Seas0nPass has just updated there software to give Apple TV users running the latest 5.3 (6.1.4 10B809) firmware a tethered Jailbreak.
What’s a tethered Jailbreak?
A tethered jailbreak requires the iOS device to be plugged into a computer when turned on. If the iDevice is not plugged into a computer and booted with special software the device will not enter a jailbroken state. Don’t get this mixed up with ‘re-springing’ , as these are 2 totally different things. If you res-pring your iOS device your Jailbreak is still ok, it’s all about power.
Thats enough of the jibber jabber….let’s get on with the Jailbreak.
Make sure you are running the latest iTunes, and have the correct Seas0nPass software downloaded.
Once you have the above done, your ready to go.
When asked, connect your Apple TV to your Mac/PC using a micro-USB cable [leave power cable disconnected].Once the light on the front of the Apple TV begins to flash rapidly, point the remote at the Apple TV and hold both the MENU and PLAY/PAUSE buttons for approx 7 seconds.
Your Apple TV is now jailbroken! Now we are going to show you how to ‘Boot Tethered’ your Apple TV,as we mentioned before, you will need to do this ONLY when power is cut.
You have now successfully boot tethered your little box of joy. Not so hard was it?
Speaking from experience, the tethered Jailbreak for a Apple TV is not the same as an iPhone or iPad, with theApple TV you rarely turn the power off these as they are alwyas connected to the mains, whereas an iPhone or a iPad can lose power when your out meaning that it’s a pain in the ass! So we don’t frown upon a tetheredjailbreak for a Apple TV as much as one for a day to day iOS device.