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  November 27, 2011 - 12:06pm
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OMG - what kind of product did I buy???

OK, until a few weeks ago it was beta  status, but now as V1 is released everybody should be able to use it.

Now, with iOS4.4.3 I finally got over the "Patching ramdisk" stumble-stone, but jailbrake fails anyway. Restore in iTunes can't be finished.

@Woody B: You're also working on a Mac? I tried your suggestion to keep the power cord plugged in during the whole process, but no success either Frown

 

  November 27, 2011 - 10:48pm
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Woody - just went through a 4.4.3 Seas0nPass update (via a Macbook Pro running 10.6.8) and it worked fine on the first try. I really wanted to move to 4.4.x to get the iTunes match service working as our iTunes library is on a laptop. Seems taboo to be running a tethered update, but my wife isn't happy when music is unavailable, and I rarely have had any reason to reboot the ATV2. Here's hoping the guys can figure out how to get us untethered. I have no doubt they'll come up with something!

I feel for those of you who are struggling Frown Keep working through it and submit support tickets. Being a developer myself, I can tell you that you can only read so many forum posts, but all tickets get looked at and prioritized.

  November 29, 2011 - 1:36pm
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James,

I tried removing the virtual pc plugins but since upgrading to Lion I have difficulty finding library stuff. I am stuck with Seasonpass trying to jailbreak de ATV2 at patching the ramdisk.

Best,

Carlos

 

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  November 30, 2011 - 2:58pm
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I'll switch to a Sony DNLA box ...

  December 20, 2011 - 3:42pm (Reply to #35)
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  james wrote:

It seems this issue is being caused by an old plugin from the 'Virtual PC' application. Yes, your heard right Virtual PC - the Windows virtualization app from the PPC days. 

The fix is to simply remove the 'VirtualPCDiskImagePlugin.bundle' which can be found in one of two places:

~/Library/Plug-ins/DiskImages
/Library/Plug-ins/DiskImages

After removing the plugin restart your computer and re-run Seas0nPass.

Thank you very much - this helps me a lot. Exactly this stopps my Jailbreaking - after removing and restart the machine everything works.

regards

Erich

  January 13, 2012 - 3:36pm
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Like several others in this thread, mine gets stuck at the "patching Ramdisk" step. I have tried most of the suggestions in this thread, to no avail. I'm running OSX Lion 10.7.2, and have downloaded all the latest software from Firecore. I've even tried running Seas0nPass in Windows via Parallels, which gets up to the point of starting iTunes to do the restore, but the restore fails every time. I'm beginning to think this was a bad purchase.

  March 13, 2012 - 3:13pm
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Upon looking into the SeasonPass log file (under the Help menu on a Mac) I found another wall SeasonPass was hitting for creating my ipsw file.

/Library/ScriptingAdditions/QXPScriptingAdditions.osax

This appears to be an old QuarkXpress script from 2006. I deleted it and restarted SeasonPass and it got over this problem, apparently created the ipsw file but now I'm running into problems with Apple not signing them. "apple is not signing, check what blobs cydia has"

Any help?

UPDATE - After I restarted the computer SeasonPass worked up until the "this ATV is not eligible" error message in iTunes. -Sigh- now to figure that problem out.

  March 14, 2012 - 8:23am (Reply to #38)
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  xype wrote:

UPDATE - After I restarted the computer SeasonPass worked up until the "this ATV is not eligible" error message in iTunes. -Sigh- now to figure that problem out.

What version are you trying to flash? Apple has stopped signing 4.4.4.

This thread here http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7292 is the same tutorial as http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7279 (which was posted first) just is more detailed.

  March 14, 2012 - 9:23am (Reply to #39)
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  matty wrote:

What version are you trying to flash? Apple has stopped signing 4.4.4.

This thread here http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7292 is the same tutorial as http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7279 (which was posted first) just is more detailed.

Thanks for the info matty, but I'm on a Mac so I guess I'll just have to wait. I just got a refurbed ATV2 and it came with 4.4.4 installed. I'm not sure if I can go back to 4.3 and I'm assuming that the few days it would take me to figure it all out there will hopefully be a fix for 4.4.4 on a Mac.

(Actually, does anybody know if I can do the Windows fix via Parallels on the Mac?)

Thanks again.

  March 14, 2012 - 9:31am (Reply to #40)
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  xype wrote:

(Actually, does anybody know if I can do the Windows fix via Parallels on the Mac?)

Doesn't hurt to try!

  March 14, 2012 - 10:03am (Reply to #41)
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  xype wrote:

(Actually, does anybody know if I can do the Windows fix via Parallels on the Mac?)

xype- I tried that. Running the Mac version Seas0nPass, it stuck at "patching ramdisk." When I ran the Windows version on Parallels, it worked through the Seas0nPass stuff, but then failed when it launched iTunes to load it into my aTV2. It's been a while since I tried it, so I don't remember the exact error I got in the process. For some reason, I'm now having trouble with my Windows XP accessing the internet through Parallels, so I haven't been able to try it again with the new versions of Seas0nPass or aTV Flash.

  November 19, 2012 - 4:34pm (Reply to #42)
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  james wrote:

It seems this issue is being caused by an old plugin from the 'Virtual PC' application. Yes, your heard right Virtual PC - the Windows virtualization app from the PPC days. 

The fix is to simply remove the 'VirtualPCDiskImagePlugin.bundle' which can be found in one of two places:

~/Library/Plug-ins/DiskImages
/Library/Plug-ins/DiskImages

After removing the plugin restart your computer and re-run Seas0nPass.

its no working , still stuck , I have os 10.8 and is no /plug-ins/ folder there.

Any idea how to fix that?

 

  February 13, 2013 - 6:10pm (Reply to #43)
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  Raaa5854 wrote:

its no working , still stuck , I have os 10.8 and is no /plug-ins/ folder there.

Any idea how to fix that?

 

It's a bug in Seas0nPass. In Mac OS X 10.7 and up, tar changed its behavior not to follow symlinks when restoring files. Ironically, it is the same bug evasi0n exploits in iOS MobileBackup to make the jailbreak untethered.

See my previous post: http://forum.firecore.com/topic/9529?page=5#co...

You can download the modified evasi0n.tgz from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/72403274/evasi0n.tgz to solve the problem. Replace your Seas0nPass.app/Contents/Resources/bundles/AppleTV2\,1_5.2_10B144b.bundle/evasi0n.tgz with this file  and post here the result.

  February 13, 2013 - 6:33pm (Reply to #44)
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  arpena wrote:

It's a bug in Seas0nPass. In Mac OS X 10.7 and up, tar changed its behavior not to follow symlinks when restoring files. Ironically, it is the same bug evasi0n exploits in iOS MobileBackup to make the jailbreak untethered.

See my previous post: http://forum.firecore.com/topic/9529?page=5#co...

You can download the modified evasi0n.tgz from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/72403274/evasi0n.tgz to solve the problem. Replace your Seas0nPass.app/Contents/Resources/bundles/AppleTV2\,1_5.2_10B144b.bundle/evasi0n.tgz with this file  and post here the result.

This worked flawlessly.  Thanks!!  (I'm on 10.7.5 incidentally)

  February 13, 2013 - 7:47pm
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This fixed it for me too. Thanks!

  February 13, 2013 - 8:37pm
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Having same create ipws problem. here is log

  February 14, 2013 - 12:29am (Reply to #47)
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  arpena wrote:

It's a bug in Seas0nPass. In Mac OS X 10.7 and up, tar changed its behavior not to follow symlinks when restoring files. Ironically, it is the same bug evasi0n exploits in iOS MobileBackup to make the jailbreak untethered.

See my previous post: http://forum.firecore.com/topic/9529?page=5#co...

You can download the modified evasi0n.tgz from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/72403274/evasi0n.tgz to solve the problem. Replace your Seas0nPass.app/Contents/Resources/bundles/AppleTV2\,1_5.2_10B144b.bundle/evasi0n.tgz with this file  and post here the result.

I'm on Mac OS X 10.6.8, and I was having the same issue.  This resolved the issue for me, and I was able to jailbreak two ATVs tonight with 5.2

  February 15, 2013 - 5:00am
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Hi,

the new evasi0n.tgz fixed the problem, unfortunately at a certain point itunes stops the update by issuing an error and pointing to this page:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275

I have already tried to remove my USB keyboard and reboot my macbook pro but, unfortunately, the problem is still there.

Does anyone has a clue?

Thanks!

 

  February 16, 2013 - 2:08am (Reply to #49)
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I couldn't get the iTunes restore to work in Mountain Lion. Finally got it to work under Snow Leopard. Try using a different OS installation, either Mac OS or Windows if you've got it installed somewhere.

 

  ugrrrrrrrrr wrote:

Hi,

the new evasi0n.tgz fixed the problem, unfortunately at a certain point itunes stops the update by issuing an error and pointing to this page:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1275

I have already tried to remove my USB keyboard and reboot my macbook pro but, unfortunately, the problem is still there.

Does anyone has a clue?

Thanks!

 

  February 16, 2013 - 2:29am (Reply to #50)
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  Toonces wrote:

I couldn't get the iTunes restore to work in Mountain Lion. Finally got it to work under Snow Leopard. Try using a different OS installation, either Mac OS or Windows if you've got it installed somewhere.

Thanks but I am not so lucky to get a second system :(

  February 16, 2013 - 4:00am (Reply to #51)
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If you've got enough hard drive space, partition your drive (around 10-12 GB), do a fresh install of the OS onto that partition but don't update it. And try your jailbreak from the new install. Then, when you're done, erase the partition and re-merge it back with your primary partition. Or if you have a spare external hard drive, use that instead of partitioning your primary drive.

Yes, it's a pain, but it might be the only way for you to get past the iTunes errors.

 

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Thanks but I am not so lucky to get a second system :(

  February 16, 2013 - 4:19am (Reply to #52)
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Yes, it's a pain, but it might be the only way for you to get past the iTunes errors.

yes, try a different OSX version on an external disk can be an idea.

Now I need to buy a Snow Leopard install disk, find a drive I can reformat, allocate at least couple of hours to be able to use (or better to try to use) a product I paid for...

I appreciate and really thank you for your clues but I think firecore should solve the problem, not you, not the customers. This is not freeware or opensource, this is a payware product!

How much energy, power, time and frustration we (the customers) can save if they make a product that work?

I gave up with an old version already, not using firecore at all. What I paid does not make me poorer or richer but releasing products that does not work its not an option for a serious company on my opinion.

Am I wrong?

  February 16, 2013 - 4:39am (Reply to #53)
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  ugrrrrrrrrr wrote:

I appreciate and really thank you for your clues but I think firecore should solve the problem, not you, not the customers. This is not freeware or opensource, this is a payware product!

Technically you are wrong in that there is no charge for SeasonPass!   However I do understand where you are coming from if you bought ATV Flash.

I can also understand how hard it is for FireCore to get SeasonPass to work on everyone's systems.  I have several systems that at first glance appear identical, but find that SeasonPass works on one but not the other.  What the difference is that causes this behaviour I have no idea.

I AM A USER - NOT A FIRECORE EMPLOYEE

  February 16, 2013 - 6:39am (Reply to #54)
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  itimpi wrote:

Technically you are wrong in that there is no charge for SeasonPass!

:) 

do I need SeasonPass to use firecore? can I use firecore without using SeasonPass at all? how?

Please do not make me thinking bad...

  February 16, 2013 - 7:22am (Reply to #55)
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do I need SeasonPass to use firecore? can I use firecore without using SeasonPass at all? how?

Please do not make me thinking bad... [/quote]

You need a jailbroken system to use the FireCore ATV Flash software, but you do not have to have ATV Flash if you only want to jailbreak and not use ATV Flash.   The (free) SeasonPass jailbreaking tool is the one that ATV Flash is validated against so is always the best one to use of you intend to use ATV Flash.  

However there are plenty of forum messages about the fact that people have jailbroken with other tools.   This is quite common for those who do not want to use the ATV Flash tools and are prepared to manually install items such as nitoTV, Plex and XBMC as then they do not need to pay for ATV Flash. There have been recent forum messages about even ATV Flash users using some of the alternative jailbreaking tools to get onto 5.2 firmware before the recent SeasonPass update became available.

I AM A USER - NOT A FIRECORE EMPLOYEE

  February 16, 2013 - 8:23am (Reply to #56)
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  arpena wrote:

It's a bug in Seas0nPass. In Mac OS X 10.7 and up, tar changed its behavior not to follow symlinks when restoring files. Ironically, it is the same bug evasi0n exploits in iOS MobileBackup to make the jailbreak untethered.

See my previous post: http://forum.firecore.com/topic/9529?page=5#co...

You can download the modified evasi0n.tgz from https://dl.dropbox.com/u/72403274/evasi0n.tgz to solve the problem. Replace your Seas0nPass.app/Contents/Resources/bundles/AppleTV2\,1_5.2_10B144b.bundle/evasi0n.tgz with this file  and post here the result.

Once I applied the fix worked for me under 10.7.5 thanks!

  February 16, 2013 - 8:49am (Reply to #57)
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  itimpi wrote:

You need a jailbroken system to use the FireCore ATV Flash software, but you do not have to have ATV Flash if you only want to jailbreak and not use ATV Flash.   The (free) SeasonPass jailbreaking tool is the one that ATV Flash is validated against so is always the best one to use of you intend to use ATV Flash.  

However there are plenty of forum messages about the fact that people have jailbroken with other tools.   This is quite common for those who do not want to use the ATV Flash tools and are prepared to manually install items such as nitoTV, Plex and XBMC as then they do not need to pay for ATV Flash. There have been recent forum messages about even ATV Flash users using some of the alternative jailbreaking tools to get onto 5.2 firmware before the recent SeasonPass update became available.

speechless...

  February 16, 2013 - 10:07am
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still not working for me. I also downloaded the new tar file (btw do I need to rename it as tgz?) . I get a new error now though when I click "create ipsw". The new error is "this device is not supported by seasonpass". Thanks for any help avoiding me to have wasted money.

  February 16, 2013 - 10:41am (Reply to #59)
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still not working for me. I also downloaded the new tar file (btw do I need to rename it as tgz?) . I get a new error now though when I click "create ipsw". The new error is "this device is not supported by seasonpass". Thanks for any help avoiding me to have wasted money.

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  February 16, 2013 - 12:38pm (Reply to #60)
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Forget about Snow Leopard. That worked for me because I had it installed already on another computer. I meant that you should just do a clean install of your current OS (no need to buy a different version) on a new partition or external drive (borrow one, if you can). I think the iTunes problem is caused by a conflicting or corrupted file somewhere. 

 

  ugrrrrrrrrr wrote:

yes, try a different OSX version on an external disk can be an idea.

Now I need to buy a Snow Leopard install disk, find a drive I can reformat, allocate at least couple of hours to be able to use (or better to try to use) a product I paid for...