How to Jailbreak 6.1 (5.2) Untethered Apple TV 2 Using Seas0nPass

by on February 14, 2013

Following last week’s release of Evasi0n, FireCore has recently updated their Apple TV Seas0nPass Jailbreak utility to include support for iOS 5.2, which is the Apple TV equivalent of iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The new version of Seas0nPass makes use of the exploits discovered by the new Evad3rs Dev Team to successfully Jailbreak the 2nd-generation Apple TV on 5.2.

First, before we being, you’ll need the following:

Jailbreak 6.1 Apple TV 5.2

An Apple TV 2, the 3rd generation is regrettably not supported, running the latest 5.2 (iOS 6.1 – 10B144b) firmware. Although it’s not required, a complete restore to iOS 5.2 will ensure that you don’t encounter errors during the Jailbreak process.
Seas0nPass (available in the download section below).

Steps for Mac and Windows users:

1. Open Seas0nPass after you download it (Windows users will be required to unzip the file) and place the Jailbreak utility in an easy-to-access location on your computer, preferably the desktop.

  • If your computer is powered by Windows 7/8 or Windows Vista, you must first set the compatibility mode to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and run the Seas0nPass tool as an administrator by right clicking.

2. Click the left option, “Create IPSW”, to have Seas0nPass automatically download iOS 5.2 (6.1) and initiate the custom firmware process.

3. When prompted, plug your Apple TV’s power cord in and connect the device to a computer via a Micro USB cable.

4. Once the Apple TV is plugged in, immediately hold both the Menu and Pause/Play buttons – on the silver Apple remote – together for a total of seven seconds.

5. The indicator light on the front of the Apple TV should begin flashing rapidly, once it does, release the buttons on the remote.

6. At this point, the Apple TV will enter DFU mode and Seas0nPass will initiate an automated restore process – the utility will even direct iTunes to the custom IPSW’s file path.

7. Refrain from interacting with iTunes and Seas0nPass until the restore is complete.

Note: If you receive either a 1601 or 1602 error message from iTunes at the end of your restore, the Apple TV has been successfully Jailbroken and the restore was completed successfully. iTunes often gives false-positives when restoring the Apple TV to a custom firmware.

8. After the Apple TV 2 has finished restoring to iOS 5.2, it’s safe to unplug the device from your computer and connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable.

Congratulations, you now have an Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.1, 5.2 running on your Apple TV.

If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 6 through 6.1.1, I recommend following our in-depth Untethered Evasi0n Jailbreak written and video tutorials for all iOS-based devices.

Download Seas0nPass:

Download the latest version of Seas0nPass for Mac
Download the latest version of Seas0nPass for Windows

Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy your Untethered iOS 6.1 Jailbreak. Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, add us on Google+ and stay tuned for complete coverage on future Jailbreaks.

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  • June 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    sunglass publishers are now being buzzed within the US, not just Western world


  • Raina K Orozco
    May 1, 2013 at 12:27 am

    when itunes goes to restore it always give me a message that the firmware is compatible… but i have the apple tV 5.2.1 and then it says itunes restore successful but then it keeps running and doen’t finish… obviously i’m not doing something correct, help?


  • Frederic Fong
    April 12, 2013 at 6:30 am

    It dosen’t neccesarily work because there is a new 6.1.3 version so it might not be a correct jailbreak


  • Ricky
    April 1, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    When I start seas0npass and go to create IPSW it instantly asks to attach my apple tv device. Every video I have seen says it is suppose to download something. Nothing downloads and when it recognizes my appletv it says it is not supported eventhough it is a TV2 … Any suggestions


  • harleypt
    March 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    i get all the way to the end after itunes loads new firmware and get a message that says ” the apple tv could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build

    anyone know how to get around this or what is going wrong?


  • JC513
    March 10, 2013 at 11:27 am

    I got error 1604 which should still be fine but how do I exit recovery loop?


  • josh
    March 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    with this jailbreak are you still able to use the MLB.TV app? and can you change the IP location using a proxy to bypass blackouts?


  • Joey
    February 20, 2013 at 9:03 am

    The jailbreak isnt working. I am getting a process failed with reason: filesystem patches failed!! half way through the jailbreak. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks


    February 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Once jailbroken with the newest versions of IOs 6.1, what now? I’ve been looking to install XBMC but I cant!!!!! HELP!!!! How do I do this!! Make a video please!!!! :)


  • February 15, 2013 at 4:03 am

    @google-07ff11d048f3b6c2a3b3bab7b17081a4:disqus Mine too will not jailbreak. Same error message.


  • Roy Tsong
    February 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    How come i cant jailbreak my apple tv? It says it does not support my device?


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