Should I update firmware first before jailbreaking and installing aTV?

So I’m ready to get started here but seems like the firmware madness has left many a folk with a apple TV that isn’t working as planned.  So I’ve got an apple TV 2 and it’s at 4.2.2 firmware right now.  I wasn’t sure if when I opened up Seas0npass what would happen, I looked in the getting started section and it states, “The latest Apple TV software will be downloaded and used to create a custom ‘jailbroken’ software file.”  So does this mean Seas0npass will update the ATV2 to 5.2.1?  And if so is there is there a way around that or better yet does it allow one to pick the firmware update from the list of what’s available? Seems like a lot of folks have had trouble with 5.2.1.  Can I just update to 5.2 instead?  Because untethered seems like the obvious way to go. 

Also, I read about saving firmware through aTV which sounds wise.  I just want to get it right the first time and there is a LOT of information out there with post after post of “this didn’t work” and so forth. 

 

Thanks in advance!

No, Apple have stopped signing fw 5.2 so unless you have 5.2 blobs saved (which in your case is unlikely), you don’t have many options left. You didn’t say if your 4.2.2 is jailbroken or not. If it is, just stay on 4.2.2 until there is a new untethered JB. If it’s not, tethered 5.2.1 is probably your only choice now.

I have Apple TV 2 with firmware 4.2.2 (3160) Is there anyway to jailbreak this ?
This firmware is clean and not clutterd so I would love to hack it but with lower firmware.
I love plex and my 5.0.1 Atv 2 Plex seems to kick me out of Xbmc
It sucks that Itunes dosen’t sign certain firmware older even changing host files dosen’t work. Any help would be much obliged.

You can try backing up your signatures with Seas0nPass and using these to re-install/jailbreak 4.2.2.

More info on this can be found here. http://support.firecore.com/entries/359097-Saving-Firmware-Signatures

James this is fresh out the box never been jailbroken .

You can still use the process described above for 4.2.2, even if the device has not been jailbroken before.

Thanks James I will give it a shot also is there any fixes for Eden first Gen ATV there are script error on almost every add-on . Or if you can direct me to a place I have restored and re-jailbreak at least 5 times still allways get the errors even after hub fixes. This is the only one I have had problems with.

Unfortunately pretty much evertyhing related to XBMC is outside of our control, especially when it comes to 3rd party plugins which are usually developed by those outside of the XBMC team itself. Sorry.

James I tried everything to save the ssh with no sucess at all using TinyUmbrella 

YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
07/23/2013 14:29:35.411 For version [AppleTV2 6.0b2 (10A5338d)] - This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.
07/23/2013 14:29:35.419 CYDIA DOES
NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR AppleTV2 6.0b2 (10A5338d) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
07/23/2013 14:29:35.735 For version [AppleTV2 6.0b3 (10A5355d)] - This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.
07/23/2013 14:29:35.742 CYDIA DOES
NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR AppleTV2 6.0b3 (10A5355d) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
07/23/2013 14:29:36.163 For version [AppleTV2 6.0b4 (10A5376e)] - This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.
07/23/2013 14:29:36.195 CYDIA DOES
NOT HAVE YOUR SHSH FOR AppleTV2 6.0b4 (10A5376e) THERE IS NO WAY FOR YOU TO GET THEM. SORRY. YOU ARE JUST TOO LATE.
07/23/2013 14:29:36.203 Finished saving SHSHs for [Apple TV]
07/23/2013 14:29:36.261 Caching shsh files…
07/23/2013 14:29:36.268 Found [0] shsh files to cache…
07/23/2013 14:29:36.274 Cached [0] shsh files

And the other way saving firmware signitures I SHSH extraction Failed after I put into dfu mode.It’s strated the extract process then fails.