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Jailbreak iOS 4.2.2 (Build 8F305) on Apple TV 2G Using PwnageTool Bundle [How-To Guide]

iPhone Dev-Team has just released official PwnageTool bundle to jailbreak iOS 4.2.2 (Build 8F305) on Apple TV 2G. This PwnageTool bundle incorporates i0n1c's iOS 4.3.1 untethered exploit which is still vulnerable to iOS 4.3.2, iOS 4.3.3, iOS 4.2.8 and just released iOS 4.2.2 for Apple TV 2G. You can use this bundle to patch PwnageTool and create iOS 4.2.2 custom IPSW for your Apple TV. Restoring this custom IPSW will jailbreak your Apple TV untethered on iOS 4.2.2.

PwnageTool for iOS 4.2.2 Jailbreak

Steps to Patch PwnageTool with iOS 4.2.2 Bundle for ATV2G:

  1. Download iTunes 10.2.2 for Mac OS X from here.
  2. Download PwnageTool for Mac OS X from here.
  3. Download iOS 4.2.2 (Build 8F305) stock IPSW for Apple TV 2G from here.
  4. Download iOS 4.2.2 PwnageTool bundle for Apple TV 2G from here.
  5. Place PwnageTool app, iOS 4.2.2 stock IPSW and PwnageTool bundle file on your desktop.
  6. Right-click on PwnageTool app and choose Show Package Contents.
  7. PwnageTool (Show Package Contents)

  8. Navigate to Contents/Resources/FirmwareBundles/ and drag or copy the bundle file (AppleTV2,1_4.3_8F305.bundle) from your desktop to FirmwareBundles directory.
  9. iOS 4.2.2 Bundle for Apple TV 2G

  10. Once done, close the opened window and launch PwnageTool app. Choose Expert mode from the top menu-bar and select iPad™, AppleTV™ 2G from the shown iDevices.
  11. Jailbreak iOS 4.2.2 on Apple TV 2G

  12. Now PwnageTool will automatically detect stock iOS 4.2.2 IPSW on your desktop. If for some reason, PwnageTool fails to detect the IPSW from your desktop, click on the Browse for IPSW... button and choose iOS 4.2.2 stock IPSW you downloaded in step 3.
  13. Select iOS 4.2.2 IPSW

  14. Click on the General tab and then click on the Next button.
  15. PwnageTool (General Tab)

  16. As you are jailbreaking your Apple TV, so there is no need to hacktivate etc. Just click on the Next button to continue.
  17. Jailbreak Options

  18. Click on Build tab followed by a click on Next button.
  19. PwnageTool (Build Tab)

  20. Now wait while PwnageTool create iOS 4.2.2 custom IPSW for your Apple TV 2G.
  21. PwnageTool (Building IPSW)

  22. Once done, use the following instructions to put your Apple TV 2G in DFU mode:
    • Connect your Apple TV 2G to your Mac via microUSB cable.
    • Hold down the Menu+Down button on your Apple TV remote for 6 seconds until the light on the device begin to blink rapidly.
    • Release both buttons and immediately hold the Menu+Play button for another 6 seconds until iTunes will detect your Apple TV in DFU mode.

    Apple TV in DFU Mode

  23. Once done, launch iTunes and click on your iDevice name from the side-panel. Now hold down the ALT key on keyboard (SHIFT for Windows) and click on the Restore button. Choose iOS 4.2.2 custom IPSW which you just created using PwnageTool and hit the OK button to start the restore process. Once done, your Apple TV 2G will reboot automatically and it should be jailbroken on iOS 4.2.2 with full root access. Cheers :D

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