Today we are happy to release a brand new version of Seas0nPass that provides an untethered jailbreak of the latest 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software for the 2nd gen Apple TV. Massive thanks goes to @pod2g and Co. for the countless hours that went into making this new release possible.

Update 6/6: Seas0nPass has been updated to support the new 5.0.2 Apple TV software.

What about the new 3rd gen Apple TV?

Unfortunately Seas0nPass is not yet compatible with the new ATV3. Work is still ongoing and we'll be sure to announce any and all news as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ for up to the minute info.

Which plugins are currently supported on 5.0.1?

  • 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)

Superb! Where can I get it?

As always, Seas0nPass is available as a free download from

Troubleshooting tips can be found here.

Enjoy. :-)


Submitted by christophero.4458 on August 13, 2012 - 9:05am

Try rerunning ATV Black to reinstall the software.  Updating the factory OS wipes everything that is installed.

Submitted by Anon on September 10, 2012 - 3:36pm

I had my fail after I entered DFU mode. It would say DFU not found or something like that. Couldn't figure it out. Then realized I was using the USB cable plugged into the front of my computer. Switched it to the back (on the motherboard) and worked perfectly.

Submitted by Anon on October 2, 2012 - 8:15am

Hello season team.
I have a Apple TV 2 version 5.0.2 and tried to jailbreak with seasonpass.
Season did a download and made a ipsw file, but when itunes had to restore , it goes wrong / stops.
Have tried with ireb and ambrella but it does not work. Im sure that it ATV goes fine in DFU mode.
So my college said that Apple had stopped sending vefification and therefore it all does not work anymore.
Is that true, I have tried so many times now with diiferent ways, that I cant find more sollutions.
Hope that you will find a good solution.

Submitted by Anon on October 4, 2012 - 9:43am

I have jailbroken my Apple TVs and even though iTunes says restore not complete or get error it was actually jailbroken, so plug it in and check it , settings icon should be Red with FC in the middle.

Use Nito Installer to install NITO TV and XBMC

Submitted by Anon on October 5, 2012 - 12:42pm

Now that apple just released the newest ios 6, will I be able to jailbreak my ATV2 using this version of season pass? I'm guessing it won't work due to the automatic ios6 update at the end of the jailbreaking process?

Submitted by justinh.7243 on October 10, 2012 - 3:02pm

I tried probrably fifteen times. Then i found a post on a forum somewhere to shut down my antivirus (I have Mcaphee). I did that and it worked on the first time.   

Submitted by Anon on November 12, 2012 - 11:16pm

1) It matters. On my setup the USB cable MUST be connected to a motherboard-based USB port. No hubs; no secondary (front panel, etc.) ports.

2) I'm unclear on the power plug for the ATV as a potential issue. Everything seemed fine without it connected but the process appeared to hang on one of the verifications. I plugged in the power cable and after a short pause the process continued until the final verification where it appeared to hang again. (The progress indicator had completed.) Unplugging the power cable at this point seemed to allow the process to continue through to a confirmed conclusion screen. I did not care to go through the exercise again so I did not do the full regression check.


Submitted by Anon on November 19, 2012 - 3:26am

Worked for me excellent on ATV 2 - 5.02 (4250)
( but only with the powercable connected !! )

Submitted by Anon on December 3, 2012 - 12:40am

I updated to the most recent itunes i tried to use the Seas0npass and it wont work.Is this because of the update?

Submitted by Anon on December 3, 2012 - 5:06pm

Hi all season team! i too have problem with itunes 11.0 not accept or not found my device the applet tv 2 5.0.2 later i did update 5.1.1. Any person can tell me please! Thanks.

Submitted by rudgey on December 5, 2012 - 2:56pm

You need to use option click as described on the more info link on the iTunes error, then manually select the ipsw! Just got my mates done this way!!! B-)

Submitted by Anon on December 9, 2012 - 6:45am

I also have the same problem, seasonpass process works, but when option+click and choosing the ipsw file itunes starts to extract the file etc but then error message 1600 pops up, unknown error.. someone have found a solution to this?

Submitted by Anon on December 12, 2012 - 7:54am

Help. I am have problems. Not mentally but it is getting close. I have the same problems as the above mentioned, could someone please advise me on this. I have a Windows based PC and have tried everything. Help. I googled how to Option Click and Shift + Click and even using the Alt button. Please explain for this very very Blonde girl.

Submitted by Anon on December 18, 2012 - 5:34am

First time trying to jailbreak my Apple TV 2 using season pass and iTunes 11. All goes fine until I get a message saying "restoring in iTunes. Please wait while script is running". A screen pops up behind asking if I want to restore my Apple TV and put the most recent version on. Should I take this option?

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2012 - 9:08am

I más having the same issue. Día you get a fix?

Submitted by Anon on December 24, 2012 - 4:09am

I have just got myself an ATV2 which is running 4.4.4. Should I update this to the latest version of IOS? I want an untethered jailbreak.

Submitted by bolish on December 27, 2012 - 6:35am

Hi everybody!

Just wanted to restore / re-jailbreak mine and didn't manage it. I guess because of iTunes 11 update!

I tried to ctrl + restore into iTunes to search the ipsw myself but iTunes didn't allows me to do that...

Crappy thing... I just paid for my lifetime upgrade....


Please support



Submitted by Anon on December 27, 2012 - 6:59am

I just updated my seasonpass to lastest version (Version 0.8.8) and now it works with itunes 11 as well. The auto select script in itunes still fails but it work to manually select the ipsw file.

Submitted by Anon on January 1, 2013 - 9:52pm

just bought an apple tv3 and cant wait for seasonpass to come out for it :)

Submitted by Anon on January 1, 2013 - 9:53pm

yeah same

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2013 - 6:59am

It is Alt + restore....

Have the newest iTunes update, and it seems to be working just fine (installing right now...)

Submitted by Anon on January 2, 2013 - 8:37am

vfdhjjhkiuiyt jhjgjhh

Submitted by Anon on January 4, 2013 - 8:16am


Submitted by Anon on January 12, 2013 - 6:01pm

I had issues when trying to perform the jailbreak using a netbook. Was getting the 1600 can't upload image to apple tv error. tried a different laptop and worked fine without power cord as per instructions.

I don't know why a netbook wouldn't work (as it has in the past) but can only suggest try a different machien to do the update.