Newbie with Jailbreak



I have a Apple TV 2 4.4.4 no jailbroken yet.

I want to get the best out of it, what should I do ? I am a bit lost.

I heard that I need to upgrade to 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 (not sure difference B/W the 2) and not 5.1.1

But how can I upgrade to 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 ? if I use the Settings > General > Update Software It will update to latest version right ?

And then what is the latest & greatest to jailbreak it in 2013


See I need help :slight_smile:
Many thanks  in advance !

First things first. Back up your SHSH blobs using iFaith:

As far as what you should do? That is a bit of a loaded question as it completely is up to you. Newer is always better though right?

There isn’t much difference between 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 however Apple is only signing 5.0.2 so therefore you cannot simply install a version not being signed.

You also never want to update using the Apple TV software update (disabled when jailbroken).

Once you’ve decided you want to jailbreak visit for the latest version (which is an untethered jailbreak for 5.0.2) and there is a step by step instruction set.

Thank you matty !


How do you upgrade to 5.0,2 ? with itunes ? any procedures out there ?


Alslo what is aTV Flash for ? not sure to get it …



Not sure what it is you’re asking…

Once jailbroken you cannot update without rejailbreaking the device (just like with any other iDevice).

When you’re using Seas0nPass it does all the work for you. Follow the guide on

Sorry if my question is unclear .

I understand that I need to update my APT second en from 4.4.4 to 5.0.2 in order to jailbreak it

I understand that I should not do it tru the general settings of the APTV but with Itunes.


How can I make sure that I update to 5.0.2 and not 5.1.1 which I understand is the latest version.

I have never updated the apple tv with itunes, I am afraid it updates to 5.1.1 by default


Hope it is clearer this time.



Download Seas0nPass and click Create IPSW it will download 5.0.2, jailbreak it and flash it through iTunes.

So no need to update to 5.0.2 before using Seasonpass ? it is a one step process right ?

That is correct.