How To: Jailbreak Apple TV Untethered 4.4.4 (9A406a) Firmware With Seas0nPass [Mac OS X]

Earlier today we told you that the FireCore Dev-Team released an updated version of Seas0nPass to Jailbreak the 4.4.4 Apple TV 2G firmware Untethered. Thus, in this How To guide from you will learn how to Jailbreak the Apple TV 2G Untethered running the 4.4.4 firmware.

Jailbreak Apple TV 2G Untethered On 4.4.4

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

Download Seas0nPass Untethered 4.4.4 (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 4.4.4 firmware). If you would like to download the 4.4.4 Apple TV firmware please click here. If you just click the Create IPSW button, however, keep in mind that Seas0nPass will download the firmware file for you.

Step 5) – Seas0nPass will begin creating your Jailbroken IPSW after either download or selecting the 4.4.4 firmware file.

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 a Untethered Jailbroken Apple TV 2G running the 4.4.4 firmware. For more how to jailbreak guides check out the How To Jailbreak Section. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns in the comments below.

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  1. Does this jailbreak support the NBA League Pass?

  2. siva krishna says:

    does this let me install XBMC and Plex after the jailbreak…

  3. completed all steps but can’t SSH in – connection refused every time. can’t tell the difference between this jb ATV2 and a stock one since there’s no FC logo and can’t install XBMC or icefilms

  4. My Apple TV will not enter DFU mode following all the instructions. What am I doing wrong?

  5. Ple032003 says:

    hi can you show me how to install xbmc please, thanks

  6. Tarik Laasri says:

    Connect the appleTV, open up terminal and type a few lines of codes, the codes can be found if you search google for xmbc terminal codes, xmbc will be installed after you typed in the last line of the pieces of code you need.

  7. Tarik Laasri says:

    Do you have the new aluminium remote? are you sure you are on 4.4.4? keep holding the 2 buttons until it says it’s in dfu mode, not just for 7 seconds. it cannot possible not work (connected the appleTV to the computer ? lol? make sure you disconnect it from the TV untill you are done with seasonspass)

  8. Tarik Laasri says:

    Looks like a network problem, make sure both appletv and your computer are on the same network. then find the appletv IP adres, it’s in settings in your apple tv, and connect with it. if not possible try to let the computer find it automaticly. I don’t know the code for this, but it’s given on websites where you can find code’s to install xbmc

  9. Tarik Laasri says:

    XBMC yes, Plex idc

  10. Chanman83 says:

    after restoring in iTunes, it gave an error saying it could not restore the AppleTV. Any suggestions? I used 4.4.4: AppleTV2,1_4.4.4_9A406a_Restore.ipsw from this website.


  11. Anonymous says:

    Comfirmed.  Mine will NOT go into DFU mode either.  Been holding down the buttons for five minutes already!!!!

  12. Kenny Santana says:

    I had success…..when it asked to connect via the micro usb & then press the menu and pause/play button it did not go into DFU mode , so then, I plugged in my power cord  (micro usb still plugged in)  & then pressed the menu pause/play buttons which made it go into DFU mode, but, right after I saw that it went into DFU mode, I quickly unplugged the power cord , but left the micro usb. This allowed my jailbreak to work; I no longer got the error message 1604. Good luck.

  13. I also cannot get my ATV to enter DFU mode on my mac. I have seen this is a common problem for many many people. I have tried with and without the power cord attached. I have pressing for 30+ seconds. I tried first pressing Menu+Down and then pressing Menu+Play. Nothing works. I have updated my software within AppleTV to the latest (I assume 4.4.4). If iTunes is running, and the ATV is connected via USB the ATV shows up under devices, but without any info (only a restore option), and when I press and release Menu+Play it briefly disappears, then reappears, but no message that it is in DFU mode. I have “restored” the ATV in iTunes to 4.4.4, and then tried Seas0nPass, still no luck. What is the problem??

  14. When you have successfully jail broken the Apple TV what happens when you go in to watch a movie?  After you hit the buy screen what should happen?  Advice please

  15. Saabturbo says:

    This worked for me! I tried SO many times to get it into DFU mode, and the power cord trick worked the first time!

  16. Pac07metal says:

    This also worked for my apple tv! I tried many different ways and failed but your method works great!

    I think the computer supplies enough power to the ATV to allow it to blink but I guess the power cord helped supply power.

    (I’m using MacBook Pro 10.7.2)

  17. the Apple TV 2,1_ 4.4.4_9A406a firmware is untethered and does not require this process

  18. Jnistico says:

    Can I use this to roll back an Apple TV2 from 5.1 to 4.4.4?


  19. Tommyh82 says:

    i have a problem. I follow the guide and get the atv2 in dfu mode and everything, after it restore from itunes and i connect it too my tv and all i can see is the itunes logo with the usb kabel. Can someone help me please!

  20. just do a tethered boot using your usb and power cord through seas0npass, same happened to me

  21. i already have seas0n pass and have been doing a tethered boot but it’s annoying. how do i switch it to an untethered boot now that it’s available? do i need to run through the “create ipsw” thing all over again in order to make it untethered? thanks for any and all help!

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