Today is a great day for jailbreakers. Just this morning, iOS hacker @pod2g released Absinthe 2.0, which provides an untethered jailbreak to iDevices running iOS 5.1.1, including the third generation iPad and iPhone 4S. In addition to the “liberation” of your iDevices, you’ll be pleased to know that the newest version of Seas0nPass can now jailbreak the second generation Apple TV running its 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software.

James from the FireCore team made this announcement:

Today we are happy to release a brand new version of Seas0nPass that provides an untethered jailbreak of the latest 5.0.1 (iOS 5.1.1) software for the 2nd gen Apple TV. Massive thanks goes to @pod2g and Co. for the countless hours that went into making this new release possible.

At the moment, these plugins are currently supported on the latest Apple TV software:

  • Couch Surfer (works)
  • (works)
  • Maintenance (works)
  • Media Player (works)
  • NitoTV (works)
  • Plex (works)
  • RSS Feeds (works)
  • Rowmote (works)
  • Weather (works)
  • XBMC (works)
  • Overflow (not working)
  • Remote HD (not working)

As of right now, the third generation Apple TV is all that’s left to be jailbroken. With the way things are going today, it’s just a matter of time.

For more information, download links, and even a how-to, visit FireCore.