Jailbreak Apple TV 2G With Limera1n Jailbreak [DFU Guide Included]


We don’t really know what to make out from recent dramatic happenings between iPhone hackers, but we just came to know that Apple TV 2 can be jailbroken with Limra1n jailbreak.

According to TUAW’s Eric Sadun,

The Limera1n page has updated to indicate that Apple TV jb is "technically supported". I can Apple-TV-2-Jailbreakconfirm that I put my ATV2 into DFU mode and was able to "jailbreak" it. But since no AFC services or OpenSSH were installed (let alone APT), there’s nothing that really can be done with it at this time.

The above update from Eric verifies that Limera1n works on Apple TV 2, but with no root level access, you might not be able to see usual post-jailbreak stuff.

Here is how you can put your Apple TV 2 in DFU Mode:

  • The first step is to connect your Apple TV2 to the computer.
  • Once you have connected the device, press menu button along with down button simultaneously. This will reboot your device after 6 to 7 seconds.
  • Now once your Apple TV 2 reboots, press the menu button with play button until you receive an iTunes prompt for “Apple TV detected in recovery mode”.

There you go! You now have have your Apple TV 2 in DFU Mode. Now you can close iTunes, download Limera1n and Make it Ra1n on your Apple TV 2G.

Disclaimer: Please note that this jailbreak has not been tested by any of our members or anyone else. Please make use of this tool at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case your device is permanently or non-permanently damaged due to this.