We reported of the PwnageTool 4.1 coming for the Macs to jailbreak Apple TV 2G and the iPhone 4 earlier last week. Guess what, the dev team did release the jailbreak tool to enable users to zip a custom firmware on the second generation of the Apple TV.
From the official site, it is mentioned clearly that this jailbreak is very new on the Apple TV and users wont be able to do much except utilize the command line methodology using the SSH. Other than that they have also inducted the afc2 that would enable you to make use of utilities like ifunbox to move files across on the device. Given this is just the beginning, I bet the developers of the jailbreak community will be in full swing to figure out how else can they utilize the JB and do something beyond command line on the device.
1. Download the current version of iTunes.
3. Run PwnageTool and when the window opens, select the Apple TV 2G.
4. The PwnageTool will auto detect the firmware of your device and you will have to click YES when the following message appears on your screen:
We will now create an .ispw file that will help you restore your iPad, Apple TV 2G with iTunes…
5. The .ispw file will now be created
6. You will then have to enter the DFU mode. This will be done by connecting your Apple TV to your computer using the microUSB. With that done, restart your Apple TV ensuring that you hold the Menu and Down button for approximately 6 seconds. On reboot instantly press the Menu and Play button.
7. Restore your Apple TV on this new firmware file, start iTunes and click the icon on your iTunes. Whilst holding the shift button [alt for Mac] on your keyboard select Restore and let go of the shit key. This step would then require you to point the location of the custom firmware 4.1 file . With the .ispw file located hit Open.
That’s it! With all those steps done, your computer will take charge and a few further steps will be performed while the iTunes installs the firmware 4.1 on Apple TV 2G. Upon completion your device will restart, only being jailbroken and with a rooted access on the iOS 4.1.