A tethered boot jailbreak means that any time you remove the power from the ATV2 (or do a hard reset), the next time you power it on you will have to connect it to your PC/Mac via USB that was used for the jailbreak and do the tethered boot again (not the full jailbreak) to complete the boot process.
This means that ideally you never power off the ATV2 unecessarily. Anyny time you do, you need the PC/Mac to be near where you intend to use the ATV to do the tethered boo againt. This is why many people prefer an untethered jailbreak (as then the ATV can boot without help from a PC/Mac), but not all versions of firmware have an untethered jailbreak available (an untethered jailbreak is harder to produce).
Correct. There is NO untethered jailbreak for the 5.3 firmware.
It is always possible an untethered one will appear, but I have my doubts since the 5.4 firmware (based on iOS7) is already in beta. I hope a jailbreak appears quickly for the 5.4 firmware when it comes out as I know I will want to use iRadio which is apparently one of the new features.
Thanks Guys for your feedback. I was having black screen after jailbreak. But I got this working by upgrading my iTunes to latest version and then jailbreak again using same steps. Really all steps are important and make sure we have latest version of seasonpass as well as iTunes.
I have tried many times tonight to jailbreak this ATV2 running 5.3 (6105) and it’s failing. For some reason when it attempts to restore from iTunes I get the same error every time. I have verified the file name is AppleTV2,1_5.3_10B809_SP_Restore.ipsw so it should be restoring the correct one. This is done by using the SOP Jailbreak option.
Once iTunes tries to do the restore of the SOP package it gives this error and then goes back into DFU mode:
Then if I try to manually restore using the same package that was created by SOP it fails by never really doing anything. Any ideas of what’s going on? I viewed the videos, read the FAQs and troubleshooting tips. I am on a Mac running the latest iTunes along with OS.
Hi, I also did this many times and not working, almost wanted to giveup but I tried one last time with the following method…
Restore your Apple TV using the “AppleTV2,1_5.3_10B809_Restore.ipsw” from C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\Seas0nPass\Downloads
Create IPSW (just follow what it says), but BEFORE the new IPSW will be installed to your Apple TV, I try to copy the C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\Seas0nPass\AppleTV2,1_5.3_10B809_Restore_SP.ipsw to the C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\Seas0nPass\Downloads folder and REMOVE the “AppleTV2,1_5.3_10B809_Restore.ipsw”.
–I did the extra step to make sure that AppleTV2 will ONLY restore the AppleTV2,1_5.3_10B809_Restore_SP.ipsw.
So far this step is successful and the restoration completed… I nit I have no doubt anymore of what is restored.
I TETHERED it (follow the steps on how to do it)
Connect to TV - hurray… The firecore is the now the new logo (at least temporarily) of the settings.
My AppleTV2 is now hacked. Finnaly… this is what I get of not giving up easily… just dont give up.