Apple TV Hacks

Redsn0w To Jailbreak iOS 4.1 For iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch And Apple TV 2G Released; Uses Limera1n Exploit

iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of Redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 4.1 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, iPad and Apple TV 2G.

Redsn0w 0.9.6b2 makes use of Geohot’s USB exploit used in limera1n, greenpois0n and PwnageTool.

Dev Team had previously released Redsn0w 0.9.6b1 only for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G users to jailbreak iOS 4.1.

NitoTV: First App For Jailbroken Apple TV 2G

NitoTV: First App For Jailbroken Apple TV 2G

Couple of weeks back, developer Steven Troughton-Smith had figured out a way to install iOS apps on Apple TV but it was not possible to launch the installed iOS app as there is no application launcher in Apple TV.

Folks at nitoTV have developed a custom launcher to get their jailbreak app to work on a jailbroken Apple TV 2G.

This makes nitoTV’s simple weather app, the first third party app to run successfully on the new Apple TV.

PwnageTool 4.1 To Jailbreak iOS 4.1 For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, Apple TV 2G & iOS 3.2.2 For iPad Released

PwnageTool 4.1 To Jailbreak iOS 4.1 For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G, Apple TV 2G & iOS 3.2.2 For iPad Released

iPhone Dev team has just released PwnageTool 4.1 for Mac OS X on the eve of Apple’s ‘Back to Mac’ event today.

PwnageTool will allow users who want to jailbreak and also unlock their iPhone to update their iPhone with a pre-jailbroken iOS 4.1 firmware while preserving the baseband so that it can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w.

Apps Can Be Installed On New Apple TV

Apps Can Be Installed On New Apple TV

We’ve some more good news on the Apple TV hacking front. You may recollect that we had reported that the iPhone Dev Team had jailbroken iOS 4.1 firmware for Apple TV using SHAtter.

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has now figured out a way to install iOS apps on Apple TV by modifying its type to make them Apple-TV compatible.

Dev Team Jailbreak Apple TV Using SHAtter

Dev Team Jailbreak Apple TV Using SHAtter

Few days back, we had reported that the iPhone Dev Team had jailbroken iOS 4.1 firmware for Apple TV. This was even before Apple had started shipping the device. Apple had released the firmware a day before customers started receiving the new Apple TV.

iPhone Dev Team have confirmed that they’ve managed to successfully jailbreak Apple TV using the PwnageTool.

Apple Releases iOS 4.1 For Apple TV; Firmware Already Jailbroken Using SHAtter

Apple Releases iOS 4.1 For Apple TV; Firmware Already Jailbroken Using SHAtter

Apple has released the firmware (Build 8M89) for the second generation Apple TV that it has started shipping.

Based on the name of the firmware file (AppleTV2,1_4.1_8M89_Restore.ipsw), it appears to be a version of iOS 4.1 that Apple had released few weeks back for iPhone and iPod Touch.