AppleTV2 5.0 (iOS 5.1) Jailbreak Now Available!


Firecore has released the latest version of Seas0nPass, the only jailbreak available for the AppleTV2 on the current firmware. This is a tethered jailbreak, so if you ever unplug your AppleTV, or if there’s a power outage, you’ll need to run the “boot tethered” part of the jailbreak. Firecore has also updated their ATVflash software, to be compatible with the latest firmware and jailbreak.

Which plugins are currently supported on 5.0?

  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • (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)

Note: Non-working items require an author update for 5.0 compatibility.

Seas0nPass is fairly easy to use, and they have full instructions on their website, on jailbreaking the AppleTV. It works similarly to the iPhone Dev Team’s Pwnage Tool, in that it creates a custom firmware for the AppleTV. It also automatically installs the custom firmware for you. It has a simple clean UI, with easy step by step instructions.

The Seas0nPass jailbreak is available for free, and you can download it here:

Download Links
Seas0nPass for Mac [10.6 or later]
Seas0nPass for Windows [XP or later]

ATV Flash is not free. It’ll run you $29.95, including all future updates. Go here, to find out more.


  • draz

    Darn no news yet on the Apple TV 3 jailbreak…..

  • quad100

    ok now can they work on the getting jailbreak for the 4s? I mean that is what most have and want

  • Waiting on XBMC before upgrading.

  • Garre

    Can this get 1080p on the 2nd gen apple tv?

  • trancen

     It’s hardware not software that will get you the 1080p

  • MrXax

    No Plex? No thanks. It’s the only reason I own an AppleTV.

  • MrXax

    If you’re using Plex or XBMC, yes. It’s been available for quite some time.