Earlier this month, Apple pushed out a lone Apple TV 2G 4.2.2 firmware update, based on iOS 4.3. This detailed step by step guide will tell you how to jailbreak Apple TV 2 iOS 4.2.2 untethered using Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 for Windows.
*All download links given at the end of this tutorial.
Step 1: Download iOS 4.2.2 for Apple TV 2G and save it on your desktop.
Step 2: Download Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3 for Windows. Extract the file on your desktop.
Step 3: Run Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3. Click on the blue arrow button to proceed. Sn0wbreeze will then ask you to select the iOS 4.2.2.ipsw that you previously downloaded. Navigate to the path where you have it saved and click on the blue arrow to proceed further.
Once Sn0wbreeze recognizes the ipsw, it will display the following message. Click on the blue arrow to go to the next step.
Since there are no other options to configure, Sn0wbreeze directly proceeds to building the custom 4.2.2 ipsw for your Apple TV 2G.
Once Sn0wbreeze finishes cooking the custom iOS 4.2.2.ipsw for Apple TV 2G, it will display the following message:
- First, Press Menu + Play/Pause together for 7 seconds then release it when Sn0wbreeze tells you to. iREB will work its magic and your Apple TV 2G will now be in DFU mode. You shall get the following confirmation message:
Click OK. You can now exit Sn0wbreeze as it is no longer required.
Step 5: Start iTunes and it automatically alerts you that firmware on an Apple TV 2G needs to be restored. Press and hold the Shift key and click on Restore. Then, select the custom Apple TV 2 iOS 4.2.2 ipsw that Sn0wbreeze created and placed on your desktop.
Step 6: Wait patiently and let iTunes work. Don’t panic and do anything stupid as iTunes is working through a series of automated steps that will restore Apple TV 2 to custom iOS 4.2.2 firmware. After the installation process completes successfully, iTunes will show the following message:
That’s it! Your Apple TV 2 is now running iOS 4.2.2 which has been untethered jailbroken. Simply connect your Apple TV 2G to your television set and you will notice nitoTV in the main menu. It is advised that you go in Settings and update nitoTV.
If you encounter any errors or difficulties in jailbreaking Apple TV 2 iOS 4.2.2 untethered using Sn0wbreeze 2.7.3, do let us know and we’ll be glad to help you out.
Download iOS 4.2.2 for Apple TV 2G
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