Jailbreaking a 2nd ATV 2...


I picked up a 2nd ATV 2 today for use at my mums. It’s running iOS 5.1 (5201).


Is this Jailbreakable or do I need to wait for a Jailbreak for iOS6?

Also, what’s the difference between these two model numbers?

FC572B/A and MC572B/A as both my Apple TV’s have different model numbers.



SO FC basically means it’s refurbished? 

So, can I Jailbreak this ATV 2 or do I need to wait for a Jailbreak for iOS6 to be released?

The sooner I know one way or the other the better as I don’t want wait too long in case apple releases an iOS6 update that requires more work to be put in to a JB for it as opposed to standard iOS6 JB, if you get what I’m saying?

I’ve just been reading another thread and am I correct in thinking that iOS5.1 on an Apple TV is essentially iOS6?

It is not possible to (currently) jailbreak 5.1. However it is possible to downgrade to 5.0.2 which an be jailbroken.

Hey all :slight_smile:

To clear things up, since I’m about to pickup a ATV2 tomorrow which has 5.1 on it…

It IS possible to downgrade to 5.0.2 just using iTunes? So no saved SHSH Blobs? And it’ll be an untethered jailbreak again if I jailbreak it?

Else it’ll be a waste of money :frowning:


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Thnx for that and sorry for me being a bit lazy :stuck_out_tongue:

Gonna pick up the ATV2 5.1 tomorrow and hope Apple is still signing 5.0.2 tomorrow, but that shouldn’t be a problem… ( I hope :stuck_out_tongue: )


Thnx again :slight_smile:

Just downgraded it! Awesome :slight_smile: