How To: Jailbreak Apple TV 2G Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1 Build 9B206f) With Seas0nPass [Mac OS X]

Apple TV 2G users getting tired of their tethered Jailbreak on the Apple TV 5.0 firmware generation will be glad to know the FireCore Dev-Team have updated Seas0nPass to provide an Untethered Jailbreak on the iOS 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1 Build 9B206f) firmware. This update is thanks to the work of Pod2G, and is sure to be appreciated by all!

Overflow and Remote HD are currently the only two plugins not working on the Apple TV iOS 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1 Build 9B206f) firmware , so there is really no reason not to update your Apple TV and Jailbreak Untethered with this new version of Seas0nPass. As such, in this how to guide you will learn how to Jailbreak your Apple TV 2G running the iOS 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1 Build 9B206f) firmware Untethered with the Mac OS X version of Seas0nPass.

Note #1: This is not the new 1080p Apple TV (Apple TV 3G) Jailbreak.

Note #2: If you are on the Windows operating system please click here to follow the Windows version.

Seas0nPass iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Step 1) – The first thing you are going to need to do is download the latest version of Seas0nPass for Mac OS X from our downloads section or from the direct download link below:

Download Seas0nPass for Mac OS X

Step 2) – Once Seas0nPass has downloaded you may need to extract Seas0nPass if this has not been done automatically (Safari only).

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

Note: If this is your first time launching Seas0nPass you will need to enable UI scripting.

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 Option button, click the Create IPSW Button and then select the firmware file your Apple TV is currently running (in this how to guide it should be the 5.0.1 firmware). If you do not have the Apple TV 5.0.1 firmware downloaded you can simply go ahead and click the Create IPSW button and it will be downloaded automatically.

Step 5) – Once you have either selected the 5.0.1 firmware or it finishes downloading Seas0nPass 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 to put your Apple TV 2G 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.

You should now have an Untethered Apple TV 2G Jailbroken on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. You can tell if the Jailbreak was successful by the temporary red FC logo that appears in place of the Settings icon.

iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Apple TV Jailbreak

Congratulations on Jailbreaking your Apple TV 2G untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1 Build 9B206f) firmware with the Mac OS X version of Seas0nPass. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in the comments section.

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  1. Just did it. Downloading the firmware takes a bit, but the rest is easy. I had to click “open” when the script found the firmware, but that was the only change.

  2. y jailbreak atv2??

  3. Why jailbreak atv 2? you haven’t lived yet! Anyway anyone having trouble after a reboot? I have rebooted 6 times in a row and it will not start up again. Blank…

  4. prop wash says:

    Does ATV2 need to be plugged into AC outlet during this procedure ???

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