If you have an Apple TV 2 running the latest firmware—iOS 7.1.2—then you’ll be happy to hear that you can now jailbreak using FireCore’s well-regarded Seas0npass tool. Unfortunately this jailbreak is of the tethered variety, but outside of the initial hassle, that doesn’t matter much for something like a set top box that’s almost always powered on.
FireCore quietly released a beta update to Seas0npass, which comes in at version 0.9.7. This update works with OS X El Capitan and Apple TV 2 firmware 6.2.1 (iOS 7.1.2).
Interestingly, the crew at FireCore decided to bypass updating their blog, which houses all of their previous jailbreak stuff, and posted an update to their Seas0nPass tool on GitHub. You can find the download for Seas0nPass 0.9.7 via our downloads page.
To jailbreak your device using Seas0nPass 0.9.7, follow our Seas0npass tethered jailbreak video tutorial:
In this video, we show you step-by-step how to jailbreak using the tethered jailbreak tool from FireCore.
Do you still own an Apple TV 2? I have to be honest and state that I sold mine back in the summer. I’m kind of over 720p, which is what the Apple TV 2 is limited to. Still, this device is awesome for its ability to be jailbroken, while the Apple TV 3 still has yet to be compromised.