Apple TV Help Required

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by shyfunnyman75, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    #1
    I have just purchased an apple tv 2 running software version 4.1.1 and i Just wondered if there is anyway that i could upgrade this to software version 5.2.0 so that I can jailbreak and also use the new features that are availabe on software version 5.

    If you know how to do this i would be very grateful if you could give me some ideas how i do this. I have no problem doing the jailbreak part just want to know how to do the software upgrade of the apple tv 2.
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2005
    #2
    Best place to learn this stuff is also at iClarified.

    Link:
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/comments.php?enid=970
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    #3
    http://www.iclarified.com/entry/comments.php?enid=970[/url][/QUOTE]

    this link appears to be just for downgrading and not upgrading software versions.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    #4
    When you use Seasonpass to do the jailbreak, it will create a custom .ipsw file for Apple TV software version 5.2, and then iTunes will restore your Apple TV using that custom .ipsw.

    So I don't think you actually need to upgrade the Apple TV from 4.1.1 to 5.2 before jailbreaking. Just go through the jailbreak process and the end result will be a jailbroken Apple TV running 5.2. (In fact you don't actually want to use Apple TV's built-in update process because that will take it to the latest firmware which probably hasn't been jailbroken yet.)

    Here is a thread with step-by-step instructions.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1305573
     

Share This Page