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JailBreak Your Apple TV2

First of all, order an Apple TV box, you can get the newest version from Amazon.

Jailbreaking your Apple TV2 is very straightforward. Download, run Seas0nPass.

Seas0nPass for Mac

Seas0nPass for Windows

When running Seas0nPass, be sure to begin by selecting ‘Create IPSW’ and follow it’s instruction’s.

You’ll know your done when Seas0nPass prompts you it’s completed and iTunes completes restoring the firmware to your Apple TV2 (with the modified firmware complied by Seas0nPass).


 Installing XBMC

 Step 1: (accessing the Apple TV): In Terminal on your Mac or by using Putty on Windows, enter the following at the prompt:

ssh root@AppleTV.local  or  root@ip address (Terminal on Mac or Putty on Windows)


$ ssh root@192.168.1.x

if AppleTV.local doesn’t work find your atv IP address in Settings à General à Network

Use “alpine” as your password if you haven’t changed it already.

  • If you named your Apple TV something other than “AppleTV” then you need to replace the text above.
  • The first time you do this, it might take a few moments to establish a connection.

 Step 2: Paste the following code into Terminal (line by line; hit Enter after each line)

 echo “deb ./” > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list

 apt-get update

 apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2

After XBMC is successfully installed, Frontrow (ATV2 home screen) will restart and you will see XBMC in it.

Installing Add-Ons

  1. Download (zip file)
  2. SFTP (Cyberduck) into your Apple TV
  3. Open Connection – Select à SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) Server Name – Enter IP address —  (username “root”, pass “alpine” find your ATV IP address in Settings -General – Network)
  4. Drag zip file to /private/var/mobile/Media folder
  5. In XBMC on your ATV go to System à Settings à Add-ons à “Install from zip file”
  6. Select Home Folder (var/mobile/media), find “zip file” and press OK.
  7. Go to System à Add-ons à get add-ons, find “Add-on Repository” click OK, choose video add-ons, find icefilms and install it
  8. In XBMC; select to Videos à Video add-ons. Scroll down to IceFilms and enjoy.


Either update through NitoTV or issue the following commands to update:

  1. Open up your terminal/ssh application and enter the following command to log in to your ATV2:
    ssh root@YOUR.ATV2.IP.ADDRESS
  2. You will be asked for a password: default password is alpine
  3. Continue to enter the following commands:
    apt-get update
    apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
  4. You should now have the latest XBMC for ATV2. See here to verify your XBMC version. – Add-on zip files – Use Tutorials Tab located at the bottom of screen

Apple TV Reference: source


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