How To Jailbreak Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 ( Tethered Guide )


12.01.2011

How To Jailbreak Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 ( Tethered Guide )

Jailbreaking the Apple TV 2G was never simpler, as iOS 4.2.1 met his match with Seas0NPass. An open source tool, probably developed by the same jailbreaking pals, is here to guide us on a tethered quest, where we are going to free your TV. Unfortunately, this tool cannot be used by PC / Windows users at the moment, only MAC OS X is compatible.

Jailbreaking allows you to run open source applications and services on the Apple TV 2G. Although there are not so numerous like on the iPhone 4 or other Apple devices, you still got plenty reasons to do this. In the future developers are highly considering the Apple TV 2G as their main project so, who knows what awaits you? Be ready, and step up the game.

In order for us to do this, we are going to need some tools. First of all, you need to have the latest iTunes version installed. Just open iTunes and click on the “Check for updates” button, located in the Apple menu. We are also going to need a micro USB cable, which can be bought from Amazon.com for only $2.86. Last but not least, the jailbreaking tool: Seas0NPass.

Before we start, there are some things that you must know. Seas0NPass only allows tethered jailbreak. That means you will be forced to tethered boot the Apple TV 2G each time you restart it. This feature is completely built in the software, so it should be pretty easy. This is a must as the TV loses the jailbreaking capability each time it boots.

Apple TV 2G

How To Jailbreak Apple TV 2G iOS 4.2.1 ( Tethered Guide )
  1. Download Seas0NPass on the desktop, unzip the file and then launch it.

  2. Click on “Create IPSW”. In the following moments the application will automatically download the latest iOS 4.2.1 firmware and use it to create a custom firmware.

  3. When asked to connect the Apple TV 2G, do it using the micro USB cable and make sure that the power cord is unplugged. Follow the on screen instructions to enter DFU mode.

  4. After iTunes completes the restoration process, you are jailbroken. Restart the device and do the instructions bellow.

How to tether boot the Apple TV 2G
  1. Start Seas0NPass and click on the “Boot Tethered” option.

  2. When asked, connect the Apple TV 2G to your MAC using the micro USB cable. Wait for the flashing light and then connect the power cable also. Now follow the on screen instructions to enter DFU mode.

  3. When completed, press OK.

  4. Repeat this procedure each time you restart the device.

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