Apple TV software update 5.0.1 released (updated)

by tomek on May 11, 2012

Apple has just released a minor software update for Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3. Apple TV 5.0.1 (9B206f) adds HD previews for TV shows and movies in the iTunes store and brings fixes to Netflix, AirPlay and Home Sharing.

Here are the details from Apple’s support page:

  • iTunes previews: Previews for movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store can now be viewed in HD.
  • AirPlay: Fixes an issue that caused some iOS apps to have trouble connecting via AirPlay.
  • Home Sharing: Improves the reliability of Home Sharing connections.
  • Netflix: Addresses an issue affecting Netflix login and navigation.
  • Stability and performance: Includes fixes for issues affecting stability and performance.

As always, stay away from this update if you don’t want to lose your jailbreak.

UPDATE: nitoTV: AppleTV 5.0.1/5.1.1 jailbroken!

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  • milk_tumor

    I would assume the jailbreak applies to ATV 2- NOT ATV 3?

  • Bob

    Tethered or untethered?  Hoping for ATV3…

  • Mitt Dawson

    Still no HDMI-CEC, me sad….:(

  • MR

    What else.. That tweet is misleading. 5.1.1 has been jailbroken on all iDevices except the ATV3 and tweeted by pod2g yesterday. And 5.0 was already jailbroken on the ATV2.
    The minor update to 5.0.1 seems to not have patched the exploitable code – which is odd! So, guess we’ll never see ATV3 hacked. 

  • editor

     tethered. still no jailbreak for atv3

  • editor


  • My Crystal powered original ATV is happily playing 1080p mkv on XBMC with no jailbreak required. Comes a point where you have to wonder without a jailbreak how many people will look for alternative streamers or media players that are not locked down. 

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