Today we're happy to release new versions of Seas0nPass and aTV Flash (black) that are compatible with latest 5.0 (iOS 5.1) software running on the ATV2. A ton of work has gone into getting everything updated, and a huge thanks go out to Brandon Holland (@640774n6) and Dustin Howett (@DHowett) who both contributed immensely in adding support for 5.0.

Is this a tethered or untethered jailbreak? What's the difference?

Seas0nPass currently provides a tethered jailbreak for the new 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Apple TV software. Functionally, both jailbreak types are identical, the only difference being that a tethered jailbreak requires the Apple TV to be connected to a Mac/PC when first powering it on. Since the Apple TV doesn't have a battery, and is rarely ever powered off, this usually only needs to be done once.

What's new in the 5.0 Apple TV software? Should I update?

  • New interface: - Fast, visual access to all content choices
  • Movie purchases in iCloud: Support for buying movies on Apple TV and playing back purchased movies from iCloud
  • Genius Recommendations: Recommendations for content on the iTunes Store based on previous rentals and purchases
  • Screensaver photos: New National Geographic photos built-in for screensaver
  • On-device sign-up: On-device sign up for content partners on Apple TV using your Apple ID

Updating to the new 5.0 software is not required, and all aTV Flash (black) features will continue to be supported on Apple TV versions 4.2 and later.

What about the ATV3, will this work?

Unfortunately not. Work is still ongoing for the ATV3, and we hope to have more news soon. For the latest updates be sure to follow us on Twitter.

Which plugins are currently supported on 5.0?

  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • (works)
  • Maintenance (works)
  • Media Player (works)
  • NitoTV (works)
  • Plex (works)
  • Remote HD (works)
  • Rowmote (works)
  • RSS Feeds (works)
  • Weather (works)
  • XBMC (works)
  • Overflow (not working)

Note: Non-working items require an author update for 5.0 compatibility.

Screenshots! Give us screenshots!

We listened to all the feedback we received and integrated the new icons in a way that should please virtually everyone. Check out the screenshots below for the final result.

Media loves to live in the top row.

If you don't have room, it will hang out in its next favorite spot.

All-new top bar navigation means navigating through your media has never been easier.

Superb! Where can I get it?

Seas0nPass 0.8.3 is available as a free download from

aTV Flash (black) 1.4.1 can be found in your account under the Downloads tab.

If you're not yet using aTV Flash (black) you can learn about all the great benefits here.

Enjoy. Smile


Submitted by Anon on September 23, 2012 - 10:36am

After install nito tv on my seasonpass jailbroken atv2 the FC (settings) icon on my apple tv is gone. Anyone else have this happen. How do I get it back.

Many thanks

Submitted by Anon on November 19, 2012 - 6:35pm

Hey there, if anyone could help with my questions I would appreciate it. I recently bought a Apple TV 2 jailbroken it worked perfectly fine. I brought it to my hotel and tried to use it but i think with the internet login the apple tv will not work is there a way around this? Also, for some reason my apple tv seems to be frozen and will not move pass the loading screen. I tried to restart it but it still does not work. Thanks again.

Submitted by Anon on November 30, 2012 - 4:48am

This does happen after jailbreak the settings box will feature as firecore logo,this confirms the jailbreak has been succesfull,as XBMC and Nito are loaded the logo changes again,you have XBMC&Nito folders displayed so settings will revert to the usual appletv logo,so the settings can be displayed and the sleep now function can be optimised.

Submitted by Anon on November 30, 2012 - 4:51am

These errors pertain to the communication between the appletv and the device where the download software is situated,check wireless connection between laptop and appletv via the router.

Submitted by Anon on November 30, 2012 - 4:57am

The appletv needs to be 'talking to the router' wirelessly,and the laptop will already be connected wirelessly and have downloaded the seasonpass,so the routine is to load seasonpass and when you are prompted put the appletv in 'dfu mode',and after it has uploaded the 'done'message is displayed.

Submitted by Anon on February 11, 2013 - 1:11pm

add the couch surfer browser to your install. from there log into browser. Select a page and hotel page will appear. Update it and log out of browser. You now will have all icons and xvmc will work.

Submitted by my_music on April 5, 2013 - 3:50am

I just did the 5.2.1 Tethered Jailbreak is Plex still not compatible ?
I added the Plex Xbmc works pretty well. Is there an ETA on an Un Tethered jailbreak thanks .