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)
  • Last.fm (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 Seas0nPass.com.

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

Comments

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 12:06pm

Heard XBMC doesnt co-exist well with Nitotv and others in the new jailbreak. Try rejailbreaking and just installing XBMC.

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 12:38pm

Sorry if I am missing something, but when I follow the steps you've given me, every time I initially plug my apple tv into a hdmi cable all I ever see is the plug into iTunes screen on the tv Please help. Thanks

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 1:16pm

Firecore doesn't do the jaibreaking. They also are not the ones who make the apps such as plex or xbmc work with appe software updates. They just make all the installs and updates simple.

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 1:53pm

uh....you mean grammar? but point well taken

Submitted by MaxKovic on April 6, 2012 - 2:31pm

I think you are wrong there. Go to www.seas0npass.com and you will be redirected to Firecore.com. And in another Blog post Firecore announces the release of Seas0npass. So I find it very hard to believe Firecore doesn't develop the jailbreak or at least plays a major part in jailbreaking.

I agree that good comes to those who wait. But the total lack of information from Firecore about the ATV3 (including not responding to my mail/ticket) is not how a company should go about with paying customers. There are probably people that already payed the money for the Firecore software and I am one of the people who will definately be paying the money for their software as soon as de ATV3 update is there. I think that warrants at least some form of communication. I am not asking for a release date, I understand it is a difficult process. But it would be nice to at least know if the jailbreak hasn't come closer at all or that Firecore has hope that in the coming weeks/months it will be there. Just my two cents..

Submitted by spoonjab on April 6, 2012 - 2:58pm

thanks gordonr.1446! got ATV and XBMC working with your link. Wrote up step-by-step with your link and a tethered tut here (includes iDownloadBlog's how-to video): http://spoonjab.com/jailbreak-apple-tv-2nd-gen-5-0-9b179b-ios-5-1/

Submitted by twhiting9275 on April 6, 2012 - 4:23pm

That means you need to plug the device into your computer (while plugged in), start up Seas0nPass, and click on 'boot tethered'.

Make sure you've got a micro-usb cable handy

Submitted by twhiting9275 on April 6, 2012 - 4:24pm

atv3 is not jailbroken (yet)

Submitted by twhiting9275 on April 6, 2012 - 4:25pm

troll elsewhere

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 4:25pm

go to this guy ,s page on april first blog.folow step by step than it will work Drummerwun
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:55 pm .

Submitted by twhiting9275 on April 6, 2012 - 4:27pm

In maintenance , there is a reload ui link or something like that. THAT is safe, yes.

Submitted by Anon on April 6, 2012 - 6:59pm

Quick question I just installed myplex but I have no libary so I guess I need to put a server in the server spot? Does anyone know how to do this and where do I find a server

Submitted by mrjmeans on April 7, 2012 - 5:04am

Hi all,

"Media loves to live in the top row."

How do we get it into the top row?

Superb job on the new jailbreak. The media player is excellent also.

Submitted by Leo3men2@gmail.com on April 7, 2012 - 9:05am

agree im the one paid for and weatig for AtV3 jailbreak

Submitted by Leo3men2@gmail.com on April 7, 2012 - 9:27am

mmmm good to know about cus i try and din't work w/out power cord .

Submitted by Anon on April 7, 2012 - 10:56am

If anyone out there updated their 4.4.4..to 5.0 and lost XBMC then tried to download Xbmc in Nito but it came up with manualy put in Kpg ..just reload ATV Black 1.4.1 inhto your Apple TV2 ...After a few seconds the screen will read install " Unsuccessful cant load maintenance "..reboot your Apple TV2 and you will find XBMC will be back on the top line and working untethered.....ignore the " update "in Nito for xbmc as you will already have the 11.0 eden installed .Update and.back up your files in Maintenance .....that way you wont lose xbmc again .....

Submitted by Anon on April 7, 2012 - 11:49am

When untethered seasonpass coming?

Submitted by Anon on April 7, 2012 - 12:32pm

You do not have to do a reinstall you just have to re tether takes 2 mins

Submitted by Anon on April 7, 2012 - 5:17pm

I'm trying to jailbreak my atv2 but when i need to tu upload the BEC. what should i do ?

Submitted by jnist1957 on April 7, 2012 - 10:44pm

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY "DEAD ON"!!!

 

FireCore might want to use your instructions to help neophytes like me. They worked exactly as you wrote. I JB'd and installed on three of my ATV2's!. A piece of cake!

 

Thanks so much!

Submitted by Anon on April 8, 2012 - 8:07am

on your pc or mac

Submitted by Anon on April 8, 2012 - 9:38am

4 days time

Submitted by Anon on April 8, 2012 - 11:15am

I have been through all the JB processes about 5 times and all I can get is the FC icon instead of settings. Anyone know what is going wrong?

Submitted by Blackdog on April 8, 2012 - 12:32pm

is there an untethered version for atv 2  v5.0 in the works

Submitted by Anon on April 8, 2012 - 8:26pm

We are waiting for the last seosonpass untelthred. Is there any news? Thanks a lot

Submitted by Anon on April 9, 2012 - 10:17am

Hello i am having problem regarding jailbreak apple tv 2 4.4.4 when i restore apple tv from itunes at the end it comes error 1600 i try ireb and ifaith as well.

Submitted by gordonr.1446 on April 9, 2012 - 6:07pm

Try restoring your ATV2 in iTiunes and try the jail break again.

Submitted by Anon on April 9, 2012 - 9:33pm

Turn off any other device like TVs radios etc ..only have your puter on connected to the Apple tv with the power cord in your apple tv out you will probarly find your getting interference from other electrical equipment ...

Submitted by Anon on April 9, 2012 - 9:39pm

Remember if you update Apple tv in itunes now you will get 5.0 and u will have to use the new seasonpass tethered jailbreak up above by firecore ....

Submitted by bargibney on April 10, 2012 - 1:24am

Hello,

I don't know if this has been mentioned before or not but I have updated to the latest software for both iTunes/Firceore and it works. However when I switch off the mains and turn back on the ATV 2 the indicator light starts to blink rapidly and the screen shows a connect usb to iTunes icon.

 

Can anybody help me with this, Please?

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 1:54am

leave your electical cable in Apple tv ...open season pass ..put your micro cable in ..tether boot Apple tv by clicking on right handside of seasonpass logos...do not disconnect your Apple from the mains ..after tethered has finished take out micro lead and put your Hdmi in to television and xbmc will be on the Apple tv ..if you move the Apple to a different location and take the mains lead out u will have to tether it again ...!!

Submitted by info.sworx on April 10, 2012 - 2:32am

hello,

I just jailer my apple tv2 with the latest software and purchase the flash product on your website,

can someone please tell me how to stream video's  who i downloaded with nzb sites ????

i don't have a xbox and i saw that plex isn't working on the latest version of season pass,

ps: did i had to buy the software or is was it for nothing ?

greets from holland amsterdam !

Submitted by info.sworx on April 10, 2012 - 2:32am

hello,

I just jailer my apple tv2 with the latest software and purchase the flash product on your website,

can someone please tell me how to stream video's  who i downloaded with nzb sites ????

i don't have a xbox and i saw that plex isn't working on the latest version of season pass,

ps: did i had to buy the software or is was it for nothing ?

greets from holland amsterdam !

Submitted by info.sworx on April 10, 2012 - 2:32am

hello,

I just jailer my apple tv2 with the latest software and purchase the flash product on your website,

can someone please tell me how to stream video's  who i downloaded with nzb sites ????

i don't have a xbox and i saw that plex isn't working on the latest version of season pass,

ps: did i had to buy the software or is was it for nothing ?

greets from holland amsterdam !

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 12:02pm

So I have jail broken, and installed atv flash black successfully... However now AirPlay does not work.
Has this happened to anyone else?
Or anyone know how to fix it? I have gone through all the obvious possibilities, but can't seem to find the problem...
Thanks

Submitted by gordonr.1446 on April 10, 2012 - 1:17pm

Are you running your AirPlay via WiFi or is your ATV2 connected by Cat5 wire to your router? I had this problem are few months ago and AirPlay worked fine via WiFi. However AirPlay did not work via a wired router connection. I was using a Cisco combo modem/router. Once I bridged the router the problem was fixed. Good luck.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 1:23pm

Right now my apple tv and iPhone (and therefore AirPlay) are both on the wifi in my house.
Do you mean to say that plugging the apple tv directly to my modem, rather than having it on wifi, would solve my problem?

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 4:20pm

Make sure ur using USB 2.0... I was stuck battling 1600 errors for 2 weeks till I figured that out

Submitted by gordonr.1446 on April 10, 2012 - 7:10pm

Let's start here.

 

How does your APTV2 connect to your router. It is either by WiFi or by wired directly into the router with CAT5 cable.

When my ATV2 was connected to the router directly by the cable wire I was not able to connect by way of AirPlay.

When I was connected by way of wireless I was able to connect to AirPlay.

To fix my problem I had to bridge my Cisco combo modem/router with another router.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 7:15pm

hello helper !!!!
may i ask you please can I jailbreak my apple tv2 4.4.4 still ???

Submitted by dialton1 on April 10, 2012 - 7:15pm

I wouldn't say its for nuthing because eventually everything will work.  With FireCore Media player you can stream files on your network and play through apple tv which I also use along side with xbmc.  I prefer FireCores media player.. but I use XBMC add-ons for the free stuff (streaming).  Sadly it took me 4hrs of researching trying and failing but once XBMC was on there and I put the add-ons... live is good.  Just can't wait for all of the "broken/waiting to be fixed" stuff like xbmc/plex and all of the other fun tools to work again.  Took a lot of work but its worth it.  Sucks being stuck on apples stock iOS.

Submitted by gordonr.1446 on April 10, 2012 - 8:16pm

All you can do is give it a try. It can't hurt.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:33pm

When did they EVER tell you that it worked on ATV3?

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:33pm

So, can I sell you a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 too?

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:35pm

Uh, don't buy aTV Flash unless they SAY it works with ATV3, buying a ATV2 software pack for something not on the support list isn't logical.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:35pm

Trolllllllliieeeee.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:39pm

Apple's restart worked for me.

FC UI reload worked fine too.

Excellent product if you know how to use it.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:41pm

Crack what?

It says "Apple TV" - it's black and supports 1080p. That's not Apple TV 2 or anything.

Silver, black, black 1080p. That's what's up.

This blog is painful.

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:42pm

Can't enter DFU mode what?

Submitted by Anon on April 10, 2012 - 11:43pm

How about when they do it they tell you?