How To: Jailbreak Apple TV 2G On 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Firmware With Seas0nPass 0.8.3 [Mac OS X]

Earlier today we told you that the Apple TV 2G was Jailbroken tethered on the 5.0 (iOS 5.1) firmware. This was a big accomplishment by the FireCore Dev-Team because not only did they need to re-work the existing exploit, but also updated aTV Flash (black) to be compatible with the new UI (user interface) introduced in the Apple TV 5.0 firmware.

How To Jailbreak Apple TV 2G On 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Firmware

If you would like to learn how to Jailbreak your Apple TV 2G running the 5.0 firmware tethered, then you will be glad to know in this how to guide from iJailbreak.com you will learn how to do just this on your Mac OS X Computer.

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

Note #2: For a Windows version of this guide please click here.

Jailbreak Apple TV 2G 5.0 (iOS 5.1)

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 0.8.3 (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 firmware). If you do not have the Apple TV 5.0 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 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 a tethered Jailbroken Apple TV 2G running the 5.0 firmware.

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.

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  • Doctordamen

    Will this work for Apple TV 3gen?

  • Boosum29

    Help!
    It doesnt seem to be working… keep getting the message “Process failed with reason: Filesystem mount failed!!”

    Any ideas?

  • Ryan

    Mine is doing the same thing

  • Betocamara

    I’m getting the Error 1600. How to solve it? I’ve seen could e the cable but this is a Blackberry cable and I’ve also tried other cables.