oh and by the way, 1080p mkv is playing without any stuttering. Well, I guess output is still 720p, but still.....

Have a happy new year, James!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:55pm

Yeah having no luck xbmc, rebooted like 3 times now!!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:56pm

The next versjon of Plex is in beta and currently works on 4.4.4. Stay tuned at plexapp.com! Smile

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:56pm

Whats the nightly build, sorry im a noob

Submitted by davidc18 on December 30, 2011 - 4:58pm

check the host file on the atv2, for instructions check the support forums for directions. I had this problem last week and the forum instructions worked.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 4:59pm

Anyone having problems installing Xmbc, please dont use the nightly builds (there buggy and slow) follow the directions bellow to install the current stable version of xmbc

ssh to atv2

wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -
echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
echo "deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
echo "deb http://apt.saurik.com/ tangelo-3.7 main">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list
apt-get update
apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
reboot

Submitted by joergj.6871 on December 30, 2011 - 5:02pm

plex 0.9.0 Beta 4 with 4.4.4 support is out now.

http://support.firecore.com/entries/316002-connecting-via-ssh-and-sftp

successfull installed. Now its time for some testings.

Happy new year!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 5:02pm

Check out plexapp.com! There is a "open" beta of the 0.9-release of the ATV plugin!

Submitted by Dryland on December 30, 2011 - 5:21pm

NBA is back!!!! Thanks guys!!!!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 5:25pm

Everything worked great until i tried to add SMB shares then it just stopped working. Checked server log and SMB keeps crashing whenever i try to add shares. First in XBMC then ATV, then ATVFlash starts working again but anytime i try to use XBMC it crashes SMB again. Why is EDEN the only XBMC when its still in BETA

Submitted by davidj.810293 on December 30, 2011 - 5:31pm

The problem was that I'm an idiot. Installed an older version of aTV Flash and not the latest one. All sorted.

Submitted by andreasj.1646 on December 30, 2011 - 5:43pm

Uh I thought the website says XBMC is working with ATV Flash Black so why am I having to SSH to get XBMC? I really wish I was home to test this out. With Atv Flash black you should not have to SSH anything according to the website with 1.1.1.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 5:46pm

Same Problem...

Solution:

I had the SeasOnPass.app on my NAS. Drag it to the Desktop and try again...

Submitted by joergj.6871 on December 30, 2011 - 5:48pm

installed and tested. works perfect!

Submitted by Dryland on December 30, 2011 - 6:04pm

Like the guy said, open iTunes first. This worked for me.

Submitted by Dryland on December 30, 2011 - 6:12pm

I've moved on from Plex to Media Player. Although Plex is more "polished" (no offense firecore team, y'all are doing great work), Plex requires a computer running the server. This meant my Macbook had to be on anytime I wanted to watch a movie or tv show. Media Player doesn't have this limitation. All my files sit on a 2TB hard drive connected to my Airport Extreme. I can extend the overall battery life my battery on my Macbook. Media Player took a little getting used to after using Plex for a long time, but overall it is a much better solution IMHO.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 6:20pm

I had 1064 problem too. Once I restarted the computer and did again, everything worked like a charm!

Submitted by kw4c8t4b7uzs3wfv on December 30, 2011 - 6:38pm

Ask XBMC. It's their app that is failing you.

Submitted by tkaser on December 30, 2011 - 6:50pm

I  might be wrong but this is for the Apple TV not the aTV (black) if so could this be some of the issues people are experiencing? I want to be clear before I try it on my aTV2 Black!

 

 

Thanks

tkaser

Submitted by ronc.5601 on December 30, 2011 - 7:12pm

Installed and working perfectly.  Thank you for a great release.

Submitted by ronc.5601 on December 30, 2011 - 7:13pm

Works perfectly on ATV2 black.  Just finished it.

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 7:15pm

it seems as though there isn't enough space now to install?
Any advice gents?

Unpacking org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2 (from .../org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_11.0-0~b1_iphoneos-arm.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_11.0-0~b1_iphoneos-arm.deb (--unpack):
failed in buffer_write(fd) (7, ret=-1): backend dpkg-deb during `./Applications/XBMC.frappliance/Frameworks/libsmbclient.dylib.0': No space left on device
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe: 13)
Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2_11.0-0~b1_iphoneos-arm.deb

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 7:34pm

I have 4.4.4 (3330) & the patch didnt work. Itunes said that it cant recover my device .

Help please !!!!

Submitted by Anon on December 30, 2011 - 7:36pm

Nice update. I had problems with the wifi connection after update. Whenever I opened a SMB share in the media player the wifi connection go lost (in a way that only a reset helps). After I switched to Apple Shares (my NAS supports both) and turning off metadata fetching it worked.

Submitted by rodrigob.3731 on December 30, 2011 - 7:41pm

No space left on the device ?!