Seas0nPass 0.8.2 Now Lets You to Restore Old Firmware on Apple TV 2G
Seas0npass is the tool to jailbreak Apple TV 2G and was updated earlier month to jailbreak Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.4.4 which is equivalent to iOS 5.1.1 now here is yet another update to Seas0npass however the latest update is more interested and extremely useful for all Apple TV 2G owners. The latest update to Seas0npass brings the option to restore older firmware on Apple TV 2G for which you have saved SSH blobs.
If you have iPhone or iPod Touch or iPad then you would be aware older firmware restoring using TinyUmbrella however this was not possible for Apple TV till today but with new Seas0npass 0.8.2, now you have simplified installation process for older firmware and this process is referred as “stitching”, which allows Seas0nPass jailbreak tool to utilize previously saved signatures of various iOS firmware to jailbreak and restore old IPSW on Apple TV, which Apple may no longer be signing.
The firmware signing process has been in place since iOS 3.0, introduced by Apple to stop jailbreaking by preventing users to restore older vulnerable iOS firmware. Once Apple stops signing firmware you can’t restore any older firmware though you can achieve this by using TinyUmbrella on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G & iPad 2.
Here is step by step guide on how to restore older firmware on Apple TV 2G using Seas0npass.
How to Restore Old Firmware on Apple TV 2G Using Seas0nPass
2. Extract Zip file contents and launch Seas0nPass tool
3. Right-click the ‘Create IPSW’ button and select your desired version, as shown in below screenshot.
4. Seas0nPass will handle fetching saved signatures and restoring the firmware automatically.
That’s it. If you’re receiving a ‘not eligible’ message, this means Apple is no longer signing that particular version, and Seas0nPass was unable to locate any saved signatures for that device/firmware combination.
This will come extremely useful for those who accidentally updated Apple TV to new version of iOS firmware and now want to go back to older firmware for which jailbreak solution is available. However you must make sure that you have SHSH blobs for respective firmware.