aTV Flash (black), Firecore’s flagship product for the 2nd generation Apple TV, has been updated to Beta5. This time the developers’ main focus has been on building and improving the Media Player feature: according to Firecore, the Media Player has received a “big boost” in Beta5, but is still under heavy development with many more features and improvements still to come.
Apple released minor software update for Apple TV 2 – labeled 4.2.2 – which generally fixes some audio and video playback issues (see the full list of changes below). The IPSW name is still 4.3, but the build version changed from 8F202 to 8F305. @i0n1c has already updated Apple TV 2 kernel for his original 4.3.1 untether. NitoTV confirmed that the new untether works “beautifully” and he said there should be a new Seas0nPass out very soon.
If you are a fan of SHOUTcast Radio, a directory of over 47,000 “professional and community programmed radio stations from around the globe”, and if you accidentally own Apple TV 2 and iPhone, iPad ot iPod touch, this updated of SHOUTcast Radio iOS app may be for you. The app has been updated to version 1.3.1 which comes with AirPlay support: just make sure you’ve updated to the most recent iOS and enjoy the music from your favorite radio stations on your fancy speakers hooked up to your TV.
And here it comes, another untethered jailbreak for Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.3.1. Snowbreeze has been updated to version 2.5 and can now jailbreak your atv2 on the newest 4.2.1 software. Sn0wbreeze is considered as the unofficial PwnageTool for Windows. It works with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and can be downloaded from here. A tutorial on how to jailbreak Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.3.1 using Sn0wbreeze 2.5 will be posted shortly.
You love NBA and MLB but you haven’t yet updated your Apple TV 2 to iOS 4.3.1 because you love XBMC, Hulu, Couch Surfer, Plex and Remote HD even more? The waiting is over and you can now have it all as iPhone Dev-Team has released untethered iOS 4.3.1 jailbreak for all iDevices (except iPad 2). Just update your tiny black box to 4.3.1 (Apple TV 4.2.1) and then re-jailbreak it with the freshly released PwnageTool 4.3. Note that PwnageTool is Mac only, Windows users will have to wait until redsn0w is updated to support atv2.
aTV Flash (black) Beta4 for Apple TV 2 has just been released. According to Firecore, in terms of features, this is the most substantial release since Beta1 first became available in early December 2010. The latest version of aTV Flash features an ‘alpha preview’ version of a brand new Media Player that has been under development for the past few months. This player enables the playback of non-iTunes media (streamed from a network source) on the Apple TV with no special software or transcoding required.