How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on Apple TV Using Seas0nPass [Guide]

Seas0Pass gets an update to jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 (iOS 4.2.1) on second generation of Apple TV. Currently iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak using Seas0nPass is tethered and it requires the Apple TV to be connected with the PC for successful reboot.

Seas0nPass works on Apple TV only but it is available for both Windows and Mac users. It provides untethered jailbreak up to iOS 4.2.1 and tethered on recently released iOS 4.3 and iOS 4.3.1.

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on Apple TV 2G:

The complete step by step instruction for iOS 4.3 jailbreaking are here.


  • Seas0nPass Windows / Mac version
  • MicrosUSB cable which you will have to purchase separately
  • Latest version of iTunes installed on your PC
  • And of course an Apple TV 2G

Jailbreak Method:

Step 1: Download SeasonPass on the hard disk of your system.

Step 2: Launch SeasonPass and click on “Create IPSW” option.


Step3: SeasonPass will automatically download the required iOS 4.3 firmware for your ATV2.


Step 4: When prompted by Seasonpass, connect your Apple TV second generation using micro-USB cable.

Step 5: Hold down both the “Menu” and “Play/Pause” buttons for 7 seconds to put your device into DFU mode.

Step 6: Once in DFU mode, iTunes will open automatically to start the restore process.

How to Boot Tethered Using Seas0nPass:

After you have restored to custom iOS firmware, disconnect Apple TV from the PC. Now reconnect and follow the following simple steps for successful start-up.

Step 1: Open Seas0nPass and select the ‘Boot Tethered’ option.

Step 2: When prompted, connect the AppleTV to your computer via USB. Wait for the rapid flashing light then connect the power. Once both are connected hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.

How to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.1 on Apple TV Using Seas0nPass [Guide] seasonpass ios4.3

Step 3: Seas0n Pass will complete the tethered boot automatically. Once complete, remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable.

Note: Timing is key. Once the you receive the success message shown below, the USB cable should be removed and HDMI cable connected before the light on the front of the AppleTV stops flashing. (Don’t worry there is ample to do this, so you don’t need Superman speed).


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