We announced the release of the software update of the Apple TV 2G by Apple.The release fixed the existing issues with numerous bugs on the previous release along with improvements. You can view these changes from our posts here. However the release has been jailbroken already.
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What good is an Apple device if developers don’t have a method to jailbreak those devices? Today NitoTV has released the unofficial PwnageTool bundle that will jailbreak your Apple TV 2G running the iOS 4.2.1 firmware. This would would work quite effectively with the existing version of the PwnageTool, though you would need the tethered boot for this.
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.
I understand that almost everything about thing associated to jailbreaking the iPhone, IPod Touch and the iPad has been about Windows. Be it the timely release of the Limera1n jailbreak Tool or the GreenPoisOn release recently. Our friends have kept a vigilant eye on the Chronic Dev Team for something about Mac users. Good news is that the users should be ready to embrace PwnageTool 4.1 for iOS 4.1 devices. And it’s coming this Sunday.
As per reports, this would jailbreak iPhone 4 as well as Apple TV 2G. Just like GreenPoisOn’s current release, which was based on the Limera1n exploit, the PwnageTool will based on this as well. As stated earlier, this would readily enable you to jailbreak your iPhone 4 on the iOS 4.1. However this wouldn’t alter the baseband of your device.
Apple can’t put a hold a on all those jailbreaks happening on the number all its devices. From the iPhone to iPod Touch and the iPad, you name it and the developer community is almost instantly out with a jailbreak. I guess the only way for Apple to put a halt on jailbreaks is to stop rolling out any new device or updates to its iOS.
It has been quite some since we first heard about the Apple TV coming out in the markets. The media streaming device was initially been rumored to be without the iOS but those proved to be wrong as it is indeed running on the iOS. Which also mean you will be able to jailbreak the device. What’ even better is that it’s priced for $99 and supports streaming from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, etc.