A bit confusing as the Jailbreaking 101 page says: “Seas0nPass provides a TETHERED jailbreak of the 2nd gen Apple TV running the latest 5.3 (iOS 6.1.4 - 10B809) software that was released on June 19th, 2013.”
It mentions nothing about a tethered boot for 5.3.
But it’s all good now. Got it booted, XBMC installed (Which seems to run much smoother on my network than last time) and now I only need to get the US Netflix running and I’m all set
I’m having the same problem. I have tried a tethered jailbreak so many times I’m about to give up. The out come of the tethered try is a message that the atv does not appear to be jailbroken when attempting to install ATV Flash and the untethered resopnse is a flashing led and black screen. I get the “not jailbroken” message when installing ATV Flash even though SeasonPass tells me my ATV is now jailbroken.
I have been at this since yesterday afternoon with no joy. I was able to get the 4.4.2 version to jailbreak on the same ATV2 but not with 5.3 and I have tried everything posted on these boards.(Mac) I really do not want to have to go back to 4.4.2 and lose all the new ATV functionality (HBO go, ESPN, etc) but is that my only choice? I have been using this software since the orig ATV 1 without problem and I really don’t think I’ve forgotten how to follow the directions to Jailbreak. But this is so frustrating. And by the way I do keep the ATV powered after JB while I plug in the HDMI and ethernet to reconnect to tv.
I did upgrade to 5.3 without thinking about a month ago and then had to wait unti yesterday when a jailbreak (?) was available but no joy for me at this point. Is this latest update working for others who need to jailbreak ATV2 running 5.3?
Yeah, tethered boot is interchangable with tethered jailbreak. On some level I can see someone thinking tethered jailbreak means it has to be tethered during jailbreaking process, not booting too. Glad you got it working.
Thank everyone who posted your input was great. You were right I was confusing tethered boot with tethered jailbreak. Your directions were right on…maybe FireCore should have you write the directions(smile). Thanks Again for the help…I now have joy!