Today’s release of the Dev-Team’s redsn0w allows easy jailbreaking of most iOS devices..but what about if you want an untethered jailbreak for the Apple TV 2? Well, for that you will need to use PwnageTool 4.3. All the details inside.
First, download the latest AppleTV 4.3.1 firmware here.
Then, download PwnageTool 4.3 here.
1. Open PwnageTool and select AppleTV
2. PwnageTool should automatically find your downloaded ipsw file. Click the proceed button.
Now PwnageTool will create the custom firmware for you to use in iTunes to restore your AppleTV. At some point you may be asked to enter your administrator password.
4. After it finishes creating the custom firmware, PwnageTool will prompt you to enter DFU mode on the AppleTV to prepare for a restore in iTunes.
Follow the instructions (ignore the picture of the iPhone in this case :p). Plug the AppleTV into your computer via a microusb cable. Then hold the Play and Pause buttons on the remote for 7 seconds. If done correctly PwnageTool will let you know:
5. Now use iTunes to Restore.
Option-click the restore button in iTunes and select the custom ipsw “AppleTV2,1_4.3_8F202_Custom_Restore.ipsw”
Let iTunes restore your AppleTV. When finished disconnect the USB cable and connect the HDMI cable to your TV. That’s it, the AppleTV is now fully jailbroken untethered.