All of the recent Apple TV discussion may have been centered around the introduction of the fourth-generation unit, but it appears there’s also some news for existing Apple TV 2G owners who prefer to use their device with a tint of liberation applied to it. FireCore, the team that has been consistently behind the provision of multiple jailbreak solutions for the Apple TV, is back with a new release that sees it’s popular Seas0nPass tool enter into a beta version with updated compatibility for Apple’s latest platforms.

FireCore has released a version of Seas0nPass that takes the jailbreak tool to version 0.9.7 and puts it into a beta state for those who wish to go down the route of testing out the updated tool. The latest version supports OS X 10.11 El Capitan, as well as the Apple TV 2G’s last firmware 6.2.1, which equates to iOS 7.1.2.


FireCore has issued the release with the following notes attached that are particularly relevant for anyone who plans on downloading this version of Seas0nPass to jailbreak their ATV2:

  • This beta is available for Mac only.
  • This version defaults to 5.3 (untethered) and you can install 6.2.1 (tethered) by right-clicking the Create IPSW button.
  • The 6.2.1 jailbreak is tethered (for now) so please ensure you know what that means before using this.

The tool itself has been updated and uploaded to the team’s GitHub page. As mentioned in the accompanying release notes, it is limited to tethered boot only for the latest firmware, which means you will have to boot your Apple TV 2nd-gen into tethered mode every time your Apple TV reboots.

As for instructions on how to jailbreak with Seas0nPass, you can check out our guide here.


This particular launch has been made possible thanks to a number of familiar names from the world of jailbreaking. The well-known @Pod2g and @iH8Sn0w are credited with having an input into this latest version of Seas0nPass. As is former Chronic Dev team member @P0sixninja and the ever present @Nitotv who has dedicated a larger portion of his time over the last few years to continually playing the cat and mouse game with Apple in regards to the Apple TV.

(Download: Seas0nPass 0.9.7)

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