software update

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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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”.

Apple TV 2G Gets 4.2.1 Software Update

by tomek on November 22, 2010

apple tv 4 2 1 update Apple TV 2G Gets 4.2.1 Software UpdateAnd here it comes: Apple TV 4.2.1 software update is now available! It brings a support for AirPlay, a new feature that lets you stream movies, music or photos (and who knows what else!) from any iOS device running iOS 4.2 (also released today), Macs or PCs running iTunes 10 to your TV via the Apple TV. The new update also comes with VoiceOver support for spoken menus and meta data. NetFlix on atv is now Voice Over accessible too. Here is a video showing how the VoiceOver works on the new Apple TV.

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