You Can Now Jailbreak Apple TV 2 On 6.2.1 Using Seas0nPass
Seas0nPass 0.9.7 has been released that lets you jailbreak Apple TV 2 on the latest firmware version, which is 6.2.1. The new jailbreak tool also brings with it support for OS X El Capitan.
Ever since the Apple TV 3 was released, Apple had closed the jailbreaking doors for good. Two generations later, we still have no jailbreak for any Apple TV model following the aforementioned iteration. However, the Apple TV 2 was an entirely different story altogether, with the set-top box being jailbroken on a number of occasions. In fact, the Apple TV 2 has been jailbroken for life, with a new solution arriving in the form of Seas0nPass 0.9.7 (beta) that can liberate Cupertino's 'hobby' device on its latest firmware release.
Before we get into more details, there are a few things that should be cleared beforehand. First of all, the tool is currently in its beta stages, and it will be updated later with more stability and performance fixes. Secondly, you can jailbreak Apple TV 2 on the latest firmware released tethered boot only, which means you have to boot tethered each and every single time your device restarts, unlike an untethered jailbreak. Lastly, the latest version of Seas0nPass adds support for Cupertino's latest desktop operating system, which is OS X El Capitan, and the tool is currently available for Mac users only.
The full changelog of Seas0nPass 0.9.7 is as follows:
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.
While the Apple TV 2 is an ancient device in the tech world, but it's the only model of the Apple TV that can be jailbroken at this current point in time, making it an ideal gadget to own if you like to live dangerously beyond Apple's walled software garden.
You can download the latest version of Seas0nPass by heading over to GitHub. Remember, as we mentioned above, the software is currently in its beta phases which means that you will likely run into roadblocks in unsuspecting places.
If you're looking for details on how to use the tool, simply follow our guide posted here on how to do just that. Make sure you click on the 'Boot Tethered' option with your Apple TV connected to your Mac if for some reason you have restarted your set-top box.