How to Jailbreak 6.1 (5.2) Untethered Apple TV 2 Using Seas0nPass

Following last week’s release of Evasi0n, FireCore has recently updated their Apple TV Seas0nPass Jailbreak utility to include support for iOS 5.2, which is the Apple TV equivalent of iOS 6.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The new version of Seas0nPass makes use of the exploits discovered by the new Evad3rs Dev Team to successfully Jailbreak the 2nd-generation Apple TV on 5.2.

First, before we being, you’ll need the following:

Jailbreak 6.1 Apple TV 5.2

An Apple TV 2, the 3rd generation is regrettably not supported, running the latest 5.2 (iOS 6.1 – 10B144b) firmware. Although it’s not required, a complete restore to iOS 5.2 will ensure that you don’t encounter errors during the Jailbreak process.
Seas0nPass (available in the download section below).

Steps for Mac and Windows users:

1. Open Seas0nPass after you download it (Windows users will be required to unzip the file) and place the Jailbreak utility in an easy-to-access location on your computer, preferably the desktop.

  • If your computer is powered by Windows 7/8 or Windows Vista, you must first set the compatibility mode to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and run the Seas0nPass tool as an administrator by right clicking.

2. Click the left option, “Create IPSW”, to have Seas0nPass automatically download iOS 5.2 (6.1) and initiate the custom firmware process.

3. When prompted, plug your Apple TV’s power cord in and connect the device to a computer via a Micro USB cable.

4. Once the Apple TV is plugged in, immediately hold both the Menu and Pause/Play buttons – on the silver Apple remote – together for a total of seven seconds.

5. The indicator light on the front of the Apple TV should begin flashing rapidly, once it does, release the buttons on the remote.

6. At this point, the Apple TV will enter DFU mode and Seas0nPass will initiate an automated restore process – the utility will even direct iTunes to the custom IPSW’s file path.

7. Refrain from interacting with iTunes and Seas0nPass until the restore is complete.

Note: If you receive either a 1601 or 1602 error message from iTunes at the end of your restore, the Apple TV has been successfully Jailbroken and the restore was completed successfully. iTunes often gives false-positives when restoring the Apple TV to a custom firmware.

8. After the Apple TV 2 has finished restoring to iOS 5.2, it’s safe to unplug the device from your computer and connect it to a TV via an HDMI cable.

Congratulations, you now have an Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.1, 5.2 running on your Apple TV.

If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 6 through 6.1.1, I recommend following our in-depth Untethered Evasi0n Jailbreak written and video tutorials for all iOS-based devices.

Download Seas0nPass:

Download the latest version of Seas0nPass for Mac
Download the latest version of Seas0nPass for Windows

Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoy your Untethered iOS 6.1 Jailbreak. Be sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, add us on Google+ and stay tuned for complete coverage on future Jailbreaks.

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at with any questions or comments.

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  • Raina K Orozco

    when itunes goes to restore it always give me a message that the firmware is compatible… but i have the apple tV 5.2.1 and then it says itunes restore successful but then it keeps running and doen’t finish… obviously i’m not doing something correct, help?

  • Frederic Fong

    It dosen’t neccesarily work because there is a new 6.1.3 version so it might not be a correct jailbreak

  • Ricky

    When I start seas0npass and go to create IPSW it instantly asks to attach my apple tv device. Every video I have seen says it is suppose to download something. Nothing downloads and when it recognizes my appletv it says it is not supported eventhough it is a TV2 … Any suggestions

  • harleypt

    i get all the way to the end after itunes loads new firmware and get a message that says ” the apple tv could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build

    anyone know how to get around this or what is going wrong?

    • Brian W Lubo

      i get the same message, where you able to fix it!? let me know im stuck at this point! thanx

  • JC513

    I got error 1604 which should still be fine but how do I exit recovery loop?

  • josh

    with this jailbreak are you still able to use the MLB.TV app? and can you change the IP location using a proxy to bypass blackouts?

  • Joey

    The jailbreak isnt working. I am getting a process failed with reason: filesystem patches failed!! half way through the jailbreak. Do you know how to fix this? Thanks


    Once jailbroken with the newest versions of IOs 6.1, what now? I’ve been looking to install XBMC but I cant!!!!! HELP!!!! How do I do this!! Make a video please!!!! :)

  • Jared Haddock

    @google-07ff11d048f3b6c2a3b3bab7b17081a4:disqus Mine too will not jailbreak. Same error message.

    • Tanner Marsh

      Restore to iOS 5.2 through the Apple TV’s settings.

  • Roy Tsong

    How come i cant jailbreak my apple tv? It says it does not support my device?

    • Tanner Marsh

      It’s possible that you own the 3rd-generation Apple TV.