Hackers over Firecore have updated Seas0nPass tool on Mac that now supports tethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3. Seas0nPass is like a PwnageTool and Sn0wbreeze that allows you to create custom AppleTV IPSW files and restore them in iTunes.
- Download and install iTunes 10.2.1
- Download Seas0nPass [Credits: @firecore, @nitoTV,@DjayB6, @p0sixninjaand @msft_guy]
- A micro USB cable to complete the jailbreak.
Creating IPSW Custom Firmware files to Jailbreak Apple TV2 on iOS 4.3
Step 1: Unzip the ‘Seas0nPass.zip’ file and launch Seas0nPass.
Step 2: If your AppleTV is not yet jailbroken, select ‘Create IPSW’. (if already jailbroken, and you just need to do a ‘tethered boot’ scroll down).
Step 3: The latest AppleTV software will be downloaded and used to create a custom ‘jailbroken’ software file.
Step 4: When prompted, connect your AppleTV using a micro-USB cable (leave power disconnected), and hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
Step 5: iTunes will open automatically and start the restore process.
Step 6: iTunes will confirm the restore when complete – your AppleTV is now jailbroken. Please proceed to the ‘tethered boot’ section below.
Booting Apple TV 2G in Tethered Mode
As there is no untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3, we will have to boot it into a tethered mode. This means the AppleTV must be connected to a computer for a brief moment during startup. Just follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open Seas0nPass and select the ‘Boot Tethered’ option.
Step 2: When prompted, connect the AppleTV to your computer via USB. Wait for the rapid flashing light then connect the power. Once both are connected hold both the ‘MENU’ and ‘PLAY/PAUSE’ buttons for 7 seven seconds.
Step 3: Seas0n Pass will complete the tethered boot automatically. Once complete, remove the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable.
Currently, there is no untethered jailbreak which is fully baked. However, the team is hard at work to release the windows version of Seas0nPass.