How to Jailbreak Apple TV with Seas0nPass
One of the most cost effective ways to get your media on the boobtube is the Apple TV. The cheapest we found was $94 here; you get a device that’s no bigger than the palm of your hand. This powerful, yet cost effective system almost sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch? You can only stream media from iTunes.
Lame, I know. But the home theater pc enthusiast at TotalHTPC got your back! This guide will teach you how to turn the Apple TV from a sleek paperweight into the ultimate HTPC machine. To start the transformation we will have to jailbreak Apple TV.
FireCore has created a great solution for anyone who wants put their Apple TV into “berserker mode”. The newest version of their software, called Seas0nPass, is an untethererd (untethered means you don’t have to plug it into your PC every time you start it up) jailbreak for the latest version of Apple’s ATV software (v4.2.2 aka iOS 4.3). This allows you to update your Apple TV to the latest software and enjoy a slew of features. Version 4.2.2 allows AirPlay for apps, MLB.TV, NBA Game Time, NetFlix Dolby Digital 5.1, and the latest minor fixes. Just a heads up, if your device is already jailbroken, and you update to the newest OS from Apple, you will lose any installed jailbreak and/or plugin. Okay let’s jailbreak Apple TV.
Pre-Apple TV Jailbreak checklist
- Lastest version of iTunes.
- Get Seas0nPass: Mac (10.6 or later) | Windows (XP or later)
- A micro USB cable.
- Unplug any iPads, iPhones, and iPods from your computer.
Lets start to jailbreak Apple TV
Step 1: Extract and then Launch Seas0nPass
Step 2: Select ‘Create IPSW’.
Step 3: Seas0nPass will automatically download the Apple TV software and create a custom jailbroken software file.
Step 4: When prompted, plug in your micro-USB cable into the Apple TV. Next, hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seconds. Your device will enter into DFU mode. (TIP: If you have trouble getting into DFU mode, plug in the power cable and hold down ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seconds. )
Step 5: A message will appear giving you further instructions on how to finish.
Step 6: Jailbreak completed.