Seas0nPass is a new tool that allows you to jailbreak Apple TV 2G running on iOS 4.1.1 / iOS 4.2.1. The functioning process of Seas0nPass is quite similar to PwnageTool but this one is Apple TV specific.
SeasonPass creates the custom firmware that you can restore to via iTunes. However it has some extra advantages over PwnageTool like:
- The UI (user interface) is very simple and user-friendly
- It can also download the IPSW for your Apple TV if you don’t have saved it on your computer.
- It provides one click tethered boot.
As you know there is no untethered jailbreak available for iOS 4.2.1 for ATV2 and moreover SeasonPass seems to be based on the exploit that is being used in iPhone and iPod jailbreaks for iOS 4.2.1, so you will have to connect your Apple TV with PC for successful boot.
How to Jailbreak ATV iOS 4.2.1 with SeasonPass:
Step 1: Download Seas0nPass for Mac and extract it.
Step 2: If you device is not already jailbroken, click on “Create IPSW”. Seas0nPass will download the iOS firmware and create custom firmware.
Step 3: When prompted, connect ATV with PC using the microUSB cable and hold down the “Menu” and “Play/Pause” button for 7 seconds to enter DFU mode.
Step 4. iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.
Step 5: Once completed, re-start the SeasonPass and this time click on “Boot Tethered” option.
Step 6: Follow the on-screen/above mentioned trick to put your device into DFU mode. SeasonPass will complete the tethered boot automatically.