NOTE: Currently thefor the 4.1.1 ( 4.2.1) software is ‘tethered’. A tethered requires the to be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup.
Seas0nPass makes this as easy as possible, but please do not proceed unless you are comfortable with this process.
- Download and install the latest version of iTunes (check for updates through Software Update located in menu).
- Download Seas0nPass OR you can download from I-TECHS.
- A micro USB cable will be required to complete the jailbreak.
Using Seas0nPass to jailbreak the
Step 1: Unzip the ‘Seas0nPass.zip’ file and launch Seas0nPass. (All images posts on I-TECHS can be click and view larger.)
Step 2: If your AppleTV is not yet jailbroken, select ‘Create IPSW’. (if already jailbroken, and you just need to do a ‘tethered boot’ scroll down).
Step 3: The latest AppleTV software will be downloaded and used to create a custom ‘jailbroken’ software file.
Step 4: When prompted, connect your AppleTV using a micro-USB cable (leave power disconnected), and hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
Step 5: iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.
Step 6: iTunes will confirm the restore when complete – your AppleTV is now jailbroken. Please proceed to the ‘tethered boot’ section below.
Using Seas0nPass for a ‘tethered boot’
Some AppleTV software versions require a tethered boot. This means the AppleTV must be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup.
Note: The AppleTV MUST be disconnected from the computer (for at least a brief moment) after restoring in iTunes for the tethered boot process below to work properly.
Step 1: Open Seas0nPass and select the ‘Boot Tethered’ option.
Step 2: When prompted, connect the AppleTV to your computer via USB. Wait for the rapid flashing light then connect the power. Once both are connected hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
Step 3: Seas0n Pass will complete the tethered boot automatically. Once complete, remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable.
Note: Timing is key. Once the you receive the success message shown below, the USB cable should be removed and HDMI cable connected before the light on the front of the AppleTV stops flashing. (Don’t worry there is ample to do this, so you don’t need Superman speed).
Here we go, we are all done. Enjoy and we welcome your comments and let us know it is helpful or not. Also can let us know if you have any question about this post or the jailbreak.