iOS 4.2

How to install XBMC on Apple TV 2

by tomek on January 21, 2011

xbmc apple tv 2 install How to install XBMC on Apple TV 2XBMC has finally been released for the new Apple TV. Here you have all the instructions you need to get it working on your device.

NOTE: the following HOW-TO requires you to have Jailbroken ATV2 version 4.1 or 4.2.1.

Here is how to jailbreak your ATV2:
How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.2.1 with Seas0nPass
How-To: Jailbreak Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1 with PwnageTool

Installing XBMC

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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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Seas0nPass apple tv 2 jailbreaking How to jailbreak Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.2.1 with Seas0nPassSeas0nPass is a new jailbreak tool designed by FireCore specifically and exclusively for the AppleTV 2 (no other iOS devices support). This magic piece of software allows you to jailbreak your atv2 with the latest 4.1.1 (iOS 4.2.1) software by creating custom AppleTV IPSW files and restoring them in iTunes (similar to the existing Pwnage Tool app). It also includes a simple ‘tethered boot’ option which aids in using newer AppleTV firmwares when an ‘un-tethered’ jailbreak is not yet available.

Seas0nPass is available for free, and is open source (the source code is available on Github). It’s Mac only (OSX 10.6 or later) for now but the Windows version should be released soon.

Here are the instructions on how to use Seas0nPass to jailbreak the Apple TV 2:

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pwnagetool appletv 2g 4 2 1 How To: Jailbreak Apple TV 2G on iOS 4.2.1 with PwnageTooliOS 4.2.1 brought only some minor bug fixes related to resolution and download problems, so if you updated to 4.1.1 you are still able to jailbreak your Apple TV 2G with PwnageTool. All you’ll have to do is to use new PwnageTool bundle to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 instead of iOS 4.2 PwageTool bundle. Note that this jailbreak is also tethered, which means you have to connect your Apple TV 2G with PC and use Redsn0w or PwnageBundle to boot it.

Here are the instructions from nitoTV

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Apple TV 2G Receives 4.1.1 Software Update

by tomek on December 15, 2010

apple tv 4 2 1 update Apple TV 2G Receives 4.1.1 Software UpdateApple has just released a minor iOS 4.2.1 software update for the Apple TV 2G. It addresses an issue that causes some high-definition TVs to incorrectly display at 480p as well as an issue that may cause a movie or TV show to be re-downloaded. The build which is marked as iOS 4.2.1 (8C154) is reported by Apple TV as software version 4.1.1. The previous Apple TV iOS 4.2 was Build 8C150 and it was reported on the device as 4.1. According to nitoTV, it appears that SettingsAboutViewController grabs the “software version” number from the Info.plist inside of AppleTV.app rather than [ATVVersionInfo currentOSVersion] which is why it listed 4.2.1 in 4.2 and 4.1.1 in 4.2.1. NitoTV also confirmed that tethered Jailbreak for 4.1.1 still works “just fine”.

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