How To: Jailbreak Apple TV 4.4.4 (9A406a) Firmware With Seas0nPass [Windows]

Apple released the 4.4.4 (9A406a) firmware for the Apple TV 2G yesterday, and to go along with this firmware update the FireCore Dev-Team released an update for Seas0nPass. In this updated version of Seas0nPass you can Jailbreak the 4.4.4 firmware that includes new features such as AirPlay Mirroring, Photo Stream, Trailers and a few other minor applications. In this How To guide from you will learn how to Jailbreak the Apple TV 2G running the 4.4.4 Apple TV firmware using Seas0nPass.

Jailbreak Apple TV 2G 4.4.4

Step 1) – First, you will need to do download Seas0nPass for Windows from our downloads section (mirror #1).

Step 2) – The next thing you will need to do is extract Seas0nPass (to the destination of your choice).

Step 3) – Once Seas0nPass is extracted you will need to double click the Seas0nPass.exe file.

Step 4) – When Seas0nPass has launched you will notice two options presented to you – Create IPSW and Boot Tethered.

You will need to Hold down the shift key, click the Create IPSW Button and then select the firmware version your Apple TV 2G is currently running (this should be 4.4.4).

Step 5) – Seas0nPass now will begin creating your Jailbroken IPSW.

Step 6) – Once SeasonPass has created the custom IPSW you will be prompt to connect your Apple TV 2G into your computer and put it into DFU mode (follow the on-board instructions). Once your Apple TV 2G is in DFU mode Seas0nPass will automatically open iTunes and start the restore process.

Your Apple TV 2G should now be Jailbroken on the 4.4.4 firmware. Congratulations!

Booting Tethered With Seas0nPass

As this is a tethered Jailbreak you will need to boot your Apple TV 2G using Seas0nPass anytime it loses power or you need to restart it. In order to boot your Apple TV 2G tethered you will simply need to launch Seas0nPass, click the Boot Tethered Button, and finally follow the instructions for putting your Apple TV 2G into DFU mode.

Note: The Apple TV 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.

If you have any questions or concerns please leave them in the comments section below…

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  • Alex

    Hi ! Thanks for the detailed instructions. However it tried to install the jailbreak for aTV 4.4.3 not 4.4.4. As my aTV is already on 4.4.4 the iTunes update failed.

    Any idea whether 4.4.4 jailbreak is available yet? Thanks,

  • Alex

    found the 4.4.4 download link:
    Seas0nPass (12/30/11 update): Windows Download | Mac OS X Download(trying it right now)

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  • michael

    i jailbroke my apple tv 4.4.4 and now i only have the internet, computer, and settings tab?!?! where are my movies and tv shows?!?!

  • Lewis Harman

    I am having problems opening Seas0nPass, it keeps coming up with an error – Version has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working …etc
    Any ideas how to fix pls?