Jailbreak 5.0.1 (4.4.4) Untethered Apple TV 2G – Seas0nPass Mac & Windows

This post will walk you through the simple steps required to Jailbreak iOS 4.4.4, or 5.0.1 (UNTETHERED), and the best part is that thanks to the new version of Seas0nPass, you can be Jailbroken in a matter of minutes!

Steps (for Mac and PC users):

1. Download Seas0nPass from the download section below and run it

  • If you’re on Windows Vista or Windows 7 then you should right click Seas0nPass then run it as the administrator

2. Click “Create IPSW” and Seas0nPass will automatically download iOS 4.4.4 (5.0.1) and create your custom firmware

3. When prompted, plug in your Apple TV 2G to your computer via a Micro USB cable (if the light on the from of your Apple TV starts flashing rapidly, skip to step 7 – if it doesn’t flash, follow steps 4-6)

4. Unplug the Micro USB cable from the back of your Apple TV 2G and plug in the stock power cable

5. Point the Apple TV remote at the from of the device and hold the Menu and down buttons until the light on the front flashes rapidly

6. Let go of the buttons, wait 10 seconds, connect the Micro USB cable and unplug the power cable from the back of your Apple TV 2G

7. Point the Apple TV remote at the from of the device and hold down the Play/Pause and Menu buttons together for 7 seconds to enter DFU mode

8. Seas0nPass will prepare iTunes and when you’re prompted, highlight the custom 4.4.4 firmware in the firmware selection window and then click open

9. Click “Restore” to confirm the custom restore in iTunes

10. Once the Apple TV 2G is finished restoring, you can unplug it from your computer and plug it into your TV

  • To verify that it is indeed Jailbroken, make sure it has the “FC” logo in the lower right hand corner

You now have an untethered Jailbreak for your Apple TV 2G on iOS 5.0.1 (4.4.4)!


Seas0nPass for Mac
Seas0nPass For Windows

Click here to be taken to my video tutorial on YouTube

Click here to be taken to my Jailbreak tutorial for the iPhone 4,3Gs iPod Touch 4,3 and the iPad on iOS 5.0.1

Stay tuned for future Jailbreak tutorials!

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 Tanner@BestTechInfo.com with any questions or comments.

  • Rjegust

    doesn’t work but makes nice bricks….THANKS just what I needed…

  • Andrey Grushyn

    i have a problem placing my ATV in DFU mode : after 4,5,6 steps

  • Akklimm

    Tried the boot tethered thing and all i get now is the i tunes logo..please help a girl out! 

    • Bonded2hate

      what fuckin girl u women always say u are equal to men then do this thing ur self u idiot girls

  • Akklimm

    Did all the steps…said it restored. Plugged it into my tv and  its blank screen!! Help please

  • Dave640

    once i tunes has reset before plugging applt tv into tv click on boot tethered on your desktop and all will work fine

  • Kahikili

    i also am getting the itunes logo after successfully jailbreaking on my computer. any idea why

  • Sasdad

    Awesome! – worked for me (especially the steps 4-5-6 were an eye opener) – now jailbroken ATV2 – thanks!

  • Mitz

    Hi i am also having a few problems, i was able to jailbreak 4/5 of my units however i am struggling with a new atv2 i have purchased. it has the latest software… i am also having the same problem as tommy stated. everything is ok and itunes says that the atv has been restored but when plug into the tv it states i need to plus back into the computer and the light flashes like mad. 

  • Tommyh82

    hi i follow u guide and everything work fine until i connect atv2 too tv. all i can see is itunes logo. Have u any ideas? 

  • Agurkinisandrius

    Will it work with apple tv 3rd?????

  • Jeroen

    Hi, thanks for your tutorial. Everything seems to work great (I get no errors in Itunes), but when I connect the ATV2 to my tv, it gives the connect to Itunes LOGO, no language selection. And the light on my ATV is blinking fast (about 3 times a second). Do you know what’s wrong?

  • Ndrnkn

    I’ve tried multiple times and iTunes keeps refusing the restore and says it can’t be done on this device :(

  • Dewi Bryn

    How do I get xbmc on my jail broken apple tv and sky tv

  • Azulyplomo

    how do i watch free movies after i jailbreak?

  • sarah

    When restoring in iTunes it gets stuck at Preparing Apple TV for restore… and then quits with an error 1605 or something??

  • lfrod1259

    When I click the download for MAC it gives download for Windows, am I doing something wrong?

  • Jeff Edwins

    When I start SeasOnPass on Mac OS Snow Leopard, I get a message saying “UI scripting disabled! and it is needed to restore the IPSW in iTunes. Once enabled, it just goes on forever with “Patching ramdisk”.

  • Willyinpr4u

    to everybody asking what is a jailbreak good for, well, for once, you could install different programs; Tanner, I hope I don’t get you in any trouble for this, if I do, edit or remove. 
    OK, once it is jailbroken, you can install NitoTV, XBMC, Boxee, etc… and now, just waiting for the iOS compatibility to complete a perfect ATV. With xbmc you can install IceFilm, which is something like Netflix.
    I sure hope to answer some questions here.

  • tom danell

    Any tips on how to upgrade for and Apple tv 2 thats already jailbroken (with ATV Flash 4.3 2557).   Restore and update? 

    • http://besttechinfo.com Tanner Marsh

      Yeah, you’d need to create the custom firmware with Seas0nPass.

      • tom danell

        I had to restore with iTunes first, then run through your instructions.  Came up with an error on my Mac in iTunes when it was checking.  Up and running on 4.4.4 and alls well.  I put ATV flash on mine but any articles on what’s next?  After the JB?  Some people might not know what to do next or what most people do next.

    • http://besttechinfo.com Tanner Marsh

      Yeah, unfortunately, I think the best way is to build a custom IPSW with Seas0nPass and restore! 

  • Anthony Buttillo10

    What can u do with a jailbrocken apple tv

  • Willyinpr4u

    Thanks once again, I downloaded Seas0nPass and everything ready to go, now I just have to go to the Apple store and buy the Apple tv. Looking forward for the apps in Apple TV.

    • http://besttechinfo.com Tanner Marsh

      You’re welcome! Thanks for watching and so am I – I honestly can NOT WAIT :D