Apple TV AppleTV 2 firmware vs software question

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by ben1969, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. ben1969 macrumors member

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    My apologies if this is elsewhere, but my brother wants me to help him unlock/jailbreak his ATV2.

    It has the latest software update, he says, but my limited understanding is that all ATV2 are lockable/jailbreakable because all models of the ATV2 have firmware that can be hacked.

    Is this true? Any useful links would be graciously appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    http://support.firecore.com/entries/387605-Jailbreaking-101-Seas0nPass
     
  3. ben1969 thread starter macrumors member

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    So, I just need to downgrade?

    Thanks for the link. I think I get it.

    What I need to do first, though, is downgrade from 6.2 to 5.3, which I gather can be done using any ATV2, but is more problematic using an ATV3.
     
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    nope. cant be used across multiple devices.
     
  5. ben1969 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, but I don't understand. My brother has an ATV2 and only wants to jailbreak that device and will be using only it (as far as I know). He is running 6.2 software, but it is definitely an ATV2 model.

    So, will he be able to downgrade and get jailbreaking to work?
     
  6. HenryLong macrumors 6502

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    Just download seasonPass and start. It will automatically install the 5.3 firmware prior to the jailbreak process.

    If you're not familiar with the use of seasonPass I highly recommend to watch the video tutorial before starting to jailbreak.
     

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