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 johnh.0628 on December 31, 2011 - 9:30am

LOL - I had the same thought - Where's maintenance?  DUH!  Needed to re-run ATVFlash.  All is good - Thanks Firecore!

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 9:33am

your ssh key is matched with whatever you were using it previously for. remove the offending entries in your known hosts file (should be one per line, and start with something to make it obvious which one it is). you don't have to add the new host key like it says, usually it will do that for you on your first time connecting.

your known hosts file is right where it says it is.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 10:04am

http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/Apple_TV_Plex_Client_Install

Follow these instructions.

On step 4 - append with the beta number you wish to install

Submitted by tkaser on December 31, 2011 - 10:15am

I too have tried many times and get in iTunes "the apple tv "apple tv" could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build. I am still running apple software 4.2.1 2100 any ideas?

Thanks,
tk

Submitted by tkaser on December 31, 2011 - 10:19am

Better yet how do I get 5.0.1 on my atv2? After all the tries I am still jail broken!

Submitted by peters.3994 on December 31, 2011 - 10:38am

Tried it now many times, tried different USB Cable, rebootet Mac, etc. etc. etc. but I always get error 1601. Now my ATV2 has 4.4.4 but is no jailbreak. Any Ideas?

 

[addendum]

Got the MacBook from my sister in law, which runs Mac OSX 10.6.8 as my Mac Pro but runs only iTunes 10.5 and not 10.5.2 as mine. And guess what, Seas0nPass worked. So now I have my ATV2 running 4.4.4 and with jailbreak.

Submitted by chuckl.9277 on December 31, 2011 - 10:41am

I keep getting an "Installation failed!" notice when trying to install XMBC... Everything else is working flawlessly, unfortunately I do about 90% on XBMC. Any suggestions?

Submitted by peters.3994 on December 31, 2011 - 10:41am

Now, after solving jailbreak problems, I get stucked again. MediaPlayer won't install. It keeps spinning and telling me "installing Media Player" but nothing happens (I waited half an hour).

Submitted by jagraba on December 31, 2011 - 10:45am

Everything works perfect here... Your MediaCenter is awesom !!! Now I can control my digital audio levels. (SMB working too). No luck whit XBMC

Thak you so much

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 11:10am

I kept getting error 1602 when I jailbroke mine. I noticed that I was getting the error after iTunes had run the ENTIRE restore process so I plugged my Apple TV 2 up and Voila it worked and was jailbroken. You have to make sure the error occurs AFTER iTunes has run through the entire process because I got a 1602 error a few times before Seas0npass had finished running and before iTunes was half way into the restore. I would plug it into your TV and see if you think iTUnes ran the whole process and you got the 1602 error.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 11:11am

Start your ATV and log in to your ATV using ssh
- ssh root@your.apple.tv.ip.

In that ssh session, you need to add new cydia sources using
- echo "deb http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list

Now update your cydia database using
- apt-get update

Install Plex Beta
- apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin=0.0.9.0.0-312c11b0

Reboot
- reboot

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 11:57am

Hi Guys

Struggling to get this done, tried on PC and iMac, getting errors, 1601, 2001, 21 any ideas, running 4.4.4 following all instructions. Atv was bought new on 26/12/11

Submitted by empirejose on December 31, 2011 - 12:17pm

i use power cable as well , i success with the upgrade but my bad luck is about plex and xmbc , now even xmbc i can't install even after flash black tv upgrade . i think this is our present for new year eve ,instead of playing with kids and family we spend hours on one silly black box Smile and all because we can't get relax until it will work . 

anyone have any idea about xmbc ? why i can't load it 

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 12:19pm

I am having the same issue. Have you had any luck or anyone responded to your question? I'm trying to restore to factory setting (therefore removing the jailbreak currently on the ATV2), then hoping the new jailbreak can work on the latest ATV OS version. THinking maybe having an older OS version is the issue.

Submitted by josephk.87500 on December 31, 2011 - 12:40pm

not the case James, XMBC and SMB was working yesterday with the Tethered version of 4.4.3 of SeasonPass and on older versions of SeasonPass, Media Player was also able to see SMB existing shares and allow new ons to be created. Tethered SeasonPass 4.4.4 cannot see SMB and the Logs show errors related to SMB.  This is a core system file issue which is common to bother Media Player and XMBC, this unfortunately points the finger squarely at SeasonPass.

 

If you are going to suggest a resolution, please provide some detail or evidence rather than just express an opinion of a dislike for XBMC.

 

As much as I love NitoTV, the ability to access & Stream a huge selection of TV Series via NAVI-x & ICEFILMS, is not something currently in the toolkit of ATVFlash. 

Submitted by peters.3994 on December 31, 2011 - 1:16pm

I had the same problem, it was solved by using a non up to date iTunes version 10.5 instead of the recommended 10.5.2. My ATV2 was also brand-new.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 1:18pm

OK, I went and got this version 4.4.4 for the Apple TV, which works great and allows me to mirror my ipad 2 activity on the screen - BUT - it deleted Couch Surfer, which sucks because the person whose apple TV I installed this on doesn't have an iPad 2 or an iPhone 4s.

Is there a link to add back couch surfer WITHOUT reverting back to a pre-4.4.4 verison of Apple TV with no mirroring? I have nightmare visions of adding one feature just to lose another and vice versa. Oh the humanity!!!

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:10pm

Same thing happened to me, I fixed my hosts file on the IMAC and viola upgrade went smooth. WOOHOO

Submitted by foreignthinker on December 31, 2011 - 2:31pm

on aTV there is no 5.0.1, the latest aTV OS is 4.4.4 which is aligned with 5.0.1

Submitted by foreignthinker on December 31, 2011 - 2:38pm

After you completed the jailbreak and installed aTV Black, did you go to the maintenance screen and attempt to install Couch Surfer? 

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:49pm

How do we roll back to 10.5? Good luck finding a Mac download. Been searching for hours. I have also been running into the error of "This device isn't eligible for the requested build" regardless if it is on a windows machine or a mac. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 2:59pm

How do I install all the plug-ins you listed above as compatible for my apple tv 2 using a macbook ( xbmc , nito tv, plex, etc etc ) I've already jail broken it using seasOnPass 4.4.4 but can't figure out how to install the plug ins ?? would you please give me step by step instructions.

Thanks for your help and wisdom !

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 3:06pm

i tried repeatedly to install using my iMac and my macbook pro but had no end of trouble. I decided to to try the upgrade using my windows machine running 7 and it was successful on the first try.

Submitted by howieg on December 31, 2011 - 3:51pm

I did the 4.4.4 jb with no issues.  Nito and atvblack all installed flawlessly.  However the ATV movies/Top Movies,Genres links crash the ATV.  As well the 'NHL' link is now gone.  Anyone else have these issues?

 

edit: ignore post.  Did reboot and all works fine now......except the $170 fee to subscribe to nhl......holy crap lol

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 3:51pm

SOLVED!

http://www.cutviews.com/how-to-fix-this-device-isnt-eligible-issue-in-it...

This is how you fix the "device isn't eligible" error. Worked just fine for me and I am on Lion running iTunes 10.5.2.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 3:52pm

SOLVED!

http://www.cutviews.com/how-to-fix-this-device-isnt-eligible-issue-in-it...

This is how you fix the "device isn't eligible" error. Worked just fine for me and I am on Lion running iTunes 10.5.2.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 3:54pm

SOLVED!

http://www.cutviews.com/how-to-fix-this-device-isnt-eligible-issue-in-it...

This is how you fix the "device isn't eligible" error. Worked just fine for me and I am on Lion running iTunes 10.5.2.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 3:59pm

UPDATE: i got it to work. Do a full restore to factory settings. If you have issues follow these instructions to undo some of the changes to host files that happen when you jailbreak, per Apple "If you have installed software to perform unauthorized modifications to your iOS device, that software may have redirected connections to the update server (gs.apple.com) within the Hosts file. You may receive an error 1004, 1013, 3194, or "This device is not eligible for the requested build" in this circumstance. For steps to edit the Hosts file and allow iTunes to communicate with the update server, follow the steps in the Blocked by configuration (Mac OS X / Windows) > Rebuild network information > The hosts file may also be blocking the iTunes Store section of iTunes: Troubleshooting iTunes Store on your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod.http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3297"
Then I restored and updated to the most recent OS version and then followed the jailbreak instructions and it worked perfectly! Good luck.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 4:09pm

also got nailed with the 1604, tried 7 times no luck.... used iREB, worked like a charm.

Apple TV 2nd gen 4.4.4
Windows 7

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 4:36pm

Im having hard time getting logged in to web site. I even ask for New pw and they sent me a link for a 1 time log in but that doesnt even work

Submitted by empirejose on December 31, 2011 - 5:00pm

finally i find it 

http://forum.firecore.com/topic/6299

 

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 5:56pm

Installed yesterday went very smooth just can't wait for the new plex to come out. Thanks again

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 7:00pm

You do not need 10.5 to do this, truth is, all you need is iTunes period. If you are getting errors, simply load 4.4.4 software onto your ATV2 through iTunes, then do the Seas0nPass Jailbreak to create the IPSW package. It works like a charm. Shout out to Firecore and the developers.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 7:00pm

You do not need 10.5 to do this, truth is, all you need is iTunes period. If you are getting errors, simply load 4.4.4 software onto your ATV2 through iTunes, then do the Seas0nPass Jailbreak to create the IPSW package. It works like a charm. Shout out to Firecore and the developers.

Submitted by Anon on December 31, 2011 - 8:50pm

would plex work as it say only 0.9.0 beta only can someone please confirm it works as i bought aTV for this reason

Submitted by neo_strut on January 1, 2012 - 12:33am

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 Anon on January 1, 2012 - 12:58am

I got an error in iTunes as well but when I plugged in the hdmi cable and removed the USB cable it showed the fc symbol and I was jail broken
I installed xbmc, nitotv everything works great . Only problem I have is ice films keeps pausing waiting for the movie to download. It must be mega upload because I'm not a member so slow download

Submitted by Anon on January 1, 2012 - 3:17am

not connect btstack

Submitted by Anon on January 1, 2012 - 3:24am

BTStack don't work 4.4.4
connecting.....wait wait....

Submitted by madbanana on January 1, 2012 - 3:30am

Thanks guys for this top work, installed on my two ATV2s with only a slight deviation - I too needed a splash of mains power to get into DFU mode. I suspect my USB ports don't kick out enough current.

Flash Black set up and running smoothly - there's one thing though I can't get working, previously had some SMB shares set as a favourite to the main screen.  I can set shares up fine and view the content - but can't get them on the main screen!  Am I missing something please?!

Regardless of this very minor issue, this latest jailbreak+ATV Flash is a top combination - well done team!

Submitted by joergend.4335 on January 1, 2012 - 3:33am

I've got the same problem. Bluetooth devices are found but no connect even after 5 minutes.

Any suggestions?

 

Happy New Year to Firecore Team & all users ,-)

Submitted by raphaelh.8063 on January 1, 2012 - 5:19am

installed season pass on apple tv 2, worked, no problem. installed aTV black, said it was successful but now after the apple logo all I get is a blue screen. after minutes it just goes back to the apple logo and blue screen again. so, pretty much fucked up here

Submitted by fredv.108362 on January 1, 2012 - 5:49am

Instructions how to get PLEX (0.9.0 beta 4) on a Jailbreaked Apple TV 2 (4.4.4)  [UPDATE from earlyer post]

Be sure your Apple TV2 is on

1) Start Terminal on your iMac
2) Type: ssh root@apple-tv.local3) Type: alpine (the password)
4) Type: echo "deb http://www.ambertation.de ./downloads/PLEX/" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/plex.list
5) Type: apt-get remove com.plex.client-plugin
6) Type: apt-get update
7) Type: apt-get install com.plex.client-plugin=0.0.9.0.0-312c11b0

Now your Apple TV2 should reset and when its starters there is PLEX.

Tip a) in stead of 2) Type: ssh root@apple-tv.local you can use 2) Type: ssh root@your IP of the Apple TV2 (eg. 192.168.1.75)

and

Tip b) It is possible you get some errors in Terminal like " cant find ....." then maybe you have to do the instructions 2-times , just do it !

Press Yes or Y when Terminal ask for that.

(hint: you can also copy => paste the lines in terminal)

suc6

 

Happy New Year for Everybody

iFred

 

Submitted by Anon on January 1, 2012 - 7:26am

It works. Thank you FireCore

Submitted by happygq on January 1, 2012 - 8:02am

PLEX is back! Thanks!!!

Submitted by happygq on January 1, 2012 - 8:02am

PLEX is back! Thanks!!!

Submitted by saucerdk on January 1, 2012 - 8:08am

thanks, it worked in first try. Smile  cheers

Submitted by ady199 on January 1, 2012 - 8:20am

Connected my keyboard no problems on 4.4.4

Submitted by Anon on January 1, 2012 - 8:38am

BTStack don't work 4.4.4
connecting.....wait wait....

Submitted by empirejose on January 1, 2012 - 8:45am

thanks fired 

plex is working but some films can't play some frozen at begin some did not start and big problem about subs all are mirror on my local language .is there any solution for the subs ?