Just hours ago, FireCore updated their Seas0npass jailbreaking utility to allow for second-generation Apple TV users to jailbreak the set-top TV box running “Apple TV 5.0″ — the equivalent of iOS 5.1. To help you through the process, we have put together a handy walk-through for using Seas0nPass with your Apple TV 2 just ahead. (more…)
Although much of the spotlight for pod2g’s untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 has been on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, the same exploit can now be applied to the Apple TV running firmware 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1) using Seas0nPass. The jailbreaking tool has received an update today to allow for pod2g’s vulernability to be applied to the second-generation Apple TV running firmware 4.4.4.
According to Redmond Pie, jailbreaking the Apple TV allows you to install “many additional features and services such as BBC iPlayer, local weather services and purpose built Bluetooth stacks.” Seas0nPass is available for both Windows and Mac, and has a similar jailbreaking process to the iPhone Dev Team’s PwnageTool and redsn0w utilities.
FireCore, the creators of aTV Flash, have released an open source tethered jailbreak for the Apple TV 2 running iOS 4.2.1. Seas0nPass allows users to roll a custom Apple TV IPSW to restore with iTunes (much like PwnageTool), and includes a simple “boot tethered” option to boot jailbroken units.
If your Apple TV has already been jailbroken with a different tool, there isn’t a huge benefit to switch to Seas0npass, but new users should definitely give it a look.
Seas0nPass is free, and available for Mac users running OS X 10.6.