If you are one of the lucky ones that actually owns Apple TV 2 running the latest firmware—iOS 7.1.2—then boy, do we have some news for you! You’ll be ecstatic to hear that you can now jailbreak the system via FireCore’s Seas0npass tool of high repute. Sadly, this jailbreak is of the tethered king, but putting aside the initial trouble you’ll go through, that amount to much for something like a set top box that’s almost always powered on.
FireCore has pretty much quietly released a beta update to Seas0npass. This means that the final version is at 0.9.7. This update works with OS X El Capitan and Apple TV 2 firmware 6.2.1 (iOS 7.1.2).
As a matter of interest, the crew at FireCore actually decided to bypass updating their blog, where all of their previous jailbreak stuff is contained. However, they did post an update to their Seas0nPass tool on GitHub. You can find the download for Seas0nPass 0.9.7 via our downloads page. We still don’t know what is the reasoning behind such move, but it may be that FireCore wants to keep the entire thing under the rug, for reasons known only to them. Only time will tell.
In the case you have never done it before, you might be curious how you can jailbreak your device. Do not fear, follow this simple guide. To jailbreak your device using Seas0nPass 0.9.7, follow our Seas0npass tethered jailbreak video tutorial.
This video will show you step-by-step how to jailbreak using the tethered jailbreak tool from FireCore. Literally anyone can do it, even if you’re not tech-savvy.
Do you still own an Apple TV 2? Many people have sold the device sometime back because 720p resolution is a matter of past. Still, this device remains viable for its ability to be jailbroken, while the Apple TV 3 still has yet to be compromised. However, even that is only the matter of time; it didn’t take long until the most recent iOS version got jailbroken, along with its subsequent versions. So, what will the future hold for the bran new Apple TV 3? Only one thing is certain – the device will get jailbroken, sooner or later, and we will be waiting for it, eager for the liberty that only jailbreaking can provide.