The Apple TV 2 jailbreak for the 5.0 firmware (iOS 5.1) is finally among us, and that means that we get to experience jailbreaking with Apple’s brand new Apple TV interface.

Although this is a tethered jailbreak, it really doesn’t get any easier than Seas0npass. Step inside to see why this is one of the best jailbreak tools across any iOS device…

Step 1: Plug your power cable and USB micro cable in. Connect your USB micro cable to your computer.

Step 2: Download Seas0nPass, and install. Run Seas0nPass, and it will create custom firmware, and guide you through jailbreaking your device including DFU mode instructions.

Step 3: Perform a tethered boot from Seas0npass’ main screen.

Step 4: Verify that the FireCore logo is on your Apple TV’s interface.

Jailbreaking an Apple TV with Seas0nPass is simply a joy, and even though it’s a tethered jailbreak, rarely if ever will you need to perform a tethered boot. That’s because in most cases the device is always supplied with power, unlike an iPhone, iPad, etc.

Check out our upcoming post on the newest version aTV Flash (black) for more directions on how to get more out of your newly jailbroken Apple TV 2.

What do you think?

  • what does the jailbreak have to offer? (tweaks,apps?)

    • Anonymous

      download junowallet from the appstore
      enter the invite code: IV913523
      and you might win up to 10$ or 20$, if you are lucky 🙂

  • So let’s say my power goes off, which it often does, am I going to have to do a tethered boot every time I try to use it?

    • Simon Taylor


  • Totally amazing tutorial. Love it to read this at this time. I’m really pleased to read this vital entry. This jailbreak the Apple TV 2 running iOS 5.0 is really awesome sharing to me. Thanks for this allocation.

  • Anonymous

    download junowallet from the appstore
    enter the invite code: IV913523
    and you might win up to 10$ or 20$, if you are lucky 🙂

  • oh so buggy

  • Anonymous

    I’ve just got appletv2 with 4.4.3 should i stay and jb or update to 5.1 and jb.whats better? Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Hi im following various different threads about how to jailbreak my apple tv 5.0. Im on a macbook 10.6 using seas0nPass. The instructions all seem to be of a similar nature to this thread and simple enough but im having a harwd time here! when I run the create ipsw everything goes smoothly until after i have put in DFU mode. When itunes automatically opens and begins the restore process after ‘preparing to restore apple tv’ an error message pops up saying that the atv cannot be restored error number 21…. any help there would be appreciated. the seas0nPass program says that everything has been completed successfully although when run an atv flash (black) program it becomes clear that its not worked.
    many thanks

  • stay on 4.4. if you want to use XBMC and free movie repos…

  • Anonymous

    hi jeff do know how to jailbreak apple tv 3rd Gen????/

    • Anonymous

      You dont 🙂 Its loooong before it happens.”nitoTV is not saying the Apple TV 3 jailbreak is hopeless, it may just take a (long) while until the jailbreak is out” (from another article)

  • i get the comment adobe reader could not open appletv2,15.0….cause file is damaged any ideas i keep running into the same problem!

  • David Chapman

    do i have to have computer hooked to tv after all apple tv jailbreak is done? my goal is to have hulu plus on my big screen but i have an iMac and having it hooked all the time isn’t an option.

  • Rob Trammell

    some help me please all i did was move from one house to another i fo to plug in my untehered jb apple tv 2 i forgot what ios its running and the screen continues to jump and wont stand still ya know i downloaded itunes and it wont let me restore it im not that familiar with apple i just bought the apple tv bout a year ago off ebay didnt know how easy it was till i found this website help anyone on restoring and getting my movies back!!

  • sam

    does jailbreaking apple tv mean i can watch apple movie app for free

  • Becky Rich

    Apple TV unlock or jailbreak are the activities discouraged by Apple. I would like to share a free application called PlayerXtreme Media Player. It allows you to watch movies, listening music and seeing pictures in any format. You can cast your videos with 1080p playback and 3times better audio quality by using chrome cast and Airplay to your Apple TV. It will also help you to access data from other devices at your home by creating a local network. If you want to try this app.