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Untethered 4.4.4 Jailbreak (iOS 5) for Apple T.V 2!

Stop the presses!  Untethered Jailbreak for version 4.4.4 (iOS 5) is out!  I’m working on mine, will have a full guide up!

So, I discovered it works the same way as previous guides, just make sure you update your Apple T.V 2 to version 4.4.4 by connecting it to iTunes and clicking restore (even if you are currently Jailbroken) and then follow the steps in my original guide.  Found here!

As always, xtechs has a video up super quick, however, I would recommend the guide above to use, and if you are confused, check out xtechs video for clarification.

The new features are,

AirPlay Mirroring: Now with video mirroring – wirelessly stream what’s on your iPad 2 screen to your HDTV.

Photo Stream: View photos recently taken on your iOS device and pushed to your Photo Stream in iCloud.

Trailers: A whole new way to browse and view hundreds of the latest theatrical trailers.

National Hockey League: Watch live games. View highlights, scores, and more.

Wall Street Journal Live: Watch up-to-date news, business commentary, and financial analysis from leading experts.

Audio output: Addresses an issue in which audio may not play through the optical port when the TV is turned off.

Stability and performance: version 4.4.4 includes general performance and stability improvements, including a fix for an issue that displayed an error when playing some video content.

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About Raj Randev

I like to use technology to help me waste time, if by chance it helps with anything useful, that was just dumb luck!

Discussion

23 thoughts on “Untethered 4.4.4 Jailbreak (iOS 5) for Apple T.V 2!

  1. Works fantastic. 5 minutes start to finish. Only issue on mine however is the movie rental link that is stock in apple tv is broken.

    Posted by Howie | December 31, 2011, 2:07 pm
  2. Hi Raj,

    Just a quick question, my Appletv 2 is already jail broken with the 4.3 firmware. Should I update my Appletv 2 and jailbreak it again? Is there a difference between 4.3 and 4.4.4?

    Posted by Sam | December 31, 2011, 4:08 pm
    • I’ve added the new features to the blog post.

      I just used the Restore method, basically legit restored my Apple T.V 2 to 4.4.4. (by connecting to iTunes and clicking on restore) and then doing the whole JB process again as listed in my guide. Be sure to redownload FireCore. Use my guide as if you were doing it for the first time ever…

      Posted by Raj Randev | December 31, 2011, 4:26 pm
  3. cool thanks for the update Raj, after I sober up 🙂 shall give this a go. Happy New Year everyone.

    Posted by scocar | January 1, 2012, 8:38 am
    • No worries! I’ve done this to two Apple T.V 2’s now, and both worked without a hitch. Its pretty cool the mirroring feature albeit just a novelty right now. But since I have all the tech I might as well put it to use.

      Happy New Year to you and everyone! Hope 2012 is a great one!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 1, 2012, 11:17 am
  4. Hi everyone, does anyone know that this 4.4.4 Jailbreak (iOS 5) for Apple T.V 2! works with Netflix ? Nito TV and XBMC , Ice films fine ? I did the JB and everything seem to worked fine then i installed from SSH XBMC beta 11.0 everything worked fine to, then i installed NITOTV then netflix started to crash…everytime i go into type username +password in netflix or any other program APTV 2 restarts. ???

    anyone know what can be the issue ? should i try to do a origrinal firm restore then JB with firecore again?

    Thanks for the fine website and the best guides you the best,.

    Posted by shino T. | January 18, 2012, 4:32 am
    • Hmmm, just did my wifes ATV last night, but have not tried netflix yet, shall have a go this afternoon and report back.

      ya’ll have a great day

      Posted by scocar | January 18, 2012, 4:38 am
      • Yeah I saw that too, out of the two folders that existed only one is there, I just cleared that one and it ran a bit better, I don’t think besides that it really makes a difference right now. Just clear what you see but save it in case it was important. If I find out what we can still clear I’ll throw up a link and send you an Email!

        Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 2:44 pm
    • I’m going to see if Scocar has a reply for you and if his is working, because this Netflix issue has tons of reports of problems on the Apple T.V 2 and they are scattered through the time and date of their errors. Apparently the same thing occurred when people went from 4.2 to 4.3 initially. I’m hoping this is not the same issue.

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 9:52 am
      • Hi Raj thank you for you effort in helping me.. Look forward to hear what the problem can be. . . Also do you know how to clear cache in aptv2 – 4.4 jailbreak ? I mean normally I follow your video to clear cache, but after updating to 4.4 it seems like the folder. Video\local and rental is not there anymore? You know the new folders in 4.4? Thank you for all your help

        Posted by Shino T | January 18, 2012, 2:34 pm
      • sorry all, very long day yesterday no time for much but a quick bite of dinner and off to bed, shall try to give it a go this evening

        Posted by scocar | January 19, 2012, 4:25 am
  5. Raj, can you please explain which folder it was you went inside and cleared ?

    Can you please write the full path also for other people to know, in case they having same confuses around clearing cache on aptv2 4.4

    You the best 🙂

    Posted by Shino T | January 18, 2012, 3:40 pm
    • /private/var/mobile/Library/Caches/AppleTV/Video I think there were same caches like 5 six of them sitting there in one of those final directories in ‘OTHER’ I just deleted those and noticed a performance increase but nothing else. Its one of those, should I or shouldn’t I moments. Do so with extreme caution. I would recommend saving them first and then deleting them!

      Posted by Raj Randev | January 18, 2012, 9:05 pm
      • Super, thank you Raj, BTW suddenly netflix started to work again…….I JB two AppleTV2 yesterday both with seasonpass firecore untethered 4.4.4….I thought i would give people some troubleshooting advice…

        1) If you try to jailbreak your APTV2 and it gets to a point in Itunes when it says; preparing Aptv2 for restoring… ( or a message similar to that, im denmark so the translation of this message would be different from language to language) and it gets stucked or come up with any error- ?

        Then either try restart computer and unplug everything, or Delete whole seasonpass folder in documents and start from a fresh including IPSW file. then try to restore again. I changed laptop and did a fresh start with seasonpass and alle Itunes messages where gone – so change laptop with fresh ipsw file from the newlaptop and restore again…. THIS will make all Itunes errors go away if u have followed steps from JB seasonpass100 % ALSO REMEMBER TO HAVE RESTORED WITH APPLE’S OWN FIRMWARE BEFORE JAILBREAKING – this will make things easier.

        ***piece of advice *** if you start Itunes and connect APTV2 with power and usb to computer, hold down menu + play/pause for 7 secs you can go around seasonpass and ITunes will put the device to DFU MODE . .. ****

        2) For those of you who has problem with netflix and the whole restarting-your-APTV2-everytime-you-launch-netflix- thing, then please try remove NITOTV and disable ROWMOTE, there are a conflict within these two with netflix, if you already dont have nitoTV + rowmote and you are running on a JB firmware 4.4.4, then it is a netflix error and most proberbably it will resolve it self, if you keep trying… I’ve seen both situations.

        3) For those of you that have XBMC 11.0 eden installed on 4.4.4 via nitotv and you discover that XBMC keeps restarting on certain tasks, then please try look in you log and define the conflict, if you still have problems then please write me back with you problem in this forum and i will give you my best shoot…I tried uninstalling the XBMC from NITOTV and installed it manually via SSH and it stopped restarting and addons could download+update again.

        **BTW** Icefilms on 4.4.4firmware works 100% more stable when you have a megaupload premium account, on 4.3 we had 60secs timeout on 4,4,4 we dont, but i disovered faster buffering with premium and less erros + all movies both HD and DVDrips worked just fine…

        Somebody asked me, what xbmc version is installed from nitotv and i can answer 11.00 EDEN beta, which is a very good combination of stability, speed and better flow in genereal..But my experince says installing XBMC manually from SSH works better than NITOTV …..:)

        HAPPY AP-TER time guys, let me know if i can help with anything

        Best regards
        SHINO TAVANGAR

        Posted by Shino T | January 19, 2012, 3:26 am
  6. Hi Raj,
    I successfully JB’ed my ATV2 but the firecore logo on the right bottom. However, i don’t seems to get the movie option. I only get Internet, Computers and Settings Options.

    Any advise?

    Posted by Eddie | January 19, 2012, 2:52 pm
  7. sorry for long delay has been a hectic week, netflix seems to be working fine.

    Posted by scocar | January 20, 2012, 3:32 pm
  8. I’m new to this but was curious if the jailbreaks stay working or if its like the satellite dishes were always going down?

    Posted by Anonymous | January 27, 2012, 5:18 pm

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