Seas0nPass Updated for AppleTV 4.3

Seas0nPass has been updated to support an un-tethered jailbreak of the new AppleTV 4.3 (8F455) software. A big thanks goes to comex for helping port the Saffron jailbreak to the AppleTV. For the uninitiated, Seas0nPass is the simplest jailbreaking tool available for the AppleTV, and the first to support the new 4.3 version.

What's new in AppleTV 4.3?

- iTunes TV Shows: Purchase your favorite TV shows directly from the iTunes Store, and watch the shows you already own, in HD.
- Vimeo: Browse and play videos from Vimeo, access your video inbox, and mark videos you want to watch later.
- 4.3 is also required to access Movie and TV Show rentals.

What happens to my jailbreak and settings if I choose to update?

If you choose to update you will lose your current installation of aTV Flash (black) and any related settings. If the above features don't excite you the auto-update feature can be disabled through the Maintenance --> Settings menu.

Is aTV Flash (black) compatible?

Yes! aTV Flash (black) Beta6 is compatible with the new 4.3 software. Simply re-run the aTV Flash (black) installer after jailbreaking and you'll be automatically be updated to the latest and greatest version.

Additionally we have a shiny new version of Media Player (0.7.1) for you!

What's new in Media Player 0.7.1?

  • Added more subtitle encoding types
  • Added subtitle options (size, color, border)
  • Added support for folder cover art
  • Improved audio track detection
  • Improved AFP/SMB streaming
  • Improved chapter support
  • Improved .srt subtitle support
  • Improved subtitle settings (persistent)
  • Improved DVD playback and menu handling
  • Improved appearance of Loading/Buffering box
  • Resolved crashes when trying to access a broken/unavailable share
  • Resolved issues related to displaying metadata
  • Other miscellaneous fixes

Great! How do I update?

The latest version of Seas0nPass (and user guides) can be found at

The new version of Media Player can be downloaded on your ATV2 through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. If you need to re-install aTV Flash (black), links for the latest version can be found under the Downloads tab in your account.

New users can pre-order aTV Flash (black) here.

Enjoy :-)




I jailbroke my apple tv2 via season pass - have the fc logo at the bottom of the screen etc (first time I have managed to do it!) - so far so good but......when I go to my mac and go on the terminal and put ssh root@myipaddress I get this message:

ssh: connect to host "ipaddress" port 22: operation timed out

What do I do now - so frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!

use the devices actual ip adress

After jailbreaking my ATV2 and installing NitoTV and XBMC successfully, I am now unable to select Top Movies or TV Shows on the original ATV 2 menu to access their rented services. Everytime I try and select these options my ATV2 just crashes and restarts.

Anyone else had this problem or have a solution?

Overflow BUG

Had same issue and found what works for me:
In order for "TV Show" and "Movies" to work you can neither hide them, NOR "Internet" in the Overflow sub menu.

Remember to "Restart Lowtide" (possibly also restart Apple TV from the NitoTV menu)

At least this worked for me.

i have the same problem, but i don't have xbmc or nitotv, just media player and overflow

I have the same problem!

I installed xbmc and main menu slide show.

Can anyone help for the fix?


upps and the overflow!

Same problem here!

Have JB my ATV2 and installed Flash Black but when i go to Maintenance - Manage the following page just shows the title of Manage Applications but the rest of the screen is just black........nothing. If I press Enter the ATV2 reboots itself.
Any ideas?
I have reinstalled Flash Black a few times now.

I recently hacked my atv ios 5 thru seasonpass so it s running on ios4.3 now. Everything runs perfect but the only issue is some time atv CRASHES or all of sudden my tv shows theres NO SIGNAL even though my atv is on n running , anybody else having the same issue n if yes any solutions

I'm having the issue of the black screen from the screensaver or viewing photos! Ive noticed other people on here have to! Has anyone found a solution to fix this annoying issue please! I'm on 4.3 jailbroken with season pass!

Different screensaver issue - it works with photos, but no matter what display option I pick, it's always Cascade (and I like Origami damnit!)

I'm getting tha black screen issue when the screensaver kicks in or viewing photos, ive noticed other people on here having same issue! Has anyone got a solution to fix this please! I'm on 4.3 jailbroken with seasonpass!

I was able to jailbreak my ATV2 4.3 with seas0npass, but now Netflix, MLBtv, and the NBA app are no longer on it. Are these apps not included in the jailbreak?

I've lost the NBA app,too. still have Netflix and that works. but what happened to the NBA app?

jailbroke my atv2 now stuck on itunes logo frozen tried to restore nothing working. help pls

I have the same problem, please help!

affter jailbreak no seas0npass

HI, i have a apple tv 2g 4.3 (2557) i already downloaded seas0n pass and created IPSW but when iTunes pops up and i click restore an error 1600 appears I'm new at this... but can you please help me!!!!!! I'm doing all this with a mac.

I had this issue. error 1600.

The problem is that i started the restore and the power cable was plugged. I read somewhere that after bringing it in DFU mode you need to take out the power cable. Just have the USB cable (mine it would of not go in DFU without being plugged with the power cable).

So yeah in my case 1600 was because of the power cable being plugged during the restore.

Hope this helps


Does any one helped you out for your question?

I also has same 4.3 (2557) and I am looking for the answer what version of seasonpass, or snowbreeze or greepoison should I use??

If you find any soultion then please let me know.



first use ifaith to backup current shsh. then use seas0npass to jb. once it jb. u can ssh and install nito tv and xbmc.

Same is happening to me and now i cant get it to play

2557 as well, won't go to DFU mode :(

always use latest iReb to put the atv2 in dfu.

How do I jailbreak my 4.2.1 I-pod 8c148

Using the latest s/w of both iTunes & Seas0nPass I try to follow steps in Steps 1-4 seems to be OK but the 5th sucks...

iTunes gives the following message:
Apple TV could not be restored.This device isn´t eligible for the requested build.

Someone having a clue on what to do?

Thanx in advance

I had that as well, turned out the version of IOS you are restoring to is not being signed by Apple anymore. I upgraded to the latest version 4.4.4 and ran seasonpass for that version and all good. Installed latest version of XNMC (eden beta 2) and no issues so far.

Should be XBMC ( typo error)

use iReb to put atv2 in recovery mode first then run seas0npass. sometime seas0npass will fail to put the device in recovery mode.

I'm having this issue too. any solutions?

I have jailbreak ATV using Seas0nPass very successfully. But Jailbreak using Seas0nPass break ATV slideshow.
As soon as you jail break this problem starts. The problem is when you stop a slide show the screen goes blank. *** I am sure this happens to every ATV black if you jail break using Seas0nPass! ***

Can anyone please do this simple test and confirm to me that it happens to you as well??

Just go to screen saver setup and select "Origami" transition and do a preview. As soon as you stop the preview screen goes black. ATV can continue to play music but no video. You need to power off and on to get the video again.

Please od the test and post a reply! This will help to highlight the issue and get a fix.

Thank you in advance.


Confirm this is still happening. Did a lot of hair-tearing out trying to get the slideshows to work without crashing on exit since the photo functionality was one of the main reasons I got the atv as a christmas gift for someone who is somewhat tech-phobic but loves his family photos. Haven't found any workarounds yet. :(

SUCCESS! I installed the "Screen Saver Hack" from NitoTV and my slideshow error seems to be fixed! I can exit out of the slideshow back to the photo thumbnails view fine, and I can also click the right arrow button during the slideshow to skip to the next image.

I can confirm this bug as well. I find it extremely annoying as it breaks the screensaver functionality of the atv completely. The HDMI video signal does not only crash when stopping the screensaver manually, it also happens by itself after the screensaver has been running for a while. Basically, the screensaver crashes sooner or later and breaks the HDMI signal. I would be extremely grateful for a solution! If the apple screensaver cant be fixed, maybe a different screensaver app could be added? I find the fact that there is only photo slideshows as a screensaver a bit poor anyways. I miss a screensaver that simply blackens the screen or other basic patterns etc.

I have the same problem. Once the photo slideshow starts, pressing any key causes a black screen. Only option seems to be to reboot the ATV.

Have you found any solution/workaround to this issue ?


I am having the exact same issue. After jailbreaking with seasonpass (flawlessly) the slideshow is broken. I can start it, but whenever I quit it (or click on right arrow on the remote to skip a picture) all I get is a black screen, with music sometimes still playing in the background.
All I can do then is reboot the apple tv, nothing else will bring it back "alive".
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Do I need to restore and jailbreak again?

Same Problem here.
Sllideshow or Origami Screen Saver make the screen go black after exiting.

hello i was able to restore to the custom ipsw that season pass directed me to. Plug it into my TV & season pass is not on the menu, which is expected right? now how do i ssh?

i have a macbook pro. should i connect the apple tv to the computer again?

i tried connecting it to the macbook, then use terminal. however after i type in ssh root @(my ip address) out says operation time out.

What am i doing wrong?

just find the ip of your atv2 and ssh into it. install nito tv and then xbmx.

After Jailbreak using Seas0nPass you do not see extra menus. You need to install ATV flash black using your computer. Then you get extra menu to install additional components.

ATV Flash is very easy to install. Go to


I had huge problems, Apparently Seasonpass was thinking that it was in DFU, but I had to use IReb 4 to make sure. Afterwards everything worked out ok. To make sure your USB cable is ok you can always try to do the official upgrade. If it still pops up with errors then it is a bad usb cable.

Prior to the current updates all was well except not getting AC3 passthrough, which i have pretty much given up on as far as it working.

So, now I am feeling pretty helpless concerning ATV2 FlashBlack and not using it for a week. The newest Seasonpass creates the ISPW properly, I am able to get into DFU mode easily, Itunes (the latest version) opens and the process begins and when finished it says there is an error. Last time it was a PC error #21-weird. It is not a usb cable problem because I can restore/update ATV2 via Itunes to Apple 4.3 effortlessly, which of course I have to do to use the ATV2 for Netflix. Any suggestions. I am using my black Macbook for Seasonpass jailbreak. I also have an IMac. Both are running SnowLeopard 10.6 Prior to the current updates all was well except not getting AC3 passthrough, which i have pretty much given up on as far as it working.

This may or may not help but hook your ATV up to your tv and let it boot up the do a factory restore then try again. Try changing the USB port as well. Once mine was updated and I went to restart the ATV, it would crash until I found that on the first boot, it somehow needed to use the Ethernet port instead of wifi.

My Sept 2 post update. This is corrected. Uninstalled and Reinstalled Itunes manually as per another thread suggestion. Did current jailbreak and updated through Itunes. All works except I still get no 5.1 Dolby. Ac3 passthrough enabled gets no sound. Turned off I get sound in the receiver but only 3 channel Dolby Pro-Logic.

Is it possible to downgrade to Media Player 0.7? I have a lot of problems with video's stopping after ffwd and AFP errors when trying to play a video after being idle a few minutes that were not present on 0.7 (or atv 4.2)...

I'm having the same problem, "Low Memory" when playing videos, almost in the end of them and AFP error with authentication fail in the first try.

I always send a report to you to help in the diagnose.

Hey,I recently Jailbroke my ATV 2 with Seasonpass and installed latest Flash no probs

Im really disappointed at the moment with it...

1.A cant play my Brrips without stutter(.Avi's),anything in HD is choppy like crazy..SD plays no problems
Most hd content wont play at all,Is this a common issue as I understood it enabled ATV2 to play all formats?
Im using the Mediaplayer and also XBMC

2.Plex wont show up

3.Cant play my MP3s,XBMC freezes my ATV2 when trying to play music

50mb internet,wired and firewalls etc...thanks

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