Are you using the 5.2.1 jailbreak? If so then you MUST NOT REMOVE THE POWER after doing the tethered boot stage.
This is the big problems with tethered jailbreaks - since the power cannot be removed without reverting to needing the tethered boot it can only be done when the PC can be bought to where you intend to use the ATV.
ok ignore last msg… i re jailbroke it and then did a tehered boot and it now works.
when i first jb’d, itunes came up with an error 1608 (or somthing like that), then when i booted the atv (just normal … not using seasonpass) it came up with an itunes logo + cable. after trying over and over to tether it booted into what looked like the normal atv os. i couldn’t ssh or use atv flash.
the difference is when it started working, after i jb’d again, itunes did not error. also when starting the atv normally it just shows an apple logo then goes to black screen… now when tethering loads up with the firecore icon.
i hope this helps someone work out if its been jb’d properly or not… just keep trying over and over.
I am having the same problem… Getting thru the jailbreak but will not boot up when connected to the TV. Tried several times all with the same result. I,m sitting here watching the light blink. There must be a problem
We do not know. We are the mercy of the jailbreak community here. There have been suggestions that they may not produce a new jailbreak until the next major iOS version as they want to keep the unused exploits they know about in reserve to avoid Apple patching them before then. Remember these exploits also apply to other iOS devices, not just the ATV so are valuable to keep in reserve.
Forgive me if I am missing something, but doesn’t the A4 processor have a bootrom exploit that allows the Apple TV 2 to always be jailbreakable? Is the bootrom exploit limiting the ATV2 jailbreak to a tethered jailbreak? And it is some other software exploit being used to allow untethered jailbreaks? Or is the bootrom exploit all that is needed for an untethered jailbreak?