The new Apple TV 5.0 firmware that was introduced alongside the 1080p Apple TV features a completely re-designed UI (user interface). As such just simply releasing a Jailbreak for the Apple TV 2G on the 5.0 firmware would be near pointless because aTV Flash (black) would not be integrated natively. That is why it took the FireCore Dev-Team over 2 weeks to release the Apple TV 2G 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Jailbreak and of course an updated version of aTV Flash (black) compatible with the 5.0 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 WindowsComputer.
Note #1: This is not the new 1080p Apple TV (Apple TV 3G) Jailbreak.
Note #2: For a Mac OS X version of this guide please click here.
Apple TV 2G 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Jailbreak
Step 1) – The first thing you are going to need to do is download the latest version of Seas0nPass for Windows from our downloads section or from the direct download link below.
Download Seas0nPass 0.8.3 (Wind0ws)
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 (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) – 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 5.0 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…