After looking at my Apple TV 2 shrinkwrapped for a couple of years now, i finally cleared an afternoon to deal with what i expected to be a process with many hurdles…but the past many many hours just seemed like an excercise in madness.
at least 2 hours of research before i even started led me to download Seas0npass 0.9.2 beta with iFaith, dump my blobs, generate a Firmware from the 4.3 8F455 option in Seas0npass, got the Apple TV 2 into DFU mode (many times by now), iTunes to start up, but always get an “iTunes restore script failed!” error.
tried a manual Alt+ Restore with the patched Firmware file, but keep getting mostly 1604 errors, sometimes 1601, even 2001 and 21 (must have been through the whole process a dozen times today).
i even tracked down a Mac version of iREB, ran that (looks nothing like the Windows version, but happens inside a command prompt), had to figure out myself that it only seemed to do anything if i put the Apple TV 2 through DFU mode while in the iREB prompt, until it finally told me that it succeeded to exploit with limera1n, and to go ahead and restore in iTunes, but alas, 1604 again.
followed the instructions on yet another site that instructed me to unplug the power cable (which i hadn’t previously used during the jailbreak attempts) at exactly the half-way point of uploading the most important patch, but i keep getting 1604 errors.
wow, what a pain in arse that has been…i mean, i’m a patient person, and have jailbreaked my iOS devices since my first iPhone many years ago, but this is ridiculously hard…i really didn’t want to go to sleep today without having had success with this investment of 6-8hrs of my time, but at this point it looks like i might have to.
could anyone give me another spark of hope that this is even possible? other appear to have been successful.
i mean, isn’t there an easier way to jailbreak an Apple TV 2? i know Seas0npass is a great tool when it works, and couldn’t be easier, when it works, but since i seem to have tried everything, i wonder whether maybe pwnagetool or one of the other jailbreaking tools might be successful where Seas0npass isn’t?
anyone’s help would be greatly appreciated.
your tired jailbreaking soldier,