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Apple TV 2 Gets Software Update 4.2

by tomek on March 10, 2011

apple tv 2 software update 4 2 Apple TV 2 Gets Software Update 4.2Apple TV 2 software has been updated to version 4.2 (iOS 4.3), which brings new capabilities to those tiny black boxes that are still not jailbroken or are ready to lose the jailbreak. MLB.TV and NBA Game Time are now available as streaming content options, AirPlay has been updated to support video from iOS apps and websites and the support for Dolby Digital 5.1 on Netflix has been added (the full list of new features is below).

As you already know, if you don’t want to lose your jailbreak (and all the apps/plugins/add-ons you’ve already installed) you can’t update. But if you have SHSH blobs saved you can update to 4.2, check out the new features and then decide whether you stay with these ones or you prefer to go back to your old jailbreakable 4.1.1 (iOS 4.2.1) to enjoy some other great features it offers (XBMC, Hulu, aTV Flash and many more).

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How to Watch Hulu on Apple TV 2

by tomek on March 2, 2011

watch hulu on apple tv 2 How to Watch Hulu on Apple TV 2

Update (10-Jan-2012): Still working!

Although the developer of Bluecop said that Hulu is not working with his XBMC add-on anymore, I decided to write this tutorial because many users report they are still able to get Hulu on Apple TV 2 via this plugin. The developer claims it won’t last but you can check it out by yourselves and try your luck. We’ll be updating this post to provide you with the latest on this topic.

So how to watch Hulu on atv2? Here is the step-by-step guide.

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greenpois0n rc6 apple tv 2 Greenpois0n RC6 Brings Untethered Jailbreak to Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.2.1We’ve been waiting for this jailbreak since November, but it’s finally here: Chronic Dev Team, with great contributions from nitoTV, has released greenpois0n RC6 that allows you to perform an untethered jailbreak on your Apple TV 2 running iOS 4.2.1. It’s available for both Mac and Windows and can be grabbed from here.

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Patchstick.ca to Release Installer for Apple TV 2

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on February 7, 2011

Installer apple tv 2 Patchstick.ca to Release Installer for Apple TV 2Patchstick.ca, a creator of Patchstick – software enhancement for the first generation Apple TV, has just announced that their first product for Apple TV 2Installer – is currently being tested and will be released very soon (“no later than February 15th, possibly a few days earlier”). Installer will allow you to install and maintain 3rd party plugins (such as Overflow, XBMC, Groovy, Exposed, Plex, BT Stack and others) with the click of your remote.

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XBMC for Apple TV 2 now available

by tomek on January 21, 2011

xbmc for apple tv 2 XBMC for Apple TV 2 now availableXBMC, the fantastic media center you’ve been enjoying since it hit your old Apple TV in 2008, has finally been released for the second-generation Apple TV. XBMC supports a very complete spectrum of audio and video multimedia file formats and codecs right out-of-the-box. Today’s release is a full XBMC install, this is not a remote or thin client streamer. It features full hardware decode for 720p/1080p movies, network files sharing and “everything else you know and love about XBMC.”

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Seas0nPass Troubleshooting Tips

by tomek on January 19, 2011

Seas0nPass 02 Seas0nPass Troubleshooting TipsFirecore has just posted a few notes for those having trouble using Seas0nPass to jailbreak the Apple TV 2.

Here are the tips:

1. Some users have reported issues with ‘wifi sync’ enabled. Disabling this (if currently in use) seems to resolve a number of issues related to restoring in iTunes.

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