Can't Jailbreak ATV2 ver 4.2.1 (2100)

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nedjel Offline
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I have ATV 2. VER 4.1 Tried to jail break it with greenp0is0n rc6.1. Followed exact instructions, it Failed every time. I gave up and went Updated to VER 4.2.1 (2100).
Can this VER be JB with RC6.1, or do I have to wait for a new RC7 ?
What else can I do ?
I killed my anti-virus, disabled WIN firewall, started RC6.1 as Admin.

Where can I get hacked firmware patch, as I'm not getting any where?
Followed videos and discussions but to no avail. It looks so simple yet Greenp0is0n Jail break Fails every time. It goes through the motions but fails at the end.
your help is appreciated Big Grin
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Use seas0npass to jailbreak 4.2.1 (iOS 4.3).
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I tried JB again with RC6.1 this time connected to the internet and it said Complete at the end. Connected to the TV and don't see anything different, no greenpoison menu. Why did it say complete ? I waited a 5 min after complete.
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Greenpois0n specifically says if you read the readme!

The device should run iOS 4.2.1 (4.2.6 for iPhone 4 Verizon)
Which is the older version so updating your ATV2 to 4.3.1 (4.2.1) will NOT work with this JB!

My full HTPC build log:
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=129352
Core i3-2120T 2.6Ghz, 4gb Kingston DDR3, mSATA SSD, Moneual 312 Case, GT520 GPU
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The weird thing is that when the firmware was 4.1.1, the jailbreak with greenpoison failed every time, when I upgraded to 4.2.1, ran jailbreak and at the end it said COMPLETED!, waited 5 min, then unplugged it but nothing was installed on ATV2. It’s kind of confusing.
Which one is better to try red snow or seas0npass?
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I used Seas0nPass and it worked for me... I know that QuickPWN is having issues with the sound. Seas0nPass won't install a installer in your AppleTV though, you will have to SSH your way in and install it by command line.

Use these instructions I found over here.


1) Jailbreak your AppleTV with Seas0nPass according to the following jailbreak:
http://support.firecore.com/entries/387605

2) Log into you AppleTV via ssh:
$ ssh root@<your ATV2 IP address>

root@<your ATV2 IP address>'s password: ''enter your password here, it should be "alpine" if you haven't changed it''

3) Add the missing repository and make update on the AppleTV:
$ echo "deb http://apt.saurik.com/ tangelo-3.7 main">/etc/apt/sources.list.d/saurik.list
$ apt-get update
$ apt-get -f install

4) Install the latest nightly build from xbmc:
a - $ wget http://hadm.net/~keith/xbmc_atv2/latest_atv2.deb
(then hit enter and wait until its done)
b - $ dpkg -i xbmc_atv2/latest_atv2.deb
(then hit enter and wait until its done)

5) Just to make sure that all dependencies have been installed properly:
$ apt-get -f install

6) Change your root password because the default password is no secret
$ passwd
<new password>
<new password>

7) close the ssh connection and enjoy XBMC on your AppleTV


Attention for step 4-b though as it is wrong... You actually have to type - $ dpkg -i latest_atv2.deb (at least I did).

Hope it helps Wink
(This post was last modified: 2011-04-07 03:47 by Omniscient.)
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Followed the steps and at the end, it gave me an error '' unable to restore version etc etc (1600). I don't know why
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Weird... never had that problem... Did you option-clicked or shift clicked and chose the custom IPSW that Seas0nPass made?
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think you've got the same problem as I had.
I did the following and do have a jailbroken, working ATV2 now. But this is without any warranty given by me:
1. run seasonpass jailbreak
2. when prompted to enter DFU-mode: connect ATV2 via USB + power connector to the mac and hold menu+pause for 7 seconds. -> enters DFU-Mode
3. iTunes opens -> option-click and choose the IPSW made by seasonpasss
4. everything works, until it gets stuck installing the firmware
5. at this point, I just disconnected the power plug and the update got completed.

let me know, if it also worked for you.
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GoldenClaw Wrote:think you've got the same problem as I had.
I did the following and do have a jailbroken, working ATV2 now. But this is without any warranty given by me:
1. run seasonpass jailbreak
2. when prompted to enter DFU-mode: connect ATV2 via USB + power connector to the mac and hold menu+pause for 7 seconds. -> enters DFU-Mode
3. iTunes opens -> option-click and choose the IPSW made by seasonpasss
4. everything works, until it gets stuck installing the firmware
5. at this point, I just disconnected the power plug and the update got completed.

let me know, if it also worked for you.

With Seas0npas, you shouldn't have the power plugged in, USB only... see Step 4 here: http://support.firecore.com/entries/387605

On a Mac at least, Seas0npass should automatically open iTunes and select the ipsw file for you (no need to option-click). If it's not doing that something went wrong.
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nedjel Wrote:The weird thing is that when the firmware was 4.1.1, the jailbreak with greenpoison failed every time, when I upgraded to 4.2.1, ran jailbreak and at the end it said COMPLETED!, waited 5 min, then unplugged it but nothing was installed on ATV2. It’s kind of confusing.
Which one is better to try red snow or seas0npass?

If you want iOS 4.2.1, Pwnagetool (version 4.2, best to avoid PT 4.3 since it has issues with iOS 4.3+, might have them with 4.2.1 too) is the best alternative if you can't get Greenpois0n to work. GP is tricky, especially in Windows, but if you can get it to work it should cause fewer problems.

If you want iOS 4.3, then Seas0npass is the way to go... but if you go to iOS 4.3 you'll need to run the nightly builds to watch HD content though.
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jd2157 Wrote:With Seas0npas, you shouldn't have the power plugged in, USB only... see Step 4 here: http://support.firecore.com/entries/387605

On a Mac at least, Seas0npass should automatically open iTunes and select the ipsw file for you (no need to option-click). If it's not doing that something went wrong.

yeah, I know, but whatever I've tried to do, the ATV didn't want to start in DFU-Mode. The only way to get it there, was the one I'written above. And doing the whole stuff this way, everything works great.
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jd2157 Wrote:If you want iOS 4.2.1, Pwnagetool (version 4.2, best to avoid PT 4.3 since it has issues with iOS 4.3+, might have them with 4.2.1 too) is the best alternative if you can't get Greenpois0n to work. GP is tricky, especially in Windows, but if you can get it to work it should cause fewer problems.

If you want iOS 4.3, then Seas0npass is the way to go... but if you go to iOS 4.3 you'll need to run the nightly builds to watch HD content though.

I have iOS 4.3 - Why would I not be able to watch HD ? where do I run these nightly builds ?
Well, I have come to the conclusion that something so simple that would take 20 min to do, has taken me days is due to me Running Windows 7 64Bit. I see people of youtube with MACs flying through the whole process in 10 min. On MAC’s – itunes and whole systems works beautifully with Apple TV.
Win 7 and ATV just don’t jive together.
- Tried GreenP0ison didn’t work.
- Tried Seas0nPass – went through the motions etc, at first it gave me an error message at the end. Re-did a couple for time it went through the process – no erros, it said complete, However when I plugged ATV into TV, there waw no change in the menu, exactly the same as before. It’s like the hack was not there.
- Last resort, tried iREB RC4- to jailbreak it and then sn0wbreeze to hack it. It was nice and easy.
http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/welcome.snow
Hooked up ATV and see the NitoTV in the menu. Now I have to update it and do Install Software –XBMC.
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nedjel Wrote:I have iOS 4.3 - Why would I not be able to watch HD ? where do I run these nightly builds ?
Well, I have come to the conclusion that something so simple that would take 20 min to do, has taken me days is due to me Running Windows 7 64Bit. I see people of youtube with MACs flying through the whole process in 10 min. On MAC’s – itunes and whole systems works beautifully with Apple TV.
Win 7 and ATV just don’t jive together.
- Tried GreenP0ison didn’t work.
- Tried Seas0nPass – went through the motions etc, at first it gave me an error message at the end. Re-did a couple for time it went through the process – no erros, it said complete, However when I plugged ATV into TV, there waw no change in the menu, exactly the same as before. It’s like the hack was not there.
- Last resort, tried iREB RC4- to jailbreak it and then sn0wbreeze to hack it. It was nice and easy.
http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/welcome.snow
Hooked up ATV and see the NitoTV in the menu. Now I have to update it and do Install Software –XBMC.

- XBMC official build crashes on iOS 4.3 when watching HD content due to changes in the hardware acceleration API. It's been fixed in the nightlies.
- Nightly build thread is one of the sticky threads: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=97246
- search the forums for detailed instructions but basically you ssh to atv2, then "cd /tmp ; wget http://hadm.net/~keith/xbmc_atv2/latest_atv2.deb" and "dpkg -i latest_atv2.deb"
- I couldn't get Greenpois0n to work in Windows either.
- Seas0npass won't change your main screen so maybe you were successful, test by sshing to your atv2 (use Putty in Windows).
- Sn0wbreeze has issues, can't remember all them but maybe no audio or static noise. Seas0npass is the best bet for 4.3 at the moment.
- Good chance you'll have issues if you don't use Seas0npass. Try again and test with ssh (user: root, pass: alpine). You can install nitoTV at the command line if you want with the instructions here http://thetechjournal.com/electronics/ho...totv.xhtml (last command should be killall AppleTV I think)
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nedjel Wrote:I have iOS 4.3 - Why would I not be able to watch HD ? where do I run these nightly builds ?
Well, I have come to the conclusion that something so simple that would take 20 min to do, has taken me days is due to me Running Windows 7 64Bit. I see people of youtube with MACs flying through the whole process in 10 min. On MAC’s – itunes and whole systems works beautifully with Apple TV.
Win 7 and ATV just don’t jive together.
- Tried GreenP0ison didn’t work.
- Tried Seas0nPass – went through the motions etc, at first it gave me an error message at the end. Re-did a couple for time it went through the process – no erros, it said complete, However when I plugged ATV into TV, there waw no change in the menu, exactly the same as before. It’s like the hack was not there.
- Last resort, tried iREB RC4- to jailbreak it and then sn0wbreeze to hack it. It was nice and easy.
http://ih8sn0w.com/index.php/welcome.snow
Hooked up ATV and see the NitoTV in the menu. Now I have to update it and do Install Software –XBMC.

Just follow the steps I gave u again but with the ATV OUT of the wall socket... I think that's what gave u the error...
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