What I thought was going to be a fairly straightforward task has turned out to be a comedy of errors and alot of frustration.
I have tried using Greenpois0n RC6, pwnage, & seas0nPass. I had issues with all of them and never got farther than a tethered boot with seas0nPass that gave me a blank screen. I was able to restore the ATV2 to factory settings so that is good.
My reason for trying to do this in the first place is that I want Pandora, XBMC, Boxee, etc. I feel constricted by the choices that come with the ATV and have been so excited by the videos I see of people who have these other options.
There seem to be plenty of people who have been able to jailbreak the 1st generation ATV as well as earlier software verisons of ATV 2G (up to 2.1.1) but now Apple has pushed out software 2.3 which looks like 2.2 (2060) on the “about” screen. I am wondering if that is what caused the problem? When I tried to restore using one of the earlier versions of the software I got error messages in iTunes telling me my ATV would not accept it.
Anybody who has had success, please let me know your secret.