Jailbreak For Apple TV Software Update 5.0 (iOS 5.1) For Apple TV 2 Released

Hot on the heels of Chronic Dev team’s update on the iOS 5.1 jailbreak for Apple TV 3 and Apple TV 2, FireCore has released new versions of Seas0nPass and aTV Flash (black) that are compatible with Apple TV Software update 5.0.

Seas0nPass now allows users to perform a tethered jailbreak on their Apple TV 2 on Apple TV Software update 5.0 (iOS 5.1).

FireCore explains:

Seas0nPass currently provides a tethered jailbreak for the new 5.0 (iOS 5.1) AppleTV software. Functionally, both jailbreak types are identical, the only difference being that a tethered jailbreak requires the AppleTV to be connected to a Mac/PC when first powering it on. Since the AppleTV doesn’t have a battery, and is rarely ever powered off, this usually only needs to be done once.

Jailbreaking Apple TV enables users to install aTV Flash (black), which adds new features to the second generation Apple TV such as web browsing, Last.FM access, support for HTML5 video sites, stream media from most NAS devices and lots more

Apple released Apple TV software update 5.0 few weeks back to bring the icon-based user interface that was introduced with Apple TV 3 to Apple TV 2 users. In addition to it, iOS 5.1 for Apple TV 2 also brought the following new features:

  • Movie purchases in iCloud: Support for buying movies on Apple TV and playing back purchased movies from iCloud
  • Genius Recommendations: Recommendations for content on the iTunes Store based on previous rentals and purchases
  • Screensaver photos: New National Geographic photos built-in for screensaver
  • On-device sign-up: On-device sign up for content partners on Apple TV using your Apple ID
Meanwhile, FireCore is also working on the jailbreak for Apple TV 3:
Work is still ongoing for the ATV3, and we hope to have more news soon. 
Please note that this is the current status of the compatibility of the plugins with Apple TV software update 5.0:
  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • Last.fm (works)
  • Maintenance (works)
  • Media Player (works)
  • NitoTV (works)
  • RSS Feeds (works)
  • Weather (works)
  • Overflow (not working)
  • Plex (not working)
  • Remote HD (not working)
  • Rowmote (not working)
  • XBMC (not working)
You may have to want to wait until the author update their plugins to add support for Apple TV software update 5.0.
You can download the latest version of Seas0nPass and find the user guides at seas0npass.com.
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  • Jailbreak atv3

    I really hope they succeed in jailbreaking atv 3 because it’s so boring . I got my fingers cross

    • fas

      They will eventually.

  • Jailbreak atv3

    Apple rob me of 100$ cuz my apple tv 3 sucks. Who ever does release the jailbreak becomes the champion cause it’s the hardest challenge and should receive donations for sure and will be remember every time I power it on. Let the true hackers hack away and show the world you crack the hardest device of them all.good luck

    • BigT

      You paid for it! They didn’t hold a gun to your head!

    • oBIGTo

      You paid for it! They didn’t hold a gun to your head!

  • stupid

    release the 5.1 untethered..

    • Orgil

      Lets not get ahead of ourselves

  • Wittewel

    Not 100% sure from this article.
    Is atv flash (black) functional incl XBMC running on atv2 with latest iOS?

    It say not when they are writing about the atv3.

  • wittewel

    Not 100% sure from this article.
    Is atv flash (black) functional incl XBMC running on atv2 with latest iOS?
    It says not when they are writing about the atv3.

    • Kimk69

      Well, nothing works on the 3rd yet. It’s
      Not broken. So the plugins they’re talking about is for the new software on the 2nd. Or am I totally wrong.

  • stupid

    buy the untethered jailbreak from the stefan

    • Kimk69

      Yeah right, I0n1c. Ain’t that a beyotch.

  • Allan

    I jailbroke my apple tv with the iOS before 5.1. I can’t seem to activate it now. Did this happen to anyone else?

    • Kimk69

      What do you mean activate.

  • DG

    The apple TV’s are beginning to be ore of a pain than they are worth.

    Imma going to go with a mini and XBMC 11 FTW.

  • TRG

    I have an ATV 2, it was on 4.4.4. I jail broke it w/seasonpass, installled fine. Eventually script errors occured on EVERYTHING! Well to be honest it never realy worked well. After resetting it like 10 times, getting the blinking light, it eventually did not reboot. I took it back to apple and they gave me a new one. It came with 4.4.4, and honestly I am second guessing if I’m going to to use Seasonpass, Green Poison, or just leaving it alone. I have found a lot of interesting podcasts, but I do miss some of the XBMC stuff, and streaming content. My question: Do any of you guys encounter the same problems I have, with slow response, script errors, or having to reboot your ATV 2 a lot after jailbreaking? Also, any preference over Seasonpass or Green Poision? (Thanks)

  • James

    Until I don’t see an untethered jailbreak I won’t upgrade to 5.1 I am enjoying it as it is. I live in Navi, thanks firecore for all your hard work.

  • WJ

    What will jailbreaking your apple TV provide? Ive always enjoyed my apple tv how it is however it is a little bland. What will the jailbreak provide me?

    • Numiah

      To be able to stream any media from your NAS without the need of a computer running with iTunes.

  • Numiah

    I forgot to mention : any video format as well. So no more converting !