4.1.1 or 5.0

I can get my hands on a ATV2. Am I better getting one on 4.1.1 or 5.0? I have a choice of two for a very reasonable price. Ideally I would like them on 4.4.4 but I know this is impossible with the 5.0 one without the blobs saved (they aren’t). So do I get the 5.0 and make do with tethered and no XBMC etc or can I update the 4.1.1 at all to make anything run smoother?


Many thanks

You can upgrade the 4.1.1 to 4.4.2 if you want to run XBMC you can follow this tutorial http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7455 it will be a tethered jailbreak


5.0 is a tethered jailbreak and XBMC does not work on this version, I believe you can downgrade to 4.4.2 as well but it will still be tethered


Either which way it is tethered, it all depends if you want/need XBMC or not

oh right. Can I leave it on 4.1.1 and have an untethered? Will this have any disadvantages if it is possible?


From what I understand seas0npass windows version only supports jailbreak from either 4.2 or 4.2.1, Mac version can do 4.1

Thanks for the advice. I have a mac so will buy the 4.1.1 and have a play around with it tonight. If XBMC can play as normal then I am happy.


Are you sure it is 4.1.1, I only see apples firmware showing 4.1


Also I do not know if ATVFlash supports 4.1 if you choose to use their flash for extras.


You can also use Pwnage for Mac on 4.1 http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=12380

I have a feeling it might be 4.2.1 (4.1.1). I am picking it up in an hour. I can use greenpois0n too on that fw I think. Will XBMC run ok or will there be any issues due to the older fw?


It must be 4.1.1 (iOS 4.2.1 - 8C154) http://forum.firecore.com/topic/3418

Which is an untethered jailbreak, if so buy that one.

Little mix up, I always look at the iOS version, sorry.

All it says is 4.1.1 when I look in the About section. No letters or numbers after it.

should I jailbreak with greenpoison?

or could I use an older version of ATV flash black?


It will be 4.1.1 (iOS 4.2.1 - 8C154) which is an untethered jailbreak.


If you buy it make sure you save the blobs before you do anything

I’ve got it. How do I save blobs?

ok problems! I used greenpoison and injected the software. That was fine then nito tv came up and I started installing overflow first then xbmc-atv2. Since attempting to install the xbmc the ATV has seemingly returned to pre-jb status. No mention of any other things other than the 4 menus that were there pre-jb. I have re-done gp and I have also attempted to use ATV flash black (I am under the impression that it will work for 4.2 or over and I’m 4.2.1(4.1.1). I have saved my blobs but only 5.1 is there.


Any suggestions as to what to do next?



Seems like a bit of a mess so lets start again.


Follow this post first whenever it says 4.4.4 use 4.2.1 http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7279

Once you are complete run ATV Flash

Will that just be tethered though?


No it will be untethered but there are methods now to update untethered to 4.4.4

Thanks you’ve been really helpful. Are the methods the same if you are downgrading from 5.1 (5.0) to 4.4.4 or will that remain tethered?

and the other thing, is there a way of doing all this on a mac?

Ok I’m at 4.4.2 not yet jailbroken. I am using seasonpass 0.8.2 on my mac. I keep trying to boot tether by right clicking on create IPSW and selecting 4.4.2 and then plugging power and USB and clicking boot tether but it keeps telling me 'unable to upload iBSS! 


Any ideas, I’m losing my mind! Do I need an older version of seasonpass?