I have no idea why seasonpass decided to just shut down… weird, but I decided to post a quick reply to how I managed to sort out the problems…
Considering I had the connect to itunes logo appear on screen, that’s what i did, it saw the appletv, but i did not do a restore or anything else, I just closed down Itunes.
I then re-ran seasonpass and this time it did a few things it did not do before, This is not a fully itemized list but just the last few steps it took before finishing which it did not do before.
Verifing appletv software (not to sure if it was apple or appe on this one)
Restoring Appletv software
Verifing appe tv software
and then finally Custom ipsw created successfully.
I then disconnected the usb lead and shutdown seasonpass.
at this point I didn’t think it was going to work, but, after reconnecting the power, hdmi lead only, and then powering up the Atv, I was met with the Apple logo on screen, I had a slow blinking white light, the screen went black then logo came back, more slow blinking white light, and then finally a black screen. and then finally I was met with the select language and wifi settings. (all of this seemed to take absolutely ages).
My final test was a full power down at the mains to see if the un-tether worked… after a reboot and a spinning logo, all was well.
The one thing I need now is to find out how I can block any further updates…
I have the relevant software to shsh in, just need to know what to do next… any one help please guys on this final piece.