Jailbreaking ATV2 assistance?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by CasperDK, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. CasperDK macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2013
    Hello all

    I just got an ATV2, with version 4.4.3 or something along those lines. I would like it to run 5.2.1 and be jailbroken. I tried using seasonpass, but it seems to fail when reaching the iTunes part where I have to restore the custom ipsw, probably because Apple has released 5.3 and won't allow it? I got an error code 3194.

    Can I only jailbreak its current version 4.4.3 or wait for a 5.3 jailbreak? Isn't there a way to get it updated and jailbroken with 5.2.1?

    Thanks a lot for any help you can provide!
  2. dugbug macrumors 65816


    Aug 23, 2008
    Somewhere in Florida
    To my knowledge there are no jailbreak options for the puck apple TVs. However with plexconnect there isn't much reason any more (other than having to establish a server).
  3. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    No there is a jailbreak for the 2nd gen ones, but not the 3rd gens. They look the same but 3rd gen has 1080p.

    To OP: If you update to 5.3, you might be able to do a tethered jailbreak. Not sure if Seas0npass has been updated to support 5.3 yet though.
  4. dgalvan123 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2008
    That sounds similar to a problem I had when doing this a few months back: when Seasonpass threw to iTunes to restore the ATV using the custom ipsw, iTunes just never did anything. I had to force iTunes to restore by right-clicking and selecting the particular .ipsw.

    See this post for a step-by-step guide to jailbreaking your ATV2 and installing XBMC and Hulu/Amazon add-ons:

    Relevant to your problem:

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